Guests & Participants
Gather your party and join the adventure at D&D Celebration, an online gaming event open to fans all over the world, September 18-20!
Elle Osili-Wood is a video games and entertainment presenter, and has been named by GamesIndustry.biz as one of the most influential women in gaming. Seen on screen for a huge range of brands, including PlayStation, Ubisoft, Marvel, and the BBC, Elle is a passionate advocate of games and geek culture, and having been introduced to D&D over a decade ago, has been an adventurer ever since.
Ahmed Aljabry (he/him) is a content creator and Arab & Islamic cultural consultant who is spreading D&D in the Arab World by breaking cultural and linguistic barriers! Ahmed passionate about bringing D&D to wider audiences.
- Twitter: @20arabiaRPG
Krystina Arielle is an Actor, Host, and Tabletop Roleplayer. She’s best known for her roles as Orisha on Sirens of the Realms and Bearah Pawcett in Critical Role's Honey Heist series, as well as appearances on Geek & Sundry/Nerdist, Buzzfeed, and Dropout. Currently, she can be seen in the Dimension 20 Tiny Quest: Pirates of Leviathan, and is a vocal proponent of the importance of Mental Health.
Justice Arman is an Iranian American writer based in central Texas. In addition to penning best-selling DMs Guild adventure supplements, Justice is a goblin (that is a real title) at Beadle & Grimm’s Pandemonium Warehouse, where he works on products such as the upcoming Legendary Edition of Curse of Strahd and the company’s first-ever Gold Edition of Eberron: Rising from the Last War. By day, Justice is a surgical clinic manager and coffee-loving gremlin.
Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD—more affectionately known as "Doctor B"—is the Arch Psychomancer (clinical director) of the games-based mental health nonprofit Take This. In addition to his educational and outreach work with Take This, Doctor B is a leading trainer on the use of tabletop RPGs in clinical and learning settings, as well as co-author of the bestselling, mental health-themed DM's Guild module Gardens of Fog.
Kelli Butler (known as The Opera Geek) is a professional opera singer, geek extraordinaire, and Actual Bard. She has played in a variety of D&D streams, including Tales from the Mist on the D&D channel, and is the co-author of the College of the Opera homebrew bard subclass.
Celeste Conowitch is a TTRPG Designer based out of Seattle. When not producing and DMing her actual play podcast Venture Maidens, you can catch her publishing content as one of the DMs Guild Adepts. She has an array of design credits with companies like Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, and 2C Gaming.
- Twitter: @cconowitch
Ma’at (ma ought) Crook serves as an Adventurers League Community Manager. She/they are an ENnie award winning writer and illustrator of Dungeons & Dragons content.
- Website: maatcrook.com
Makenzie De Armas
Makenzie De Armas is an independent tabletop game designer and content creator. She is the lead writer for The Islands of Sina Una, an upcoming 5e setting based around precolonial Filipino mythology, co-designer of MCDM Productions’ Kingdoms & Warfare, and is a contributor to the Dark Matter Starter Kit by Mage Hand Press. Makenzie also appears on various game designer panels and actual play content across the Internet.
Kelli Dunlap, M.A., PsyD is a clinical psychologist and game designer. She practices full-time as a therapist in Maryland and is an adjunct professor of game design at American University’s Game Lab. She’s the community manager for Take This, a games-focused mental health non-profit, and the chair of the International Game Developers Association’s Mental Health special interest group.
Travis McElroy is a podcaster, actor and a two-time New York Times bestselling author known for The Adventure Zone and My Brother, My Brother and Me.
Travis was born in West Virginia, and attended the University of Oklahoma as a National Merit Scholar. He graduated from OU with a BFA in Acting, and then proceeded to have no idea what he was going to do with his life. At the age of 25, he began his podcast, My Brother, My Brother and Me (MBMBaM) with his real-life brothers, Justin and Griffin; began working as an actor/technical director at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company; and met his wife. Altogether, a pretty good year. He worked at Cincy Shakes with notable roles like Laertes, Juliet’s Nurse, and Lucius Andronicus, and won an award for set design. After Cincy Shakes, Travis became a full-time podcaster with shows including Trends Like These, Shmanners, and, most notably, The Adventure Zone.
Travis’s pop culture notoriety has earned him a role in the upcoming Trolls World Tour movie alongside Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and Jamie Dornan. He continues to record podcasts, and regularly sells out venues of over 3,000 when touring live productions across the US & UK.
Amy Lynn Dzura
Amy Lynn Dzura is an avid gamer and is passionate about making gaming as welcoming and inclusive as possible. As a Community Manager for the Adventurers League, she wants every gamer, whether they’re rolling their first d20, or their millionth, to feel safe and enjoy their time at their tables, whatever game they choose to play. She lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her favorite DM and their beloved catastrophe of a dog.
Gaurav is a video editor, improviser, and roleplayer currently living in Los Angeles, California. Since 2016, he's been working with Saving Throw Show to produce and run many different RPG shows. Recently, he's been working with WOTC to bring even more projects to life, such as Dark Lanterns: a 10-episode edited RPG actual play that follows a group of spies as they work in the dark to uncover secrets and save Eberron from great peril. When he's not roleplaying his heart out, you can usually find him playing Magic: The Gathering or painting tabletop miniatures to relax.
Gabriel Hicks. Cosplayer, voice actor, and game designer with a real love of fantasy. Whether it's guiding a party through a perilous dungeon or building tools for others to experience in their world's, creation is where he truly shines. If you're looking to romance some goblins, build a world from a sentence, or even just finding your own flow to GM Gabe may be able to nudge you in the right direction.
Chris Hislop (he/they) is the co-owner of Adventurers Wanted, and the Dungeon Master for Icewind Dale: Corrupted, which runs Mondays 6pm-9pm BST (10am-1pm PST) until Sept 14th at twitch.tv/adventurerswanted and twitch.tv/dnd. In the same time-slot, they'll then be helming Sea of Swords: Forsaken from Sept 28th. Chris also DMs for the LFM Network, works as a life coach, and is a father of one, living in London, UK.
- Twitch: AdventurersWanted
Claire Hoffman, along with numerous dragons, a few cats and an indulgent husband, resides in a home atop of a very small hill in Ohio. She held the privilege of shepherding the Living Death Campaign for ten years and assisted the Living Forgotten Realms campaign as a Co-Writing Director before acting as a Global Admin. She is now a Resource Manager for the Adventurers League.
Jody Houser is a New York Times best-selling comics writer who has worked on such series as Stranger Things, Critical Role, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Spider-Man. She is the co-writer of Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons, launching this fall.
Steve Huynh (he/him) is a Vietnamese-Canadian TTRPG writer and sensitivity reader from Toronto, ON. He's also a cast member of the Gold ENnie Award winning Asians Represent! podcast. His most recent work was published in the Unbreakable Vol 1 anthology, an own-voices work written and illustrated by asian creators. He's an advocate for the use of safety tools at game tables and actively speaks for inclusion, diversity, and empathy throughout the community and industry. You can often find him practicing olympic lifts at the gym, playing video games on the couch, or cosplaying at conventions.
- Twitter: @DeeEmSteve
Ammar Ijaz (he/him) is co-host of the ENnie Gold-winning podcast Asians Represent! and performs W'Leed in Dungeons & Da Asians, an all-Asian D&D actual play. Hosting Critical Read: Al-Qadim has given him an appreciation for how important this work. Toronto is home, because no place is.
- Twitter: @ammarijaz
Aabria Iyengar is a TTRPG writer and stream/podcast player and Dungeon Master, appearing on (among many others) Pirates of Salt Bay, Kollok1991, Lost Mine of Phandelver, and Dimension 20’s latest sidequest: Pirates of Leviathan. She’s also the CMO of Dice Envy!
LaTia Jacquise is a TTRPG content writer and streamer. When not acting in her role as a Community Manager for Adventurers League, she can be found on Sundays as a member of the Rivals of Waterdeep as D'hani Lai, her Aarakocra Monk. She also does freelance writing, working for Wizards of the Coast, D&D Beyond, and others. Beyond this, she is an active member of the online TTRPG community and can be found in various one shots and mini-campaigns.
TK Johnson is a freelance speculative fiction writer, narrative designer, editor, and eldritch horror. They are a cast member of the suboptimal comedy stream team, Indoor Recess, and the Dungeon Master of Roll20's Mythic Odysseys of Theros on the official Dungeons & Dragons Twitch channel. Their work can be found on their website: tkjwrites.com and pictures of their cat, Poindexter, can be found on their Twitter: twitter.com/tkjoinsthefray
- Twitter: @tkjoinsthefray
Omega Jones, also known as the Critical Bard, is a professional actor and vocalist, TTRPG content creator, and partnered Twitch streamer. He is the creator & host of the #BLACKAFRoundtable, a series of talks centered around black creators as they discuss the realities of racism within the tabletop and gaming communities, and is the theme song creator & vocalist for Critter Hug, a new single boosting show produced by Critical Role. He can be found on Twitter at @criticalbard & urges everyone to keep making treble wherever they go.
- Twitter: @CriticalBard
Jennifer Kretchmer (she/they) is a producer, writer, consultant, and performer. She is an ambulatory wheelchair user with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and a number of related conditions. She is a professional DM and tabletop player, appears weekly on D&D Beyond’s livestreamed show Silver & Steel, is the creator and executive producer of Monsters & Fables, and has worked in front of or behind the camera on more than a thousand episodes of television. A passionate advocate for disabled accessibility and inclusion in media, Jen, is currently adapting pop musician Lights’ graphic novel Skin&Earth for television.
Daniel Kwan (he/him) is a Chinese-Canadian cultural consultant, game designer, and education professional. He is the co-host and creative lead of the Gold ENnie Award winning Asians Represent! podcast. You might also know him from his independent design work (Zany Zoo, Wolf of the South, and Ross Rifles) and work as a writer and editor for projects like the Unbreakable Vol 1 anthology, Haunted West, and Ancestry & Culture: An Alternative to Race in 5e. He is also one of the co-founders of Level Up Gaming, a Toronto-based organization that provides adults with autism and other disabilities opportunities to develop their social skills through group gaming experiences.
- Twitter: @danielhkwan
Carlos Luna is the content producer for Roll20, video editor, and visual storyteller. You can catch him on the new Dimension20 Sidequest or on the D&D Twitch channel. He's also dope as hell. PEW PEW PEW.
- Twitter: @CarlosCrits
CI-borg Alicia Marie (she/her) is an author, costume designer and fitness pro who turned her love of super-physiques, comic books, video game and anime art into a creative career.When she isn’t working on a new cos-look, or sweating it out at the gym, you will find Alicia rolling dice, of course!
As an actor, Liam O'Brien has worked on well over 400 video game and animation projects. Some of the more well known series he has lent his voice to include Star Wars Rebels, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Avengers Assemble, Wolverine and the X-Men, Planet Hulk, Phineas & Ferb, The Regular Show, Sofia the First, GI Joe, Hulk and the Agents of Smash, Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United, and Naruto.
On the video game end, popular titles include Shadow of Mordor, World of Warcraft, The Last of Us, The Order: 1886, Titanfall, Wildstar, Elder Scrolls Online, Final Fantasy XIII, Asura’s Wrath, Darksiders, Starcraft, Call of Duty, Resident Evil, and Dragon Age.
In addition to his long list of acting roles, Liam has also spent an ample amount of time outside the booth, both as voice director and writer. The Last of Us, The Witness, Evolve, Shadow of Mordor, LEGO Dimensions, World of Warcraft, and Resident Evil 6 are some of the many projects he has directed on.
You can also find him every Thursday on Critical Role, where a group of nerdy-ass voice actors play D&D for an audience of millions. You can catch his exploits with Vox Machina as the half-elf rogue, Vax’ildan—or with the Mighty Nein as Caleb Widogast, the human wizard.
- Twitter: @VoiceOfOBrien
Lysa Penrose is a storyteller, host, and good witch at the crossroads of creativity and community. Brand Manager of Dungeon Masters Guild by day, Lysa creates opportunities for makers to thrive together. When she's not gathering and engaging communities of creatives, Lysa hosts and produces Behold Her, a podcast showcasing inspiring stories from femme gamers, and writes her own stories for RPG publishers such as Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, and Jetpack7.
Former Community Manager of Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeon Master of Sirens of the Realms. Host of Dungeon Master’s Guide & GM Tips Season 2. Co Author & Creator of New Praetorians graphic novel series & The Action Heroine’s Journey (non fiction). Founder of CelebrityChariD20.com. Artist, author, entertainer. Storyteller.
Pamela Punzalan (she/they) is an independent game designer, geek journalist, events organizer, sensitivity and cultural consultant, editor, and community lead from the Philippines. Her personal projects are explorations of queerness, femininity, the fringe, rebellion, and reclamation. Beyond being included in multiple Kickstarters and doing collaborations with friends across multiple tabletop gaming spaces, she has been published in Spire. The one major project she can discuss at the moment is Sina Una, a pre-colonial fantasy Philippines for Dungeons & Dragons.
- Twitter: @TheDovetailor
Streamer, writer, gamer; Kim Richards is part of HighRollers DnD (twitch.tv/highrollersdnd) where she is currently playing a book smart but world dumb Air-Genasi Hexblade Warlock called Nova V'ger. She also writes and DMs her own horror adventures, which mostly result in a race to find out who gets driven mad first: the DM or the players. Follow her at @nanosounds for food pics and existential dread.
- Twitter: @nanosounds
Hugo, Aurora, and BFA award winning editor and author Elsa Sjunneson is a Deafblind hurricane in a vintage dress. She was the architect of the Nebula nominated Fate Accessibility Toolkit, and has written for tor.com, CNN Opinion, and many other venues about disability. She is the current non-fiction editor at Uncanny Magazine. She lives in the Pacific Northwest behind a fairy hedge.
Anjuli (she/her) aka GeekGirlBookWorm is a super-nerd with a deep and unbreakable love of RPGs and storytelling. Always the Dungeon Master, never the Rogue, she spends her free time playing games, painting miniatures for commission, and enjoying gin with friends. She’s also a bit of a feminist big-mouth, and the Marketing & Publicity Manager for Aconyte Books, who are creating amazing progressive tie-in fiction set in well-known board and card game worlds. She lives in Nottingham, UK, with her two beautiful cockatiels
- Linktree: @Geekgirlbw
Sara Thompson (she/they) is the founder of Heroes Without Limits, a streaming community running games for disabled/CI/ND folks with disabled/CI/neurodivergent casts, and is a sensitivity reader and consultant in the TTRPG community. She also created the Combat Wheelchair for D&D, has works with R. Talasoian Games and Paizo, and is a writer for Red Scar’s Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game.
- Twitter: @mustangsart
Lauren “Oboe” Urban
Lauren “Oboe” Urban is the Community Manager for D&D Beyond as well as a professional classical oboist. When she's not playing a Bard in real life she's a prolific DM and player on a variety of livestreams and podcasts including the DM for the Dungeon Drunks podcast and playing Orkira on Silver and Steel.
- Twitter: @OboeLauren
Eugenio Vargas (aka DM Jazzy Hands) is the DM and producer of The Last Refuge: A D&D Podcast (@DnDLastRefuge). He also has written and edited products for the DMs Guild, is a variety streamer on Twitch, and, in his other life, is an actor and a music director.
- Website: eugeniovargas.com
Ashley Warren is an ENnie-award winning writer, producer, and educator. She is the director of the RPG Writer Workshop, the founder of the bestselling Uncaged Anthology series, and a co-author of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, Heckna, Legendlore, and more.
Aoife Wilson (she/her) is the Head of Video at Eurogamer. Voted one of the most influential women in the UK Games industry, she also regularly hosts events for BAFTA Games and contributes to outlets like BBC Radio 1, Channel 4, CBBC, Giff Gaff, BBC Five Live, and Sky Atlantic, and is co-host of the BBC Sounds podcast, This Game Changed My Life. On Eurogamer, she's part of The BreakQuest Club with sister site Dicebreaker, and an occasional DM elsewhere!
The Dicestormers are a bunch of TRPG fanatics. They play everything under the sun and have a big love for Dungeons & Dragons!
Derek Proud is a a core member and the Dungeon Master of the Dicestormers. Derek is a huge TRPG fan of all shapes and sizes.
- Twitter: @dicestormers
Nathan Bennett is a core member of the Dicestormers and a huge TRPG fan.
- Twitter: @dicestormers
Murray Dahm is a core member of the Dicestormers and a huge TRPG fan.
- Twitter: @dicestormers
Benjamin Loomes is a core member of the Dicestormers and also the creator of Syrinscape.
- Twitter: @dicestormers
Johnny Sharpe is a core member of the Dicestormers and a huge TRPG fan.
- Twitter: @dicestormers
A bunch of Australian comics who play D&D, badly. Join them for shenanigans and misguided adventures at twitch.tv/dragonfriends.
David Harmon is the DM of the Dragon Friends and is widely considered the best Dungeon Master down under.
- Twitter: @daveharmon
Michael Hing is a core member of the Dragon Friends and a TV comedian by trade. Michael plays Freezo and Lionshield in their D&D series.
- Twitter: @hingers
Ben Jenkins is a core member of the Dragon Friends and a writer/producer by trade. Ben does the funny voices of NPCs in their D&D series.
- Twitter: @bencjenkins
Alex Lee is a core member of the Dragon Friends and a TV comedian by trade. Alex plays Philge and Bethanee in their D&D series.
- Twitter: @alex_c_lee
One of the biggest D&D streams outside of the U.S., HighRollers is made up of Dungeon Master, Mark "Sherlock" Hulmes and his friends Chris Trott, Kim Richards, Katie Morrison, Tom Hazell, and Rhiannon Gower. They've been featured at D&D Live, London Comic Con, PAX East, and many other events and streams over the years, but always bring a fun, down-to-earth and sincere vibe to the gaming table.
How We Roll
How We Roll
How We Roll is one of Europe's most popular D&D podcasts specializing in humor, tension, and horror. They have been featured as part of D&D Live, Podcasts into Avernus, and Podcon 2019. DM Joe is joined by players, Eoghan, Niall, Kuran, and a different special guest each week, with production from Aram Vartian as they play through Rime of the Frostmaiden! Following the premiere episode at D&D Celebration, look out for their continuing campaign every Sunday live on twitch.tv/dnd.
I Speak Giant
I Speak Giant are the misadventures of Aussie underdogs who scrape against tyrannical despots, eldritch entities, and nefarious villains. They have a regular podcast and Twitch livestream at twitch.tv/ispeakgiant.
Zac Naoum is a core member and Dungeon Master for I Speak Giant. He knows a whole lot about Dungeons & Dragons.
- Twitter: @ZacNaoum
Eylssa Grant is a core member of I Speak Giant and plays Frankie Risotto on their longstanding D&D series.
- Twitter: @hobbitzez
Luke Lancaster is a core member of I Speak Giant and plays Vinnie Cupcakes on their longstanding D&D series.
- Twitter: @LGLancaster
Felica McEntire is a core member of I Speak Giant and plays Desdemona Wraithwalker on their longstanding D&D series.
- Twitter: @Feztivus
Nights of Eveningstar
Mark Hulmes (DM)
Mark Hulmes is the Dungeon Master for HighRollers, Europe's star D&D live play stream and podcast. Mark has appeared on Critical Role, DCA, as well as been involved with every D&D Live show to date! Follow him on Twitter for all the latest updates about his D&D shows, behind the scenes notes on Patreon and exciting future projects!
Mica Burton (Azara Mithras)
Mica Burton is a professional cosplayer, esports host, actor, and a self-titled Tiefling Enthusiast. She appeared on the Wizards of the Coast show Destiny and Doom as the rogue elf ‘Freya’, and has continued to appear in various D&D content since with many of her friends, including debuting her druid Aasimar 'Reani' on the popular show Critical Role. Mica is also an avid anime fan, and spends more time playing idol rhythm games on her phone than she cares to admit.
Jonathan Indovino (Tarkhal Essenca)
Jonathan Indovino has been creating gaming content for the past seven years, but gaming has been a passion of his since he could walk. You may have seen him working with Pokémon Company during the competitive season, or yelling about some gaming passion on YouTube or Twitch. His love of fantasy and storytelling comes second to the love for his family, but he plans to leave it all out on the table during this season.
Anna Prosser (Agnis Crownsilver)
As a host and presenter, you may have seen Anna heading up live shows or events like E3, Blizzard, The Pokemon World Championships, and TwitchCon - as well as Dungeons & Dragons’ yearly live streaming events! She also works full-time as Managing Producer on the Creator Development team at Twitch, where she creates content and resources that inspire, elevate, and stretch the capabilities of online media creation and it’s community. This year, she co-founded Cantrip: a fantasy and tabletop roleplaying game-inspired streetwear brand, which launched in 2019. She loves to sing, show people pictures of her dog, and talk about the Pacific Northwest. You can follow her adventures on Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, and just about everywhere else under the username “AnnaProsser.”
Nathan Sharp (Marcel)
Nathan Sharp is a Korean American singer, songwriter, voice actor and composer with a professional bio. In 2017, he co-founded independent record label Give Heart Records. Under the moniker NateWantsToBattle, he’s created over 300 songs which is probably more than any artist should ever do, yet here we are. He has sung official theme songs for shows such as Dragon Ball Super and Beyblade Burst Turbo and has voiced characters like Craig in Dream Daddy and Damien in Monster Prom. He’s often tired and is the co-founder of fantasy-inspired clothing line, Cantrip.
Oxventure is a chaotic UK-based D&D crew, formed of Andy Farrant, Ellen Rose, Jane Douglas, Luke Westaway and Mike Channell, seeking adventure and atonement under the auspices of dungeon master Johnny 'Literally Everyone in the World' Chiodini. Born in 2017 as a spin-off of YouTube gaming channels Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra, Oxventure took on a destructive life of its own for which Johnny, video boss of tabletop gaming site Dicebreaker, will surely be held responsible.
Viva La Dirt League
A bunch of New Zealand comic actors who make the best variety content on the internet. VLDL started D&D in 2019 and now they have a brand new YouTube channel dedicated to awesome D&D content!
Rowan Bettjemen is a core member of Viva La Dirt League and plays Bodger the Blacksmith on the 'NPC Man' D&D series.
Adam King is a core member of Viva La Dirt League and plays High Sorcerer Baradun on the 'NPC Man' D&D series.
Alan Morrison is a core member of Viva La Dirt League and plays Greg the Garlic Farmer on the 'NPC Man' D&D series.
From the D&D Team
Brandy Camel is the community lead for Dungeons & Dragons. She spends most of her time lurking in community channels like reddit, Discord, social media and more to listen to players and creators, gather their thoughts, and make sure it’s all heard by the rest of the team at Wizards! She has been playing D&D since TSR produced video games, including rolling dice in organized play as both a player and a DM.
- Twitter: @Dayntee
Jeremy Crawford is the principal rules designer of Dungeons & Dragons. He was the lead designer of the 5th edition Player’s Handbook, and he has worked on numerous other D&D products since arriving at Wizards of the Coast in 2007.
Chris Perkins is a mind flayer. He works on Dungeons & Dragons and eats the brains of people smarter than him.
- Twitter: @ChrisPerkinsDnD
Liz Schuh has worked for Wizards of the Coast since 1995, when she rolled the dice, packed her car, and moved across the country to join the fledgling game company. After working on a number of WotC games, including Magic: The Gathering, Robo Rally, and The Great Dalmuti, Liz joined the D&D team in 2000 and has never looked back. She has had her hands in all aspects of the D&D business, from games to novels to entertainment to licensing. As Director of Product Management, Liz is honored to be a part of the talented team that will steward D&D products well into the future.
Ray Winninger's first work on D&D was published in 1987. Thirty three years later, he's happy to be charting the future of his favorite game. Ray runs the D&D team as Executive Producer of the D&D RPG Studio.