Owen Stephens at GrandCon!

About Owen Stephens

Owen K.C. Stephens is a game designer who has worked on a number of products for Pathfinder, the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, and more. He is our Pathfinder Line Developer when he’s not working full-time Developing Pathfinder at Paizo, or running his own company, Rogue Genius Games.

 

About GrandCon

Family friendly board gaming convention  

Shop vendors and artists, cosplay, play games, attend seminars, and meet industry celebrities.  

GrandCon welcomes all, and features tabletop (board, card, and roleplaying) gaming including the creators and or authors behind them.  Attend seminars, tournaments, special charity events, come dressed as your favorite character, or get involved in open gaming from our library of over 1100 titles!  Check out different opportunities to mingle with industry celebrities and other gamers that appreciate similar gaming interests, ranging from games like Monopoly to Tokaido, Champions to Dungeon & Dragons, and Euchre to Fabled Fruit.  Make sure to check out the unpublished games section in the ProtoPub area; maybe you’ll learn how to design a game or simply sneak a peek at great upcoming games in the hobby.  And don’t forget our vendor area where you can shop for arts, crafts, and games.

GrandCon, at its soul, is a community event that raises money for local charities all while having fun.  It’s an event that creates opportunities, a place to make new friends and see old friends, and a gateway to discovering a world of creative gaming.  Thank you for your community support, and see you soon at GrandCon!  

Malcolm Sheppard at Fan Expo Canada!

 

About Malcolm Sheppard

After writing and designing games as a freelancer from 2000 on, Malcolm Sheppard is pleased to join Green Ronin as developer at large: the one who works on any number of games, from the Adventure Gaming Engine to Ork! Malcolm’s experience before Green Ronin includes Exalted, Mage: The Ascension, Onyx Path’s Chronicles of Darkness and Scion lines, as well as Shadowrun and Eclipse Phase. Outside game design, Malcolm’s worked in community development and education, and as a professional historical re-enactor, where he gave large metal swords to children. (They were blunt!) Malcolm lives in semi-rural Ontario, Canada.

 

About FAN EXPO CANADA

FAN EXPO CANADA™ is the largest Comics, Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and among the top 3 Pop Culture events in North America.

Celebrating its 23nd year, FAN EXPO CANADA™ has grown from a small comic book convention attracting 1,500 fans into a multi-faceted, 4-day citywide event that attracts over 129,000 people from around the world. The event provides a substantial multi-million dollar economic impact to the City of Toronto, filling up hotels and restaurants throughout the duration of the Expo.

Every year FAN EXPO CANADA™ offers exciting family-friendly attractions, events, and world renowned celebrities! Previous guests include: Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, Buzz Aldrin,William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Elijah Wood, Leonard Nimoy, Carrie Fisher, Gillian Anderson, and stars from hit television shows: The Walking Dead, Star Trek, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Teen Wolf, Doctor Who, Gotham, Criminal Minds, Castle and many, many more.

Everyone is a fan of something, and FAN EXPO CANADA™ is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favourite guest and get the inside scoop about your favourite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favourite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness.

FAN EXPO CANADA™ was founded by Aman Gupta, and acquired by Informa Exhibitions in 2013. Together, they are devoted to celebrating the popular arts by producing the biggest and best events, and providing our customers with The Ultimate Fan Experience.

FAN EXPO CANADA™ showcases over 1000 exhibitors and sprawls over 750,000 square feet, occupying the North and South buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Hal Mangold at METATOPIA!

About Hal Mangold

Hal Mangold is the Production and Art Director for Green Ronin Publishing. He’s been playing tabletop games since the 70s, making them since the 90s, and hopes to keep doing both for many many more trips around the Sun.

 

About METATOPIA

METATOPIA is the place to unveil new ideas and new additions to existing material, and to share them with friends and peers, old and new.

Join hundreds of Designers and Publishers for 50+ hours of scheduled playtests, seminars, panels and discussions. Events will include hundreds of role playing games, story games, LARPs, board games, card games and wargames.

METATOPIA is both a freeform exchange of gaming AND a tightly scheduled Double Exposure convention. Rather than having the gamemasters focus on the attendees, we have turned the tables and are creating an environment where the Players are there to focus on the Designers! It is unlike any of our other conventions, all tied together by the top-notch Double Exposure staff, our familiar scheduling system and our world-famous Con Suite, featuring free snacks and refreshments all weekend long!

Publishers and Designers will be cross-playtesting as part of a community peer schedule that ONLY Double Exposure could coordinate!

Even if your game idea consists of three pencils and a cat, you’ll want to be at this exciting festival, where every Designer is treated as a star. Dust it off, show it off, and let your peers help you get it ready for the 2018 convention season!

Jaym Gates at Dragon Con!

About Jaym Gates

Jaym Gates is an editor, author, and project manager based in Seattle. She has edited titles including Broken Time Blues, Upside Down, Strange California, Legends of Strategy, Eclipse Phase: After the Fall, Genius Loci, and War Stories. Her fiction has appeared in Goldfish Grimm, Grendelsong, M-Brane SF, and many more, as well as in her short story collection, Shattered Queen.

She acquires and develops fiction for Falstaff Books and other clients.
She is the Line Manager for Nisaba Press, and Green Ronin’s Editorial Coordinator. You can find out more about her at jaymgates.com, or on Twitter as @JaymGates.

 

About Dragon Con

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe.

Crystal Frasier, Jaym Gates, and Nicole Lindroos at ECCC!

About Crystal Frasier

Crystal Frasier is the developer for the Mutants & Masterminds Roleplaying Game, as well as a comic book fan, RPG geek, and corgi aficionado. She has played a variety of roles within the tabletop and video game industries, and has lent her talents to companies including Green Ronin, Paizo Publishing, Palladium Books, Onyx Path Publishing, Rogue Genius Games, and Kobold Press.

About Jaym Gates

Jaym Gates is an editor, author, and project manager based in Seattle. She has edited titles including Broken Time Blues, Upside Down, Strange California, Legends of Strategy, Eclipse Phase: After the Fall, Genius Loci, and War Stories. Her fiction has appeared in Goldfish Grimm, Grendelsong, M-Brane SF, and many more, as well as in her short story collection, Shattered Queen.

She acquires and develops fiction for Falstaff Books and other clients.
She is the Line Manager for Nisaba Press, and Green Ronin’s Editorial Coordinator. You can find out more about her at jaymgates.com, or on Twitter as @JaymGates.

 

About Nicole Lindroos

Nicole Lindroos entered the game industry in 1989. In that time, she co-founded Adventures Unlimited magazine, served on the board of the Game Manufacturers Association and as the chair of the Academy of Adventure Gaming Art and Design, volunteered both on the advisory committee and as the head of the Origins Awards, and has been an active freelancer for large and small companies alike. Since the year 2000 she has been co-owner and General Manager of Green Ronin Publishing. Her recent projects include contributions to the Dragon Age Tabletop Roleplaying Game and Titansgrave: Ashes of Valakana.

She’s also the sweetest person you never want to piss off.

 

ECCC Solemnly Swears…

We solemnly swear that we will always put fans first. We will deliver the unique content and incredible guests that will make your experience unforgettable. We will initiate conversations and listen to what fans have to say because you are what make this show so awesome. We will work tirelessly to form an inclusive, supportive and creative space to celebrate the fandoms that bond us all together.

The ECCC Team
(Mischief managed.)