As Michael stated above, we are very much around. We’ve been moving from TX to NC and for the next week things will be crazy, but only on my end. Michael above is holding down the fort. The forum may seem dead because our themes are just so awesome that we actually get very little support requests.
If you need assistance with Aesop Story Engine, we also watch that support forum daily as well. https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/aesop-story-engine