CON.TXT 2016 Vid Show Playlist

July 29, 2016

In past years the CON.TXT vid show has been slash-only, but this year we've opened to to all vids. The vid show theme for 2016 is fannish diversity and celebration; these vidders want to sell us on their OTP, make us fall in love with their fandom, show us why their fave is the best, or give us a vid that takes an older beloved fandom and makes us all remember our love for it.

This year we're particularly interested in highlighting the diversity of fandom and of human experience. We've selected vids with racial diversity in the characters they feature, vids from older or under-represented canons or for often-overlooked characters, and vids for non-U.S. or non-Western sources. Our roots as a slash con mean that we're particularly interested in vids showing non-heteronormative relationships (slash, femslash, OT3, poly, etc), but we also welcome vids celebrating individual characters or gen vids that highlight a canon.

We are presenting vids in the following categories: World Premiere (never shown before), New (premiered since CON.TXT 2014), Classic (not shown in any prior CON.TXT vid show), and Retro (a favorite from a previous CON.TXT vid show).

Click through each song to see the lyrics as used in the vid, or browse the entire list of lyrics. You will be able to check out the vid show on a thumb drive from the registration desk if you would like a private or Upsuite viewing after Friday evening.

First Half
Introduction CON.TXT kuwdora March of the Sinister Ducks by Michael Hanscom
We Didn't Start the Fire multifandom fiercynn & Scribe We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel Classic
Sugar Feathers Genesis of Aquarion Allekha Sugar Cube by Porcelin and the Tramps WORLD PREMIERE
Freedom Ride Captain America Sally Sparrow Gold Trans Am by Ke$ha New
Superstar Buffy the Vampire Slayer heresluck Superstar by Tegan & Sara CON.TXT Retro: 2008
Na Na Na Mad Max: Fury Road violace Na Na Na by My Chemical Romance New
Sugar Shack Antique KRIM Sugar Shack by Jimmy Glimer and the Fireballs New
Parachute Leverage thingswithwings Parachute by Ingrid Michaelson New
Big Spender Person of Interest astolat & speranza Big Spender by Shirley Bassey CON.TXT Retro: 2014
more chaos theory, less failure Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes eruthos Milkshake by Kelis New
Blank Space Doctor Who such heights Blank Space by Taylor Swift New
Whatever Angel Luminosity & Sisabet Whatever by T-Ball & BJ CON.TXT Retro: 2006
Soccer Practice Stargate: Atlantis bironic Soccer Practice by Jonny McGovern CON.TXT Retro: 2012
Moves Like Yaweh Prince of Egypt jetpack monkey Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera New
Slim Shady Starsky & Hutch Gianduja Kiss Slim Shady by Eminem CON.TXT Retro: 2010
Around the Bend multifandom danegen Around the Bend by The Asteroid Galaxy Tour Classic
Wait For It Star Trek TOS/AOS Rhaegal Wait For It by Leslie Odom Jr. and the original Broadway cast of Hamilton New
Second Half
Touch the Sky multifandom cosmic llin Touch the Sky by Julie Fowlis New
Wynonna Earp ft. Xavier Dolls Wynonna Earp Franzeska Timber by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha WORLD PREMIERE
Bachelorette Revolutionary Girl Utena Kusoyaro Productions Bachelorette by Bjork Classic
Glitter and Gold Marvel Cinematic Universe Grable424 & djcprod Glitter and Gold by Barns Courtney New
Dance Apocalyptic multifandom eruthros & thingswithwings Dance Apocalyptic by Janelle Monáe New
Jefferson Funk Hamilton heresluck Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars New
Something Good (Will Come From That) Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms Sanguinity Would You Like to Take a Walk? by The Sunshine Boys New
My Nemesis Coriolanus Eva Kenieva My Nemesis by Phineas and Ferb New
Wonder of Birds due South Laura Shapiro & Morgan Dawn Wonder of Birds by Innocence Mission CON.TXT Retro: 2006
Everybody Wants to Rule the World Guardians of the Galaxy mithborien Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Lorde New
Tonight (I'm Fucking You) White Collar talitha78 Tonight (I'm Fucking You) by Enrique Iglesias ft. Ludacris and DJ Frank E CON.TXT Retro: 2012
we are NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER Hockey RPF pollyrepeat We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift New
Stress Stargate: Atlantis Clucking Belles Stress by Jim's Big Ego Classic
The Frug The Fast and the Furious lilly the kid The Frug by Rilo Kiley New
Shut Up and Dance Steven Universe Alex Murphy Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon New
Fly multifandom such heights Fly by Nicki Minaj ft. Rihanna New