Llyssa

LyssaLlyssa has fully embraced the name That Convention Girl by working and attending several conventions along the East Coast. She has been attending conventions since she was six months old and has no plans to ever fully stop. She’s also working on building her social media handles to help other people find fandoms and events they relate to. Llyssa brings her daughter “Munchkin” to nearly every event and has been raising her in the spirit of fandom.

 

James Fulbright

James FulbrightJames Fulbright was introduced to AD&D by a friend in 1979. After joining his first gaming group, his friends convinced him to start attending conventions like StellarCon and Hexacon. It wasn’t long before attending cons led him to start helping out with those cons; which, in turn, led to running StellarCon (which he did for far too long). Over the years, James has also helped out with RavenCon, was on the founding board of ConCarolinas, and worked VIP Registration at DragonCon. In 2013, he started his own con, ConGregate, and in 2017, chaired DeepSouthCon 55.

In addition to running cons, James has also been known to put together a costume or two and blog on various aspects of organizing conventions.

 

Tera Fulbright

In Tera’s world, she is dedicated to driving stronger engagement at her place of work, creating innovative programming for SF conventions—including her own (ConGregate)—and writing short stories that tug on the emotional heartstrings of her readers.

With over twenty years of event planning experience, Tera Fulbright uses that knowledge to create new and different programming at ConGregate—a convention for the fans, by the fans. Outside of
fandom, as a SHRM-CP and PHR certified human resources professional, she works at the Center for Creative Leadership as an Engagement and Operations Specialist.

She is also the author of several short stories including her first, “History in the Making” published in the anthology Rum & Runestones in 2010. Her stories have continued to be published in various other anthologies, including Athena’s Daughters and three Tales of Fortannis anthologies. Her last story, “A Charming Encounter” was published in Tales of Fortannis: A Bard Act to Follow in 2016.

When not writing, working or running cons, you can find Tera with her family and friends playing Pathfinder, coming up with a new costume idea, or curled up with a good book.

 

Carol Cowles

Carol CowlesCarol 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!

 

James Ford Allen

James Ford AllenJames Ford “Butch” Allen is a nobody, but is best known for his work as Chairman of MarsCon, the longest running science fiction convention in Tidewater, VA, and has a long history in Virginia fandom. He served as Chairman for Sci-Con, president for The Hampton Roads Science Fiction Association, and editor for The Liberated Quark, the clubs fanzine.

Butch recently retired from NASA Langley in Hampton, VA with 35 years of service as an Aerospace Technician. He is married to his beautiful wife Beverley, and is the favorite boy toy of their cat Priscilla.

 

Rebel Legion – Freedom Base

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.

Rebel Legion