What Is
The Hellmouth Convention?

What Is The Hellmouth Convention?

The Hellmouth Convention is designed 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.

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 will be seminars, hands-on workshops & meetup areas on those topics.  Have fun while doing good at the same time!

Meet the Con Committee

Ray McDermott
Executive Director, The Hellmouth
Director of Facilities

Chris Cullen
Director of Fan Experiences & Social Media

Brian Cook
Director of Operations

Marsia Powers
Director of Guest & Sponsor Relations

Lori Bender
Director of Programming

Steve Ray

Steve Ray
Adviser of Corporate & Legal Affairs


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.


Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay Neuter Center in Mission Hills, and leads the NKLA initiative.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS.

Equality Now has worked since 1992 to hold governments responsible for ending legal inequality, sex trafficking, sexual violence & harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) & “child marriage”

Journey House assists former foster youth (18+) with housing, education, and employment, and to build their self-esteem through personalized attention and positive outreach services.

Kids Need to Read works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs, especially those serving disadvantaged children.

Lupus Foundation of America is devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, an unpredictable, devastating disease, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs.

My Friend’s Place, an organization dedicated to assisting and inspiring homeless youth to build self sufficient lives. They offer comprehensive services to nearly half of the homeless youth population of Los Angeles County.

Newborns in Need / San Fernando Valley Chapter received from our Baby Item Drive purchased, handmade and crafted items such as baby hat, scarfs and blankets (Jayne hats and 4th Doctor scarfs maybe?) This non-denominational chapter provides essential baby items to families at local shelters, hospitals, clinics and pregnancy centers.

PATH Ventures develops affordable housing for low-income families and individuals.

Pop Culture Hero Coalition works to educate and support children, teens and adults to overcome bullying and social injustice, and to transform their struggles into strengths, using stories and characters from pop culture TV, film, and comics.

Sophie Lancaster Foundation based in the United Kingdom, provides educational group-works to challenge prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures and to campaign the UK Hate Crime legislation to include people from alternative subcultures or Lifestyle and Dress

SOVA provides free groceries and an array of supportive services to individuals of all ages, ethnicities and religions.

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