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the 31 days of blogging meme - day one
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Many of y'all have been doing the 31 days of blogging meme for August...well, blame it on one of those glitches in the space-time continuum, but I'm starting it on August 30 and going to September 30 for my 31 days of blogging.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I I was just thinking about having attended my first VividCon earlier this month -- more awesomeness than I'm going to get into in one post -- but for today I'm going to make mention of having met Kandy Fong, "the mother of fanvids". Check this out : Celebrating Kandy Fong ; it includes Kandy's Star Trek slideshow that's considered to be the first-ever example of fannishly combining music with found footage.

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I remember meeting Kandy Fong and seeing her Star Trek slideshow back in 1985 or 86. I can't remember the year exactly, but it was around the time VCRs became affordable for most people. Within the next year, Songtapes (before everyone started calling them Vids) became all the rage and the slideshow shelved.

I went to a Star Trek con in 1974, pre-dating the start of the slideshows and songtapes era by one year, but after that one con I didn't pursue the fannish life until decades later -- and you of all people know the precise moment : it was your fic (The Hand of Franklin) that pimped me into 21st century fandom.

That is an absolutely GORGEOUS vid. Wow! Must email link to everyone I know...

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