If you have not yet registered for CON.TXT 2018, what are you waiting for? The current price for a full membership is $110, but that will increase on May 15th to $120. Save yourself that extra $10 and register now!
CON.TXT attendees, we have a Saturday Night Fever, and the only cure is for you to Step Up and Take the Lead. Let us know what songs you want to Flashdance and get Footloose to.
Take Center Stage, and let us know what songs make you want to Stomp the Yard. Whether you’re more into Dirty Dancing or you keep it Strictly Ballroom, we need your help deciding what Shall We Dance to at Disco Duck.
Leave up to 3 suggestions in the comments of this Dreamwidth post (you don’t have to have a DW account). 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.
We’re gearing up for CON.TXT 2018 (only 6 months away!), and we’d love your feedback on a few things. Please fill out our survey, so we can get your thoughts on con merch, what you want to see in the Upsuite and Downsuite, and the Fan Fair. All responses are anonymous unless you choose to give us your email.
And if you haven’t registered for the con yet, you have THREE more days to register at the $100 price. The price will go up on February 1st.
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CON.TXT 2018 will be held again at the Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City in the exciting Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington, Va., just across the river from Washington, D.C. Events will begin the morning of Friday, July 27th and go through the afternoon of Sunday, July 29th.
RATE: $139 (plus tax) for a king studio; $159 (plus tax) for a queen/queen studio or a two-bedroom suite. (All rooms have a sofabed in addition to the specified beds.) This is a special CON.TXT rate, and it is guaranteed only until the beginning of July. Reserve early to ensure you get the type of room you want!
RESERVATIONS: There are two handy ways to book your hotel room.
- Call 800-331-3131 and reference the CON.TXT Women in Media Event at the Residence Inn Pentagon City to make a reservations at the group rate.
- To book online, click on this direct link: CON.TXT Women in Media Event.
Note: If you book online and attempt to make your reservation to check in prior to 7/26/18 or stay beyond 7/30/18, the system will respond that there are no rooms available. Also, if you are booking a room for two or more people, you will need to call the hotel after booking the room to add the additional names to the registration. (If you are planning to check in together, you are not required to add the names ahead of time; this is mostly useful for people who will be checking in separately.)
- Wireless high-speed internet access is available for free in all rooms and common areas
- Full kitchens (including a refrigerator, stove, and cooking implements) in every room
- Grocery services and fast food delivery are available
- Free hot breakfast buffet available daily
- Sofa which unfolds into a sofa bed in every room
- All rooms are smoke-free
- Pets are allowed with an additional charge (note that pets will not be allowed in con functions)
- Free hotel shuttle within 3 miles of hotel
- Located in a busy, active neighborhood, with easy access to nearby restaurants, fast food, grocery shopping, etc.
- Easy access (2 blocks) to Pentagon City Metro station (Blue and Yellow lines)
- Indoor pool and fitness center
- Hotel business center with computer, printer, fax, etc.
- All con functions will be held on a single floor
If you have any questions or encounter any issues, please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year we are partnering with Eventbrite to handle our registration process. Click the orange button on the CON.TXT website, and you will be taken to our Eventbrite page where you can sign-up and register. If you pre-registered at CON.TXT 2016, we will be automatically registering you with Eventbrite, and you will get a confirmation email at the address you gave us when you registered. If you do not receive that confirmation by October 25th or are unsure if you already pre-registered, please email us at email@example.com.
The price for a full weekend membership is currently $100. This price will increase to $110 on February 1st, 2018, and will increase agin on May 1st, so don’t procrastinate too long.
Introducing our theme for CON.TXT 2018: The Joy of Fandom
Let’s face it, things in the real world are starting to look a bit dystopic out there, and we’ve begun to wonder if we’ve entered the darkest timeline. It’s a time when we all need Bob Ross to paint us some happy little trees, or some happy little clouds.
When we REALLY need that fix-it story.
The joy of fandom is our ability to remix, reshape, and rewrite our favorite media into something that pleases us. We change endings, we bring characters back to life, we reimagine Harry Potter as South Asian or Peggy Carter as Captain America, we put hobbits in coffee shops, boybanders in space, and Alexander Hamilton in a zombie apocalypse, we explore infinite timeline diversions, and most of all, we make our favorite characters get laid, fall in love, destroy their enemies, save the world, and buy some curtains. And always remember, there are no mistakes in Bob Ross paintings, just happy accidents.
Fandom is not always perfect, and it’s not always the safe space we wish it were, but at least it’s not the real world. With that in mind, we invite you to come and take a break with us, hang out with other fans in person, and celebrate each other and the media we love!
We are happy to announce that CON.TXT 2018 will be held July 27th-29th, 2018. Since we had a great experience there in 2016, we will be returning to the Residence Inn – Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. We are already hard at work on planning for a great con weekend, so keep an eye on this space or our assorted social media accounts for more information soon. Registration will be opening in the fall.
We look forward to seeing you all next summer!
Your concom for 2018
Ellen Fremedon, kalakirya, JRho, molly_o, Tayawulf, treewishes, and Trixie