2020

David Kingsmill

David Kingsmill

David Kingsmill has been a gamer almost all of his life, and works for Toronto-based video game developer, Massive Damage. He got into board games in the early 2010s, and went deep into the hobby fast, rapidly discovering a love for playing both group competitive and cooperative games, and playing solo. He worked for many years at Snakes & Lattes in Toronto, teaching and recommending games to guests in the cafes, and creating the position of Industry Liaison, in which he formed a bond with Breakout Con which he continues in his role with the Breakout Con team.

Karen Holah

Photo of Karen Holah

Karen has played board and card games all her life. She figured she had found Nirvana when a friend told her that there were conventions for that!!! Since then, she has been demoing and teaching games any chance she gets. Karen can often be found at a demo table or running tournaments at local conventions.

One of her favourite things is to get that game onto the table that someone has been avoiding because no one has taught them how to play it. Karen is in her happy place when she is surrounded by boards, cards, dice, meeples and players to share her passion with!

Pete L.

Peter Lipson in front of a cinderblock wall

An avid gamer since youth, Pete’s interest in the hobby increased tremendously after being introduced, like so many, to D&D. Shortly thereafter, his passion for tabletop gaming grew as countless hours were spent with friends playing a variety of board gaming titles.