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FV 2020?

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Feral Vector 2016

Feral Vector Online?

How do we do Feral Vector online? The answer is, we mostly can’t. So much of FV is about being outside, making things with your hands, and not staring at screens. Events are so often there and gone, too. This is an opportunity to do something different. So instead of packing a load of things into a few very stressful days of event delivery, we’re going to do some things on- and offline, slowly and occasionally, over the entire summer. Everything will be free and open to everyone.

Among other things, we’re going to be cleaning up the FV media archive and finally getting it online.


We have a few ideas we’re working on right now, and a few people have already approached us with more. Today we’re opening a call for proposals for things for people to do both online and at home. Email cfp [at] feral-vector [dot] com and Feral Sett will see it.

It will be open until the end of June. We might say no to some things, we might put some on the backburner for the future, but we’ll get back to everyone. Anything you propose, online or off, has to follow social distancing rules and Feral Vector’s code of conduct (here). And please, be kind to yourself, don’t propose or take on some mega-stressful project on behalf of FV.


Later this summer, we’d also like to run a small crowdfunder. It will mainly be to pay some freelancers to do a few things, including editing the giant heap of wrestling footage from last year. We realise many people are in difficult financial situations this year, so the rewards will not be one-offs and you won’t have to worry about missing out.

Feral Vector 2020: Cancellation and Contingencies

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Summary: We’re cancelling Feral Vector 2020, and thinking about ways to bring the festival online this year.

The global pandemic has had widespread effects on future planning. After looking at government plans and advice, talking to our venues, and weighing up whether we could organise an event we’d be happy with whilst being able to do it safely, we have decided to cancel Feral Vector 2020.

Hostel ticket holders will all receive a separate email about refund and deferral options.

We’re deeply sorry to those of you who have already booked transport and accommodation. We can only hope this hasn’t caused too much disruption and cost.

We are also saddened and sorry we won’t be able to hold the event this year. We hope you can appreciate our position, and our reasons for cancelling.

In place of the physical event, we are looking to hold a virtual version of it online. We are still formulating ideas for what this will be. We are also looking at what it would take to publish previous years’ talks. If you have ideas or suggestions, we’ll be opening up our submission system soon. We are aiming to hold this online event around the original dates of May 21st – 23rd, and we’ll endeavour to keep you posted about via email and Twitter: @feralvector

We hope you all have a safe and comfortable time at home.

Feral Vector 2020: 21st to 23rd of May

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In 2020, Feral Vector will run in Hebden Bridge from Thursday the 21st to Saturday the 23rd of May.

Hostel tickets will go on sale Monday the 24th of February. If you want the ticket link in advance of hostel tickets going live, sign up to the mailing list before 19:00, Thursday 20th February.

As with last year, we’ll be running a crowdfunder for FV 2020, but wanted to announce dates and sell the hostel tickets first. The main reason for this is that we want people to have as long as possible to arrange accommodation and transport.

The hostel tickets are very limited, and sold out in minutes last year. Not everyone who wants one can get one, and if that’s you, we want to give you as much time as possible to arrange your own accommodation.

On that note, we get that everyone likes being in the hostel, and that it’s a nice place to hang out with people. It’s also one of the cheaper and simpler ways to come and stay in Hebden Bridge for Feral Vector. If you can stay elsewhere, passing up a hostel ticket in favour of others who can’t, we’d ask that you please consider it.

People also worry every year that we’ll sell out of non-hostel tickets. Don’t, because we’re not likely to. We’ve been careful to only let FV scale up slowly, and the venues we use have more capacity than we sell tickets in any given year. So, if you’re worrying about booking accommodation now when non-hostel tickets go on sale later, there’s no need to. You can go ahead and book somewhere to stay in the knowledge that you’ll be able to get a ticket.

As ever, we’re excited to be doing FV again, and looking forward to seeing you all in Hebden Bridge.