Hypericon | Nashville, Tennessee

A weekend popular arts conference; festively uniting creators, makers, and performers with those who appreciate and aspire to their craft.

Who Is Hypericon?

Your hosts for the weekend…

Learn more about who is who and who does what, below If you need us before, during, or after the event, feel free to ask for the appropriate person!

President | Darrell Luallen

Hypericon Chair | Stephania Grimm

Board Members | Lucas Leverett, Brent Frick, Michael Farnette, Miranda Nelson, Jon Staten

DIRECTOR | BRENT FRICK

Registration Coordinator | Lisa Fuller

Dealer Coordinator | Todd Nelson

Personnel Coordinator | Sam Underwood

DIRECTOR | MICHAEL FARNETTE

Tech Coordinator | John Bush

Safety & AP | Shaun Baggett

Operations Manager | Blake Wilson

Pit Master | Jon Staten

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | LUCAS LEVERETT

Promotion | John Pyka

Social Media & PR | Robyn Cavender

CONTENT DIRECTOR | MIRANDA NELSON

Content Ops | Kim Stockton

Programming Manager | Alison Richards

Programming Assistant | Bethany Kesler

Video Programming | David Polk

Art Show | Chip Allen

Content Staff | Tessa Versalle, Mary Rose Pardales

Who are these people anyway?

Hypericon is organized and operated by an all-vounteer staff and board of directors, as the primary project focus of Frontiers Nashville – a non-profit corporation in Nashville, Tennessee. Our team is comprised of those who incorporate the media and culture of our event into their daily lives just like the fans who join in our convention each year. “By fans and for fans.” – That’s our method.

Among the Board of Directors of Frontiers Nashville, you’ll find four current or former convention chairs and staff, a variety of nonprofit experience, creatives, community leaders, and subject-matter experts. Within our convention staff, you’ll find the most experienced folks in Nashville fandom and conventions. Co-founders of MTAC (Middle TN Anime Convention) and Xanadu, the creator of GMX (Geek Media Expo), representatitves of various fan groups and other community organizations – they’re all here.

This spectrum of knowledge and proven success is one of our most important advantages. It is, after all, our people who drive us. They’re an amazing group, and we can’t wait for you to meet them all!

In loving memory of Fred Grimm (1964-2014); co-founder and Hypericon's heart and soul.

Don’t forget that all of this is only possible with the help of an army of minions, for whom we are eternally grateful!

Wanna join in? We’re always accepting minion (and staff) applications! Click here to learn more.