Staff and GM Bios

Intercon can only happen because of all of the work done by many, many people. The people listed here are the Con Staff, GMs, and Volunteers who make Intercon happen!

Intercon Staff


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Chad Bergeron
  • Treasurer, Registrar, Con Com
No bio provided

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Nuance Bryant
  • Proposal Committee, Con Com
No bio provided

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Nat Budin
  • GM for: Project Ouroboros & The Roots of Yggdrasil, Pub Crawl, Contempt Culture in Larp Communities
  • Website Team, Forum@Intercon Coordinators, Con Com
Nat has been attending Intercon since Intercon C in 2003, and has served as con chair of Intercons P and I. He also founded Brandeis's Festival of the LARPs and co-founded Alleged Entertainment, with which he has written and run over a dozen games. More recently, he's produced several larps with Occultopus Productions in the Seattle area. Despite the seriousness of this bio, Nat is actually quite silly and loves you very much.

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Quinn D
  • GM for: Here Is My Power Button
  • Proposal Committee, Con Com
Quinn has been playing larps since 2004, written a handful of games, run many, and started volunteering time to help run the convention in 2011.

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Jeff Diewald
  • GM for: Adrift on the Starry Sky
  • Proposal Committee, Con Com
No bio provided

Jen
Jen "Lady J" Eastman-Lawrence
  • Vendor Liaison, Con Com
Jen has been LARPing since 1993 and has been coming to Intercon since D. She starting working on the Concom as an assistant to the Vendor Liaison at E and has been the Vendor Liaison herself since Intercon F. Jen has been serving on the NEIL board for a few years now and even was brave enough to be ConChair for last year's Rock 'n' Romance.

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Jaelen Hartwin
  • Operations Coordinator, Con Com
Jaelen has been to every New England Intercon since Intercon C, and has at various times been Con Chair, GM Liaison, Ops Chair, Hotel Liaison, and Safety Coordinator.

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G Inge
  • Operations Coordinator, Con Com
No bio provided

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David Kapell
  • Con Chair, Con Com

Dave has been larping since 1999, in both theatre and boffer (Realms, and then Accelerant). He's written a handful of theatre-style games, and run a handful of boffer events, as well some that are on the border between the two worlds. These include Multiplied Loyalties (Intercon D), Sam and Max hit the Afterlife (Intercon H, K), Blackout (Intercon J), and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Intercon P)

Dave joined Intercon's Bidcom for Intercon E, served as Ops Head for J, was Con Chair for K and O, and Hotel Liaison for L,M,N,P,Q and R. In addition, he created NELCO, NEIL's writing retreat for larp authors and participants, ran it the first two years, and has helped run it since. Dave has been on or advising the NEIL board since 2009 and has a particular interest in safe community building.


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Philip Kelley
  • Game Proposals Chair, Proposal Committee, Con Com
No bio provided

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Sue L.
  • GM for: It's Everybody's War
  • Proposal Committee, Con Com
No bio provided

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Caroline Murphy
  • Proposal Committee, Con Com
No bio provided

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Rachel Nations
  • GM for: CASH CASTLE!!™
  • Hospitality Coordinator
here to hit things, feel feelings, and live my dystopian fanfic dreams

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Brian Richburg
  • GM for: Dance of the Dragons, Kingsword
  • Proposal Committee, Con Com
No bio provided

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Adina Schreiber
  • GM for: And On the Seventh Day, We LARPed, Polyamorous Romance in LARP, Kingsword
  • Proposal Committee, Con Com

NEIL board member, Game Wrap editor, Proposal Com member, raffle coordinator, NELCO helper-outer. LARP blogger. Boffer and theater enthusiast, costume diva, enthusiastic crafter of costuming, props, and set dressing. Accelerant fangirl. Poison/fairy type Pokémon.

LARP magis LARP optimum.


Kim
Kim "redfishie" Sward
  • GM for: Iron GM Games - 10 am run, Iron GM Games - 12:30 pm run
  • GM Coordinator, Iron GM Coordinator, Con Com

Kim first started larping while a student at RPI. They have participated in many forms of larp since then, and are active in several boffer campaigns in the greater New England area. Kim enjoys playing mischief makers, foxes, and pirates. Larps with singing are a definite plus.

Kim Sward has been coming to Intercon since roughly Intercon H or so. They joined the Game Proposal Committee for Intercon L, and went on to serve as the Game Proposal Chair for 4 years, for Intercon M-P. In 2016, Kim became the Con Chair for Intercon Q, Intercon Quixotic, which was held in February 2017. They also became a member of the NEIL Board, the governing body that oversees Intercon, NELCO, etc. that same year. As part of their roles, Kim has worked with the NEIL Board President and the Safety Chair for Intercon R to create additional safety documentation for the convention.

Kim is currently involved with volunteering for the Living Games Conference, which is coming to the greater Boston area in May of 2018.

Kim is helping to run the Iron GM competition at Intercon S. This is their third year in that position. Kim has also been the GM Coordinator for Intercon R & S, contacting GMs for games after they are accepted to give details and coordinate prior to the convention.


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Barry Tannenbaum
  • Website Team, Con Com
No bio provided

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Michelle Teixeira
  • Attendee Coordinator, Proposal Committee, Con Com
No bio provided

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Evan Torner
  • GM for: The Intrepid Seven, Emergence in Larp
  • Proposal Committee, Con Com
No bio provided

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Mark Waks
  • Proposal Committee, Con Com
No bio provided

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Thomas Wohlers
  • GM for: Tartarus
  • Proposal Committee, Con Com
No bio provided

Game GMs


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Larisa Allen
  • GM for: Sound & Fury: Lament
No bio provided

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Kathlaeen Amende
  • GM for: Fade to Black: A Game of Fears
No bio provided

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Nickey Barnard
  • GM for: The Borden Legacy, Hope Springs Eternal
No bio provided

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Liliya Benderskaya
  • GM for: Project Ouroboros & The Roots of Yggdrasil
No bio provided

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Ron Blechner
  • GM for: Be Your Best Keanu
No bio provided

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Maury Brown
  • GM for: Public Memory: When History Isn't Universal
No bio provided

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John Cooke
  • GM for: Bound in Blood
No bio provided

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Vito D'Agosta
  • GM for: Pub Crawl
No bio provided

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Julie Diewald
  • GM for: Adrift on the Starry Sky
No bio provided

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Kate Fractal
  • GM for: Project Ouroboros & The Roots of Yggdrasil, Pod Dancing, Draining the Bathwater: Re-envisioning Problematic LARPs
No bio provided

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Anandi Gandolfi
  • GM for: Cirque Du Fey
No bio provided

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Ryan Hart
  • GM for: Ship of Fools
No bio provided

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Zachariah (Greer) Hauptman
  • GM for: As We Know It, Night Forest
No bio provided

Alex
Alex "The Inquisitor" Helm
  • GM for: Black Legacy

One of the Brits, although I currently live in Berlin, Germany. I have been designing, writing and running games for about 20 years now! I'm mostly known for my complete obsession with all things Warhammer 40k. Just call me 'Inquisitor'!

This is my first ever visit to Intercon. I've decided to run 'Black Legacy', a 40k game that I think is the best game I have ever written. It has run twice in the UK, and I can't wait to see what folks on your side of the Pond think of it. :)


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Kristen Hendricks
  • GM for: A Veil Before My Eyes
No bio provided

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Merav Hoffman
  • GM for: Art & Artifice
When she's not writing or playing in LARPs, Merav can be found running small music conventions, doing archiving for same, hosting house concerts, singing with one of three possible bands, editing novels, or crocheting something complicated. She is learning to knit and to play the melodeon.

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Sharone Horowit-Hendler
  • GM for: Pod Dancing
No bio provided

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Robby Howell
  • GM for: The Scapegoat Rite
No bio provided

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Elizabeth Isaacson
  • GM for: Drink Me
No bio provided

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John Kammer
  • GM for: Sidekicks vs. Henchmen
No bio provided

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Tegan Kehoe
  • GM for: Pub Crawl
No bio provided

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Joshua Kronengold
  • GM for: Vue to a Kill: the Revue
No bio provided

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Tucker Le
  • GM for: Stop That Moon!
No bio provided

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Albert Lin
  • GM for: Rabbit Run
No bio provided

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Ben Llewellyn
  • GM for: The Bottom of the Garden
No bio provided

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Isabel Malonzo
  • GM for: As We Know It, Night Forest
No bio provided

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Zovi McEntee
  • GM for: A Place Where Dragons Dream
I have been LARPing for 9 years at RPI and, more recently, in NYC. I wrote the LARPs "A Place Where Dragons Dream" and "Limintations" and co-wrote "Holding Room 23" and "Must Love Cats", both with Cathryn Spitz. As a player, I really, really like emotional tragedy, angsty despair, and alienating elegance/lack thereof.

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Kristen McFadyen
  • GM for: Thicker than Water
No bio provided

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Tony Mitton
  • GM for: Shadows Over Falkonia
No bio provided

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Sara Nagle
  • GM for: They-Ro and the Rulers of Perpetua!
No bio provided

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Rachel Nations
  • GM for: CASH CASTLE!!™
  • Hospitality Coordinator
here to hit things, feel feelings, and live my dystopian fanfic dreams

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Michael Oldziej
  • GM for: Aes Sidhe
No bio provided

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Lisa Padol
  • GM for: Vue to a Kill: the Revue
No bio provided

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Tyler Perry
  • GM for: Fade to Black: A Game of Fears
No bio provided

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Jess Pestlin
  • GM for: Second Annual Mad Science Awards
No bio provided

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Ceridwen Pietras
  • GM for: Baron's Gambit
No bio provided

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Morgan Rippke
  • GM for: Dungeon Owner's Association
No bio provided

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Skylar Rippke
  • GM for: Kingsword, Dungeon Owner's Association
No bio provided

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Phoebe Roberts
  • GM for: Pub Crawl
No bio provided

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Amber Robitaille
  • GM for: Should You Need Us
No bio provided

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Tory Root
  • GM for: Project Ouroboros & The Roots of Yggdrasil
No bio provided

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Alison Joy Schafer
  • GM for: Dance of the Dragons, Kingsword, Thicker than Water
No bio provided

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Eva Schiffer
  • GM for: Better Living Through Robotics, A Turn on the Radiance Rose
No bio provided

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Esa Sclafani
  • GM for: Here Is My Power Button
No bio provided

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Rachel Simon
  • GM for: One Flew Over the Cloud-Cuckoo's Nest
No bio provided

Andrew
Andrew "AJ" Smith
  • GM for: Shadows Over Falkonia
Defending the Earth from Martian Invasion since 1895.

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Vin Spadafora
  • GM for: Hack'n'Slash, Variables
No bio provided

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Jeremiah Spaulding
  • GM for: Doomwatcher: A Superhero LARP
No bio provided

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Gaylord Tang
  • GM for: Athena's Chosen, Who Killed High Hat?
No bio provided

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Ace Tayloe
  • GM for: Ill Met by Neon Light
No bio provided

Stephen
Stephen "Stephen Tihor" Tihor
  • GM for: Breakthru! Coming of Age in a Superverse, Evil Magic Academy Faculty Breakfast, Vue to a Kill: the Revue
Stephen started running roleplaying games in 1974 and theater style LARPing in 1988. He ran his first full weekend game 6 months later and it's been a straight slide from there. Several years ago he inherited a High Fantasy boffer campaign game and has been supporting that as well . in his free time he teaches period gaming at Pennsic university, does semi-pro photography, and protects the Episcopal Church from cybercrime.

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Lacey Trepanier
  • GM for: Fugue Estate
No bio provided

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Warren Tusk
  • GM for: The Trial of Lancelot
No bio provided

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Hilary Umbreit
  • GM for: Magpie
No bio provided

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Will Wagner
  • GM for: Traveler in the Dark
No bio provided

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Terra Warman
  • GM for: White Death
No bio provided

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Susan Weiner
  • GM for: Project Ouroboros & The Roots of Yggdrasil, Second Annual Mad Science Awards
No bio provided

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Rain Wiegartner
  • GM for: Faustian Speed Dating
No bio provided

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Brian Williams
  • GM for: The Omega Expedition
No bio provided

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Eric Wirtanen
  • GM for: Package Deal
No bio provided

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Mike Young
  • GM for: Adult Survivors of Cinematic Childhood Trauma
No bio provided

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Kate Zdepski
  • GM for: Ill Met by Neon Light
No bio provided

Volunteers


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Cameron Betts
  • GM for: Strangers
  • Con Com

Cameron has been running games at Intercon since the last century, and his preferences lean toward very few mechanics and just a smidge of lightheartedness. He believes that the most powerful thing in LARP is a connection with another character, and he hopes to produce games that will produce and enhance those connections, and that will avoid overshadowing or disrupting them.

Cameron was NELCO Chair in 2014 and 2017, has served several years on the NEIL Board and is President of the NEIL Board for 2018-19.


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Stephanie Davis
  • Con Com
No bio provided

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Susan Giusto
  • Con Com
No bio provided

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Taylor Hartwin
  • Con Com
No bio provided

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Diana Hsu
  • Con Com
No bio provided

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Anita Szostak
  • Con Com
No bio provided