About Us

Our Mission:

Mighty Monkey Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, popular culture art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. The Corporation is formed for the charitable purpose of preserving and showcasing contemporary cultural elements depicted. A further purpose of the Corporation is to educate the general public about the physical entertainment provided in communities.

DanDan Carmen, President
Overseer of all activities. The i’s are dotted, the t’s are crossed.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster is real. The Noodly Appendaged one told me so Himself.




ChrisChris Frank, Vice President
Ideas Guy, Liaison to the World, Wielder of the Scepter of Awesome, Squasher of Small Bugs

There is a fine line between genius and crazy… I like to use that line as a jump rope. I’ve been a Doctor Who fan longer than a lot of you have been alive. I can quote the original Star Wars nearly verbatim; and have an extensive Dungeons & Dragons library and comic book collection. Needless to say, my Geek Credentials are in excellent order.

What’s my job in all this? Making sure you’re having a great time and that you get the chance to feel like you’re part of something amazing. So let’s saddle up and let your freak flag fly!


TanyaTanya Metras

I am a huge sci-fi and fantasy fan, loving shows like Firefly, Doctor Who, Stargate 1, Star Trek, and numerous others. According to the students I teach, I am a geek or a nerd, and very proud of it. I play Dungeons and Dragons several times a week.
I took on this endeavor to help bring an amazing experience to the Flower City. My partners and I are hoping that everyone who attends has that amazing experience and will be looking forward to what the future entails.


BrianBrian Burke

Ultimate nerd and co-host of FC3! Looking forward to fun and shenanigans with fans of wrestling, Star Wars, supernatural, all cosplayers, bronies, potterheads, browncoats, ringers, Trekkies and especially Whovians! (Okay I guess twihards can be fun too). See you at the con!



Jason Hilton, Director of Corporate RelationsJason

I have been attending Cons since I was a little kid with my dad and uncle mark (Fantasy Trade Card Company). Long before it was “cool” or Hollywood caught on. I am a lover of comics, cartoons, anime, toys, sci-fi, fantasy, martial arts, wrestling, role playing games, the theater and the arts as a whole.

I am an artist, missionary, warrior, entertainer and business man.

My adventures have led me around the world as a carnival worker (carney), rapper, pro wrestler, stage hand and party animal.

I’m proud of Rochester and the rich history we have in the comic and toy culture as we know it. I am passionate about continuing that journey through our effort here at FC3.

As head of sponsorships, I look forward to working with you to help bring not just attention to our Con, but to your participation, Rochester’s rich history, and our bright future.


Rika WitzelRika Witzel – Director of Cosplay
Cosplay Mistress of the Dark, Cat Lover, Chaotic Neutral

Medical science student running on the sustenance of human souls. Sometimes has good ideas.

I’ve been cosplaying about 5 years and I love to entertain people. My job is to consult about cosplay related topics and generate ideas for entertainment, and to help hybridize the feel of the con to include a diverse demographic and celebrate a wide array of fandoms




Juda Nevadomski-Art Director 

JudaRochester-based artist, gallery curator, art director and musician. Juda, as he is known, is a veteran artist whose paintings have been featured in galleries, newspapers and exhibitions throughout the Rochester area. Juda plans to premier an all-new 3 piece painting series at FC3 entitled “Family”.

He is a resident curator for the art gallery at Bread & Water Theatre, Art Director of the FC3 convention and food writer for The Rochester Insomniac Magazine. He has produced and released two full-length published albums as ‘The Fragile Path’ and has recorded/preformed with musicians and artists from all over the world.

His paintings are minimal, dark and resemble large-scale comic book panels. His influences include Aidan “BRUTE” Hughes, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Mike Mignola & Roy Lichtenstein.

Skylar Dark
Unpaid intern handling the social media. Fan of almost everything that the BBC comes up with and anime fanatic. Hobbies include obsessing over Doctor Who and Sherlock, drawing, and attempting to write a novel.

Thank you Sponsors!

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