ConQuesT 53 is pleased to welcome two Fan Guests of Honor: Ken Keller and Jim Young.
Ken Keller is Kansas City’s hometown Fan Guest of Honor. Ken was originally selected to be Fan GOH for ConQuesT 52 (2021), which was held virtually due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Ken has been active in science fiction fandom since 1963 as a fan artist, fan writer, editor of fanzines, co-founder of the Kansas City Science Fiction & Fantasy Society, and instigator of Kansas City’s 50-year tradition of fan-run science fiction conventions. He also organized Kansas City’s winning bid for and chaired the 34th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon, held in 1976.
Jim Young was originally scheduled to be Fan GOH for ConQuesT 51 (2020), which was canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Jim is a long-time fan from Ohio. He attended his first con (Marcon in Columbus, Ohio) in 1981 and his first World Con (Chicon IV) in 1982… and he’s been volunteering at cons ever since. He’s also a fan of all of Cleveland Ohio’s professional sporting teams.
The 2022 ConQuesT is the 53rd con sponsored by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. The event focuses on the literary and artistic aspects of the genre, but includes a broad selection of events for fans, cosplayers, and creators (such as writers, artists, filmmakers, etc.).
ConQuesT, Kansas City’s longest-running fan-run science fiction convention, will be held in person May 27-29, 2022, (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. conquestkc.org | https://www.facebook.com/ConQuesTKC