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KiSCon 2015 Progress Report #8 - Our last! [Oct. 2nd, 2015|05:33 pm]
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For the last year and a half we have been giving you updates on the planning of KiSCon 2015. We want to take a moment to thank all of you who have supported the convention thus far and look forward to seeing all of you who plan to attend. Without that support – KiSCon would not be possible.

We also want to give a big “Thank You” for the members of our con committee who have been with us from the very beginning – Larissa, Linda and Kathy – as well as Killa, Caren, Mary and Liz who have joined our crew along the way. (We also want to acknowledge Stacy Doyle, our first webmaster, who passed in November, 2014. She will be remembered at the con.) They are the real heroes of KiSCon 2015!

It’s a month away from our celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. Hard to believe it’s almost here after all this time. Find out the latest information at the KiSCon website.

We have a few reminders for you. (And a couple of new items)

Help Support Your Con!
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KiScon 2015 - Quick Important Notes [Sep. 14th, 2015|10:57 pm]
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Just a Reminder...

There are only a couple of days left to get in on the Membership Price Special. See below. Any questions? registration@kiscon.org Please sign up and join us on Halloween weekend.

Help Support Your Con!

A Supporting membership can also help the con and can be converted to a full membership. You also get the goodies in the membership bag.

Go to www.kiscon2015.org and register today!

Rooms: You need to make room reservations at the DoubleTree soon to be included in the KiSCon room block rate. (KiSCon room rates are good until Oct 9 or when the block is full, whichever comes first.)
Room Sharing: For those looking to share a room – go to website www.kiscon2015.org and check out the Progress Report 7 under the heading of “Room Sharing.” The link is on the home page.
Travel: There are about 6 weeks until KiSCon 2015. Still plenty of time to make your travel plans. However, you should do it soon.

Volunteers: We are still looking for a few good fen. Let us know if you can help out.

Vid Submissions: If you want to squeeze in a premiering vid last minute, please get in touch with Lari as soon as possible (Sept 30 at latest): laribernstein+vidshow@gmail.com

Dealers: Have something to sell? Let us know. Go to the “Dealers” tab on the website or contact us at info@kiscon.org

Art Show and Auction: Are you planning to have art at the con? Check the Progress Report 7 under “Art Show” to find out the details.

“Labor Day and Back to School Price Special.”

When you register between now and September 15th your membership will be $130.00 That’s a ten dollar discount off the regular price!

So come and join the fun! This is shaping up to be a great KiSCon. We are hoping a whole lot of you are out there waiting until the last minute and our potential budget shortfall never materializes. We’ll think positively and anticipate seeing the lion's share of our previous KiSCon attendees again this year (as well as all you first time KiSCon attendees) here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

Judy & Amanda
KiScon co-chairs
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KiSCon 2015 Progress Report #7 [Sep. 5th, 2015|12:54 am]
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October 30 – November 1, 2015

Progress Report #7 – September 4, 2015

New Updates – A “Labor Day Membership Price Special,” Important Notice on the Hotel Room Block, new Programming Information and A Special Note to Vidders.

From Last Month’s Progress Report 6

(To read, go to: http://www.kiscon2015.org/Portals/27/pdfs/ProgressReport6.pdf)
A Plea from KiSCon co-chairs, Judy & Amanda:
Membership Numbers Are Low—
If You Can Come, Please Register Before the Price Goes Up

--- An Update from PR 6 ---

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Last chance for KiScon early-bird reduced membership! [Aug. 9th, 2015|12:44 pm]
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Just a quick reminder that early-bird reduced membership rates end for KiSCon 2015 on Monday, August 10.

We encourage you to get your memberships now! We need you to help make this year's KiScon a success. ♥

Go to www.kiscon2015.org to find info on signing up, getting a supporting membership, hotel info, room sharing and what's happening at the con. There, you can check out the latest Progress Report for all the details. Just click on the Progress Report window on the home page.

What's a supporting membership? A supporting membership is a way to financially support KiScon if you can't be there yourself. For $40 we will mail you the membership pack that attendees get, which includes a DVD of the con zine with all new stories and art, as well as a few other goodies. The con is a not-for-profit endeavor - any money over goes to a charity nominated by the convention committee.

Thank you for your support! We hope to see you there!

Judy & Amanda
KiScon co-chairs

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A Special Notice From KiScon 2015 [Aug. 4th, 2015|07:15 pm]
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October 30 – November 1, 2015 in Seattle, Washington


Progress Report #6 - August, 2015

We have some important info for K/S fans who also love Sherlock, and a plea on behalf of the KiScon committee.

First, a reminder: If you want to catch the discounted membership rate of $125.00, the deadline is August 9. After that it jumps to $140.00.
(See below for details)

First, A Plea from KiScon co-chairs, Judy & Amanda:
Membership Numbers Are Low—If You Can Come, Please Register Before the Price Goes Up, or Consider Helping the Con with a Supporting Membership!

Due to the dedication and hard work of the various KiScon committees over the years, the tradition continues of offering a high-quality, memorable KiScon event every couple of years to our loyal K/S fans. But every year it seems to get harder and harder to recruit the numbers that will allow us to break even on running these events.

Because the KiScon organizers are always committed to making these weekends quality events, we always hold these conventions at professionally catered hotel or business retreat venues. These make for a great con experience, but the only way to book these venues is to guarantee a certain number of attendees for both hotel sleeping rooms and food and are charged this cost up front. If we cannot make our numbers for the guaranteed hotel room block or for the banquet, the con committee must go out of pocket to make up the shortfall.

At Boston's KiScon in 2013, we took a poll of how many folks thought they would come to a Seattle KiScon if it were held in the Fall of 2015. By hand count we had comfortably over the number needed to cover our hotel/food commitment. So far, those attendees have not materialized.

This year, for KiScon 2015, even if we incur a loss, KiScon co-chairs, Judy and Amanda absolutely guarantee we will fulfill our commitment and go forward with the convention – there’s no question about that. But as it stands now, three months out, we have only two thirds of the attendees we need to meet our hotel room/food threshold. For overall projected costs, this translates into us being over $1500 short, which Judy and Amanda will be responsible for paying out of their own pocket.

We are speaking plainly about this matter because we hope if some of you are on the fence about attending, you will find this information may sway you to register—ideally before August 9th to get the early-bird rate of $125. If you are unable to attend, we ask you to consider a Supporting Membership. For $40, we will send you all the items in the KiScon Membership Packet, which includes the KiScon 2015 Zine and the Vid show, both of which will be on DVD. Buying a Supporting Membership will be a tremendous help to us, and if you do decide you can make it after all, your supporting membership will go towards the cost of a Full Membership.

Raffle and Art Auction

As a contingency, we also wish to announce that if we do not cover our expenses for the convention, we hope to make up our shortfall at least partially by any profit the convention may make with our raffle, and at our art auction. Normally other than a small seller’s fee for artwork, the proceeds would all go to a charity, but given our membership challenges this year, we hope that you will all be agreeable in making sure the convention costs are covered before donating auction funds to charity. However, should you wish to donate an item to the auction and would prefer the proceeds of the sale to go to charity, we will, of course, honor your wish.

We are hoping a whole lot of you are out there waiting until the last minute and this potential shortfall never materializes. We will think positively and anticipate seeing the lion's share of our previous KiScon attendees again this year in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

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KiScon 2015 - Progress Report #5 [Jul. 22nd, 2015|07:54 pm]
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October 30 – November 1, 2015


Progress Report 5 - July, 2015

DEADLINES are looming!!!
(See Registration - Below)

Our New Website!

That’s right – Want to still get membership at the $125.00 rate?

The last day to get your membership at this low price is coming up very soon…

9 August, 2015 (the last day of Shoreleave).

Membership rates will go up to $140.00 on August 10, 2015

Don’t miss out! Get your membership NOW!
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Need Roommate/s and hotel room [Jun. 28th, 2015|08:10 pm]
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I hope that it is okay to post this here.

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KiScon 2015 website update [Jan. 21st, 2015|08:00 pm]
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Our New Website!

Thanks to our webmaster, killabeez we now have a shiny new website, which is up and running with new updates. This website is easy to use and is accessible to you by computer and also your internet connected hand held devices. You can find it at KiScon2015.org

Come see our new digs!

Important - Please Read: Even though the old website www.kiscon.org is still up, we ask you not to get your membership through that site, as it has glitches. After our webmaster suddenly passed away just before she finished it, we've been putting all the paperwork through to get access to the site to sort out the issues. So, if you Google "KiScon 2015" the old site address will be the first to pop up. Please IGNORE IT! :-)

With our new website, you'll be able to stay informed about all KiScon updates as they become available. We have a great program of panels and talks planned, plus great vids, a costume contest, art show and auction, a zine library, a buffet dinner on Saturday night, and guest of honor Syn Ferguson! So when you’re ready, get your KiSCon 2015 membership at www.KiScon2015.org

Judy and Amanda
KiScon co-chairs
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KiScon 2015 Progress Report #3 [Jan. 14th, 2015|12:09 am]
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Progress Report #3 - January, 2015

The concom for KiScon 2015 hope you had a great holiday season and are looking forward to a slashy 2015: a year that will end with KiScon 2015 and the launch of the 50th anniversary of our beloved Star Trek! \o/

We have a few special and important announcements for your information below the cut.
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KISCON 2015 Progress Report [Dec. 4th, 2014|09:01 pm]
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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

Room Rate:
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.
Room Sharing:

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).

Supporting Membership:

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 panels@kiscon.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.

Video Program:
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 vidshow@kiscon.org

"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.

KiSCon Zine
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.


Have a great Holiday Season! Here is hoping we will see you at KiSCon 2015 – 50th Anniversary Celebration!

-- Judy and Amanda
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