Meet The Staff

Sue Phillips, Director, has been reading everything for a very long time.  She has been a fan from the time she started reading sf even though she didn’t know what that was.  A volunteer at Dragon Con for almost 20 years in a variety of areas, she is very proud of the track and hopes you enjoy it.

Rhetta Akamatsu is a nonfiction author and online journalist. She is a lifetime science fiction fan and avid convention goer who covers Atlanta Steampunk and Atlanta Fan Conventions for examiner.com.  Rhetta and her husband have been volunteers at DragonCon for over 15 years.

Stephanie Souders has been a Dragon Con volunteer since 2007 but has been a fan since early childhood. She has spoken on panels covering the works of C.S. Lewis, Robert A. Heinlein, Larry Niven, Ray Bradbury, and other notable science fiction authors. In her mundane life, she is the lead instructor at a tutoring center in the Washington DC metropolitan area, where she specializes in math, science, and test preparation.

*Our other staff include:  Cyd Hoskinson, Shawn Carter, Kathy Owen, Sami Kirk,  Phyllis Boros and Shawn McAllister.  If you have any questions or concerns, any one of us would be