Akumakon 2014 Committee
Hold onto 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!
Niall has been appointed our new evil dictator for the year ahead. May he graciously lead us into battle and aid us in organising the most awesome Akumakon to date! When not posing with papercraft and running conventions, Niall enjoys earnestly playing childrens card games.
Co Con Director
Here to be the right hand (wo)man to our Con Director is Fi. She is here to prevent Niall from exploding into a ball of fire, and to protect the rest of the committee from his potentially evil schemes. Passionate and hardworking, she will bring her own brand of “swag” to the convention.
John Burke is our resident “Man of Action” and we have finally put him in charge of what he knows best – all the techy stuff we get on loan during the con! He enjoys singing along with viral videos in a high pitched voice and playing games we all haven’t quite heard of yet.
Being a PRO requires a very specific talent., the ability to talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere – and this is something that Andrew could do in his sleep! He also is the host of the Akumakast. How do I describe Andrew? I can’t so here’s a photo of a deer.
Conor, was nominated and voted in this September to join the Akumakon Committee for his patience and reliability when it comes to helping out. You may know his face from the games rooms of other conventions around the country. Conor is a huge fan of retro games and Metal Gear saga, so here’s hoping he doesn’t spend the con hiding under a box!
Ensuring that there is a strong cosplay focus during our convention is Chloe. 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.
Leagh 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 loves cosplay. It is yet to be confirmed if she will be taking a Maggie Gyllenhaal approach to the role… Time shall tell!
For the past 3 years at Akumakon, Opal’s natural habitat was in the trading hall befriending our traders and artists with tea and food….or hiding under tables eating pocky and reading her Studio Ghibli art books. Our friendly trade liaison has been entrusted to make the trade hall for Akumakon as vibrant and organised as ever before….all the while thinking of Trent Reznor’s squishy face!
Ciara is a ginger from the mean streets of Roscommon and as nerdy as they come…though to date still hasn’t played Portal. (DON’T SPOIL IT ON HER GUYS!) Over the past number of years, she has been one of the most reliable and active members of the NUIG Anime and Manga Society, always lending a hand and staffing when needed, all the while having a warm smile on her face. Ciara will be there to make sure all of our panelists are happy and to help their glorious panels run smoothly.
Leading our army of minions this year will be Valerie. With her caring nature and hard-working attitude she is a fantastic addition to our committee. We have no doubt that she will take the greatest of care of our staffers!
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 likes Adventure Time and substituting vases for drinking utensils… For more on her art check out her Facebook page
Mastering the web this year is Sharon. She works hard, plays hard, and we are never quite sure what colour her hair is going to be. An IT student and social media enthusiast, she is passionate about games and costume-making. With her wiles of the internet she will help ensure our online presence is loud and proud!
Auditor of Society
Rowan has been entrusted 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. A fun fact about Rowan is that he is so god damn popular that out of his hundreds of Facebook photographs the picture above is the only one where he isn’t surrounded by copious amounts of friends!
“James Broderick” Position
As a co-founder of the convention, and Con Director from Akumakon 2013, James has a lot of vital experience in the organisation of our event so he is currently sticking around to assist the happenings of Akumakon ’14! We will be shortly holding a poll to rename this position so your help would be appreciated!
Head of Security
Manning the security front of the convention for another year is Mikey. He’s the guy you’ll be hoping that you don’t have a negative run in with at our convention! 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 guys don’t try to sneak in without paying!
Dara “Sven” Mac Eoin
Who is Dara Mac Eoin? We don’t really know. But we know this cool guy, his name is Sven. He is another new member of the 2014 cast in charge of making our games room as awesome as ever. It should be noted that he may be a future incarnation of the Doctor(spoiler?).
Dean, also known under various aliases such as, The Dean, and Sir Dean, the Dean “Dean” of Deanland, is the head of our host-club. An experienced host, Dean is well equipped to entertain anyone who enters the club with tea, biscuits and a bag full of compliments. He is so handsome (and witty, don’t forget witty) and hopes to grow up to be Superman one day.