Meet the committee members of Hearth’s Warming Con:
Melanie Nab – Woelzy
Chair & Events Manager
Melanie was enchanted by My Little Pony ever since she was 10 and got her hands on Buzzer, a summer wing pony. She loves all generations, but the one things she loves the most is the creative and kind community that arose with the upswing of FiM. To bring these people together and let them have an amazing weekend is what drives her to work for Hearth’s Warming Con.
Ivar Bouwmeester – Avaya Ridatrane
Vice Chair & External Relations
Ivar grew up as a typical Millennial, spending most of his youth socialising with friends both on and away from the computer. In April 2011, Ivar joined the community by creating his experimental brony Twitter account. It was a success, as the relics of this experiment continue to bring joy and friendship into his life. Ivar is quite the workaholic, but in the little spare time he has, he can be found geocaching during his day trips to cities and into nature. Ivar dreams of becoming an internetainer.
Diederik van der Heijden – benbever
Human Resource & Vendor Manager
Diederik likes all generations of My Little Pony (excluding 3.5). Other hobbies include watching anime and collecting manga, reading and watching movies, the Pokémon TCG, (board)games and Lego. He also likes long distance hiking. He manages the team of volunteers at Hearth’s Warming Con and tries to find a fitting job for everyone. He is also a graphic designer.
Martin Ohrt Christensen – Opaque
Operations & Graphics Manager
Opaque discovered My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in early 2011 and got hooked on it in early 2012. His first convention experience was when he volunteered for Crystal Fair 2014, where he fell in love with doing con-work. He then proceeded to volunteer for Hearth’s Warming Con 2015 and stuck around ever since, becoming its semi-official resident Dane.
David van Hartevelt – Stjonal
Human Resource & Financial Manager
Stjonal plunged into the My Little Pony fandom on the 13th of September 2011. It was on that day he got curious about the show after watching a Cupcakes parody music video on YouTube. It took him three days of binge watching and several years of meetings, conventions and general shenanigans to shape himself into the sociable Dutch brony he is today. Whenever he is amongst others (for instance at conventions), he likes to hang out, help out and play board and video games. As HR manager he will do his part in making HWCon a reality once again.
Irvine Masson – Irvy
Shortly put, Irvy has a big heart. Having only been a fan of My Little Pony since 2015, he has inducted himself into the fandom quickly and contributed a few creative works inspired by the show. Now he is driven to befriend as many people as he can by assisting in as many social projects as he can, like the sure to be thrilling Heart’s Warming Con in 2018! His OC, Infinite Affection, is a mere example of his determination to spread his love across the brony fandom; when he’s not too busy playing video games, that is!