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When and where will the event schedule be posted?


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Was wondering if anyone could help me out. I am planning on attending Paizocon 2017. I've already got my e-ticket badge bought my banquet ticket and reserved a room at the Double Tree.
My next order of business would be to look-up what other events I'd like to attend. One problem I can't find any info on 2017 event schedule! By digging into the 2016 it seems that the event schedule could be released anytime in February or March and that some sort of lottery is held for the more popular events.

Could someone with experience give me a breakdown of how this process usually works? Ideally I'd like to attend one or two seminars and do 3-4 society games leaving the rest up in the air until I figure out what events are actually going to happen. Obviously, this is my first time so any help would surely be appreciated.....thx in advance


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Sometime soon, Paizo will ask for event submissions.

Then it will go quiet for a few weeks again as they are submitted and Paizo juggle all the events on offer into rooms and schedules.

Then around mid April or so, they will post the event schedule allowing you to select the events you are most interested in. It's a lottery basis, put a high score in events you really want, and low scores in alternate events running the same time.

Dont score any times or events for which you are taking a break or not interested.

Do leave yourself some blank spots for shopping, seeing the Paizo demo games, get killed in quick games by Owen, Guild Store Ninjas and Care Bears and the like.

Then around early May, the lottery will close and the Paizo super computer will shuffle all the wishes and allocate the lucky people their gaming seats. The results are published to each person.

Then you can book up on any events that still have open seats once that is done. You can trade events I think as well, I didn't do any trading last year.

Everything is always posted to these forums, so you will know when things are happening. There are usually Blog posts as well to draw your attention when needed.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Thanks Anthony,

That helps a lot. Owe you beverage of your choice when I bump into u..

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Thanks... my first PaizoCon, so reading this I get an idea for the process flow. Games from 2016 are still posted.
Now I just have to run each bonekeep three times before I get there... lol

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Any advice for a group of players that want to play together?

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, PFS RPG Subscriber

If you want to play together in a lottery event, it's very hard. You can only have one "buddy" in the lottery to pair yourself with.

If you want to be together in a PFS game, you can all try to sign up together.

If you want to play something that's not on the schedule at all, just kinda go for it. Plan your timing ahead of time, but you'll be able to find space once you get there.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
rknop wrote:

If you want to play together in a lottery event, it's very hard. You can only have one "buddy" in the lottery to pair yourself with.

If you want to be together in a PFS game, you can all try to sign up together.

If you want to play something that's not on the schedule at all, just kinda go for it. Plan your timing ahead of time, but you'll be able to find space once you get there.

This makes it sound as if PFS games are not lottery events. Is that true?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Class Deck Subscriber

Only special PFS tables are lotteried. (Such as the Out of Retirement offerings run by Paizo staff.) The majority of PFS tables are first come first served.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Ah very cool. Thanks!

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