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Ive never been and I want to go next year.
I know nothing about it but I want to know how I can go next year.
What am I going to need to go to Paizocon next year?

Sovereign Court PaizoCon Founder, Wayfinder Editor-in-Chief

Triston wrote:

Ive never been and I want to go next year.

I know nothing about it but I want to know how I can go next year.
What am I going to need to go to Paizocon next year?

First...keep your schedule open and clear for June. PaizoCon is traditionally held on a Friday-Sunday weekend in June. When in June? Depends on hotel space availability, really. Usually the 2nd or 3rd weekend, though.

Next, watch for the Announcement on paizo.com It will not only tell you the weekend, but also the hotel it will be held at, and when tickets go on sale. Make a note of that date...when the tickets go on sale. You need to be ready to buy them ASAP.

Why? Well, for the banquet tickets. While the 3-day badges are usually not at risk for selling out, the Saturday night banquet is a limited seating event. They DO sell out fairly fast.

So, after you've got the weekend confirmed as time-off, and you've purchased your tickets, then make your travel plans and book the hotel room. You may want to use the boards here to find roomies to split the cost of the room.

Also, if you aren't from the Seattle-area, plan on arriving a day or two early, and start saving some money up for some touristy time in Seattle. There's a lot to do here, a lot to see, and on Thursday evening, there is the unofficial PaizoCon kick-off with the annual Meet-and-Eat, where you get to hang with a 100+ fellow Con-goers.

That's what you should plan for....hope you can make it!

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Triston wrote:
What am I going to need to go to Paizocon next year?

Something to fill the inevitable hole in your wallet.

Trust me on this.

I went to my first PaizoCon this year, and it will NOT be my last, that's for certain. I found it a colossal blast.

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How much do the tickets usually cost?

Sovereign Court PaizoCon Founder, Wayfinder Editor-in-Chief

Triston wrote:
How much do the tickets usually cost?

Together, I spent $50 on the 3-day badge and banquet ticket. I think that was a $35/$15 split. Expect the price of these for 2012 to be somewhere around this...it may increase slightly, depending on the new venue.

I think thunderspirit is referring to the large amount of money you will spend on merchandise goodness that is available in the dealer room, as well as travel and lodging expenses. And food. And drink. Lots of drink.

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Timitius wrote:
Triston wrote:
How much do the tickets usually cost?

Together, I spent $50 on the 3-day badge and banquet ticket. I think that was a $35/$15 split. Expect the price of these for 2012 to be somewhere around this...it may increase slightly, depending on the new venue.

I think thunderspirit is referring to the large amount of money you will spend on merchandise goodness that is available in the dealer room, as well as travel and lodging expenses. And food. And drink. Lots of drink.

He is absolutely NOT referring to the admission and event itself, but rather to the large amount of money dropped on dealer room goodies.

And travel (I come from the Chicago/Milwaukee area).
And food. Really, REALLY good food. (Mmm, Crab Pot...)

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion , Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

thunderspirit wrote:

He is absolutely NOT referring to the admission and event itself, but rather to the large amount of money dropped on dealer room goodies.

And travel (I come from the Chicago/Milwaukee area).
And food. Really, REALLY good food. (Mmm, Crab Pot...)

And Sunday morning dim sum run. Mmm...

Sovereign Court Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Liz Courts wrote:
thunderspirit wrote:

He is absolutely NOT referring to the admission and event itself, but rather to the large amount of money dropped on dealer room goodies.

And travel (I come from the Chicago/Milwaukee area).
And food. Really, REALLY good food. (Mmm, Crab Pot...)

And Sunday morning dim sum run. Mmm...

Must make Dim Sum run next year ... And Crab Pot ... maybe make a week long vacation.

Shadow Lodge

$35 on the 3-day badge is a dam good price. I help run a Steampunk convention in Denver and I know what hotels charge for cons.

Contributor

One of these years I'd love to make it. However for the forseeable future it's likely to be a PaizoCon or GenCon one or the other situation, and GenCon is much closer to me. Alas.

Scarab Sages

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Todd Stewart wrote:
One of these years I'd love to make it. However for the forseeable future it's likely to be a PaizoCon or GenCon one or the other situation, and GenCon is much closer to me. Alas.

I think it is about time they make you a Special Guest...;)

Liberty's Edge Dedicated Voter 2013

Oh, how exciting! My husband and I have been dying to make it to Paizocon. We've decided that no matter what, we're going this year~!

We've never been west of Minnesota though. This will be an adventure!


Any possibility of bringing Paizocon over the pond and visiting the shores of the U.K?

We're in dire need of a gaming convention as Gencon no longer visits!:(

Scarab Sages Star Voter 2013

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Maps Subscriber
bodrin wrote:

Any possibility of bringing Paizocon over the pond and visiting the shores of the U.K?

We're in dire need of a gaming convention as Gencon no longer visits!:(

I believe the planning for PaizoCon UK is about to start. Stay tuned to

http://www.paizocon.co.uk/

There's also a Paizocon UK thread on the PaizoCon sub forum
http://paizo.com/paizo/messageboards/paizoPublishing/paizocon

I went last year - it was awesomely good.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
CheshireElf wrote:
I went last year - it was awesomely good.

Hi CheshireElf, are you based where your name suggests you are? I've recently started running some PFS on Monday nights at Chester Games Club (forum here). I'm

paz {AT} chestergames {DOT} co {DOT} uk
if you want to get in contact - I'm interested to know what other Pathfinder games might be going on in the area.

Did you go to PaizoCon UK 2011? I'm wondering if we've already met.

Scarab Sages Star Voter 2013

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Maps Subscriber
Paz wrote:
CheshireElf wrote:
I went last year - it was awesomely good.

Hi CheshireElf, are you based where your name suggests you are? I've recently started running some PFS on Monday nights at Chester Games Club (forum here). I'm

paz {AT} chestergames {DOT} co {DOT} uk
if you want to get in contact - I'm interested to know what other Pathfinder games might be going on in the area.

Did you go to PaizoCon UK 2011? I'm wondering if we've already met.

Hi Paz,

I'm in Liverpool, so not too far away :)
I'll drop you an email.

I've spotted another thread running with some recent updates on PaizoCon UK - http://paizo.com/forums/dmtz4a3x?PaizoCon-UK-2012
Looks like Dave Harrison's looking at potential dates.

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