Staff List

Please contact us with your suggestions for Penguicon 2021 – we are always striving to improve!  If you have emailed a ConCom member and not received a reply, please write to our Con Chair.

Convention Committee

Chair Dave “Ska” Green conchair21@penguicon.org
The Convention Chair is chosen by Penguicon’s Board of Directors to present a budget and create their unique spin on Penguicon in concert with their chosen Guests of Honor, Con Committee, staff, volunteers, and presenters. They run our Con Committee meetings and are the final stop for most decisions. If you aren’t sure who to contact with your concern or request, the Con Chair is always a good option.
Asst Chair Jessica Roland asstchair@penguicon.org
Registration Jeff Marraccini registration@penguicon.org
The Head of Registration manages our online registration system and wrangles our on-site registration process.
Hotel Rider Rae hotel@penguicon.org
The Hotel Liaison manages our relationship with the hotel and acts as an intermediary for all questions. In many cases, our unique contract with the hotel means you may get differing info if you contact them to answer questions – please try Rider first!
Talent Coordinator Could it be you? Volunteer today! talent@penguicon.org
Our Talent Coordinator acts as a one-stop-shop for our Guests of Honor (GoH) relationship. They arrange for our GoH liaisons and make sure they have everything they need for a great Penguicon experience.
Programming Chelle Silas programming@penguicon.org
Our Head of Programming works with their large department of volunteers to coordinate the hundreds of hours of events you see each year. This is an incredible process! If you have any questions your event’s track head can’t answer, feel free to write the Head of Programming.
Operations Sarah Jane Catlin ops@penguicon.org
The Head of Ops handles on-site incident response with their team, from missing cables to more serious concerns. If you have a question or concern at the convention, you are welcome to go to the Ops booth first, and they will direct you as needed.
Program Ops Cylithria Dubois programops@penguicon.org
Program Ops ensures that any changes made to our programming after the books are published are communicated to the attendees smoothly and efficiently.
Hospitality
(Con Suite)
Heather Williams consuite@penguicon.org
Our Head of Hospitality manages and maintains our amazing Con Suite – a food and drink haven for busy con attendees that comes free with your badge.
Logistics Llyod Williams logistics@penguicon.org
Logistics inventories, delivers, and otherwise manages our physical infrastructure – food track equipment, the Chaos Machine components, banners and signs, and any other Penguicon property.
Treasurer Amanda Long-Adams treasurer@penguicon.org
Our Treasurer works with every department to help maintain and track our annual budget, as well as handling expenses and refunds.
Communications Amy Wright communications@penguicon.org
The Communications department typically works with the other departments to communicate important updates to this year’s event, moderates our social media accounts, manages our Penguicon art assets, and handles press and photography.
Volunteers Brigit Bradakis volunteers@penguicon.org
The Head of Volunteers gathers and manages on-site volunteers, working with the rest of the staff to find areas that need more helping hands, and then placing willing volunteers into those roles in order to keep the convention running for the weekend!

Staff

Community Could it be you? Volunteer today! community@penguicon.org
Maker Market Jeanette Quirk makermarket@penguicon.org
Web Wrangler Jeff Ritter webadmin@penguicon.org
Communications Deputy Mark Ramm asstcomm@penguicon.org
Signage Scott Kennedy signs@penguicon.org
Roving Ops Could it be you? Volunteer today! .
Room Party Coordinator Could it be you? Volunteer today! roomparties@penguicon.org
Sponsors Angel “Bagel” Garrison sponsorship@penguicon.org
Ribbons Christine Bender .
Charity Could it be you? Volunteer today! .
Special Events Could it be you? Volunteer today! .
Bookstore Could it be you? Volunteer today! .
Accessibility Could it be you? Volunteer today! .

 

Board Of Directors

Penguicon is run by a Convention Committee for one year at a time, but also has a multi-year governing body, the Board of Directors. The Board makes decisions for future years of Penguicon, but does so only when unavoidable, in order to leave the Convention Committee with as much control of their weekend as possible. Multi-year decisions include:

  • Select each year’s Convention Chair.
  • Approve the Convention Chair’s budget proposal.
  • Keep the bank account.
  • Pay taxes.
  • Set down the eight minimum rules that each year’s Convention Committee expands on.
  • Collect private reports of isolated misconduct, to detect multi-year patterns of misconduct from any individual which may need to be addressed outside the convention weekend.
  • Provide information technology infrastructure.

The Board usually meets at Penguicon, but also meets four times a year at the headquarters in Farmington. Meetings are open to the public. You may email the Board Of Directors at: board-members-only@penguicon.org

President Randy Bradakis
Vice President Jessica Roland
Treasurer Amanda Long Adams
Director at Large James Hice
Secretary Chelle Silas