CirqueCon: The Unofficial Gatherings of Cirque du Soleil Passionates



[ Keith Johnson | Richard Russo | LouAnna Valentine ]


    Since 1984, Keith has worked in science fiction convention fandom under numerous capacities, from Hotel Negotiation Committees and Special Events Coordinator to Secretary and Event Chairman. As a founding member of CirqueCon, his talents have been used to secure hotel and restaurant arrangements for the majority of our events, facilitate the convention budgets, and act as the organization's financial guru. He lead the team for CirqueCon 2005: Montreal and Chaired our CirqueCon 2006: Las Vegas and CirqueCon 2008: Tokyo events. Upcoming projects for CirqueCon includes CirqueCon 2011: Hollywood featuring the debut of one of Cirque's newest resident productions. Keith has attended our 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 events to date. He is pictured upper-left above.


    Ricky is familiar with, and has extensive knowledge and experience therein of, the Cirque du Soleil fandom through his many online projects, which include but are not limited to: Le Grand Chapiteau, the "Fascination! Newsletter", and the CirqueFAQ. Richard Russo is also a founding member of the CirqueCon organization and was instrumental in constructing the partnership between CirqueCon and Cirque du Soleil for CirqueCon's first event - CirqueCon 2004: Vancouver. Ricky has been a hard-core Cirque du Soleil fan since 1999 after being introduced to La Nouba, and has sought Cirque du Soleil around the world since. He is the only founding member to have attended every CirqueCon to date, and has chaired (lead) our CirqueCon 2007: Orlando, CirqueCon 2009: Monterrey, and the duel CirqueCon 2010 events in New York City & Montréal amongst other smaller gatherings. For CirqueCon he facilitates its presence on the World Wide Web, developing and keeping and its Facebook pages up to date. He is pictured upper-right above.


    LouAnna also comes from a science fiction fandom background, having worked on conventions since 1982, with many levels of responsibility - from children's activities and coordinating convention events to creating spectacular production numbers. Her expertise at hosting socials is also renown. As a founding member of CirqueCon, she pioneered our "Meet & Greets," providing spreads of food and drink for all our members. She also helps us with trademark, copyright and other legal concerns, utilizing her long experience in the legal field. She has attended our 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 (as co-chairman) and 2010 events. She is pictured lower-left above.