Paizo at Gen Con 2022

Friday, February 11, 2022

With the Gen Con housing block opening on Sunday, we wanted to make sure Pathfinder and Starfinder players knew what was happening at the Best Four Days in Gaming so you could make your plans for the show!

Paizo will be attending the Gen Con 2022 game convention from August 4–7 in Indianapolis. You’ll see the Paizo booth in the exhibit hall and the return of Organized Play to the Sagamore Ballroom. Organized Play will have a slightly smaller number of tables than in prior years, so we encourage you to sign up for events early to claim your spot.

For those unable to make the trek to Gen Con, Paizo will also host a suite of online events and seminars. This year’s Pathfinder interactive special will premiere simultaneously at the physical event and Gen Con Online.

We’ll release additional details in the coming months. Stay tuned!

-The Paizo Team

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Paizo Employee Organized Play Coordinator

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For those waiting on the details of PaizoCon 2022, we should have news to share next week! We appreciate your patience as we nail down some final details; we had to get this one out before the room lottery opened up this weekend.

See you all in Indianapolis, can’t wait!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Thanks Alex!


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Good to hear there'll still be online shenanigans! Would love to go to gen con but alas the Atlantic ocean is vast and I do not have sailing lore.

Excited to see what will be revealed this year!

Grand Lodge

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So happy to read this awesome news! I am ready to fill out the form to volunteer to run Pathfinder 2e at Gen Con in Indianapolis again! I love going to Gen Con and meeting so many of my fellow players and GMs.

Let's get this party started!


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Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

I appreciate the special premiering simultaneously at both the physical event and online component. Thank you!

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, PF Special Edition Subscriber

Very happy to hear thus. Super excited Paizo will be in person again. Can't wait for the GM volunteer request.

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

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Thanks for the update Alex! I am very glad to see an online option for the special for those of us that are still prevented from going in person due to compromised immune systems. I am hoping a miracle occurs and I can go anyway, but not holding my breath.


Pathfinder Card Game, Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

Great to hear!

Silver Crusade

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For those concerned, here is Gencon's health and safety requirements.

Aka proof of vaccinations and actual masks are required ^w^

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens, Pawns, Rulebook Subscriber

Huzzah for timely notice!

Liberty's Edge

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Hybrid on-site and online activities are the way of the future, even beyond the pandemics. Good job.


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I am also very happy to hear that there will an online component for those of us that can't make it. Thank you!


Is Paizo coming to the UK for the UK Games Expo this year?

Silver Crusade

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Oh, I love the continued online format! Thanks Paizo!

I'm sure looking forward to Gen Con Online. Even if it means more 4am game starts.

Grand Lodge

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Typical Gen Con. All the hotels downtown are sold out less than two hours into their staggered lottery. Very disappointing.

Liberty's Edge

Awesome news...

And Twilight, yeah. 3:03pm... I may have gotten the last room in the block as I had only one choice.

And that hotel is 12 miles away! lol

Grand Lodge

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Gen Con has posted a "sold out" notice to the hotel portal, but if you keep looking (refresh) at it over time, numerous options are popping up periodically. They don't seem to stick around very long and they aren't within walking distance, but if you want to go, there are options. A lot depends on when you want to arrive and leave. Good luck!

Horizon Hunters

Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Any idea when the call for HQ and GM volunteers will go out?

Paizo Employee Director of Community

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Removed a duplicate post and one breaking our profantiy guidelines. We are working on the questions in the thread re UKGE and GM Call for Vol and should have more information on both of these shortly.

Liberty's Edge

TwilightKnight wrote:
Gen Con has posted a "sold out" notice to the hotel portal, but if you keep looking (refresh) at it over time, numerous options are popping up periodically. They don't seem to stick around very long and they aren't within walking distance, but if you want to go, there are options. A lot depends on when you want to arrive and leave. Good luck!

Good advice! I was able to snag a room at the Sheraton (4 blocks away) this afternoon. Big change from being 12 miles away.

Blind luck i know.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Maps Subscriber

Well, another year another missed F2F at Gen Con. But I am very happy that there is going to be an Online component to this year's gaming!!! I thank you very much.
Now I just have to get my act together and grab some slots before they all go away!


I'm really disheartened that the Saturday night Special is so limited. I couldn't get a ticket, and I look forward to this every year. Any chance that it will be expanded?

Paizo Employee Organized Play Coordinator

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Zergo78 wrote:
I'm really disheartened that the Saturday night Special is so limited. I couldn't get a ticket, and I look forward to this every year. Any chance that it will be expanded?

We would be delighted to do so if we get more GMs! Right now they are scheduled based entirely on how many GMs we have for each tier; we have no room for expansion without additional volunteers.


Alex Speidel wrote:
Zergo78 wrote:
I'm really disheartened that the Saturday night Special is so limited. I couldn't get a ticket, and I look forward to this every year. Any chance that it will be expanded?
We would be delighted to do so if we get more GMs! Right now they are scheduled based entirely on how many GMs we have for each tier; we have no room for expansion without additional volunteers.

Count me as another who hopes to see you are able to get some more GMs/expand the tables (specifically for tiers 1-2).

This is my first year returning to Gen Con since 2019 and was an annual player to the Saturday special (or multiple night specials when that happened) and this is the first time I also wasn't able to get a ticket.

I fortunately was able to pick one up yesterday during the day in keeping watch as someone apparently returned one, but do need another one for a friend of mine.

Also, wasn't able to get into any of the normal PFS events, as well, which is very much out of the ordinary compared to prior years. Do you have less GMs/tables this year overall?

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