Photo by Lonnie Delisle

Ben Dobyns (they/them) is a non-binary performer and media producer living on the unceded land of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nations in Burnaby, Metro Vancouver.

They are best known for founding Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, producing award-winning television shows like Strowlers, The Gamers, and JourneyQuest, performing as a jazz pianist and pipe organist on three continents, creating board, card, and live action roleplaying games, and for raising millions of dollars on Kickstarter for clients in the entertainment and tech categories. 

Creator of the Fan Supported, Creator Distributed business model, for which Ben was recognized by the Seattle Mayor's In Good Company award, and developer of the Shared Cinematic Universe License Agreement (SCULA), Ben has been celebrated for their contributions to film, television, and gaming by Al Gore, as a Gen Con Industry Guest of Honor, and as a speaker at film and television festivals across North America.

Ben currently serves as the Minister of Instrumental Music at Shaughnessy Heights United Church, the musician for the St. Brigids service at Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver, the music director for Vancouver's Broadway Chorus, and as a tenor in the Universal Gospel Choir. Ben is also the online community and development manager for NYT bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon, and recently produced 26 episodes of Organist Launchpad for the Royal Canadian College of Organists.


American Geniuses

Ultimate Dungeon Showdown


The Gnome Staircase