Kahlief was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As an avid technophile and lover of all things video games. He set his career path in the direction of a life making games until he found out his arch nemesis, “Math,” had other plans in store. So instead of making the next Tetris he found himself writing and talking about games on his website The Spawn Point Blog and Spawn On Me.
Cicero a lifelong gamer who parlayed his love for all things tech into a 20 plus year career in Systems Administration. This Bronx-born, Long Island-raised eccentric truly marches to the beat of his own drum. A former thespian, Cicero is also credited (by him) for inventing the phrase & motion of ‘popping one’s collar’. You can find Cicero every week yelling about why Chicago’s pizza is not as good as New York’s.
Shareef has been obsessed with technology ever since he was a child, disassembling remote controls and driving his parents crazy. His views on science and technology have been featured on sources such as NPR, Scientific American, NASA TV, and This Week in Blackness. Check our his work under the #ScienceLooksGood and #GamingLooksGood on social media.
Tanya is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago. She’s the newest addition to the Spawn on Me podcast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX as well as programming coordinator for OrcaCon; and often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at conventions. Her writing appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Vice Gaming, Waypoint, Wiscon Chronicles, Paste Games and other publications.