I was introduced to the League through Dart. My first year was actually a gift subscription from Dart after we had worked on some puzzles in The Enigma.
We attended Con 2001 in New Jersey which where I got my first real exposure to the Krewe. Dart and I invited the League to Concouver (2002). With Dart, Witz and Andreas, I was then a co-host for Concouver.
First Issue: 2000-09-01
Dart found his nom on his own, and mine was selected to compliment his; in mathematics (Dart's field) there is a “Penrose Tiling” made up of a dart and kite. Since I had no particular inspiration for a nom, Kite seemed to be a good choice. If we ever get around to composing puzzles, our combinom is Penrose. Several people (Xemu and Hot, I believe) composed Penrose tiled puzzles for ConCouver.
Photo at ConCouver by Tyger