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We have a small but awesome group of dealers this year, so be sure to bring your checkbooks, credit cards and cash so you can shop for some slashy and fannish goodies!

Circlet Press & Cecilia Tan: Circlet Press celebrates its 20th anniversary of publishing erotic sf/fantasy books this year! Circlet publishes many sexualities: gay, bi, pan, het, kinky & trans, in all genres, high fantasy, space opera, steampunk, paranormal, etc. The table will also feature other books by Cecilia Tan, & some Harry Potter erotic slash zines.

Janet Kofoed: Janet Kofoed creates unique pieces in silver, gold, and semiprecious stones. Her work reflects the influences of the many countries where she has lived, as well as her love of nature, science, and fantasy. She often uses natural objects and textures in her work. She has studied jewelry making at the Smithsonian Institution and lives near Philadelphia with her artist/writer husband.

JMS Books LLC: JMS Books is a small press publishing GLBT fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including erotica, romance, and young adult (through our YA imprint, Queerteen Press).

Spacial Anomaly Gallery: Handmade, sterling silver and celtic jewelry. Also a selection of beautiful fannish, fantasy and scifi art and collectibles.

Torquere Press, Inc., Romance for the Rest of Us (tm): Torquere Press has been a royalty-paying GLBT romance publisher since 2003, publishing traditional romance and YA manuscripts in both print and ebook. Please see our book catalog at or see our writer's guidelines at

Vincent Diamond: Romantic smut for the discerning reader. Diamond's work has been published by Cleis Press, Alyson Publications, Torquere Press, JMS Books, and many others. With stories ranging from the sweetly romantic to the sexily gritty, diamonds can be boy -- or a girl's -- best friend!
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Hotel Block: The hotel block closes this Friday, May 25th. If you have not reserved a room for the con, and still want to, please do so before the block closes.

Registration: Registration officially closes at midnight, May 31st. If you've been trying to decide whether or not to attend, now is the time to say yes, and register! (Please keep in mind that CON.TXT policy requires all payments be made via PayPal at this time.)

Ducks Deluxe: We're still looking for submissions for this year's Ducks Deluxe Arts & Crafts Show and Auction; if you're planning to bring items, your check-in will go faster if you've already filled out the submission form.

Orphan Sales: There's still plenty of room on the Orphan Sales Table, and again, item check-in will be quicker if you've already filled out the submission form.

Twitter Hashtag: When tweeting about CON.TXT, be sure to use #contxt, and spread the word!

And last but not least, we want to remind everyone of CON.TXT's Safety Policy:

We want CON.TXT to be a safe space for all attendees. If you see activities you think are inconsistent with this goal, the con com is ready to help. Please note that CON.TXT is a private event, and we reserve the right to refuse admission to any participant at any time for any reason, with no refund of registration fees.
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If you are not coming to the con but would like to sell your zines or other fannish items (with the exception of art and art resales, which must be submitted to Ducks Deluxe), or if you have only a small number of items and don't want to have your own table, we can host your things for you on the Orphan Sales Table. The con will take 15% of the proceeds of sales of items off the Orphan table.

What kinds of items can be sold on the Orphan Sales table?

* New and used zines
* Song vid collections
* DVDs of movies and TV series
* Licensed t-shirts and memorabilia
* Autographed items, including photos & posters
* Calendars and stationery items
* Comic books, graphic novels and manga
* Gay-themed novels & published slash

(If you have something not on this list, email us and we'll help you classify it!)

To Get Your Items on the Orphan Sales Table

* First, set your prices (in increments of $.25) and label your items. You must set the price for each item you want to sell on the Orphan Sales Table. Every item must have a post-it note or other attached label with the item name, your display name, and the price. We will verify this against the information from your Orphan Sales Form.

Unlabeled items will not be placed on the table until you arrive at the con and label them yourself; if you are not attending, any unlabeled items will be left off the table and returned!

* Next, go to the Orphan Sales page and click the button to fill out the Orphan Sales Form. After you submit the form, a page with the form information will appear. Print out the form page after you have submitted it and be sure to include it with your items. The form information will automatically be emailed to us, and a copy will be emailed to you for your records.

This is very important! This is how the information about you and your items gets into the database. The form is checked against the items you send. And this is how we'll ensure you are paid for the items that are sold, and that the items that are not are returned to you.

* Then you must decide how to get your items to the con.

You may mail items in advance. The address will appear on the form page after you submit the Orphan Sales Form, or you can contact us. MAILED ITEMS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 8th, 2012, IN ORDER TO BE OFFERED ON THE ORPHAN SALES TABLE. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy, so be certain to mail your things with plenty of time for them to arrive by this date.

You may also deliver items directly to the hotel yourself, from Friday morning to Saturday evening.

After the con, we will mail a check (minus the con's percentage and postage) and any unsold items to the return address you specify (via US Priority Mail with Insurance); alternatively you may pick up your check and unsold items on Sunday.

Please contact us with questions or if you need more information.


If you don't want to deal with selling items, we will again have a Swap Table (proceeds to benefit the CON.TXT 2012 charities, Medecins sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders ( and The Trevor Project (

How it works: Bring any fannish goodies you are willing to part with, and put them on the table. Peruse the goodies others have left, and if you find something you'd like, please leave an appropriate donation for the con charity.

Any fannish memorabilia, including stickers, action figures, notebooks, DVDs, books, magnets, zines, (and pretty much anything else you can think of) will be welcome. If you think someone else would love it, this is the spot! Our only exception: please do not bring/leave video tapes, as we have had to dispose of too many in the past.

The small print: If for some reason the stuff you bring is not snapped up by someone else, and you'd like it back, please retrieve it before the end of the Dead Duck panel on Sunday. Anything left at that point will either be tossed, hoarded by Con Comm members, or donated to a local charity.