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Organizing Committee


Discord avatar for Andros

I'm an elfae (or faelf, as I sometimes style myself) who Awoke in 2007 and has been hanging around the otherkin community since 2009. I was part of the Darkfang collective, and inherited the mostly defunct Darkfang Cabal forum. Besides my involvement in the otherkin community, I was also head of Operations for a small sci-fi and fantasy convention for several years in the 2000s, and I helped run a small makerspace in the early 2010s.

These days, I work in technical support at an obscure IT megacorp. When I'm not doing that, I spend most of my time streaming video games, playing tabletop RPGs, 3D printing widgets, or coaxing computing devices large and small into doing my bidding.


Discord avatar for Arethinn

I'm a sidhe-and-sometimes-dragon who has been kicking around in the otherkin community since 1998. I ran the now-defunct (or at least indefinite-hiatus) physical gather MythiCalia in California for four years between 2005-2010, organize the monthly San Francisco Bay Otherkin Meetup which has been running since 2011 (albeit online at present), and apparently I refuse to be put off from the idea of there being gathers. I work in a library where I force MARC data into submission.


Discord avatar for Celebron

I am mostly a two-legged point-ear of some variety, details fuzzy, with some kind of shifting nonsense going on. Often involving wings. I've been lurking around the community for over two decades now, with occasional forays into *gasp* actually interacting with people. In Real Lifeā„¢, I'm a software developer going back to school for a change. Oh, and I hate writing about myself.



Discord avatar for Tennavan

I am a Listari Elf and Storm Fae who has been around the community since 1999. In the last two decades, I have helped run many different entertainment groups in a variety of formats. Some of these groups include a regional renaissance faire and a Neo-Burlesque troupe. My hobbies mostly involve some form of performance based art - theater, dance, motion pictures, role playing games, etc. I also do side projects involving technology infrastructure. To pay the bills, I am the chief cat herder and designated adult for select public sector projects involving technology and technology accessories.

Other Staff


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I'm a digital artist, a pagan (solo and eclectic), and I play too much FFXIV. I also have ADHD and fibromyalgia among other things. I'm likely on the spectrum but good luck getting that differential diagnosis at my age! I ran Mythcord (an older mythical Otherkin Discord server) until I realized I have so little in common with the current Otherkin community that I didn't feel great about leading a space for it; I'm definitely fae, but I don't really use the term Otherkin in particular as a signifier anymore.


Discord avatar for Phe


I'm a fashion designer and autistic. Please be patient with me.



Discord avatar for Syleniel

I've been exploring my elven inner self and how to work adulting since a bit before my Awakening in 1988. I've attended and hosted gatherings (Dancing the Endless Dream) in years past. I believe in an open mind armed with critical thinking sprinkled with magic. In mundania I test software and write automated tests so I can feed my 2 cats and keep up my computer and gaming habits.



Discord avatar for Thorne

I'm a digital artist, world explorer, faerie goblin Taoist hedgewitch dirt worshipping tree hugger with Zen Buddhist tendencies. I have an affinity for dragons, frogs, mermaids, snails, shiny rocks and rocks that are not shiny, seashells, the sea in general and islands in particular, and playing in the dirt. I collect many.... things.


Last updated: 2/25/2021