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AetherCon IV November 13-15, 2015 Online RPG Convention
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    Mythoard.com
    Paraspace
    KantCon
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Sci-Fi Writers/Old School D&D
  • Storyweaver Games
    Mythoard.com
    Paraspace
    KantCon
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Sci-Fi Writers/Old School D&D
  • Storyweaver Games
    Mythoard.com
    Paraspace
    KantCon
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Sci-Fi Writers/Old School D&D
  • Storyweaver Games
    Mythoard.com
    Paraspace
    KantCon
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Sci-Fi Writers/Old School D&D
  • Storyweaver Games
    Mythoard.com
    Paraspace
    KantCon
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Sci-Fi Writers/Old School D&D
  • Storyweaver Games
    Mythoard.com
    Paraspace
    KantCon
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Sci-Fi Writers/Old School D&D
  • Storyweaver Games
    Mythoard.com
    Paraspace
    KantCon
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Sci-Fi Writers/Old School D&D
  • Storyweaver Games
    Mythoard.com
    Paraspace
    KantCon
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Sci-Fi Writers/Old School D&D
  • Storyweaver Games
    Mythoard.com
    Paraspace
    KantCon
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Sci-Fi Writers/Old School D&D

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 News & Announcements



Just eight days left in Early Bird GM Registration
This announcement was posted on 7/24/2016 11:00:00 AM.

Just eight days left in Early Bird GM Registration, July 31st is the last day!
Check out the great prizes you get for being one of the first 25!
Here’s the GM Playbook!  
Register here!

This is the list of prizes you could own:

The Luchador PDF from Drop Dead Studios
Five Temples of the Earthmother Part one: Life & Moon PDF from Encoded Designs
The Lost Lands: Borderlands Provinces PDF from Frog God Games
New Paths: The Last Gasp PDF and Expanded Spell-Less Ranger – Pathfinder PDF from Kobold Press
Morgalad Core Rulebook PDF from McNabb Games
The Big Book of Little Spaces: Haunts PDF from Moebius Adventures
Screenplay Core Rulebook PDF, Judgement Day PDF, and Entropic Gaming System Core Rulebook PDF from Mystical Throne Entertainment
Age of Undying PDF from Mythoard.com
SystemMech Core Rulebook PDF from Oakbound Studio
FT 1 - Creeping Beauties of the Wood (DCC) PDF, Lands of Porphyra (PFRPG) PDF, and Monsters of Porphyra (PFRPG) PDF from Purple Duck Games
The Wayfaring Guide to Haven PDF from Samurai Sheepdog
High Space PDF, Rapture PDF, and Hael PDF from Storyweaver Games

So come on down and be a part of the dice rolls heard ‘round the world!



AetherCon Summer Roundtable Series Frog God Games Tonight 8 PM EST
This announcement was posted on 7/21/2016 11:30:00 AM.

AetherCon has assembled some of the people behind the games to sit down and chew the fat with us.


Tonight 8 PM EST: Matt Finch and Bill Webb of Frog God Games! 

https://plus.google.com/events/cv3faah9frs18dn19oid5216nb4

Now Available: Steve Long of HERO Games

http://www.aethercon.com/MediaPage.asp

Check out the accompanying graphic for our release schedule. Each Thursday that we roll out a new roundtable we will be recording the next on the schedule. So if you want to see that one live, look for the event link in these posts.




More loot for the prize hoard!
This announcement was posted on 7/20/2016 11:00:00 AM.

More news of the AetherCon V Prize Hall! We have four more companies who are adding to the prize hoard!

DieHard Miniatures – Contributing five different miniatures to the Miniatures Bundle

Mythoard – Adding the Age of Undying PDF to the GM Early Registration Prize Bundle, and one Mythoard Gaming Box to the Random Encounter, Con Pro, and Open Gaming Prize Bundles.

Oakbound Studio – Supplying us with a SystemMech Core Rulebook PDF for the GM Early Registration Bundle, the Myeri Clan and Spriggan Band for the Miniatures Bundle, Custom SystemMech Kit for the Random Encounter Bundle, and the hardback book, The Woods: Secrets of Shandisholm, for the Innovation Prize Bundle.

Samurai Sheepdog – Throwing their lot in with The Wayfaring Guide to Heaven PDF in the GM Early Registration Bundle and Players Advantage: Barbarians PDF in the Player Early Registration Bundle.

Head over to the Prize Hall to check out these and other companies, as well as the loot they have to offer.

Come out and be a part of the dice rolls heard ‘round the world!




More vendor news!
This announcement was posted on 7/19/2016.

Greetings! Back again with more news from the Great Trade Road! We’re proud to announce these vendors for our Vendor's Hall.

Joining us this November 11th – 13th:

 

Immersion Studios

Legendary Games

Monte Cook Games

McNabb Games

ParaSpace

Playground Adventures

Third Eye Games

Thistle Games

 

They just keep coming, and we’ll be announcing them further on!

Come on out and be a part of the dice rolls heard ‘round the world!




Wallpaper release!
This announcement was posted on 7/18/2016 10:30:00 AM.

Today we are releasing our second wallpaper. This one is by Marisa Erven, who's work has impressed us from the moment we met her. That said, meet Terrance Ecklesworth Esq. - a lawyer that takes on... well, some very special cases. Lets just say he earns his pay using any means necessary!

Be sure to grab your free copy here!
http://www.aethercon.com/MediaPage.asp#wallpapers

We ask you to check out more of Marisa's incredible work over at her page:
http://www.marisaerven.com/




Panel with Hero Games, and FASA Games video released!
This announcement was posted on 7/14/2016.

AetherCon has assembled some of the people behind the games to sit down and chew the fat with us.

This weeks release: Last weeks panel with Josh Harrison and Andrew Raglund of  FASA Games!

https://youtu.be/hg4JZp7x1dM

Stay tuned for the release of HERO Games Summer Roundtable Series interview on Thursday/June/21

Check out the accompanying graphic for our release schedule. Each Thursday that we roll out a new roundtable we will be recording the next on the schedule. So if you want to see that one live, look for the event link in these posts.




Here Be Your Monsters!
This announcement was posted on 7/13/2016 11:00:00 AM.

You voted, and the monsters have listened! All of 2016's new Monsters have their lairs. Thank you all for participating in our little game!

Be sure to visit the website and check out our media and downloads page! There's plenty to enjoy! 




AetherCon V Prize Hall Opens
This announcement was posted on 7/12/2016 11:00:00 AM.

The AetherCon V Prize Hall is now open! Our intrepid adventurers have traveled the multiverse looking for just the right treasures to add to the hoard. The Publishers below have offered up some great titles.

Drop Dead Studios is adding PDF copies of The Luchador to the GM Prize Bundle.

Frog God Games takes us to the Lost Lands: Borderlands Provinces PDF.

Moebius Games is proud to add The Big Book of Little Spaces: Haunts PDF.

StoryWeaver Games takes us from the Rapture to High Space with the High Space, Rapture, and Hael Core Books PDF

Head over the AetherCon V Prize Hall (http://aethercon.com/PrizeHall.asp) to check out these and other great publishers and the goodies they have to offer.

Then make sure you mark you calendars for November 11-13th.

Come out and be a part of the dice rolls heard around the world!



Check Out Some of the Great Games Submitted During EarlyBird GM Registration!
This announcement was posted on 7/11/2016 11:00:00 AM.

EarlyBird GM Registration is well underway, and lots of of GMs have already signed up, making them eligible for our EarlyBird Prize Bundle! The bundle includes prizes from great publishers like Frog God Games, House McNabb, Moebius Adventures, Samurai Sheepdog, StoryWeaver Games, and more.

Don’t delay! Get in early to insure your Early Bird GM bundle! Submit your game here:
www.aethercon.com/GMReg

Here’s just a sample of what’s been submitted already in the first week!

● There's a storm brewing in El Dorado County and you’re caught in the middle of it in Tim Bisaillon's 'The Wild, The Beautiful & The Damned' adventure for Boot Hill 2nd Edition (Saturday/November/12, 9 AM EST).

● Lost adventurers stumble onto a bizarre cult that plans on taking over the world in Garrett Crowe's 'Manos the Hands of Fate' adventure for Dungeons and Dragons 5e (Friday/November/11, 7 PM EST).

● Something is killing the townsfolk, and it’s your job to hunt it down in Jesse Williams' 'Hunters in the Dark' adventure for Fantasy Age (Friday/November/11, 2 PM EST).

Our schedule will be going online a little later this month, so check our website for details at http://www.aethercon.com

AetherCon V: Be a part of the dice rolls heard ‘round the world!



Summertime Roundtable Series Schedule Released - FASA Games up tonight!
This announcement was posted on 7/7/2016 10:30:00 AM.

AetherCon has assembled some of the people behind the games to sit down and chew the fat with us.

Join us as we speak with people from FASA Games, Hero Games, Frog God Games, Kobold Press, Storyweaver Games. Samurai Sheepdog, Monte Cook Games, and Ral Partha Europe. Every Thursday from today until the 1st of September, we’ll record, and a week after the recording it will be released.

Join us tonight, 7/7/2016, at 8:00 P.M. Eastern Time for our recording with guests Josh Harrison and Andrew Ragland from FASA Games, modded by Dustin Smith.

Stay tuned for the release of FASA Games Summer Roundtable Series interview on Thursday/June/14




AetherCon V Flyer!
This announcement was posted on 7/6/2016.

Alright gamers, AetherCon V is swiftly approaching, and it’s time to start telling your buddies so they can join in the fun. What we have for you is this nifty flyer that you can pass around and show off at your local game shops. Just head over to the downloads section: http://aethercon.com/MediaPage.asp

AetherCon V Nov.11 – Nov. 13

Join the fun, and be a part of the dice rolls heard ‘round the world!




AetherCon V Vendor's Hall Opens
This announcement was posted on 7/5/2016 11:00:00 AM.


AetherCon V is quickly approaching and the Vendor's caravan wagons are starting to roll in from the Great Trade Road to fill up our Vendor's Hall

We are happy to announce the first of many Vendors joining us this November 11th - 13th.









More Vendors are arriving daily and we will announcement them as we continue through the summer.

Come on out and be part of the dice rolls hears around the world!



Wallpaper Release - Colin Chan
This announcement was posted on 7/4/2016.

Today marks the beginning of the AetherCon wallpapers in all of their colorful glory! We're starting this summer's run of pictures off with Colin Chan's take on The Brothers Devrentyriin. These battle hardened mages work in tandem to create the sort of battlefield magic that any enemy force would be mighty reluctant to meet!

Grab your free copy here!

We would like to thank Colin for his lovely contribution, and once again urge everyone to check out: http://www.artofcolinchan.com/



AetherCon Early Bird GM Registration is Now Open!
This announcement was posted on 7/1/2016.

The time is finally here! AetherCon Early Bird GM Registration is now open!

Early Bird GM Bundle – Don’t Miss Out!

The first 25 gamemasters to register their open games* from July 1st to July 31st are eligible for one of our Early Bird GM bundles, filled with products provided by great publishers like:

  • Frog God Games
  • McNabb Games
  • Moebius Adventures
  • Samurai Sheepdog
  • StoryWeaver Games

...with more to come!

* Note: Organized play and publisher games are not eligible for the Early Bird GM bundle.

Don’t delay! Get in early to insure your Early Bird GM bundle! Submit your game here:

www.aethercon.com/GMReg

GM Playbook Updated

Check out our updated GM Playbook with tips and tricks on how to promote your online table to other gamers.

www.aethercon.com/GMPlaybook

And don’t forget to keep checking back with us as we roll out all of the other events happening during AetherCon Weekend, November 11-13, 2016!

AetherCon V: Be a part of the dice rolls heard ‘round the world!




Artist Enclave Work in Progress - Eric Messinger
This announcement was posted on 6/28/2016 11:15:00 AM.

As the clocks tick down to our summer wallpapers we want to introduce Eric Messinger to the visually infamous.... Artist Enclave. Eric decided on the piece “Graz Granitejaw”, and today we get to see a lot of the at work areas of the piece. 

Eric has a way about his work, using interesting compositions and colors, that can really throw a viewer head first into a story. He has a keen eye and a strong work ethic that has made him an invaluable addition to AetherCon. We would be thrilled if you'd head to his website here: https://ericmessinger.myportfolio.com/ where you can really see the power in his ideas.



Here be Monsters - Frosklexamyr the Frost Dragon!
This announcement was posted on 6/27/2016.

Here it is folks, our final Here be Monsters for the season! Last week you had to decide to place The Lair of the Xorn in either Sacramento, Salt Lake City, or Butte. You have spoken, we have heard and  the Xorn has been sighted around Sacramento. This week you can decide where to place the lair of Frosklexamyr. Just vote on one of the three locations below between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and in seven days you'll know where their treasure lies. Stay tuned for more news about AetherCon V!



Where do you want to see Frosklexamyr?

Select Choice:





Artist Enclave Work in Progress - Will O'Brien
This announcement was posted on 6/22/2016 3:45:00 PM.

Today we welcome back Will O'Brien! Will's work has been a favorite of AetherCon so long that we've invited him back for his fifth wallpaper. This year he picked “Bronah Zoors” and it's already looking like a grand piece.

Will's dynamic illustrations have graced many publications in the gaming industry – his strong attention to composition and characters have made him quite an eye catching artist. Please join us in viewing his website here: http://willobrienart.daportfolio.com/



Here Be Monsters - Lair of Xed the Xorn
This announcement was posted on 6/20/2016 12:00:00 PM.

It's Monday and time to play AetherCon V's Here Be Monsters! Last week you had to decide to place The Lair of The Scaleblade Lizardfolk Clan in either Galveston, Pensacola, or Savannah. You have spoken, The Scaleblade Lizardfolk Clan has been spotted outside of Pensacola. This week you can decide where to place the home of Xed the Xorn. Just visit our site and vote on one of the three locations between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and in seven days you'll know where their treasure lies and we'll introduce a new beastie to the mix for you to vote on. 




Select Choice:





Here Be Monsters - The Scaleblade Lizardfolk Clan
This announcement was posted on 6/14/2016 12:15:00 PM.

It's Tuesday and time to play AetherCon V's Here Be Monsters! Last week you had to decide to place The Lair of The Chimaera in either Amarillo, Needles, or Red Deer. You have spoken, the Chimaera has been spotted outside of Red Deer. This week you can decide where to place the home of The Scaleblade Lizardfolk Clan. Just visit our site and vote on one of the three locations between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and in seven days you'll know where their treasure lies and we'll introduce a new beastie to the mix for you to vote on. 



Where is the Scaleblade Lizardfolk Clan?

Select Choice:





Artist Enclave Work in Progress - Bruno Balixa
This announcement was posted on 6/13/2016 11:00:00 AM.

Today we would like to show you the work of Bruno Balixa – this is his first year with the Artist Enclave as a wallpaper artist. Bruno has accepted the piece of Uulgorn Ironforge and his sketch looks all sorts of promising to us! Check it out!

As far as Bruno goes, his work is full of outstanding character and spirit. He joined AetherCon last year as a speed painting duelist and you could hear the awe from many peers as he swiftly defined out his scenes. We strongly urge you to find more of Bruno's adventurous work here: https://www.facebook.com/BBalixa



Artist Enclave Work in Progress - Marisa Erven
This announcement was posted on 6/10/2016 11:00:00 AM.

Today we wish to introduce one of our newer AetherCon Enclave artists. Marisa Erven kindly accepted the piece of E. Terrance Ecklesworth Esq. And offered a lovely bunch of layouts for us to pick from. We've offered one of these for you to look at.

Marisa has a very diverse range of artistic skills, and has a considerable background in concept design in video games and all that comes along with that. Her illustration work has all earmarks of a person who will continue to go very far in the industry. Please join us in viewing her work here at: http://www.marisaerven.com/



Here Be Monsters - Lair of the Chimaera
This announcement was posted on 6/6/2016 11:00:00 AM.

It's Monday and time to play AetherCon V's Here Be Monsters! Last week you had to decide to place The Lair of The Alpha Warg in either Missoula, Roanoke, or Portland. You have spoken, we have heard and the Alpha Warg has been sighted around Portland. This week you can decide where to place The Lair of The Chimaera. Just visit our site and vote on one of the three locations between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and in seven days you'll know where their treasure lies and we'll introduce a new beastie to the mix for you to vote on. 


Where is the Lair of the Chimaera?

Select Choice:





Artist Enclave Work in Progress - Dion Harris
This announcement was posted on 6/1/2016 11:45:00 AM.

Today we welcome Dion Harris back to the Artist Enclave family, as he brings us his rendition of 'Crazy' Ivan Khodesovich! We've attached his layout design for your viewing pleasure!

Dion has been an illustrator for over seven years now, and it has been an absolute pleasure watching his skills get better and better each year. His design and illustration work is full of great character and style – we hope you'll join us in viewing more of his body of work here at: https://dionharris.carbonmade.com/




Four Weeks to GM Pre-Reg!
This announcement was posted on 5/31/2016 1:30:00 AM.

There’s just four more weeks until GMs can begin submitting their games for the fifth annual AetherCon, the online role-playing convention held each Fall. GM pre-registration begins July 1st, so be thinking about the exciting games you’ll run! There’ll be organized play and open play from the big game titles and indies alike, and this year we’re expecting to increase our board game presence. If you can play it online with Roll20 or Hangouts, it’s on the table. The AetherCon website and Facebook page will show you where to register in just a few short weeks, so stay tuned and be part of the dice rolls heard ‘round the world!


Here Be Monsters - Lair of the Alpha Warg
This announcement was posted on 5/30/2016 11:15:00 AM.

It's Monday and time to play AetherCon V's Here Be Monsters! Last week you had to decide to place The Lair of The Plague Drake in either Cleveland, Pittsburgh or Tijuana. You have spoken, we have heard and The Plague Drake has been sighted around Pittsburgh. This week you can decide where to place The Lair of The Alpha Warg. Just visit our site and vote on one of the three locations between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and in seven days you'll know where their treasure lies and we'll introduce a new beastie to the mix for you to vote on. 


Where is The Lair of the Alpha Warg?

Select Choice:





Artist Enclave Work in Progress - Eric Lofgren
This announcement was posted on 5/29/2016 10:15:00 AM.

It's with great pleasure for us to welcome back Eric Lofgren to the wallpaper side of AetherCon. He has decided to take it upon himself to work on 'Tripoli' Jak Manikas for us all.

Eric's list of illustrative skills is supported by his lengthy resume within the field – where he has been hard at work on his craft for a long time. It would be a shame to not use this opportunity to visit his website at http://www.ericlofgren.net/ to see more of his work.



Artist Enclave Work in Progress - Chris Malidore
This announcement was posted on 5/28/2016 12:00:00 PM.

AetherCon welcomes Chris Malidore back for another wallpaper – his sixth one, in fact! This time, he brings Jackson 'Tortoise' Hare to life, while also attending to AetherCon's other artist enclave duties. A sketch of his upcoming piece is shown here.

Chris has been an illustrator for over ten years now, and has cultivated a following based on horror.... and penguins, using digital and traditional mediums. He invites any and all, to view more of his work here: https://www.facebook.com/TheArtOfChrisMalidore/ and here http://cmalidore.weebly.com/




Here be Monsters!
This announcement was posted on 5/23/2016.

It's Monday and time to play AetherCon V's Here Be Monsters! Last week you had to decide to place The Bluefang Bugbear Hideout in either Denver, Austin, or Montgomery. You have spoken, we have heard and The Bluefangs have been sighted around Denver. This week you can decide where to place the lair of The Plague Drake. Just vote on one of the three locations below between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and in seven days you'll know where their treasure lies and we'll introduce a new beastie to the mix for you to vote on. 


Where do you want to see the Plague Drake?

Select Choice:





Work in progress
This announcement was posted on 5/20/2016.


It gives AetherCon great pleasure to announce the return of Colin Chan to the list of Wallpaper artists. Colin will be illustrating “The Brothers Devrentyriin” for us this year, and already his concepts are showing great promise! We look forward to showing you his final later this summer.

Colin brings to the table an admirable skill-set strong in conceptual design and environmental settings. Be sure to go to http://www.artofcolinchan.com/ to check out his portfolio!



Work in progress
This announcement was posted on 5/19/2016.

For todays Wallpaper artist introduction, we bring you Seth Rutledge – a new comer to AetherCon, full of diverse skill. Seth has taken on the wallpaper of “Et-Mo Ameritad”, and here we see him using a 3d mockup to get his own priliminary designs down. We certainly look forward to seeing how this piece develops!

All that said, Seth comes from a background in conceptual design (with emphasis on environmental design work), illustration, and has developed a very unique voice of his own with his work. We hope you'll consider viewing more of his work here at: http://www.sethrutledge.com/



Here be monsters!
This announcement was posted on 5/16/2016.

It's Monday and time to play AetherCon V's Here Be Monsters! Last week you had to decide to place the Bluefang Bugbear hideout in either Denver, Austin, or Montgomery. You have spoken, we have heard and the hideout has been sighted around Denver. This week you can decide where to place the caverns of the Yeti King. Just vote on one of the three locations below between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and in seven days you'll know where their treasure lies and we'll introduce a new beastie to the mix for you to vote on. 



Where do you want the Caverns of the Yeti King to be?

Select Choice:





Artist Spotlight!
This announcement was posted on 5/13/2016.

Welcome back to another Wallpaper artist introduction. Today we'd like to bring your attention to David Michael Wright, who has taken on the wallpaper of "Varsing Yaeltz". We've attached a work in progress shot of what he's working on - and look forward to bringing you his final later on this summer.

David is returning for his 4th wallpaper here with AetherCon, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have him. With lengthy credits in graphic design, conceptual design, and illustration, David has placed his skill into many wonderful products. We hope you'll join us in viewing more of his fantastic work here: http://www.davidmichaelwright.com/




Artist spotlight!
This announcement was posted on 5/11/2016.

Hello and welcome to the beginning of the Wallpaper artist introductions! This summer we'll be unveiling all sorts of marvelous wallpaper images for your desktop - today we introduce you to one of these artists, Jon Gibbons, and the early stages of production on his piece "Sir Kaius Mecklinger".

Based out of the UK, Jon has been kind enough to return to AetherCon for his 3rd Wallpaper. We highly urge you to view Jon's galleries, which are full of great conceptual design and illustration pieces: https://www.artstation.com/artist/jongibbons and https://www.facebook.com/JonGibbonsArt/



Here be Monsters!
This announcement was posted on 5/9/2016.

It's Monday and time to play AetherCon V's Here Be Monsters! Last week you had to decide to place the Sharptooth Kobold Clan in either Tacoma, Los Angeles, or Albuquerque. You have spoken, we have heard, and  the Sharptooths have been sighted around Albuquerque. This week you can decide where to place the lair of the Bluefang Bugbears. Just vote on one of the three locations below between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and in seven days you'll know where their treasure lies and we'll introduce a new beastie to the mix for you to vote on. 



Where do you want the Bluefangs to reside?

Select Choice:





Here Be Monsters!
This announcement was posted on 5/4/2016.

It's Wednesday and time to play AetherCon V's Here Be Monsters! Last week you had to decide to place Nosewise the Adult Adlet Alpha in either Denver, Austin, or Quebec City. You have spoken, we have heard and  Nosewise has been sighted around Quebec City. This week you can decide where to place the lair of  The Shardtooth Kobold Clan. Just vote on one of the three locations below between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and on Monday you'll know where their treasure lies and we'll introduce a new beastie to the mix for you to vote on. 



Where do you want the Shardtooth Kobold Clan to be located?

Select Choice:





Here Be Monsters!
This announcement was posted on 4/25/2016.

It's Monday and time to play AetherCon V's Here Be Monsters! Last week you had to decide to place Zombie Lord Khulamon in either New Orleans, Charlotte, or Salem. You have spoken, we have heard and  Khulamon has been sighted around New Orleans! This week you can decide where to place the lair of Nosewise, the Adlet Alpha. Just vote on one of the three locations below between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and in seven days you'll know where their treasure lies and we'll introduce a new beastie to the mix for you to vote on. 



Where do you want Nosewise's lair to be?

Select Choice:





Here be Monsters!
This announcement was posted on 4/18/2016.

It's Monday and time to play AetherCon V's Here Be Monsters! Last week you had to decide to place Bob the Beholder in either Des Moines, St. Louis, or Detroit. You have spoken, we have heard and Bob has been sighted around St. Louis.This week you can decide where to place the lair of Zombie Lord Khulamon. Just vote on one of the three locations below between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and in seven days you'll know where their treasure lies and we'll introduce a new beastie to the mix for you to vote on. 


Where do you want Zombie Lord Khulamon's lair to be?

Select Choice:





Here Be Monsters!
This announcement was posted on 4/12/2016.

It's Tuesday and time to play AetherCon V's Here Be Monsters! This week you can decide where to place the lair of Bob the Beholder. Just vote on one of the three locations below between now and Friday. We'll total your choices on Saturday and in six days you'll know where their treasure lies and we'll introduce a new beastie to the mix for you to vote on.


Where do you want Bob the Beholder's lair to be?

Select Choice:





McNabb Games Podcast interviews AetherCon!
This announcement was posted on 3/16/2016 4:15:00 PM.

https://youtu.be/r_cbuKstP30 Tune in tonight as John McNabb talks with Event Coordinator Stephen J. Holodinsky, RPG Coordinator Brad Kelley, and Fest Hall Coordinator Dustin Smith. Witness death defying acts of goofiness and other stunt verbage launched without the comfort of a safety net. Plus things you throw at a dragon while running away that will have no effect whatsoever. Oh yeah, and we also talk about AetherCon too!

Tonight at 10:30 PM EST



Tin Hat Games Q&A
This announcement was posted on 3/4/2016 5:15:00 PM.


Tin Hat Games is launching the physical version of Urban Heroes this weekend at OMNI EXPO in Orlando, Florida. Drop in and visit Alessandro Rivaroli in the Sunshine State but in the meantime check out their Q&A from AetherCon IV and get the inside scoop about their new RPG!


Tuesday Theme's
This announcement was posted on 2/2/2016 10:00:00 AM.

It's Tuesday and AetherCon's Themed Panels continue. 

Watch as Shane Hensley (Pinnacle Entertainment Group), Mike Mason (Chaosium), and Eddy Webb (Onyx Path Publishing) attempt to Save vs Insanity: Masters of Horror; Moderated by Garrett Crowe (Threat Detected Podcast). Click Here to watch the full Panel

We then try to map our way out of the dungeon with the help of Christopher West (Maps of Mastery), Stephen Radney-MacFarland (Pazio), and Justin Andrew Mason (Adventure-a-Week Games) in the Cartography: Why is that There panel; Moderated by Keith Kappel (Freelance for Fantasy Flight Games). Click Here to watch the full panel.

Finally we try our hand at Walking The Tightrope: Balancing Technology And Magic with Jason Hardy (Catalyst Game Labs), Adam Meyers (Drop Dead Studios), and Andrew Ragland (FASA). Moderated by Phil Vecchione (Encoded Designs). Click Here to watch the full panel.

After watching these great panels, head over to AetherCon to watch more.




Hear it on Humpday!
This announcement was posted on 1/27/2016 12:45:00 PM.

Happy Humpday folks! Three more panels from AetherCon IV have just been released. Talk Superhero RPGs, Graphic Design, and Psionics in RPGs with some of the best in the business.

Check out Steven. S. Long of HERO Games, Walt Robillard of Hazard Studio, and Ade Smith of Fainting Goat Games in the 'Superhero RPGs: What's Behind the Mask' panel moderated by Peter L of Tabletop Talk . You can find it here.

Then listen to Michael Chaney of Onyx Path Publishing, Emily Mottesheard of Mottfolio Design, and Alida Saxon of Pinnacle Entertainment Group talk shop with Nick Millman of Tabletop Talk during the 'In the Margins: The Mysteries of Graphic Design' panel. You can find it here.

Finally take in the 'It's All in Your Head: Psionics in RPGs' panel featuring Bruce Cordell of Monte Cook Games, Stephen Radney-MacFarland of Paizo, and Jeremy Smith of Dreamscarred Press hosted by Chris Sniezak of Misdirected Mark Productions. You can find it here.

Wanna see more AetherCon recordings? Check out AetherTalk here.




Themed Panels Round 2
This announcement was posted on 1/19/2016.


Happy Tuesday folks! Three more panels from AetherCon IV have just been released. Talk RPGs in Space, D&D Legends, as well as Kickstarter Tips with some of the best in the business.

Check out Sterling Hershey and Katrina Oststrander of Fantasy Flight Games in the 'One Small Step: Giants in Space' panel moderated by Garrett Crowe of Threat Detected. You can find it here

Then listen to David Villegas of Gamer Nation Studios, Rachel Ventura of Legendary Games and Andy Hopp of Mutha Oith Creations talk shop with Keith Kappel in the 'Shoot the Moon: Secrets to Kickstarter Success' panel. You can find it here

Finally take in the 'Where it all Began: D&D Legends' panel featuring Jeff Dee of Monkey House Games, Ed Greenwood of The Ed Greenwood Group, and Frank Mentzer of Eldritch Enterprises hosted by Cindy Moore. You can find it here.

Wanna see more AetherCon recordings? Check out AetherTalk here.




Themed Panels Round 1
This announcement was posted on 1/5/2016 10:00:00 AM.

With the start of the new year, AetherCon is happy to bring you the first set of our Themed Panel conversions from ACIV. Listen to the pros talk about RPG Writing, Self-Publishing, RPG Art, and Miniatures. 

Our first panel is “Writers Block: Getting Started as a Writer in the Gaming Industry” with guests are Paul Chughell of D3 Adventures and Michael O’Brien of Chaosium. The panel is moderated by Keith Ryan Kappel, a Freelancer working with Fantasy Flight Games. Click here to see the full video.

Our second panel is “Movable Type: How to Self-Publish” with guests Chris Clark of Eldritch Enterprises and Brian Fitzpatrick of Moebius Adventures, moderated by James Olsen of Tabletop Talk. Click here to see the full video.

Next on our list is “Painting by the Numbers: Getting Started as an Artist in the Gaming Industry” with guests Aaron Acevedo of Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Bear Weiter of Monte Cook Games, moderated by Nick Millman of Tabletop Talk. Click here to see the full video.

Last but not least, “Miniatures: Sculpt it and They will Paint” with guests Jason Wiebe of Cargo Cult Miniatures and Patrick Keith of Bombshell Miniatures, moderated by Peter L of Tabletop Talk. Click here to see the full video.





Merry Christmas from AetherCon
This announcement was posted on 12/25/2015 9:00:00 AM.

You've entered the dungeon, and slain the treasure goblins that were all dressed in red painted leather armor, trimmed in white fur. Before you is the main chamber, where you see an immense evergreen tree. The goblins have covered it in decorations of colored crystal balls, magical dancing lights, and candy confections of all sorts. A magical spell of some unknown origin is dusting the tree with a light powder of snow. Placed below the tree with care is a dragon horde of boxes wrapped in bright colorful tissue paper, each with a green or red bow. What do you do next?

From everyone at AetherCon we wish you a Happy Ho Ho and hope everyone rolls natural 20's on their random treasure tables.



ACIV Q&A - Pinnacle Entertainment Group and More
This announcement was posted on 12/21/2015 10:00:00 AM.

We've opened our presents early here at AetherCon and we have a treasure horde of Q&A videos to share with you.

First up is Shane Hensley of Pinnacle Entertainment Group giving us the rundown on Rippers and other Savage Worlds goodness. Check out the trailer above. Click this link to see the entire Q&A.

Calvin Johns of Anthropos Games talks to us about Fanaji. Click this link to see the entire Q&A.

Michael Lafferty, Abe Smith, and Jason Tondro of Fainting Goat Games delve into the Super Villain Handbook. Click this link to see the entire Q&A.

Steven Helt of The Four Horsemen rushes in to help out with games everywhere and talk about how they can give publishers a hand. Click this link to see the entire Q&A.

John McNabb and Emily McNabb of McNabb Games removes barriers and brings us their new game system Morgalad. Click this link to see the entire Q&A.

Stuart McDermid and Joe Sweeney of StoryWeaver Games go spy crazy with Deniable, and talk about engaging with the gaming community. Click this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - First Ones Entertainment
This announcement was posted on 12/14/2015 10:00:00 AM.

JP Chapleau of First Ones Entertainment stops by ACIV to talk about Saggakar and Gostor (Grumpy Old Schooler's Take On Rules)

He is joined by moderator Dustin Smith of Star City Savages

Below is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - FASA
This announcement was posted on 12/13/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Josh Harrison, Mary Harrison, Andrew Ragland of FASA joins ACIV to talk about Earthdawn and Demon World.


He is joined by moderator Ant of The Gathering of Dorks.


Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.


Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.




ACIV Q&A - D3 Adventures
This announcement was posted on 12/11/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Paul Caughell and Curtis Baum of D3 Adventures stop by ACIV for a Q&A session.


They are joined by moderator Walt Robillard of Hazard Studios.


Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.


Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.




ACIV Q&A - Encoded Desgins
This announcement was posted on 12/10/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Today's Q&A session from Aethercon IV is with Phil Vecchione and Shawn Merwin of Encoded Designs.


He is joined by moderator Garrett Crowe of Threat Detected.


Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.


Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.




ACIV Q&A - Third Eye Games
This announcement was posted on 12/8/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Today's Q&A session from Aethercon IV is with Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games.

He is joined by moderator James Olsen of Tabletop Talk.

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - Chaosium, Inc.
This announcement was posted on 12/7/2015 10:00:00 AM.

We answer the Call of Cthulhu with Mike Mason and Michael O'Brien of Chaosium, Inc.

They are joined by moderator Ron Blessing of Ron and His Amazing Friends podcast.

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page 



AetherCon IV Attendees Survey
This announcement was posted on 12/4/2015 10:00:00 AM.



What did you like about AetherCon IV?

 

Where can we improve our event? 


What would you like to see added to future AetherCons?


 


Have your say by filling out our AetherCon IV Attendees Survey.




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ACIV Q&A - Drop Dead Studios
This announcement was posted on 12/3/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Adam Meyers of Drop Dead Studios brings the Sphere's of Power to AetherCon IV. 

He is joined by moderator Walt Robillard of Hazard Studios

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - Samurai Sheepdog
This announcement was posted on 12/2/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Kevin Glusing of Samurai Sheepdog drops into AetherCon IV to talk about upcoming projects and answer a few questions. 

He is joined by moderator John Arcadian of Gnome Stew

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - Moebius Adventures
This announcement was posted on 12/1/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Today Brian Fitzpatrick of Moebius Adventures gives us some tips on how to get random in our games with tips and tricks on random tables. 

He is joined by moderator Walt Robillard of Hazard Studios

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - Legendary Games
This announcement was posted on 11/30/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Our games become legendary with Jason Nelson and Rachel Ventura of Legendary Games. They discuss their upcoming projects and announce the release of the first book in the Legendary Planet Adventure Path: The Assimilation Strain.

They are joined by moderator Walt Robillard of the BAMF Podcast

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - Catalyst Game Labs
This announcement was posted on 11/29/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Today's Q&A comes from the world of Shadowrun where fantasy and sci-fi mix on an Earth ruled by corporations. Jason Hardy of Catalyst Game Labs gives us the run down as we prep for our next job. 

They are joined by moderator Dustin Smith of Star City Savages

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - Eldritch Enterprises
This announcement was posted on 11/27/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Gaming legends Chris Clark, Frank Mentzer, Lloyd Metcalf, and Tim Kask of Eldritch Enterprises return to AetherCon IV to tell us stories and answer our questions. 

They are joined by moderator Christopher Sniezak of Misdirected Mark Productions

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - Louis Porter Jr. Designs
This announcement was posted on 11/26/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Happy Thanksgiving from AetherCon! 

Once you've laid waste to the turkey and finished the expedition to the pie table, settle down with us and watch Louis Porter Jr. of Louis Porter Jr. Designs talk about his upcoming projects like Crisis of the World Eater and more. 

He is joined by moderator John Arcadian of Gnome Stew

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - Immersion Studios
This announcement was posted on 11/25/2015 10:00:00 AM.

Our third AetherCon IV Q&A video has us getting Infected with Oliver R Shead of Immersion Studios. Oliver not only participated in our Q&A Panel, but Immersion Studios also ran two tables of Infected during the convention.

He is joined by moderator Dustin Smith of Star City Savages

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadables which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - Hazard Studio
This announcement was posted on 11/24/2015 10:00:00 AM.


The AetherCon IV Q&A's continue with guests Gary Brown, Walt Robillard, and Dominque Sumner of Hazard Studio

They join moderator James Olsen of Tabletop Talk to discus Supers.

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Then head over to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadable which you can find on our media page.



ACIV Q&A - Hunters Books
This announcement was posted on 11/23/2015 10:00:00 AM.

AetherCon IV is a wrap and everyone had a great time participating in Theme Panels, Publisher Q&A's, Painting competitions, and lots of great virtual table top RPG's. 

But with so much going on it would have been easy to miss something. Don't worry AetherCon has you covered.

Today we bring you the Hunters Books Q&A Panel with Ivan Van Norman and Christopher J De La Rosa. Moderated by James Olsen of Tabletop Talk.

Above is a teaser. Click on this link to see the entire Q&A.

Watch as they discuss Outbreak: Undead and Outbreak: Deep Space. 

After watching our Q&A Panel you can check out Ivan playing Outbreak: Undead on Geek & Sundry.

And don't forget to check out all of AetherCon's other great panels and downloadable which you can find on our media page.




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