Guest of Honour

Jessica Marcrum

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Jessica Marcrum, also known as angrynerdgirl, is a social worker and gold ENNIE award winning writing director. A co-founder of Unseelie Studios, she has created numerous games and supplements including Dumpster Fire: A Game for 2020 and Oops, All Draculas!, as well as contributing to publications for A Thinking Ape, Cubicle 7, Hit Point Press, MCDM, and The Onyx Path. Jessica can be contacted on Twitter @Miss_Jess03, on Twitch at, on Mastodon at, and via her website at

Omari Akil

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Omari Akil (he/they) is a crop-top wearing game designer, publisher, music artist, streamer who broke into the industry with a hip-hop career building strategy board game called Rap Godz. He and his brother Hamu co-founded Colorway Game Labs to continue the important work of publishing games independently that focus on black experiences and culture. Omari more recently unleashed his musical talents by crafting original hip hop and dance music inspired by tabletop games and his life as it relates to them.

Lisa Pondsmith

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Lisa Pondsmith has run the business side of R. Talsorian pretty much since the beginning of the company and cannot think of anything she'd rather do than work in the game industry with her family. In addition, she occasionally writes for R. Talsorian Games, including as co-writer on The Witcher TTRPG. Oh, and she has the distinction of getting through a Mike Pondsmith Cyberpunk campaign as a Solo in jeans and sneakers.