Behold! The great and powerful Staff of Con-G 2013
Introduced to the con-scene in 2004 when she got dragged in kicking and screaming. Her attitude did a 180 and started cosplaying in 2005, and in 2009 started up Con-G. Lindsay created Kon, the Con-G mascot. Lindsay is a Master level costumer who loves finding a way around a tricky costume construction problem, more often than not trying to figure out how to make a person not look like a human. Known for her Digimon’s Guilmon, Monster Rancher’s Tiger of the Wind and one of the pair of VelAwesome Raptors. When she’s not working, costuming or helping with Con-G, she can be found at the barn playing around with her horse, Zero.
Scientist by day, cosplayer by night, Caitlin is a molecular biologist with a passion for costuming and all things geeky. Always ready to play a game (by which she means “work on Con-G stuff”) or squee over something adorable (by which she means “work on Con-G stuff”), Caitlin is the go-to gal for Getting Things Done, and in her so-called spare time she also helps out with running ConBravo! She is the other half of the VelAwesome Raptors and greatly enjoys being a dinosaur. She changes her hair colour more often than you change your socks, and can be seen scooting around Guelph in the Bampf-mobile: her Nightcrawler-themed Smart Car.
Being stuck inside an immunology lab for 12 hours a day doesn’t prevent Christian from crafting massive cosplay props. He doesn’t have much of an online presence as he is always in his workshop coming up with more goodies.
One of Con-G’s founders, Theresa’s role with the convention has decreased since accepting a full-time job on the other side of the continent. She maintains ties to the convention as our international spy and practices her supervillain skills in making sure the rest of the staff make the correct decisions about how to spend your money.
As previous ruler of the FLASH Club, current co-coordinator for GryphCon the Guelph Gaming Convention and Master’s Student extraordinaire, Angela knows how to get things done. Her caffeine fuelled desire for success leads her to enjoy taking on seemingly insurmountable organizational tasks and sleep deprivation. She has a quirky fashion sense and is secretly a squirrel 11 days of the week. While not a juried costumer, Angela enjoys creating closet costumes and wears them whenever she can. She is a huge Fantasy, SpecFic and Old Sci-Fi fan, a Graphic Novel snob and a “Punk” Academic. She has three cats, three degus and one Husband who supports and compliments her nerdiness with his own.
The Masquerade Director for Con-G, Caitlin W. has been doing her best to run a fun and safe Masquerade every year without losing too much more of her sanity. With plenty of experience helping out with the Masquerades at huge conventions like Fan Expo and Anime North, she finds it’s nice to run something a little bit more personal and quaint. Pretty much a fan of all things geeky, if you ever need a squee buddy, she’s the one to go to. She’s not Flareon, not coated in Teflon, but she might be a Pharmacist one day (I’m going to sell drugs for a living!). If you’ve got a costume, she’d love to see it, especially in her Masquerade, so make sure you sign up!
Always up for a challenge, Jo enjoys the logistics of transforming costumes from 2D to 3D. She likes to figure out how to craft items from the imagination and bring them to life in the real world.
Being a primary care paramedic with Toronto EMS, Dave has certainly seen his fair share of weird, wild and crazy. What better than to serve than as Con-G’s Chief Guardian, in charge of health and safety. Mending and defending is the name of his game, primarily providing first aid for our con-goers. Remember in your body: air goes in and out, blood goes round and round and if yours has any variation of this, you come see Dave. Stay hydrated folks!
Stephanie started cosplaying at a very young age – when she was two. That’s right, her trekkie parents introduced her to it at a very young age. She grew up with all things geeky and in 2004 attended her very first anime convention – and fell in love with cosplaying.
She has since become a master level cosplayer and works in wardrobe/costume design for film and theatre.
She spends her working days and time off in the sewing room, and when she isn’t working on new costumes (which is rare) she is usually found sipping tea while reading a good book.