Joseph D. Carriker
Game Designer, Author
Joseph Carriker is a game developer for Green Ronin, having helmed A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying for several years, as well as working on other games such as Fantasy AGE and the Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting books. He has worked in the gaming industry for over fifteen years, including doing work for Wizards of the Coast, White Wolf, and Onyx Path Publishing during that time. He is an outspoken queer gamer, having helped found the annual Queer as a Three-Sided Die panels at Gen Con and other conventions. He is also novelist, having recently published his first novel, Sacred Band, about a team of LGBTQ superheroes. Joseph lives in Portland, Oregon with his fiancé A.J.
Game Designer, Author
Jeremy Crawford is the Lead Designer and Managing Editor of the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Jeremy Crawford co-designed and edited the Blue Rose role-playing game along with Steve Kenson. He also authors the monthly Sage Advice newsletter.
Tanya DePass is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming and wants to make it better and more inclusive. She is the founder and director of I Need Diverse Games, a foundation dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming; founded and editor-in-chief of the Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was viewed through a lens of feminism, intersectionality and diversity; and is a co-host on the Spawn on Me podcast. She’s programming coordinator for OrcaCon; the diversity liaison for GaymerX; and is a regular at many conventions. Her writing and critiques appear in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and more.
Game Developer, Author, Artist
Crystal Frasier is known for her frequent text contributions to the Pathfinder, Starfinder, Mutants & Masterminds, and Modern AGE roleplaying games, as well as her work writing the Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones comic series, co-writing State of Decay 2, and illustrating the Secrets of Cats roleplaying game. Excitable and easily confused, she lives in the Pacific Northwest under the watchful auspices of her corgi, Calamity. Her most recent game design work can be found in the upcoming World of Lazarus campaign setting for the Modern AGE roleplaying game.
Steve Kenson is staff designer for Green Ronin Publishing, where he designed the Mutants & Masterminds, Blue Rose, and True20 roleplaying games and developed A Song of Ice & Fire Roleplaying. He is owner of Ad Infinitum Adventures, which publishes his Icons Superpowered Roleplaying game. As a freelancer, Steve has designed and written for over a hundred different RPG products and he has published nine novels. He co-founded the “Gaymers” online mailing list with Lucien Soulban and launched the “Queer as a Three-Sided Die” seminar series at GenCon.
Donna “Danicia” Prior is the Sparkly Princess of Social Media & Community Management. She is currently the Organized Play Manager for Catan Studio and the Executive Director of OrcaCon, the inclusive tabletop games convention. She has worked in both video games and tabletop games. In short, gamer, geek, and future wife of Wedge Antilles.
F. Wesley Schneider
F. Wesley Schneider is co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, co-writer of State of Decay 2, and architect of hundreds of RPG products. Aside from having strong opinions about horror, world-building, and storytelling, he’s spoken at length on inclusivity and LGBTQ topics in gaming. His first novel, Bloodbound is available from Tor, while his most recent gaming work can be found in the Starfinder Roleplaying Game and The World of Vampire Hunter D from Paizo Inc.
This list is not complete. A number of other individuals have participated in these panels. Any panelist who has participated in past panels, and would like to be included here, should contact us. We would love to include you! Some of the other panelists have included:
- Katherine Cross
- Renee Knipe
- and more!