Update: July 17: New Dates.
Announcing FAWMSTOCK 2020: Here, There, and Everywhere. ** * Note Revised Dates August 14-15, 2020
FAWMSTOCK 2020 NowherePlan
Since we cannot have a FAWMSTOCK gathering in person this year let’s take it online.
On Friday August 14 and Saturday August 15, 2020 lets get together online to:
Meet online face to face through videoconference software.
Share livestream performances
Share songwriting and other workshops.
Have live FAWM challenges-- skirmishes, games, etc...
Interviews with FAWMERS
Moderated Discussions and Panels.
How it will work, is it will be a self organizing unconference style event coordinated on the 5090 Forums.
I have co-opted the Elsewhere sub forum as a suitable location for a non-gathering that is occurring nowhere and everywhere.
Hosts will choose a topic, concert, workshop etc and a timeslot. They will be responsible to choose the platform suitable for their topic (Zoom, Twitch, Facebook Rooms, Google Meet, Etc...) and post the links when available.
You can claim a time slot here on the 5090 Forums, at http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/content/online-fawmstock-here-there-everywhere-august-14-15-2020
Now that I am on summer vacation, I'm thinking about summer creative projects when I'm stuck close to home. I think for sure we should have a virtual FAWMStock evening or weekend of streaming concerts. I'm sure we would have plenty of musicians willing to stream a set, or run a workshop. I may even be willing to run point on this. (I'm going to crosspost this idea on the fawm group and the FAWM and 50/90 forums).
UPDATE July 5:
Here is what I am thinking for a FAWMSTOCK weekend. I am thinking of structuring it like a superskirmish weekend where people sign up for an hour on the 5090 forum. And we can coordinate and participate in the weekend on the forums. From there, they can choose their own platform and means for filling that hour.
What can you with your timeslot?
* Stream a live performance.
* Conduct a workshop.
* Host a live skirmish or FAWM Game.
* Group meets and discussions.
* Writing exercises and activities.
* Interviews with FAWMers.
* Free conversation or song circles on videochat.
I think with the existing structure of how we run skirmishes, hosts could choose their themes-- use the platform most suited for their activity (Zoom, Youtube, FBLive rooms, etc...)
We could gather and coordinate on the 5090 forums because that is where the action is this time of the year. (Facebook groups and Zoom would also work, but we already have the FAWM and 5090 forums as gathering places for the community).
Perhaps we could even ask a mod to add a FAWMStock category to the 5090 forums.
The weekend of July 17 -19 has neither a superskirmish nor any filk events listed on filkstreams.org.
The weekend of July 24-26 would also work.
That’s my 2 cents worth for now. I am going to point discussion from Facebook and the FAWM forums back to this thread on the 5090 forums to keep it in one place.
What do you think?
I will watch this post for a few days, then around July 8, I could set up a formal announcement/ sign-up post on the 5090 forums.