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The Life of a Convention Volunteer | A Note from the Director

The Life of a Convention Volunteer | A Note from the Director

Well, I survived ICON 40. I was more involved this year than I was last year. Last year, I was the Social Media coordinator getting ICON on Twitter, scheduling regular social media pushes and I used my extremely novice design skills to create posters, web images and bookmarks. I was also the guest liaison for artist Megan Lara. This year I did all of that, was a guest liaison for author and friend, Jim C. Hines, and got roped into programming at the last possible minute. I knew nothing about programming. All I knew was that you could not have a convention without Opening Ceremonies, some stuff in between and Closing Ceremonies. I worked with a few other volunteers to organize close to 200 different sessions. Then, since I’m a writer, I was tasked with panel descriptions. They turned out extremely cheesy and are tinged with my odd sense of humor. All Things Outlander If you dream about being whisked away to Scotland circa 1743, you should join your fellow Sassenachs for this discussion about all things Outlander. British Invasion Sherlock, Orphan Black, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Red Dwarf…the U.S. is importing and indulging in British television to the extreme. […]

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