James Mendez Hodes is a martial artist, cultural consultant, and game designer whom you might know from 7th Sea, Scion, Thousand Arrows, or some articles about cultural issues in gaming. His interests include hip hop and religious studies. He lives in the greater New York metropolitan area on traditional Lenape land.
Jessie Edwards is a game designer, author and cosplayer from Ottawa. She is the proud recipient of the Metatopia 2017 Sponsorship and is a member of the Indie Game Developer Network. Jessie is driven to promote diversity within the gaming industry and develops workshops focused on fighting toxicity within the gaming community and promoting inclusion.
Jessie is the creator of many innovative games including Quarantine Heroes, The Capo, Hands Off My Booty, and Maiden Voyage. With several ongoing projects in the works, she will be at Breaoutcon looking to playtest some new games as well as a remake of Maiden Voyage a merge on the traditional murder mystery role-playing games and Live Action RPGs.
Jonathan Gilmour (he/him) is a Board Game Designer from NW Ohio. His credits include: Co-designer of Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, Kids on Bikes, and Dinosaur Island. His greatest weaknesses are writing Bios, and the color green. He loves long walks on the beach and playtesting games. Sometimes at the same time. His favorite color is Orange, so please let him have that as a player color. His favorite games are Cosmic Encounter, Nations, and The Mind. His least favorite game is "The What Game Should We Play" game. He has four awesome children, with the goal of having a built in game group any time he wants it.