About the Hosts
Ryan Omega has been LARPing since 2000, originally playing Vampire The Masquerade in the One World by Night network of chronicles. He has been Assistant Storyteller for the Oakland/Berkeley chronicle: Wasting the Dawn, Head Storyteller for the San Francisco chronicle: Always Comes Evening and helped found the Los Angeles chronicle: La Sangre de Los Angeles which continues to run today. In 2009, he was introduced into boffer LARPs with Dying Kingdoms and plays regularly in the games Rendalir Remembered, La Sangre, and Twin Mask where he previously played the PC ruler of that game.
Omega has been mostly a producer or production manager in the past, including producing, writing, and performing for the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade, producing the musical stage productions of "Killing Your Boss" and "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari", producing the Neon Genesis Evangelion 20th Anniversary Celebration and Cowboy Bebop Jazz Concert for Anime Expo, running the stage on Celebrity ChariD20 on the Geek & Sundry channel, and serving as Production Coordinator and Stage Manager for the Chinese television show "The Best," which included their Star Wars Special. Most recently, he is appearing on camera for the Maze Arcana shows "Anesidora" playing the character, Dalexo, and on the Dungeons & Dragon's show "Fury's Fate" playing Imporo, the Prodigal Son of Chult. Omega's LARP experience in roleplaying and performing was a consideration in being cast for both shows.
Cynthia Marie may be relatively new to LARP but she is no stranger to the immersive and performing arts. She brings to the podcast her deep and broad experience as a director, choreographer, dancer, and cosplayer for various events in the Los Angeles area, including the internationally famous Sypher Arts Studio's Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade. With a BFA from California Institute of the Arts, she has made visual performance a key part of her life, contributing to events from such companies Dark Tide Productions, Astra Dance, and the Wandering Marionettes, in addition to many costumed appearances as various DC Comics heroines and Disney princesses featured on Cartoon Network, CNN, and G4. Her experiences have given her the love for character work that prepared her for this next adventure.
Her introduction to the LARP community was her appearance as a vampire in By Night Studio's promotional video for the Mind's Eye Theatre: Vampire The Masquerade crowdfunding campaign, and she knew from that moment that this would be a whole new world she wanted to explore. Cynthia's LARP debut was at Las Vegas by Night, a World of Darkness fan convention, where she made lasting positive memories and friendships. Now she combines her exploration of LARP with her knowledge of the performing arts to bring a fresh perspective that she hopes will inspire new players who are curious about the LARP world, as well as help veterans who may not yet be thinking about LARP in terms of new player experience.
Kai Norman is a Sfx artist and costumer living in Los Angeles,
If he were a class from dnd, he would be a bard.
He was raised on 2nd ed dnd and magic the gathering, and never really kicked the habit.
His first larp experience was a local home brew by the university of east Anglia’s games society.
He went on to try various WoD games and Lorien Trust before moving to the US.
Currently he plays Dystopia Rising and Twin Mask in Southern California, and hopes to start his own larp in the future, using the variety of Sfx experience he’s gained from years in the new media and movie industry.
His Instagram/Twitter is YoKaiProps and his favorite video game is Monster Hunter on ps4 as GrimKommissar