From Matthew Davis

   Thank you to everyone that attended NuCon in spite of the weather.  I know it’s not always easy to get out when the weather is so unpredictable.  We saw lots of familiar faces as well as new ones.  It’s always good to add new friends to our NuCon family.

     I appreciate Gil and Janet Gerard for attending again this year for the 40th anniversary of the Buck Rogers movie. Always good to have them here and always a pleasure to talk with them. Gil always keeps the crowd rivited with his stories and conversation. Hope to see them again soon.

     We had other guests this year that were top notch as well.  Some of the friendliest and most talented people in their field.  I appreciate each of them for coming.  I encourage everyone to visit their pages and check out their work. They are: MeLeesa Swann, Jared Vickery, Derrick and Megan Newton, Freddy Clements, John Anderson, members of the SCA: College of Phoenix Rising:  Mike Little, Linda Little, Kim Elliott, Patrick Swearengin and Hayleigh Marie Hazle. Also in attendence was Terry Collier, Kay Collier, Sean Collier, Jessica Collier, Jay and Tiffany Quillin, Tod and Rhia Grigsby, Connie Ables, the 404th legion with members: Justin Rhodes, Howard and Miki Hanson.  JNJ Cosplay with Jared and Nichole Jordan.  Roger Allen, Tara Atkins, Jordan Duncan and Ciara Dawn Gooch.  So glad that they all could be a part of NuCon.

     I would like to thank all of our volunteers that made sure everything ran smoothly and all of the guests and patrons had an enjoyable time.  They are: Aaren green, Ashtin Hicks, Jennifer Tipler, Nichole Autwell, Candace Brooks, Briana Horn, Carlotta Alexander, Richard Craven, Paul McRae, Joe McRae, Tom Gennaro and Ryan brown. 

A big thank you to Tom Long. He does all of the computer and graphics work for the con. Very grateful for all he does.

Thank you to Phillip Whitten of Salon Envi for his support of the cosplay contest.

     And thank you to my family: Michele, Anastasia and Alora for all of their support and assistance.

     I am looking forward to what the next year will bring for the con and hope to see you all there. My most sincere gratitude to everyone.

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