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Update? [Oct. 9th, 2014|11:36 pm]

ashayatreldai
Hi guys,

I have family in the US, and I'm planning to come over next year and thinking about coming to KiSCon... (*wheeeeeeee!*)

Do we have any further information yet other than dates? Given that I'm coming from a looooooooong way over the sea, it'd be good to have as much info as I can, as early as it can be provided.

With thanks,

Ashaya
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KISCON 2015 [Mar. 18th, 2014|09:25 am]

catalenamara
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KISCON 2015
Seattle, Washington, USA

From Judy:
KiSCon2015@aol.com

Judy announces: “I've narrowed down the dates for KiSCon 2015 to the end of March 2015 or the end of October 2015. The October venue and sleeping room rates are cheaper so I am leaning towards that date. It is also closer to 2016 which is the real 50th anniversary of our beloved Star Trek. On the other hand, the March dates are closer to K/S day and the weekend before the two big SciFi cons here in Seattle; Norwescon and Sakura. (Yes they both happen on Easter weekend.)

If you have a strong opinion about either the March or October date, please let me know. I can't tell you the date you prefer will be picked but if I get a lot of preference for one over the other, that may tip the scales. I have to let the hotel know soon.

Why are we not having KiSCon in 2016 you ask? Well, the people I talk to at the Boston KiSCon all felt there would be so many Star Trek celebrations (cons) that we would want to attend in 2016, many of which will have our favorite guys attending, we did not want KiSCon to have to compete with the big cons. Personal budgets have to be taken into consideration.

So our group’s 50th anniversary celebration will happen at KiSCon 2015! Seattle is a great place to have a SciFi con. I have been getting lots of great ideas and I have some very special events and goodies planned.

So start saving up those pennies now!!! Conventions rely on enough people attending to make it work so spread the word to all the other K/S fans out there.

More details will be coming over the next few months. The current email address for KiSCon 2015 is below. Website will be up as soon.

--Judy
KiSCon2015@aol.com
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Zine library is open! [Nov. 2nd, 2013|02:40 am]

marymonroe
And we have a whopping 143 zines to offer you! I am so glad that so many people contributed to assemble this amazing Library. It is there because of YOU!

Quick remidner that the library is located in Central Square room, the same room as the dealers, and will be open for sure in the hour before panels start each morning and during all meal times; it might also be open during panels depending on the librarians' availability, so please do stop by and check! You can consult the list of zines and their availability at all times at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuIkCwRtORYcdGVfajVGVmd1d21WTzJrUEFjNlZ0Umc&usp=sharing

If you want a zine and nobody is there, you can grab on any of us librarians (Mary Monroe, Priyanka and Karl) and ask us to come open the Library for you.

We will ask that zines be returned by noon on Sunday, except for those that belong to people leaving early; if that is the case, you will be notified at checkout.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Mary
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LA Weekly article about slash with some K/S references [Nov. 1st, 2013|08:18 am]

catalenamara
LA Weekly article about slash with some K/S references:

http://www.laweekly.com/2013-10-31/news/slash-fan-fiction/full/
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Fanzine Library - URGENT!! [Oct. 27th, 2013|06:46 pm]

marymonroe
This is an emergency call to all attendees!

So far not a single person has come forward to offer to bring zines for the Library. The librarians are getting concerned. This is a reminder that the existence of the Fanzine Library is entirely dependant on your loans. If nobody brings zines, there can be no library!

I am bringing about 10 of my own zines, maybe 12 if I push it, but I am coming by bus from Canada; this is all I can carry in my single suitcase and haul around on the subway. As much as I wish I could, I cannot supply the whole library on my own.

So if you have a zine collection large or small, please please consider contributing! I am especially adressing Boston locals or people coming in by car, for whom bringing zines might be easier, but everyone else, if you bring just one or 2 zines it can make a huge difference collectively. Bring zines that as a reader you'd like to browse if you had an hour or two, or zines you would show a new fan.

Please drop a note to monroe_mary at Yahoo.fr to tell me if you can bring anything, or if you have any questions or concerns! No need to give me a list of what you'd bring, but a simple "Hey, I think I might be able to bring 3!" would alleviate my worries immensely.

Thank you very much!

Mary
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Zine library [Oct. 23rd, 2013|04:25 am]

marymonroe
Hi everyone!

The KiSCon zine library is currently getting set up... now all we need is the zines! We are looking for generous attendees willing to bring some of their zines to be lent out over the weekend. It can be 2, 5, 10 or 20, everything is welcome. Ownership and checkouts/checkins will be carefully recorded and in between, your zines will be carefully looked after by three fierce librarians :). Your contribution might help a newer fan discover the beauty of zines, give a fellow K/Ser the opportunity to browse a zine they hadn't been able to get theirs hands on, or simply make someone discover a beautiful new-to-them story!

Suggestion of zines to bring:
-Anthologies and short novels (as reading time will probably be limited to short periods for everyone)
-Classics
-Zines with nice art
-Stories not available online
-The favorites you're dying to share with others
We recommend that all fragile zines or collectibles be left at home.
Zine with K&S hurt/comfort are also accepted.

If you are willing to contribute to the Library, please email me at monroe_mary@yahoo.fr. We need to get an idea of how many zines we can count on ASAP. I'll be happy to answer any questions as well.

Mary, Library coordinator
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IMPORTANT: Membership deadline and hotel update [Oct. 15th, 2013|05:26 pm]

blackbird_song
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Memberships: The last chance to register for an Attending Membership at KiScon 2013 with a guaranteed seat at the Babel Banquet is Wednesday, October 23rd at 12 noon, EDT. It will be possible to buy Attending Memberships after that for a few days, but participating in the Banquet can't be guaranteed. There is no closing date currently set for Supporting Memberships.

Hotel: Our contact at the hotel has added a few more King Suites to our block at the con rate of $139/room per night. If you're considering booking a room, the last day to do so at the con rate is Monday, October 21st. After that, the rate reverts to the significantly higher rack rate. The figure I've heard for sure is $209/night, and that will rise.

Website: www.kiscon.org
email: kiscon2013@gmail.com

There will be a longer, more fun update in a couple of days, when I can stop coughing long enough. ;)
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KiScon 2013: Three weeks away! [Oct. 8th, 2013|12:14 am]

blackbird_song
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Well, 3.57142857 weeks, as Spock would point out. And that's an approximate figure.

When: November 1st - 3rd.
Where: The Embassy Suites Boston - At Logan Airport. They've given us an extension until this Friday, October 11th, to get King Suites at the con rate of $139/room per night (max occupancy 4 people), so go here to book a room at the con rate RIGHT NOW. The rate is available for the nights of October 29th - November 5th, and includes full breakfast and Internet for everyone in the room! Sorry, but all the Queen Suites in the hotel have sold out.

Memberships

We still have room for more people to join the fun. And I have to tell you that it really does look like it's going to be fun! I'm not raising the membership fees, as the economy is very hard. So for $99.95, you can come and hang out with others who love K/S and:
  • Dress up as your favorite canon or fanon visiting dignitary at Saturday night's Babel Banquet
  • Browse the incredible new and classic K/S art at the Art Show
  • Buy that bit of art you loved so much at the Auction
  • Read a zine that you've borrowed for a day or two from the KiScon Zine Library
  • Meet some of this fandom's best writers in person - including our Guest of Honor and Special Guests!
  • Watch gorgeous vids in the company of dozens of other fans - no more sighing alone!

And if you can't make it to the event (just excuse me for a moment while I attempt to control my tears), you can join us in spirit and get the KiScon Swag Bag* with a Supporting Membership of just $49.95!

Sign up here: www.kiscon.org/con_reg.php

And there's even more good stuff!Collapse )
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KiScon 2013: Hotel update [Oct. 5th, 2013|11:40 pm]

blackbird_song
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The Embassy Suites Boston - at Logan Airport has given us an extension until October 11th to book rooms under our special rate of $139/room per night. Just as a reminder, this rate includes a full, cooked breakfast and Internet for each person in the room.

At this time, all the two-bed (Queen) suites are sold out, but there are one-bed (King) suites available, with a maximum occupancy of four per room. (There is a large sofabed in the living room.) The rate applies from October 29th-November 5th.

To book a room, here's the link: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BOSAPES-KCO-20131101/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
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KiScon 2013 Vid Show update [Sep. 10th, 2013|09:32 am]

blackbird_song
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A wonderful person has stepped up enthusiastically to do the Vid Show! You can email her your video submissions or send them to her on a DVD. Just be sure to let her know if she can put them on the Vid Show DVD that goes to all the members, or if you want them only to be shown at the convention.

For more details, please email Karen at kpicciott@yahoo.com
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