Interview with a ConTessa GM: Danielle Lewon

In this series, we’ve asked the women who ran events to talk to us about the whole experience so you can get an inside view of what it’s like to run at ConTessa! Danielle Lewon ran Primetime Adventures for us during our Spring Break in May.

Say hi, and tell everyone a little about yourself and what you did at ConTessa.

Hello, my name is Danielle Lewon and I self published the game Kagematsu. For ConTessa, I did decided to run one of my favorite games, Matt Wilson's Primetime Adventures.


How did you choose those events?

Matt recently ran a successful Kickstarter for a new edition of the game. He asked a few people to write to scenarios have as stretch goals. I wrote one for the Kickstarter and I wanted to test it out. ConTessa gave me a great platform to try out the scenario.


What was the best part?

I would have to say the handler was really great for me, really helping me find the tools to set up a hang out to be viewed later. I had never set one up like that before and I felt very comfortable asking questions of the person who was my contact.


If you had ultimate power (muahahaha), what would you change for the next ConTessa?

This was my first time that I could participate in ConTessa, and I thought it was well executed.


Why is ConTessa important to you?

I don't have as many opportunities to attend conventions these days, so ConTessa is a great source to play games, and meet people that I wouldn't have met any other way.

You can watch Danielle's game here:

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