Ryan would claim to be a tinker, a tailor, a soldier, and a spy, but in truth he couldn’t hem a pair of pants. He developed his interest in storytelling as a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy, where he discovered theater as part of the Academy’s Bluebard’s Theater Troupe. His live action career has taken him from California to New York, producing over two dozen events in four states, as well as running events for hundreds (and one time, thousands) of people. Outside of LARP, Ryan is a pilot with over 1,500 hours over Iraq and Afghanistan, and a member of the Board of Trustees of both the Barrow Group and the Falcon Theater Program. He also has a teenager who wants to be a writer one day, or so their Instagram says.
Betsy Isaacson used to write things that were not LARPs for places like Newsweek but that was less fun. In her spare time, she reads a lot, goes on road trips in cars she doesn’t own, occasionally interviews squatters, and helps run a LARPing after-school program for students at Booker T. Washington MS54. She is a terrible snob about writing, but is otherwise nice, or so she’s been told. She can be summoned to run games at your house by putting a bowl of coffee with cream out on the windowsill at half past midnight during the night of a waxing moon.
Jay became a game designer to tell stories, connect people, and make their business partner jealous by consistently being the best-looking person in the room. In addition to 10 years of live action experience, Jay brings a number of skills to Sinking Ship Creations, including training in dance, theater, martial arts, and fight choreography. Their work has been displayed at both Dragon Con and New York Comic Con, and they have worked as a professional Parkour instructor. Jay lives in Manhattan, and with their spouse is raising the winner of the 2054 Presidential election.