Now that there’s been some time to recover and you’ve had some time to reflect, I’d like to ask that you consider filling out our survey this weekend. We’ve tried to keep it brief, yet thorough and your perspective is invaluable to us. We’re interested in hearing from all parties: Attendees, Group Coordinators, Guests, Volunteers, Staff, Vendors, etc. All views welcome.
Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ucon2014 and give us your perspective.
We’re up for hearing both the good and the bad, but please we appreciate specific and constructive feedback even more, thanks!
Some of you may know me personally. Some of you may only know me as the White Cleric. Some of you may have less flattering views of me and some of you may not know me at all. I’m Matthew Rindfleisch and I’ve been fortunate to Chair this convention for the past 3 years. It’s been quite an odyssey for me and I really have nothing but gratitude for all who attend, all who volunteer, and for all who have worked as U-Con Staff. I’m also very grateful to those on the U-Con Board who have given so much of themselves to this Con. I know for a fact that this is a labor of love for all.
I was adopted into this strange “family” in the Pendleton Room at the Michigan Union. It was to be the last U-Con at UofM and so I was with U-Con during the tremendous change of no longer being affiliated with the University. We then had the Con “in exile” at the Metropolitan Hotel. After which, I was asked if I’d be willing to Chair. Fool that I was, I simply said, sure. What a fabulous, wonderful opportunity for which I’ll always be glad.
I’ve been able to chair U-Con through fantastic growth and I’m very excited to see what’s next for us. I am stepping down as Chair, but plan to continue with U-Con, focusing on Marketing and integrating our recently obtained 501c3 status into the organization.
As exhausting as it can be for us to pull U-Con together, I am saddened by its ending. However, that sadness is far exceeded by the comfort in being part of such a diligent and devoted “family”. Thank you, U-Con family!
Until next year, with much gratitude,