Ericka Skirpan is an experience designer, writer, actor, and instructor who has been in the LARP trenches for over half her life. She has been running immersive theatrical events and emotionally focused LARPs for nearly twenty years. She has an Honors BFA in theater from the University of Toronto where she was the artistic director for “In the Moment Productions,” a theater company dedicated to audience interactive, immersive theater. She believes in bringing emotionally cathartic transformations to actors and audiences alike through live storytelling; then providing the safety mechanisms to ensure a healthy return to reality after such experiences. She just finished as the Head Storyteller for Sinking Ship Creations’ “Project Ascension.” Currently, she is the community manager for Three Raccoon Productions and senior storyteller for Pertho Productions’ Dead Legends LARP. She also has written for John Wick’s 7th Sea books, Onyx Path Productions Vampire: The Requiem and Changeling: The Dreaming. After playing Gertrude in Participation Design Agency’s Inside Hamlet, as well as participating in the groundbreaking Nordic LARP 1942, she returned to the United States with a strong dedication towards combing American, mechanics and plot driving gaming with more freeform, narrative storytelling in a completely new style of LARP design for companies across North America.