CoKoCon - 31 Aug–3 Sep, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ

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Convention Committee

Role Person Contact
Co-Chair Hal C. F. Astell
Co-Chair Mark Boniece
Vice Chair Dee Astell
Co-Banker Stephanie Bannon
Co-Banker Kevin McAlonan
Role Person Contact
Art Show Richard Bolinski
Auctioneer J. B. Talbott
Charity Auction Cathy Book
ConSuite Erin Teacherr
Wendy Trakes
Dealer Liaison Mark Boniece
Dealer Liaison (At-Con) Duncan Rittschof
Fan Tables Andrea Rittschof
Filk Valerie Ritchie
Gary Swaty
Freebies Len Berger
Gaming J. B. Talbott
Guest Liaison Joseph Gaxiola
Hotel Liaison Stephanie Bannon
Hotel Liaison (At-Con) Tina Batt
Logistics Michael Flanders
Moderation Edward Pulley
Operations Jackie Langholz
Panelist Liaison Suzann Addison
Programming Dee Astell
Publications Hal C. F. Astell
Publicity Joseph Gaxiola
Rangers David Foster
Registration Craig Dyer
Social Media Dee Astell
Sound Gerry Tyra
Staff Lounge Stephanie Bannon
Volunteers Mike Griffin
Website Hal C. F. Astell
For all general enquiries, please e-mail
Volunteer Waiver Form

CoKoCon aims to represent the breadth of Phoenix 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: 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, a history of Arizona fandom.

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 hosts Apocalypse Later Roadshow sets at conventions across the southwest.

Co-Chair: Mark Boniece

Mark has chaired 15 conventions in the Phoenix area and has lost count of the times he has volunteered in all areas of conrunning. He was 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: 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.

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.

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.

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CoKoCon is the CopperCon and ConKopelli Convention.
Sponsored by and copyright (c) 2017-, CASFS and WesternSFA.
Last update: 30th August, 2018