Ryne Nelson

Ryne Nelson, aka HOPZ, is a Senior Editor for SLAM. He leads SLAM's news and games coverage and writes regular feature stories for online and print. He created SLAM's official twitter account, and has helped grow SLAM's Facebook, Instagram and YouTube properties. The driving force behind SLAM's website, Ryne has been the editor of for over a decade. In addition to penning numerous features—including several cover stories—he has helped dozens of writers develop high-impact, detailed features of their own. Ryne has also curated SLAM's newsletter since 2017.