2018 illogiCon Committee
Gerty McHenry – Chair
Noted Hufflepuff, Gerty McHenry came to Raleigh for grad school, which she hated. Grad school, that is. Not Raleigh. She stayed, got a job, a house, and a dog, but not necessarily in that order. She is really quite pleased to have been involved with illogiCon since year one and to have watched it grow and change. Other important facts about Gerty include, but are not limited to: she genuinely finds insurance commercials funny, Spock (Mr., not Dr.) is responsible for her history with emotionally unavailable men, and J. Michael Straczynski taught her to love the long game.
Please feel free to find her at con to discuss Star Trek, fan fic, and/or the ecofeminist perspective in the works of Sheri S. Tepper.
Kate Koballa – Vice Chair and Registration
Kate Koballa is a Durham native and a lifelong fan of nerd culture. She studied remix culture and zombie studies in graduate school and fills much of her free time working at conventions. This is her seventh Illogicon on staff, her second as head of registration, and her first as vice-chair. In real life, she is an instructor of English at Durham Technical Community College. She loves coffee, karaoke, and petting dogs.
Walter Clark – Treasurer
Chris Ross – Operations
CHRIS ROSS IS A SATANIST, A RAVENCLAW, AND IS WATCHING YOU.
Madison “Metricula” Roberts – Programming
Madison stumbled into the first illogiCon and loved it so much that she joined up. A creative nerd at heart, Madison is super into #hustle, #brandsynergy, and #selfpromotion and wants you to know you can stream her nerdy campfire songs for free on her Bandcamp site or catch her as a co-host on the pop culture roundup podcast All in the Reflexes. She’s also a dyed-in-the-wool Hufflepuff who loves eating sandwiches (especially with mayo), playing MMOs, knitting vulva for charity, and wishing her husband’s cat would love her. #Engage with her on Twitter, Twitch, and basically everywhere else as @metricula!
Alexander Barnes – Dealers’ Room
Avery Wild – Dealers’ Room
Avery Wild is like a mystery inside an enigma, wrapped in a Christmas Sweater. He wants you to love him exactly as he loves you, because you’ve seen him and you know him, and you had the boat times. Inside him fights a neverending battle between a raven and a snake, as he is both a Ravenclaw and a Slytherin. His hobbies include controlling the universe through pumpkin spice, wondering what things would be like now if Tesla had won the electricity race, and laughing at things no one else finds funny. Ummmmm Baileys.
Corey Spillis – Gaming
Lacy Banner – ConSuite
Lacy began helping with Illogicion 3 as the consuite cooking mama. With previous years experience working consuite for other cons, she was a super awesome recruit for this con. She is best known for her Chicky Dumprings, which brings not just the boys, but also the girls to her yard with a hunger that only her hands can satisfy. She hopes to continue satiating the hunger of attendees with her crock pot gold mine, and the assistance of her lovely crew for years to come. Don’t hesitate to engage her or her staff in nerdy conversations related to, but not limited to anime, super hero’s, sci-fi, cartoons, video games, and cosplay.
Hilary Morris – Social Media
This is Hilary’s first year as illogicon’s Social Media manager. With her experience providing internet wings catapulting a singer to a top 3 finish in a national singing competition, Hilary is enjoying the challenge of helping illogicon soar on the interwebs. When not constructing pretty promotional tweets and posts, her internet home is tumblr where she intersperses her fantasy and science fiction gifs with literary quotes and philosophical discussion on the nature of existence. You can get her to look up from her phone by discussing your favorite podcast or the eventual heat death of the universe.