The People of Chattacon 

All guests of honor, panelists, performers, presenters, artists or any other individual who may present in some way at Chattacon are booked in good faith and we have their guarantee that they will appear when we announce they will be at the convention. However, unforeseen events (illness, family emergencies or production work) may cause a particular guest to cancel. 

Todd Pettigrew

Todd Pettigrew is a jack of many trades a master of some and an amateur historian. He enjoys presenting living history from the French and Indian, to the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

Todd is an avid black power shooter, a competition cowboy action shooter and an  experienced reloader for cartridge weapons. Additionally, he makes hand cast projectiles of various calibers and types and uses them to test loads for consistency and accuracy. Todd can be found from time to time shooting a
multitude of antique weapons and teaching history lessons about each period of weapon he is shooting.

Todd in an avid home brewer who started brewing beer while in college in the mid 1980’s. During COVID he resumed the hobby with delicious success making both extract and all grain beers. He is willing to discuss and demonstrate the cleaning, sanitizing and brewing techniques required to make a 5-gallon batch of beer. This includes fermenting techniques for both lagers and ales. He will also discuss techniques for bottling, kegging and carbonating your masterpiece. So learn how to make the beverage you enjoy so much.

Todd started as a projectionist at our very own Tivoli Theater down the street here in Chattanooga, earning a nitrate certificate from the American Film Institute in 1984. He also was head projectionist at UTC for the Campus Entertainment Films and showing of the Art Films in the mid 80’s. Todd then worked as a projectionist at the Capri Theatre in Montgomery Alabama, a calendar art house theater that showed film all the way to 2014 when the movie studios stopped distributing 35mm film prints. Up to the end the Capri still had a changeover booth to the end of film and that booth exists today.

Changing reels was the old school way of showing films, 20 minutes on a reel then change to the other projector. He was also theater’s maintenance technician and up graded the 1940’s equipment to 1990’s equipment and helped to upgrade and maintain the Digital equipment.

Connect with Todd

Programming Sessions

Late Night Double Feature Picture Show

Join our young couple, Brad and Janet, as they encounter unconventional conventionists and colorful characters in a night they will never forget. Warning: singing and

Vision Ballroom C

The Arctic and the Aether

A survey of the cultural traditions and fairy tales of the Inuit, their environment and the very real monsters which dwell within the Arctic. Stanley

Vision Ballroom B

Culture, Mythology and Spirituality

Moderated by Brian Cooksey The panelists discuss how the study of cultures, myths and legends, and spiritualism of past civilizations plays a part in the

Vision Ballroom A


AGoH Melissa Gay asks the audience for key words and then makes a coherent painting out of all of those suggestions! Ongoing discussion will include