Staff

Tess Aquarium

Lead Greeter

(She/her) 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 Rococo.co, or organizing a fabulous picnic for her Prim & Proper Ladies’ Etiquette Society!

Twitter: @tessaquarium
Google+: Tess Aquarium
Website: misstess.com

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Elsa S. Henry

Accessibility Consultant

(She/her) 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 Storium.com, and does disability access coordination for all the Double Exposure Cons.

Twitter : @snarkbat
Website: Feminist Sonar

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Sophie Lagacé

Events Coordinator

(She/her) 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 written for Atlas Games, Evil Hat Productions, Generic Games, Vigilance Press, and ZombieSmith, and is currently working on game supplements for Vigilance Press and Evil Hat Productions.

She also manages book projects in the Fate line for Evil Hat Productions, and in May 2018 she became the new Fate Line Developer.

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

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Devon Apple

Larp Coordinator

(He/him) 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
Website: www.greentides.com

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Ash Cheshire

Baya Yaga Box Curator

(They/them) 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
Website: divinecheshire.com

Colin Fahrion

Marketing & Web Front-End Manager

(He/him) 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
Website: colinaut.com

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Karen Twelves

Marketing & Communications

(She/her) 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. Her new book Improv for Gamers will be released later this year.

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Jeremy Tidwell

Application Developer

(He/him) 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
Website: http://www.companionsaw.org/

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Nathan Black

Community Coordinator

(He/him) 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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Mickey Schulz

Panel Coordinator

(She/her) Mickey Schulz is a Geek Blogger with (lots) more than 10 years experience running SF/F conventions and games. She blogs at GeekGirlsRule.net about gaming, comics, movies, TV and books, from a feminist perspective. She has also taught Safer Sex classes for people re-entering the dating scene. She lives in the Seattle area with several fish, three cats, two housemates, one dog, and one husband. She is a firm believer in the Oxford Comma.

Twitter: @GeekGirlsRule
Google+: Mickey Schulz
Website: Geek Girls Rule!

Jeeyon Shim

Teen Outreach Coordinator

(She/her) Jeeyon Shim is a nonwhite, queer roleplaying game designer from both coasts of the continental United States. She’s lived in Oakland, California for about a decade and the greater Bay area for even longer, where she teaches wilderness survival skills and land connection through larping. Her work focuses on bridging the alienation modern urban people often feel from the land and their roots, examining the overlap of race dynamics in land access and larp access, and immersion in the sacred aspects of (re)connecting with the land.

Jory Bowers

Games on Demand Coordinator

(She/her) Jory does a lot of things, including technical theater, roller derby, and blues dancing.

Twitter: @JoryBowers
Google+: Jory Bowers

Shantih Moriarty

Board Game Coordinator

(She/her) Shantih Moriarty has been attending BBC for six years. An avid rpg fan from her early years (D&D in a box, anyone?), she was introduced to board games by rpg geeks who were also addicted to cubes. And what better place to try and share cube addiction then her favorite gaming convention! Born in San Jose but lived pretty much everywhere, Shantih is a Real Estate agent in Silicon Valley and before that was involved in the book industry.

Google+: Shantih Moriarty

Adrienne Mueller

Data Curator

(She/her) Adrienne’s been in love with RPGs since she discovered an abandoned Red Box at the age of 14. She enjoys tabulating spreadsheets almost as much as she enjoys gaming.

Sean Nittner

Outreach and Steward

(He/him) 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 eclipses this joy is bringing other people together to do the same.

Twitter: @seannittner
Google+: Sean Nittner
Website: seannittner.com

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