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Just wanted to give a quick update on where we are at with the schedule of events. I've tallied up all the submissions from Paizo employees and other companies and community members and we're looking at 176 events ranging from seminars, workshops, games and "other". This does not include Pathfinder Society RPG or ACG.
My goal is to have the event lottery up early or mid-April.
How the lottery selection works:
Kids Badges are not eligible for the Event Lottery process as they are meant for younger individuals who would not be doing as many games/events but are still interested in taking part in the convention. If a younger attendee is looking for a full convention schedule, they should purchase a full 4 day badge. Kids Badges can sign up to events when open registration begins if their badge has been transferred to an individual's account. There is no buddy system for open registration. There are some evens specifically targeted at kids which are left out of the lottery system specifically to make sure kids have the opportunity to sign up.
Keep in mind it all has to be shipping together to get the discount so if Unchained (which is a preorder) is shipping separately, it wouldn't qualify. If everything is going to your sidecart, that might also be causing some weirdness. Either way, I've moved this to the tech team's wheelhouse so they can investigate.
gary: or as my uncle, the ancient egyptian, used to say, perish the thoth
robot chris: it’s almost been 4 years guys
sara marie: the twist is...you already ARE a pumpkin
robot chris: D:
sara marie: you were a pumpkin all along chris
robot chris: OH MY GOURD
sara marie: squash any feelings that tell you otherwise
christopher: Opens the way for a Cars RPG, complete with an Ecology Of... line.
sara marie: Cars the RPG would be fun
sara marie: strength would be horsepower?
ashley: i feel like mater would make a good bard
christopher: As the tow truck, wouldn't he be the cleric?
ashley: no the mechanic cars would be the clerics
tanis: This is the dorkiest conversation I have observed in some time.
sara marie: also wouldnt luigi and guido be like the town black smith?
sara marie: frank is the barbarian?
ashley: fillmore would be the druid because he's a hippy
My general advice is to contact customer service if you need to ship anything from your sidecart "as soon as possible" instead of waiting for a subscription shipment. The functionality of that button has been confusing customers since it was added due to the way that it handles preorders/backorders and unavailable items. With recent changes to the way our system handles sidecarts and preorders, the simplest and least confusing way to handle requests for moving items out of the sidecart is to contact us and have us move it out.
The con organisers have decided not to offer PFS (or any other supplement to the lottery games) in the middle (afternoon) slot at Paizocon.
I would suggest waiting for the event schedule to be completed and released before determining that we will not have anything scheduled during these times that isn't a lottery event. Historically we've had a variety seminars which are not in the lottery due to the larger room size and I am well aware that having an open PFS slot means that there will be a significant number of gamers looking for things to do during that timeframe.