A few kind words...

"Watching Dana Piccoli moderate a panel is seeing a master at work. Her ability to entertain a nearly 1,000-seat crowd of fans while putting A-list talent at ease takes discipline and a little bit of magic and Dana has it in spades. She's well researched, hilarious (see: Gifs) and it's not surprising that she has her own growing family of fans including me. One thing is for certain. Dana Piccoli, Fairy Gaymother, master of ceremonies, is one of us." - Jessica Payne, Digital Marketing Strategist (Brand Organics)

"I've attended a lot of panels at cons and gotten the chance to see many different moderators and experience different styles of moderation. Dana Piccoli is definitely one of my favorites, if not my favorite, moderator. Her infectious energy makes the panels/Q&As fly by in the best way. She is able to connect to the guest(s) and audience with ease and without overshadowing the guest(s). Dana gives plenty of time for audience questions, and for the guest(s) to have a little fun on stage. Dana also makes sure the discussions stay respectful, which is extremely important for guest and audience alike (nobody wants to be in the audience when someone asks a question that makes you cringe). Dana's moderation vastly improved what was already a stellar convention experience." - Catherine Meushaw, Staff Writer, 4 Your Excitement (

"I was lucky enough to be a participant on a panel moderated by Dana Piccoli. She immediately made everyone on the panel and in the audience feel welcome and excited. She was prepared with fantastic questions and also had the ability to be flexible when an interesting topic came up that she could see people were interested in exploring. At every moment during the panel Dana always had the audience in mind and made the panel about serving their hunger for knowledge and information the panelists possessed." Christin Baker (President of Tello Films, Clexacon panelist)

"Dana Piccoli did a tremendous job during the panels at ClexaCon 2018. She asked thoughtful, insightful questions and added some context to them as well. She asked things that fans like me wanted to know. She injected humour at appropriate times to put the guests at ease. Her rapport with the guests, especially ones she'd met before, was amazing -- one even commented "Of course you'd cast me as the evil mastermind!" -- and Dana made sure everyone had a fun and safe time. One thing I particularly loved was when she'd open things up to Q&A for the audience, she used context from the shows the actors are in to explain how you might identify an inappropriate question and that's a sign you should choose another one to ask." - Brin, Montreal, ClexaCon 2018 attendee

"No one knows or has more respect for actors, creators, fans and fandoms than Dana Piccoli. When she moderates a panel, everyone knows that it is going to be safe, thought provoking and a wild, fun ride! She may be the Fairy Gaymother to many, but her true magic is being the voice to so many who realize the importance of Queer representation in media. Dana Piccoli was the heart of ClexaCon 2018!" - Maat Moon, ClexaCon 2017 and 2018 attendee

"This is the second year I've had the opportunity to witness the great joy that is a panel moderated by Dana Piccoli. Dana manages to walk that very fine line of loving the shows as a fan while modeling a way to engage the cast with respect and care. Her questions to the cast are fun and thoughtful. She obviously puts in research time as she prepares. This weekend, I saw her navigate a panel that would prove to be very emotionally taxing for the the panelist and the audience with great grace and kindness. She is a quick wit and invites everyone to have a good time together. I can't wait to see her moderate again." - Christina Cataldo, ClexaCon 2018 attendee