Special Guests

Information for our Special Guests is listed below as they are booked and the information is provided. Please check back periodically for the latest information.

Brendan LaSalle

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Brendan J. LaSalle has been writing and publishing in the game industry since 2002. He has written for Goodman Games, Fat Dragon Games, Troll Lord’s Games, Legendsmiths, Savage Mojo, Pandahead Publishing, and Hand Made Games. He has written many adventures and RPG source books, including the award-winning Age of Cthulhu: A Dream of Japan. His most recent adventure is the upcoming DCC: The Inn at Five Points. He is the creator of Xcrawl, which is soon to be released in the new Xcrawl Classics edition. He lives in Salem, MA, with his wife and dog.

Kevin Nunn

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Kevin G. Nunn has spent most of his life slowly migrating westward along I-10. This trend began at the age of two, when his parents settled in New Orleans, LA, continued at the age of six, when his parents resettled in Lafayette, LA, and carried on to the age of 30, when he and his bride Debra resettled in Houston, TX.

Exposure to board games began at as a toddler, when his mother began teaching him the principles of chess. He’s been trying to make up for lost time ever since.

Kevin’s interest in game design appeared in the winter of 1980 with the design of his first roleplaying game. Several more roleplaying games and board games would follow.

Kevin’s published design credits to date include duck! duck! Go!, duck! duck! Safari!, Rolling Freight, Outlander: the Dice Game, and All You Can Eat. Kevin was also a contributing author to the anthology book Family Games: the 100 Best.

Leonard Balsera

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Leonard Balsera is best known for his design and development work on Evil Hat Productions’ various Fate system games, such as the award-winning Dresden Files RPG, but has worked across the breadth of the industry, with credits from Pelgrane Press, Fantasy Flight Games, Green Ronin, Margaret Weis Productions, Onyx Path Publishing, Steve Jackson Games, and many others. When he isn’t eating, breathing, and sleeping hobby games, he spoils his cats rotten, reads voraciously, performs on stage occasionally, and plays a lot of video games. He lives at the intersection of memory and dream, but his physical body resides in Austin, Texas.

Breandan O'Ciarrai

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Breandán Ó Ciarraí is the writer and lead game designer for DNG Publishing, formerly Dark Nova Games. Originally created for the Dark Nova series of novels, Breandán has combined his love of cutting-edge science and futurism with his experiences as both a soldier and a PMC tactical medic around the world to shape the diverse and dangerous Dark Nova universe. Currently, he is working on the sequel to The Calling of Heroes, his first novel, as well as expansions for the Dark Nova Roleplaying Game.

Alex Yeager

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Alex Yeager has been working for game companies for over 20 years, beginning as one of the first volunteers for both Steve Jackson Games and Cheapass Games. For over a decade Alex worked at Mayfair Games, going from volunteer to Vice-President of Acquisitions and Development until its sale in 2017. Alex has over 300 playtesting and development credits, and is active in the Protospiel and playtest communities. Alex currently works for Steve Jackson Games, lives in Michigan, and is just happy to get out once in a while.