Our team members that have a broad range of skills and experience to help ensure that every aspect of ClexaCon – from the minute you arrive to the minute you leave – is fun, friendly, smooth and accessible. Please meet the team below!
Location: Los Angeles, CA
ClexaCon is my favorite time of the year where I can geek out about queer content and meet creators and fans from around the world!
I’m a filmmaker and event producer who has worked in the realms of entertainment, tech and events for 20+ years. My latest short film, The Bra Mitzvah just finished it’s film festival run and I will be directing the feature film, Her Curve in 2023.
I love that part of our mission is to help future generations of creators develop their own content – we need to continue creating more positive representations of our community!
First fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
What media are you currently obsessed with? Motherland: Fort Salem, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, The Umbrella Academy
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why? Willow, because why wouldn’t you want to be a queer witch with all of that magic at your fingertips?
Location: Joshua Tree, CA
I attended ClexaCon the first year and I had no idea what to expect — and I loved it! Being in a safe, community-centered space with like-minded people was such a special experience. I decided to return as a vendor and eventually joined the team in May 2020.
I am first-generation Cuban-American and I was born and mostly raised in Southern California. Operations is my wheelhouse — I have been managing artists for a contractor in the theme park and amusement industry since 2006. I love gaming – Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witness, Flower, Okami, Ms. Pacman, Overcooked, Super Mario Sunshine, Rocket League are all games I’ve particularly loved. I also love Studio Ghibli, 80’s cartoons and kids’ movies, Avatar/Legend of Korra – pretty much anything fantasy with beautiful moving pictures and I’m in!
Location: San Francisco, CA
For me, ClexaCon means two things:
- It’s an opportunity to elevate non-mainstream queer media by supporting and showcasing content made by members of the LGBTQ community. It provides budding content creators an opportunity to learn how to take charge of our narratives and tell authentic and nuanced stories that reflect how we love and live life.
- It’s a place where people can gather and be with their community. It’s a place where you will find people who like the things you like, who look the way you do, think the way you do, and live and love the way you do. It’s a space for people who don’t have access to queer spaces or who fear being rejected for who they are and how they identify. For many people it’s like coming home and celebrating all the things that are unique to queer fandom.
I started in 2017 as a volunteer, and worked my way up to AV Coordinator for 2018 and 2019. Since 2020, I’ve been given the opportunity to be a director, and I am very excited about all the things we have in store for this year. I’ve been making vids for fandom for 15 years, and created many of the main stage panel vids for ClexaCon since 2018.
First fandom: If I want to be completely honest, it was Dawson’s Creek. But when I came out, I was all about Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Willow and Tara. That was the first time I engrossed myself in online fandom communities that introduced me to a wealth of fan fiction and fan art, and inspired me to create fan videos as a form of expression within the Willow and Tara fandom.
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
ClexaCon started out as a place for me to be able to geek out about queer fandom with other like minded folks. It has now evolved into an event that really puts queer content creators at its focus and I’m proud to be a part of the revolution for more (and positive) queer representation in all facets of the media.
I’m most excited about all of the free events we have this year such as the return of the burlesque show starring the talents of Queerly Beloved Revue, karaoke, the return of speed friending, the late night films, and all of the other events that are available for all ages!
I have been with ClexaCon since its inaugural event and have served as a director since the second event (ClexaCon 2018). Outside of ClexaCon I work in health care as a Sonographer aka Ultrasound Tech.
First fandom: Clexa
What media are you currently obsessed with? I’m constantly seeking out shows, movies, documentaries that focus on food. Chef’s Table, the British Baking Show, The Mind of a Chef, Ugly Delicious, Parts Unknown… ”Food is memory, it is emotion, and it is the only art form that you can have an intimate interaction with that challenges all five primary senses.”
Location: Las Vegas, NV
ClexaCon is a place where I can be comfortable in my own skin. It’s a nice place to meet new people and talk, and not face judgement, like some do in their everyday lives. For 2020, I’m most excited to see the panel line up. I’ve never gotten to see a panel, but hopefully this year I can check some out.
I’ve been volunteering at various places around Las Vegas for 10 years and began managing volunteers in high school for Key Club. I’ve been the volunteer coordinator and event administrator for Great American Foodie Fest since 2013, I’ve been the volunteer coordinator for LVL UP EXPO since 2014, and I’ve been working with ClexaCon since 2019. I’m also attending UNLV for Meetings and Events (Hospitality). I have a wide variety of event experience in customer service, registration, event food service, event logistics, and event management.
First fandom: In general, I’m more of an anime fan so various anime, but for CC specific topics, Carmilla for sure.
What media are you currently obsessed with? TV – Dark Crystal, Book – The Smoke Thieves, Comic – Miss Abbott and the Doctor, Lore Olympus, SubZero / all on webtoons
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why? Link from Legend of Zelda. He doesn’t need to figure out who he is. He just wakes up one day and knows what he has to do in each life.
Security and Handler Coordinator
Location: Las Vegas, NV
ClexaCon is about community and positive representation!! I love to see familiar faces and new faces every con. I’m most excited about seeing our community come together and enjoy our common interests.
ClexaCon is something that is near and dear to my heart because I feel that we need more for our community and this con was a huge stepping stone. I want our community to feel safe and have that sense of security and that’s why I stepped into my role. Starting off as a handler with ClexaCon, I had a huge responsibility but enjoyed the comradery, excitement, different personalities, and the many events of the con. As Security and Handler Coordinator, I contribute my everyday skills, along with my training, education, and passion for my community. I have a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology/Criminology and have worked in Law Enforcement for the past 12 years. I want to make sure that each and every individual attending ClexaCon has a safe and wonderful experience.
First fandom: Willow and Tara
What media are you currently obsessed with? Desert Hearts
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why? A powerful female CEO who has super powers
Customer Service Coordinator
Location: Atlanta, GA
ClexaCon means community and having a safe space to be who you are.
I have 16 years in client relations utilizing written and graphic materials to enhance customer experience.
First fandom: The X-Files
What media are you currently obsessed with? Mindhunter, Gentleman Jack, Forever Not Maybe
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why? Root from Person of Interest. Using access to an all-seeing SuperAI to try to save the world seems like a good way to leave a mark on history. Plus, Sameen Shaw as a partner.
Location: Rome, Italy
ClexaCon is my happy place. There’s nowhere I’d rather be and I look forward to it all year long. This year I’m extremely excited about my Coordinator position and can’t wait to personally meet all the awesome artists I’ve been speaking to in the past few months!
I have many years of organizing events and being involved with cons throughout Europe and Italy. A lifelong love for comics, books, video and card games and great dedication to ClexaCon and everything it stands for. Being Vendor Coordinator this year combines everything I love together: creativity and event planning!
First fandom: Korrasami
What media are you currently obsessed with? Forever undecided, so here’s my current top three:
Series: Grace and Frankie, The 100, Osmosis.
Comics: Isola, The Infinite Loop, Harley Quinn.
Games: Unstable Unicorns (card game) – Halo and KHIII (videogames).
Film Festival Operations Coordinator
ClexaCon to me means representation and a safe space to be authentic. ClexaCon has given me the opportunity to learn filmmaking and has given me a place to find and network with people that support and challenge me to create. Coming from a small southern town, it is amazing to see so many different and wonderful people together and celebrating their queerness.
I have volunteered for Clexacon since 2018 and with the film festival in 2019 and 2020. I am a budding filmmaker (that’s just a fancy way to say I’m working on my first web series), I also volunteer with the LGBTQ center of Las Vegas with their Women’s Fest as well as other programs and 7 years of experience with retail management.
First fandom: First tv show that I really geeked out over was Charmed but I also adored Buffy, Firefly, and Star Trek Voyager
What media are you currently obsessed with? This is hard… Current TV shows: Warrior Nun and The Witcher – but Parks and Recreation and Brooklynn 99 will always be my go toos. Webseries: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Nikki and Nora, and Carol’s a Demon
Special Events Coordinator
ClexaCon is a time to be surrounded by my queer family! I love being surrounded by my people, and gushing about fandom! This year I’m excited to geek out at Disneyland, and I’m especially excited for Queerly Beloved Revue’s Burlesque show!
I bring years as a stage manager for theater, and a willingness to just go with the flow.
First fandom: Carmilla!
What media are you currently obsessed with? Supergirl, Arcane, and Our Flag Means Death are my current obsessions.
Favorite Ships? SuperCorp, SwanQueen, and Hollstein will probably have me by the throat for the rest of my life.
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why? Luke, from ‘Backwards to Oregon’ a book by Jae… who wouldn’t want to be a queer cowboy?!
Accessibility and Interpreter Coordinator
Location: Stockton, CA
Name Sign: 🏽
Pronouns: They, Them, Theirs
ASL Pronouns: 👉🏽, 👉🏽, ✋🏽
ClexaCon is my chance to see the minority characters that I love, and I get excited to see my convention friends.
I am a seasoned Interpreter and Interpreter Coordinator for different Cons in the US and Globally.
First fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
What media are you currently obsessed with? The Charmed reboot, totally obsessed!
Favorite Ships? Starship Enterprise lol
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why? This was a very challenging question to answer. After several days of consideration, I wouldn’t pick a character but fictional abilities. I’d choose to have the ability to read minds. That would help with my interpreting, to know what they mean when without knowing each other’s mother tongues.