The Phenomenon Crew
Pheno's Journey will be brought to you through the tireless contributions of the organisers and writers!
Buy them lots of drinks at post-con drinkies.
Emma Sharman (President)
Matt Bailey (Vice President)
David James (Secretary, Venue Manager)
Daniel Ryan (Treasurer)
Jim Woodman (Writer Wrangler)
Website by Andrew Smith, Elissa Feit and Shane Donohoe.
We'd love to have you if you are interested in becoming a Red Sash Volunteer at Phenomenon.
It's been quite a journey with these fine writers.
Game: The Apartment
Game: The Dig
Game: New Guards
Jason Cebalo has now been role-playing for over three quarters of his life and is still loving it. When not gaming he’s a philosophy student at University of New England.
Game: Fools Rush In
Glen has been playing RPGs since 1982. In that time he’s written almost all his own adventures. He’s even written a couple for cons. In the 90s. He’s learned two things from all these years of gaming — he’s gotten well old and he hates talking about himself in the third person.
Game: Revengers, Resemble!
Elinor discovered role-playing relatively recently and this is her first game as GM at Pheno. Elinor loves collaborative and emotional games about people who are good people.
Game: Legacy of Faded Memories
A writer from a game development study background and a second-gen roleplayer, too queer for a straight answer to the "who are you" question, but that might also give some indication of the kinds of content they enjoy and write — speculative, arcane, sincere, and a little bit absurd. From Melbourne and usually in the Caligo Mundi crowd, you may remember them from Pride and Extreme Prejudice at Pheno 2019!>
To say that Babylon 5 has influenced Gavin's life is something of an understatement, and not just in his love of mandarin collared shirts. His longest running joke with his wife references the show and an excerpt from it was read at his wedding. He's taking a break from his usual silliness to run this game and is hoping to G'Quan it works.
He lives for the One, and would die for the One.
Game: Lost In Space
Game: Five Hunt Ghosts
Game: The Empty Throne of God
Game: LOVE LOVE LOVECRAFT!
Andrew started running games at Cons in the late 80s, and hasn't finished yet. He is a friend to the outré, the eldritch and the odd.
Greg Tannahill is an experienced writer of cathartic and/or comedic tabletop games. He has been running games at Pheno since 2011 and returns this year after a couple of years' break. His past games include the Triptych-featured The King In Winter, along with The Heist, Every Body Else, Begin Again, Sharkscraper!, Carol of the Bells, The Day Before the Dragon, and Five Queens.
Game: All Night Long
For the times when the writer's ambition exceeds their capacity for time travel and teleportation. When a freeform is just too big or there are more players than sessions. When that happens, GMs call in the cavalry.
Pheno thanks these heroic individuals!