Orccon 2024 Guests
Andrew Paul Haught
Andrew Haught has been designing games since he was a kid and he hasn't stopped. He got into doing design work professedly by creating campaign systems for Flames of War. From there he was put in charge of a miniature game called TANKS, which is now known as World of Tanks. During that time he also designed several board games for Gale Force Nine, his most notable game titles are, Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, Aliens Another Glorious Day in the Corp and Star Trek Away Missions. He currently lives back in the States from New Zealand, and right he is a consultant and doing freelance game design. He still works with Gale Force Nine but as a freelance designer. He loves his work as a consultant, because he gets to help several new game designers finish their first games.
Todd VanHooser is the author of the Laughing Moon Chronicles fantasy series of novels, and the creator of the Laughing Moon Adventures tabletop role-playing game. He was born and raised in Missouri and has been telling stories in one form or another his entire life. First published in high school, Todd saw subsequent publications in literary magazines throughout college and beyond. His Bachelor of Arts was earned at the University of Missouri where he majored in English with an emphasis in creative writing. Although his passion began with fiction writing, the RPG has become a staple at numerous conventions throughout the Southwest for over fifteen years. Now with a relaunch of the original novels, an epic streaming campaign on Twitch, and a brand-new edition of the tabletop game, the world of Laughing Moon makes a triumphant return to the gaming scene.
Griffin Maria is a tabletop RPG enthusiast and full-time professional model with numerous publications. Around the gaming table she is a self-proclaimed “master roller of 1s,” but her contributions to the Laughing Moon RPG are more like a critical hit. Equal parts tabletop gamer, fantasy cosplayer, model, and geek, Griffin has been an integral part of the Laughing Moon crew as content editor, website designer, cover artist, and technical guru for all online platforms. Seen at numerous conventions costumed as her unique tabletop characters, Griffin has been able to bring original characters to life both at the gaming table and as well as in real life. Her energetic gaming style infuses the tabletop game with a sense of fun, particularly during convention gaming sessions or live streams where players and audience members must constantly be on their toes.
The Laughing Moon Crew: Lady Rae and Robbi Knight
The Laughing Moon RPG wouldn’t be the same without the hard work, dedication, and passion brought by Lady Rae and Robbi Knight. As gamers, both Robbi and Rae have created memorable characters for the Laughing Moon setting, many of which have been featured not only around the gaming table, but also brought to life through cosplay at numerous conventions and events. While Lady Rae has established herself as a regular player and personality, Robbi has also sat behind the screen as a Game Master and storyteller. Whether it is chatting with gamers in the epic tavern-style booth Robbi constructed for conventions, or rolling dice during tabletop adventures, both Robbi and Lady Rae are an integral part of what makes the Laughing Moon world something truly special.