Ayla the Otaku Will Be At MiyakoCon 3!

Ayla is a fan of anime and fantasy, a long-time Creation Station panelist, and frequent cosplayer. She is the youngest journalist for local nerd zine “The Pocket Protector” and has traveled across the country covering conventions. She has dead-on Gollum and Stephen Hawking impressions. Ask her about her current project: a Tolkien-like creation of story, language, and topography.

Julie McGowan Will Be At MiyakoCon 3!

Julie McGowan is MiyakoCon 3’s Director and she has been with the event from the very beginning. She’s currently a student and eventrunner in Portland, but she grew up right here in Salem, and still enjoys and cares for the thriving communities present here.

Julie and her partner Stephen, the Operations Director, started MiyakoCon in 2016. It was a one-day event for two years, and it grew fast! Now seeing it through the first year as a two-day con, she’s looking forward to seeing MiyakoCon’s continued betterment in the future.