The People of Chattacon 

All guests of honor, panelists, performers, presenters, artists or any other individual who may present in some way at Chattacon are booked in good faith and we have their guarantee that they will appear when we announce they will be at the convention. However, unforeseen events (illness, family emergencies or production work) may cause a particular guest to cancel. 

Brian Cooksey

Brian Cooksey is an RPG editor and designer who has been role playing since 1982. Chattacon 12 in 1988 was his second convention ever and he has only missed two years in all that time. He is very active at conventions all over the Southeast so, if you think he looks familiar, you’re probably right.

He is the former gaming director and former chairman of Hypericon in Nashville, TN which means he has an impressive collection of black T-shirts and lanyards.

He has worked on the SagaBorn RPG system with Mike Bielaczyc and he has edited rules and supplements for many RPG companies including Accessible Games and House Dok productions. He was one of the hosts of the Play On Target podcast and is now a co-host of Armor Goes Clank, a podcast focused on games and pop culture.

He lives in Nashville with his wife Melissa Gay where he plays a lot of games on other people’s Twitch streams.

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Programming Sessions

Late Night Double Feature Picture Show

Join our young couple, Brad and Janet, as they encounter unconventional conventionists and colorful characters in a night they will never forget. Warning: singing and

Vision Ballroom C

The Arctic and the Aether

A survey of the cultural traditions and fairy tales of the Inuit, their environment and the very real monsters which dwell within the Arctic. Stanley

Vision Ballroom B

Culture, Mythology and Spirituality

Moderated by Brian Cooksey The panelists discuss how the study of cultures, myths and legends, and spiritualism of past civilizations plays a part in the

Vision Ballroom A


AGoH Melissa Gay asks the audience for key words and then makes a coherent painting out of all of those suggestions! Ongoing discussion will include