Worldcon 75

The 75th World Science Fiction Convention, 9-13 August 2017, Messukeskus, Helsinki, Finland

Committee and Leadership Team


Committee

Chairs Division
Chair
Jukka Halme
Vice-Chairs
Karo Leikomaa, Colette H. Fozard
Special Assistant
Elina Nikulainen
Advisors
Randall Shepherd
Legal Advisor
(Klas Laitinen)
Hotel Negotiations
Emilia Uusitalo
Project Manager
Charlotte Laihonen
Project Management Minion
Tero Ykspetäjä
Facilities
Hanna Hakkarainen
Facilities Deputy
Topi Toosi
Guest of Honour Liaison
Hanna Hakkarainen
Guest of Honour Liaison Staff
Jukka Seppänen, Pekka Rantasaari
Design Resources Division
Design Resources Division Head
Santeri Vidal
Art Director
M. Pietikäinen
Proofreading
Curtis Jefferson
Ad Creation
M. Pietikäinen
Design/Layout
M. Pietikäinen
3D Rendering
Mikko Suominen
Staff
Lukas Ahrenberg, Christine “Tine” Birkel, Maya Hahto, Curtis Jefferson, Markku Lappalainen, Suvi Lehtoranta, Julia Leskinen, Mikael Peltomaa, M. Pietikäinen, Minna Salminen, Henry Söderlund, Mira Strengell, Mikko Suominen, Nina Törnudd, Juha Tupasela
Progress Reports Head
Vesa Sisättö
Programme Book Head
Maya Hahto
Souvenir Book Head
M. Pietikäinen
Restaurant Guide Head
Juha Tupasela
DevOps Division
DevOps Division Head
Eemeli Aro
DevOps Deputy Division Head
Kimmo Lehtonen
Server/container management
Antti Rasinen
Member database
Steve Staton
Hugo services
Sam Lavitt, Otto Mäkelä
Website
Teemu Ahonen
Google Apps
Petri Laihonen
Other staff
Henry Balen, Mika Rantanen
Project Manager
Daria Medved
Events Division
Events Division Head
Maciej Matuszewski
Dances
Paivi Miettunen
Opening Ceremony
Miikka Uotila
Cosplay
Debi Chowdhury, Christine Doyle
Hugo Ceremony
Joshua Beatty
Masquerade
Debi Chowdhury, Christine Doyle
Masquerade Staff
Satu Hlinovsky, Eeva-Liisa Tenhunen
Exhibits Division
Exhibits Division Head
Clare Boothby
Exhibits Deputy Division Head
Terry Neill
Fan Tables
José Jácome
Art Show
Hannele Parviala
Art Show Staff
Julia Leskinen, Taimi Tietäväinen
Dealers Room
Gareth Kavanagh
Dealers Room Staff
Harri Miekka, Vesa Sisättö
Creators Alley
Maura Kastinen
Displays
Vanessa Sjögren
Academic Posters
Helen Pennington
Guest of Honour displays
Shana Worthen
Finance Division
Finance Division Head
Pasi Vihinen
Finance Deputy Division Head
Sanna Kellokoski
Budget Detail and Confirmation
Pasi Vihinen
Cash Office
Sanna Kellokoski
Grants
Anne Leinonen (coordinating), Irma Hirsjärvi, Karla Loppi, Merja Polvinen, Sari Polvinen, Liisa Rantalaiho, Vesa Sisättö
Registration
Cathy Mullican (Nolly)
Registration Deputy Head
Sanna Lopperi
Registration Staff
Tuuli Pyy
Treasurer
Sanna Kellokoski
Treasurer’s Minions
Auli Raivio, Minna Uutela
Hospitality Division
Hospitality Division Head
Mihaela Perkovic
Hospitality Deputy Division Head
Noor Mulheron
Bar Liaison to Amica/Fazer
Eevi Huhtamaa
MidAmeriCon2 Hugo Losers Party
Jukka Särkijärvi
Old Pharts Party Liaison
Farah Mendlesohn
Master of Spreadsheets
Jack Ralls
Member Services Division
Member Services Division Head
Vanessa May
Member Services Deputy Division Head
Carolina Gomez Lagerlöf
Accessibility staff
Orjo Pattiniemi
Tourist or Alien Info Staff
Misha Sumra, Mike Nelson, Helena McCallum
Info Desk
Katariina Pirttijärvi, Misha Sumra
Info Desk Staff
Helena McCallum, Mike Nelson, Katariina Pirttijärvi, Misha Sumra
Teen Lounge
Emilia Uusitalo
Teen Lounge Board
Saga Bolund, Anna Havukainen, Inka Ykspetäjä
Outreach Division
Outreach Division Head
Outi Sippo-Purma
Outreach Deputy Division Head
Paul Taylor
Outreach General Staff
Emilia Hjelm, Emi Maeda
Finnish Press
Nina Törnudd
International Press
Jessica Elgenstierna, Val Grimm
Website editor / webmaster
Veini Lehkonen
English Proofreader
Ari Baronofsky
Merchandise Organiser
Rinna Saramäki
Blog coordinator
Pam Burr
Finnish Outreach
Sini Neuvonen
Social Media
Fia Karlsson
Social Media Staff
Lucy Huntzinger
Convention Outreach Coordinator
Sini Neuvonen
Agents in other countries
Satu Hlinovsky (UK), Marcin Klak (Poland), Ogushi Kyoko (Japan)
Programme Division
Programme Division Head
Marianna “Kisu” Leikomaa
Programme Deputy Division Head
David Shaw
Art Programme
Maya Hahto
Film festival
Nat Saenz
Fandom
Regina Kanyu Wang
Finnish Programme
Sini Neuvonen
Gaming
Jukka Särkijärvi
Guest of Honour Liaison
Sari Polvinen
Other Language Programme
Aleksi Kuutio
KaffeeKlatsches
Carl Fink
Literature Programme
Carolina Gomez Lagerlöf, Elizabeth Jones, Liz Loikkanen, Sini Neuvonen, Graham Sleight, Jo Walton
Larp
Joanna Österman
Music
Päivi Itäpuro
Media Programme
Mikko Seppänen, Elisa Wiik
Science
Dave Clements, Jussi Nikander (advisor)
Signings
Elizabeth Jones
Wellbeing and Exercise
Jenny Teerikangas
Academic
Merja Polvinen
Writers’ Programme
Mike Sprague
Costuming
Violetta Marin, Carole Parker
Programme Ops
Maria Kauppila, Mikko Lammi
Programme Ops Staff
Britt-Louise Viklund
Children’s Programme
Karl-Johan Norén, Therese Norén
Children’s Programme Staff
Mia-Pia Asomäki, Marie Engfors
Staff Services Division
Staff Services Division Head
P R Khangure
Volunteer/Staff Coordinator
Kaisa Vitikainen
Volunteer timetables
Kaisa Vitikainen
Code of Conduct Committee Head
Brian Nisbet
Code of Conduct Staff
P R Khangure, Katariina Pirttijärvi, Claire Rousseau, Heidi Waterhouse
Tech Division
Tech Division Head
Taino
Tech Deputy Division Head
Kyuu Eturautti
Electricity
Taino
On-Site Computing
Kyuu Eturautti
Programme A/V
Anssi-Matti “Shadikka” Helin, Katariina “Linkkari” Ihalainen
Registration (tech/code)
Tero “Sivis” Nybacka
Sound
Arto “Zarr” Seppä
Technical layouts & 2D-3D drawings
Taino
Other staff
Santtu “Japsu” Pajukanta
Hall Managers
Hall 1 (Amphi) & Hall 2 (backstage)
Tero “Sivis” Nybacka
Hall 4 & Hall 5
Esa “fixie” Ollitervo
Kokoustamo
Petri Kovanen
Room 101
Arto “Zarr” Seppä
Registration
Tero “Sivis” Nybacka
Helpdesk/TS
Marco “Mac” Johansson
Helpdesk/TS Assistant
Petri Pikkanen
Hugo Ceremonies & Masquerade Tech
Tero “Sivis” Nybacka
Liaison(s)
Assembly Org
Taino
Messukeskus
Taino
NetCrew
Taino
Ropecon
Taino
Turva Division
Turva Division Head
Karo Leikomaa
Logistics
Simo Ulvi
Move In/Move Out (MIMO)
Sanna Seurujärvi
MIMO Assistant
Lassi Aalto
At-Con Ops
Ops staff
Pat Maher, Ritva Mäkinen
At-Con Ops Advisor
Joonas Selin
WSFS Division
WSFS Division Head
Michael Lee
WSFS Deputy Division Head
Kate Secor
Site Selection
Johan Anglemark
Hugo Administration
Nicholas Whyte
Deputy Hugo Administration
Kathryn Duval
Hugo Staff
Brent Smart
Business Meeting
Kevin Standlee
Business Meeting Secretary
Linda Deneroff

Leadership team

Our Chair: Jukka Halme

Jukka Halme has chaired and co-chaired three Finncons, including the massive Finncon-Animecon in 2009 (over 10 000 attendees) and has also been in charge of programming at Finncon and Åcon for several years. Jukka has been actively involved in the Finnish and Nordic fandom since the early 80s, doing everything possible from gophering to editing and beyond. He has also been the fan GoH of two Eurocons. In his free time he works for the City of Helsinki and minds his two dogs with his lovely wife.

Worldcon 75 chair Jukka Halme

Our Vice-Chair: Karo Leikomaa

Karo Leikomaa has been organising events since the late 90s. Since 2008 Karo has been on the committee for several Finncons, in roles such as Vice Chair, Finance, Venue and Logistics, Gophers and Security, and GoH Liaison. She has chaired three Tampere Kuplii Comic Book Festivals and one Åcon. Karo worked for several conventions every year in Finland before moving to London, UK, in 2014. She has been active in Soroptimists International Finland since 2011. She is currently studying towards her MA at University College London.

Worldcon 75 vice-chair Karo Leikomaa

Our Vice-Chair: Colette H. Fozard

Colette H. Fozard has been helping to keep SF and anime conventions running for over twenty years. She has served as Convention Chair or other senior staff of several US East Coast cons including Arisia, Balticon, MAGFest and Zenkaikon, as well as many others. Her love of working at conventions has blossomed into a professional career in event planning. She is the Director of Operations for the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC each spring – the largest one-day celebration of Japanese Culture in the United States. She also serves as venue liaison for several other clients.

Worldcon 75 vice-chair Colette H. Fozard