Ellen Brody completed her Master's degree with a thesis concerning media and fiction. She joined the committee shortly after Readercon 7, was the program chair and co-chair of Readercons 9 and 10, was a member of the program committee for Readercons 8 through 21, and has also worked on many other aspects of the convention. She was the co-editor, with Richard Duffy, of the Souvenir Book for four years for Readercons 22 through 25, and they continued compiling the bibliographies this year. She has also directed, acted, produced, designed, stage managed, and everything else in theater. Her favorite previous roles include: Viola in Twelfth Night, Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice, Mrs. X in The Stronger, Joan in Saint Joan, Harriet Stanley in The Man Who Came to Dinner, and Ruth in Blithe Spirit. At an audition, a director once handed her the first three pages of an Agatha Christie novel and said "read." She got the part. She has read a selection by the Memorial Guest of Honor at seventeen consecutive Readercons as of last year, and has appeared on a few panels as well.