Akumakon 2013 Committee
Hold on to your hats folks as we introduce our spectacular committee for the upcoming convention. If it wasn’t for the work of these kind people this convention would never even happen!
As a co-founder of the convention, and one of the most dedicated people we have ever had the luck to work with, James was a perfect candidate to be the Con Director for this year! Currently studying IT in NUIG, he will be the glorious leader to lead us into battle this year, and work his magic into all our events! He loves the colour purple, gaming, pulling faces for cameras and he is most definitely not a furry.
Co Con Director
Here to be his right hand (wo)man to our Con Director is Sharon. She works hard, plays hard, and we are never quite sure what colour her hair is going to be. Cheerful yet feisty, she will throw herself into ensuring Akuma ’13 is as amazing as it should be; she and James make a great team. She studies IT in GTI currently. Sharon spends her spare time attempting to make cosplays and pining over her recently-deceased laptop.
David is the most trustworthy person of all time – why else would we put him in charge of our finances once again? Our own Mr Moneybags is a Science Student in NUIG. Friendly and hardworking, he will whip us all into gear, and talk us out of our outlandish wants such as actually commissioning the construction of the “Akumakoncorde”… He will also talk anyone under the table about Mechas. Even you!
Leagh is our official “Butter-wouldn’t-melt” face of Akumakon ’13! Aside from that, she with be fulfilling all of our Secretary duties that come with organising an event of this size! She is an NUIG Arts Student, has a wonderfully friendly personality and does a wonderful Misa-Misa cosplay! It is yet to be confirmed if she will be taking a Maggie Gyllenhall approach to the role… Time shall tell!
Being a PRO requires a very specific talent., the ability to talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Rowan has this ability in spades so it was only natural to have him involved in Akumakon! Just don’t let him bring you to the Cliffs of Moher, and be careful you don’t get lost in his eyes.
Padraig is once again making return as our Games Coordinator. He is much more talented then he’d ever let on, and definitely the biggest Twitter addict on our committee! Studying Games Design and Development in LIT, he’ll soon even have some form of qualification to justify his position on the committee, among other equally important things like a dream job… Watch out for him throwing random challenges out at those who come to his Games Room
Ensuring that there is a strong cosplay focus during our convention is Chloe. She is currently completing her 4th year in Medical Science student in GMIT. She even helps run the GMIT Anime Society! She likes sewing, Hellsing and is the least-scary yaoi fangirl we have ever come across! Though please beware when she is armed with a frying pan… She’s here this year to help all your cosplay dreams come true and stuff.
Responsible and dedicated, Valerie shall be responsible for ensuring our guests get the care they deserve and get the most out our convention. She is also been specially trained in how to deal with fanboys/girls so beware. Here’s to hoping she offers the same standard of care to the rest of our sexy committee too! Valerie is an NUIG English and Classics graduate who plays a pretty damn good Sona.
Last year’s Auditor of the NUIG Anime and Manga Society and avid host in last year’s Host Club. Larkin shall be taking the position of Trade Liaision this year to sweet talk traders and other businesses to feature in our ever-growing Traders Hall. With the help of his business mind and charisma he is a helpful addition to the committee. He also enjoys cooking and painting war-gaming miniatures in his spare time.
Podge is once again helping out the committee by
ordering the minions directing the staff as to what to do. Some of you may recall Podge from last year as the fella who was wandering around with a clipboard and a stylish coat giving off a general aura of importance. He is an Engineering student in NUIG and spends his time being awesome and trying to not comply to all the Engineer stereotypes…
The fantabulous Ann Marie is gracing our committee for another year to make our mascot and official artwork as stunning and sexy as ever. The creativity of this woman knows no bounds people! She is currently doing a masters in DIT on Creative Digital Games. She likes Adventure Time and substituting vases for drinking utensils… For more on her art check out http://bubblecat.deviantart.com/
Head of Security
Mikey is our Head of Security this year. He’s the guy you’ll be hoping that you don’t have a negative run in with at our convention… which is a shame cos frankly he’s great craic! With his responsible attitude, and the rest of our security team behind him, he will be in charge of helping make sure your time at the con is safe, and that you don’t try to sneak in without paying of course!
John Burke is our “Man of Action”. With the appointing of him as Webmaster we knew we’d have the most kickass website with him on board! John is a Final Year
Biotesticular Biomedical Engineering student in NUIG and has somehow found the time to still help us out. He enjoys singing along with viral videos in a high pitched voice and playing games we haven’t quite heard of yet.
Auditor of Society
Michael has been intrusted with running the NUIG Anime Manga Society this year. He shall be a strong connecting tie between the university and the convention to ensure that all runs smoothly. He is in final year Psychology in NUIG. He enjoys tea with strangers and cuddling teddies, if the character brief he gave us for last year’s Host Club is anything to go by… but is overall quite the amazing dude!