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KiScon 2017 update #1 [Sep. 22nd, 2016|08:23 pm]
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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!

15 September 2016 was also supposed to be the last day of our early-bird registration rate of $130, but because both of us have been travelling (to Kismet, among other things!) and forgot to send out a reminder, we’re extending the early-bird registration period by one month until 15 October 2016. After that, the rate will rise by $10.

If you can't attend, please consider buying a supporting membership for $40, which doesn’t include admission to the convention but does include the zine and DVD. If you then decide later that you want to attend the convention, you can upgrade by paying the difference to the full membership price in effect at the time you initially signed up.

You can sign up online here.

We hope to see lots of you in Los Angeles next year to celebrate 50 years of pon farr!

LLAP,

Rhaegal & Amanda Warrington
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Launching KiScon 2017 in Los Angeles! [Feb. 26th, 2016|08:59 pm]
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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!

LL&P

Rhaegal & Amanda Warrington
KiScon co-chairs
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KiSCon 2015 Progress Report #8 - Our last! [Oct. 2nd, 2015|05:33 pm]
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awarrington
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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)


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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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KISCON 2015
October 30 – November 1, 2015
www.kiscon2015.org


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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awarrington
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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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KISCON 2015


October 30 – November 1, 2015 in Seattle, Washington


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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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awarrington
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KISCON 2015


October 30 – November 1, 2015


KiScon.org

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'm looking for a room and roommates for KiSCon that is being held in Seattle WA, this fall. Read more...Collapse )
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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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