The HawaiiCon Ohana

The HawaiiCon Ohana

The HawaiiCon organizers are a dynamic group of Big Island residents who came together with the spirit of Aloha to bring an exclusive science based, scfi and fantasy, and adventure experience to the Big island of Hawaii.


GB Hajim - Chief Executive Officer and Convention Chair

A critically acclaimed movie writer, director and producer.  His tenacious energy and creative ideas have not only inspiration those throughout the HawaiiCon Ohana. But has made HawaiiCon what it is today, while also having the potential to become even bigger in the future.




Jacqueline Seaquist -  Communications and Public Outreach Officer

For the past 22 years, she has promoted theater education through her position as Artistic Director and Program Coordinator of the Performing Arts Learning Center at Hilo High School.





David Steiner - HawaiiCon Chief Financial Officer

Owner of Hawaii White Mountain LLC coffee company, David has farmed coffee on the Hamakua Coast for over a decade.  He also serves as the Treasurer for the Waimea Mid-Week Market at Pukalani Stables. 

Jessica Gauthier - HawaiiCon Convention Operations Officer

A serial entrepreneur and published creative writer, Jessica has owned several successful companies including her project Berlin's Walls Decorative Painting.  She is currently a broker with Elite Pacific Properties.Director of Vendor Sales and Tech Operations

Dave Minkus - Director of Vendor Sales and Tech Operations

In 2014, after 20 years in bay area tech and another 10 in Hawaii, Dave left the North Hawaii Community Hospital as their IT Director and decided it was time to use both his people and his technical skills to help people to find and sell their homes.  So he became a Real Estate Agent where he met Jessica Gauthier - who invited him to be on the board for this “thing” called HawaiiCon.  Dave has been in charge of the Vendors and Artist Alley and of course - technical operations for HawaiiCon 2014, 2015 and 2016…..When Dave isn't talking about Real Estate and technology, he is golfing, fishing, or hanging out at the beach living the Hawaii Life!  His favorite shows are BSG and TNG and of course he thinks SW Episode 4 was the greatest movie of all time!

Brandon Hendricks - Director of Integrated Marketing

A recent graduate from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a Bachlors in Computer Science. His goal is to one day become a Video Game Programmer and make his own games which will not only change the way we play games today but the way games are viewed in our every day life.