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[personal profile] trixie2018-08-08 12:19 am

CON.TXT 2018 Vid Show Links

 If you enjoyed the CON.TXT Vid Show this year and want to relive any of it, or if you missed it and want to see what you missed out on, you're in luck! You can now find the complete Vid Show playlist, with links to the vids themselves here. Go enjoy! And tell the vidders how much you like their vids!
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[personal profile] trixie2018-08-01 08:15 am

CON.TXT 2018 Roll Call Post

 People mentioned at the Dead Duck that they would like to be able to find people from the con and match up the people they met with their social media. So that's what this post is for! If you attended CON.TXT 2018, comment to this post with your badge name and your DW, Tumblr, Twitter, or other place you can be found and want to share with people.

Remember, you don't have to have a Dreamwidth account to post, just use the anonymous feature and tell us who you are.

While you're at it, we're collecting con reports and panel reviews here.

And don't forget to fill out the Exit Poll.
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[personal profile] trixie2018-08-01 08:12 am

Share your con reports!

 Did you attend CON.TXT 2018 and write a con report or a panel review on your own blog, tumblr, or journal? Let us know about it! Post a link in the comments so everyone can find it. Or if you don't have a place you want to write up a report or review, feel free to come write it in the comments.

While you're at it, share your social media on our Roll Call post.

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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-30 10:11 pm

2020 Pre-Reg staying open for one more day!

So there were some issues with Eventbrite and pre-registration because once the 2018 event was over, it closed everything under that umbrella. We're very sorry for all the confusion! We can't create a new event in Eventbrite because we don't have dates for 2020 yet. But we're going to hold Pre-Reg open for one more day and accept payment through PayPal. You have until midnight EST tomorrow night.

So if you want to pre-register for CON.TXT 2020 and didn't get to do it before it closed last night, please pay $100 through PayPal using this email address. Be sure to include your badge name so we will be able to match you with it. If you have any questions, you can use that same email address or this one.

And don't forget to take or exit poll!
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[personal profile] jrho2018-07-30 07:13 pm

Disco Duck Playlist

For everyone looking for the Disco Duck songs, we made a YouTube playlist.

Here's the complete list of songs.

Songs to Shake Your Tailfeather To )
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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-29 06:57 am

Thanks for coming to CON.TXT!

Thank you for joining us at CON.TXT 2018! We hope you had a wonderful time.


We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to fill out our Exit Poll, so we can use your feedback to make CON.TXT 2020 even better. We also have some questions for you about off-year events and how you’d like us to keep in touch over the next two years.

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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-27 09:54 am

CON.TXT Charity Raffle Update

 Update regarding the CON.TXT Charity Raffle: tickets will be drawn at 9:30 AM on Sunday in con space past the reg desk. Extra time to buy tickets at the Reg desk or from @bethbethbeth01! Check out the awesome prizes in the Downsuite! 
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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-26 11:07 am

Official CON.TXT kickoff tonight at 8:00 PM!

Don't forget, the con officially kicks off tonight with our Registration Party from 8:00-10:00 PM in the con space. You can check-in, get your badge and registration packet, hang-out and bling up your badge with our craft supplies, play Fannish Bingo, and at 9:00 PM there will be a game of Only Connect. Come kick things off right with us!

The weather for the weekend will be scattered thunder storms, with the temperature between 83-90 as a high. So prepare for rain and humidity if/when you need to go outside! 

Reminder that the Red Line on the DC Metro will have track closures this week. The stops from Brookland to Rhode Island are already closed, and this will expand to close Ft. Totten and Takoma on Saturday and Sunday. They will be running shuttle buses to replace those portions of the line, but remember to build in the extra travel time.

If you are driving to the con, parking in the con hotel garage is unfortunately a bit high: 15 min - 2 hr : $16, 2 hr - 4 hr : $30, 4 hr - 24 hr : $32, if you are an overnight guest: $29. There is plentiful street parking on the weekend with Parkmobile. Please do not park in the lot across the street from the hotel marked Pentagon, because that will get you towed.

If any issues arise and you have questions, please come up to a concom member in a purple sash, or email us at safety@contxt.net.

Have a fantastic CON.TXT, everyone!

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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-25 01:16 pm

CON.TXT Code of Conduct and Safety Policy

With CON.TXT just two days away, we want to draw people’s attention to our Code of Conduct and our Safety and Accessibility Policies which can be found on our website here.


Code of Conduct:


CON.TXT strives to be a safe, welcoming, and enjoyable space for all attendees. We count on you to help create that space by respecting your fellow con-goers' physical and social boundaries, accessibility needs, and identities.

Before you touch people or their personal effects—including clothing, assistive devices, and service animals—make sure you have been invited to do so, verbally or nonverbally. Respect others' use of shared spaces: moderate your volume, your use of scent, and your physical distance, and always leave a clear path to the exit.

Before taking any photos or videos at CON.TXT, get explicit permission from anyone in those photos or videos. In the interests of promoting a safe space, no audio or video recording is permitted during panels.

Similarly, when speaking or writing publicly about the con, refer to con-goers by badge name only, especially in panel write-ups. During panel discussions, please state your badge name when you begin speaking so that people who cannot see your badge are able to identify who is speaking. Name badges are to be worn in con space at all times. Badge names should not include slurs or threatening language; if you register with an unacceptable badge name, the concom may require you to change it.

Be respectful in your language. If an attendee has specified their pronouns, use them. Do not use slurs or make derogatory remarks based on any aspect of a person's identity. If you have a problem with someone's behavior you are not under any obligation to deal with it yourself, but if you choose to, call out the action rather than the person.

In summary: seek and expect consent in all interactions. If you don't know whether someone wants your presence, conversation, or touch, ask them and respect their answer.


During CON.TXT, if you experience or witness any harassment or behavior or other violations of our Code of Conduct, please email us at safety@con-txt.net or come up to any concom member wearing a purple sash. Similarly, if you have any accessibility needs during the con, please email us or speak to a concom member.


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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-24 01:02 pm

DIY Panels at CON.TXT

Did you miss the deadline for proposing a CON.TXT panel? Or did your panel idea not make the final cut? Have you fallen in love with a new fandom recently (BTS, helloooo)? Well, you're in luck! We've always saved a few panel slots for Do It Yourself panels suggested at the con, but because of our larger hotel space this year we're able to offer a total of 15 DIY panel slots! There will be 5 slots available on Friday and 6 slots available on Saturday, and 4 available on Sunday. (And if all of those fill up, you're welcome to meet in the Upsuite or Downsuite!)


To sign up to run a DIY panel, just write your badge name and panel title on the sign-up sheet on the Message Wall in the Downsuite. Since DIY signups are first come, first served, we have a plan to give latecomers a chance to claim one: all Friday slots and the first three Saturday slots will be available to claim when the Downsuite opens on Friday morning, but the three remaining Saturday slots and all of the Sunday slots will only be available to claim on Saturday morning when the Downsuite opens.


Once you’ve claimed your slot, tweet the panel title, what it’s about, and the time using the hashtag #CT18DIY, and we will retweet it to help you advertise it.


So start thinking about what panels you wish were on the schedule this year, grab a co-mod or two, and be prepared to sign up for a DIY slot at the con! (And seriously, please do a BTS panel!!!)


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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-23 07:40 pm

Want to have the con on your phone? There’s an app for that!

This year at CON.TXT, we have an app for your phone. To get the app, just download EventsXD for free in your chosen app store, then search for “CON.TXT”. In our event pages, you can see a full schedule for the con, search content by time slot, track type, panel room, or moderator. You can fave the panels you want to attend and then click on “My Agenda” at the bottom and it will give you a personalized schedule for the con. There is also a floor plan and if you click on “Pulse”, you can see a feed from Twitter of people using our con hashtag. Go download the app and enjoy!

Speaking of Twitter, just a reminder that our official general con hashtag is #contxt2018. There is also a specific hashtag for each panel located in the program if you want to live tweet a panel.  We encourage panel mods to write the hashtag at the top of your easel pads at the beginning of your panel. We will once again have the paper wall for announcing room parties or to leave notes for people and for the always popular  “Overheard at CON.TXT” quotes. But also remember you can tweet those things as well! If someone says something hilarious in a panel or the Downsuite, tweet it using #OverheardAtContxt or #contxt2018. (But please remember to make sure it’s ok with the person you’re quoting, and use people’s badge names, not real names)


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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-22 12:33 pm

Games & Gaming at CON.TXT 2018

Whether you're into board games, quizzes, RPGs, or party games, this year's con has even more opportunities to play, watch, and discuss games with your fellow fans:

  • Only Connect quiz. For the first time, we're running a round of fannish Only Connect, based on the BBC quiz show, at 9 PM Thursday during the registration icebreaker! Two teams of three to seven players will compete to find the connections between groups of seemingly random clues. You can sign up at registration.
  • Duck Duck Games. Friday night after the vid show, from 10 to midnight, we're playing another round of Encore!, the singalong game from last year. No need to sign up for this one in advance--you can drop in and play for as long as you like.
  • Game Room. Saturday night opposite Disco Duck. Take a break from dancing and come play board, card, or party games! We'll have a wide range of games to choose from, including storytelling games like Slash, Euro board games like Ticket to Ride, and word games like Rewordable. Feel free to bring games of your own, too!

This year's panels include the return of Fannish Pictionary on Sunday and a special how-to panel on Beginning Dungeons and Dragons on Saturday. And if you want to play, demonstrate, or geek out about something that didn't make the schedule, we've got DIY panel slots on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday--sign up at registration to claim a room!
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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-21 02:26 pm

One way to spend free time at the con...

Feeling creative?  We'll have a stack of boxes on the Crafty Ducks table in the Downsuite, where you can:


Bling your badge - pronoun stickers, a rainbow of markers, stickers of joy (and fandom), and badge extenders in case there's not enough room to proudly display all of your fandoms and quip


Bling yourself - a stash of temporary tattoos, body jewels, hair extensions and baubles, body glitter, and there may be a tiara or two for general con festivity. The box will also be available in the Upsuite from after the Saturday panels are over for Disco Duck prep!


Coloring - an assortment of coloring books with crayons and colored pencils


Ducking - blank (white) rubber ducks and paint markers to create your ducky masterpiece


Naughty origami - paper and instructions. Also regular, but really, why?


... and a box of general crafting supplies to make a perfect panel pimping page or room party announcement!
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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-20 02:45 pm

CON.TXT is in ONE WEEK!! Are you as excited as we are?!?

 Here are a few bits of info and reminders:

Hashtag shout-out:  If you are tweeting about the con now or at the con, be sure to add the hashtag #contxt2018 so we can all see it! We will also have hashtags specific to each panel at the con, which will be listed in the program.

Transportation news:  Just a head's up for people, the Red Line on the DC Metro will be under renovation during the week of the Con and there will be no Red Line service between Fort Totten and NoMa Gallaudet stations. Metro will be running shuttle buses between the stations, but please build in extra time for yourself if you have to travel through that section.

Reminder about hotel rooms: Remember if you are booking a hotel room at the last minute and you missed out on the con rate, send us an email with your name and the nights you booked and we will talk to the hotel about getting you moved to the con rate. 

If you're looking for a room to share, there's a post for that here.

If you're looking for a ride share or have space in your own car, there's a post for that here.


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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-17 08:23 am

A note about our hotel...

 Hey CON.TXTers,

We just want to let everyone know that while the deadline has passed to reserve a room at the con rate, it is still possible to do it. If you are booking a hotel room at the last minute or if you're local and decide you want to at least book a room the night of Disco Duck so you can stay late or if you already booked your hotel but didn't give them the code (CON.TXT Women in Media Event) to get counted in the con block... For whatever reason, if you still need to book a room in the con block, just send us an email and let us know! We will need the name you booked your room under and the nights you reserved.

Real talk: if you're still thinking about maybe booking a room, we would encourage you to do it if you can to support the con. We're still a little bit short of our contractural room requirement and we'll have to pay for the extra rooms. This won't stop the con from happening, don't worry! But we would prefer if the con budget stay in the black so we don't need to fundraise.

To book a room, call 800-331-3131 and then email us with your name and room nights. Get all the info about our con hotel here.

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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-11 11:44 am

Some reminders....

Want to volunteer for a few hour to help out at the con? Read the details here and fill out our form here. Sign up before July 18th.

Space is available in the CON.TXT 2018 program to promote your con, website, fic challenge, or fannish cruise (we are campaigning hard for the latter)! Prices range from $25 to $100 depending on the size of your ad. Every attendee and supporting member at CON.TXT 2018 will receive a printed souvenir program chock-full of useful con info. 
Please email 
info@con-txt.net by July 13th with your idea or artwork, and we will work with you on sizing and placement.

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Handy Link Round-up:

Looking for a Room Share, or a Ride Share?
Suggest tunes for Disco Duck! Or submit pictures for the slide show!
Sign up to sell stuff at the Fan Fair!
Still looking for a few co-mods!
Come say hi on our Check In post!
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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-08 09:53 pm

Get them while they're hot...

 Just a couple of reminders...

Order your spiffy CON.TXT 2018 nyanduck t-shirt by July 10th! Details here and order form here.

Also, if you want to help support the con and show off your best pun skills, buy the rights to design and name a drink for the Disco Duck! Details here.

Buy an ad in the con program! Details here. Email us if you're interested. 
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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-07 01:35 pm

Still looking for co-mods

Hey everyone,

There are still a few planned panels looking for an extra co-mod. If you are interested in helping out with any of these, email us at panels@con-txt.net asap.


Title:
Once More With Feeling (and Singing Along): The Buffy the Vampire Musical Singalong! (Single Fandom)

Current Mod: Cinco

Looking for: anyone, but would especially love help editing the video file before the con.

Description: In honor of BtVS's 20th anniversary, let's sing along to the musical episode (slightly trimmed for time) and roll around in all those feels. Buffy returns from the dead but is emotionally checked out! Giles decides to go back to England for reasons that were never particularly clear to your mod! Dancing vampires! Production numbers about dry cleaning! Buffy/Spike, before it all went wrong! Anya/Xander, before it all went wrong! Tara/Willow, in the midst of it all going terribly wrong! Captions provided, snark and cosplay welcomed.


Title: Fandom Drought  (Multi-Fandom)

Current Mod: Ellen Fremedon

Description: I haven't found a new pairing since Hannibal was cancelled. What do you do to find a new fandom or pairing? How long have you ever been without a fandom? Come pimp your fandom or hear about obscure ones.


Title: Zines and Archives (How-To)

Current mod: Melannen

Looking for: prefer to have a co-mod or two who was/is involved in slash fandom zine communities

Description:  Learn all about non-computer-based fanfic. What are zines and zine fandom like? How do you read them, learn about them, make them, own them, archive them?


Title: Black Lightning (SIngle Fandom)

Current Mod: zvi

Description: Let's talk about Black Lightning--what it has to say in dialog with the rest of the DC tv-verse, and in thematic dialog with Black Panther and other Black-led superhero stories. (And, of course, about the awesome women.)


Title:  You Must Be At Least Four Centuries Old To Enter (Multi-Fandom)

Current mod: Melannen

Looking for: anyone

Description: The best fandoms are the old fandoms. The really old fandoms. From Shakespeare to Gilgamesh to the Sagas of the Icelanders, when will our OTPs finally get together? Which ancient text is slashiest? Which is the best adaptation of Journey to the West? Is it really best translated as the "The Discourse"? What is our favorite Julius Caesar joke? And will we finally solve, once and for all, the question of whether Achilles was a bottom?


Title: Fandom's Kitchen: Food & Fanworks (Meta)

Current Mod: Neotoma

Looking for: anyone

Description: Sometimes the feelings are on the plate. Sometimes the sandwich means I love you. A discussion of food in fandoms and fanworks, and recipes and food AS fanworks.


Title: Fairy Tales (and Where to Find the Good Ones)  (Multi-Fandom)

Current Mod: Beth H.

Looking for: anyone

Description: Fairy tales are an old-old fandom, and some of the modern retellings are pretty great. Perhaps it's the female leads that are kicking it up? Let's talk about which version of Red Riding Hood and Cinderella we love best, and why Evil Queens simply rule.


Title: How Slash Fandom Talks to Itself  (Meta)

Current Mod: Thalia

Description: Fandom is all over the web, on a bunch of different social media sites with different norms and formats, and seems to still be seeking a perfect home. Where are we now? How do those places work, and how can people find fandom friends in them? What do we want in an online home for slash fandom?

Title:
Putting Fandom to Work: How to Market Fannish Skills on Your Resume (How To)
Current Mod: enviropony
Description:  
Ever tweaked your Tumblr layout? Congrats, you have “experience with custom-designed websites using HTML and CSS.” Been modding a listserv since Harry Potter days? “Ten years experience in online community development.” Remember all those manips you made? “Advanced skills in Photoshop.” Bring your fandom know-how and we’ll brainstorm how to translate it into HR-speak (without totally giving away that some of the “freelance editing” involved coming up with replacements for phrases like “dueling tongues”).

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[personal profile] trixie2018-07-05 09:43 pm

Pre-reg is closed


Pre-registration for CON.TXT 2018 is now closed. Don't Panic! You can still attend CON.TXT in a few different ways:


  • At the door, you can pay for the whole weekend for $140.
  • If you want to attend for a single day, you can pay $70 for Friday or Saturday, and $50 for Sunday.
  • If you just want to come for the Disco Duck dance party on Saturday night, you can buy a ticket for $20 at the door.

We look forward to seeing you!


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Handy Link Round-up:

Looking for a Room Share, or a Ride Share?
Suggest tunes for Disco Duck! Or submit pictures for the slide show!
Sign up to sell stuff at the Fan Fair!
Order a t-shirt!
Come say hi on our Check In post!