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.

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 as a toddler, when his mother began teaching him the principles of chess. Sadly, exposure to European-style games didn’t happen until much later. 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!, Rolling Freight, Dealers in Hope, and Oak & Iron. Kevin was also a contributing author to the anthology book Family Games: the 100 Best.

Thurston Hillman

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Thurston Hillman is the Starfinder Society Developer at Paizo Inc. He is responsible for the creation of storylines for the Starfinder Organized Play Campaign and the development of those adventures. Thurston has written dozens of RPG products for Pathfinder, Starfinder, and other game systems. When not working on RPGs, Thurston is an avid fan of tabletop miniature games. Thurston lives in the frigid ice desert of Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada.

Stephanie Calloway

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Stephanie Calloway is currently the Distribution Manager for Stormcrest Games, creators of the Master of Wills universe. Growing up playing card games at her grandmother's house and Nintendo in her neighborhood, Stephanie has always enjoyed the strategy and creative aspects of gaming. She enjoys tabletop board and card games as well as RPGs including Pathfinder and D&D. Having recently moved from Wisconsin to be more involved in the Houston-area gaming community, Stephanie is thrilled to share Master of Wills at Owl Con in 2020! She has been involved throughout the game's development since January 2017. Master of Wills is unlike any tabletop card game you've seen - from the game mechanics to the artwork and cyberpunk characters, this 30-minute game of strategy and influence is sure to inspire you as it has thousands of others! Check it out ahead of the con at www.MasterofWills.com.

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, John Wick Presents, 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.