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About Us

Mighty Monkey Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to encouraging an interest in and appreciation of Science, Technology, and the Arts by creating awareness of, and appreciation for, popular culture art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that provide opportunities for participation in the community. The Corporation was formed for the charitable purpose of preserving and showcasing contemporary cultural elements depicted, while being a driving force for equality, inclusion, diversity, cooperation and public service in our communities.

Mighty Monkey Corporation is staffed by a dedicated group of educators, artists, technologists and public servants from throughout the Western and Central New York regions, dedicated to being an ongoing part of the community and ensuring a place for all regardless of gender, orientation, disability, race, age or religion. All money raised, whether through event ticket sales, sponsorship, or fundraising, is used for our annual convention and our year round activities in the community. We are a 100% volunteer run organization. 

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Hi, I am Simi Anne Hensiletail and yes I am THE MIGHTY MONKEY of Mighty Monkey Corporation.  


I am 12 years old,  I love comic books, exploring and my family.  I dislike bullies, brussel sprouts and scary movies. I am a natural gymnast and get straight A’s in science at the Jane Goodall Middle School.  


Born and raised in Rochester, my favorite things are: The Beatles, The Incredibles,  Imagine Dragons, Star Wars (I dream of one day flying the Millenium Falcon), Chronicles of Narnia, and Comic Cons!

Speaking of Comic Cons I have Cosplayed as: Super Girl, Wonder Woman, Han Solo and “Combat Ready” Boo.  One Day I hope to Cosplay as Beast from X-Men--He’s My Fav!!

The comics I follow are Ms. Marvel, Teen Titans and X-Men  (sigh Beast is Amazing)

Dan Carmen
Dan 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.

Chris Frank
Chris 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!

Tanya Metras - Talent Coordinator

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.

Tanya Metras
Brian Burke - Logistics Coordinator

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!

Brian Burke
Anne Leibeck - Savior of the Board

Savior of the Board 

Closet geek for years.  Let it out and attended FC3 in 2016 with my future husband and friendships blossomed. Star Wars girl through and through. DC girl over Marvel. Let's Geek Out! #maythe4thbewithyou 

Anne Leibeck
Deanna Schulmerich

I believe that you don’t have to go to a big city to have a great con experience. That’s why we are all here doing this.  My job is to work with local outlets to promote everything we do, not only for the convention but all our community events throughout the year. 


My nerd love is pop culture.  Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s gave me so many great shows, music and celebs! Star Wars was my first exposure to nerd culture and will always be my #1. Princess Leia is the ultimate rebel!  Star Trek Next Gen is a close 2nd-guess it helps when you share a name with another iconic character! I have dabbled in the D&D realm in the past and appreciate the worlds you can roam and character creativity it provides players.


My first love however is sports-love all things Pittsburgh (even the Pirates) and the roar of racing engines soothes my soul! 

Deanna Schulmerich

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