Dreadstar, thank you for confirming that I had been clear, even though Himself couldn't see "the point".
Rick, for the record: I have run not only a successful con, but a profitable one.
I have worked as an officer of an (educational) not-for-profit organization for over 10 years. I am no longer an officer, just a member.
I have worked as an editor on the quarterly journal for that organization for the same 10 years.
Those are my credentials buddy boy, and if you want to know the organization and journal, it's the Mythopoeic Society (www.mythsoc.org), and the journal Mythlore.
Not only did I edit, I contributed, both as artist and article writer.
Dude, I HAVE CREDITS. What do you have in print besides a "newsletter"???
And how profitable were your conventions?