Public Relations

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NEAL HALLFORD

SHOWRUNNER / SERIES EDITOR / WRITER

In 1984, Neal Hallford wrote, produced, and directed the first episode of the original run of Uncharted Regions when he was only 17 years old. Despite a subsequent 27 year career as a award-winning narrative designer for the computer gaming industry (Betrayal at Krondor, Dungeon Siege, Champions of Norrath) and a further 10 years experience as a indie film producer, Neal still considers audio drama his favorite storytelling medium.   

HARIS ORKIN

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER

Haris Orkin is a writer and producer with many award-winning productions to his credit including two original screenplays produced by Disney, plays staged at prestigious theaters all around the U.S., and a number of successful computer-gaming titles including Call of Juarez and Tom Clancy's The Division. Haris is currently a partner in Double RR Studios and Production where he casts and directs VO for animation,video games, and audio dramas.

JIMMY DIGGS

WRITER

Jimmy Diggs bootstrapped his way into the world of screenwriting while working as an actor, eventually landing a writing internship with Star Trek producer Jeri Taylor. He would go on to contribute seven stories to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager -- more episodes than any other freelance writer in the 40+ year history of the legendary sci-fi franchise. Jimmy owns and operates his own production company, House of Diggs Productions.

NANCY HOLDER

WRITER

Nancy Holder is the author of several novels (Dead In the Water, the Wicked series), and a four-time winner of the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in horror writing. She's also well known for her work as a highly sought after movie and television tie-in writer, and authored the official novelizations for Crimson Peak, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Wonder Woman. She occasionally teaches courses in writing at UCSD.

ALISON WINTER

WRITER

Alison Winter was writing award-winning audio dramas as a teenager, and has remained a passionate writer, producer, and performer. In 2005, she produced her first stage play, The Conversation, at Teatro Technis, and in 2010 her comedic web series Divine White's Introduction to Hollywood was nominated for the LA Comedy Awards after just 2 episodes. She continues to collaborate on multiple projects in London and Los Angeles.

JANA HALLFORD

SERIES EDITOR / WRITER

Jana Hallford has been an arts and entertainment reporter for the La Jolla Light newspaper, a research contributor to the SciFi Channel, co-author of the book Swords & Circuitry Studios: A Designer's Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games, co-producer of the award-winning horror short The Case of Evil, and co-founder and Executive Producer of Swords & Circuitry Studios -- the production company behind Uncharted Regions.  

GEOFFREY THORNE

WRITER

Geoffrey Thorne is a master of multiple genres. He's been a writer for USA network's Law & Order: Criminal Intent, multiple episodes of the Ben 10 franchise,was a writer and producer on both TNT's Leverage and The Librarians, and was recently tapped to be the showrunner for the upcoming Marvel's Black Panther animated series.  He also co-created an audio drama series, Phantom Canyon, from Pendant Productions 

MARC LAIDLAW

WRITER

Marc Laidlaw began his writing career while working a secretary, authoring short fiction and novels (Dad's Nuke) until he and the computer gaming industry found each other. In 1997 he joined Valve Software where he helped write and design the landmark game Half-Life and its sequels. He later went on to spend 4 years as the lead writer on DOTA 2,. His short fiction continues to appear in top-rated science fiction, fantasy, and horror publications.

HANNIBAL TABU

WRITER

Hannibal Tabu has been a journalist and author for more than 20 years, with a spectrum of credits including Vibe, MTV Online, and editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Herald-Dispatch newspaper group. He's the author of the novels The Crown: Ascension and Faraway, and was the winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt. Currently Hannibal is the co-owner and editor-in-chief of the black geek channel Komplicated at the Good Men Project.

E.M. KNOWLES

WRITER

E.M. Knowles is an author, playwright, and a narrative designer for the computer gaming industry with a deep passion for cerebral stories of the macabre. She's the author of four novels including the troubling Civil War-era Diary of Mimosa Creek and her 2013 NaNoWriMo award-winning book, Iona. In 2016, E.M. landed her first gaming gig and is working as part of the writing staff of the sci-fi MMO, Tau Station