PaizoCon 2018 Set to Celebrate Hobby Gaming in Seattle and on Twitch
PaizoCon, the annual hobby game convention, runs this weekend, Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels, at the SeaTac Airport. Badges will be available onsite. Many events will be live-streamed on Twitch as @officialpaizo.
Officially sponsored by Paizo Inc., PaizoCon 2018 brings together hobby gaming's veteran authors, artists, publishers, and designers and gives fans the opportunity to meet, greet, and game with some of the best and brightest the industry has to offer.
Attendees can get a sneak peak of the Pathfinder Playtest, to be released this August, and can also playtest the next major release of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, currently in development.
Paizo will live-stream select events on Twitch as @officialpaizo. The scheduled topics, subject to change, will include Nostalgia in Gaming, Science Fantasy vs. Science Fiction, What Makes a Great Dungeon, Introduction to the Pathfinder Playtest and Q&A, RPG Writing & Editing, the PaizoCon Banquet, and more.
The PaizoCon Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 26 at 7:00 PM Pacific time and emceed by Paizo Publisher, Erik Mona. It will preview upcoming Paizo products and welcome the Glass Cannon Podcast and artist Taylor Fischer as Guests of Honor.
Other drop-in activities will include:
The Reaper Paint and Take Area where attendees can get expert advice while painting a free miniature
Catch a sneak peek of the upcoming Pathfinder: Kingmaker video game or try out Pathfinder Online
The Delves, which are 20-60 minute drop-in encounters run by members of Paizo staff, including options for Starfinder and the Pathfinder Playtest
A Character Creation Station presented by Hero Lab
An HQ room for pick-up games presented by Glass Cannon Podcast
Single Day Badges will be available at the PaizoCon Convention store. Regular Single Day Badges will be $25 each, and Single Day Kid's Badges will be $15 each.
Fans can learn more and register at paizocon.com. Find more information on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/officialpaizo. Additional information about the Pathfinder Playtest and related products can be found at PathfinderPlaytest.com.
About Taylor Fischer
Taylor Fischer is an artist who works with Paizo to conceive and illustrate many of their books such as the Curse of the Crimson Throne hardcover and Occult Adventures, as well leading up the early designs for the Starfinder series. Taylor's work is diverse in style and background, from sci-fi to fantasy. Taylor has "AAA" gaming industry experience, having worked on Elder Scrolls, Civilization, Xcom, and more. As an Adjunct Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she taught students how to create industry standard concept art, the production quality artwork requirements required by the artistic game and visual development industries, and the techniques for digital painting. She enjoys a mixture of traditional mediums.
About Glass Cannon
The Glass Cannon debuted in June 2015 as a weekly one-hour actual play podcast of the Giantslayer Adventure Path. In June of 2016, they launched a behind the scenes talkback show called Cannon Fodder which takes a look back at each week's episode while also answering GM and player questions from listener mail all around the world. In 2017, they announced a partnership with Paizo to become the first officially licensed podcast of the Pathfinder game system. They also started a Patreon which quickly became one of the most successful campaigns on the site in under six months and, because of the generosity of GCP nation, they are currently in pre-production for a second weekly actual play of Paizo's first Starfinder Adventure Path—Dead Suns! Traveling to gaming conventions, making surprise visits to their numerous fan meet-ups and bringing their infamous live show on the road all make for an exciting future for five nerds based out of Astoria, Queens.
Paizo Inc. is one of the world's leading hobby game publishers. Since 2002, millions of players have joined the goblin army by playing the Pathfinder® and Starfinder® roleplaying games across tabletops, at conventions, at their favorite local game store, and digitally on virtual tabletops. Paizo.com is an online retail hobby destination for millions of gamers that carries the latest products from top hobby game publishers. Players also find accessories, like dice and maps, miniatures, T-shirts, goblin plush toys, and the newest releases to quickly replenish those adventuring supplies for the next dungeon run.