Committee and Staff


John Dowd has a long history in convention running, including treasurer of Loncon 3 and Innominate, the 2017 Eastercon.

Co-chair/Hotel Liaison

Vanessa has a long track record of convention running, including Dublin 2019 and many other conventions. She started as hotel liaison for Concentric, before agreeing to take on the co-chair role.


Doug has a long fannish CV that ranges from conrunning to performing. He has been known to talk on the subjects of science and food, ranging from “cooking with chocolate” to “cooking with brains”. He has also appeared in diverse fannish panel games such as “Unseen University Challenge” or “Just a Fannish Minute”. Doug has appeared in Ian Sorenson’s fan musical productions, irritating him immensely by getting more laughs than him. Two Worldcons have seen Doug be Party Reporter and he has produced some (excellent) fanzines. His cosplay is both fun and brave. He is also a big Doctor Who fan (check out the fez) and writes fic (you can find him on MaSH slash).


Steve has been running conventions for longer than he can remember, and has been involved in numerous Eastercons and Novacons.


Despite being relatively new to conventions, Emma (pronouns she/her) is a big SFF fan. She produced publications for Ytterbium (Eastercon 70), and found herself volunteering there, as well as thoroughly enjoying it as her first Eastercon. When not wearing her cat ears at conventions, she runs Escaped Ink, a new flash fiction press, and formats (e)books for authors. In the laughable thing called 'spare time', she devours paperbacks faster than she can afford them, and is a web geek, lover of puns, strong tea, and has far too many unfinished crochet projects to count.


James has been involved in fandom and conventions since the early 1990s. He has helped organise many conventions in Ireland and abroad, including Octocon, P-Con, Shamrokon (Eurocon), Eastercons and Worldcons. He has also been involved in fanzines, fan clubs and fan funds. He is also a fan of LEGO and will attempt to include it in convention programmes at every opportunity.

Alice is a valued advisor, and brings a vast tome of convention running knowledge. She was chair of Loncon 3, and has been involved in many Eastercons and other conventions.