James is the current Convener of GAMMA.CON, despite his best attempts to pawn the role off to somebody else. He is a PhD student at the ANU and also does some academic teaching on the side. His main nerd interests are anime (he watches an average of 15 series per season straight from Japan) and Star Wars (his Top 5 Films include six of the Star Wars movies). He is literally the worst gamer you will ever meet, as he badly loses anything he plays. Aside from running pop culture conventions, in his spare time he also writes newspaper articles, hosts a community radio program, is an archery instructor, and flies a hot air balloon. He also once went to North Korea for a holiday! (yes, North Korea)