All Things (Hard) Tech

Sunday Dec 08   10:00 AM to 11:55 AM (1 hour 55 minutes)
Fiesta III-IV
Conventions need A/V equipment to do programming and events. At the very least, panels need sound reinforcement, or PA equipment, to ensure that the panelists can be heard, and more and more often need projectors and screens for videos and presentations.

How do conventions and convention organizations of various sizes go about getting what they need? What are the advantages and disadvantages of owning their own equipment, versus renting from the venue, borrowing from nearby (or not so nearby) organizations, or renting from other suppliers? And, how many rolls of gaffers tape do you actually need, and why?

You might even get to hear a horror story or two!

How can tech be organized so that it is focused on making the convention stronger rather than on the (admittedly engrossing) details of the tech itself?

Tech Costs and Set Ups.Best practices. How to work with programming. What information do you need

How do we go about teaching panelists, moderators, MCs, etc. some of the basic things they need to know such as:

  • How to properly talk into a microphone
  • How to not abuse a mic
  • How (not) to adjust a boom stand
  • How to connect to a projector
  • How to turn off a projector
  • How to not mess with things they shouldn’t
  • How to not make the techies cringe or cry.
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Who's Attending 

  • John Maizels
    John Maizels

    Tech Div Head, Broadcast Engineer, CoNZealand and other fandoms...
  • 6 anonymous people

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