Dr Paul Booth
Associate Professor at DePaul University in Chicago, researching fandom, time travel, and board games.
Now retired, following a career in computing; a Euro boardgames industry insider, with wider interest in Experimental Wargaming.
Researcher, looking into the intersection of the Gothic and Digital Gaming. Also interested in game design and gaming pedagogy.
Senior Library Assistant at Poole Library, UK Coordinator – ALA International Games Week. Promoting the value of games in libraries.
Dr Jonathan Evans
Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies at University of Portsmouth, researching creative translation of literature, film, media and games.
Librarian, vice Chair and digital champion for the Public & Mobile Libraries Group.
Dr Mark Johnson
Research Fellow at University of Alberta, researching play and money in live streaming, Esports and fantasy sports; ex-pro poker player.
Dr Laura Mitchell
Founder of Seriously Learned Ltd, and an independent scholar and games-based consultant.
Dr Matthew Partridge
Senior Research Fellow at Southampton University, investigating the use of games for research engagement.
Dr James "Pigeon" Fielder
Associate professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Studies trust and cooperation in digital and analogue games.
Commissioning Editor at Rebellion Publishing specialising in Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror. Interested in Interactive Fiction, RPGs & videogames.
PhD student at NTC/MU. Researching the use of apocalyptic imagery in computer games, focusing on Bioware’s Mass Effect trilogy.
Dr Jan-Noël Thon
Assistant Professor in Media Studies and Digital Media Culture at the University of Nottingham, researching narrative complexity.
Dr Jana Wendler
Lecturer at the University of Manchester, teaching creative and experimental geographies. Independent street game designer with Playfuel.
Socially Engaged Artist working with people and games (board, card, RRG, Text Adventure).