Gaming Guests, Pros, and Panelists
Discussion of game-related topics. Usually these panels deal with role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, GURPS, Deadlands, Call of Cthulhu, Amber, and many others.
- Montana Melee
- Kyle Elliott
Kyle Elliott, a Seattle native, has been building gaming communities for the last decade online as well as off. His latest accolades include Volunteer of the Year for Paizo Publishing, and the first Campaign Service Coin Award. Professionally he has worked in the gaming industry as both an in house QA tester for AAA video game titles, and as a marketing and Kickstarter guide for the tabletop gaming industry. Chances are, you have pledged to at least one of the Kickstarters he has worked for.
Kyle served in Israel as a combat medic and designs, operates, imports, and wholesales fireworks from China, which has allowed him the chance to travel extensively throughout Asia.
- Erik Evjen
Erik Evjen is the Company Founder and Lead Designer for IGRE Publishing, and a freelance writer for EN World's EN5IDER series of articles.
Erik is also the standing President of the Sandbaggers Game Club of Great Falls, Montana. He has assisted with the running of multiple conventions, such as the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous (Board of Directors), OokkiiSoraCon (Gaming Head), NaguCon Anime Convention (Staff), and AetherCon Online RPG Convention (Fest Hall Coordinator).
At IGRE Publishing Erik is the Lead Developer of Sword Land RPG, a d12-based Roleplaying Game, and is the Lead Writer of "Songs of Ahrea", an ongoing fantasy webcomic based on the Iellos setting he devised.
- Jason A. Holt
Jason writes books and works in the board game industry. He helped design the English-language word list for Codenames, which won the 2016 Spiel des Jahres. He co-authored the rule book for Alchemists, which won the 2015 Essen Feather, a prize for best board game rule book. Jason has also worked on rule books for Galaxy Trucker, Space Alert, Dungeon Lords, and every other game ever published by Czech Games Edition. On the digital side of CGE, he writes and translates the character dialogues for the Galaxy Trucker app.
When he's not working on games, he writes the Edgewhen series of fantasy adventure novels..com.
- Dean Keith
Dean has been running/playing RPGs for 30 years.
- Molly Lloyd
- Logan Nickel
Logan Nickel is the creator of RPHQ.org, a website dedicated to promoting and supporting roleplay in its many forms, as well as offering useful resources to help players improve their RP experiences.
- Greg Schneider
Greg is the founder and "person vaguely in charge" of Black Shield Productions an professional interactive storytelling and entertainment group in the pacific northwest. He claims (without evidence) that he has run more hours of gaming events at Miscon than anyone else. Greg loves people, so feel free to come talk to him about gaming, Black Shield, the wilderness, parenting, technology, or his personal specialty "injuring yourself while playing basketball."
When acting like a responsible adult, he is attempting to solve the nation's political money problems as the IT Director for followthemoney.org
- Emily Westfall