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Andoran **** Venture-Captain, Missouri—Cape Girardeau aka Arnim Thayer

I an very interested in volunteering at Gen Con this year; this will be my first year ever to attend! When will we hear from Paizo about registering to GM for Pathfinder Society?

Andoran *****

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Last year they did not ask until March, so you have some time yet.

Andoran **** Venture-Captain, Missouri—Cape Girardeau aka Arnim Thayer

Looking to pre-register and reserve a hotel room early... like very soon... to make sure I have one for the convention! Just thought I would ask here for more info. Thanks for the response!

Andoran *****

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Arnim Thayer wrote:
Looking to pre-register and reserve a hotel room early... like very soon... to make sure I have one for the convention! Just thought I would ask here for more info. Thanks for the response!

When does that start? In a couple of weeks right?

Edit: Jan 23 at noon

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber

VIG registration starts Jan. 11 - 16, and general registration starts Jan 23rd.

Hotel registration is usually quite a bit later unless you do the VIG thing. The Jan 11 - 16 is only if you have done VIG previously.

Didn't volunteer for Pazio before. Not sure I will. Have so much to do their. Plus 7 + hours of flight time. Usually 10 or so of actual travel to do some volunteering instead of playing. Hard to convince myself.

Sean

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O_o

Whoa! Now this thread started early.

Andoran *****

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
thenorthman wrote:

VIG registration starts Jan. 11 - 16, and general registration starts Jan 23rd.

Hotel registration is usually quite a bit later unless you do the VIG thing. The Jan 11 - 16 is only if you have done VIG previously.

Didn't volunteer for Pazio before. Not sure I will. Have so much to do their. Plus 7 + hours of flight time. Usually 10 or so of actual travel to do some volunteering instead of playing. Hard to convince myself.

Sean

Hotel Registration starts a couple of days after Pre registration starts, so most Likely Tuesday like last year, on the 25th.


Pathfinder Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I am thinking about doing the V.I.G. this year. But if I am able to purchase a V.I.G. ticket (I am guessing that is done on the 23rd), will I still get good pick for a hotel? That is one of the bonuses, correct?

Grand Lodge **** Venture-Captain, California—Los Angeles aka miniaturepeddler

Hobbun wrote:
I am thinking about doing the V.I.G. this year. But if I am able to purchase a V.I.G. ticket (I am guessing that is done on the 23rd), will I still get good pick for a hotel? That is one of the bonuses, correct?

Yep the VIG's have a special block of rooms set aside for them. I don't know which hotels in particular they reserve, but given the cost of the VIG ticket, it is in the walkway loop, not driving distance.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber
Dragnmoon wrote:
thenorthman wrote:

VIG registration starts Jan. 11 - 16, and general registration starts Jan 23rd.

Hotel registration is usually quite a bit later unless you do the VIG thing. The Jan 11 - 16 is only if you have done VIG previously.

Didn't volunteer for Pazio before. Not sure I will. Have so much to do their. Plus 7 + hours of flight time. Usually 10 or so of actual travel to do some volunteering instead of playing. Hard to convince myself.

Sean

Hotel Registration starts a couple of days after Pre registration starts, so most Likely Tuesday like last year, on the 25th.

Well it's been a couple of years that I had to get a room put side VIG or my friend just taking care of, but in 08' I was pretty sure the hotel registration was a good month later. You received a code to be able to do it after you purchased a badge.

They are constantly improving so maybe it's different now.

They always had it start at 8 am eastern time and living in Alaska that kind of sucked. Of course my current job I get up at 4 am.

Sean

Qadira

I just want to bask in the insanity.


Pathfinder Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
miniaturepeddler wrote:
Hobbun wrote:
I am thinking about doing the V.I.G. this year. But if I am able to purchase a V.I.G. ticket (I am guessing that is done on the 23rd), will I still get good pick for a hotel? That is one of the bonuses, correct?
Yep the VIG's have a special block of rooms set aside for them. I don't know which hotels in particular they reserve, but given the cost of the VIG ticket, it is in the walkway loop, not driving distance.

Ok, thanks.

A buddy of mine and I talked about getting a V.I.G. (for this year) during last GenCon due to some of the amenities it gives, mainly in getting a hotel room more easily. That has always been such a pain to get. It’s gotten better over the years, but even last year I had issues getting a room where by the time I checked out, all four nights (in the hotel I wanted) were not available. And I was right there when hotel registration started. Fortunately, when I called up the housing authority they were eventually were able to switch us over to the same hotel for all four nights.

Hopefully if I am able to get a V.I.G. pass I can avoid the hassle with the hotel room. And I do hope rooms are available right there across the convention center. What we have always gotten was the Courtyard by the Marriott, which is kitty corner of the convention center.

Andoran **** Venture-Captain, Missouri—Cape Girardeau aka Arnim Thayer

Please explain VIG. Keep in mind this will be my first Gen Con. And any other advice for a first time Gen Con GM would be great as well.

To be clear, I am not a new GM; I run PFS for three local conventions a year, plus a scenario every other week at our FLGS. What kind of insanity am I lookung at? And how best to prepare?

Sczarni ** Venture-Lieutenant, Connecticut—Manchester aka Cpt_kirstov

Arnim Thayer wrote:

Please explain VIG. Keep in mind this will be my first Gen Con. And any other advice for a first time Gen Con GM would be great as well.

To be clear, I am not a new GM; I run PFS for three local conventions a year, plus a scenario every other week at our FLGS. What kind of insanity am I lookung at? And how best to prepare?

This link explains it better than I ever could

Qadira

Anyone know what Hotel is the ideal one?

I am looking to reserve but I want to know which place will get me there the fastest for I am sure they are going to book up fast.

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Zuxius wrote:

Anyone know what Hotel is the ideal one?

I am looking to reserve but I want to know which place will get me there the fastest for I am sure they are going to book up fast.

Be a Tier 1 GM. That decision gets made for you. :P

Qadira

Arg! But...but...I am not an Iron GM yet.

Ho dear.

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Zuxius wrote:

Arg! But...but...I am not an Iron GM yet.

Ho dear.

You would be by the end of the weekend. :D

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And Lilith will have cookies...

mmmmmm...

Qadira

...but seriously...what hotel? I need to know by Tuesday. I will be making reservations while in transit to San Francisco.

*****

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Zuxius wrote:
...but seriously...what hotel? I need to know by Tuesday. I will be making reservations while in transit to San Francisco.

Mariott, New Mariott (whatever the long name is), Westin, and Hyatt are the closest.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber

Omni and Hilton are close as well. With the Hilton being preferred for people who like a good amount of space in their room for gaming.

Personally have only done the Wetin, Conrad! And Sheraton.

Westin from here out probably.

Plus this year Gencons exhibit hall is in the new section and they do not currently plan on using the whole hall way and old exhibit area. (AKA where the auction was that hall way, or section A though d if you pull up the map of the convention center).

Grand Lodge **** Venture-Captain, California—Los Angeles aka miniaturepeddler

Supposedly the East entrance to the convention center will be the new main entrance, rather than the North entrance.

That makes the hotels to the north less desirable and the train track one (I can't remember its name) becoming the new desirable hotel, as it will be right accross from the the new entrances. (or at least closer).

Qadira

Train track one?

Grand Lodge **

Robyn Nixon wrote:

Supposedly the East entrance to the convention center will be the new main entrance, rather than the North entrance.

That makes the hotels to the north less desirable and the train track one (I can't remember its name) becoming the new desirable hotel, as it will be right accross from the the new entrances. (or at least closer).

Crowne Plaza at Union Station?

Grand Lodge **** Venture-Captain, California—Los Angeles aka miniaturepeddler

Mark Garringer wrote:
Robyn Nixon wrote:

Supposedly the East entrance to the convention center will be the new main entrance, rather than the North entrance.

That makes the hotels to the north less desirable and the train track one (I can't remember its name) becoming the new desirable hotel, as it will be right accross from the the new entrances. (or at least closer).

Crowne Plaza at Union Station?

Yeah, that's the one!

Andoran **** Venture-Captain, Missouri—Cape Girardeau aka Arnim Thayer

*Casts Revive Thread*

Any word on when we can sign up as GMs for GenCon yet?

Andoran **** Venture-Captain, Missouri—Cape Girardeau aka Arnim Thayer

Any word yet? I'm getting anxious!


Arnim Thayer wrote:
Any word yet? I'm getting anxious!

The blog post outlining our GM needs for Gen Con will go up on Friday. :)

Hyrum.

Andoran **** Venture-Captain, Missouri—Cape Girardeau aka Arnim Thayer

Hyrum Savage wrote:
Arnim Thayer wrote:
Any word yet? I'm getting anxious!

The blog post outlining our GM needs for Gen Con will go up on Friday. :)

Hyrum.

Yeah! That is awesome! So lloking forward to GMing for Paizo!

Qadira *****

Hyrum Savage wrote:
Arnim Thayer wrote:
Any word yet? I'm getting anxious!

The blog post outlining our GM needs for Gen Con will go up on Friday. :)

Hyrum.

*squees*

Shadow Lodge ****

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

I'll let the local panicked masses that frantically trying to pick out events know!

I told them that if they GM 4 or more slots it the decision of what to play is easy. They didn't believe me.

Qadira ****

Hyrum Savage wrote:
Arnim Thayer wrote:
Any word yet? I'm getting anxious!

The blog post outlining our GM needs for Gen Con will go up on Friday. :)

Hyrum.

Cannot wait! I want to GM SOOOO much.

Cheliax ***** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

I'm going to pull a Kyle Baird and judge all 10 slots :)

*****

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Todd Morgan wrote:
I'm going to pull a Kyle Baird and judge all 10 slots :)

I wasn't the only one who did that.

This year, with my wife coming along, there's a very real chance I won't judge any slots! We'll see how registration goes.

Qadira *****

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Todd Morgan wrote:
I'm going to pull a Kyle Baird and judge all 10 slots :)

You should one-up Kyle and run two pre-GenCon tables at Scotty's, so you can say you ran 12 slots at GenCon, unlike that lightweight Kyle Baird.

*****

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Doug Miles wrote:
Todd Morgan wrote:
I'm going to pull a Kyle Baird and judge all 10 slots :)
You should one-up Kyle and run two pre-GenCon tables at Scotty's, so you can say you ran 12 slots at GenCon, unlike that lightweight Kyle Baird.

Hey now! I signed chronicles for 11 official Gen Con tables last year.

*****

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Doug Miles wrote:
that lightweight Kyle Baird.

LOL. Me. Lightweight.

Grand Lodge ***

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber
Kyle Baird wrote:
Doug Miles wrote:
that lightweight Kyle Baird.
LOL. Me. Lightweight.

Compared to Probert.

Cheliax *

We locked up the room after you all left.

Then we had to stay up to drink with Hitchcock and Bulmahm. And make sure Tim went back to the hotel room. The right hotel room.

Then still get up early enough to open the event room and shine/polish Greg Vaughan's halo.

Now that's hard.

;)

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