Who’s Who at Continuum

Keary Birch

Finance Officer, RPG Czar

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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

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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
Freeform Tsar

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Julia Rawcliffe

Committee Chair, Communications Officer, Nerd Herder

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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

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