Russell's first Nine Worlds Geekfest was in 2015 when it no longer clashed with one of his favourite ever LARP events, and has since been ever present, last year even finding his way on to the team as a Head of Content. Reprising the role for 2018, Russell has become a serial volunteer, having given time to several other conventions, running tournaments and RPGs for his favourite (only) card game and can on occasion be found back on the Brave New Words podcast. In addition, he is a published author working hard on his next release and an historical live interpreter for hire.