Gryvon is the staffer in charge of… well, everything Yaoi North. Panels, corporate contacts, the schedule, prizes…
When not working long hours into the night for Yaoi North, Gryvon is a professional computer programmer working in downtown Buffalo, NY (USA) and an author. Her fanfiction, original fiction, and published works can be found at Digital Paper.
Covarla (or Candie) is Yaoi North’s Forum Administrator and Publications Manager.
She is also a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology with a Masters in Cultural Anthropology and a B.A. in Japan Studies. When not helping out at Yaoi North and Anime North, she is a teaching assistant, freelance translator, editor for BENT Magazine, and writer of both fiction and non-fiction.
Matan handle Public Relations for Yaoi North. When he’s not doing that (or whatever else Gryvon needs him to do), he’s a Linguist working in Applied Linguistics & Translatology with a focus on Arabic and Hebrew Translation and Interpretation.
A Linguist by trade, a Nomad by choice, you can read his writings and all about his travels at http://www.nomadmatan.net or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Sirius is a recently appointed addition to staff. He is the one in charge of id checking, chief sticker/stamp-giver-outer and over all repellent of negative energies!!
In his con off-time, Sirius is a student at George Brown College in Toronto. He’ll be studying Sign Language. (Sirius is also trans-gendered and prefers to be referred to as he please!)
Ray is a long standing slash and yaoi addict who started in anime and graduated to western series. He’s a recently added staff member, and can often be found giving panels or guarding the overnight showings.
He is a yaoi artist, general crafter, gardener and dumpsterdiver. Having graduated this January from university, Ray has just returned from hitch hiking the west coast and deep south of the united states. Where he goes from here is anybody’s guess, but it sure will involve plenty of slash, some naughty art, and hopefully plenty of wandering.
ay is an eight foot tall Gila monster made of chocolate. Wait what? No, Tay is not. Tay is actually a petite 23 year old human who fits nicely into a boys’ size 16 and wishes Tay fit into a men’s size small. Tay is also ALLERGIC to chocolate, not made of it. Tay began a life-long love affair with slash and yaoi at the age of 3 when Tay decided that Leonardo and Raphael of the Ninja Turtles were dating, upon seeing the first Ninja Turtles Movie. Tay’s father was displeased with this assumption.
Tay is in the process of relocating semi-permanently to Texas and will be getting married sometime this year. Tay is happily polyamorous, kinky and VERY open-minded. Tay has a cat and a sugar glider (though the glider is in Texas). Tay enjoys Doctor Who, Torchwood (they better not make an American version!), Supernatural, Loveless, Gravitation, Gundam Wing, Mai HIME and enjoys being exposed to new things that don’t suck. A former film student, Tay strongly dislikes massive continuity errors and poor narrative.
Tay is also a hopeless overachiever and has signed up for FAR too many panels this year, but will have fun at all of them. Tay’s panelling style is very high energy.