With all the snow falling around the office, I thought a bit of Frozen humor appropriate. Since I ran away from the snowmageddon to the warmer climes of Virginia, I’d ask our community to send good vibes back to the Paizonians braving the wrath of Baba Yaga to keep operations and books moving forward.
Linda and I being at conventions left Michael, James, and Thurston with the run of the Org Play department. I’m looking forward to hearing what craziness they concocted in our absence. One of the tasks this week involved completing the Pathfinder Society Year 2 outline, so I wouldn’t be surprised if a leshy luchador or an iruxi alchemist snuck in somewhere.
The big news for this week is that we are coordinating with the Organized Play Foundation to launch the call for volunteers for the next batch of Paizo-sponsored conventions for 2020. The following events need GMs and HQ volunteers:
- PaizoCon (SeaTac, WA, USA) – May 22-25, 2020 – Call currently open
- UK Games Expo (Birmingham, United Kingdom) – May 29-31, 2020
- Origins (Columbus, OH, USA) – June 17-21, 2020
- Gen Con (Indianapolis, IN, USA) – July 30 – Aug 2, 2020
We won’t request volunteers for PAX Unplugged until second quarter 2020, but I wanted to include its’ information since the date changed significantly next year.
- PAX Unplugged (Philadelphia, PA, USA) – November 20-22, 2020
One other note – The Origins staff event organizer noted that a $10 processing fee applies to any badge returns. If you are volunteering at a level that receives a badge as part of the perk package, please keep this in mind before purchasing badges, as any fee incursions are the responsibility of the GM. The Origins staff noted the fee was the policy in the past, though not collected consistently, and that they intend on enforcing it this year.
Next week, join us for previews of the Pathfinder Society and Starfinder Society scenario releases for January. Pathfinder Adventure Card Society won’t have a release this month but returns with a new adventure in February 2020.
Until next time—Explore, Report, Cooperate!
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Friday, January 17, 2020