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C.O.G.S. Board Of Directors

  • Matt Black - Director of Public Relations
    Matt Black - Director of Public Relations
  • Matt Black - Director of Public Relations
    Matt Black - Director of Public Relations
    Matt Black has over 30 years of professional experience as a producer, project manager, program manager, and production director.

    During 10 years of his professional career he planned and executed live events for a Fortune 500 company. In fandom, he’s helped organize and run multiple science fiction conventions, including chairing the Browncoat Ball twice, and numerous charity events.

    His personas include Brigadier Mathias Blackthorne (Steampunk), Commander Steele Grey (Dieselpunk), Matt Blasterson (Wild West Atompunk), and Tequila Matt (Firefly/Serenity/Browncoat).

    Matt joined the C.O.G.S. Expo committee of 2018 as Volunteer and Gaming Coordinator.

    This year, as Director of Public Relations, Matt will be issuing all public announcements, overseeing the Facebook, IT, web design, social media, community outreach and, advertising the new sub-division of C.O.G.S. Foundation, C.O.G.S. Gaming with his highly skilled "PR Team".
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  • Azcordelia Quinn - Director of Operations
    Azcordelia Quinn - Director of Operations
  • Azcordelia Quinn - Director of Operations
    Azcordelia Quinn - Director of Operations
    Azcordelia is the Director of Localizations and Head of Product Content for an international Gaming company. She has her Master's in English with a focus in Creative Writing. She joined the C.O.G.S. Expo committee of 2018 as vendor coordinator and liability purchaser.

    This year, as Director of Operations, Azcordelia will oversee vending, finances, hotel negotiation, volunteers, safety, and decor with her "Special Ops Team".
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  • Andrew Terranova - Gaming Coordinator
    Andrew Terranova - Gaming Coordinator
  • Andrew Terranova - Gaming Coordinator
    Andrew Terranova - Gaming Coordinator
    Andrew Terranova is an engineer, author of "How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers", freelance writer and editor, maker, GeekDad, robotics hobbyist, tabletop gamer, and steampunk. Andrew has been a frequent contributor to 'Make: Magazine' and GeekDad.com, and has also had a robotic arm project appear in 'Popular Science' magazine.

    Andrew heads up the C.O.G.S. gaming track, and likes mad science and sharing good whisky.
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C.O.G.S. Committee Members

  • Chris ( Cap ) Piehler - Vendor Coordinator
    Chris ( Cap ) Piehler - Vendor Coordinator
  • Chris ( Cap ) Piehler - Vendor Coordinator
    Chris ( Cap ) Piehler - Vendor Coordinator
    Cap brings a vast amount of experience to our con. Chris has been a vendor for many years at several festivals in the Midwest and east coast and has a complete understanding of the ups and downs of vending.

    We predict that with his creativity, ability to think outside the box and his humor, the vendors, staff and attendees will never allow him to leave this position.

    His ideas are plentiful. His passion for volunteering and our community is head and shoulders above the rest. We are extremely pleased to have him as part of our team.
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  • Diana Marie -                   Streamer of Things
    Diana Marie - Streamer of Things
  • Diana Marie -                   Streamer of Things
    Diana Marie - Streamer of Things
    Diana is definitely not 3 gnomes in a trenchcoat. She is, however, a Clinical Patient Advocate who fills her free time with all things nerdy when she's not at the hospital.

    She is one-half of the nerd-feminist comedy podcast Femsplained, obsessive tabletop RPGer, twitch streamer, and pop-culture dork.

    She's been pretty much obsessed with COGS since it started and has been heavily involved with the gaming track and mini gaming cons, and will be leading the charge on streaming and cultivating video content for our steampunk family to enjoy through the year. She also gives killer hugs.
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  • Sky Kyo (The Kardinal) - Community Outreach
    Sky Kyo (The Kardinal) - Community Outreach
  • Sky Kyo (The Kardinal) - Community Outreach
    Sky Kyo (The Kardinal) - Community Outreach
    In 2018, as a panelist at the first C.O.G.S. Expo, Sky’s heart aligned with the vision and passion of the C.O.G.S. committee, and she knew where she belonged. She was honored to be invited to lead the Inclusivity Committee for the 2019 Expo.

    Sky is a developing polymathic Cultural Architect who is endlessly passionate about personal and community development, education, and empowerment. She is 100% committed to The IDEA (The Inclusivity, Diversity & Equality Advantage), and is excited to help create a safe and beautiful experience for the community at C.O.G.S. this year.
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