Directors

Chris Klimas

chrisklimas.com@klembot

Chris Klimas created Twine, an open-source tool for interactive text-based storytelling, in 2009 and continues to lead the project. He's also the author of several IF works, including the award-winning Blue Chairs, and is a principal at Unmapped Path.

Flourish Klink

flourishklink.com@Flourish

Flourish Klink is a fanfiction writer with an abiding interest in interactive fiction, interactive fanfic, and interactive fiction fanfic. Her recent IF work includes Muggle Studies (2012 XYZZY Awards, Best Supplemental Materials). She is also a partner at Chaotic Good Studios, a franchise-focused content company.

Jason McIntosh

jmac.org@JmacDotOrg

Jason McIntosh has been an active game creator, critic, and consultant since the late 1990s. His recent IF work includes The Warbler's Nest (2010 XYZZY Awards, Best Story) and the multiplayer experiment Barbetween. Jason has acted as principal organizer of the Annual Interactive Fiction Competition since 2014.

Judith Pintar

judithpintar.com@JudithPintar

Judith Pintar directs the Electronic Literatures & Literacies Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been a game author and teacher of IF since her AGT game, CosmoServe, was released as Shareware in the early 1990s. She is committed to extending the use of IF languages and platforms into educational and public spaces, and as a tool for digital inclusion.

Andrew Plotkin

eblong.com@zarfeblong

Andrew Plotkin was put in front of a Colossal Cave terminal at the age of eight; the experience stuck. He has been writing influential IF games, tools, and reviews since the 20th century. Currently he helps maintain the IF Archive and the Glulx IF platform.

Advisory Board

Jacqueline Ashwell (IntroComp, ClubFloyd)
Liz England (Ubisoft Toronto)
Dan Fabulich (Choice Of Games)
Jon Ingold (Inkle Studios)
Max Gladstone (independent)

Alexis Kennedy (independent)
Nick Montfort (MIT)
Brian Moriarty (WPI)
Jim Munroe (Hand Eye Society)
Maddy Myers (Deadspin, Kotaku)

Michael J. Roberts (TADS, IFDB)
Emily Short (Spirit AI)
Dietrich Squinkifer (independent)
Kent Tessman (Hugo)
Carolyn VanEseltine (IFTF co-founder, independent)