|Launching KiScon 2017 in Los Angeles!
||[Feb. 26th, 2016|08:59 pm]
KiSCon - Kirk/Spock Slash Convention
We are thrilled to announce that KiScon is returning to Los Angeles 15-17 September 2017, and membership is open! We will be celebrating 50 years since the airing of Amok Time on 15 September 1967 – that slashiest of episodes that launched a thousand fanfics!
We’ll be spending the weekend reminding ourselves why we love this fandom so much through a strong program of panels and talks, a fabulous art show and auction, and a wonderful vid show and sing-along. We’ll also be hosting the Babel Banquet on Saturday night, during which members will vote on the best costume in the cosplay contest. The emphasis is on fun, so we’ll start the con with icebreakers and games in the Opening Ceremony, and in addition to the program, we’ll have lots of quizzes, games and a caption contest with prizes for each throughout the weekend.
Membership to KiScon is $140, and includes all three days of programming, a membership pack to include the con zine and a DVD of the vid show, plus lots of other goodies and a lovely meal on Saturday night. If you book before 15 September 2016, you can get a discounted membership of just $130.
KiScon will be held at the LAX Holiday Inn where we’ve negotiated a discount room rate of $139 per night for up to four people per room. If you’re flying in, we’re just a stone’s throw from the airport. The rate is also available for three days either side of the con, so if you’re from out of town, you can spend time being a tourist! We’ve booked out all the function space, which means we’ll have complete privacy for the entire weekend!
If you can’t make the convention, please consider supporting the con. With the passing of the Great Recession, all hotels have ramped up their booking fees since we were last in the city, so while we’re working to a tight budget, every little extra in the coffers helps! Supporting Membership is $40, for which you’ll receive the convention membership pack, and the satisfaction of knowing that some of it will be donated to the con charity (to be voted on at the con), and you’re also helping a great fandom event. The wonderful thing is, if you change your mind and decide to come to the con, you can convert to the full membership at the rate when you initially supported.
Further details about KiScon and how to book the hotel is available at our website: KiScon.org.
We look forward to seeing you next year at KiScon 2017!
Rhaegal & Amanda Warrington