It's a gamer law that games are better when their author runs them, like how the dice tend to disappoint at the worst time, or how every game is better with snacks. There are only two problems with how our gaming community executes on this fundamental rule:
1) Adventure Authors often aren't celebrated for the amount of enjoyment they bring our lives.
2) Conventions often do a poor job getting Adventure Authors together in one place so other gamers can enjoy their stories.
We work feverishly each year to bring you more Adventure Authors, running the content they wrote themselves for you. We don't just look for one type of author either - we bring together Adventurers League administrators, writers for Convention Created Content for Adventurers League, authors of adventures for other games such as Call of Cthulhu, designers of Escape Rooms, board game developers... As many quality creators of gaming content as we can pack into one weekend. More than you can possibly experience in one weekend.
As we can, we will populate and publicize these names. Until we can expand on all of them, peruse and enjoy this splat list. Try to schedule some of their games at the D8 Summit, because an opportunity like this only comes once per year.
It's like the Iron Chef of RPG authorship, and you can experience their content only at the D8 Summit Charity Convention. Two sets of adventures are offered in the Iron Author series this year, including CCC-DES-01-03 through -05 for levels 5-10, and CCC-DES-02-01 through -03 for levels 1-4.
Confirmed authors include:
Claire Hoffman, D&D Adventurers League Administrator, former Administrator for the Living Death Campaign
Rob Silva, Ennie winning author of D&D adventures
Mike Maenza, Ennie nominated author of both D&D and Call of Cthulhu games (among others)
Paige Leitman, author of multiple Adventurers League and CCC adventures for D&D, community leader on Facebook
Ben Heisler, author of multiple Adventurers League and CCC adventures for D&D, and Paige's everpresent +1
Ginny Loveday, author of multiple Adventurers League adventures for D&D, as well as a D&D Guild Adept
Fenway Jones, author of multiple Adventurers League adventures for D&D, as well as the found of Jaspers Game Day (a charity seeking to end teen suicide), and SHE IS WRITING FOR THE D8 SUMMIT THIS YEAR!!!
Aaron Jones, author of CCC adventures for D&D, and community organizer for eastern Michigan
Garrett Colon, author of a bazillion CCC adventures for D&D, and founding member of The Role Initiative (TRI)
Zombie Joe Alfano, author of numerous CCC adventures for D&D, and administrator for both Gary Con and Gamehole Con
Rachel Ventura, author of numerous card names and roleplaying games for children and adults, with numerous writing credits under her belt from multiple game companies, currently a business manager for Legendary Games and County Councilperson (congratulations on your election victory!)
Jessie Swinton, author of CCC adventures for D&D, and founder of Ziege Games in Howell MI as well as Ziege Con (the largest gaming convention in Michigan)
Eric Weberg, author of numerous CCC adventures for D&D, and organizer for numerous conventions, winner of the Iron Author competition
Alex Kurowski, winner of the Iron Author competition and new CCC author for the D8 Summit Charity Convention, founder of the "20 Sides of Every Story" live play vidcast
Rebecca Porter, winner of the Iron Author competition and new CCC author for the D8 Summit Charity Convention
Jason Pesch, winner of the Iron Author competition and new CCC author for the D8 Summit Charity Convention
Marcello de Velasquez, author of several CCC's for several Great Plains conventions
Jeremey Arnold, author of many CCC's for D&D, Epic DM for Baldman Games, and organizer for Who's Yer Con
J. Connor Self, author of many CCC's for D&D across multiple conventions, co-founder of the D8 Summit Charity Convention, administrator at too many gaming conventions to count, winner of the Iron Author competition
And more Adventure Authors to be announced, some pretty high profile...
With our regrets, we have to announce that Jay Africa, once invited to share games at our convention, will not be in attendance this year.