Kevin Roche – President (Silicon Web Costumers Guild) is a sci-fi/fantasy and historical costumer with extensive experience entering, judging, and running masquerades. He was Chair of Costume-Con 26 in 2008 and Worldcon 76 in 2018. Kevin received the ICG’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. He is a past ICG vice-president, and past president of the Silicon Web Costumers Guild.
Leslie Johnston – Vice President (The Greater Columbia Fantasy Costumer’s Guild, GCFCG) is the Director of Digital Preservation at the U.S. National Archives (NARA). Leslie has been costuming since the 1970s, making both fantasy and historical competition and hall costumes. She has won many awards at many masquerades over the years, including at Balticon, BayCon, Costume-Con, Westercon, and Worldcon. She loves to learn new techniques with every costume she builds, and particularly enjoys working with unusual materials.
Merrily Wolf – Corresponding Secretary (The Greater Columbia Fantasy Costumer’s Guild, GCFCG) enjoys the art of costuming. She was drawn to homemade costumes when her mother made her a handsewn cow costume with a paper mâché head in elementary school. It was life changing after being raised on Ben Cooper costume-in-a-box. Her “closet costuming” started in high school and continued through summer camps. She uses costuming to test her sewing skills and learn new crafts. She has created handmade costumes for Girl Scout events, “Disney bounds” for fun at work, and designs original costumes for masquerade. She has presented on convention panels, assisted with children’s programing, and created costumes and props for a small local haunted house.
Relevant fan experience: editing a very tiny SF club newsletter and serving on a couple of fan club boards in the 1990’s. She is currently helping the Rebel Legion (a Star Wars costuming group) revise their club charter, which currently has significant organizational difficulties. She now looks forward to doing some good for the ICG, which she has been a member of for at least twice as long as she has been with the Rebel Legion.