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    Allegra Selzer

    I'm an indie RPG enthusiast, podcaster, prolific Tweeter, road trip warrior, sex positive feminist, mental health activist, opinionated writer, and an aspiring neuropsychologist. I try to find time for my day job in between all this, but hopefully that's a temporary situation.

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    Angela Craft

    Lifelong geek and feminist, my geeky passions include YA books, movies, and role playing. I've been playing table top games on and off for almost ten years with a wide variety of games under my belt in that time. Born and raised in Michigan, I've fulfilled a life-long dream and now live in New York City with my spouse and three cats. My gaming exploits are recorded at http://www.fandible.com

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    Anna

    I was always interested in D&D from the time I found Basic and AD&D at my local hardware store while in junior high. I bought both and found out that only boys played and I wasn't allowed to play with boys :-(. At the age of 38, I joined a group with my husband and played tabletop for 2 years. Now we LARP together in World of Darkness games. We are also working on some Call of Cthulu, Mouseguard and Savage Worlds tabletop games. I'm probably the odd person out having come to the hobby so late in life compared to others. My special love is plot, character development, interaction, and DRAMA!! In real life, I'm a tax auditor and an animal shelter volunteer.

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    Argets

    Roxxy is an illustrator living in Seattle. She enjoys tabletop gaming, drinking, computer games, knitting, and miniature wargaming. Her husband is a freelance writer/designer for tabletop RPGs, and her dog likes white cheddar popcorn.

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    Arlene Medder

    I have been playing tabletop roleplaying games since my mom's friend introduced me to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons c.1980. I have been running roleplaying games (except for one disastrous session in high school) since about 1989. I have played a broad spectrum of games (I'd list them but you don't have time to read a list that long); ranging from Champions to Dresden Files, from D&D to Wizard's Realm, from Ironclaw to Traveller. I'm proud of: I have ongoing peripatetic Ironclaw and Jadeclaw campaign that I run at local conventions. I have been someone's 1st gamemaster. I wrote the creatures appendix to the Jadeclaw game book and contributed several articles to Sanguine's Bitemark Fanzine. Although I've written several adventures, I've never tried to get them published.

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    Avonelle

    At heart, Avonelle is a larp player, designer, writer who happens to run gaming conventions.

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    Brie Sheldon

    I'm a 25 year old admin assistant from around Pittsburgh, PA. I am married, work and attend college concurrently, and have been tabletop gaming for about 8 years. I blog (very, very periodically), and write unpublished short stories. I play tabletop RPGs, board games, and both casual and RPG video games. I live for the social part of gaming, but do enjoy a good explosion, and am learning the ropes of creating worlds in which people can play.

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    Casey

    I'm Casey. I enjoy playing tabletop roleplaying games with friends and family, in addition to MUDing, playing guitar, playing video games, and a number of other fairly geeky activities. I live near Los Angeles, work with adults with developmental disabilities and hold a Masters in Social Work.

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    chemrebel

    I am Nicole in real life. Married for 14 years to a fellow geek, mom to two young daughters, I work full time in the financial services/content publishing industry, and claim to be a tabletop gamer whenever I can find a moment. I am a pretty regular "commenter" but would like to become at least an occasional contributor. I am also running two seminars at GenCon 2012: Women in Gaming and Motherhood and Gaming. I've been involved with their forum community since 2008.

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    Claudia Cangini

    Claudia Cangini is since many years an enthusiast roleplayer and since fewer an improvisational theater amateur. She feels both passions have a lot in common. She’s an illustrator and graphic designer and as such she collaborates with italian publisher Narrattiva. For them she also deals in licensing, translation, editing and project management. With Michele Gelli she invented the convention InterNosCon and organizes it since 2008.

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    Darla Magdalene Shockley

    I am a player of indie tabletop RPGs, boardgames, and videogames. I am a programmer and an ex-computational linguistics researcher. I am a pro-sex feminist, and in general an advocate for social justice. I am a mother of a young daughter. I am a generally creative person; I draw, knit, sew, and occasionally try to write. I have lived most my life in the US, but I now live in Germany. You can contact me via my Google profile.

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    Dymphna

    Dymphna posts frequently on Google Plus as Dymphna C.

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    Elin Dalstål

    Elin Dalstål is a game designer, larp and convention organizer living in Luleå, Sweden.

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    Elizabeth

    I'm a former photographer, current indie RPG designer, and East Coast girl now living in California. My day job is designing social games with my three game-design heroes at a company called Loot Drop. I like transmedia, storytelling, creator-owned games and art, and love when the three all meet up together. I am kind of a feminist. And definitely trouble.

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    Emily Care Boss

    Game designer, forester and conservationist in western Massachusetts, USA. Emily got bitten by the role playing bug back in the early nineties and hasn't looked back since. Fan of rpg game theory especially as found on rec.games.advocacy, The Forge, Story Games, and Nodal Point convention series books. Developing larp, freeform, structured freeform and all things pushing the rpg envelope.

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    Filamena

    Filamena is a professional writer and game designer who isn't very good at writing bios. Having written for White Wolf, Catalyst, Green Ronin and a number of smaller table top games, she's been freelancing for several years. Interested in the indie game scene, Filamena also publishes independently with her life partner at Machine Age Productions. She's the mother of two (almost three) kids, an outspoken liberal and pro sex feminist.

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    Finaira

    I am a casual tabletop gamer and occasional larper who likes to hold forth on gaming in general and draws like a crazy monkey who was given coffee by accident.

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    Frax

    I have been a feminist all my life and a gamer for 21 years. I have enjoyed all sort of gaming from LARP to tabletop but deep character role-playing is what really floats my boat. I live in London, England and when I am not blogging, knitting and role-playing I am grappling with the dastardly, dissertation of Doooom!

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    Giulia

    Player of all sorts of games, tabletop roleplaying games publisher, engineer, and amateur designer. Based in northern Italy, I live with a pretty cool artist, a ton of books and too much technology.

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    Jessica Hammer

    Game scholar, game design educator, game designer, and most of all enthusiastic game player!

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    Joanna

    A gamer for decades, a nerd for longer, and a woman forever.

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    Kim Lam

    I'm a tabletop roleplayer, a larper and a video gamer. I run games, play games, remix games, talk about games, critique games, read games and have opinions about games. Sometimes, I do that online. I also have a passing fondness for making food.

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    Kira Magrann

    Game player, wanderer, cyborg, and designer of enameled jewelry. Check out my jewelry at Anima Metals and for sale at Anima Metals on Etsy and on facebook at Anima Metals Facebook Page

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    Michelle Lyons-McFarland

    I'm Michelle Lyons-McFarland. I'm currently a PhD student in the English Department at Case Western Reserve University, and I'm also a writer and editor in the RPG industry and have been since 2000. My husband Matthew McFarland and I have a game company together called Growling Door Games. I not only write and edit (and even some design) but I play too, everything from tabletop to console to card to board to occasional minis games (the cost keeps me from jumping straight in). I have a vested interest in gaming as a woman on both the macro and micro scale, from moderating on RPGnet to attending cons to finding work in the field.

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    Melody Haren Anderson

    I am a young trans woman living out in a small town. I mostly game online, as I can't find players for meatspace. I write, most often prose, and consider myself passing good at such. I have a recent surge in my interest in feminism, though it has always been there. I love to read, play video games on occasion, and be outside.

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    Meguey

    Meguey Baker has been playing RPGs since 1978. Her most recent game is Psi*Run, a game about people with psychic powers and amnesia, released in 2012. She is currently working on Miss Schiffer's School for Young Ladies of Quality, a game about bold adventurous women scientists and explorers in the 1890s. Meg is also the mother of three sons, a sex ed teacher, and a textile conservation specialist.

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    Mik Barree

    Mik is a second gen gamer, designer, author, illustrator, and LARP fanatic. She is the co-CEO of End Transmission Games, and runs the blog "Sh*t Not to Say to Women at Conventions."

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    Mo

    By trade a systems analyst and by academics a cultural studies and theatre geek, Mo spends an inordinate amount of time in life, work and play figuring out how things work. She likes to break them down, tinker with their guts and then mogyver them back together with a rusty screwdriver and some duct tape.

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    Monica Speca

    Monica is a gamer who is relatively new to the roleplaying scene, being introduced to the hobby through White Wolf's Exalted. She is an armchair game designer, a frequent producer of fan-work, and her local group's token GM. She also co-hosts the podcast, 1d4cast and is a co-developer at Fable Streams Entertainment.

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    PirateQueen

    Julia Bond Ellingboe is a freelance editor, writer, and table top rpg and larp writer. Having missed her chance to become an itinerant storyteller, she draws inspiration from various folkloric traditions such as African American slave narratives, Japanese kaidan stories, and the Francis J. Child Ballads. Her TRPG work includes Steal Away Jordan: Stories from American's Peculiar Institution and the forth-coming Tales of the Fisherman's Wife. In 2012, Stone Skin Press will publish two of her short fiction pieces in anthologies, "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel" in The New Hero, and “The Wolf and Death” in an as-yet untitled book. She has written or co-written, with Emily Boss, five (and counting) unpublished larps. By pure happenstance, she edits works for academia, marketing, and business. Julia holds a bachelor’s degree in religion from Smith College. She lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts with her non-gamer husband, two anime and comic book-loving daughters, and three unholy cats.

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    Renee

    I'm a queer trans woman who lives somewhere in Michigan with my cat Rufus. Yes, he *is* named after the cat in Re-Animator, how kind of you to ask.

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    Rowan Cota

    Player of games both tabletop and electronic, as well as being a writer. I spend way too much time on the internet, and am most accessible at Google+ and Twitter as @sweetpavement.

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    Silvia

    Occasional gamer, prefering board games but also enjoying some role playing from time to time. I'm definitely a geek computer engineer, born in northen Italy but now living in the south of France, fulfilling a childhood dream of living by the sea.

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    Vivian Abraham

    I am a gamer, a lawyer, and a mom. Not necessarily in that order.

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    wundergeek

    I’m an occasional game illustrator, and game designer, long-time LARPer, and player of tabletop roleplaying games (mostly indie games). I have a terminal addiction to board games. I also play both PC and console games – mainly RPGs of all stripes, but I do enjoy puzzle games like Katamari as well. My main source of gaming notoriety, however, is the feminist gaming blog Go Make Me a Sandwich. In addition to being a cranky feminist blogger, I am a photographer and somewhat half-assed writer living in the wilds of Canada with a wonderful spouse and two slightly broken cats.