MEET THE STAFF

SwampCon is presented by University of Florida students through the Gator Anime club. We are not paid, and the convention is a labor of love that we work on around our classwork and other commitments.

EVENT COORDINATOR

Our Event Coordinator is Riley Mixon. The Event Coordinator is responsible for planning SwampCon’s main events, coordinating with performers, and working with our Panel Coordinator and Contests Chair to devise the schedule.

FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

Our Financial Coordinator is Ash Comiskey. The Financial Coordinator doubles as Gator Anime’s Treasurer, and is responsible for fundraising, managing expenses, writing contracts with vendors and performers, and submitting budget requests to UF’s Student Government.

Ash is a fourth-year Computer Science major through the College of Engineering. They are an artist and writer, and love video games. Their current favorites are Dishonored, Apex Legends, and Minecraft (obviously). They also enjoy horror, especially when the final girl wins.

PANEL COORDINATOR

Our Panel Coordinator is Kensi. The Panel Coordinator is responsible for for managing panel submissions, and works with the Event Coordinator and Contests Chair to create the schedule.

GUEST COORDINATOR

Our Guest Coordinator is Jessie. The Guest Coordinator is responsible for reaching out to new guests, coordinating with current guests, and reviewing suggestions for guests that SwampCon could invite in future years.

EXHIBITS CHAIR

Our Exhibits Chair is Michaela Isaacs. The Exhibits Chair is responsible for reviewing artist and vendor applications, keeping contact with artists and vendors presenting at the con, working with our venue to make sure everyone has sufficient space, and managing payments and fees.

CONTESTS CHAIR

Our Contests Chair is Megan. The Contests Chair is responsible for managing contest entries, finding judges, and issuing awards. She works with our Event Coordinator and Panel Coordinator to devise the convention schedule.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Our Contests Chair is Connor. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for gathering and coordinator our volunteers, running volunteer training, and managing volunteer shifts.

SPONSORSHIP AND FUNDRAISING CHAIR

Our Sponsorship and Fundraising Chair is Sam. The Sponsorship and Fundraising Chair is responsible for reaching out to potential sponsors, working with our partner conventions, and providing advertising materials to the Design Team.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Our Social Media Manager is Jaws. The Social Media Manager is responsible for overseeing our social media accounts, responding to comments, and making posts advertising the con.

SECRETARY

Our Secretary is Natalia. The Secretary does the invaluable job of taking notes during staff meetings, compiling documentation, and helping schedule staff meetings.

DESIGN TEAM

Our Design Team is a coalition of several student artists and graphic designers, all of whom provide their talents for free to the con. They design our mascots, make our promotional materials and advertisements, and make our web graphics.

Our Design Coordinators are Mason and Fio.