PaizoCon 2015 Details Announced
January 17, 2015 - 3:12am
Paizo Inc. publishers of the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, has announced the preliminary details for PaizoCon 2015. It is scheduled over Memorial Day weekend May 22-25. They have added on an additional day to the festivities over previous years. In addition to having a longer convention they have moved it to a larger venue at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Seattle Airport. This is reflective of the general trend being seen in conventions as of late. Many are having to do what PaizoCon has done moving to a much bigger venue to accommodate more attendees. Additionally they have announced their guests of honor. Brandon Hodge is their author guest of honor and has been writing for Paizo as one of their pre-eminent horror writers. Their artist guest of honor is Jason Engle who has contributed over 1400 pieces for Paizo's publications over the years. For more information on the convention visit its page here. Publishers press release below Paizo, Inc., publisher of the popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today preliminary details for PaizoCon 2015, the annual fan celebration of all things Pathfinder. Now in its eighth year, PaizoCon 2015 will take place May 22 – 25, 2015, Memorial Day Weekend, in Seattle, WA. The convention has been extended from three to four days, and has been moved to a new, larger venue to accommodate the growing number of Pathfinder fans from around the world who attend PaizoCon each year. Paizo announces today the Guests of Honor for PaizoCon 2015; Brandon Hodge and Jason Engle. Gaming Guest of Honor: Brandon Hodge Brandon Hodge first began putting nightmares to paper in 2009 as patron of Open Design, and by the end of the year was leading his first collaborative project with Paizo: the Lovecraftian horror adventure From Shore to Sea. Since then, Brandon has contributed his unique writing style to Paizo’s Shadows of Gallowspire, The Dead Heart of Xin, Feast of Ravenmoor, and the genre-bending Rasputin Must Die!A respected scholar of the bizarre occult history of tipping tables, séances, and hauntings, Brandon lent his expertise to Paizo’s upcoming hardcover, Occult Adventures, where he served as creative consultant and contributor. When he's not exploring new way to horrify players, Brandon travels the world researching and assembling the world's finest collection of automatic writing planchettes, Ouija boards, and other séance-related devices, all featured on his popular website,mysteriousplanchette.com. Brandon lives in an undeniably haunted house in Austin's historic Hyde Park neighborhood with his lovely wife, Adrienne, their daughter, Elliot, and his black cat familiar, Miette. Artist Guest of Honor: Jason A. Engle Jason A. Engle has had a varied career in tabletop gaming for the past 17 years, specializing in cover art, collectible cards, and maps. His Paizo work includes the cover illustrations for the Inner Sea NPC Codex, Demon Hunter’s Handbook,Giants Revisited, the interior illustrations for prestige classes in the Core Rulebook, and more than 100 Map Packs, Flip-Mats, and interior maps going back to the earliest days of Paizo, before the emergence of the Pathfinder brand. All together Jason has contributed more than 1400 works for Paizo over the years, and his maps and illustrations have played a major role in the game’s success. He has also produced important works for Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Game of Thrones, and Vampire: The Masquerade, to name just a few. PaizoCon is a celebration of all things Pathfinder, including gaming, panels, workshops, and costumes, and is a chance for Pathfinder players to meet up with members of the community as well as Paizo staff, veteran authors, artists, and designers from hobby gaming. The Saturday evening tradition of PaizoCon includes a special dinner banquet where attendees eat, drink, and get merry with Paizo staff, and get the first look at new products and artwork planned for the coming year. Banquet tickets are sold separately. WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Seattle Airport 18740 International Blvd. Seattle, WA 98188 WHEN: May 22 – 25, 2015 BADGE INFO: 4-Day Badge: $75 4-Day Kid's Badge: $40 Preview Banquet: $35 Deluxe 4-Day Badge (includes Banquet): $100 To attend PaizoCon 2015, badges and tickets can be purchased onpaizo.com/paizocon. ABOUT PAIZO Paizo Inc. is publisher of the world's best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the wildly popular Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, as well as Pathfinder Tales novels, board games, and gaming accessories. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the twelve years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than 60 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry. For more information, visitpaizo.com.