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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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We're now accepting submissions for the Ducks Deluxe Arts & Crafts Show and Auction!

Go HERE for more details, and HERE to submit your arts and crafts items.

We're looking for everything from fiber arts to fine (slashy) art and everything in between, so go forth and be crafty! And if you have any questions about the Ducks Deluxe Arts & Crafts Show and Auction, don't hesitate to contact us at
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This is the eagerly-anticipated lowdown on the Ducks Deluxe Arts and Crafts Show and Auction! (Or perhaps you weren't exactly anticipating it, but never fear — our Inner Eye has never been wrong before!)

Ducks Deluxe is an opportunity to display, buy, and sell fan-made art, crafts, and other unique items of fannish interest. If you've been bringing stuff to (and home from) "art shows" at slash cons for years, you probably know what we're getting at; if you're new to this, think of it as a fusion of an art fair in the park and, with a little deviantART tossed in for good measure.

It will start with a silent auction on Friday and Saturday, where con-goers can admire — and write in bids for — submitted goodies. Any item with two or more bids will be offered up at a no-holds-barred, slash-o-rific live auction Sunday morning!

If you're thinking of submitting something for sale...

CON.TXT welcomes original pieces and resales from your collection. The kinds of things we'd love to see displayed include:

• flat media: drawings, paintings, computer-generated art, photomanips or photographs.
• fabric arts: fannish knitting, sewing, quilting or apparel/costuming
• jewelry: shiny!
• fancrafts: candles, clocks, bound books, dolls, miniatures, and sculpture of all kinds
• mash-ups of any of the above

What we don't want is commercial merchandise, unless it is mashed-up (ie, a custom 1967 Chevy Impala calendar cleverly marked with important slashy dates would be fun) or ripped apart and remade into something new!

** Watch this space for more details about how to submit items for sale -- including a link to a convenient entry form at **

Go forth and be crafty! If you have friends who ought to know about CON.TXT and the Ducks Deluxe Arts and Crafts Show and Auction, please spread the word! If you have questions, don’t hesitate to e-mail

(The Fine Print: CON.TXT will charge a 10-percent commission on items that aren't sold for charity (the 2012 CON.TXT charity is TBD). If you would like to submit a portfolio and/or up to three not-for-sale pieces to display, there is a $15 fee for display space. You don't have to be a CON.TXT attending member to send us your stuff; future announcements will explain how to contribute items by mail. In the happy event we are deluged with submissions, we might be forced to turn away some pieces. If we have to make choices, we'll respond to our membership: things that are slash-related or have elements or characters from popular slashy media are going to be more irresistible to the folks at CON.TXT, and we'll prioritize these above non-fandom-related pieces. We encourage submissions (heh) that are too explicit for viewing by children, violate copyright, or are judged to have libelous content in regard to known persons or well-known characters. At the discretion of the con-comm, items determined to have disturbing content may be displayed in such a way as to warn potential viewers.)