in costume
Photo: Ken Warren

Byron Connell

1996 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

A true gentleman of costume fandom, Byron Connell nonetheless has very strong opinions on the proper way to run things, and most importantly the will to get them done. He was ICG President at a major time in its history, and his parliamentary skills made all the difference. Byron has been a part of multiple Best in Show costume groups at the international level, but most people will remember seeing him running a great green room, judging, or otherwise helping others be able to do their best.