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Some of the panels which have been run for several years in a row have had their titles given a bit of an update. In some cases this is to allow us to focus on a particular aspect of the content, in others to broaden the scope of what might be discussed and some just got new names to be a bit more descriptive. The Horror in RPGs panel is one of these events. Its popular enough that I do not foresee it being cut from the PaizoCon schedule anytime soon. The updated title for Horror in RPGs panel is "Horror Roleplaying: Terror Tales & Techniques." I had thought we got pages for all the seminars up, but I'm not seeing this one created yet so I'll look into that shortly.
If you want to know more about the lottery system here are some links to info about the buddy system and the lottery (all links stay on paizo.com):
How it works.
The voting system itself, how the lottery is run, was taken from academic papers published by expert researchers into the math and psychology of voting systems. Be honest with your rankings, its designed to work best if people ranking honestly.
Ok, Katina and I are done for the evening. Still have some Paizo Seminars to get up on the schedule as well as a couple of events that are not entered yet. So don't freak out if you don't see your event up, but currently everything that IS up should have its date and time and other information entered.
I really wanted the majority of the descriptions to at least go live so people who submitted events could kind of start spot checking things they submitted. Katina and I are jamming on getting the dates and times entered, shooting to open lottery preference selection tomorrow. Until they get date and time entered, they show up as Friday All Day. I hop this doesn't cause too much confusion.
I've got a stack of Paizo seminars (non-lottery events) that are going up with titles only right now and a stack of events that I was working on with folks that do not have the PDF event sheets so there are still some things that are being added today.
DT Seattle Crab Pot and the Seattle Aquarium are both very near one of my favorite Iconic Washington things to do, which is to walk onto the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry and then either get right back on to come back to Seattle or walk around the town for a bit and grab lunch/dinner/ice cream before returning. Both sailing directions offer a lovely view of Puget Sound and Seattle and it takes about 35 minutes each way.
Random data point regarding being a pedestrian in the Seattle area. Use the crosswalks. They may not always be well-placed or convenient, but use them anyway. While not 100% enforced all of the time, the Seattle area is somewhat known for being stricter on jaywalking than other cities often are. Keep your focus on crossing and not on electronic devices, etc, drivers are not always paying attention, even at crosswalks.
This thread is intended to provide information and updates on the status of Beginner Box backorders and will be updated as we have details to share.
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For stuff like the events schedule going live and lottery preferences opening, I like to do a soft rollout, meaning you may see things up on the site before they are officially announced. If there are problems, people usually spot them before we email all attendees. This of course, only occurs for things where an extra day or hours provides no advantage for actual event registration.
cort: You want to [redacted] them all at the same time? Hrm, not that I'm aware ... but see what Gary says, he knows the back corners better than I.
sara marie: hmm the more i think on this the more i think its a horrible rabbit hole ABORT ABORT
gary: too late i already coded it up and committed it and rolled it and it works perfectly and that means TACOS FOR EVERYONE
sara marie: hmm now that you mention tacos
gary: you were talking about the taco cannon right
sara marie: ...
sharaya: TACO CANNON???
gary: as soon as you turn your back on it
cort: Seige weapondry tends to be distrustful.
gary: also, we are a little backed up in the taco mines
cort: On the plus side, we have a lettuce surplus.
gary: cleaning it up was messy. and delicious
Real update time: Been on a solid scheduling kick the last few days (Thanks to T Swift, Rihanna, Missy Elliot, Nikki Minaj and John Denver). My current plan is to have it finished written tonight and sent out to the folks that approve it so they can review it Monday/Tuesday. My trusty event data entry sidekick (Katina) is already working on getting Pathfinder Society events entered on paizo.com. After that she'll enter everything but the date and time for events so once the schedule is approved we can get that information public ASAP.
robot chris: also I got my first use out of the [redacted] whacker
gary: i presume that means it worked
robot chris: beautifully!
gary: nice. use your power for good
the Haunted Jester wrote:
Will there be any live game sessions like the ones Nic Logue and Greg Vaughn ran last year? In addition, what plans does Paizo have for implementing their Twitch stream (if at all) for PaizoCon?
Both Nick and Greg will be running Celebrity Gaming sessions again this year. I'm not sure that the hotel's wifi connection would be robust enough to handle live streaming, but I will pass along the suggestion to our community team.
Hi folks, I removed some posts (and replies to said posts) that I think? were intended to be all in good fun, but just don't translate well for everyone who might be reading these forum posts. In addition to text not always being able to capture a snarky or sarcastic tone, not all our readers or community members have historical knowledge of paizo.com forum and community interactions and relationships to understand these were likely made in a lighthearted and friendly manner.
Chris Lambertz wrote:
Removed a series of baiting posts. Folks, we'd rather not have this thread turn into anything more than its original premise. Any further posts attempting to escalate the conversation or are off topic will be removed without notification.
The premise of this thread is "AMBER SCOTT APPRECIATION". If you are here for anything else, leave the thread before posting.
See the little comic #5 as it bravely traverses ocean and land to fight its way, ever forward to the loading dock of a humble warehouse. Bursting forth from its cardboard containment, leaping for joy from its pallets. Ascending to its place on the shelves, eagerly awaiting placement into the packages lining up to make their final journey into the hands of our ardent readers, fervent fans and committed collectors.
TL;DR: Hollow Mountain #5 hit the dock at 7am this morning. Just in the nick of time to be included in April's order spawning.
First off, thank you for your patience! Various things (most recently HB and being out sick for 2 weeks) really put me behind where I wanted to be with the schedule. I've just mostly finished compiling my list of events and look forward to hammering them into a workable convention schedule next week. Currently getting the schedule written and uploaded is my highest priority.
I know everyone is very excited to see 2016 events go up, and to thank you for your continued patience, I thought I'd tease some event titles. Some of these are Paizo employees and some are by luminaries and fans in our wonderful gaming community.
At this point the schedule is still very malleable, so if you have something you want to run, go ahead and fill out the event form and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org before next Friday. I know I've heard from a number of people who missed the deadline but were wondering if they could still submit so I am not the only one for whom 2016 is rushing by quicker than expected!
This is only a handful of what I've got. I feel looking over the events so far, its going to be a very strong PaizoCon. Looking forward to sharing the rest of the events with you soon!
Looking for information on how event signup and the lottery works? Check our How-To thread!
I wasn't, but came across the data while doing some other stuff. Enjoy!
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