Greetings fellow Coblins, Coblonauts, Coblinians, and Children of the Cob,
It is with a great deal of happiness that I present to you a brief listing of some of Con on the Cob 2017’s special guests. Please look forward to basking in the exultant presence of the likes of:
Chris has been a freelance illustrator in hobby games for over a decade. He is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration. His work can be seen in such properties as Skylanders, Dungeons & Dragons, Kaijudo: Duel Masters, World of Warcraft, Harry Potter, Hearthstone, Pathfinder and is a contributor to Imagine FX Magazine.
In 2015 Chris’ personal work appeared in the group show Wild About Harryhausen at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). In 2014 his noncommissioned work, Beaute’ et la Bête had the honor of being included in the Spectrum Fantastic Art III exhibit at the Society of Illustrators (New York, NY). That same year he was also awarded a certificate of merit from both ARC Salon and the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles for outstanding works. In 2013 Chris’ work appeared in the group art show, ZOMBIE at Last Rites Gallery (New York, NY). His personal work has appeared in Spectrum 19, 20, 21 and 22 the best in contemporary science fiction and fantasy art from around the world.
Chris continues to work on his Cameo Creeps collection, personal and commissioned projects and exhibit around the U.S.
The force behind Twilight Creations. She finds herself staring at the screen wondering where all these Twilight Creations games came from and feeling more and more like a zombie every day. Having been part of Twilight Creations for over 15 years and an avid gamer for many years before that, she truly finds her home in the gaming industry, whether she likes it or not. Kerry has designed over 40 games and expansions including Zombies, The Haunting House, When Darkness Comes…, Zombie Survival, Zombietown and soon to be released Island of Misfit Friends.
Lisa Steenson, Grand Pooh Bah of Gut Bustin’ Games, has been designing table top games since 2005 and her titles include Redneck Life Board Game, Trailer Park Wars!, Oh Gnome You Don’t! Board Game, Flea Marketeers Board Game, and Cheap Shot: The Game of Insult Rummy. These games are all in distribution in the hobby game market, but also cross over into the gift, book, home, hardware, department, farm/feed and drug store markets.
Lisa is working on her first kids game, Gobs of Jobs, AND line of Cabo-Golf Games.
Gathering her inspiration from her love of small town America, Lisa keeps her games real, fun, and accessible.
Lisa lives is SW Washington, over the river and through the woods, designing games and running a busy Air BNB with her partner, Brian.
Jolly quietly celebrated his twenty-seventh year in the games industry a few months ago. He began his journey writing about games and those who play them in SHADIS, the award winning games magazine he launched out of an upstairs bedroom in 1990.
Best known as the creator of monthly gamer comic book, Knights of the Dinner Table, Jolly (who is vice president of KenzerCo) readily admits that the gaming comic was something of a ‘creative burp’. Nearly 250 issues later and nearly 60 trade paperbacks the comic has consumed his life.
Jolly is a co-writer/developer on HackMaster (Game of the Year 2001) and Aces and Eights the old west RPG (RPG of the year 2007).
“I find myself in the awkward position of having stumbled on to the ride of a lifetime and not quite knowing how I got there. All I can do is to hold on and see where it takes me.”
Gandersnitch the Goblin
Gandersnitch the Goblin was once a respected and notorious Barber in the savage country of Goblonia. He would lure away pretty mortals, entice them into the height of Goblin fashion, and set them loose of fancy fairy parties. He was apprehended by the artists of Goblin Road, found guilty of crimes against fashion by a faerie high court, and chained to his cart in service of the Fae realm. Since then he has grown fond of mortals, reformed his wicked ways, and now seeks to use his skills and wares to disguise the innocent from the darker and more dangerous elements of fairy revels.
I’m sorry, did you say “Santa Claus”? Yes, yes I did. The real, actual, genuine Santa Claus will be at Con on the Cob. He’ll be playing games with the kids, telling his fantastic stories, and hosting a pajama party! Yep, the real Santa…
We’ll announce more special guests very soon!