It’s finally here! Pathfinder Second Edition launches TOMORROW, and the center of action is Gen Con, where Paizo is already assembled in anticipation of the big day! Throughout the four-day show, we’ll be pulling back the curtain on future Pathfinder Second Edition releases, revealing exciting plans for Starfinder, and hosting dozens of panel discussions and presentations that take you behind the scenes of the world of Paizo.
You can follow along LIVE all weekend long on the Official Paizo Twitch channel. We’ll also be uploading tons of on-the-scene photos and videos to our social media every day of Gen Con. Be sure to follow Paizo on Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, and Instagram to see everything as it’s happening!
The Paizo Booth
Paizo’s massive trade booth looms like a big purple castle immediately inside Gen Con’s cavernous Exhibit Hall. We’re at Booth #103 all weekend long, with piles and piles of Pathfinder Second Edition releases just waiting for your upcoming adventures. At the booth you’ll find walk-up demos, Paizo staffers eager to answer questions or help you find exactly what you’re looking for, and factory-fresh copies of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, Pathfinder Bestiary, Pathfinder Adventure Path #145: Hellknight Hill and Pathfinder Adventures: Fall of Plaguestone, a raft of new accessories, and a host of other Pathfinder Second Edition releases from Paizo and our licensed partners. We’ll also have the latest releases for Starfinder, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, and other fun stuff. Be sure to stop by early each day for a free collectible Pathfinder or Starfinder pin (while supplies last)!
Paizo takes over the entire Sagamore Ballroom for Gen Con, with non-stop gaming in a huge hall covered with awesome banners featuring our iconic characters! Here, on the second floor of the Indianapolis Convention Center, you’ll find thousands of gamers playing Pathfinder Society, Starfinder Society, and Pathfinder Adventure Card Society scenarios all weekend long, 24 hours a day! Stop by and see what you’ve been missing—or jump into a game yourself!
Each of Paizo’s three organized play campaigns has its own collectible pin available for free in the Sagamore Ballroom. Stop by and ask how to get yours at Organized Play HQ, on the raised platforms against the back wall.
We’ll also have a satellite Paizo store just outside the Sagamore Ballroom, at the top of the escalators where the Crossroads and Sagamore concourses meet. The satellite store will carry a limited selection of Paizo products, focusing on new Pathfinder Second Edition releases to help Pathfinder Society players grab their books quickly and conveniently without having to spend a game slot standing in line in the Exhibit Hall. Note that the satellite store accepts credit card transactions and subscription pick-ups only.
An army of Paizo game designers, developers, editors, graphic design professionals and members of Paizo’s warehouse and customer service departments will be on hand at Gen Con this year, giving you the chance to meet some of the fine folks who create Pathfinder and Starfinder. While most of us can be found in Paizo’s Exhibit Hall booth (come say hi!), we’ve also created a slate of seminars and presentations to give you a behind-the-scenes look at Paizo’s games, sneak peeks at upcoming products, rules Q&As, and more!
Join us in our dedicated Paizo Seminar HQ in room ICC: 212, on the second floor of the Indianapolis Convention Center, near the Sagamore Ballroom and Paizo’s satellite store.
Check out the daily seminar schedules below, and stop by and join the fun. Can’t make it to Gen Con? Catch us online at the Official Paizo Twitch channel, with special hosts Know Direction! We’ll also have two special events on the Gen Con Main Stage (more on that below). All times Eastern.
11:00 AM Introduction to Pathfinder Second Edition 12:00 PM Making Your First Pathfinder Second Edition Character 1:00 PM Starfinder 101 2:00 PM Ask the Paizo GMs 3:00 PM The Art of Pathfinder 4:00 PM Pathfinder: Secrets of Golarion 5:00 PM Setting Your Scene 6:00 PM Starfinder Rules Q&A
Location: ICC: 212
Thursday Livestream on the on Main Stage
4:00-6:00 PM Tomb Heist, with GM Jason Bulmahn, Know Direction, and Dragons & Things
Four ruthless rogues are sent to plunder a town overrun with undead. How much loot can they pilfer before the crusade turns the town to rubble? This special two-hour Actual Play event features guest performers from the Know Direction Podcast and the Dragons and Things Twitch show playing Pathfinder Second Edition!
Location: Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom I-II
10:00 AM Meet the Pathfinder Iconics 11:00 AM Pathfinder RPG 2e Rules Q&A 12:00 PM Dungeon Design Dissection 1:00 PM Evolution of Golarion 2:00 PM Starfinder Adventure Path Q&A 3:00 PM Auntie Lisa’s Story Hours 5:00 PM Future of Paizo Licensing 6:00 PM Diversity in Gaming
Location: ICC: 212
10:00 AM Designing Planets 11:00 AM Secrets of Starfinder’s Pact Worlds 12:00 PM Pathfinder RPG 2e Adventure Design Workshop 1:00 PM Writing for Pathfinder 2:00 PM Ask the Paizo GMs 3:00 PM Making Your First Pathfinder Second Edition Character 4:00 PM Paizo 2019 and Beyond 5:00 PM Pathfinder Adventure Path Q&A 6:00 PM Writing for Starfinder
Location: ICC: 212
Saturday Gen Con Studio Livestream with Logan Bonner
3:00-4:00 PM Pathfinder Second Edition Interview with Logan Bonner
Pathfinder Second Edition designer Logan Bonner sits down for a mid-convention interview on the Gen Con Studio Twitch channel to share his impressions of Pathfinder Second Edition’s release at the convention, reveal details on how the new edition was made, and more!
Location: Westin Hotel Senate I (second floor)
10:00 AM Pathfinder Second Edition Design Philosophy 11:00 AM Music & Ambiance 12:00 PM Pathfinder Adventure Card Game 1:00 PM Starfinder Beginner Box
Location: ICC: 212
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Paizo at Gen Con
Wednesday, July 31, 2019