Judi Hodgkin – email@example.com
Treasurer of Concussion in 2006 as well as hands-on for other aspects of the convention. She has been involved in fandom since her childhood in Australia where some early Swancons might not have happened if her family hadn’t provided the venue.
Tim started going to conventions through gaming and comics events in the late 80s. 1990 saw him going to Eastercon and turning up early to help. The final PR had a call for volunteers, and said that was a good way to make new friends. It proved to be so. Since then he has been at almost every Eastercon. Generally helping with green room and art show, and putting in various stints elsewhere in conrunning. Outside SF fandom Tim is a cyclist, gamer and regular sleeping place for cats.
Secretary and Web site
Paul Taylor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul usually does his best to remain in the background, but seems to have failed on this occasion. He has worked on web sites and other administration for Redemption and several Eastercons, and was deputy head of Promotions for Loncon 3.
Sarah Shemilt – email@example.com
Sarah’s first experience of conventions was over at The Witching Hour in 2005 where she was Deputy Chair of Accounting & Legal. After that, the bug had bitten and in 2009, Sarah attended her first Eastercon, which she has attended ever since (broken ankle or not). She is normally to be found in Ops being “polite yet assertive”, which includes Loncon 3, her first Worldcon.
Hunting Osprey (Sarah Brider) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Drawn into convention going via the Dr Who fandom in 2004, Sarah (Hunting Osprey) is a relative newcomer to Eastercons. Her first was Odyssey and she has attended all Eastercons and Redemptions since. She committed the mistake of performing an act of competency in a public place at Odyssey, she’s been incarcerated in Ops for every convention since. Making a bid for freedom, she has joined her first ever committee as Hotel Liaison.
He has been doing things at conventions since he walked into the 1987 Worldcon in Brighton and asked if he could help; 36 hours later he was helping to run the gopher hole and help out anywhere possible. Since then he has done most things at cons except be a chair, or work in the green room. Mostly doing Ops but helping tech out at times. Art Shows mainly in the last few years and moving things when needed on this side of the pond. Con work has taken him as far as Japan and (as with Dysprosium) about five miles down the road, all of it interesting and he hopes he has been of use to those he has worked with. One of the good things about working at cons has been the friends garnered from many parts of the world just from that simple “Can I help?” In the real world he is supposed to be retired, but he still works at an FE college as a sensory-needs learning assistant, which is a bit of a change from many years as a site engineer in strange places and then a short period with the education side of the probation service. When that was privatised he ended up in academia, where he has in many classes learnt at least as much as those he was supporting and trying to make the experience good for them. He is looking forward to Dysprosium and with luck meeting new people and recruiting them to cons.
Judith Lewis – email@example.com
Judith used to be evil. In her past she has: ‘borrowed’ a member badge to attend a con; slept 6 in a 2-person room; and not volunteered. Since then she has reformed her evil ways and volunteered for numerous conventions as well as running some small ones. She is an expert in online marketing so ideal for Communications.
Legal/Assisting with Programme
Peter Harrow Esq, LLB (Hons), V.S.S.
Attending Eastercon first with Concussion, Peter then went on to staff as part of the Programme Team for Contemplation. Peter put together the bid and was Co-Chair of LX. In real life a solicitor, Peter has the soul of an artist (amongst several he has collected) and his sculptures are well known to habitués of the Art Show.
Head of Programme
Dave Row – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave has been attending Cons since… well, if he were younger he could probably remember when. His first convention was a Novacon memorable for the (oddly unique) decision to hold the fancy dress competition around the swimming pool, with the expected result. He has been responsible for running a number of anime conventions, including the first one held in the UK, but has so far managed to evade the consequences.
Advisors to the Committee
John Naylor and Karen Grover
John and Karen (Major Tinker and Lady Elsie) are exceedingly busy people. Without them, Steampunk in the UK would be vastly poorer and possibly, non-existent. They
bring a wealth of experience of running conventions and ideas that will make Dysprosium one of the most memorable Eastercons ever.