Featured Guests of Meeplestock 2018

Rob Wieland

An author, game designer and professional nerd noted for his work on Shadowrun, Star Wars, Star Trek and Firefly RPGs. Creator of CAMELOT Trigger, Mafia Century, Encore, Save Game and Girls’ Heist Out. His online presence includes multiple game blogs, interviews and articles for Geek & Sundry, Milwaukee Record and Onion AV Club. He lives in scenic Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and daughter, who have many skills much more useful for the zombie apocalypse.

Bill Bodden

Bill has been writing professionally since 2002. Specializing in writing for tabletop role-playing games, Bill has also written articles for Geek Monthly, Madison Magazine, and Brava. Bill has worked on tabletop roleplaying books for GURPS, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Mutants & Masterminds, Leverage, AMP: Year One, Achtung! Cthulhu, Chill, Firefly, Vampire the Masquerade, and Pugmire.

Bill’s fiction has appeared in Games Unplugged magazine, and in the anthologies Haunted: Eleven Tales of Ghostly Horror by Flames Rising Press, and Sidekicks! by Alliteration Ink.

When not playing or designing games, Bill enjoys baseball, Pokemon Go, Steampunk, and travel. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife, and with piles of books, games, and miniatures.


Zipwhaa Games Inc.

Zipwhaa Games, founded in 2000 by Dave and Tamara Cook and Don Moffett resides in Sun Prairie, WI.  They are known for their Origins Award nominated game Management Material – General Office, its sequel, Management Material – Information Technology and Heebie Jeebies.  The extended history of Zipwhaa games can be read here.


Shire of Falcon’s Keep

The Shire of Falcon’s Keep is a local branch of the SCA. The SCA (Society of Creative Anachronism) is an organization dedicated to recreating history, specifically before 1600.  We do this when members choose a certain time period and learn how people at that time would dress, eat, work, play, and fight.   By learning this, we learn living history, rather than dry words and dates. The best part: we have fun doing it! We are always looking for new people to share in the fun.   Stop by our display table and talk to us about what we do. We are always willing to talk about ourselves. You might even see some of us swing a few things at each other- all in fun, of course!

Last Hope is a live action role play (LARP) that is hosted at locations throughout south central Wisconsin with one goal in mind; to bring role players together with immersive, high quality and rich events with rules that are simple enough for anyone to learn and involved enough for veteran players.

Whether you are experienced at LARPs or brand new Last Hope will have something for you.