Bill Coberly started the Ontological Geek in August of 2010 with various high-falutin’ intentions, and has learned a lot about games and games-criticism in the interim. He is located in Savannah, GA, where he lives with his wonderful wife Erin and writes about anything which sits still long enough. His undergraduate degrees in philosophy give him just enough academic knowledge to get him into a great deal of trouble. In addition to writing for The Ontological Geek, he also writes for Nightmare Mode, and has contributed to Ctrl+Alt+Defeat, Five Out of Ten, and Gamechurch as well. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or on Twitter @BillCoberly.
Joel has a Master’s of Arts in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and lives in Denver. He has edited for the University of Denver’s Foothills Journal and done technical writing for the University of Colorado. Favorite things include Heraclitean fire, EA’s FIFA series, and Bill Coberly’s voice.
Tom Dawson dwells in the town of Winchester, in Southern England. He is by day an accountant, by night a cross-dressing vampire hunter who generally forgets the vampire hunting and just stays home to play games. Holding a particular passion for sprawling RPGs, he has put more time into the output of BioWare and Bethesda than is healthy. He’d die a happy man if someone would agree to pay him for his rambling and inane video game commentary.
Hannah has been a gamer far longer than she has known how to read, which makes it somewhat frustrating, given that she no longer remembers the names of some of the games she grew up playing. Always one generation behind in the console race, Hannah is now the proud owner of a decent gaming PC, and is gleefully making up for as much lost time as her hardware and part-time job will allow. She also sees fit to inform you that she is a male-to-female transsexual individual. Hannah’s gaming career boasts triumphing over Ninja Gaiden for the XBOX (before the implementation of the silly ribbon that makes the game actually playable), and she is willing to kick your ass in any fighting game you’d care to mention (although her favorite is Guilty Gear X) when she is not playing some RPG or other. Other nerdly pursuits include theatre, writing, writing for theatre, good writing, film, and LGBT activism. Follow her on Twitter @nuhalph!
Aaron Gotzon is an actor, restaurant manager, and general bohemian currently based in the St. Louis metro area. A graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, MO, Aaron’s long and tenderly passionate relationship with videogames began with Tiny Toon Adventures on a borrowed Game Boy Pocket. Later on, Chrono Trigger sealed the deal for life (so far). Follow him on Twitter at @AP_Gotzon.
Jim Ralph currently resides in sunny Winchester, England. He has recently completed an MA in Contemporary Literature and spends his days watching ideas like ‘Do a PhD’, ‘Get a better job’ and ‘Go to the pub until the voices fade’ battle for his attention. He is often accused of over-thinking things but, frankly, cannot see how that’s even possible. He’d love to hear from you, personally, with any thoughts on his writing or lucrative job offers. Methods of contact include email firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter @somekindofjim or a note stapled to a carrier pigeon’s face.
Oscar Strik is a PhD researcher in historical linguistics, living in the Netherlands. He’d love to travel back in time to have tea with a bunch of vikings. He thinks language is super-cool, but is a cultural historian at heart, and would go crazy if he couldn’t also spend time reading and writing about music, games, religion, etc. He can be reached on twitter @qwallath.