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You have until May 31st to register at the price of $100. On June 1st, the price will go up to $115.

Vid Show Reminder!

May. 31st, 2016 09:29 am
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Be sure and get your submissions in for the 2016 CON.TXT Vid Show by June 11th! Check out all the details here.

New Vid: Young Guns "Pumped Up Kicks"

May. 30th, 2016 05:44 pm
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Every now and then I realize once again just how much I love the Young Guns movies. And then something like this happens. I hope you'll enjoy!

Title: Pumped Up Kicks
Source: Young Guns 1 + 2
Music: Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People
Characters: Billy (character study), Doc, Chavez
Summary: he won't tell you his plan
Warnings: western movie type violence

Vidder Notes: Oh, the love I have for these movies! I love the 80s rock music, the awesome 80s dudes and the overall fun. But I also love the twisted relationships and how dark and at times even bleak and hopeless these movies are. I'm also deeply in love with Kiefer Sutherland's hair!

download + streaming here on lj, here on dw and here on AO3

Reminder: We still need volunteers!

May. 29th, 2016 08:04 am
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If you want to help us out, please go here.


Ride sharing post!

May. 29th, 2016 07:49 am
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If you're looking for someone to share a ride to or from the con with, here's the place!

You can comment with requests like "I'm driving from New York on Thursday morning in a van with three people, and we're looking for a fourth to split gas and tolls," or "I'm getting into Dulles Airport on Thursday afternoon and hoping someone would give me a lift to the hotel."

For hotel room sharing, please use the Room Sharing Post.

Room sharing post!

May. 29th, 2016 07:43 am
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Are you looking for someone to share a room at the con with? Let your fellow congoers know!

Comment with requests like "I reserved a double and looking to split with someone who respects afternoon naps" or "I'm part of a big but odd-numbered group and I promise to keep the parties in one of the other rooms."

(Don't forget to exchange legal names or set up a meeting in the lobby to avoid that awkward "uh, I don't know what name she used, but she might have checked in?" dance at the front desk!)

If you need help making hotel reservations, please contact us by email at!

For ride sharing requests, please use the Ride Sharing Post!

Nearly New and Challenge due tonight!

May. 27th, 2016 07:04 pm
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Hi all!

Just a quick reminder that Challenge and Nearly New submissions are due TONIGHT at 11:59PM (wherever you are).

If you need an extension for Challenge, please e-mail with the reason and someone on the team will get back to you shortly.


CON.TXT call for vids!

May. 24th, 2016 11:42 am
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CON.TXT, being held July 29-31, 2016 in Arlington, VA, is looking for vids! In past years the CON.TXT vid show has been slash-only, but this year we're open to all vids. The show theme for 2016 is fannish diversity and celebration. Sell us on your OTP, make us fall in love with your fandom, show us why your fave is the best, or give us a vid that takes an older beloved fandom and makes us all remember our love for it. Comedy and drama are both welcome!

We're accepting vids in three tracks: Premieres (vids that have never been screened at another con and have not yet appeared online), New (vids that have been released since last CON.TXT, 15 June 2014), and Favorites (vids that were released before 15 June 2014). The vid show will be assembled for flow, balance (of fandoms, pairings, musical artists, etcetera), and time. Priority will be given to premiering vids.

To give us time to curate and assemble the final show, the deadline for vid submissions/suggestions is June 11, 2016. All submissions for the New and Favorites tracks must be received by that date. If you're submitting a Premiere and you need more time to finish it, we still need your submission entered into the form by that date. Please upload a preliminary draft (so we can get a sense of the vid's subject, feel, music, etc.) and mark it [draft] in the title. We'll contact you for the final version, which must be received absolutely no later than July 1.

Vids can be submitted through our submission form. Even if you aren't submitting a vid of your own, we'd love it if you suggested some of your favorites, yours or others'.

If you have any questions, you can email the vid committee or ask here!

A Price Change is Coming**

May. 23rd, 2016 09:54 am
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**Ice Zombies not included.

We've extended the current registration price for CON.TXT 2016. You have until May 31st to register at the price of $100. On June 1st, the price will go up to $115.

In the meantime, take a look at our tentative list of panels for this year's con. We are still organizing mods for the panels, so this list is subject to change. If you're interested in modding, don't forget to check out the list of panels that we still need mods for HERE.

List of Panels )

Upcoming Deadlines

May. 21st, 2016 04:56 pm
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Hi all!

We hope your vidding is coming along smoothly! Please keep in mind that Challenge and Nearly New submissions are due this coming Friday, May 27th at 11:59PM (wherever you are).

If you need an extension, please e-mail with the reason and someone on the team will get back to you shortly.


Calling for more panel moderators!

May. 21st, 2016 08:10 am
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The panel votes are tallied and the schedule is coming together, but we are still looking for a few more people to join our cohort of nearly forty panel moderators. We have two popular panels with no moderators at all and nine with only one moderator who'd like to work with a co-mod or two.

At CON.TXT, a panel moderator leads (or co-leads) a discussion among the attendees. Generally mods prepare leading questions to keep the conversation moving; some panels include a lengthier presentation by the moderator. We can work with you ahead of the con if you'd like some guidance and there will be optional moderator training the first morning of the con.

Interested? Email us through the website. to volunteer as a moderator.

The following two panels currently have no moderators, so if you take them on you're welcome to update the descriptions to your satisfaction -- but remember that they were voted in based on the current descriptions, so you might want to keep that in mind.

The Spies We Love (Multi-fandom)

A panel for classic, new, and rebooted spy fandoms. Come talk about Agent Carter, Bond, Kingsman, Person of Interest, Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible, Archer, The Americans, Turn, and others. What do we love, who do we ship, what should we be watching, what do we want more of, and what do we never want to see again?ETA:
Everything Doctor Who (Single Fandom)

Featuring past companions in Doctor Who and who should be the new companion. And can we get a female Doctor or Doctor of Color (DOC)?

The following panels have one moderator already, so if you join them you can decide amongst yourselves whether anything should be updated. We'll put you in touch if you're not familiar with each other already.

Is It Different for Girls? (Meta)

Current mod: zvi
Looking for: Anyone

Many popular tropes from m/m fic (mpreg, ABO, bdsm-verse, Rule 63) are plays on sex, gender, and power. How do they play out differently in femslash?

Sufficiently Advanced Pornography (Is Indistiguishable From Magic) (Meta)

Current mod: zvi
Looking for: Anyone

We read and write a lot of sex set in science fiction or fantasy settings, and yet a lot of it still uses the same old sexual positions and sex toys. Let's go beyond convenient nanoprophylactics and lube spells and talk about how everything from antigravity to magic wands to the Force can be brought into the bedroom as well as the plot.

Be an AO3 Power User (How-to)

Current mod: melannen
Looking for: Anyone

How do you tag on AO3? How do you filter results? How do you run an exchange, or use collections, or bookmarks? What are the best ways to get help or offer suggestions? How do things work behind the scenes? How do AO3's technical limitations affect the Archive's features? Tips, tricks, toys, links, and so on.

Celebrating Femslash: The Continuing Saga (Multi-fandom)

Current mod: Lily (enviropony)
Looking for: Anyone

Canon f/f pairings have really taken off. Is fandom keeping up? Or is "Oh femslash, where art thou?" still your first thought every morning? Share your favorite pairings and fics, and tells us why you love them so! Share the love, the passion, the lust, the cuddles, the hate-sex. Share the bonding, the pain, the struggle, the partnership, the against-all-odds, soul-searing awesomeness of it all. Let's talk canon, fanon, characterization, style, tropes. No topic is off limits, no fandom too small. Show us yours, and we'll show you ours! ;-)

All I Wanna Be Is Someone Who Gets to See a Giant Woman (Single Fandom)

Current mod: Holli
Looking for: Anyone

So why do the people of this world believe in Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl (and Steven)? How do the underlying themes of decency and growing up support the overarching plot of intergalactic war?

Due South Revival Hour (Single Fandom)

Current mod: Aimee Fleck/brofisting
Looking for: Someone who was in Due South when it was airing

Who wants to get together and reminisce about our favorite episodes, scenes, and fanworks, share recs for old favorites, and tips for new ones?? Anyone watched the show recently and want to talk about how it holds up? Anyone keeping up with Paul Gross and CKR's careers? Let's chat!

Harry Potter: After All This Time? Always. (Single Fandom)

Current mod: cinco
Looking for: Anyone

Harry Potter: forever girl of fandom, little black dress, persistent happy place. Many of us still love Harry Potter after all this time! What about this fandom keeps us coming back? Why is there never enough worldbuilding, 8th year, lost-the-war, and one billion other HP-specific trope fic? Even Astolat's still shipping Harry and Draco. Let's discuss all those stories we always wanted and never got, and rec the stories that we've joyfully found!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Stormpilot FTW! (Single Fandom)

Current mod: ktnb
Looking for: Anyone

Let's have a Poe/Finn lovefest and celebrate all the things that made their chemistry so delicious! And if we are so moved: bonus discussion of the hot, adorkable weirdos named Oscar Isaac and John Boyega!

ETA: Two more!

Your Ship Is Not My Ship, Your Kink Is Not My Kink, and That’s Okay. Really. (Multi Fandom)

Current Mod: DJ
Looking For: Anyone

Many of us have felt the need to defend our ships or our fandom kinks or reacted to those of others with “I could NEVER like THAT!" How I learned to never say never, stop cringing and going “EWWW,” and leveraged writers and artists I liked to discover new likes and interests in fandom.

I'm on Team Everybody Being Friends: Avengers Fandom Post-Civil War. (Single Fandom)

Current Mod: Fairestcat
Looking For: Anyone

Let's take stock of Avengers fandom post Captain America: Civil War. What's up with all our favorite characters? Where's the great fic and meta and fanart? This panel is for fans of all characters and pairings to squee, flail, cry, or otherwise emote together.


Pick a Trope (How-to)

Current mod: DJ
Looking for: anyone

What are some of your favorite tropes in fanfic? Least favorites? Why do certain tropes work (or not work)? We will list tropes in different fandoms and discuss.

Book Fandoms (Multi-fandom)

Current mod: ambyr
Looking for: anyone

You've read the book, now see the movie...Wait, there is no movie. How do we handle fandoms with no visual source? How important is it that fanfiction match the writing voice to the canon? How do you find references and inspiration for fanart for an all-text canon? How do you promote your canon when you can't fall back on "they're pretty!"? And what do you do when there suddenly is a movie or TV show, and its fandom dwarfs that of the original work?

Small Fandom Speed Dating (Multi-fandom)

Current mod: Sanj
Looking for: anyone

Small Fandom Speed Dating is back! Looking for a Yuletide fling? Tired of being a fandom of one? Come play the fandom dating game, where we set fans up with the fandoms of their dreams.

Marvel MCU Women or; Why Hasn't Black Widow Gotten a Movie Yet? (Single Fandom)

Discussion about Black Widow, who should play Captain Marvel (or who has been cast as Captain Marvel), and can we get Monica Rambeau or Kamala Khan in a movie?
Mods acquired! Thanks!

Death, Where Is Thy Sting? (Multi-fandom)

Current mod: cmshaw
Looking for: Anyone

When your canon has a revolving death door and the afterlife is more like a brief spa retreat, how do TPTB keep the stakes up? What can make us care about danger to our beloved characters? Which fandoms tug at YOUR heartstrings anyway, and why?
Mods acquired! Thanks!

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