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Here are the recs from the Harry Potter panel at #contxt2016. We're missing a few (at the end) so if anyone has links, please provide them! Thanks!

Fic/Series:
Amateur Cartography by worksofstone
The Boy Who Only Lived Twice by lettered (secret identity)
Collared by KateKintail (sorry, self-rec, but someone mentioned werewolf culture fics so...)
Crossing Lines by Ren (solving mystery on train)
Dose of Your Own by OurLoveIsForever (Draco/Astoria)
Drink Up Thy Zider: A South Hams Pomona by wemyss
Golden Age by zeitgeistic (faire_weather) (Hufflepuffs save the world!)
Hogwarts: A (Marvelous) History, or: Thor and Loki's Excellent Adventure by altilis (Marvel/HP crossover with Thor as Godric Gryffindor and Loki as Salazar Slytherin)
Like None Other verse by aspeninthesunlight
A Little More Time by Jess Pallas (Teddy travels back in time and rescues Remus & Tonks)
Little Red Courgette by blamebrampton
The Maddest House by busaikko (also available in podfic)
Momenti Diversi by zarah5
The Pure and Simple Truth by lettered
Seven Days in June Series by fourth_rose (Draco is a tour guide in Vienna)
The Shoebox Project by Lady Jaida and Rave (AMAZING Marauders collab with art)
StealingHarryverse by copperbadge (Stealing Harry, Laocoon's Children, etc.)
Tale of a Time Long Gone by Star of the North (epic awesome Foundersfic)
Theft of Assets, Destruction of Property by Helenish
Turn by Sara's Girl (soooooooo good)
Two Lockets by ac1d6urn (Acid), Sinick (Good magical realism)


Anything by These Authors:
Anything by ac1d6urn
Anything by Azoth
Anything by dicta_contrion
Anything by Sinick


Pairing-specific:
Harry/Draco memory fics (Some memory charm fics in general)
Dudley/Millicent fics
Remus/Sirius/Tonks exists!


Fanvids:
The Adventure (Neville-centric)


Communities/Blogs/Misc:
DADA's Recs List
The Harry Potter Daisy Chain of Awesome- crazy random pairings
Harry Potter et. al. May Madness- pr0n fest every May
How Wizards Do Money- TheBillfold.com
ink-splotch Tumblr
The Wotcher Wolfstar reclist OF DOOM!


Podfic/Podcasts:
My Immortal read by Wizard Rocker Tianna and the Cliffhangers aka I Speak Tree (laughed so hard I cried)
The Maddest House Series read by busaikko, greeniron
The Maddest House read by randomicicle
PotterFicWeekly (is the best!)


Wrock:
Astoria Greengrass and the Pure-Blood Prince by Swish & Flick (and anything by them)
Nobody Expects the Blibbering Humdingers by the Blibbering Humdingers
The Prince's Tale by Lauren Fairweather
Songs from Beedle the Bard by the Butterbeer Experience
We Are Magic by Tonks and the Aurors


Need Links For:
A Secret Chord, Part One: The Minor Fall by a-merry-chase (gone from LJ)
Maybe stuff by theregoesmygun (deleted from LJ)
Square Pegs by violet_quill (also gone from LJ)
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I posted a friending meme over at [community profile] contxt_unofficial, if anybody's here and not there. Come play, whether you were at the con this year or not! I heard so many people wishing for more lj-style discussion again.
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So I showed a bunch of Takarazuka (all-female Japanese musicals) @con-txt and I promised people I’d give them a rundown online so they can explore more. Here it is!

“Guys and Dolls” from the 2002 Moon Troupe aka Tsukigumi production starring Shibuki Jun
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vwqU4TARyPw

The TI Project sampler disk (http://ti-project.livejournal.com/19814.html) skipping Quiz Hexagon, The Flower Halftime Show, The Lovers’ Suicide, Tale of Two Cities and Phantom.

Cocktail (http://ti-project.livejournal.com/38752.html) skipping the Tequila basketball number.

This tango number to Libertango starring Yoka Wao and Hanafusa Mari https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euBei_vd5L8

Hikari to Kage from Legend of the Galactic Heroes, aka the “Let me dubcon you into accepting my fealty and also my glowing prosthetic eye” number. (No, seriously, it’s amazing, watch it.) http://amuseoffyre.tumblr.com/post/58527774294/yukinojou-drcalvin-hikari-to-kage-yuumi

Yami ga Hirogaru (the “Let me seduce you, young prince, I am male but Death and therefore this isn’t gay, but it totally is” number) from, I believe but am not sure, the 1996 Star Troupe aka Hoshigumi production of Elisabeth https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KcE8cN4OXbo

(Note: Sorry to everyone who made awesome suggestions that I didn’t use this time. I haven’t been able to find the clips you suggested, but I’ll keep looking!)

Comics 101

Jun. 19th, 2016 02:24 pm
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[personal profile] zvi
I'm running a comics 101 panel.

What would you want to know if you were just getting into comics? If you're in comics, what do you wish someone had told you early on?

Do you have any recommendations for great comics to read if you are into [tv show], [movie], or [book]?
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At Con.txt, I moderated the Asexuality Roundtable panel (which had 10 to 20 people attending, much better than I expected for the last panel on the last day, especially when scheduled against the hockeyfic panel), and promised a resource post.

I've posted it here at my Dreamwidth.
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Hiiiiiiiiiii, just thought I'd drop this in here...

Bi-invisible? Non-monosexual Representation in Fandom panel write up and resources, from CON.TXT 2014!

Please feel free to continue discussions in the comments!
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Info-rec!!! Check out SlashCast episode 32! The slashers-on-the-street segment this month is from CON.TXT. Whee! It starts at 59:45 or so (in a 2-hour episode). The rest of episode is great, of course - the focus this month is on RPF fandoms.

In vague order of who you hear:
[personal profile] treewishes
[personal profile] shoshanna
[personal profile] sanj
[livejournal.com profile] cjandre
[personal profile] dorinda
[personal profile] cordelia_v
[personal profile] insptr_penguin
[personal profile] shoshanna
[personal profile] dorinda
[personal profile] synecdochic
[personal profile] sanj
? (help? it was dark? I was drinking?)
[personal profile] cinco
? (maybe [personal profile] v_greyson? but - terrible notes, terrible)
[livejournal.com profile] penguingal
[livejournal.com profile] jackette
rebecca
[livejournal.com profile] niamhcat
dorinda, shoshanna, treewishes (again)
[personal profile] luciazephyr
[personal profile] grenegome
dorinda (yes, again, what? She was very meta.)
[personal profile] brak666

Unintentionally (as there was no plan whatsoever, duh), [community profile] escapade_con , [livejournal.com profile] connexions, [community profile] muskratjamboree, and [livejournal.com profile] tribalforces are all mentioned here - but not [livejournal.com profile] lubricus, which is coming up in just a few weeks. Anyway... yay slash cons!
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Especially since on a small screen, the problems with the resolution don't appear. People were very understanding about that, I'm happy to say, which is good, because the series has never been released on dvd in the US, and I only recently found out that it has in Europe. Anyway, a couple of people remarked that they figured the footage was hard to get in a better format, which it is.

Anyway, my roommate (both at the con and in real life) says my link to the info page I made about the fandom didn't make it clear enough, so:

The Queen of Swords femslash fanvid.
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Or, as we came up with too late to change the program, "What Makes a House A Holmes?"

This is going to be a fairly short panel report, since when I mod a panel, my public-speaking persona goes on read-only memory as a self-defense mechanism, but I want a place for people to share and continue the discussion.

And also to add the most important thing: I mentioned Lord Peter Wimsey as a canon that has a Holmes cameo, and others in the panel were incredulous about this, and as some of them ought to know Lord Peter canon better than I, I assumed I'd misremembered something.

No, I was right! It was written for BBC Radio by Dorothy Sayers to be read during the program "A Tribute to Sherlock Holmes on the Occasion of his 100th Birthday", and broadcast on 8 January 1954. The text of the story was published in the book "Sayers on Holmes", (but does not appear to be in any of the "Complete Lord Peter" compilations). [livejournal.com profile] mayhap was kind enough to post it full-text online a few years back, which is probably how I saw it: DLS does crack; or, The Young Lord Peter Consults Sherlock Holmes. It is a very short story, telling the tale of a very young Lord Peter going to consult Holmes about a matter of a small black kitten which has gone missing. (spoiler: (skip) But don't worry, Holmes saves the day and the kitten is perfectly okay.)

So Lord Peter gets to go on the list of official Sherlock Holmes-related canons after all. :P


We spent the beginning of the panel discussing these many canons, which ones we liked, and which ones only arguably belong on the list. There was also quite a bit of discussion of pre-internet Holmes fandom, especially the more "male-dominated" parts that concentrated more on things like timelines than on Holmes and Watson's epic romance, but also that there has been Holmes/Watson porn being written for over a century, and also how Holmes fandom as an umbrella has changed over time and incorporated all of the new adaptations and theories and media (both for published works and for fandom.)

Unfortunately, I have no notes for this part, so instead, I invite people (whether participants in the panel or not!) to share anything they want about their favorite Holmes-related small fandoms (other than BBC Sherlock and the ACD stories) in the comments to this post, and also any links they have to fics that were mentioned in the panel or that you would like to recommend in small Holmes-related fandoms.

Most of the rest of the panel was spent discussing what it is that makes a canon a Holmes pastiche or homage instead of just being a detective story, and what are the essential elements of the Holmes character.

Here's the list I generated from memory after the panel, in rough order of importance as we voted by show-of-hands:

What Makes a House A Holmes )
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Greetings! I've posted a roundup of resources and info from the Ereader panel.

We'd love to hear from anyone with examples of how they use their ereaders for fic or organization, or any additional resources, comments, or questions!
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I've written up notes on my talking points and memories from the Saturday morning Avengers panel over in my journal. I'd love it if anyone else who was there could add on their recollections of what all we talked about.

Con.txt panel report #1: Avengers Fans Assemble!

I'll be posting write-ups of the other panels I modded as well within the next couple of days, and I'll post links to them here when that happens.

2012

Jun. 24th, 2012 07:33 pm
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It was great fun. My roomies were fab!!! I loved the consuite so very much, it's a wonderful meeting up and hanging out area. Thanks to all who put this on for us!
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I was going to just post a photo, but this got out of hand, so here is a photo and and ad-hoc how-too on the QUILTBAG quilt bag I put in the art auction this year.

This is set up with headers and nested cuts, because yeah, it got kind of long...

QUILTBAG quilt bag

largish QUILTBAG photo under cut )

The picture is kind of shoddy because I didn't get around to taking one until about five minutes before the auction started. Sorry!

About the design )

No, I did not actually have a pattern when I started. Appearances aside, there is still no pattern.

Why it happened )

I am actually considering making a couple more of these, and putting them up on my lonely etsy account or something - it took about ten hours to make the first one, not counting going through stash, and if they'd sell for even half what the con.txt one did, it would almost be worth the labor, as long as I was just burning through stash. Maybe I'll at least make one for myself.

Anyway, no there is no pattern, but here's some fairly extensive notes on how I made it, if anybody wants to try their own and wants something to start from other than just eight letters:

Notes on how to make a quiltbag )

Daleklings

photo of baby dalek under cut )
Oh and hey, while I'm at it, two years ago I put in the tiny crocheted daleklings, which you may remember, and promised people I'd finish double-checking the pattern and post it?

Ahaha. The problem is that every time I do one, I figure out a better way to do something, so I've never managed to get all the way through the pattern without alteration in order to proofread it. But since that will apparently never happen, I might as well throw up the most recent version, with a caveat that quality is not guaranteed, and that I do not speak crochet notation fluently.

If anybody would like to try to turn this into a real pattern, feel free! And if you try it and get stuck, PM me and I will try to help, offer has no time limit.

Dalekling pattern )

Creative Commons License
All of the above placed by melannen under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Fly free, my pretties.

Also:

Jun. 21st, 2012 10:08 pm
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For those who were interested in finding out more about the Queen of Swords series (the source material for the female Zorro femslash vid that premiered at the con), I've created a fanpage with links to the eps on youtube and other stuff. I do hope I can get more people on the Tessa/Marta ship!
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I hope someone can help me. At the disco on the slideshow, there was one image that came up a few times of two beautiful brunettes (one may have been African-American) wearing fancy purple dresses, lounging around looking gorgeous.

WHO WERE THEY? WHAT FANDOM ARE THEY FROM?

Please help, I have been googling every variation of "brunettes in purple dresses" I can think of.
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