About Us

Our proposed dates are August 20-23, 2020. Our proposed facilities are the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Bid Chair:¬†Lisa Garrison (Ragsdale) is the Bid Chair and she has been involved in science fiction fandom since 1998 when she was invited to join the guests relations team for Marcon 34, held in 1999 in Columbus, OH. She dove head first into the fannish community and has not looked back. She has been on the convention committee (concom) for Marcon going on 20 years and co-chaired Marcon 37. She has worked on numerous regional conventions in a variety of roles from registration staff to children’s programming art to programming department head. She has served on several Worldcon committees as well, including Worldcon 73 in 2015 (Sasquan, Spokane, WA) as Child Care Area Head Pre-con. She ran the children’s programming track for Worldcon in 2003 (TorCon 3, Toronto, ON), served on the Kaffeeklatch staff for Worldcon in 2006 (LACon 4, Anaheim, CA) and has been the Children’s Services lead for multiple Worldcons as a member of the Member Services staff. She also was the Youth Programming Lead for Detcon1.

Bid Committee includes: 

Kim Williams, Treasurer

Dale Mazzola, Trustee

Mike Willmoth, Advisor to the chair

Mistie Sparks