Staff List

Please contact us with your suggestions for Penguicon 2020 – we are always striving to improve!  If you have emailed a ConCom member and not received a reply, please write to our Con Chair.

Convention Committee

Chair Bagel Garrison
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.
Registration Paul Keyes
The Head of Registration manages our online registration system and wrangles our on-site registration process.
Hotel Jessica Roland
The Hotel Liaison manages our relationship with the hotel and acts as an intermediary for all questions. In many cases, our unique contract with the hotel means you may get differing info if you contact them to answer questions – please try Jessica first!
Talent Coordinator Amy Castner
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.
Programming Chelle Silas
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 Sarah Jane Catlin
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
Program Ops ensures that any changes made to our programming after the books are published are communicated to the attendees smoothly and efficiently.
Hospitality Niki Macrae
Our Head of Hospitality manages and maintains our amazing Con Suite – a food and drink haven for busy con attendees that comes free with your badge.
Logistics Rich Langan
Logistics inventories, delivers, and otherwise manages our physical infrastructure – food track equipment, the Chaos Machine components, banners and signs, and any other Penguicon property.
Treasurer Amanda Long-Adams
Our Treasurer works with every department to help maintain and track our annual budget, as well as handling expenses and refunds.
Communications Scott Kennedy
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.
Volunteers Brigit Bradakis
The Head of Volunteers gathers and manages on-site 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 for the weekend!


Community Kimberly Jacob
Maker Market Jeanette Quirk
Webservant Matt Arnold
Publications & Asst. Communications Amy Wright
Signage Could it be you? Volunteer today!
Roving Ops Could it be you? Volunteer today! .
Room Party Coordinator Kimberly Jacob
Sponsors Cassy Sinke


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 usually meets at Penguicon, but also meets four times a year at the headquarters in Farmington. Meetings are open to the public. You may email the Board Of Directors at:

President Randy Bradakis
Vice President Jessica Roland
Treasurer Amanda Long Adams
Director at Large James Hice
Information Technology Matt Arnold
Secretary Chelle Silas