2024 D8 Summit Charity Convention


Every year, D8 Summit Charities invites industry insiders together to share in our shared passion for games and community. These three splendid professionals will be attending the 2024 D8 Summit Charity Convention. Look to meet them, bring copies of their games to have signed, and even get a spot their games!

Michael Dismuke


Michael Dismuke is a prolific creator hailing from the SF Bay Area, celebrated for his significant contributions to the Star Trek Adventures RPG, with sixteen published works to his name, including being the lead writer on Captain's Log Solo RPG. As a blogger and podcaster, Michael delves deep into the TTRPG space, championing inclusion and striving to attract a broader audience to the genre. His mixed African-American and French-Canadian heritage fuels his passion for fostering diversity within the RPG and sci-fi domains, aiming to pave the way for more varied voices. In 2011, Michael ventured into self-publishing with the release of his Gamemasters manga, earning a spot on the San Diego Comic Con's Comic Connection panel.


Matt Forbeck


Matt Forbeck is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author and game designer with over thirty-five novels and countless games published to date. His projects have won a Peabody Award, a Scribe Award, and numerous ENnies and Origins Awards. He is also the president of the Diana Jones Award Foundation, which celebrates excellence in gaming.

His latest work includes the Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game, Hard West 2, Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus, Minecraft Legends: Return of the Piglins, and the Shotguns & Sorcery 5E Sourcebook based on his novels. He is the father of five, including a set of quadruplets.


William Tramp


This Effin' GM, also known as Will Tramp, was born and raised in the Kansas City area. He has an amazing wife, three kids, a dog, and an obsession with games that his doctor calls "borderline unhealthy, maybe stop actually eating the books". He loves crafting terrain, making videos, and being a Game Master for his phenomenal group of friends. He also used to be a professional comedian, but he doesn't talk about that anymore except when he writes Bios or speaks to literally anyone.

You can find him on Twitter, Youtube, Tiktok, and Etsy.