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Gary Swaty

Gary Swaty has been attending Science Fiction Conventions since the early 1970s. The first convention he worked was IquanaCon II, the 1978 Phoenix WorldCon. He worked Info Desk, Security and did supply purchase runs during the Con.

After that Gary confined himself to helping with Set-Up and Tear-Down at CopperCon and LepreCon until the 1990s. Sometime in the mid Nineties he was asked to be Filk Liaison to Phoenix Area Conventions for the Phoenix Filk Circle. He has been responsible for obtaining Filk GoHs and scheduling Filk Events at CopperCon and LepreCon since then.

Also he has the obtained bread and rolls for the conventions, assisted with Logistics and helped with other programing including that of the ConAdian WorldCon.

He has run Registration for HexaCon, World Horror and World Fantasy. He has run ConSuite for one HexaCon and worked it for others. He worked Ops at DarkCon 1 and was a General Henchman at Anizona 1, 2 and 3.

He was Chairman of both HexaCon 16 in October 2006 and CopperCon 28 in September 2008. He was Committee for Filk at FiestaCon/Westercon 62, held in Tempe, Arizona in July of 2009.

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