All events will be announced on @instantfilmsociety on IG throughout the virtual convention.
FRIDAY 9/25: DAY I (All times “Live” at Denton,Texas’ time, so, Central Standard Time)
For continuity’s sake, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for North Texas IFS members, the State Fair of Texas is offering the “2020 Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru” experience, which “takes 1-2 hours to complete” and offers some fair food and drinks and some “socially distanced” photo ops (see BigTex.com for pricing, times and more details. The only “ticketed” event on the schedule. This should be the 9th Annual Rain-or-Shine #PolaWalk at the State Fair of Texas...so, a #PolaDrive this year will have to do until the 10th annual meet-up and walk in 2021.)
Noon: “Welcome to PolaCon 5 aka PolaConV for ‘virtual’!”Explain the “Online Gallery Show,” Release the “official” Virtual PolaCon 5 hashtag #PolaConVirtual, tease the rest of the weekend’s events, and answer any questions.
12:30 p: Armand Kohandani @dentoncameraexchange / @rmandkohandani “8x10 Instant 101” Live on IG
1 p: Scavenger Hunt List Published.
2 p: History of IFS, #PolaWalks and PolaCon to kick-off a #VirtualPolaWalk, remind members about Edwin Land Day on May 7, 3 p: Share your “Member Bio” introduction with other PolaPals and 8 to 9 images that represent your work, as well as a portrait or self portrait, at a #SpecialGalleryHashtag that we’ll announce on Day I.
3 p: Talk about #EdwinLandChallenge and the new “Challenge” for the weekend
4 p: ZOOM Happy Hour Hangout
6 p: ZOOM After Hours
SATURDAY 9/26: DAY II
9 a: Mural #PolaWalk in Denton
10 a: Cyanotypes Workshop with Jen Brimmage @jenbrimmage
1 p: Dave Rollans @cinedar / @DavesFilmLab “How to shoot instax mini witn an RB67 and large format cameras”
2 p: Pat Sansone @sansonic1 Q-and-A
3 p: “DON’T SHAKE IT” LIVE WHA? TBD? TBA? STAY TUNED.
4 p: Ben Fraternale “In An Instant: A Beginner’s Guide to Instant Film Formats” sure to please even long-time Polaroid shooters.
6 p: ZOOM After Hours
SUNDAY 9/27: DAY III
Noon Brian Garbrecht @TheoryofBrian Lift/Transfer Demo, Collage Talk, and Zines
1 p: Zines-and-Things Talk
2 p: Break
3 p: Adam Goldberg @theadamgoldberg Q-and-A
4 p: Natalie Michelle Goulet -- @nataliemichelle.ca on “Manipulations”
5 p: Antony Hands @myinstantimages “Camera Hacking”