September 12, 2023
Tickets for George Takei lecture available on Sept. 20
George Takei — author of the 2023 K-State First Book "They Called Us Enemy" — will give a Wednesday, Sept. 27, lecture at Kansas State University. Tickets will be available for K-State students, faculty and staff to pick up beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20.
The lecture, "Where No Story Has Gone Before: An Evening with George Takei," will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 at McCain Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to K-State students, faculty and staff. Tickets are required and must be picked up in person.
K-State students, faculty and staff can begin picking up tickets on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from the McCain box office. One ticket per person will be allowed and students, faculty and staff must show a current K-State Wildcat ID card. The McCain box office is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday.
To minimize waiting time at the McCain box office, students, faculty and staff who do not yet have an account with McCain are encouraged to sign up for one in advance on the McCain website by selecting "Create a new account."
The location for overflow seating for K-State students, faculty and staff will be announced a week before the event. There will be overflow seating on the Manhattan, Salina and Olathe campuses.
Members of the community beyond K-State are encouraged to visit the Stiefel Theatre in Salina to purchase tickets to George Takei's lecture on Friday, Sept. 29.
"They Called Us Enemy" is an illustrated memoir that Takei co-wrote with Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker. The story provides a window into the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II through the eyes of Takei and his family. It offers Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.
The K-State lecture is co-sponsored by K-State First, the Student Governing Association diversity programming fund, Sigma Tau Delta English honor society, K-State Libraries and the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies. View a complete list of sponsors for 2023 common book programming.