Hello! I’m Arielle. I’ve always loved anime, manga, video games, and pretty much any other nerd-related thing since I was little. (I think, when I was four, I watched Phantom Menace when it first came out, like, eight times?) During the four and one-half years while I studied Forensics at Arizona State University, I explored and expanded upon many of my interests.
I took many fan-related classes (such as courses on fan cultures and anime) and eventually presented about sexuality in media at a media and feminism studies conference called Console-ing Passions in 2016. I also started a gaming club called the Society of West ASU Gamers (SWAG), and through that we hosted a variety of gaming-related and community service events as well as hosted our very own convention.
Interests: Writing, Video games, Anime, Reading, Making friends
Sessions you are hosting: Chicken Ramen for the Soul: Why Fanfiction is Important to your Daily Life // Anime Ultimania Trivia // I’m also helping to moderate the convention!
Your Con Moderators
Brianna Maia Leonardo (Crystal Heart Cosplay)
My family immigrated to Fall River from the Azores, where I grew up (no surprise there!) I currently live in Boston while working at a local hospital and getting ready to apply to medical school so I can accomplish my dream of being a pediatrician. I graduated from UMass Boston with a major in Biology and a minor in Cognitive Science and Psychology.
I also help run a volunteer group called Heroes for Hire New England, alongside Stephen Storer Jr. and Steven Turner. Our volunteer group dresses up as a variety of characters that range from Star Wars to superheroes to princesses to Power Rangers for pediatric patients, shelter families, charities, and large public events. We love bringing joys and smiles everywhere we go!
If you want to join our character volunteer group, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interests: Anime, medicine, Supergirl, cute baby animals, Disney
Sessions you are hosting: The whole con baby!
Stephen Storer Jr.
Just a Nerdy boy from a little town called Weymouth Massachusetts. I started Cosplaying around 2015and been loving the adventure ever since! I also help run a volunteer group called Heroes for Hire New England, alongside Brianna Leonardo and Steven Turner. Our volunteer group dresses up for pediatric patients, shelter families, charities, and large public events as a variety of characters that range from Star Wars to superheroes to princesses to Power Rangers. We love bringing joys and smiles everywhere we go!
My Interests: Being the Mighty Thor, Making people smile, Creating Music and taking long walks around the Reservoir near my apartment.
Session your hosting: Running the Con with all the other mods!
What is Web Con?
Web Con was created by passionate fans as a response to the nation-wide conventional cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a free online convention!
We hope that our con-goers will not only get to know our talented panelists/artists personally, but connect with each other through the virtual lounge spaces, workshops, panels, games, and musical after-parties.
Because it is virtual, we hope you will also meet con-goers from across the country that you might not even meet at a local convention near you!
I'm a proud Seattleite in a Bostonian world. I moved to Beantown to study graphic design and a bit of computer science at Boston University. Since then I've worked in Cambridge as a user interface and user experience designers for the past eight-ish years specializing in online learning platforms for non-profits, higher education, and corporations.
I've been going to conventions for ten years and have even spent time in the Boston startup scene developing and app for convention attendees to connect.
When I'm not on the computer you can find me dancing Kpop and performing with my many salsa and bachata teams in Latin clubs around Massachusetts! Feel free to follow my misadventures on my budding Youtube channel where I game and share living life unapologetically me.
My Interests: Singing, Dancing, Gaming, Cosplaying, Makeup, Storytelling
Sessions you are hosting: Helping the other mods run all website related graphics and tech.