Pat Maher comes to Shamrokon with a long history of staffing and organising games conventions and live roleplaying events, Having started as a volunteer staff member at Trinity Games Society's Leprecon XVI convention in 1995 he then went on to be involved in the next 3 organising committee for Leprecon and over 10 years as a volunteer for Galecon from 1996 to 2010 including organising Co-Staff & Guests in 1998, Trade in 2005 and Staff & Site Manager in 2010.
Somewhere in the mid-90's he was also involved as a volunteer with a couple of Octocons, and then again 2011 & 2013.
In 2000 Pat discovered the wonderful world of live roleplaying and he volunteered for a number of years at the Lorien Trust's events in Derby, UK as mostly Security and Lighting & Sound Effects. He moved on from there to Profound Decisions, where he volunteered as Games Operations & IT staff from 2007-2011, and then to Hicks with Sticks where he was the Games Operations Manager from 2009-2011.
Currently Pat is the Director of GASCon, the Dublin Institute of Technology nerd societies' new geek con, and the Irish Games Association's ,Academy of Eblana' live roleplaying system. Pat has also worked in a variety of non-geek type events, usually in a staffing, customer service/operations, tech/IT or logistics role and also brings over 30 years experience in technical theatre.
In his day job, Pat is a mature student studying a degree in Computing at the Dublin Institute of Technology.