September 26th, 2010

children of dune - leto 1

announcement: KiScon 2011

So weirdly enough, I've still never been to a Star Trek convention (or to LA, airports totally do not count), but that apparently will change.

KiScon 2011 has been announced by awarrington and rhaegal. I'm going to cut and paste their announcement from the Kirk/Spock Community and the KiScon Community directly.

KiScon 2011: Boldly Going Where No K/S Con Has Gone Before!

We are thrilled to announce that membership is open for KiScon 2011. On June 24-26 2011, we're taking you to the Kyoto Grand Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate 45 years of the epic romance between Kirk and Spock, the pairing that invented slash fandom and remains the most enduring!

Over the years, fanfiction has taken Kirk and Spock through the Mirror Universe, Alternate Universes, and now we have the Reboot Universe. In 2011, we mark their 45th anniversary with a celebration of K/S in all its incarnations.

For KiScon 2011, we head to the heart of downtown Los Angeles, to spend a fun-packed weekend rediscovering the excitement and the passion that drew us all to this pairing, in the company of other fans.

We're proud to announce we will be joined by our two fabulous Guests of Honor Kathleen Resch and Seperis.

Membership costs only $99 until May 1st 2011, rising to $119 after that date, and includes all three days of programming (panels, vids, presentations and games) and the Babel Banquet on Saturday evening where costumes are encouraged! Space is limited, so join now to avoid disappointment.

Hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate of only $109 per room per night (exc. tax) for up to two sharing - so bring a friend! This rate is also available three days either side of the convention, so that you can add a vacation to your visit. Further information about the hotel, including online booking, is available on our website.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please drop us a line here on LiveJournal, or at: info [at] kiscon [dot] org. We can't wait to see you in LA next summer!

KiScon 2011 co-chairs
Amanda Warrington and Rhaegal
awarrington & rhaegal

KiScon 2011 Website

For the record, I was genuinely shocked to be asked by the concomm to come to this, and I think I irritated the hell out of awarrington with emails asking if she'd like, asked the wrong person. To be fair, I was sleep-deprived from going from the beach to [personal profile] svmadelyn's to VVC and also by Saturday I was not entirely sober, but she forgave me. And considering who Kathleen Resch is--seriously, go look at her bio and boggle at those credentials for a minute--beyond words humbled, but also hugely honored. Trek wasn't just my first fandom in fanfiction and fannishness--it's been a part of my life practically since birth, through TOS and TNG and Voyager, every Star Trek movie ever made, and a ridiculous number of Trek novels I still have, moldering on my bookshelf, even the really, really bad ones. And the really, really interesting ones that were published before Star Trek got all standardized (yes, the one with Kirk, Spock, and the Free Agent Mary Sue actually a threesome this was published really oh my God yes; also the one with the Kirk clone married off to The Romulan Commander after being cloned because this guy wanted him so much, God I love Trek).


You should come! It will be fun! Not that this should be a motivator or anything, but I'll have to do like, some panels and I have no idea what to do so I will totes take suggestions? Okay, sure, that's more for me than anyone else, but I'll totally credit whoever comes up with one. My ideas are all like "How about a panel on squeeing over Spock?" which isn't really a panel, I don't think. Though honestly, wouldn't that be fun. Also, [personal profile] svmadelyn promised--promised--to come so you know what happens on Sunday night, just in a new location. Admittedly, it will be weird without a mezzanine.

Star Trek! TOS and Reboot! Kirk/Spock! Fangirls! All of my favorite things!

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okay, do you recognize this sherlock fic? also, recs

I was getting together a rec post for Sherlock and AIRPS, and then realized I couldn't find this one--and I can't believe I didn't mark it correctly when I bookmarked it--and it's kind of driving me crazy.

It's Sherlock BBC, Sherlock/John, with Sherlock as asexual, they have sex and Sherlock really doesn't like it, but he does like the cuddling and snogging bits. Sherlock POV, very sweet--well, this is Sherlock, so sweet for Sherlock. I know there are several good ones in the fandom, so if you also want to rec some, that would be nice as well. I love the porn, but this is the first fandom I've been in where asexual romanticism is very much a genre and it's been fascinating to read it. I think I've hit most of them, but I'm totally open to re-reading.

Anyway, a few of the current recs. You have probably already seen these, but I'm okay with that.


NOT UPDATED YET GOD WHY - Starstruck by [personal profile] akavertigo, Adam/Kris, AU. I am not crying or anything, for the record (yes I plan to keep this up indefinitely.)

Paying the Rent by [personal profile] astolat, Adam/Kris, AU. Its' literally the sweetest, fluffiest, most adorable rentboy fic ever. It also hits like, most of my kinks that don't involve sharp objects and guns, and is as warm as caramel melting off a spoon. Daww. Oh Kris. Only you.

Through the Storm We Reach the Shore by stickmarionette. Gorgeous, long exploration of Kris, Adam, relationships, and Kris being admirably ruthless.

Always the Best Friend by jeyhawk, Adam/Kris, Kris/Brad, AU. In which Adam has logical breakdown and Kris gets kind of tired of it. God I love Jeyhawk.

Tightly Knit by jeyhawk, Adam/Kris, AU. A knitting fic. *enchanted* In which Kris owns a yarn and knitting store--YES HE DOES--and Adam learns to knit. To say this makes me squee happily is to seriously understate the case.

rememberingAlly by blue_scribbles, Adam/Kris, highschool AU. This one surprised me when it turned out that the high school au part was not setting or excuse but plot point and done shockingly well. I've read this about--God, thirty times now?--and every time I'm still bowled over by how much the author did with this cliche until I forgot it was a cliche at all. Warnings for character death prior to story beginning and child neglect/abuse. This was just--wow. I feel weird calling it comfort fic, but it really is, in all the best possible ways.

Dreaming Out Loud by [personal profile] jerakeen, Adam/Kris, AU. Oh God, this is everything I love in comfort fic. Kidfic and romance and telephone relationships and just--God. Jerakeen's my go-to when I'm having a bad day anyway--seriously, her fic is long, lush, happy-ending'ed, and filled to the brim with plot, dialogue, romance, and utter sweetness, so like, that's a given--but this one just makes me stupidly happy. Also with cut scenes!


The Death and Resurrection of the English Language by wordstrings, Sherlock/John - you don't need to read the two earlier fics, but it's recommended for context and for the fact it works in new and interesting ways if you have: An Act of Charity and Paradox Suite. This one is Sherlock POV and interestingly stable despite the fact that Sherlock is anything but. A fascinating view of what goes on in his head as well.

And You're The Prize by giddygeek, Sherlock/John. Mycroft kidnaps John to hurry the Sherlock/John UST up a bit. Mycroft is a fangirl. A terrifying, terrifying fangirl.

Kid in a Candy Store by fialleril. Sherlock needs a new riding crop and as there are no bridle stores nearby, he goes to the next best place. With John. Thing is, I can see this happening. Especially with the dildos. Just. Yeah.

Unusual Symmetry by Mresundance, Sherlock/John, asexual romance. It's a very neat encapsulation of their relationship, committed and even romantic but not sexual, and how John and Sherlock go about it.

A Packet of Crisps and a Retcon Pill by jinxed_wood, gen, crossover with Torchwood. I felt bad for Gwen and the rest of it--yeah. I can see this. Sherlock's observation skills--and for that matter, his interrogation skills--are really in evidence.

That Thing You Like by Miss Pamela, Sherlock/John. John goes home for Christmas with Sherlock and stops arguing about whether they're together or not. I like John's POV, and I especially like how he works this out through the story. And the pub thing. God did I love the scene in the pub. And for the record, yeah, Sherlock's mom scares me. Kinda see where Mycroft gets it.

Let Me Kiss You by out_there, Sherlock/John. This kind of started as an escalating kissing situation, with John not entirely sure what's going on but he seems okay with it anyway. Also, Sherlock is not subtle. Nice long read.

Talk About the Blind Leading the Visually Challenged and The Game Is On. It Is So On. by pforte, Sherlock/John. Okay, besides being a good ship fic and being very good with the characters, also hot and kinky and yeah, read now. Happy.

Pedestrian by vegarin, gen. John and Moriarty before the end of The Great Game. I might have recced this already, but it deserves a second rec; this is one of the best John fics I've read, period, and may be my favorite in the fandom just for how much the author did with this, both establishing John's character and more than that, establishing completely what John and Sherlock are to each other.

This exchange:
"You, Dr. Watson, are assisting me with testing a theory on Sherlock Holmes, who, minds you, despite my best effort - all right, maybe a mediocre effort at best - still remains somewhat of a mystery, which pretty much happens, well, never. And I can assure you, John, you will enjoy this."

Fantastic. John tries not to sound too dubious. "And how much, pray tell, will I be enjoying this trying process, exactly?"

"Oh, very much, I should think. You'll finally be convinced he does, in fact, care for the lives of others, especially for yours." Moriarty is mockingly benign. "You did want to know, yes?"

Something in John goes cold. "I'm sorry, what?"

"Either Sherlock will waver at the sight of you, or he won't. Which do you think it will be, John? Wouldn't you like to find out?"

And John's eventual answer to it. This story is, for me, the John character analysis. Wry, witty, practical, resigned, and determined all at once. And so very real.

Untitled Hotness by ladyflowdi - um. Hot. Kitchen sex. Wall sex. Table sex. With butter. Go.

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