Join ConCom or staff! Contact our ConChair with any questions. Open positions:

  • Sponsorship – ConCom Level
  • Talent – ConCom Level
  • Volunteers- ConCom Level
  • Logistics- ConCom Level
  • Room Parties Liaison – Staff Level under Hotel
  • Community Liaison – Staff Level under Communications
  • Charity Liaison – Staff Position under Chair or Asst Chair
  • Special Events – Staff Position under Programming
  • Web Wrangler- Staff Position Under Communications
  • Social Media- Staff Position Under Communications
  • Ops Desk Staff – Staff Position under Operations.
  • Logistics Staff – Staff Position under Logistics. 
  • Consuite Staff – Staff position under Consuite Head.
  • Program Ops Staff – Staff position under Program Operations

Interested in becoming a member of Team 2022 and want to apply for one of the above positions? Fill out our Application  and we will be in touch!

If you have emailed a ConCom member and not received a reply, please write to our ConChair

Convention Committee

Dave “Ska” Green

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.

Jeff Marraccini

The Head of Registration manages our online registration system and wrangles our on-site registration process.

Assistant Chair
Lithie Dubois

Our Assistant Chair supports the Con Chair in numerous ways and is on hand to lend expertise and experience.

W. Kent Kovac

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.

Programming Assistant
Janea Schimmel

Our Programming Assistant works with the Head of Programming to coordinate the hundreds of hours of events you see each year.

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.

Amy Wright

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.

Open position. Apply here!

Logistics inventories, delivers, and otherwise manages our physical infrastructure – food track equipment, the Chaos Machine components, banners and signs, and any other Penguicon property.

Talent Coordinator
Open position. Apply here!

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.

Jessica Roland

Our Treasurer works with every department to help maintain and track our annual budget, as well as handling expenses and refunds.

Open position. Apply here!

The Head of Volunteers gathers and manages 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 smoothly!

Chelle Silas

The Accessibility Head ensures that all aspects of Penguicon are accessible to everyone.

Dan Eckerd

The ConSuite Head oversees the creation of the food, fun, and fabulousness that is ConSuite.

Hotel Liaison
Rider Rae

The Hotel Liaison works with the board to oversee the management of things like the hotel contract and amenities.

Paul Keyes

The IT/Tech/Support helps out with the website and any technology related issues.

Merrie Haskell

The Archivist maintains Penguicon files and records.

Open position. Apply here!

The Sponsorship position is responsible for finding and securing sponsors.


Community Liaison
Open position. Apply here!
Maker Market
Bagel Garrison
Web Wrangler
Open position. Apply here!
Communications Deputy
Mark Ramm
Communications Advisor
Scott Kennedy
Graphic Designer
Erik Olsen
Special Events
Open position. Apply here!
Room Party Coordinator
Open position. Apply here!
Open position. Apply here!
Charity Liaison
Open position. Apply here!
Trevor Cuba
Social Media Coordinator
Open position. Apply here!
Writers’ Block Bookstore
Janea Schimmel

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 meets four times a year as well as during Penguicon. Meetings are open to the public. You may email the Board Of Directors at:


President Randy Bradakis
Vice President Jessica Roland
Treasurer Jessica Roland
Director at Large Scott Kennedy
Director at Large James Hice
Information Technology Paul Keyes
Secretary Chelle Silas
Archivist Merrie Haskell