THE ENNIE Awards are pleased to announce the co-hosts for the 2022 ENNIE Awards Mike Pondsmith and Cody Pondsmith! Assisting Mike and Cody will be special guest presenters Cat Tobin, Mark Diaz Truman and Ricardo Evangelho!
The awards will take place on Friday, August 5th at 8 P.M. EST at Gen Con in the Crown Plaza Union Station Grand Hall. It can also be watched live via the ENNIE Award YouTube channel.
Appearing as a Mild Mannered Game Designer, Mike Pondsmith is in reality a Time Lord from the Far Future, here to warn all of us of a reality involving Giant Robots, cyber-enhanced Boostergangers, and an Invasion of Teenagers From Outer Space. When not involved in his day job of Saving The Future of Humanity, he can also be found in the nearest gravel pit, digging up million year old dead things with waaaay too many teeth and claws. He calls this relaxation.
Cody Pondsmith joined R. Talsorian Games years ago, entering in the deep dark depth of the mail room and working his way up from the bottom all the way to the prestigious position of General Manager. Tutored by his father, Mike Pondsmith, Cody was well prepared to take on the task of heading the Witcher TRPG, a project he’s sunk his very heart into! So, if there’s blood in your book, that’s why.
Cat Tobin is the Managing Director and co-owner of Pelgrane Press. An Irish native, she has been heavily involved with the roleplaying community in Ireland and the UK since the late 1990s, doing everything from writing and design, to marketing, finance, and convention organisation. She likes coffee, hates mornings, and her favourite vegetable is the potato. Cat tweets from @CatTHM.
Mark Diaz Truman
Mark Diaz Truman is the ENnie award-winning co-founder of Magpie Games, a co-founder of the Indie Game Development Network, the designer of Urban Shadows, Cartel, and Our Last Best Hope, the co-designer of Wizard Kittens, Zombie World, Root: The Roleplaying Game, and Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Games. Since 2011, Mark has led tabletop game projects that raised over $12 million on Kickstarter, and he has served as the developmental editor of many award-winning roleplaying games, including Firefly, 7th Sea: 2nd Ed, Masks: A New Generation, and Bluebeard’s Bride.
Ricardo Evangelho, the founder of Hit Point Press, creates games and accessories from the Canadian wonderland of Ottawa, Ontario. This multi-ENNIE award winning company is one of Ottawa’s fastest growing businesses. Ricardo has led multiple successful Kickstarter campaigns and created Humblewood, the Big Bad Booklet series, The Deck of Many and Animated Spells.