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Over roughly the past fifteen years, Alec has attended almost 200 conventions ranging from anime to comics to SF&F. After attending a few dozen of these events he thought it would be a good idea to volunteer his services to a few of them including WesterCon in � and several Project A-Kons in Dallas. One day in 1996 he received a blow to the head while driving a U-Haul up to Santa Rosa and decided that he too could run a con. But what to call it? Shortly there after Alec was talking about the idea of a full-blown convention with friend and cohort Jeff Horvat (with whom he ran several one-day events called the "SciFi Swapmeet" when Jeff jokingly suggested the name "AgamemCon" as a play on the ship Agamemnon from the show Babylon 5. After all, the convention was to focus around the show, so why not have a name that fit. After hearing this, Alec thought this was a "great idea" (to Jeff抯 cries of "It was just a joke!!") and thus was born the AgamemCon convention. After chairing AgamemCon I & II, Alec once again takes the helm for AgamemCon III.
Meanwhile, back in the real world, Alec recently got married back in
October of last year to Pam Buck, who he has known since the early
days of anime fandom in the mid-80's. In addition to running and
working on cons, he works as an Information Systems Technician for the
County of Orange. Alec lives in Laguna Hills with Pam and "the cat".
I got into science fiction cons late in life (early 80s) when I was dragged into working on a science fiction con with other members of the Star Trek Association of Irvine (STAI). I've been working at and attending SF conventions ever since. When a bunch of us got together to talk about putting on a convention of our own, we decided that we'd try to put together a con that we would enjoy attending. I hope that you have as much fun as we do.
In the "real world," I run the databases and network for a mortgage
broker in Orange County, CA and share a house with two cats.
Photography has been my driven profession since my late teens shooting weddings, parties, sporting events, and more recently for Equine breeders and trainers.
I've been in college musicals, several T.V. productions and a couple of movies. I'm a master costume designer, actress, singer, makeup artist, video and camera operator. I also enjoy many activities such as horseback riding (I own an Arabian horse), archery, tennis, motorcycle riding, fencing, and hiking.
I've worked for Comiccon, Worldcon, Westercon, Equicon, Starcon, among others and now AgamemCon. I'm very excited to be staff photog for AgamemCon and hope to continue for many years to come!
See you all there!
Cat Devereaux got a late start in fandom but has been very busy since then. This includes being Backstage Manager for all special events from the Masquerades to the Hugo awards for multiple WorldCons and CostumeCons. She has worked every position in a masquerade from gofer to den mom to judge and back again many times. This year she returns as AgamemCon's Masquerade Director.
She has been active in the costuming community for over 10 year, including being president of the Costumer's Guild West, Dean of Costumer College and editor of the International Costumer's Guild's "Costumer's Quarterly". She teaches at costuming conferences and writes for both local and international publications. She is co-author of "The Masquerade Handbook". She has also done costuming design for film, video and stage.
Cat pays the rent working at New Line Cinema daily torturing computers (and
sometimes programmers) as a Business Systems Analyst.
I was born to a "trekie" (my mom was proud of being called that) so I grew up watching Star Trek and other Sci Fi shows with my mom. I went to my first convention with my parents when the Next Gen was first taking off. When I went to college at UC Irvine my roommate found out I liked Star Trek and haunted houses and invited me to help out at the haunted house her club was doing. That club was the Star Trek Assoc. of Irvine (STAI) and I soon found myself an officer in the club. 10 years later I am still friends with many of the STAI members, and game with them on a weekly basis. It was through some of those friends that I got involved in doing security and other odd jobs for AgamemCon three years ago.
In the so called real world I am in my fourth year in the UCLA
Neuroscience PhD program and study the biochemical abnormalities
associated with psychiatric disorders and addictions. I am in leadership
training in the women's ministry at my church. And I live with my two
I have been a Science Fiction fan since I first saw a first run episode of Star Trek. In 76 I joined Star Trek Association of Irvine (STAI) that I was active in for over 15 years. During that time I was introduced to Conventions. I've worked many a fan con in the Film and Video Room for the past twenty years.
I work as a consultant for a company that designs custom database and web
applications for our clients.
I've been reading and watching science fiction since I was a kid. I've attended several sf conventions and I usually end up as security.
Outside of conventions, I've been in the Airforce, a furnature mover, a
bouncer, and a trucker.
Jim Morley started working with sound systems at his high school radio station back in the early seventies. Since then he has gone on to work for five rock bands, three music stores and two pro-sound companies. While living in Florida he worked as a club DJ for two bars in the Ft. Myers area. In 1996 Jim founded his own sound company, ZTX Event Productions. As an author and a programmer, he has crafted such mega-hits as "Devil Cows From Mars" and "FyrWorld 2000". Jim enjoys classic style science fiction and thin crust pizza.
Steve Roberts has been a sci-fi fan since he was young and stayed up late with his mom to watch Star Trek, UFO and Space: 1999. This continued into the 80's, when he spent his high school and college free time watching 8th generation copies of Zeta Gundam, and tossing around autofire NNDs in Champions. He is a sci-fi club and convention veteran, and while sulking at another con that shall remain nameless, Steve was persuaded (kidnapped) by the good folks of AgamemCon to work for them doing PR and registration.
When not doing things fannish, Steve is trying to carve out a career in the
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