CON.TXT’s new hotel and location!

May. 2nd, 2016 09:31 am
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You might have noticed that CON.TXT has chosen a new hotel in a new location! While we enjoyed hosting CON.TXT in Silver Spring, Maryland, for the last 8 years, a lot has changed in the DC area and our 10 year anniversary seemed like a great time to explore our options and make sure that we provide the best possible experience for our members.

The Concom reviewed dozens of hotels. We made site visits, talked to sales and management staff, requested proposals, and carefully thought through all of the possibilities. We’re very pleased with our final choice, the Residence Inn Pentagon City, and we hope you will be, too!

Here are a few highlights of our new location:

- Better access to restaurants and shopping! Nearby Pentagon City, Pentagon Row, and the Pentagon City Mall offer even more restaurants and shopping options than our previous location.

- Better accessibility to transit and airports! The closest Metro station, Pentagon City, is two blocks from the hotel and serves two lines (Blue and Yellow). The closest airport, Reagan National (DCA), is 2 miles away. (Hotel parking is expensive, so we encourage you to use Metro or carpool.)

- Full kitchens in every room! The hotel’s spacious rooms include kitchens (with a refrigerator, range, microwave, dishwasher, and coffeemaker; some rooms may have ovens and refrigerators with ice makers), which we hope will make for fantastic room parties. Plus, the hotel offers free grocery delivery!

- Better con space! The meeting space layout offers more privacy and more flexible room configuration. We're planning to take full advantage!

- Free breakfast! The hotel offers free hot breakfast to all guests, with selections that vary daily (here’s a list of what may be included). Con members not staying in the hotel can purchase the hotel’s breakfast for $10.

- More hotel perks! The Residence Inn offers a number of additional perks: an indoor swimming pool, pet friendliness (for an additional fee), and room TVs that can be connected to laptops and other devices via HDMI cables (we will provide HDMI cables for checkout to facilitate watching parties and vid shows).

Please note that the Residence Inn Pentagon City’s room names are somewhat confusing! We want you to be absolutely clear on what is available. Our block includes two types of rooms: Studio Suites ($129/night) and Queen/Queen Suites ($149/night).

Studio Suites ($129) feature a king bed and a sofa bed. (The sofa bed is a full, which technically fits two people but may be more comfortable for one.) Studio Suites are a good fit for between 1 and 3 people.

Queen/Queen Suites ($149) feature two queen beds and a sofa bed. Queen/Queen Suites are a good fit for between 2 to 5 people.

Unfortunately, our room block doesn’t include Queen/Queen suites on Sunday night. If you are planning to stay through Monday morning, you'll want to book a Studio Suite (unless you want to switch rooms on Sunday or pay the full rate of $229 for Sunday night). We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please reserve your room before our block closes on July 7th!
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Title: remember me (for centuries)
Vidder: [personal profile] hazellazer
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters: Avengers Ensemble through Age of Ultron.
Music: "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy
Summary: Tony makes a bunch of mistakes, Bucky cries.

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Good news! We decided to extend voting for panels at CON.TXT 2016 an extra day, so if you haven’t yet put your choices in, do it now! Voting will close at midnight EST tonight.

Remember, you can vote for as many or as few panels as you please and you can volunteer as a potential moderator as you vote. No moderator commitments are final yet! Potential moderators, watch for an email from us once the votes are tallied.
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Just swinging by to drop a friendly reminder that the vid submission deadline for Club Vivid is tonight, 4/29/2016, at 11:59 p.m. (in any time zone).

Please remember that you must have signed up in advance with AbsoluteDestiny to submit a premiering vid for Club Vivid.

As always, please see the Uploading instructions on our website for details on how to prepare your vid and get it to us!

If due to extenuating circumstances, you expect not to be able to meet tonight's deadline I refer you to the answer to the following question in our FAQ:

What if I can’t finish my vid by the submission deadline?

Thank you, and happy vidding! :D

The 100: Fire Inside the Mountain

Apr. 29th, 2016 08:08 pm
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Title: Fire Inside the Mountain
Vidder: [personal profile] tassosss
Fandom: The 100
Music: I See Fire by Ed Sheeran
Summary: A fire is building inside Mount Weather
Content notes: Show levels of violence
Spoilers: Season 2
Length: 4:55

Download and Streaming
AO3 | tumblr | DW | Youtube

Vid: Photosynthesis (Galileo)

Apr. 29th, 2016 08:50 am
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Title: Photosynthesis
Music: Never Look Away
Artist: Vienna Teng
Category: Character study
Content: Stuttery cuts; flashes
Fandom: Galileo (2007)
Characters/Pairings: Utsumi Kaoru/Yukawa Manabu
Concept: "The shape you've grown." (Parallels and character growth.)

Download info and streaming video.
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What songs make you Step Up, take Center Stage, and cut Footloose?

We want you to Take the Lead on contributing to our Disco Duck playlist. Whether your tastes run Strictly Ballroom or you’d rather hear something that makes you want to Stomp the Yard, we want to hear from you.

Leave up to 3 suggestions in the comments below and help us decide what Shall We Dance to. Honey, we can’t guarantee that we’ll Save the Last Dance for your song, but we’ll try to include as many suggestions as possible.

CON.TXT Policy Updates

Apr. 27th, 2016 08:35 pm
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CON.TXT strives to be a safe, welcoming, and enjoyable space for all attendees. To further that goal, we have created a Code of Conduct and updated both our Safety and Accessibility policies.

You can check them out on our website:

--Code of Conduct

--Safety Policy

--Accessibility Policy

Also, don't forget voting is open for panels until May 1st.
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Fanlore's upgrade to MediaWiki version 1.26.2 has been successfully completed!

As described in our last post, you will see some aesthetic and functional changes to Fanlore with this new update.

We have also deployed three new MediaWiki extensions: Disambiguator, MobileFrontend, and Thanks. More information about these new features will be posted soon. We are also still looking into the VisualEditor extension, and will be inviting the Fanlore Gardeners to help with testing and feedback before the feature goes live.

Please let us know if you experience any problems with the upgraded site, either in the comments below or via our contact form. We are already aware of and investigating a few small formatting and behavioral bugs, and we will have updates for you soon.

Many thanks to Emufarmers for all his hard work on the upgrade!

CON.TXT needs volunteers!

Apr. 25th, 2016 03:31 pm
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We need some Right Hand Fans to help run the registration tables, work security (i.e., check badges to make sure everyone in the con area is a registered attendee), staff the UpSuite and DownSuite, and help with errands as needed.

Volunteering can be a great way to participate in the con if you're new or feeling nervous. You'll have a place to be, designated things to do, and tasks that can range between social, lightly-social, and hardly-social-at-all. Whether you’d rather be quiet uptown or at a revel with some rebels, we have a niche for you! We'll organize our information to make sure that volunteers are satisfied with their assignments and can be in the room where it happens for panels they're interested in attending (you may choose when to volunteer!)

Please don’t leave us feeling helpless! If you'd like to volunteer, email and include:

* "Volunteer" in the subject line
* Your anticipated arrival and departure times
* How many hours you're willing to volunteer, and
* Any other pertinent details.

- Your Obedient Concom

Panel: Vidding 101

Apr. 25th, 2016 04:03 pm
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We’re going to be running a Vidding 101 on Friday as part of our extended programming (get us and our fancy extra hours!) and we’d really love to get some content ideas from people who’d be interested. If you’re attending, intend to participate via VirtUKon or planning on reading the notes afterwards? You totally count.

The first half of our panel will look at getting the editing program, source, clips and so on - the practicalities and legalities - as well as have a quick demo of some of the software we’re covering (which will be multi-platform freeware so far as possible).

The second half of our panel will cover more subjective areas, such as “Music and Video, AUGH HOW WHY?”

So! If you have any topics you'd like covered or questions you’d like answered, let us know in the comments.

If you’re wanting to start vidding, what sort of things would you like a firmer idea of? (Bearing in mind that the answer might actually be “witchcraft”)

If you’re a more experienced vidder, what tricks or aesthetics do you wish you’d known earlier?

We can’t promise to cover everything in the panel itself, but we will make every effort to put things in the notes, even if it’s just a link to somewhere with a way better explanation than we can provide.
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Greetings, VividCon vidders! As you know, Club Vivid vid submissions are underway, with a deadline a little more than a week away, at 11:59 pm (wherever you are) on April 29, 2016. This announcement does not affect those vid submissions in any way.

We are temporarily suspending vid submissions to all other vidshows (Challenge, Nearly New, Premieres, Wish You Were Here, etc.) until further notice. Please hold onto your vids for every vidshow except Club Vivid until we re-open submissions for those shows, which we expect to do on or before May 13th. Thank you!

We have some site maintenance planned that will improve VividCon's vidshow creation process. We appreciate your patience as we complete these upgrades!

Any questions or problems regarding this news, please hit me up in comments or email
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Are you ready to tell us which panels you want at CON.TXT 2016? Voting is now open!

Vote early, vote once, and vote for as many or as few panels as you like! We hope all registered or potential members will come vote for their favorites! We'll make sure that we offering a wide range of panel topics, so the voting helps us choose among similar panels or decide which suggestions should be combined. It's not a strict numbers cut-off.

Some panels have potential moderators already listed: these are not final commitments. Some panels don't have any moderators yet: these panels can't happen, no matter how popular, unless someone leads them! We will call for more moderators once the votes are tallied, but you can also volunteer to moderate as you vote if you're interested. This is also not a final commitment; we'll follow up with interested people by email after the voting.

Potential moderators, watch for email from us soon!

Vidder's Choice is Open

Apr. 20th, 2016 09:04 pm
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Hello everyone!

The VidUKon 2016 "Vidder's Choice" vidshow is open for submissions. Many of you will already probably have taken part in this show in the past, but just in case you aren't familiar with it, this is what Vidder's Choice is all about...

Vidder's Choice is a show that anyone either attending VidUKon or who has purchased a supporting membership can participate in. Vidder's Choice has become a regular Friday night feature, almost like an introduction from everyone involved in making the con successful. If you've purchased an attending or supporting membership, you can submit any one vid you've made into Vidder's Choice, and it'll get shown during the show. It can be pretty much any vid you've ever made - not only are obscure shows and films and fandoms eligble, they're actively encouraged. Old vids, new vids, odd vids, funny vids, sad vids, angsty vids, action vids, horror vids... no matter what it is, this is your chance to have it shown at the con, and if you're attending to get to enjoy seeing everyone else watch it - and, if you're really lucky, you get to watch the VJ's head explode from outside the splatter radius as they wrangle all of the vids into something resembling a playlist.

Other than the requirement that you be an attending or supporting member of the convention, there are just two restrictions you need to be aware of:

1. The vid must not be a premiering vid. We've got a show already for premiering vids; it's called Premieres, it's a Saturday night highlight, and we'd always love to have more vids to show in it, so if you have a premiering vid, please send it that way.

2. The vid has to be submitted by midnight GMT on 15 May 2016. Any later than that, and the ftp server is closed for uploads, so the opportunity is lost.

Uploading your vid is easy. Honest. Even I've managed to do it consistently for several years, and I've been known to try and insert my tie into a card reader by mistake. All you need to do is log into your account on the con website, and from the homepage, click on "Upload" in the menu on the lefthand side. Then, at the next screen, select the "Vidder's Choice or Premieres" option, hit "Next", and follow the onscreen instructions.

Anyone who has a supporting or attending membership in place by the upload deadline can submit a vid for Vidder's Choice, so if you're still thinking about attending or supporting, why not jump in? I'd love to see what you submit for the show...

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The annual VividCon scholarship is intended to bring someone to the con who has never previously attended and would otherwise not be able to come. Scholarship winners will be selected based on their contributions to vid fandom and will be asked to contribute to the con, either by VJing, moderating, or volunteering elsewhere, for a total of three hours. Both vidders and non-vidders are eligible. Non-vid contributions might include making vid rec pages or archives, betaing vids, giving extensive feedback, participating in vid discussion, and so on, and many of these might even be more valuable to vid fandom than just making vids.

The scholarship award includes an attending membership, a Saturday taco bar lunch ticket, and $500 toward overall travel, lodging, and food expenses. VividCon 2016 event details can be found at our website:

Nominations are welcome at and will be kept strictly confidential -- we will not let anyone know who nominated whom, or how many nominations different people received. Once all the nominations are in, the concom will award the scholarship to the person who best matches the criteria (not necessarily the one who has the most nominations). If the winner cannot accept the scholarship, a runner up will be chosen by the concom. If we are unable to find a scholarship recipient who can accept and attend, the funds will be saved over to the following year.

Please send in your nominations by May 15th -- the scholarship will be awarded as soon as possible after that deadline, to give the winner time to make travel arrangements. When nominating, please include the nominee's name, how we can reach them (email or phone preferred), and why you think they meet the criteria. URLs where we can see their work or other contributions (if applicable) would also be great.

If you would like to make a donation in support of this scholarship program, we thank you very much! Please use the button below to donate via Paypal or contact us at for information about mailing a paper check.

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Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Vidder: tbm
Song: The Sound of Settling
Artist: Death Cab for Cutie
Subject: Rom
Summary: There's more than one way to be a successful Ferengi.

Finally posted with streaming and download at my journal.

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