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Sun, Mar. 18th, 2012, 09:09 pm
morgandawn: San Francisco Bay Area Slashers

A local group (not me!)  is setting up periodic dinners for fellow slash fans in the San Francisco Bay Area.  You can find out more by joining the mailing list here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFBAS/

Feel free to pass the info on to any interested slash fans.

Sat, Jan. 21st, 2012, 02:37 pm
krytella: Current Con List?

When I talk up cons I'm going to, I get friends asking me if I know of any in their area. But I haven't been able to find a current directory or calendar of slash and slash-friendly cons. Maybe you can help?

I've been updating the Slash Cons page on Fanlore, finding cons marked as defunct that have since been re-started and other ones marked as active that have since left us *tear*. No one has posted in this comm for a long time, but if you know of a con that's not listed on that fanlore page, please comment here and let me know about it!

Tue, Jul. 13th, 2010, 05:22 pm
commodoremarie: 6th Annual San Diego ComicCon Slashers Dinner

Where: Panda Inn at Horton Plaza
When: Friday, July 23rd – 8:00pm
Come join us for an evening of fun and friendly company for the sixth year running! Just in case you're unsure, yes, we do mean slashers of the "homoerotic fanfiction" sort. In addition to the usual tasty food and great conversation, we'll be almost like our own little mini-convention, complete with custom badges, an awesome swap-table, and more! A great way to meet new people, see some familiar faces, and have a great time – we hope you'll join us!

My apologies for the late announcement, this has been a busy year.

Full Details and Registration Information Here

I need to make sure the restaurant knows how many of us are coming, so advance registration is necessary. We had around 35 folks last year!

Tue, Jun. 15th, 2010, 11:53 am
esprix: CON.TXT, anyone?


Anyone going to CON.TXT this weekend in Silver Spring?

Sat, Mar. 13th, 2010, 05:24 pm
catalenamara: CLOSET CON 2010 – a Kirk/Spock and multi-fandom slash convention

I’m posting this on behalf of Rosemary. Please email her directly with any questions: rosemary.wild@virgin.net

Permission given to forward this post to any appropriate Yahoo Group, LiveJournal or Dreamwidth Community

CLOSET CON 2010 – a Kirk/Spock and multi-fandom slash convention
AUGUST 13th - AUGUST 15th
Leicester, UK

I am Rosemary and we are running CLOSET CON again in 2010 and as so many people are new to us, I thought I ought to explain a bit about it. CLOSET is a K/S con which started in 1987 and since then we have run 9 of them, 7 at Beaumont Hall of Residence Leicester University, Leicester UK. This will be number 10!

CLOSET is rather like a weekend house party in a country house. Although the Hall is on the outskirts of Leicester, it is surrounded by botanical gardens and lawns. Here you have total K/S and fandom immersion for the weekend! Numbers run between 40 and 50 which is enough for variety but not too many for intimacy!

We are the longest running slash convention. We called it CLOSET because wanted to be discreet; people often had jobs and contacts that called for privacy. At the University we are known as Media Writers!

We are tremendously friendly, no claques, cliques, groups etc. Everyone welcome, and Chris and I know everyone by name. There is disabled access throughout. Many people come by themselves; some come with a friend, some in a small party. People have come from many countries including Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Japan and of course the US.

We usually have a Con guest, most of whom have come from the US. Kathy R, Marcy, Jenna Sinclair, Vicky Clark and Barbara Storey, Kate Daniels, Killa have all honoured us with their presence.

Closet is still based firmly on K/S. We talk about and feature other fandoms and fandom issues, but almost everyone has K/S on her or his list of favourites. Of course we shall talk about the Reboot movie.

If you have any ideas for panels discussions or presentations, please email me at the address below.

Accommodation and all meals, including our Saturday evening buffet are included in the package price. We have the meals in the hall's pleasant dining room. Lunches are buffet style. Food is good, especially our Grand Saturday evening buffet. We dress up for this, anything from period dress to dress uniform.

Having meals so close means that we don't have to break up to go in search of food, which gives us more time for the Con.

The Con programme has many choices: you can go to a panel, watch a DVD, have a go at a competition or just relax in the lovely botanical gardens. The library is open all hours and we have a great collection of zines.

I think the 'regulars' would agree that Closet is a rather special occasion and well worth the trip. If you are coming from a distance why not have an extended holiday – maybe with your net/pen friend?

Leicester has good communication links with the rest of the UK and the Hall is only a taxi ride from the railway station.

To register please go to www.villagepresszines.co.uk and click on CLOSET.

For any other questions please email me rosemary.wild@virgin.net

PS Message to all old friends – we would love to see you again at CLOSET 10

Tue, Aug. 18th, 2009, 11:46 am
theficklepickle: (no subject)

Does anyone have any information about forthcoming slash-friendly conventions in Australia - small-scale events preferred?  If so, I'd be very grateful if they could point me in the right direction.  Thank you.

Fri, Jul. 3rd, 2009, 10:38 pm
commodoremarie: 5th Annual ComicCon Slashers Dinner

Where: Panda Inn at Horton Plaza
When: Friday, July 24th – 7:30pm
Come join us for an evening of fun and friendly company for the fifth year running! Just in case you're unsure, yes, we do mean slashers of the "homoerotic fanfiction" sort. In addition to the usual tasty food and great conversation, we'll be almost like our own little mini-convention, complete with custom badges, door-prizes, a swap-table, raffle, and more! A great way to meet new people and have a great time – we hope you'll join us!

My apologies for the late announcement, this has been a busy year.

Full Details and Registration Information Here

I need to make sure the restaurant knows how many of us are coming, so advance registration is necessary. We had around 35 folks last year, and we hope to make it an even bigger and better event this year!

Mon, Jun. 15th, 2009, 11:52 pm
esprix: A community for Minotaurs


The response to Stuart's untimely passing has been amazing and heartwarming and overwhelming. It's obvious he touched many lives and we all have a lot of good memories of him to carry with us.

I've started a community where we can share stories and pictures and have a place to gather to remember him. Everyone, please feel free to join and post to minotaursfriend, and pass the word on to anyone else you think would be appropriate.

Sun, Jun. 14th, 2009, 10:54 pm
esprix: Sad news


It is with the heaviest of hearts that I post this today. My very good friend, and I know good friend of many of you, Stuart Carroll (minotaurs) passed away this morning, June 14. During the night he suffered a massive heart attack, and despite tremendous efforts to save him, he passed away at 6:00 a.m. He had good friends by his side until the end, and his family is gathering to decide on the next steps.

I met Stuart when I ran Gaylaxicon in 2004 in San Diego, and together we not only started San Diego Queer Sci-Fi, but became good friends. Many of us gathered on a weekly basis to play board games, and he helped out with the new local San Diego convention, Conjecture. He also brought me into slash fandom, and when we attended CON.TXT together last year I was stunned by how both famous and loved he was by that community.

I cannot express how sad I am right now. He was a truly wonderful, intelligent, witty spirit that will be sadly and sorely missed by those who knew him.

Tue, Aug. 26th, 2008, 07:53 pm
wednesdayjones: Announcing Aetherica 2009 - A Fantasy Convention



Announcing Aetherica 2009 – A Fantasy Convention


We are proud to announce Aetherica, a new fantasy convention to take place in Chester, England on the weekend of June 19th – 21st, 2009.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in the centre of Chester will play host to a weekend of diverse fantasy-themed programming, ranging from presentations and panels to craft workshops and team building activities. Just as fantasy ranges from fairy tales to complex epics, So Aetherica will offer everything from in-depth literary analysis to whimsical games.

Guests of honour include Peter Beagle, a superb author best known for his novel, The Last Unicorn who has been described as “America’s greatest living fantasist,” and Joe Abercrombie, a critically acclaimed new talent whose books have been labelled as “edgy”, “humorous” and “compelling, with a gritty, real-life feel.”

Join us at midsummer 2009, and spend a weekend celebrating all that is magical.

Current membership rates are:
Adults: £35 (until November 16th 2008)
Juniors (5-18): £25
Infants (under 5): £5
Please see our website (Aetherica FAQ) for more details on the rates and price rises.

For more information about the convention, to join or to book a hotel room, see Aetherica.org

Media Enquires: Wednesday Jones
Publicity@aetherica.org

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