About Us

“If Nothing We Do Matters, Then All That Matters Is What We Do” 

People shouldn’t suffer as they do. Because, if there’s no bigger meaning, then the smallest act of kindness is the greatest thing in the world.” – Angel the Series: Epiphany 

What Are We?

Fandom Charities Inc.® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2007 for the purpose of raising funds for charitable organizations through fandom events, conventions, special appearances and media events, and to serve as a hub for the latest news and happenings in the creative universe of selected fandoms, and to provide related educational activities.  We are 100% volunteer.

Who Are We?

Board of Directors:
Marsia Powers: President
Ray McDermott: VP and Secretary
Melanie Snow: Treasurer
Shan Ray: Director
Salena Roper: Director
Steve Ray: Director
Kelly Amor: Director

Staff:
Tech Dept: Brian Cook, Gene Turnbow

Con Committee for Outreach Events https://www.thehellmouth.org/about-us/
Ray McDermott, Brian Cook, Lori Bender, Chris Cullen, Marsia Powers

How Do We Do It?

The Hellmouth Convention (previously known as WhedonCon) is designed and run by fans for fans, with the aim of harnessing the power of fandom to raise money for charities while creating a fun, interactive environment for attendees and guests.  We aim to educate while entertaining in all areas of fandom: books, comics, television, movies, animation, technology, steampunk, arts and sciences. In addition to dealers’ room and panels, there are seminars, hands-on workshops & meetup areas on those topics.

Benefitting Charities

Los Angeles LGBT Center which since 1969 has led the fight for the most vulnerable within the diverse LGBT+ community by providing programs spanning from housing, medical care, advocacy, community, and education. 

In memory of Ron Glass, the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, a youth center close to Ron’s heart that since 1989 provides a neighborhood approach to the revitalization and empowerment of a community in crisis. A safe and nurturing environment committed to good citizenship and academic excellence by providing free after-school & low-cost summer programs for children in grades 3-12. To read the Past Charities List – click here

Past Events

HalloWhedonCon 2020 a virtual mini con which replaced WhedonCon 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whedonopolis Halloween Event 2008 through 2015