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The contract we have with the Doubletree hotel states that self-parking will be $8/car/day so no one should need to park offsite because of pricing. I know that with 2,000+ attendees at NorWestCon, the Doubletree parking lot filled up and that required offsite parking by loads of attendees. I'm guessing that that shouldn't be an issue for us at PaizoCon.
It's possible that JoelF847 was looking at the Valet pricing (which isn't listed in the contract except as prevailing posted rate) and $21/car/day seems appropraite.
Unfortunately the company that holds the patent on the white peanuts (the ones that we prefer to use) has discontinued them and will not sell the patent to anyone else so those are no longer available. The ones made from cornstarch shed organic materials on everything and make books sticky so they aren't a good option either. So the green peanuts are the only option for us as far as peanuts go right now.
We've looked into air pillows and kraft paper options as well but they take much longer to use and don't stand up to the weight of our books in transit as well as the peanut options.
I'm constantly re-evaluating our shipping materials and experimenting so believe me I'm as motivated to move from the green peanuts as everyone else. ;)
Rite Publishing wrote:
Any idea on a more specific date as to when they will be back in stock?
We are just sending them to reprint now so I don't have more than a guesstimate and that would be June. I can jump back into this thread once I have a better date but to be honest, with the port congestion issues we're all experiencing, even my better date will still be an estimate.
One of the other benefits of having an open slot from PFSOP is so that attendees don't have to miss out on key seminars or other gaming options due to the drive to maximize their OP character's level progression.
We are trying to allow for a more holistic convention experience rather than just a PFSOP con experience. If that's your main drive for attending, then great. There will be plenty of GMs running PFSOP during that open slot. But if you'd like to take a break from PFSOP and take in some of the other sights and sounds of PaizoCon, well then this is your opportunity.
As much as I love seeing the PFSOP room full 24/7, I'm almost more excited to see how folks spend their off slot. Who will I get a chance to chat with in the bar? What new faces will we see in our seminars? Who's going to take the time to try out the Adventure Card Game? Maybe some folks will paint a mini or do some serious browsing in the store? So many possibilities... :) I just can't wait!
It turns out that the product that Sunghwan ordered on 9/25/14 was a pre-order for a magazine and the first few copies of these didn't even arrive in our warehouse to ship until 10/8/14 and the bulk until 10/16/14 so now with the right info in hand, I think that a 1-week turnaround isn't bad.
I understand that loads of people are frustrated with the situation and we really are working as hard as we can to get orders processed. In most cases, the orders that have been submitted are in the queue and will get picked and shipped so please hang in there and trust in us and thank you to all of you for your continued patience.
I can understand shipping delays due to the Great Golem sale. But I have to ask, if the sale started on October 1st, how is it that there are orders from the 2nd and 3rd of October that have not even shipped yet? I have seen several posts in this forum of people who ordered on those days and their orders still have not shipped. This would make it seem that there is something more going on than just the sale. I cannot see there being this many orders that it is taking over three weeks to even ship the initial orders unless Paizo is catering to the online retailer orders before processing regular customer orders. Or is it that there is just one person in the warehouse that is shipping everything? Or are the delays because Paizo is selling off old stock that has not been received in their warehouse from the distributors that are returning unsellable stock?
Hey Wally West,
Our warehouse is cranking out orders as quickly as we can. We have between 6 and 8 full-time folks down there picking and packing orders all day long but there's just a ton of orders to get through. In addition to the sale, we also had a subscription run right in the middle of things that added loads of more orders into the process.
There are all kinds of reasons why someone's order from the first few days of the sale might not have shipped yet. They may have had their CC declined and we're waiting for them to fix things, they may have ordered something that we don't have in stock (something that wasn't on sale) and we might be waiting for that product to come in, or maybe their order was so huge that it is hung-up in our system (and we've had some with hundreds of items). Honestly there are a variety of reasons why something like this might have happened and we're working as hard as we can to get answers for those folks and get orders shipped.
I can say that everything we put on sale is in house (ie we're not waiting for it to come in from a supplier) so that's not the problem. There's just a ton of orders and that takes time.
We really appreciate that folks are shopping with us and we really appreciate everyone's extended patience with the long pending time. I can guarantee that we will get to everyone's order as quickly as we can and please have faith that if you've ordered from us, we will get your package out to you. We just need everyone to hang tight and trust in us!
Michal Tatarka wrote:
Hi Michal, your order has been delayed because we've been trying to get you two of the starter decks but have been unsuccessful. I'm afraid that at this point we really should cancel your Guristas and Serpentis starter decks and ship the rest of your order to you (which are in our warehouse and ready to ship now). Please let us know if this is okay and we're sorry for the delay.
WizKids has officially announced the new release date for the Wrath of the Righteous Miniatures and it is January 22nd.
Our plan is to authorize our subscriber's credit cards today for these and have them ship out along with our January subscription products starting next week.
My subscription shows the next three Adventure Path volumes are shipping together in February.
That's just our system being wonky with showing subs info. I can guarantee that we will not be shipping out the next 3 Pathfinder APs together. Sara Marie can explain what you are experiencing when she is back from vacation so hold tight...no reason to panic. :)
The listing that everyone was seeing on Amazon but sold by FunAgain Games was an error on Amazon's site. We've been in touch with the FunAgain guys and they have assured us that they set up their offering to be a pre-order until the 30th and any orders they are receiving between now and then will be delayed until after the release date.
I hope that helps clear some of this up.
Nix Tharel wrote:
Is there going to be anyone demoing the Card game at the Spiel Convention at Essen, Germany in October?
I believe that they will have translated copies of the rules and translations of the cards there but I'm unsure if they will be running demos in the hall. I've emailed them to find out so stay tuned.
I have a question about the critical fumble deck. A few of the cards have something like (DMG 237) or some such after the description of the fumble. Can anybody tell me what, exactly, that means? At first I thought it meant "damage" but I'm seeing it on a few that don't necessarily deal with damage.
Those were page references that pointed you to the old 3.5 books. In this case, DMG 237 was Dungeon Master's Guide page 237.
Matteo Falcone wrote:
Parking at the hotel is extra even for those staying at the hotel. I'll double-check that the ATM is full and as far as I'm aware, there should not be any remodeling during our show. I think we got quite enough of that last year at the Redmond location.
Kata. the ..... wrote:
No there are still plenty of available rooms at the hotel and on our block so feel free to book at anytime.
A quick question if I pledge $15 do I get the chronicle sheet as well or just the PDF.
At $15 you just get the Emerald Spire PDF. To get both the chronicles sheet and the ES PDF, you have to pledge $35 and that gives you the game and a bunch of other stuff. The best way to figure what you get in each pledge level is to consult the graphics near the bottom of the KS page.
If you're not 100% sure on the value of attending PaizoCon this year (since we don't have 1-day tickets) you and your wife can always drop in and wander about to get a feel for the event. You won't be able to take part in any of the seminars or activities (and won't get a swag bag) but you'll be able to meet some folks and see what PaizoCon is really about.
Then you'll be better armed to make a decision about future PaizoCons.
It will be another few months before we begin to post the events. We are still coordinating the Special Guests and working on our internal programming for the show.
We will have a variety of panels and workshops that are open seating, as well as open gaming areas and plenty of non-Pathfinder Society gaming.
Keep your eyes peeled for more news!
Any plans on selling the other "styles" they make, such as the milk, or white chocolate here on Paizo.com?
This is the only product that the manufacturer is offering through the Hobby distribution channel so far. I may look into ordering direct from the manufacturer but since these are *perishable* I'm not sure how many SKUs I want to have on hand.
Ezekiel 25:17 wrote:
My best guess is that may have been the 13 Coins...?
What's the parking situation at the hotel for those of us who are local and won't be staying at the hotel? Can we pay the day parking rate and park at the hotel, or is that for guests only?
Te rates we've shown should be available to all of our attendees. Just be sure to mention that you are there for PaizoCon.
We are expecting these back in sometime in mid September.
Are there plans to have this set available again?
I don't believe that they've made any kind of decision about issuing a new Starter Set or new coin packs but I'll be keen to discuss this with them in person at Gen Con. Hopefully I come away with some good news to report. Until then, stay tuned.
Will registration be open the day before to pick up badges ahead of time?
I've thought a lot about this option and right now I'm leaning towards NO because there's so much involved in setting up for registration.
We're trying to streamline the registration process this year and I'm hopeful that we will be able to cycle folks thru the line much faster and get you all off to your games on time.
I was trying to do you all a favor and have the evening games start and end at an earlier time but if everyone would rather shift all the 6PM open gaming slots to 7PM then I'm prepared to do that. Just let me know and we'll make it so. At the end of the day it's YOUR show and we just want everyone to have fun so help me do that. :)
I have good news and bad news.
The good news is that the attendance for PaizoCon 2012 has exceeded expectations which means we've now sold through all the rooms the hotel can set aside for us for the room block. Hurray!
The bad news is we're out of rooms in the room block and all rooms booked from this point on will have to be at the regular rate.
Skeeter Green wrote:
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