Seattle, WA—May 24-27, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels
18740 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 246-8600



PaizoCon Code of Conduct

At Paizo, we believe that games are for everyone. We are committed to fostering a fun, inclusive, and safe environment for all PaizoCon attendees, volunteers, vendors, speakers, media representatives, partner companies, and Paizo staff (collectively, "participants"), free from discrimination for any reason, including age, body size, disability, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, physical appearance, race, religious beliefs or background, sexual orientation, or other differences.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participants' behavior and consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all participants to help us ensure PaizoCon is a safe and positive experience for everyone.


Expected Behavior

All participants are expected to be considerate and respectful toward fellow participants and other hotel guests. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Ensuring noise levels are kept to a reasonable level
  • Using the preferred names and pronouns of other participants
  • Obtaining permission before photographing or recording other participants and stopping if asked (in the case of a minor, you must obtain the permission of the minor's parent or guardian)
  • Adhering to all applicable state, county, and city laws and regulations, as well as the hotel's policies, regarding smoking, vaping, and the use of marijuana
  • Complying with requests to stop unacceptable behavior
  • Complying with all other PaizoCon policies (including those regarding supervision of minors)
  • Alerting Paizo staff, hotel security, police, or another appropriate organization if you notice unacceptable behavior or someone in distress
  • And, calling 911 immediately if you notice an emergency situation

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include but are not limited to:

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct (whether verbal, physical, written, or electronic)
  • Stalking or following (whether physical or virtual)
  • Photographing or recording participants without their permission (or the permission of a parent or guardian in the case of minors)
  • Sustained or repeated disruption of PaizoCon events or interruption of other participants
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome sexual attention and behavior, including inappropriate or unwanted touching, unwanted sexual language or gestures, and use of nudity or sexual images in public spaces
  • Unsafe behavior that disturbs or endangers participants, hotel staff or guests, or the venue
  • Illegal activities or acts
  • Inciting any of the behavior above
  • And, any other behavior that Paizo deems inappropriate

Additionally, weapons and items that appear to be weapons are forbidden at PaizoCon and the hotel, even if it is legal to carry them. This includes costume weapons and self-defense items such as knives, pepper spray, and Tasers, but also extends to airsoft weapons, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns, water guns, and so on.

Public intoxication of any kind is prohibited in convention areas. Furthermore, it is the hotel's policy that outside alcohol is prohibited in public spaces, including event rooms.

Smoking, vaping, and the use of marijuana are limited by the laws, regulations, and policies of Washington State, King County, SeaTac, the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, and PaizoCon. Smoking and vaping are acceptable only in designated smoking areas (vaping is treated as smoking under the policies held by the hotel). Due to the combination of these laws and hotel policies, there are no spaces within the hotel (or on the hotel grounds) where marijuana can be smoked or vaped. It is participants' responsibility to understand and comply with all state, county, and city laws and regulations as well as hotel policies regarding the smoking or vaping of any substance.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior by participants will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior must comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, convention management may take any action they deem appropriate, at their discretion, including expulsion from PaizoCon without warning or refund and legal prosecution with law enforcement. Anyone expelled is banned from attending in the future.

What to Do If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have concerns that this Code of Conduct is not being followed, notify a Paizo staff member, hotel security, or emergency services as soon as possible—do not engage the offender in a physical altercation. If there is an emergency situation, participants should call 911 immediately and report the incident to a Paizo staff member as soon as it is safe or prudent to do so.

Paizo staff can be identified by their blue polo shirts with the Paizo logo. There will always be a Paizo staff member on call in the Organized Play area for the duration of the convention. The Paizo staff member you contact will escalate any issues to convention management.

Convention management will take all necessary steps to assist participants in feeling safe, including imposing consequences for unacceptable behavior, helping participants contact hotel security or law enforcement, providing escorts, or otherwise assisting participants to feel safe during the convention, and will record a report of the incident. Incident reports will remain confidential, with one exception: if you report a serious criminal matter, we will report the incident to law enforcement. However, we will take into account any concerns you may have about involving law enforcement.

In some cases, unacceptable behavior may stop if you clearly say "No" or "Please leave me alone," or simply walk away. In these cases, we would appreciate it if a Paizo staff member is still informed to help us identify any repeat offenders.

PaizoCon 2019 Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: December 20, 2017. Items updated in the past month are displayed in red.

General Inquiries

When and where is PaizoCon 2019?

PaizoCon 2019 will be held from Friday, May 24th through Monday, May 27th at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels, Seattle Airport.

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What badges are available and how much are they?

PaizoCon 2019 Badges are expected to go on sale by Late November or Early December 2018.

4-Day Badges are $75 before the show.

Kid's Badges are $40 and are for children age 10 and under who will be attending the convention.

Banquet Tickets are $35 and are limited in number. You can purchase them on a first come, first serve basis.

Single Day Badges will be available at the PaizoCon Convention store. Regular Single Day Badges will be $25 each, and Single Day Kid's Badges will be $15 each.

If you purchase both a 4-Day Badge and a Banquet Ticket, you will get $10 off of your purchase. Banquet Tickets may be purchased without a badge, but either a 4-Day Badge or Single Day Badge will be needed to enter the PaizoCon Preview Banquet event.

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Who are the PaizoCon 2019 Guests of Honor?

Our Guests of Honor for 2019 will be announced around the time badges become available for purchase.

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Where can I go to discuss PaizoCon with other Paizo Fans?

Head over to the PaizoCon forums where you can discuss things related to PaizoCon!

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Badges & Registration

What badges are available and how much are they?

PaizoCon 2019 Badges are expected to go on sale by Late November or Early December 2018.

4-Day Badges are $75 before the show.

Kid's Badges are $40 and are for children age 10 and under who will be attending the convention.

Banquet Tickets are $35 and are limited in number. You can purchase them on a first come, first serve basis.

Single Day Badges will be available at the PaizoCon Convention store. Regular Single Day Badges will be $25 each, and Single Day Kid's Badges will be $15 each.

If you purchase both a 4-Day Badge and a Banquet Ticket, you will get $10 off of your purchase. Banquet Tickets may be purchased without a badge, but either a 4-Day Badge or Single Day Badge will be needed to enter the PaizoCon Preview Banquet event.

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Can I gift a badge or banquet ticket to another person?

Yes. You will need to make sure that they have a paizo.com account and that you know their email address associated with their paizo.com account or their main forum account name (not any of their aliases). Transfering badges and banquet tickets occurs after checkout. Just go to your My Account page and click on the section for My e-Tickets. You will then have the option to transfer badges or tickets to other paizo.com users. In order to use a transferred banquet ticket, the account holder must also have a 4-Day Badge, for privacy reasons we do not display if the account you are transferring to already has a badge or banquet ticket. Please verify you are transferring the badge to the correct account as we cannot undo this account without consent from the recipient.

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What if I need to return my PaizoCon badge or banquet ticket?

If something comes up and you need to return your PaizoCon badge or banquet ticket, please contact Customer Service. Refunds can be issued back to your payment method up to two weeks before the convention. Refunds for badges that have been transferred to another user will be issued only at the request of the current badge holder and can only be refunded as store credit to the current badge holder's paizo.com account.

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Where do I get my badge? Is my badge mailed to me?

Your PaizoCon badge(s) will be available at the registration table at the show. We do not physically mail out badges. You can view your badge status on your My E-Tickets page.

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Can I customize my badge?

Yes. Go to your My E-Tickets page and select "Customize Badge" to customize your badge. Please note that the "Real Name" portion of the badge pulls directly from the name entered on your paizo.com account and that photo ID is required at registration. To ensure your badge displays your real name, you can verify your account settings here.

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What do I need to pick up my PaizoCon badge(s) at PaizoCon?

When picking up your PaizoCon badge(s) you must bring a photo ID (state/province issued license or ID, passport, etc). To help alleviate any confusion during registration, please ensure that the name on your badge matches your photo ID. If you do not have a photo ID please contact PaizoCon staff so we can work out an alternative.

Kid's badges must have a parent or guardian present for pick up.

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When does badge pick up and registration begin at PaizoCon?

PaizoCon badge pick-up and registration begins at 7:00 AM on the first day of the the Convention.

Badge registration historically goes very quickly. If you are a GM of a Friday 8am game, you can proceed to the front of the registration line.

As you line up for registration, please remember to ensure you are not blocking access for other guests and attendees moving through the area.

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PaizoCon Preview Banquet

When is the Preview Banquet?

The PaizoCon 2019 Preview Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 starting at 7:00 PM Pacific time.

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Do I need to purchase a separate ticket for the Preview Banquet?

Yes. You can purchase a Banquet Ticket here.

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Am I guaranteed to sit with a Paizo employee at the banquet?

While we try to spread out employees and special guests amongst the banquet tables, we are not able to guarantee you will be seated with a Paizo Employee or Special Guest.

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What if I need accommodations to attend the banquet?

We are happy to provide accommodations for attendees with disabilities. Please contact paizocon@paizo.com so we can work with you directly to determine how we can best assist.

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What kind of meal is provided at the Preview Banquet?

The banquet food is set up buffet style. There will be a variety of dishes to choose from including vegetarian options. If you have specific food requirements we will do our best to help provide reasonable accommodations, please email paizocon@paizo.com.

You are not required to eat the banquet food to attend the banquet, however the food is included in the Preview Banquet ticket price and we do not offer discounts if you choose not to eat the banquet food.

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PaizoCon Events & Exhibitors

Can I run an event at PaizoCon 2019?

Fans and third-party publishers are welcome to submit events for the PaizoCon 2019 schedule. More information about event submission will become available in the coming months.

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How do I pre-register for events?

Because many of the smaller events held at PaizoCon are very popular, we run an event lottery. After the event schedule goes live, attendees with a 4-Day Badge will be able to rank lotteries events according to their preferences. We then run a lottery to place attendees into events based on their preferences and open seats. When results of this lottery are announced, we will open up general registration for remaining events or any seats not filled during the lottery process. For all events with registration, you will only get one seat per account, even if you have multiple badges on your account.

Information about the event schedule and registration for events will be available in the coming months. This information will be posted to the Paizo blog, Paizo's social media accounts, and also emailed to attendees who have opted in to receive marketing emails from Paizo.

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I would like to sell my gaming wares or am a third-party publisher and would like to have a presence at PaizoCon 2019. What do I need to do?

We welcome everyone in the Paizo community to meet, game, and network at the show! If you're interested in having a presence at the show, email paizocon@paizo.com for more information.

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PaizoCon Volunteers

Does Paizo need assistance to help with PaizoCon 2019?

Paizo does not use volunteers for PaizoCon. If you are interested in volunteering with the Organized Play Foundation during PaizoCon, there will be a paizo.com blog at a TBD date with more information.

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Do volunteers receive complimentary PaizoCon badges?

Complimentary badges for PaizoCon volunteers will be granted for individuals who volunteer for a certain number of schedule blocks. Volunteers will be eligible for registering for events in the Event Lottery. However, if you have a schedule conflict, the volunteer event will take precedence.

If you have already purchased a PaizoCon 2018 badge at the time we grant volunteer badges, email Customer Service to receive a refund.

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I am a volunteer, but do not have a badge on my account or have not received a refund for my purchased badge. What do I do?

Volunteers must email Tonya Woldridge to confirm their volunteer complimentary badge status. Customer Service will not issue or refund badges for volunteers unless it has been verified by Tonya.

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PaizoCon Convention Store & Subscriptions

What kind of products are sold in the PaizoCon store?

Recent Paizo products, as well as a catalog of our hardcover Roleplaying Game books, softcover supplements, accessories, and miniatures will be available in the PaizoCon Convention Store. We will also be carrying a number of items from our third-party publishing community.

Specific new releases and/or any PaizoCon Exclusive products are To Be Announced.

If there is a specific item you are hoping to see at the show, email paizocon@paizo.com. While we are happy to take suggestions for the products we bring to PaizoCon, we cannot make guarantees about the availability of specific products for specific PaizoCon attendees.

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Can I place an order on paizo.com to pick up at PaizoCon?

No. Unfortunately, we are just not able to accommodate fulfilling one-off orders for pick up at the PaizoCon Convention Store.

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Does my Paizo Advantage discount work at PaizoCon?

Yes, with the caveat that our cashiers need to know who you are to look up your account. Each preregistered PaizoCon Badge has a barcode on it which helps to identify your account during checkout at the registers. You can also give your email address to the cashier to identify your paizo.com account.

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Can I pick up my subscriptions at PaizoCon?

Yes! Visit your My Subscriptions page (under My Account) to opt-in. Sign up goes through May 9th.

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Will I be charged sales tax for purchases and subscription items at PaizoCon?

Purchases made and subscriptions picked up at the PaizoCon Convention Store will have Washington state and local sales tax applied. The current combined state and local sales tax for for purchases is 10%.

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Hotel Information & Accessibility

Where is PaizoCon 2018 held?

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 246-8600

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Is there a discount rate for rooms booked at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel?

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How do I get from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Seattle Airport?

The hotel is fairly close to the airport (driving map from pick-up zone). Taxis are generally available from the airport and it is also possible to walk (roughly 0.8 miles).

Guests of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Seattle Airport may have access to a complimentary hotel shuttle. Please contact the hotel for more details.

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How accessible is the hotel?

For inquiries regarding the accessibility of the hotel's facilities, please contact the hotel directly. They will have the best knowledge and ability to answer specific questions regarding the facility itself.

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Where can I find answers to questions about specific needs or accommodations?

Paizo is committed to ensuring a safe and fun convention environment for all our fans and community members to enjoy. If you have any accessibility questions or needs regarding PaizoCon, please contact paizocon@paizo.comand we would be happy to work with you to find an appropriate accommodation.

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Can I bring a Personal Aide or Companion to PaizoCon?

Should you require an aide or personal assistant to help you navigate PaizoCon, contact paizocon@paizo.com and we will work with you to find appropriate accommodations.

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