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PaizoCon Recap

Thursday July 12, 2012

The doors have closed on PaizoCon 2012, cementing its place as far and away the best PaizoCon on record. But even if you didn’t make it out to Redmond to hang out with the Paizo staff, all of our incredible guests, and a host of the greatest gamers in the world, all is not lost. Between constantly rolling cameras, thousands of snapshots, and dozens of blog posts, the show was phenomonally well documented. Check out the highlights compiled here for your viewing and reviewing pleasure.

Gamerati Seminar Videos & Interviews

Ed Healy from over at managed to document PaizoCon 2012 from nearly every angle. Check out the 10 Voices from PaizoCon video below, with more (like the Secrets of TSR seminar and a bit from Ryan Dancey’s Pathfinder Online seminar) at Gamerati’s PaizoCon 2012 YouTube channel.

PaizoCon in Pictures

Dozens of Paizo staffers and gamers were snapping pictures all weekend long. Check out just a few of the highlights.

One of the hotel monitors made a fantastic high-tech greeter! Will Chase at setup, pumped and ready to go! One of the calmer slots’ adventures taking place in the Pathfinder Society hall. Venture Captains Nani and Kyle Pratt giving Larry Wilhelm good marks during the hilarious GMing 101 seminar. Mike Brock and Cosmo learning how to GM during the seminar.
Team Adventure Path getting ready to announce the new Reign of Winter Adventure Path. James Jacobs gives away the secrets of great map design during the cartography seminar. Sara Marie, and the littlest golem and attendee of PaizoCon, Mikey Teter. This year's Pathfinder Society Special Event, the Grand Convocation, brought together players, NPCs, and Faction Heads for a night of costumes and some serious gaming and roleplaying. Here we have Amenopheus, the Osirion faction head! One of the stars of the Grand Convocation: Michellia Blakros.
Paizo's very own Crystal Frasier and Liz Courts, who ran events during the Convocation. All of the costumed NPCs, Faction Leaders, and players who participated in this year's Grand Convocation. Goblins have never been so adorable thanks to Xanthestar Customs! Editor Judy Bauer is all ready for the Reign of Winter Adventure Path with her cozy Dancing Hut mittens! Developer Patrick Renie in his ADORWABLE goblin hat made by Jodi Lane Reynolds! (Don’t laugh, he got plenty of compliments from “The Ladies™.”)
Painters hard at work at the Reaper Miniatures table. Lisa Stevens gets in on some of the action for Adam Daigle's Green Blood on a Black Rock game. Each round pitted monster against monster to determine the ultimate winner! There were bets on each monster, so things got a bit tense when the Shambling Mound and Blue Dragon were near the end of their round. A sneak peek at Project Swallowtail, the new Pathfinder card game revealed at PaizoCon.
One of the two tables that were playing through Project Swallowtail on Saturday. Artist Wayne Reynolds poses with phenomenal Valeros cosplayer (and Paizo Customer Service Specialist) Erik Keith. Valeros will not be out-drunk! A lesson Jason Bulmahn learned the hard way. A powerhouse of Adventure Path writers: Richard Pett, Nicolas Logue, Brandon Hodge, and Greg Vaughan. This year during the Banquet, Lisa announced a new award to be given at each PaizoCon: Volunteer of the Year! Here are the winners for the first three years: Tim Nightengale, Liz Courts, and Mark Moreland. Congratulations and thank you!

Photographs by Chris Carey, Chris Lambertz, F. Wesley Schneider, and Sarah Robinson


If you haven’t heard already, we announced quite a bit a PaizoCon. Click the links below for more details on some of the biggest news.

Paizo Volunteer of the Year Award

Pathfinder RPG: NPC Codex

Pathfinder RPG: Ultimate Campaign

Reign of Winter Adventure Path

Paizo Game Space Virtual Tabletop

Pathfinder Battles: Shattered Star

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (Project Swallowtail)

Pathfinder Player Companion Relaunch

With that, PaizoCon 2012 is pretty much a wrap. Thanks from everyone here at Paizo to the hundreds of gamers and guests who came, played, GMed, ran seminars, talked, laughed, and shared for making this PaizoCon so much fun. For those who didn’t get to make it, we’re already excited to do this all over again, so hopefully we’ll get to see you next year! And in the meantime, scroll down for an important announcment about Gen Con...

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That was such a great convention. My wife and I enjoyed every moment of it and are looking forward to next year.

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Wish I could have gone. It looks like there was a lot of fun to be had.

P.S. By the way, Nani and Kyle are VCs, not VLs.

Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

Sniggevert wrote:

Wish I could have gone. It looks like there was a lot of fun to be had.

P.S. By the way, Nani and Kyle are VCs, not VLs.

Thanks for the catch! It's been fixed now. Sometimes with larger blogs it's easy to get mixed up :)

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Hey, that's me in the striped polo during GM 101! I was complaining to Larry Wilhelm that I didn't feel comfortable accomplishing the Cheliax faction mission with my Lawful Good Paladin of Iomedae. ;)

The Exchange

I'm the pirate! YARRRRRR!

Dark Archive

Hahah! I love that Patrick was able to use my hats to attract "the ladies." That made me LOL. I will quote James Jacobs in response to this, "They work." HAHAH!!! Love you guys! ;o)

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Best Con Evah!

Already thrilled for PC2013 :D

Scarab Sages

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Pics I posted on Mythopoeic Rambling

Liberty's Edge

Wow--the Grand Convocation included cast members from Standard Action, huh?
That's pretty cool.

Oh, and I see you let JP in as well.

Paizo Employee Developer

Curn_Bounder wrote:

Wow--the Grand Convocation included cast members from Standard Action, huh?

That's pretty cool.

Amid all the planning involved in getting that event written, developed, edited, released, and staffed, this bit of awesome casting slipped my notice, otherwise we'd have made it clearer from the start to get folks excited about the event. Lessons learned for next year, I guess. But the SA actors and all the rest of the in-character volunteers for the event did a great job, and I hope to see many of them back next year!


Curn_Bounder wrote:

Wow--the Grand Convocation included cast members from Standard Action, huh?

That's pretty cool.

All great folks. I had the pleasure of meeting them at GottaCon (Pictures of Facebook/Videos on YouTube) earlier this year. So much fun to be around.

Grand Lodge

This was a fantastic event :)

My wife and I were in costume at the convocation but were still getting XP while the group photo was taken. We did get an individual picture taken though, any ideas when these will be posted?

Liberty's Edge

<3 Hey, there's the goblin I made for Sarah! Did he ever end up with a name?

:3 Thanks for the link as well, guys. I already can't wait for next year.


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Looking forward to taking more pictures of awesome people at PaizoCon this year!

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