Joie Martin is a live action and tabletop roleplaying game designer from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. They co-host and produce the Glitter Dice Podcast, a podcast focused on women’s experiences in gaming. Select published works include Drowning Moon Studios: Mixtape, a collection of short larps centered around music, Praedormitium, a tabletop storygame inspired by the experience of lucid dreaming, and Know Thy Neighbor, an epistolary game about community and loss for the upcoming anthology Love and Resistance. Follow Me Down, their two-player GMless PbtA game of love, grief and hope, based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is forthcoming in 2020.
Lauren Bryant-Monk is the Queen of TTRPG Smooches, with at least 50 in-game romantic relationships to her name (she's counted!)
Lauren is dedicated to making the Tabletop Industry safer, more diverse, and full of smooches. She is the co-creator of the TTRPG Safety Toolkit, co-host of Too Many RPGS, (a podcast dedicated to talking about TTRPGs and the people who love them) and the founder and community manager of Ace Space, a safe space for gamers on the Asexual and Aromantic spectrums.
Lauren also has a particular interest in solo TTRPGs, and streams long-play anthology campaigns of solo TTRPGS on her twitch channel StarvingSoubrette. She is also the designer of the popular solo letter-writing game The Page I Didn't Write. Available on https://starvingsoubrette.itch.io/.
When Lauren is not rolling dice, she is an Operatic Soprano and Cat Mom based in London, Ontario
Menachem has played and run RPGs for 40+ yrs, almost always homebrewing. After years of creating experiential education, particularly during 13 yrs of street outreach to LGBTQ and/or homeless youth, he realized he was a game designer. He has since assisted on a number of games and Kickstarter campaigns, including writing for One Child’s Heart and Dreamchaser. Menachem’s current work centers on the use and design of games for spiritual discovery. He is lead designer on a book for Dreamchaser that is designed to be used by therapists and spiritual directors with their clients. He also runs Spiritual Discovery D&D groups for the public and at an LGBTQ youth center in Chicago. Menachem is a certified spiritual director and ordained rabbi. Most important, he is a dad.