ArmadilloCon 2018 Opening ceremony with Aaron de Orive (center) as the toastmaster. He says in this hat he looks like a younger, sexier version of George R. R. Martin. L-R: convention chair Jennifer Juday, artist guest Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, special guest, Canadian SF author Robert Sawyer, toastmaster Aaron de Orive, special guest, fantasy author Holly Black, Guest of Honor Deji Bryce Olukotun, editor guest David Pomerico, and fan guest Craig W. Chrissinger.
Aaron de Orive's toastmaster speech revolved around the fact that ArmadilloCon turned 40 this year, and should be experiencing a midlife crisis. But instead of having a salacious affair with Comicon, it picked Aaron as a toastmaster.