Jon is a 30-year TV and radio broadcast media professional, and was an early adaptor to this whole, “podcast” foolishness that all the kids are crazy about these days. He’ll also remind anyone who’ll listen, that he is a published author, lecturer, Whovian, RPG-er, 501st-er, and comic connoisseur. Jon thinks all this makes him delightful company, a point with which his long suffering wife takes issue.
Chris has volunteered, paneled, guested, staffed, and been committee at literally dozens of cons along the east coast for 30+ years.
He’s a nationally certified sign language interpreter, working in entertainment, education, medical, and government settings. Following Navy service he taught hearing and hearing-impaired students, pre-K through university.
Recently, Chris developed neurological illness affecting strength, balance, and increasing pain, requiring wheelchair use, and resulting in several surgeries, including lower leg amputation. He’s a tireless disability advocate and encourager, especially within the convention community. Still cosplaying, many costumes incorporate his disability, such as building a mobile TARDIS around his wheelchair, earning first prize in NC Comicon’s Doctor Who division.
A busy public speaker, writer, comedian, and costume judge, he’s also Programming Co-Director (Conapalooza), Fandom & Geek Life Programming Director (ConCarolinas), Accessibility Director (RavenCon), Panelist (everywhere!), and creator of Accessibility Services at Animazement. Chris’ sense of humor and love of all things geek make him a welcome addition to any convention.
Hailing from somewhere amidst the stars, Stormraven utilizes her powers of obsession to scream and cry about her favorite fandoms (mostly Star Wars, but she also gushes about her various pets a lot). Co-founder of The Writing Wampa, cosplayer, costume designer, and all-around nerd, Stormy has the ability to prattle on for hours about her favorite (or most hated) aspects of the things she loves… curly fries tend to make her shut up. Sometimes.
Jason Hamlin is a sci-fi fan, with an emphasis on animation. Franchises he is into include Star Wars, Voltron, the MCU, Code Geass, and Gundam among others. In college, Jason hosted his first-ever trivia game. Since then, he has hosted trivia game shows at several cons.
Jason Hamlin is currently a resident of Newport News, VA
Carla Brindle is one of the key founders of MystiCon; she has served as both President and Convention Chair. She also enjoys creating amazing sugar concoctions, which have been enjoyed by many a con-goer. She enjoys being a mother to two beautiful daughters and a cat-herder during the conventions.
Carol can currently be hear on Guardians of the Geekery, a weekly geek podcast, and she is the Cinemistress for Geek Radio Daily. Her major fandoms include Tolkien, horror, American Gods, Fargo, and Doctor Who (including Classic Who). She’s also a fire-eater and belly dancer!
The Rebel Legion is a Star Wars-based costuming fan club. The Rebel Legion’s members create and wear costumes of the hero characters from the Star Wars saga, which includes—but is not limited to—the films, comics, books, games, and television shows based on the Star Wars saga.
Although started in the United States, the Legion is now an international club that encompasses multiple nations worldwide and has become the premier Rebel costuming group in the Star Wars community. Since the Legion’s inception it has been a volunteer club of costume enthusiasts who can enjoy, express, and share their interest of costuming with others in the fan community.