3/12 - 3/14


Welcome to the 2nd annual PolaCon Bay Area!

RSVP’d attendees will receive the full “fixed” schedule via email, as well as the links needed to join the live Zoom-based events.

PolaPals can also stream all the live events and recorded presentations, demos, etc. on Twitch or Facebook Live. (Follow “InstantFilmSociety” at twitch.tv/instantfilmsociety — Only takes 1 minute to set-up an account to start streaming.)

Check on Instagram each morning for an up-to-date schedule with more details, @ tags, and watch for the contest announcement posts on Instagram as well.


DAY I: Friday 3/12 [All times Pacific Standard Time (PST)]

Noon (PST): Welcome to #PolaConBayArea — Intro IFS/PolaCon/ SF Instant Photowalk — join us live for a preview of the weekend’s events.

12:30PM (PST): ’Call for entries to the ‘Online Gallery Exhibition’ — Post 8 to 9 photos here on Instagram representing your work, as well as a portrait/self portrait, at #InstantFilmExhibition, and share a little about your “instant film journey” as an introduction to other attendees. (See past #InstantFilmExhibition posts for examples.)

1-1:30PM: New #InstantFilmScavengerHunt List published (on Instagram).

3PM (PST) "Shake It! A modern Polaroid love story" by @msmagswildwood

4PM (PST) #PolaPal interview with @merlindb

5PM (PST) Brooklyn Film Camera - “Instant Processor” Demo (Stay tuned for a second showing on Sunday, Day III)

6PM (PST) Happy Hour - Meet & Greet

Note: To attend Happy Hours in Zoom be sure to RSVP at Eventbrite. Please, once you receive the link, do not post or share it anywhere with anyone.

DAY II: Saturday 3/13

10AM (PST) Photowalk techniques - Walk and Talk in the ‘hood

11AM (PST) 12:12

1PM (PST)  Retrospekt: History of Retrospekt / Why We Love Analogue

2PM (PST)  Instax Reload

3PM (PST)  Tracy Storer and the 20x24 Q&A

5PM (PST)  PolaCon BayArea Saturday Happy Hour

DAY III: Sunday 3/14 (Account for Daylight Saving Time)

11AM (PST)  Polaroid 8x10 Processor “care and repair” demo

1PM (PST)  Pola-Bookmaking

1:45PM (PST)  Gary Ho - Mint Camera - Future Of Instant Film

2PM (PST)  Spring 2021 - State of the Emulsion

3PM (PST)  “Wrappy Hour” Wrap-Party

REGISTER HERE FOR POLACON BAY AREA 2021https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polacon-bay-area-2021-tickets-144343969699

Thank you to our partners in planning at @sfinstantphotowalk & @eastbayphotocollective and a special thanks to our SF sponsors at @underdogfilmlab @glasskeyphoto @theeparkside & @pibarsf.

And last, but certainly not least, thank you to our sponsors @polaroid @retrospekt_ @mintcamera @brooklynfilmcamera and @dentoncameraexchange for presenting or helping with prizes for attendees!