Lies & Liability Staff

Vivien Grimm (she/sir)

Director of Grimmoire Productions

While Lies & Liability is her first independent larp of this scale, she’s written and worked on several other projects. The IDGN Award Nominated A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Toontown, Golden Cobra game Good Morning, as well as dozens of games at conventions such as InterCon, GenCon, and BeCon. She has staffed New World Magischola, Uncanny Valley, Shifting Sands, and Project Ascension. She is Communications Chair for BeCon and on the programming panel for InterCon.

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.”

Ben Aldred (he/they)

Assistant Director

Ben Aldred is an American folklorist, a neophyte novelist, a data librarian, an experienced gamemaster, a transplanted Philadelphian, a vegetarian cook, an out-of-practice musician, an incompetent gardener and the quixotic founder of Fifth Star Productions. They live in an old printing house and collect tarot t-shirts.

Kelsey Morse-Brown (he/they)

Executive Support

Kelsey (he/they) is a role player, neurotically perfectionist cosplayer, amateur photographer, and jack of all crafting trades. He has over a decade of experience working pop culture conventions as both general staff and leadership, and thusly is unreasonably empowered by clipboards and has formed Strong Opinions on queue formation.

Jess Comstock (they/them)

Safety Lead

Jess Comstock is an experienced larpwright, safety coordinator, and sensitivity editor who is fiercely invested in making space for people of color in larp. They were Director of In the Shadows, and have been a staff lead for New World Magischola, Velvet Noir, and Dammerung. They are also an illustrator at @JessiDraws and Manager of Patron Services and Box Office Strategy at Arena Stage at the Meade Center for American Theater.

Alex Moore (she/her)

Player Liason

Alex Moore is actually fairly new to LARP as a hobby, only beginning to (very carefully or online) play in 2020. She enjoys blockbuster LARPs, but has found joy and challenge in one-days, full camper and boffer events, and salon LARPs. She’s a “try anything once” kinda gal.

However, she is a professional actor with an MFA in Theatre. She teaches small groups and one-on-one the basics of character creation and acting through movement technique.

She cosplays and builds costumes and pieces for friends and customers for a variety of reasons, events, and parties!

She is also a voice actor currently working with Crunchyroll at any given time and has voiced in Borderlands 3 (see if you can find her!)

Carly Smallbird (she/they) 

Website, Ticketing & Dispatch

Carly Smallbird is a longtime LARPer and tabletop gamer. Getting a start in vampire LARP gave her a taste for interpersonal drama, tense politics, and life-or-death stakes in her gaming experiences. She is alternately credited as Carly Ho and has been part of leadership and running staff for the LARPs Dead City Productions, Ask Again Later, and Solace, and was a contributing writer for 7th Sea’s Khitai book.

Orli Nativ (she/her)

Writing, Regency Consulting, & Costume Advisor

Orli Nativ is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the physical presences of Story via costume, props, and environments for live entertainment. Larp being a totally natural outgrowth of this obsession with storytell-ing off-the-page, she has had the pleasure to be involved in projects like “Real Royalty”, “Project Ascension”, “The Mortality Machine”, and “Immerton”. As part of the Lies & Liability team, she loves helping participants feel personally comfortable in the era so their characters can get all dramatic and messy.

Jordana Robinson (she/her)

Production Lead

Jordana Robinson is a Chicago-based (but Philly-born) artist and designer. Her love of costuming, fashion, quilting, and textile design has led her to own way more fabric than anyone really should, and she knows a surprising amount about Muppets.

Tori Smith (she/her)

Narrative Lead & NPC Coordinator

Tori Smith is an game designer, narrative designer, writer, and performer based in NYC. Previous works include Toche Thespians: A Musical Theater Kid RPG, No Worries: An Uncozy Escape Room Experience, and Satisfaction: A Jane Austen Trick Taking Game.

Coco Kasperowicz (she/her)

Marketing & Communications

Coco Kasperowicz (Also Known as Lottie a la West) is a Nerd Content creator who has performed across the country at some of the biggest fandom conventions as well as some of the most prestigious Burlesque stages. She’s an award wining costume designer and she has done shots with Power Rangers. Her passions include glitter, false eyelashes and her cats, George & Fred (obviously named after George Michael and Freddie Mercury, definitely not twins created by a transphobe) She loves creating experiences for nerds, whether it be curated shows (Like Thirst Contact Day) or writing and creating LARPs with incedible groups of nerds.

Dan O'Hanlon (he/him)

Writing & Mechanics

Dan O’Hanlon writes larps because no one told him he couldn’t. He is most comfortable playing ineffectual authority figures and jerk who fail upwards. He enjoys solving problems with spreadsheets and strongly believes in complexity budgets.

Joe Bir (he/they)

Writing & Executive Support

Joe is a corn-fed Midwestern nerd and recovering theater kid who has been LARPing for almost a decade among other hobbies. His accomplishments in the field include getting four okay checks while brooding into a fireplace for an hour, ugly-sobbing in a gas mask so wretchedly someone thought there was some kind of combat about to ensue, and accruing a reputation for what fellow staff member Dan described as “weird graft” and high-stakes intrigue.

Rav Nuala (they/them)


Rav Nuala is a black, autistic creator who writes, sews, and drinks too much tea. If you find them ooc, they’ll happily chat about writers of color they’re reading, accessibility, marvel fan theories, and teaching pedagogies.

Prayva Hussain (she/they)








Meredith Mayes (she/they)


Meredith is a Philadelphia-based developer and engineer capable of using the right lane on a highway. She enjoys too many crafting hobbies, playing pedants in LARPs, and writing obscenely long spreadsheet formulas. (Pronouns: She/They)

Joining the Team for 2024

Narrative Lead & NPC Coordinator

Tori Smith

Player Liason

Alex Moore

Project Manager

Nancy C.

Production Lead

Jordana Robinson

Marketing & Communications

Coco Kasperowicz



Writing Staff

Joe Bir

Prayva Hussain

Meredith Mayes

Production Support

Ashe Kaufman

On-Site Support

Sarah Hernandez


Quill Kray

Kate Conover