Join ConCom or staff! Contact our ConChair with any questions. Open positions:

  • Sponsorship – ConCom Level
  • Volunteers– ConCom Level
  • Room Parties Liaison – Staff Level under Hotel
  • Community Liaison – Staff Level under Communications
  • Charity Liaison – Staff Position under Chair or Asst Chair
  • Special Events – Staff Position under Programming
  • Signage– Staff Position Under Communications
  • Social Media– Staff Position Under Communications
  • Ops Desk Staff – Staff Position under Operations.
  • Logistics Staff – Staff Position under Logistics.
  • Consuite Staff – Staff position under Consuite Head.
  • Program Ops Staff – Staff position under Program Operations

Interested in becoming a member of Team 2023 and want to apply for one of the above positions?
Message our ConChair  and we will be in touch! If you have emailed a ConCom member and not received a reply, please write to our ConChair.



Chair: Dave “Ska” Green [email protected]  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.

Assistant Chair: Jeff
“Mariachi” Marraccini [email protected]  Our Assistant Chair supports the Con Chair in numerous ways and is on hand to lend expertise and experience.

Registration: James Hoxey [email protected]  The Head of Registration manages our online registration system and wrangles our on-site registration process.


Programming: Chelle Silas [email protected]  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: Paul Keyes [email protected]  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: Lithie Dubois [email protected]  Program Ops ensures that any changes made to our programming after the books are published are communicated to the attendees smoothly and efficiently.
Communications: Amy Wright [email protected]  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.

Logistics: Dan Eckerd [email protected]  Logistics inventories, delivers, and otherwise manages our physical infrastructure – food track equipment, the Chaos Machine components, banners and signs, and any other Penguicon property.


Talent Coordinator: Colleen Nye [email protected]  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.


Treasurer: Jessica Roland [email protected]  Our Treasurer works with every department to help maintain and track our annual budget, as well as handling expenses and refunds.


Volunteers: Open position. Contact Ska at [email protected] for more info. [email protected]  The Head of Volunteers gathers and manages volunteers, working with the rest of the staff to find areas which need more helping hands and then placing willing volunteers into those roles in order to keep the convention running smoothly!


Accessibility: Chelle Silas [email protected]  The Accessibility Head ensures that all aspects of Penguicon are accessible to everyone.


ConSuite: Dan Eckerd [email protected]  The ConSuite Head oversees the creation of the food, fun, and fabulousness that is ConSuite.


Hotel Liaison; Lithie Dubois [email protected]  The Hotel Liaison works with the concom to oversee the management of things like the hotel contract, room special requests, event space management, and amenities.


IT/Support/Tech: Paul Keyes [email protected]  The IT/Tech/Support helps out with the website and any technology related issues. For web requests please use [email protected]

Merrie Haskell [email protected]  The Archivist maintains Penguicon files and records.

Open position. Contact Ska at [email protected] for more info. The Sponsorship position is responsible for finding and securing sponsors.
Maker Market: Bagel Garrison [email protected] All things for the Maker Market!



Program Ops Assistant: Pete Cerra

Diversity: Ian Sterrett

Web Wrangler: Misha Tuesday

Communications Advisor: Scott Kennedy

Onsite Assistant to the ConChair/Support/Discord Wrangler: Brandon Webster [email protected]

Writers’ Block Bookstore: Lithie Dubois  [email protected]

Special Events: Open position. Contact Ska at [email protected] for more info.

Community Liaison: Open position. [email protected]  Contact Ska at [email protected] for more info.

Room Party Coordinator: Open position. Contact Ska at [email protected] for more info. [email protected]

Communications Deputy: Open position. Contact Ska at [email protected] for more info. [email protected]  Assists the Head of Communications

Charity Liaison: Open position. Contact Ska at [email protected] for more info. [email protected]
Signage: Open position. Contact Ska at [email protected] for more info. [email protected]

Social Media Coordinator: Open position. Contact Ska at [email protected] for more info.


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 meets four times a year as well as during Penguicon. Meetings are open to the public. You may email the Board Of Directors at: [email protected]

President Jessica Roland
Vice President James Hice
Treasurer Chelle Silas
Secretary Scott Kennedy
Director at Large Christi Jasmina
Director at Large James Gamble
Information Technology Paul Keyes
Board President Emeritus Randy Bradakis