CoKoCon - 30 Aug–2 Sep, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ



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Convention Committee


Convention Directors

Role Person Contact
Co-Chair Dee Astell chair@cokocon.org
Co-Chair Mark Boniece chair@cokocon.org
Vice Chair Hal C. F. Astell
Co-Banker Stephanie Bannon
Co-Banker Kevin McAlonan

Convention Committee

Role Person Contact
Art Show Richard Bolinski artshow@cokocon.org
Charity Auction Cathy Book charityauction@cokocon.org
Dealer Liaison Duncan Rittschof
dealers@cokocon.org
Fan Tables Stephanie Bannon dealers@cokocon.org
Filk Valerie Ritchie
Gary Swaty
Freebies Len Berger
Gaming Michael Duckett
Guest Liaison Joseph Gaxiola
Hotel Liaison Stephanie Bannon hotel@cokocon.org
Operations Jackie Langholz
Program Operations Suzann Addison
Programming Dee Astell programming@cokocon.org
Programming
(Books & Authors)
Michael Senft
Publications Hal C. F. Astell info@cokocon.org
Publicity Joseph Gaxiola
Rangers David Foster
Registration Andrea Rittschof
Social Media Dee Astell
Staff Lounge Craig Dyer
Street Team Len Berger
Volunteers Mike Griffin
Website Hal C. F. Astell info@cokocon.org
For all general enquiries, please e-mail info@cokocon.org.
Volunteer Waiver Form


CoKoCon aims to represent the breadth of phandom.

Our core concom group includes the Chairman, President and Treasurer of CASFS, the Vice Chair and Treasurer of LepreCon, Inc. and the President and Treasurer of WesternSFA. They also number among the founding members of the Arizona Browncoats, the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls and WesternSFA.

Our concom also includes many experienced conrunners who have worked Arizona conventions for decades, as well as fresh blood eager to walk in their footsteps. Most are active in multiple fandom groups across the valley.

Co-Chair: Dee Astell

Dee co-founded and co-runs the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls. She's the Fashion Manager for Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention, ran the steampunk track at Phoenix Comicon and has been Steampunk Coordinator for many others. She runs maker workshops across the southwest.

She chaired Westercon 70, serves on the board at LepreCon, Inc. and is a member of CASFS and WesternSFA. She was Vice Chair for CoKoCon 2018.

Co-Chair: Mark Boniece

Mark has chaired 17 conventions in the Phoenix area and has lost count of the times he has volunteered in all areas of conrunning. He was a co-chair of CoKoCon 2018 and Dealer Liaison and Hotel Liaison for Westercon 70.

He's currently Chairman of CASFS and President of WesternSFA. He has also served as a director and officer for several other fan groups in Arizona.

Vice Chair: Hal C. F. Astell

Hal is a film critic and author of five books on film who owns and runs the Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival. He's a prolific reviewer for The Nameless Zine and he maintains AZFandom.org, a history of Arizona fandom. He hosts Apocalypse Later Roadshow sets at conventions across the southwest.

He co-founded and co-runs the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls. He's Vice Chair and Secretary for LepreCon, Inc. and a member of CASFS and WesternSFA. He was Vice Chair of Westercon 70, where he also ran Publications. He was a co-chair of CoKoCon 2018.

Co-Banker: Stephanie Bannon

Stephanie is a founding member of the WesternSFA, whom she currently serves as Treasurer. She edited ConNotations for 14 years and currently runs The Nameless Zine.

She chaired CopperCon 21 and ran dozens of ConRunners seminar events. She has served as a director and officer for several fan groups. She reprises her role as co-banker from CoKoCon 2018.

Co-Banker: Kevin McAlonan

Kevin is the President of CASFS and the Treasurer of both CASFS and LepreCon, Inc.; and incorporator, past officer and board member of the Arizona Browncoats, Inc..

He has been a volunteer, staff member or participant for various conventions (including LepreCons, CopperCons, AniZonas, DarkCons, Phoenix Comicons, Westercons, as well as the 2013 Browncoat Ball, 1st North America Discworld Convention, and 2006 Nebula Awards). He was the Treasurer for Westercon 70 and reprises his role as co-banker from CoKoCon 2018.



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CoKoCon is the CopperCon and ConKopelli Convention.
Sponsored by and copyright (c) 2017-, CASFS and WesternSFA.
Last update: 22nd September, 2018