Initially made contact with fandom through StellarCon, the convention of UNC-Greensboro's Science Fiction/Fantasy Federation (better known as SF-Cubed or Scubed), he quickly began volunteering, initially in the game room, and eventually in other roles, leading him to chair StellarCon 33. Through StellarCon's bid to host DeepSouthCon 46, he became involved in Southern Fandom, and served as president of the Southern Fandom Confederation from 2008 to 2012. He was also a member of SFPA for a while following this initial contact. Through the SFC, he learned of Worldcon, attending beginning at Denvention 3, and became a regular at the WSFS Business Meeting.
Annoyed by choruses of "the greying of fandom", he organized a dinner at Renovation that led to the founding of the JOF group on Facebook, and subsequently co-chaired the first JOFcon with Crystal Huff near Baltimore, Maryland.