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Crew & writers

Phenomenon Labs Inc. 2024 (The Orgs)

Pheno Committee

President: Jim Riley (he/him)
Vice President: Stephen Justice (he/him)
Secretary: Lara Mucha (she/they)
Treasurer: Dan Ryan (he/him)
General committee member: John Machin (he/him)
General committee member: Andrew Downing (he/they)

Community liaison

Writer coordinators: Joe McNamara (he/him), Jimbles (he/him)
Venue coordinator: David James

Technical team

IT Manager: Stephen Justice
Event Manager application: Andrew Downing, Tim Smith
Infrastructure: Daniel Ryan
Scheduling: Jim Riley, David James, Dan Ryan
Website: Andrew Smith

"Morph on the half-shell" art by Wren Weatherwax


Phenomenon's Red Sash Volunteers  

Pheno's Red Sash Volunteers are the little pearlers that keep Pheno running. They do all sorts of things on site: helping people find games and rooms, staffing the canteen, finding new homes for lost drink cans.

If you are interested in helping us out as a Red Sash Volunteer at Phenomenon 2024 (even for just one session!) please contact us.

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Game Writers

We're happy to have made the acquaintance of these pearlescent writers.

New designers are highlighted: 

Sean Allsop

Game: Star Trek: Fading Dreams

Ingrid Bean

I wrote my first con game, Keeping the Faith, back in 2001, and won the New Designer Award at Pheno that year. I spent the next decade running and writing con games in Canberra and Melbourne, most often collaborating with Shane Donohoe, and including at least two Triptychs. The games I write always rely on deep characterisation, and I generally consider the game a success if one or more players cry (in a good way), or they make me cry! After a break of about 12 years (due to having babies and stuff), I am back writing solo, with a game about motherhood and displacement.

Game: Seeking Refuge: A Dangerous Journey

Jason Cebalo

Games: The Annual May Day Party, Of Death Rays and Destiny

Hugh Fisher

Game: Excitement is Off the Menu

Kristine Hertel

Game: Raccoons in a Warehouse

Elliot Hickey

Game: HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE

David James

Game: The Great Conjunction!

Random Jones

Game: Remembrance Day

Random Jones, Adrian Overbury, Bek Grayden & Aaron Holding

Game: The Time of My Life

Stephen Justice

Game: Mx Universe 2999

Xole Karman

Game: Katabasis 2020

Barb Kearins

Games: Of Glorious Adventure and Solving Mysteries

Willow Lucas-Smith

Game: Lost in Space

Fi McConachie

Game: The Mine

Joe McNamara

Joe's ghost may be heard as you pass by the Dickson Tradies carpark. His previous freeforms include AUTO DA FE, TRAGEDIA RUSTICANA and SUNSET.

Game: Ravenloft: Before the Avalanche

Jake Nelson

Game: Battles of the Band

Jo Rocke

Game: August Time Machine

Daniel Ryan

Game: The Immortal is Dead

Paul 'Polly' Stephenson

Game: The Sublimation of the Self

Mathew Sforcina

Game: Biohazard Hard

Kell Shaw

Game: The Summer Republic

Ben Taylor

Game: Carnival of the Midnight Sun

Shannon Thomson

Game: Goblin's Guide to Dealing with Adventurers

James Woodman

Game: The Bonds of Ascension

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