Who’s Who at Continuum 2016

Keary Birch

Finance Officer, RPG Czar


Keary has been playing roleplaying games since the late ‘70s which when you think about it is last millennium and has been attending conventions since then (his first one being Games Day when it was at the Horticultural Halls in Victoria, London). In keeping with this year’s theme of British talent Keary contributed to Cthulhu Britannica – King by Cubical 7, Zombies 2 (Zombie Corp(se)), and has had a number of articles in Valkyrie and The Whisperer. He was also one of the early members of the late and much lamented Kult of Keepers.

He has now moved from the “time but no money slot” in a gamer’s life to the “money but no time slot”. He is hoping to eventual make it to the “time and money slot”, but is not holding his breath.

Colin Driver

Timetable, Seminars and Events


Colin has been on the Continuum committee since 2004 but his passion for fantasy fiction goes back to his first reading of the Narnia series in the mid-60s. He’s also always been interested in painting and cartography, the latter of which he regularly provides seminars on at the convention. Recent works include “Mythic Britain” (The Design Mechanism), “King of Sartar” (Moon Design) and “The Coming Storm” (Chaosium). Other highlights include maps for Pete Nash’s Silver Ennie award winning “Rome” and being part of the Moon Design team on “The Guide to Glorantha”, winner of the 2015 “Diana Jones Award” and a silver Ennie in cartography. Colin’s contribution amounted to mapping all of Glorantha, which made the bulk of the “Argan Argar Atlas” and over 180 pages of maps and illustrations in the Guide itself.

He’s now retiring to pursue these interests full-time. Often jokingly discussing an old people’s home for RPG players, he’s now taking it into serious consideration…

Chris “Wolfe” Jones
Committee Chair, Freeform Tsar



Chris …


Julia Rawcliffe

Committee Secretary, Communications Officer, Nerd Herder


Julia is in fact German, but was hijacked (sort of) by the British convention scene around 1992, when she attended the first Convulsions convention at the impressionable age of 3. Many years and eleven conventions in Leicester later, she joined the Continuum Committee. She is now serving her third term as Continuum’s “People Person”, dealing with communications, rooming requests, complaints and the occasional whinge. At the con she can usually be found running errands somewhere between main hall, bar, committee room and amphitheatre or trying to ‘entertain’ the currently non-gaming troops with old war stories of other conventions ’til the small hours. She is also the less-fun half of the Gloranthan Singalong organising duo.

Despite being proudly counted as one of the Gloranthan tribe, Julia is up for playing or running any RPG system or setting at least once- if she could find the time. She also wins at boardgames and does horrifyingly badly in Freeforms (except when she writes them).

Alison Rider-Hill

University Liaison


Alison …




Simon Burley

Creator and co-author of Golden Heroes (1982) (Games Workshop 1984) – Superhero RPG
Author of:
Legacy of Eagles – Official Scenario for Golden Heroes
Squadron UK – British Superhero RPG
The Worst of British – Villains for SqUK
Squadron: X – hour, alien invasion, Superhero mashup RPG using the SqUK game engine
The Comics Code – lite Superhero RPG
The Code of the Spacelanes – lite Sci Fi RPG
The Code of Steam and Steel – lite Steampunk RPG
Founder editor of Superhero UK fanzine
Contributing Editor for Superheroes for White Dwarf Magazine

Scott Dorward

Line Editor for World War Cthulhu

Paul Fricker

Co-Author of Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition
Cthulhu Britannica – My Little Sister
Gatsby and the Great Race

Mark Galeotti

Eurosource (Cyberpunk, 1991)
Among The Dead (Dark Conspiracy, 1992 – with Loren K. Wiseman)
Eurotour (Cyberpunk, 1993)
UW1: Tarsh in Flames (Heroquest, 2001 – with Simon Bray)
UW2: The Thieves’ Arm (Heroquest, 2002 – with Simon Bray and friends)
Hero’s Book (Heroquest, 2003)
UW4: Sons of Kargzant (Heroquest – with Wesley Quadros and friends)
Imperial Lunar Hardbooks 1 and 2 (Heroquest, 2005 and 2006 – with Martin Laurie and Wesley Quadros)
Champions of the Reaching Moon (Heroquest, 2007 – edited)
Mythic Russia (Mythic Russia/Heroquest, 2006)
1510 (Wordplay, coming soon)
Former Acquisitions Editor for Issaries
Half of the Unspoken Word partnership with Simon Bray


Marcus Rowland

  • RPGs
    • Forgotten Futures (shareware release 1993 onwards)
      • Arcane Presents Forgotten Futures
      • Forgotten Futures
    • Diana: Warrior Princess
    • The Original Flatland Role Playing Game
  • Game Modules
    • Queen Victoria and the Holy Grail  – Golden Heroes
    • Trail of the Loathesome Slime – Call of Cthulhu
    • Nightmare in Norway – Call of Cthulhu
    • Do Troubleshooters Dream of Electric Sheep? – Paranoia (2nd Edition)
    • Judgement Day – Judge Dredd
    • Canal Priests of MarsSpace 1889
      • Expanded as The Complete Canal Priests Of Mars
    • Log of the AstronefForgotten Futures
    • Elvis: The Legendary Tours (For Diana: Warrior Princess)
  • Other works
    • Into the Detectives Casebook – card game
    • (ed) Stories of Other Worlds and A Honeymoon in Space by George Griffith
    • (ed) Tsar Wars Episode One: Angel of the Revolution by George Griffith
    • (ed) Tsar Wars Episode Two: Syren of the Skies by George Griffith
  • Contributions
    • The Judge Dredd Companion (Judge Dredd)
    • The Great Old Ones (Call of Cthulhu)
    • Blood Brothers (Call of Cthulhu)
    • Fearful Passages (Call of Cthulhu)
    • Blood Brothers 2 (Call of Cthulhu)

 Matt Sanderson

Call of Cthulhu: 7th Edition Keepers Rulebook (Contributor)
Call of Cthulhu: Nameless Horrors (Contributor)
Trail of Cthulhu: Mythos Expeditions (Contributor)
World War Cthulhu: Europe Ablaze (Contributor)
World War Cthulhu: London (Contributor)
Fear Itself: The Seventh Circle
The Esoterrorists: The Love of Money
The Esoterrorists: Worm of Sixty Winters (Contributor)
Vampire the Masquerade: The Hunters Hunted II (Contributor)
Vampire the Masquerade: Anarchs Unbound (Contributor)
Vampire the Masquerade: Rites of the Blood (Contributor)