Kathy has been chair of Norwescon three times, as well as multiple years as treasurer or business director. For Worldcon, Kathy was a legal advisor for Sasquan, operations division head for Worldcon 76, deputy division head of member and staff services for Dublin 2019, and member services division head for Chicon 8 until a month before con. Kathy coordinated the Hugo voter’s packet for Worldcon 76, Dublin 2019, and CoNZealand. A recovering academic, Kathy is a great person to have on your trivia team and has a day job as a labor lawyer.
Division Head – Member Services
Alan Bond has been helping organize conventions for 15 years. After running events and convention services for Norwescon, he jumped to virtual operations, with a field promotion to show director for the Hugo Awards at ConZealand. This was followed over the next three weeks by pulling the Columbus 2020 NASFiC out of cancellation and mounting a successful three-track free virtual event. Since then he has been technical director for RoFcon, Norwescon, and Chicon 8.
Division Head – Finance
Angela has been involved in Worldcon volunteering for over 15 years, combining it with her full-time career as a jeweler. She’s an ongoing volunteer for Boskone as well as other conventions and her most recent position was division head – exhibits for Pemmi-Con. Sometimes she eats doughnuts.
Division Head – WSFS
Cassidy has been involved in Worldcon volunteering since working briefly on DisCon III, followed by serving as Hugo finalist liaison for Chicon 8. Cassidy also spends time fundraising for various children’s health charities as part of their quilting/running community, and volunteering at other organizations as part of their full-time job.
Division Head – Publications
Kevin was an editor in the program division for Discon III, the pocket program editor for Chicon 8, and has held innumerable staff positions over two decades at Norwescon, in recent years predominantly in publications. His convention job in publishing is a refuge from his day job as a state government lawyer. A bucket list goal is to change his name to Vroomfondel.
Division Head – Exhibits
Michelle has held numerous positions at Norwescon including member services director and secretary. Her special passion project is the Norwescon Little Free Library book exchange, where thousands of books get rehomed each year. She reviews contracts by day, prowls the Seattle goth scene by night, looks for any excuse to wear elf ears, and lives by the creed, “I read, therefore, I am.”
Division Head – Virtual and Hybrid Integration
Richard Fife has been involved in conventions for the past 15 years, working in the programming departments of DragonCon and JordanCon, and being the founding vice-chair of Multiverse Convention, all in Atlanta. He also worked with the on-site virtual team at Chicon 8. In his day job, he is an audiovisual systems engineer with extensive experience in virtual and hybrid systems, specifically in higher education. He is also the author of the Endless Skies series from Falstaff Books.
Division Head – Programming
SunnyJim has been involved with various Worldcon programming teams, has been the chair and vice-chair of Norwescon, headed programming for Norwescon eight times, and worked in a variety of other departments at a variety of local conventions. She worked professionally in the event industry in Seattle for several years.
More staff bios forthcoming….