Co-Chair - James Shields
James has been a Science Fiction fan since reading the novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams before he was old enough to understand most of the jokes.
His first convention was the second Octocon in 1991, where he was shocked to discover that there were other people who liked Science Fiction. He volunteered to help design flyers for his second, and was on the committee for his third. Since then he has been on committees for many conventions, including chairing the Octocon O2K in 2000.
With the rest of his spare time he builds huge LEGO models, plays wargames and creates websites.