HPL = Lovecraft related
LARP = larp related
EDU-L = educational larp related
RPG = tabletop role-playing game related


  • San Diego Comic-Con – facilitating a board game design workshop (EDU) and joining a panel of game designers discussing homebrew systems
  • Running demos of Dreamland RPG

Prior Appearances, Talks, Games, and Presentations:

  • Guest lecture for Duke Kunshan University on participatory experience design (EDU-L)
  • Guest lecture for Baker University on working with government entities (EDU-L)
  • Ran a Game Design workshop at WonderCon 2024 (EDU-L).
  • Moderator of a panel on The Game Academy’s projects at San Diego Comic-Con@Home (EDU-L)
  • Guest speaker at the Serious Play Conference, discussing implementation of The Great Phlogiston Debate edu-larp (EDU-L)
  • Appeared on a panel for New York Comic Con on “Your Cinematic Universe: World-building for Fans and Franchises” (video here) (LARP, EDU-Larp)
  • Moderated a panel on using RPGs for WonderCon@Home (RPG)
  • Larp Design Jam #2 at NYFA (Burbank branch) with Kirsten Hageleit and Jenni Powell (LARP)
  • Let’s Learn Through Live Action Role-Playing! San Diego Comic-Con panel moderator (EDU-LARP)
  • LEIA Education Presents: Immersive Intensive – a full day immersive workout (LARP)
  • Larp Design Jam at New York Film Academy (Burbank branch) (LARP)
  • Let’s Learn Through Larping! Moderating educational larp panel at WonderCon® (EDU-LARP)
  • Featured artist (with Kirsten Hageleit) at Little Death #4 experimental art show at The Mortuary LA, Sunday January 27 (LARP)
  • Ran Beginning larp by Nina Runa Essendrop at The Mortuary (Nov 2018) (LARP)
  • Ran Green Piñatas Delta Green larp at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival®-Portland October 2018 (LARP)
  • Designed/ran Redefining Pi, a Delta Green larp at GenCon August 2018 (LARP)
  • Moderated a panel on RPGs and larps for social-emotional learning at San Diego Comic-Con® – July 2018, (EDU-L), complete recording here, review article here (EDU-L, RPG)
  • March 24, 2018 – Moderated panel “Learning Through Role-Playing Games” at Wondercon (EDU-L)
  • February 2018 – Ran “Easy as Robbing a Bank” at Intercon R (LARP)
  • November 11, 2017 – Designed and ran second disaster preparation larp for City of Palo Alto neighborhood through Creative Crisis Leadership (EDU-L)
  • October 2017 – Designed an educational escape room for Green Dot Charter School (EDU-L)
  • October 28 – Co-speaker on designing disaster prep larps for Minsk Larp Conference – (slideshow available here) (EDU-L)
  • Designed and ran official Delta Green larp at GenCon 50 (LARP)
  • Moderated “Technology in Larp” panel at San Diego Comic Con (July 2017) (LARP) (video of the panel here)
  • Designing/running Disaster Pop-up Event as part of Creative Crisis Leadership (grant funded, EDU-L), May 18
  • Wondercon – solo presentation on blockbuster larps, March 31-April 2 (LARP)
  • HSC DiscoveryCon – A homeschool convention; talk on edu-larps, March 24-26, (EDU-L)
  • KoboldCon – talk on educational games/larps, March 18-19 (EDU-L)
  • Crisis Aboard Starship Seshet – escape room larp at OrcCon, Feb 17-19, 2017 (LARP)
  • Dead of Winter, December 9-11 (RPG/HPL) – review of my RPG called And Now for my Next Trick
  • Moderated panel on larp San Diego Comic Con, July 21-24 (LARP)
  • Games for Change Festival, June 23-24, photos here  video of talk here. (EDU-L)
  • Moderated panel “Describing the Indescribable: Adapting the Works of H.P. Lovecraft” at WonderCon (HPL)
  • Helped run Watch the Skies, a Megagame, for free at the San Diego Public Library (LARP)
  • Special guest for the 20th anniversary of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® in Portland, Oregon (HPL)
  • Presenting a block of award winning short films from the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® for ScareLA (HPL)
  • Moderated “Larp Hits the Big Time” panel at San Diego Comic Con (Larp)
  • Moderated “The Science of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness panel at San Diego Comic Con (HPL)
  • San Diego Public Library – Cthulhu Rising mini-fest and discussion (HPL)
  • Wondercon Anaheim – 125 Years of H.P. Lovecraft (moderating panel) (HPL)
  • Knudepunkt 2015 – presenting results of 2014 Larp Census (LARP)
  • Playthink Art Salon at USC: Pervasive Games, LARPS, and Street Games (LARP, EDU-L)
  • Ran “Bookworm”, an ARG for the San Diego Public Library (Central Library), July-August (Fox local news coverage here)
  • Moderating the panel “Science and the Stories of H.P. Lovecraft” at San Diego Comic Con July 26 (HPL) (review here)
  • Moderated “Everything You Wanted to Know About Larps” panel at Gam3rCon, July 24 (LARP)
  • Attending the Reacting to the Past Game Development Conference, July 15-19 (EDU-L)
  • Hosted a Seekers Unlimited Casino Night fundraiser at WyrdCon V on Thursday, May 22 (EDU-L)
  • Ran “The Association for the Advancement of Fairytale Creatures (AFC)” at WyrdCon V on Friday, May 23 (LARP)
  • Consulting seminar about implementing larp techniques to nursing simulations for Texas State University April 3, 2014 (EDU-L)
  • Living Games Conference in New York = keynote speaker (LARP, EDU-L) March 14-16 2014
  • Intercon N Chelmsford, MA = running games, talking on panels (LARP, EDU-L) Feb 28-March 2 2014
  • Speaker for conference on “Modern Society, Larp methodologies, problems and perspectives” in Minsk, Belarus. Saturday, November 23, 10:30am Minsk time (GMT +3) Online only
  • Background extra in episode of The Crazy Ones-aired Nov. 14, 2014, on CBS
  • Wyrd Con IV – Presentation on edu-larps, and discussion with Jason Morningstar on tabletop RPGs and larps co-mingling (LARP & EDU-L)
  • NecronomiCon 2013 – Celluloid Cthulhu panel moderator (HPL)
  • NAMLE Conference short presentation (EDU-L)
  • Speaker at New Heights Charter School 8th grade graduation – June 11, 2013 (EDU-L)
  • San Diego Comic Con (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) (HPL & LARP)
  • MythosCon (HPL)
  • NecronomiCon (HPL)
  • Intercon (LARP & EDU-L)
  • H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival®- Portland (HPL)
  • Villain in Tales of the Green Hornet #1 (comic book)


A few of the people I have interviewed for a publication or video: Neil Gaiman, Guillermo del Toro, John Carpenter, Terry RossioGreg and Colin Strause, Alex Ross, Jill Thompson, Bernie Wrightson, Poppy Z. Brite, Roberta Williams, Jay Bonansinga, and many more.


The Outsider and/or My Necronomicon

  • 2023: The Outsider in a mini-HPLFF® at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles
  • 2020: 130 Years of Lovecraft Show (The Outsider, a partially restored version)
  • 2015: Year One block: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival®, Portland, Oregon (The Outsider)
  • 2014: Best of the Fest: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival®, Portland, Oregon (The Outsider)
  • 2008: Cthulhupalooza – Vancovuer, Canada2013: NecronomiCon -Providence. Rhode Island (The Outsider)
  • 2001: Shock-O-Rama A  Go Go – Los Angeles, California
  • 1999: Coup de Grace – Los Angeles, California; Honorable Mention on E! Online short horror movie contest (My Necronomicon)
  • 1998: Night Visions – Helsinki, Finland; Monster Bash – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1997: NecronomiCon – Providence, Rhode Island; H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® – Portland, Oregon
  • 1996: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® – Portland, Oregon
  • 1994: Chicago Underground Film Festival – Chicago, Illinois

Return to Innsmouth

  • 2015: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival®, Portland, Oregon
  • 2014: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon® (15th anniversary)
  • 2013: Cthulhu Festival of Film – Seoul, South Korea
  • 2007: The Cinema Wasteland Movie & Memorabilia Expo, America’s Drive-In and Independent Movie Show – Strongsville, Ohio
  • 2006: Archon 30 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2001: World Horror Con – Seattle, Washington
  • 2000: Imagine Con – Virginia Beach, Virginia; Festival of Darkness – Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1999: MisCon – Bozeman, Montana; CineMuerte – Vancouver, Canada; Necon – Bristol, Rhode Island; GenCon – MIlwaukee, Wisconsin; NecronomiCon – Providence, Rhode Island;  GenCon UK – Loughborough University, England; H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® – Portland, Oregon; OryCon – Portland, Oregon; HPLFF®-North – Vancouver, Canada

Call of Tutu 

  • 2007: A Night of Horror – Sydney, Australia
  • 2006: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® – Portland, Oregon; Blue November Micro Film Fest – Tulsa, Oklahoma; Seattle Fest – Seattle, Washington

The Yellow Sign

  • 2012: MiniCon 47 – Minneapolis, Minnesota; LosCon 39 – Los Angeles, California
  • 2007: Belfast U.K. sf/game club—charity screening – Belfast, Ireland2012: MiniCon 47 – Minneapolis, Minnesota; LosCon 39 – Los Angeles, California
  • 2006: World Horror Con – San Francisco, California; WorldCon (LACon IV) – Anaheim, California; Archon 30 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2005: CthulhuCon One; MiskatoniCon – Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2004: Blue November Microfilmfest – Tulsa, Oklahoma (winner: Best Lighting)
  • 2003: University of Kentucky Film Society – Louisville, Kentucky; New Filmmakers at Cinespace – Los Angeles, California; New Orleans Media Experience – New Orleans, Louisiana; Dr. Morbius’s Movie Mausoleum (pubic access television) – Los Angeles, California
  • 2002: NecronomiCon – Providence, Rhode Island; H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® – Portland, Oregon

Morning Commute