|KISCON 2015 Progress Report
||[Dec. 4th, 2014|09:01 pm]
KiSCon - Kirk/Spock Slash Convention
KISCON 2015: Seattle, Washington, USA, October 30 – November 1, 2015
Progress Report 2 – December, 2014
From Judy - KiSCon2015 at aol dot com
Ok…I know it has been a while since I last posted a Progress Report for KiSCon. The summer was spent looking for just the right hotel and getting a few key people on board the KiSCon planning team. We are now one year away and counting! I know that sounds like a long time but in the life of the making of a con, it’s sooner that you think.
As I suggested in Progress Report 1 - I hope you all have been saving your credits and leave time so you too can attend KiSCon 2015.
Dates: October 30 – November 1, 2015
Hotel: We will be meeting at the
Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center
17620 International Blvd
Seattle, Washington, 98188-4001, USA
TEL: +1-206-244-4800 FAX: 1-206-248-4499
The hotel is across from SeaTac Airport and there is a hotel shuttle that will take only about 5 minutes to get you from the airport to the hotel. The hotel has a wonderful restaurant, Spencer’s, and it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are also several restaurants and fast food places within a mile of the Hilton.
For those who want to explore, the city, the light rail station is right on the corner next to the hotel. It is about a 30 minute ride to Westlake Mall (in the heart of downtown Seattle) and about 4 blocks from Pike’s Place Market. From there you can transfer to the Monorail which takes you right to the Seattle Center. Later Progress Reports will have more details on getting around the city
The Hilton is offering our members a KiSCon 2015 flat rate (for one to four people – one king or two queen beds) of $114.00 per night. When you call the hotel to make your reservation, make sure you tell them you are with KiSCon 2015. Make your reservations early. We have a limited room block at this rate.
Need to share the cost of a room at KiSCon 2015? We have two places for you to connect with others that want to room share.
(This is an open to the public site)
(This a closed site.You must be signed in to reach the forum. If you are not already registered on KirkSpockSlash, just click JOIN.)
Please note: While the KiSCon committee can provide this forum to help you get in touch with other fans looking for a roommate, we do not organize the room or admin the sharing options for you. You are responsible for making the reservation, arranging the cost splitting and deciding with whom you want to share.
KiSCon has a special discount rate of $8.00 per day.
Includes the Saturday Night “Catspaw” Cosplay Gala and Buffet.
• The membership for KiSCon 2015 is $125.00 until August 8, 2015 (Yes. That is Shore Leave weekend).
• From August 9th - October 1, 2015, membership is $140.00.
• From October 1 - October 20, 2015, and at the door, membership is $165.00
NOTE: Please do not send memberships after October 20th. We will do our best but cannot guarantee a Buffet ticket after October 20, 2015)
Please note: All membership fees are non-refundable.
Installment Payments for your Membership
If it will be easier for you, you can buy your membership in installments of 4 payments of $35.00 each. (The total extra by paying in installments help covers the cost of the extra handling.) If you choose to buy your membership this way, your membership must be paid in full no later than August 8th (Shore Leave weekend).
If you cannot attend KiSCon 2015 you can still help the con by getting a Supporting Membership. After the convention, we will send you all the items in the KiSCon Membership Packet. That includes the KiSCon 2015 Zine - which may be on a DVD or printed zine, depending on membership numbers. This also gives you a way to help make KiSCon 2015 a success. Supporting memberships are $40.00 each. Bonus: If you decide to attend the convention, you can apply your Supporting Membership to your full membership. Just pay the difference.
However you decide to attend, just go to the http://www.kiscon.org and fill out the membership form. Payment can be made via PayPal or by check (US residents only). If you do live in the US and can make your payment(s) via check, that would be great. We can save the PayPal fees that way. Just go to the website, www.kison.org, fill out the membership form and become a part of the convention. The PayPal button and the instructions for paying by check are right on the website under the link for registration.
Co-Chair Amanda Warrington will be heading our Program Department. If you have any ideas for a great panel or event, you can let her know via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have some wonderful programming planned. Here are just a couple of sneak peeks to start. More will be coming in later Progress Reports and on the KiSCon 2015 website.
Saturday Night “Catspaw” Cosplay Gala and Buffet:
Come and dress in your finery (costumes too) and prepare to sit down to a wonderful buffet meal. We also have a few surprises in store. Those that want to can participate in our Cosplay contest – come as your favorite Star Trek persona or something completely new. Arrgh…there be pirates (uh…prizes) here!
Vid Sing-A-Long and Dance:
This is where you can watch AND participate.
Special "Return to Tomorrow" Thursday Event:
For those of you who are coming earlier, we are planning an outing to the EMP/Science Fiction Museum. It is the home of all things SF including Captain Kirk’s original captain’s chair. EMP is located at the Seattle Center (home of the 1962 Century 21 World’s Fair) and is right next to the Space Needle and the Chihuly Glass Museum. This will be an extra fee over the cost of your membership. You will have to cover the cost of the admittance to EMP and the Light Rail/Monorail round trip.
If you are interested in joining this outing, check the Science Fiction Museum Box on your membership form and I will give you up updates on this event.
Larissa Bernstein is heading up the big task of dusting off all those old vids and asking you for some new ones. This KiSCon is all about anniversaries - what better occasion to celebrate over 30 years of K/S and Star Trek vidding, from the earliest TOS slide shows to the most recent reboot creations!
The convention will feature three fanvid shows:
1. Premieres on Friday night
2. Classics as part of the day program on Saturday
3. K/S Vid Dance and Sing-a-Long on Saturday night
Come into the Observation Lounge (video room) where you can watch Star Trek episodes, movies, fanvid collections, and other Trek-related productions (e.g. "Mind Meld", "The Captains", "How William Shatner Changed the World", Making Of, Trailers, parodies) throughout the day.
In order to make this vid program as awesome as possible, we need your contributions! See the website for instructions and for more details on how to submit fanvids.
If you'd like to create a special documentary vid (which could be shown as a panel during the day program) that deals with the history or a specific aspect of Trek and/or K/S, please get in touch with us as well. Go to www.kiscon.org and click on the Video Show link.
In addition, we'd like to ask for your opinions and your recommendations: Which fanvids do you consider classics? Which vid creations have influenced your way of seeing Trek and K/S? Which vids do you consider essential milestones in K/S fandom? Contact Larissa at email@example.com
"A Piece of the Action" Dealers Room and “Obsession” Art Show:
If you are a dealer/artist and want to display/sell your wares/artwork, go to the www.kiscon.org to see what is required.
Recreation Room One (Dealers / Art Show / Lending Library / Gaming Room):
This room is large enough for all 4 in one room. You’ll be able to visit and see the outstanding artwork, the offerings of the dealers. Check out an old favorite zine or maybe one you have never read from the "That Which Survives" Lending Library – or sit with friends at the "The Gamesters of Triskelion” Game Table and play a games of Star Trek Scrabble, Monopoly, Uno, or even put together a puzzle or two.
Mess Hall (Hospitality):
It is located in the suite right above the function rooms. Come in and grab a cup of coffee/tea/cocoa or juice and a bite before programming starts and other times during the day or join us for some late night K/S world domination discussions with other members.
Part of the packet all members will receive is the convention’s zine. We’re looking for contributions! We need your stories, poetry and art work to make this a great anniversary zine! You don’t have to be a con member to be included – this could be your way of participating, even if you’re unable to attend, and you’ll get a copy of the zine! Please note, the zine may be on DVD, depending on con numbers. If you’re interested in contributing, please contact us at KiSCon2015@aol.com
We are asking all of our fellow K/Sers!!
Please share your talent with us. It’s time to start planning your great stories and poetry, your art masterpieces and your awesome K/S vids so they can be showcased at KiSCon 2015.
Together let’s make 2015 another KiSCon success.
We still need a lot of volunteers to put on KiSCon. If you are interested in taking on a task for the con (or even if you would be willing to help out for a few hours at the con) please email me www.KiSCon2015@aol.com. We would love to have you on board.
That’s it for now. Keep checking the website for more updates, www.kiscon.org . If you have any questions please contact the department you need to talk with via the website department emails. Your questions will be forwarded to the department head. You call also email me at KiSCon2015@aol.com.
REMEMBER – A KISCON MEMBERSHIP MAKES A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT TO YOURSELF!!
Have a great Holiday Season! Here is hoping we will see you at KiSCon 2015 – 50th Anniversary Celebration!
-- Judy and Amanda