Special Guests

Meet our special guests that will be attending the convention. Our VIP attendees will be able to attend a private reception with our special guests on Saturday evening. Keep an eye on this page as we will continue to update it as we get closer to the event!


Mikey Mason

Today his profession is creating art and music with geeky themes. His performances are fueled by his passions and sharpened by long years of experience as a stand-up comedian. He’s performed at theaters, bars, comedy clubs, casinos, colleges, festivals, and conventions across the US, hosted podcasts, exhibited at art shows, created a coloring book, and more, continually expanding his horizons as to what his next project will be.

Mikey’s Schedule


Shawn Merwin

Shawn Merwin is an RPG writer and editor. He began his career as an administrator and contributor to countless organized play programs (Living Greyhawk, Living Forgotten Realms, D&D Adventurers League, Xen’drik Expeditions, Ashes of Athas, etc.). He has worked as a freelancer for Wizards of the Coast on numerous books, magazine articles, and adventures. He is currently the Resource Manager for the Eberron: Oracle of War Adventurers League campaign.
Shawn also designs and edits projects for Encoded Designs, which include the Dungeon World adventure Dangerous Space Jail and the Fate Core system Part-Time Gods of Fate. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has taught creative writing at the college and post-graduate level.

Shawn’s Schedule


Michael R. Underwood

Speculative Fictionero

From sci-fi to fantasy, Michael R. Underwood has turned his talents and passions into over a dozen books. Since publishing Geekomancy in 2012 he has gone on to write sci-fi novellas, supernatural thrillers, and more than a few fantasy novels. His Genrenauts novellas were an r/fantasy “Stabby” Award finalist for Best Serialized Fiction.
Now living in Baltimore with his wife and their dog Oreo, he continues to write, read, and play games! His presentation on better worldbuilding at BFG last year was fantastic, and we’re excited to have him back as a special guest for BFG 2020!

Michael’s Schedule