a weird nut

Jamie Perconti - events@pandemoniumbooks.com

Jamie Perconti is Pandemonium's Events Manager. They organize the special events that happen every Saturday and run most of the regular weekly tournaments in the store. If you'd like to see more events at Pandemonium for your favorite game, send Jamie an e-mail, and they will work with you to try to make it happen.

John Beresford - orders@pandemoniumbooks.com

If you want to order a game, tell us why we should carry some particularly awesome game, ask advice on books or games, or be trolled (in person only; Internet trolling has a different union), John is your go-to guy.

Class: Games Manager, Level 19, Historian, Level 7, Race: Store Troll

Educated at Boston Latin School, UMass Boston, University College of Wales - Aberystwyth, and Cambridge University (Jesus College), specializing in medieval commercial history

Hobbies: reading, playing games, (Magic, board games, RPGs and the like), watching the sports he is no longer in good enough shape to play, and trying to eat two out of every three billy goats he meets

John used to work as a game developer for a small independent game producer (Veritas Games Company, LLC) as well as a bookstore manager. In fact, he is the former books department manager right here at Pandemonium.

He currently dwells in a two-bedroom lair in Charlestown while awaiting the renovation of the bridge he normally hangs his hat under.

When not working, he can sometimes be found playing games at Pandemonium Books & Games.

Eddie Borges - buyer@pandemoniumbooks.com

Eddie manages all things having to do with our Magic The Gathering card inventory. If you have a collection to sell, specific cards you are looking for, or any magic card related questions, please feel free to email him or call the store.  He is not in the store Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Salimata Kamara - books@pandemoniumbooks.com

Sali Kamara is in charge of Pandemonium's science fiction, fantasy & horror section. In her free time she enjoys Dungeons and Dragons, learning new games, and reading. She especially loves the work of NK Jemisin and can often be seen hand-selling The Fifth Season to anyone who walks into the store. Sali is also committed to making Pandemonium—and all spaces she inhabits—welcoming to anyone of diverse identities, including race, sexuality, gender, and ability.

Jasper Ryden - outreach@pandemoniumbooks.com

Jasper is the Outreach Manager, and is in charge of coordinating events that take place outside Pandemonium.  Among other things this includes going to Somerville Public Schools to teach kids how to play board games and D&D as part of the SPS's afterschool enrichment program.

Tyler Stewart - general@pandemoniumbooks.com

Tyler Stewart is the owner and founder of Pandemonium Books and Games. Tyler holds a bachelor's degree from Tufts and a Master's degree in business from Boston College. He's really tall. He's married to his fantastic, lovely and intelligent wife Karyn who actually runs the show (and is the webmaster of this site). He reads a lot. He doesn't game nearly often enough.

...And the rest of the cast

There are several more employees, but the above are the managers. You may also meet many of our other staff:

  • Bitty thought she read a lot until she started working with John.
  • Karyn is the wife of the owner of the store, the webmaster, and the designer of the fliers and other marketing materials for the store.
  • Kin
  • Natalie
  • Valerie

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