TSUNAMICON was an idea born of the inane need for four local gamers to push the boundaries of social tension and good sense and connect with the local and regional gaming community in a new and exciting way. For years, the Prismatic Tsunami tabletop gaming community – founded by Erik Carl in 2003 and now managed by he and his wife Jonikka – has focused on reaching out through online services, contemporary media, and local event management to bring increasing numbers of RPG and boardgame enthusiasts out of the proverbial closet and into the arms of a growing community of like-minded folk. Based out of Wichita, Kansas, Prismatic Tsunami hosts a small network of RPG and geek- and gamer-related podcasts, a small-press publishing community and gaming periodical, and a successful series of local GameDay events and charity drives.
In 2013, the community was joined by the organizers of Game Strategies Institute, a midwestern coalition of game masters dedicated to creating quality RPG scenarios and providing skilled GMs to attend local and regional conventions and gameday events. Soon enough, the maelstrom of creativity and drive that coalesced around Erik and Jonikka and GSI founders Shaun and Eli Duncan took on a life of its own, and TsunamiCon was born with seismic grace and a strong reaction from the local gaming community.
It’s worth noting that, in no small part, TsunamiCon would not exist without our amazing community of backers, promoters and supporters from the earliest evolution of the con.
Meet your management and support team for TsunamiCon 2023:
Erik Carl, Director
Shaun Duncan, Events Coordinator
Eli Duncan, Volunteer Coordinator
Jonikka Carl, Business Manager
Jonikka has spent much of her life demonstrating just how wrong bigoted geeks who don't believe girls belong in the hobby can actually be. When away from the game table or one of the Tsunami community's numerous events, Jonikka spends much of her time rotating between a wicked proficiency with crochet and a single-minded devotion to first-person shooters and story-driven CRPGs. She is also an accomplished podcaster and a fairly devious gamer when she takes a turn behind the screen.