The Noble Gases (Committee)
Meeting periodically, Satellite 7’s filled shell of stable conrunners is:
Mad Elf (Publicity & Publications)
Mad Elf has been congoing since 1988. In that time he has discovered the delights of being a Gopher, Green Room Bod, Tech, and Steward, and has finally settled on Operations as the place to be. He has also been on several con committees, from the tiny Isocon 4 to Albacons and Eastercons, and only one of the resulting conventions has been classified as Better Off Not Mentioned.
Outside of conventions, he enjoys watching anime, playing computer games, and reading dodgy fan-fiction — and also writing the occasional computer game and dodgy fan-fiction. All of this is funded by a job contracting as a web applications programmer.
Morag O'Neill (Vice Chair & Scribe)
Morag’s first convention was a day event featuring Babylon 5 and including Guest of Honour, Michael O’Hare, in Glasgow way back when. After that, her next trip into the heady realms of sci-fi cons was Satellite 1, followed by Satellite 2 and Satellite 3. She bravely decided to try out a different convention, went to Novacon 42 with Christine and Michael and was prevailed upon to become Scribe to the Satellite 4 Committee, a position she filled with great expertise. From there it was a natural step to join the committee of Satellite 5... and once in, it's difficult to get out.
In her other life, Morag works as a free-lance scientific/medical indexer and editor, producing work for such exciting journals as “The World Journal of Gastroenterology” and probably knows more than anyone ever might need to on weird and wonderful biomedical topics.
Christine Davidson (Programme & Guest Liaison)
Christine started attending cons in the early 1980's but only became involved in con-running in 2007, when it finally dawned on her that experience gained helping to organise scientific conferences might be transferable. She ran programme for Satellite 1 through 6, and also looked after guest liaison up to 4, as a result of which she is now an official minion of Fluff (the plush Cthulhu).
Her real-life job is as an academic, specialising in environmental and analytical chemistry. She plays percussion in the platinum award winning Strathclyde University Concert Band, and enjoys hill-walking and sailing in the West of Scotland.
The Krowne Wrangler
Mark Meenan (Hotel Liaison)
Mark's first convention was Albacon II, he enjoyed it so much he volunteered at his next convention — Invention later the same year — and helped run the at-con registration desk. After helping again at Albacon 84 he was invited onto the committee of Albacon 85. He has been on the committee of 4 Eastercons, most recently our very own Satellite 4. For both Intersection and Interaction (the 2 Worldcons held in Glasgow) he was responsible for liaison with the SECC & the Moat House hotel (now the Crowne Plaza). He was also Deputy Division Head for Logistics for Loncon 3.
Mark's enormous contribution to fandom was recognised in 2014 when he was voted recipient of the Doc Weir Award.
In real life Mark works as a sysadmin at the University of Glasgow while trying to amass enough books to enter L-space.
Michael Davidson (Chair & Treasurer)
Michael has been going to conventions since Christine took him to an Albacon in the early 1980s. Since then he has caught the bug. He dipped his toe in the waters of con-running with Satellite 1, managed to get up to his neck chairing Satellites 2, 3 and 5 and went full immersion with our Eastercon, Satellite 4. And still he comes back for more. Previous to all this his main contribution to cons has been running a series of 'Deface the Music' quizzes at Redemptions, Eastercons and even a Worldcon.
In the real world he runs the Radiochemistry Group in Public Health England and when not working or SMOFing spends the rest of his time cleaning up after cats.
Jove (Official Con Mascot)
Over the years Satellite Conventions have had a number of woolly supporters and mascots, all designed and created by Sha. This time around she has gone above and beyond to produce Jove, our first planetary mascot.