*Update: June 24* sadly this wonderful human had to cancel due to personal commitments. We hope to see him next year!
Adam Lewis Schroeder is author of the historical-fiction novels Empress of Asia (2006), a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize as well as the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, and In the Fabled East (2010), a finalist for the Commonwealth Regional Writers Prize. His literary zombie novel All-Day Breakfast, shortlisted for the ReLit Prize, was selected by Amazon.ca’s editors as one of the Best Books of 2015. He lives in Penticton BC and teaches Writing of the Novel at UBC Okanagan.
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Diane Morrison has been playing tabletop RPGs since she was ten years old and running them since she was 16. Now in her 40s, she was at one time a Contributor to Fantaseum.com, the official Dungeons & Dragons Core Rules website, and Beyond the Moons: the Official Spelljammer 3rd Edition Website. Her gaming experience spans a wide variety of RPGs, including but not limited to D&D, GURPs, Shadowrun, DC Heroes, Twilight 2000, the Storyteller/Storytelling Systems and a live-action roleplay troupe. She learned a smattering of martial arts and studied war tactics just so that she could describe fight scenes better. Currently she runs a fanzine for the D&D Spelljammer campaign setting, maintains a blog about all things geeky, and writes and publishes sci-fi/fantasy stories that stem from her games. She’s also a part-time medieval recreationist and a filk musician.