The editorial team is excited to announce our two new interns, Austin Bridges and Kate Sprague.
Greetings! Austin Bridges here, your brand new editorial intern for the winter. I'm incredibly excited to join the team and get to know all of you, so allow me to kick things off with a personal introduction.
I graduated from Western Washington University in 2012 with a Theatre/Playwriting major and a minor in German. After college I wrote for The Cheezburger Network's The Daily What Geek news blog, and more recently spent the last year at Amazon working for the Kindle Direct Publishing and Kindle Worlds platforms. Outside of work, I spend my time reading comics, playing tabletop and PC games, going on podcast binges, writing sketches, and listening to mashups with the theme music from Space Jam. Currently, I'm crafting seasonal adult beverages and developing a radio play about mermaids. In the near future, I'd like to move to Los Angeles to pursue television writing. Or honestly just whoever will hire me to write.
I'm well acquainted with other tabletop roleplaying games, but only recently discovered Paizo and Pathfinder through the release of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. I got hooked pretty quickly, and now I'm happily crash-coursing all that Golarion has to offer. Please be gentle! I'm just a sunken-eyed, bearded child scampering around the Paizo office eating crusts, but I can't wait to get started and begin currying your favor!
And here's Kate:
Hello, my name is Kate Sprague. I am currently a student at Bellevue College, studying Digital Media Arts. I'm particularly interested in game design, and have pursued this internship due to my enduring love of tabletop roleplaying games.
I started playing Pathfinder a little over two years ago with a group at our local game store. Not long after that, my husband and I found our way to a weekly Pathfinder Society meetup in Redmond. Our early experiences with Pathfinder led us to assemble a weekly home game. Currently, we are following the Kingmaker Adventure Path through the River Kingdoms.
My most played class is hands down the Druid. Currently, I have five pathfinder society Druids. My favorite is Dr. Chrysanthemum Moonbeam; an elderly aasimar practitioner of gnomeopathy whose day job is representing the ‘Make a Limited Wish Foundation.' Her animal companion, Tasha, is a sabertooth tiger who unfortunately suffers from a terminal case of gigantism.
I'm looking forward to contributing here at Paizo, and will work tirelessly towards making the Druid class not only a good choice, but a mandatory one.
Austin and Kate will be helping us out for the next few months, so please feel free to say hi to them on the messageboards!