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Becca Hallstedt

Becca (they/them) is a concept artist in Chicago that is currently freelancing in the game industry. They’ve created textures for the World of Warcraft dungeon art team, imagined weapons for Netherrealm's Injustice 2, developed creatures and armor for Dauntless, and worked on a slew of other projects. They are passionate about worldbuilding, mentoring, and pickling vegetables, and love nothing more than to mentor in the game development community and expand their experience as a creator. Find Becca online at beccahallstedtdesign.com, artstation.com/beccahallstedt and twitter.com/beccahallstedt.


Aaron Blank

This person does not exist. They are a filler person.


Jessica Eanes

Jessica Eanes, also known as Anaea Lay, lives in Chicago, Illinois, where she engages in a numinous love affair with the city. She’s the fiction podcast editor for Strange Horizons, and has had her short fiction published in a variety of venues including Lightspeed, Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Pod Castle. Her CYOA interactive game, "Gilded Rails" was released by Choice of Games in 2018.  It features a demonic cat, an implausibly efficient accountant, and far too many potential romantic interests. For fun she reads, cooks, eats, plays board games, interrogates people about the logistics of their chosen field, and forms intricate business plans over brunch.


A. F. Linley

A. F. Linley was born in Connecticut and raised in New York's Capital District. She is a long-time government copy editor and a casual writer of various types of fiction (including government copy). She wrote her first story when she was nine and decided to pursue writing as a career when some well-meaning but foolish elementary school teacher assured her that she could make a living at this. She lives with her partner near Saratoga and is frequently mistaken for a competent adult. You can find more of her writing at aflinley.com or or patreon.com/aflinley.