Satine Phoenix is an American comic book illustrator, painter, cosplayer, model, and former pornographic actress living in Los Angeles, California. She was Community Manager of Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons arm 2018–2019. She is the co-creator, with writer R.K. Syrus, of the graphic novel New Praetorians and the founder of CelebrityChariD20 (formerly CelebrityCharityDnD). In 2010, she revived her art and gaming career at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, California by starting DrawMelt (a life drawing class with cosplay models) and DnDMelt (a gaming community focused around Dungeons and Dragons). She owns the entertainment company Gilding Light.
Phoenix has accepted projects that appeal to her interests in gaming and fetish fashion, cosplaying characters from various D&D games, and modeling in latex and leather. Notable projects include Pen, Paper & Laser Guns and her role in co-developing the gaming web series I Hit It With My Axe, which was distributed through online magazine The Escapist. In 2013, she appeared in the Javier Grillo-Marxuach's short film Minotaur.
Phoenix has both appeared in and hosted a number of episodes on Geek & Sundry as well as episodes on HyperRPG: Phoenix appeared in seasons three and four of the TableTop web series with Wil Wheaton; and in April 2017 she began hosting the second season of Game Master Tips (GM Tips), a YouTube video series for Dungeon Masters in Dungeons and Dragons and gamemasters in other tabletop role-playing games. Season two of GM Tips expanded on the original format through Satine interviewing influential players from the tabletop role-playing gaming universe. The second season ended with Phoenix interviewing the host of the first season, Matthew Mercer, in December 2017.
Other: In 2008, Phoenix appeared in an episode of the WE tv series Secret Lives of Women and was a guest on the Fox talk show The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. Phoenix has been portrayed by many artists, including Swedish punk painter Karl Backman and American photographer Chad Michael Ward.
Phoenix organizes meet-ups and events, notably the "Celebrity Charity Dungeons & Dragons", a charity event to raise funds for Reach Out and Read, a national non-profit organization that advocates for childhood literacy. She has also done live performance art with the San Francisco group "Zen Bullies," body painting, a bondage burlesque show, and had a weekly radio show on KSEXradio.
Phoenix was a stripper in San Francisco before entering the adult film industry in 2006. Phoenix was also very open about her interest in S&M and bondage, and she came in fourth place for Best Comic Artist at the Bondage Awards in 2010.
In a 2006 report for the news website AlterNet, journalist Annalee Newitz referred to her as "the sort of person who has the education and resources to choose from many careers and has chosen this one because she likes it".