Team Members

We call ourselves the “U-Pick Marathon Cast of Characters,” but you can call us what you like.


UPickVG Player: Jimmy


Legend has it, the great and powerful Quetzalcoatl saw a ferret enjoying himself in a field. Jealous of the small mammal’s happiness, Quetzalcoatl descended from the heavens and cursed the poor ferret to live his life as a man. That man-ferret is Jimmy.

UPickVG 5 shifts: Friday June 3rd, 8pm – Midnight & Sunday June 5th, Midnight – 4am


Horse Parties

Horse Parties

Bio not available. Horse Parties is too cool for school.

UPickVG 5 shift: Saturday June 4th, Midnight – 4am


UPickVG Player: Colin


Colin enjoys riding horses, saving princesses, and long walks on the beach. Yes, he’s hysterical. He knows it.

UPickVG 5 shift: Saturday June 4th, 4am – 8am


UPickVG Player: Chip Chasterson

Chip Chasterson

Chip Chasterson is a recovering scientist who enjoys cooking, slice-of-life anime, and writing about video games with his wife at Games I Made My Girlfriend Play. He’s easy to spot in a crowd, just look for the tallest guy- drinking craft beer and giving giant bear hugs.

UPickVG 5 shifts: Saturday June 4th, 8am – Noon & Sunday June 5th, 8am – Noon


UPickVG Player: NightHawk


Nighthawk has no bio. Nighthawk NEEDS no bio. His reputation precedes him, unless it doesn’t, in which case he is a bit of a mystery. #pcmasterrace #thanksObama #hashtags #smokeyeye

UPickVG 5 shift: Saturday June 4th, Noon – 4pm


UPickVG Player: Stephonee


The space-and-NASA-obsessed, Joss-Whedon-fangirling, caffeine allergic, totally insane founder of UPickVG. It is well-known that Stephonee is afraid of ducks, loves spreadsheets, and just can’t do platformers to save her [character’s] life. She’s also responsible for most of the social media and blogging around these parts.

UPickVG 5 shifts: Saturday June 4th, 4pm – 8pm & Sunday June 5th, 4pm – 8pm




Somehow, we convinced Grant to take time away from beating 3DS games so that he can help with this charity marathon. Occasionally he reviews games on our blog, when the rest of us aren’t looking.

UPickVG 5 shift: Saturday June 4th, 8pm – Midnight


UPickVG Player: Chloe

Super Chloe

Chloe is a human being with a degree in math and a specialty in statistics. Many have suspected that she is a robot, citing as evidence the fact that she does not sleep, and the fact that her thumbs are incapable of two joystick controls. Her hobbies outside gaming include learning, teaching, knitting, and messing with spreadsheets. She has many non-robot passions, interests, and attributes. We cannot, at this time, confirm that she is not a robot.

UPickVG 5 shift: Sunday June 5th, 4am – 8am


UPickVG Player: Tracy


Tracy stalked a suspicious squirrel for 3 days straight, but never managed to get any dirt on it.

UPickVG 5 shift: Sunday June 5th, Noon – 4pm

Moar Volunteers:


UPickVG Player: Gengar


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UPickVG Player: Greg


Greg: the nicest guy who has ever beaten you at a Friday Night Magic event.


Doctor Gyarados

Doctor Gyarados

He’s not a real doctor, but he is a real worm; he is an actual worm. Gyarados. Whatever.