'Papa Razzo' David Chapman

A photographer, entertainer, and gentleman adventurer, 'Papa Razzo' David Chapman is our founder, and Grand Poobah of Geek, here in the Rat Hole.

His photos have been published worldwide, including by Archie Comics, On Spec Magazine, and numerous pro wrestling magazines. In his "spare" time he enjoys radio drama, playing quidditch (yes, really), and occasionally being a lake monster.

You can find more of David's reviews at Geek-o-Rama and his photos at Papa Razzo's Photo Library on Facebook.

Brent Jans

Brent Jans

The Renaissance Gamer

[read all his columns here]

Brent is a tabletop gaming geek who's getting older, smarter (fingers crossed!), and has a desire to give and gain wisdom to and from the wider gaming community. He played his first D&D game in 1980 and never looked back. He's a lifer who fought The THAC0 Wars so you don’t have to. He thinks everyone has a space at the table, and has a low tolerance for gatekeeping douchebaggery; this is your only warning.

He is a regular blogger at Renaissance Gamer, where he talks more about his own games and campaigns, as well as gaming around Edmonton, AB. He also works as a freelance editor, with a focus on fiction and tabletop gaming material. If you’re looking for one of those, you can reach him through his “Need an Editor?” page on his website. If you Twitter he's @DorkLordCanada, feel free to tweet at him there.


Debra Savage

Debra Savage

Debra Savage has been a geek for a very long time. She still misses the vintage board games from her childhood, when she frequently lost at Scrabble to her older brother and invented House Rules with her sister. She has been a member of The USS Bonaventure, one of Edmonton’s oldest Science Fiction Societies, for decades, and can’t remember the year of her first convention. Her first love is reading and she honed her writing skills on weekly online fanfic challenges in the early 2000s.

[photo by Kaye Ly @MoonSky Photography]
Jaymz Smith

Jaymz Smith

Bio coming soon

Trish Koning

Trish Koning

Blue Nose, Green Lantern

[read all of her reviews here]

Born in Nova Scotia, this transplanted Blue Noser has called Alberta home since 2007. Trish Koning is a mother of two and when she isn’t wrangling her own kids, she works full time as a middle school humanities teacher. An avid nerd Trish enjoys all aspects of geek culture from Cosplay to Dungeons and Dragons.

You can follow her adventures on Instagram at AtakCosplay.


Tony Lawhorne

The Token American

[read all his reviews here]

Tony Lawhorne discovered the hobby in 2014 & quickly became addicted to it. He plays all sorts of board games, from party games to brain-burners but his heart belongs to the mid-to-heavy Euro game. He plays as often as possible & loves trying new games, much to the chagrin of his family & friends. As far as his real life, he's married with 3 adult children & runs a marketing company, Lawhorne Design LLC.

Megan Crowe

Megan Crowe

Megan Crowe is a lover of board games, a teacher of small humans, and a Christmas fiend. She enjoys curling up with her cat, husband, a book and a tea, but equally enjoys crushing opponents on the quidditch pitch.

Kaitlin Samuel

Kaitlin Samuel

Kaitlin has had a love for writing since she was a child. Her love of board games soon followed in her teen years. She didn’t realize the depth of the board game world until she was an adult but quickly fell in love. Her board game collection is close to 200+ and she cannot wait to start reviewing them all. In her spare time Kaitlin plays bass guitar and is an avid reader. She has been enjoying board games that are single player or have single player options during the pandemic. Some solo favourites are any of the Tiny Epic series or Sagrada.

[photo by Papa Razzo's Photo Library]

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