Fifty years ago this summer, humanity reached out into space and walked on Earth’s moon. Just over a hundred days after that anniversary, KiScon 2019 will open in Seattle. Get together with new and old friends to celebrate space exploration and space love - in all its forms!
KISCON 2019 - SEATTLE, NOVEMBER 1-3, 2019
Fly Me to the Moon…
"But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? … We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”
With these words, spoken in 1962, President John F. Kennedy took NASA’s human spaceflight program to a new level of publicity and national importance. It took several years for this goal to be accomplished, but on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins sat atop the Saturn V that launched them into space and into history.
The lunar module landed on July 20, 1969 and Armstrong reported: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
At 10:56 p.m. EDT Armstrong placed the first human foot on another celestial body. Earth watched as he declared: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." With a single step, one of mankind’s greatest dreams had become reality.
To the Moon and Beyond
KiScon 2019 will celebrate not only our love of K/S and Star Trek, but also the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. We’ll celebrate how the space age of the 1960s not only boldly went where no man had gone before, but launched generations of Star Trek and Sci-Fi fans who envisioned a future world united and at peace, a world that would one day be ready to seek out new life and new civilisations, guided by the idea of IDIC. K/S took on a special role in this process: maybe one of the most daring - and at times risky - fannish explorations, it turned out to be a giant leap for fandom in general and for our way of consuming and transforming media.
Please join us in Seattle for a weekend filled with inspiration and entertainment, discussion and creativity, fun and games. There will be many great activities, cosplay, art and zines, vid shows (and vid karaoke!), an exciting art auction, several competitions, and of course: the famous KiScon banquet. Meet old friends, and make new friends!
Judy and T’Lara
Co-Chairs KiScon 2019
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