Guest of Honour

Omari Akil

Omari Akil
Omari Akil is a North Carolina based game designer and content creator. He is the Lead Designer of Rap Godz the board game developed by Board Game Brothas, a company he co-founded with his brother in an effort to publish more games that reach and resonate with diverse audiences. He also recently created The Blacktop video network to bring together content created by black gamers and game designers.

Elizabeth Chaipraditkul

Elizabeth Chaipraditkul

Elizabeth (Liz) Chaipraditkul is the owner of Angry Hamster Publishing and is the creator of Afterlife: Wandering Souls and WITCH: Fated Souls. She was the lead developer of the Crescent Empire book for 7th Sea Second Edition and lead author of Bluebeard Bride's Book of Lore for Magpie Games. Liz has also written for companies such as Onyx Path Publishing, Modiphius Publishing, and Gallant Knight Games. When not delving into weird new worlds Liz enjoys crafting and walking her dog Leia.

Avery Alder

Avery Alder

Avery Alder is a queer designer hailing from Sinixt and Ktunaxa territory. She's the designer of Monsterhearts, The Quiet Year, Dream Askew, Ribbon Drive, and a host of smaller, scrappier projects. In her design and play, she gravitates toward the moody, the personal, and the transformative.