Meet the Team
Steve “C0splay” Kelsey is the creator of and indentured servant to, Dying of Exposure. This old millennial has been in tech support for years and finally abandoned that and the security of a regular paycheck for the much safer career of creating content for the internet. A terrible bassist in subpar bands for years, this Northwestern Yeti of a man currently works on music for Death*Star and his solo project, Steve, both of which are nerdcore hip hop acts, and writes content for the fan zine Star Trek Quarterly. There’s convention content, panels, and other bits of creativity that manage to slither away from the grasp of Dying of Exposure, but now all the interests, hobbies, friends, relationships, and credit scores are tied up here.
Steve currently appears in the following series:
Pretty much everything. Steve is head of content and editing at Dying of Exposure.
*One day he hopes to not be in every damn thing on Dying of Exposure, but for now, sure, pile it on.
Nick “Bill Beats” Thompson is a producer and DJ from the northwest. Along with suffering multiple music projects with Steve and Death*Star, he also produces, records, and mixes and masters arts like Shubzilla, MC Ohm-I, Hooligoons, Mynd the Villain, and so many others. He runs Noir Grime Studios, and can photograph, direct music videos, make a beat, record and mix/master you, all in one place. He can also eat unlimited sugar and REFUSE TO GROW THE MOST MIGHTY BEARD!
Nick Currently appears in the following series:
Bill & Steve’s Excellent Adventure
Shiboo “Shubzilla” Blalack is by far the busiest person amongst the contributors to Dying of Exposure. Shubz is a touring nerdcore and hip hop musician along with Bill Beats, as well as a founding member and head of merchandise for Geek Girl Con. She is also a full time mother, a dancer, a common guest on panelists, runs a Patreon, a novice producer, a show promoter, and the list goes on. Between housing touring artists through the northwest, putting on the monthly Friday Night Get Down Hip Hop showcase, and the other dozen plates she keeps spinning, she manages to encourage and create community for various musical acts.
Shubz Currently appears in the following series:
Two Yoked Bros Reviews
You Bout to Learn
Jess "MC-3PO" Hart is the resident Gen-Xer of the group. He is good with the, what's the word.. oh, words! He is the other MC in Death*Star and has worked with other artists in the nerdcore hip hop community as well as been able to drink a team of people under the table. Jess is also a father, performs marriage ceremonies, and possibly Nick's father (the math is unclear on that). Jess is and will be providing a lot of the written content for Dying of Exposure and will tell you what podcasts to listen to, what books to read, what booze to drink, and what are the 10 most common countries forgotten when people are attempting to list all the current countries across the globe.
Jess Currently appears in, and writes for, the following series:
Review, Rework, Recall
Lead Article Writer for Dying of Exposure
Josh "Klopfenpop" Klopfenstein is not a human being. He is a collection of very specific interests that are simultaneously both narrow and accessible, both frivolous and filled with extreme depth. I hope you like learning about accapella, fuses inside of amplifiers, and snacks from across the globe! Josh is also a father, a husband, a full time professional at a mysterious medical facility, a nerdcore rapper, a consummate producer, and responsible for 5% of Youtube's traffic in regards to explanation and history videos in the realm of music. Josh is the creator of the Nerdcore Vocalist Producer Challenge, as well as a staunch advocate of adding bitters to beverages.
Josh Currently appears in the following series:
The Elderbop Archives
Through the Mill
Brandon Wilson is studied in the way of film, both formally and by his obsession. He also carries what can only be called an unreasonable amount of knowledge regarding anime and horror. He has hosted many a bad movie night and encourages advises on various aspects of the website and potential programming for Dying of Exposure. He is quick with a quip and lives to razz bad film at every turn. Brandon runs the Pilot Treason podcast which he graciously asked Steve to join him on and is one of the players of the live D&D actual play series, Through the Mill.
Brandon Currently appears in the following series:
Through the Mill
Jayce Mitchell is one of the most politically well read computer science majors in the Northwest. She is a champion of trivia, a fantastic developer, and a sub-par gamer. She enjoys many a small independent game with the occasional AAA title thrown in. She's also a great member of the Furry community and a pretty decent roleplayer at the table. (She introduced Steve to Paranoia, and he will forever be grateful for that gift). Inspiring Dying of Exposure to have video game streams and even a Twitch channel itself, Chimerror brings a casual joy to the gaming side of DoE.
Jayce "Chimerror" Currently appears in the following series:
Chimerror Sucks at... Pokemon Shield
Greg Spyridis is a storied, quite literally, tabletop gamer. Having coached students at college on Game Design, developed the D20 system Valherjar: The Chosen Slain, written for various roleplaying and strategy games from companies like Fantasy Flight, and many more credits, the former Chief Editor of Game Monkey Press joins Dying of Exposure in NONE OF THOSE WAYS for some reason (well, he plays in the D&D campaign). He loves science fiction, he was a stuntman, he performed in a troupe, he hosts panels on weaponry in gaming. To start with though, he joins Steve in his journey through Star Trek Picard and other science fiction series.
Also, he is not a grade school child, he is an adult. But Steve love's this picture.
Greg Currently appears in the following series:
Rant & Watch
Through the Mill
Ron Leota is a game developer, writer, and musician. He has been an avid gamer for 30+ years. Along with a “healthy” video game habit he is the creator of the Carmine: A RPG of Alchemical Fantasy, DnDizzle: Dragons in the Hood, and Laser Metal tabletop role-playing games (produced by Attention Span Games). He has been running Larp events for the past 10 years including Ostari Games, Leota Role-playing, Alliance Seattle, and Spite: A Science-fiction Larp. Ron was one of the founders and producer of the NW Nerdcast (now archived) and invited Steve and Dying of Exposure to be a part of the series, "The Roles We Play". That's right, LARPer, Writer, Designer, Podcaster, and all around geek. Also he drinks cartoon beverages.
Ron Currently appears in the following series:
The Roles We Play
Aaron "Triple A Rawn" "Payback" "Cornfed" Blalack is a father, a husband, a veteran, politically active, a college graduate, a career technical engineer, AND the dankest nasty boy, MEME LORD, dad-troll you ever met. Having made many a fine DOOM and non-DOOM related MEMEs, he also rolls them table top dice, prostelatizes JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, streams on Mixer and Twitch, and is directly responsible for Steve's hookah addiction, marriage to his partner Kelsey, and just generally improves the lives of people around him. He will be joining a couple other programs on Dying of Exposure shortly, but for now just spices up commentary on Chimerror Sucks at... Pokemon Shield.
Aaron Currently appears in the following series:
Chimerror Sucks at... Pokemon Shield
The "Through the Mill Posse" are all players in the Homebrew, D&D 5th Edition, Western/Plains/Desert Fantasy Series DM'd by Steve. Many of them also contribute to Dying of Exposure in other ways but we felt they deserved their own list here. They are great and bring joy and frustration to Steve every week with their antics and goofs.
DM: Steve Kelsey
Skitaki Skato: Greg Spyrids
Trapir Bramblepelt: Josh "Klopfenpop" Klopfenstein
Velvet Star: Selene "Damn Selene" Toffoli
Barrosh "Barry" the Half-Orc: Brandon Wilson
Patience Pratt: Camille Rochester