Nolan Nasser, is the founder and CEO of Deep Water Games, and N3 Art. He is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for creating worlds, telling stories, and building just about anything. Gaming has been a large part of his life since he can remember and it inspired a love for art. Despite studying web design in college to "get a job" he ended up teaching himself how to digitally paint and set out as a freelance illustrator. Eventually turning that into his own personal art company.
Fiona Maeve Geist is a U$Aian game designer, editor, writer, Twitter essayist and recovering cinephile living in WXXT country. She is most notable for being a writer and developer for the ENnie-Award-Winning Mothership RPG along with being a founding member of the MoonRat Conspiracy, a collective of editors and layout artists. She's worked on a number of projects for Exalted Funeral, Melsonian Arts Council, Lost Pages, Soul Muppet Productions, GMDK and many others as she frequently loses track of what she has written or edited.
Eric, the game director of CMON, has been designing games for the last 20 years. Games based on cool licenses such as Marvel Universe, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, as well as original titles like Blood Rage, Rising Sun, Arcadia Quest, and many more. At times mistaken for a panda, he can often be found enjoying street food in new home, Singapore.
Robin D. Laws designed such roleplaying games as The Yellow King Roleplaying Game, Hillfolk, Feng Shui, and The Esoterrorists,. He is the winner of five Gold and seven Silver ENnie Awards and the coveted Diana Jones Award. Other works of gaming and narrative analysis are Hamlet’s Hit Points and Beating the Story. The most recent of Robin’s nine novels is The Missing and the Lost. His works have been translated into eleven languages. Hear his soothing voice on the weekly podcast Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff.
Andrew Wolf has been gaming for as long as can be remembered, cutting his teeth on Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, as well as classic hobby games. After a brief stint as a pro Magic player, he translated his success in that arena to a career as a game designer, first with Upper Deck and Cryptozoic Entertainment, developing TCGs including World of Warcraft.
Geoff Bottone is an American game designer and writer who is the former creative director for SlugFest Games. He has since set out to follow his own path, first making the Critical!: Go Westerly funny fantasy RPG with Firestorm Ink, and then publishing Dungeon ADVENTURE!, a fantasy RPG that’s not funny. At least, not intentionally.
He is on the verge of publishing his second title, Boldly Go!, which is based off of that long-running sci-fi franchise you probably like, but which is just intellectually distinct enough to avoid copyright issues. Fingers crossed.
Amr Ammourazz is an Egyptian writer, designer, podcaster, and all around nerd who likes talking about math and feelings on the internet. Their voice can be heard on The Musafirs and Play/Test podcasts, or read online on their twitter where they discuss various game design thoughts that cross their mind. Last year, they released Dream At High Noon, a poker-based game of cowpoke fiction, on itch, and are currently working hard on a variety of systems such as Chimera and Pocket Monster Tales.
Julien is a game designer and artist based in Toronto. They make tools for Dungeons & Dragons that make role-playing games more approachable for players, and they write adventures that promote queer representation. They've showcased and tested their current work-in-progress RPG, Tales from the Great Isles, at ProtoTO for the past 2 years. They also manage a community that helps connect local RPG designers through meet-ups and game jams.
Kristin Flemons is 1/4 of the Broadswords, an all-women and non-binary D&D 5e actual-play podcast. When not loudly proclaiming her love for all things RPGs and podcasting, she has been spotted in academic circles doing anthropological sorts of things. She is currently surviving the Calgarian winter by baking non-stop, escaping to fantasy game realms, and forcing everyone to look at pictures of her puppy. Seriously though, look how cute he is in his winter coat...!
Tracy Gibbons plays the character of Keilah on The Broadswords, an inclusive all-woman and non-binary actual play Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition podcast that is part of the One Shot Network.