Brian Nisbet started running running gaming (Leprecon, Gaelcon, K2) and SF conventions in Ireland in the mid-90s. In 1998 he got involved in the International Discworld Convention, held in the UK, and went on to chair it twice in 2010 & 2012. He co-chaired Shamrokon, the 2014 Eurocon.
Since then he’s mostly been on the committees of Worldcons (Helsinki, San Jose, Dublin, Washington DC) or Worldcon bids (Chicago in 2022, Glasgow in 2024) in a variety of roles.
He’s been attending Conpulsion since the late 90s and he’s been MCing the Charity Auction there since… er… a while. He’s incredibly sad to be missing all of his Scottish gaming friends this year, but he’s very proud to help out with the online version of the auction!