Technology Support Specialist
Penelope brings 10-years of experience promoting entertainment and travel content via social media to her technology projects. Her work in the entertainment industry began in 2007 while she was in college. She set up DCBANDAID to provide social media promotion support to Metro D.C. area musical groups. This effort morphed into social media, talent handler, and panel manager roles at various Cons from 2014 to the present. These include MagFest, AwesomeCon, KatsuCon, and SpartaCon. Currently, she is the panel coordinator for the annual MagFest Cons.
Penelope counts actors Sean Patrick Flannery, Norman Reedus, and Manu Bennett among her legion of personal friends and professional contacts. She was the lead talent handler managing all volunteer talent handlers for SpartaCon 2015 and personal assistant to actor Manu Bennett. She was the personal assistant to actor William Shatner at Awesome Con 2015 and performed similar duties at the 2016 event.
You can see a 15-minute interview of her by Fox5's Angie Goff here. The segment begins at the 4:30 mark of the show.
Penelope also works as a role player for law enforcement agencies in active shooter, hostage, terrorist and other training scenarios. Currently, she performs role playing scenarios for the U.S. Army at Fort Stewart, Georgia.