Orccon 2020 Guests
Todd VanHooser is the author of the Laughing Moon Chronicles and the designer of the Wheelhouse tabletop RPG. Over the years, this series has expanded to include novels, short stories, comic books, artwork, and original character and creature designs showcased at pop culture and comic conventions in the South West. His latest venture, Laughing Moon: Wheelhouse, takes us into the post-apocalyptic world of Mythren after a catastrophic event broke the moon. Todd has transitioned from author to storyteller, swapping the writer’s keyboard for online streaming and sharing his stories through the official Laughing Moon Twitch channel, wheelhouseRPG, and Patreon.
Griffin Maria is a regular gamer and personality on the Laughing Moon: Wheelhouse Twitch channel, and a self-proclaimed master roller of 1s. Equal parts tabletop gamer, fantasy cosplayer, model, and geek, Griffin has been an integral part of the Laughing Moon crew since the channel launched. Seen at numerous conventions costumed as her tabletop characters, Griffin has been able to bring original characters to life both at the gaming table and as well as in real life. Her energetic gaming style infuses the tabletop game with a sense of fun, but it’s her lack of an internal filter that keeps Twitch viewers entertained and coming back for more.
A long-time tabletop gamer, Stacy Dellorfano founded The ConTessa Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving diversity in tabletop gaming through positive representation. ConTessa does this by facilitating all types of events at tabletop conventions. Events are led by an intersectional group of marginalized people and open to attendance by anyone. Members of ConTessa get an opportunity to shine running the games and events they're most passionate about. When they aren't working on ConTessa, they're usually GMing, writing about GMing, or developing games and adventures for a variety of systems. Stacy loves the challenge of running games at conventions, and enjoys bringing to the table the systems and settings that bring them the most joy.
Paul produces The Indie Game Reading Club, a Patreon-supported blog covering deep reads, actual play, theory and reviews of small press roleplaying. In a former life, Paul wrote for Deadlands, Earthdawn, Mutant Chronicles, World of Darkness, and others. He's based in Tempe, Arizona. indiegamereadingclub.com
Jahmal “Mad Jay” Brown is host of the Diceology podcast. He has written Clockwinders for Fate, PRIME Supers for Cortex Prime and By Acer’s Light for Burning Wheel and Dungeon World. He likes games and stories about outsiders and underdogs. Jay games with his kids and loves his momma but she doesn’t game yet. He's based in Kansas City, Missouri. diceology.com
Originally from Sacramento California, David Wong has been a professional freelance artist for over thirty years, appearing regularly at major conventions such as San Diego Comic Con, Gencon and Anime Expo. He’s been a self-proclaimed geek from a young age, a voracious lover of comic books, toys, monster movies and fantasy. He’s well known for his unique style and pop culture mashups, being heavily influenced by legendary artists such as Frank Frazetta, John Bryne and George Perez. He aspires to attend more international shows and travel extensively to broaden his artistic horizons. He hopes to see you there!