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Andrew Long is a former award-winning journalist for the Arizona Republic and the East Valley Tribune. At the Republic, he was the senior news artist in charge of the front page. He also taught new media and data journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. DISCLOSURE: Andrew owns Spiel Pro and Arizona Game Fair.



Monica Innis
Monica Innis is an artist, writer, wife and mother of two. When she is not writing, she spends her time working as a personal assistant and volunteering for the Life Center for Independent Living, a local moms’ group, and her neighborhood Home Owners’ Association. When she has free time, she enjoys gaming, reading, and many different creative endeavors.


AnnaMaria Jackson-Phelps
Jackson-Phelps is an avid board, video, and role playing gamer residing in the Washington DC metro area. She is the social media manager for Pencil First games and writes for Board Game Quest and Girls Game Shelf. She has also appeared on a number of podcasts to talk about accessibility and inclusivity in gaming. When not rolling dice or pushing minis around, AnnaMaria can be found seeking out the best tacos in the Capitol.