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@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Our Assistant Chair supports the Con Chair in numerous ways and is on hand to lend expertise and experience.
Programming: Chelle Silas email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Logistics: Dan Eckerd email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Treasurer: Jessica Roland email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org The Accessibility Head ensures that all aspects of Penguicon are accessible to everyone.
ConSuite: Dan Eckerd email@example.com The ConSuite Head oversees the creation of the food, fun, and fabulousness that is ConSuite.
Hotel Liaison; Lithie Dubois firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Archivist: Merrie Haskell email@example.com The Archivist maintains Penguicon files and records.
Sponsorship: Open position. Contact Ska at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. The Sponsorship position is responsible for finding and securing sponsors.
Program Ops Assistant: Pete Cerra
Diversity: Ian Sterrett
Web Wrangler: Misha Tuesday
Communications Advisor: Scott Kennedy
Social Media Coordinator: Open position. Contact Ska at email@example.com 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.
=>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: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Vice President||James Hice|
|Director at Large||Christi Jasmina|
|Director at Large||James Gamble|
|Information Technology||Paul Keyes|
|Board President Emeritus||Randy Bradakis|