April 8th, 2008

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KiScon Update: Special Auction Item

KiScon Update
KiScon 2008
A Kirk/Spock Slash Convention
May 2 – 4, 2008
Los Angeles, California
Website: ksconvention.com

A Very Special Auction Item!

Joyce has announced:

"I've made a Kirk/Spock cross-stitched pillow top in hopes of adding a bit more excitement to Kiscon's already high level of anticipation. It's one of Ivy's creations rendered into a cross-stitched pillow pattern. Over 60 hours of work have gone into creating this piece.”

We are going to auction this beautiful pillow top at KiScon at the auction on Sunday, May 4, at approximately 11:00 am (PDT).

You can see the pillow top here. Joyce made the pattern from one of Ivy’s lovely CGAs:

http://math-magician.livejournal.com/7222.html

It is suitable for framing or to make into a pillow. If it is made into a pillow, the color will be chosen by whoever wins it.

Because it is so unique, we also will open bidding to people who cannot attend the convention.

If you cannot attend but want to bid on the pillow top, please e-mail the following information to Kathleener@aol.com no later than 12:00 midnight (Pacific Time) on Monday, April 28. Please title your email: KiScon Auction Bid.

--- Your full name

--- Your full e-mail address

--- Your opening bid

--- The phone number with area code where you can be reached around 11:00am (PDT) on Sunday, May 4.

(Please note: We regret we can only make calls to numbers within the United States.)

--- Your maximum bid (You absolutely will not go over this amount, no matter what)

--- If you have no maximum bid and want to “stay in the running,” please indicate that preference.

If your bid is in the top 1-2 in contention to win the pillow top we will call you during the auction. From that point on, you will be part of the “live” auction! We will tell you the in-person bids as they are given and simultaneously accept your phone bids until only one top bidder (in person or on the phone) wins the pillow top. If you are the winner, you will immediately know you’ve won (and Congratulations!).

A thought for interested people outside the United States: Perhaps you can arrange with an American friend who can bid for you either via the online phone bid or in person at the convention. (If anyone is willing to do this for our foreign fan friends?)

If anyone who is not present at the convention wins the auction, I will contact you shortly after the convention to arrange payment and shipping.

Any questions? Just email me at Kathleener@aol.com
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Classic Trek filming locations

KiScon Update
KiScon 2008
A Kirk/Spock Slash Convention
May 2 – 4, 2008
Los Angeles, California
Website: ksconvention.com

I’ve been asked about whether it’s possible to visit any of the places where Classic Trek was filmed. Trek, of course, was mostly filmed indoors on Desilu and Paramount soundstages, but several episodes were filmed in outdoor locations.

Here’s a link to a listing of the filming locations used in all of the Treks:

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Filming_locations#The_Original_Series

The location most often used for TOS outdoor scenes is Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in northern Los Angeles County (including the episodes "Arena", "The Alternative Factor", "Shore Leave", and "Friday's Child") .

For anyone attending the con “enterprising enough” (OK, OK, so I don’t usually indulge in puns) to want to visit, you can find driving directions here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasquez_Rocks

Maybe a group of people would want to go? Feel free to discuss on the list. (I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve never been to Vasquez Rocks... though I have driven past that area any number of times.)

Kathy R.