Tess Aquarium

Front of House Manager

Tess Aquarium is an artist, gamer, designer and mermaid living in San Francisco. She spends her time encouraging DIY creativity, DIY glamour, and DIY fun in all that she does: whether she is teaching teenagers tech fashion, collaborating on immersive performance art pieces and LARPs, making fabulous costumes (and wearing them!), mermaid wrangling, leading a pack of children and adults in making tutus, leading a troop of Jr Rangers, running a MPDG LARP Sparkling, ramifying ridiculous etiquette for, or organizing a fabulous picnic for her Prim & Proper Ladies Etiquette Society!

Twitter: @tessaquarium
Google+: Tess Aquarium


Elsa S. Henry

Accessibility Consultant

Elsa S. Henry is a one eyed Scandinavian horror writer & game designer living in New Jersey with two cats, a husband and a hound dog. She is the creator of Feminist Sonar & Feminist Sonar Live, where she has become a well known disability advocate. Her work in the game design world includes Dead Scare, Wraith 20th Anniversary edition, Dracula Dossier, and Fate Accessible. She was an Industry Insider at Gen Con 2015, is the Community Manager for, and does disability access coordination for all the Double Exposure Cons.

Twitter : @snarkbat
Website: Feminist Sonar

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Sophie Lagacé

Events Coordinator

Sophie Lagacé has been gaming for so long that she thinks of THAC0 as “that new-fangled acronym.” She likes playing, game-mastering, organizing, reviewing, tinkering with, and writing about tabletop games, especially role-playing games. She has been writing material for Evil Hat Productions, Atlas Games, Generic Games, Vigilance Press, and ZombieSmith, and is currently working on game supplements for Vigilance Press and Evil Hat Productions. War of Ashes: Fate of Agaptus is her first full-length RPG.

Twitter: @MechanteAnemone
Google+: Sophie Lagacé
Website: The Reef


Devon Apple

Assistant Events Coordinator and Larp Coordinator

Devon is a gamer, web developer, and former literature scholar. A member of Dreams of Deirdre, a Bay Area LARP troupe, Devon has written or contributed to LARPs set in the Forgotten Realms, Dresden Files, Star Wars, and many other established or new settings. He also enjoys malachite, comedy, tacos, and music parodies.

Twitter: @devonapple
Google+: Devon Apple

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Ash Cheshire

Baya Yaga Box Curator, Big Bad Gauntlet Coordinator

Ash Cheshire has been a Big Bad Con GM since the beginning, and a staff member for a couple of years, and they couldn’t be more excited. Ash is committed to helping make BBC even more inclusive and awesome for all gamers.

Twitter: @divinecheshire
Google+: Ash Cheshire


Colin Fahrion

Marketing & Web Front-End Manager

Colin Fahrion is an artist, designer, web developer, shenaniganizer, Doer, and overall dapper individual. His artistic journey has let him to be a key organizer for several collaborative art events both large and small — SF Tweed, Balsa Man, All Worlds Fair, Fallen Cosmos — as well as participate in other shenanigans. He is on the board of the San Francisco Institute of Possibility arts organization whose goal it is to help “create a sustainable ecology of art” in the Bay Area. He is an avid gamer and has played (and GMed) a huge variety of boardgames, tabletop roleplaying games, story games, and LARPs of various stripes. He has also dabbled in game design with MPDG LARPWedding, The LARP (both co-designed with Tess Aquarium) and The Raver and the Bear.

Twitter: @colinaut
Google+: Colin Fahrion


Karen Twelves

Marketing & Communications

Karen Twelves is a gamer, editor, linguist, and improvisational actor. She regularly teaches Improv for Gamers in the Bay Area and beyond, and at GenCon can usually be found GMing at Games on Demand.

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Jeremy Tidwell

Application Developer

Jeremy Tidwell is a game player, game designer, software developer, photographer, and general nerd-about-town. He has written Companions, a social fiction about the feelings of time travellers, and has collaborated on several Mage 2nd Edition products for White Wolf.

He is quite affable, and occasionally smells of lychee fruit!

Twitter: @jeremy_tidwell
Google+: Jeremy Tidwell


Nathan Black

Community Coordinator

I’m helping with the Community Standards. I’m super happy to be here helping out. I’m a factotum, bouncing from job to job. I’ve done everything from working in tech as a project manager to working the door at bars to working the floor at Wizard World Comic Cons.

I play a lot of games and I’m heavily involved in the indie video game scene here in Austin, TX with the Juegos Rancheros crew. But my first true gaming love is tabletop RPGs. I also spent 7 years in boffer larps.

In my spare time I’m a photographer and a stunt man. The best stunt bit I’ve done was a gritty Super Smash Bros Mario vs Luigi battle

Twitter: @nathanblack
Google+: Nathan Black

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Sean Nittner

Outreach and Steward

I started gaming at age 12 and the first character I played was a gnome hostage being carried around in a large sack. It’s only gone downhill from there.

I love gathering with old and new friends to tell stories, to make each other laugh, and to surprise ourselves. The only thing that ecipses this joy is bringing other people together to do the same.

Twitter: @seannittner
Google+: Sean Nittner