Mark Charsley is Membership and (when he turns up) General Secretary. He's been known by many names over the years, but most people know him as `that bloke in the waistcoat'. He isn't really aardvark enough to refer to himself in the third person, so I'll switch mid-sentence. My fannish credentiaIs are limited to running the Oxford University SF Group and editing its newsletter and becoming Europe's best knurdler at Helicon's Dead Dog Party. Despite all this, I've been addicted to cons since I was bullied into buying an Illumination membership by Dave Clements and have a couple of ideas about improving them. I work (in the loosest possible sense of the word) at GEC Hirst, and my interests include stand-up comedy, comics, computers, films, hive minds, light-hearted RPGing and recovering from glandular fever.