The 6th annual AetherCon Online Tabletop RPG Convention is a gathering of pen and paper roleplaying gamers that will take place in cyberspace on the weekend of November 10-12/2017.
AetherCon is a free to attend, free to partake, non-profit initiative. Throughout the weekend there will be a plethora of tabletop RPGs on offer for all to play in. All games will be run on the free, browser-based virtual table top Roll20 and/or Google Hangouts. This program will allow GMs and players alike to simply click on a link and enter the playing area as opposed to needing to download and install the software to participate.
In addition to the variety of independent, publisher run, and organized play tabletop RPG scenarios, there will also be Themed Panels, Live Publisher Q&As using You Tube on Air and Live Speedpainting Duels using the free, browser based program Anymeeting. Moreover AetherCon attendess will also be able to shop at Baublebrook's Bazaar where game publishers, artists and miniature manufacturers alike will be offering featured products at special prices. Additionally. AetherCon will once again feature the Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting Tourney. Past champions include Ral Partha Europe and DGS Games.
Further highlights during the run-up to our event are original artwork that will be released periodically as free downloadable wallpapers as well as the Summer Roundtable Series of podcasts with industry professionals, both starting in July. In the spring months voting in our Here Be Monsters poll series as well as previews of the yet to be released wallpapers will be featured.
Our goal as organizers of this undertaking is to provide Online RPGers as a whole with a common stamping ground for a weekend in the spirit of the traditional tribal moot. Historically during these gatherings, which took place in a mutually agreed upon location, trading, discussion and various contests among other things took place under a truce between all attending. It is our hope that this undertaking will also prove to be a way for gamers of all stripes and all places to meet up and celebrate our favourite hobby together.