Nikki Ebright is a Renaissance geek. She enjoys fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure, and partakes of boardgames, RPGs, and video games. She created the Myths and Legends Convention (MALCon) in 2013. She is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Shiny Garden, which seeks to bring more diversity to fandom events, and runs MALCon, HexaCon, WhimsyCon. Shiny Garden is hosting traveling regional convention Westercon 71 (with MALCon) in Denver in July 2018.