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Satine Phoenix
Phoenix at "Porn Star Karaoke", 2007

Satine Phoenix is an American comic book illustrator, painter, cosplayer, model, and former pornographic actress living in Los Angeles, California.[1] She was Community Manager of Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons arm 2018–2019.[2] 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.[3]

Mainstream career

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.[1][4] In 2013, she appeared in the Javier Grillo-Marxuach's short film Minotaur.[5]

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[6] and four[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

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.[10] Phoenix has been portrayed by many artists, including Swedish punk painter Karl Backman[11][12] and American photographer Chad Michael Ward.[13][14]

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.[15] 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.[16]

Adult entertainment career

Phoenix was a stripper in San Francisco before entering the adult film industry in 2006.[16] Phoenix was also very open about her interest in S&M and bondage,[16] and she came in fourth place for Best Comic Artist at the Bondage Awards in 2010.[17]

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".[18]

Awards and nominations


  1. ^ a b Philippe Berry (July 25, 2010). "Satine Phoenix: "Oui, des actrices porno qui jouent à Donjons et Dragons, ça existe"". 20 Minutes. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  2. ^ Alimurung, Gendy (April 18, 2019). "How Dungeons & Dragons somehow became more popular than ever". Washington Post. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  3. ^ Chan, Goldie. "Satine Phoenix's Rise From The Ashes: 5 Storytelling Lessons From A Top Dungeon Master". Forbes. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  4. ^ Annalee Newitz, On Reality TV Series "I Hit It With My Axe", io9. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
  5. ^ "Minotaur". Sarasota Film Festival. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Five Tribes: Jenna Busch, Satine Phoenix, and Richard Garriott Join Wil on TableTop". Geek & Sundry. April 9, 2015. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "TableTop: Wil Wheaton plays MONARCH with Ashley Clements, Brea Grant, and Satine Phoenix!". Geek & Sundry. February 1, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  8. ^ "Game Masters Tips with Satine Phoenix – Different Style of Storytelling". Geek & Sundry. April 13, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  9. ^ "Game Masters Tips with Satine Phoenix: Retrospective with Matt Mercer". Geek & Sundry. December 7, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  10. ^ Wade Garrett (15 September 2008). "Satine Phoenix to Appear on Fox News Tuesday". AVN. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  11. ^ Untitled, Karl Backman, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  12. ^ Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  13. ^ YUHMM Magazine Taste It. Chad Michael Ward Archived 2012-07-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  14. ^ The Betrayal Model: Satine Phoenix. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  15. ^ Liz Ohanesian (January 30, 2012). "Celebrity Charity Dungeons & Dragons at Meltdown Comics, Plus Tips for Beginners". LA Weekly. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  16. ^ a b c Stephen Elliott (February 7, 2007). "My day at the Porn Palace". Salon. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  17. ^ The Bondage Awards Hall of Fame Archived 2011-12-04 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  18. ^ Annalee Newitz (May 16, 2006). "Porn 2.0". AlterNet. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  19. ^ ADULTCON AWARDS. Retrieved November 20, 2011.

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