About The Speaker
A. Jinnie McManus
Amanda “Jinnie” McManus was born in South Korea and raised in Aurora, CO. An admitted anime newbie, she fell in love with anime conventions at first sight and never looked back. This is her seventeenth year as a high-level convention volunteer staffer, spanning both coasts of the US and some states in between. Currently, she’s on the staff rosters for the Anime Milwaukee (WI) and Colorado Anime Fest (CO), and trains conventions worldwide on counterfeit merchandise prevention and enforcement. She assists and mentors conventions of numerous topics worldwide and is regularly sought out as a global influential voice on the convention circuit. Jinnie graduated from Metropolitan State University with a degree in Public Relations, and has handled PR, special event bookings, social media and website design for over two decades. Outside of cons, Jinnie’s loves include country music, the Backstreet Boys, reading, helping conventions talk to each other, and marathoning various series-es on Netflix.