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Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Dec-03 06:58pm ESTPlease take a few moments to read this important announcement from AetherCon:

A situation occurred during AetherCon 2 when two staff members were allowed to enter a contest. As fate would have it, they won. They should have never been allowed into the contest to begin with since all AetherCon staff is ineligible to participate in convention contests and giveaways. The only reason they were allowed to enter was to help move the contest along since there were not enough people to start the contest. So instead of cancelling the contest they were allowed to play. This was a lapse in judgment that will never happen again. The game publishers whose prizes were the subject of the contest have been notified of this indiscretion with our apologies and that there was no malice aforethought on our part. We'd also like to apologize to the legal contestants that participated in the contest as this was not fair to them and we hope they'll join us for AetherCon 3. We at AetherCon stress integrity in everything we do so making this situation known to the public is the right thing to do. The staff of AetherCon are now moving forward and have started working on next year's convention and we hope to see everyone there. Thank you for reading.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-22 10:44am ESTThank you to our artists

AetherCon would like to thank everyone who attended, played games, ran games, worked behind the scenes, hosted panels/Q&As, guested on panels/Q&As, ran demos, gave us some great prize support, produced some great art both on wallpapers and in the speed painting duels, hung out in the Ox & Mule, and shared their Cheetos. We continue today with listing in particular those who made some really great wallpapers for us as well as took part in some riveting speed painting duels over the weekend. They are: Jeremy McHugh Patrick McEvoy Chris Malidore Eric Lofgren Jon Gibbons Pierre Carles Will O'Brien Steve Ellis David Michael Wright Britt Martin Kai Ortmann Jan Pospíšil Emerson Ward Thank you so much for your support and participation in AetherCon II. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-20 01:05pm ESTThank you to all of our panel hosts and guests

AetherCon would like to thank everyone who attended, played games, ran games, worked behind the scenes, hosted panels/Q&As, guested on panels/Q&As, ran demos, gave us some great prize support, produced some great art both on wallpapers and in the speed painting duels, hung out in the Ox & Mule, and shared their Cheetos. We continue today with listing in particular those who appeared in our Fest Hall over the weekend as either guest or host in the Themed Panels. They are: Wes Schneider (Paizo) Ken Hite (Pelgrane Press) Robert Loper (Catalyst Game Labs) Chris Pramas (Green Ronin Publishing) Jeff Dee (Unigames, Monkey House Games) Stephen Chenault ( Troll Lord Games) Christopher Clark (Eldritch Enterprises, Inner City Game Designs) Walt Robillard (Hazard Studios, Fainting Goat Games) Jon Gibbons (Fainting Goat Games, Artist at Large)) Alyssa Faden (Torn World) Jason Yarnell (D3 Adventures) Javier Palenzuela (Critical Hit Media) Adam Daigle (Paizo) Tim Kask (Eldritch Enterprises, Gygax Magazine) Mike Mason (Chaosium) Rone Barton (Atomic Array) Adrian Burton Alderac Entertainment Group) Owen Stephens (Rogue Genius Games) Randall Scott Newnham (Escapade Games, Growing Up Gamers) Mark Diaz Truman (Magpie Games) Jeremy McHugh (Artist at Large) Vickey Beaver (Obatron Productions) Paul Lidberg (Team Frog) Jeff Menges (Full Steam Press, Artist at Large) Kieran Yanner (Artist at Large) Darren Bulmer (Green Ronin Publishing) Jennell Jaquays (Olde Sküül) Dawson Kriska (Kobold Press) Jason Hardy (Catalyst Game Labs) Iain Lowson (Dark Harvest) Jon Hodgson (Cubicle 7, Artist at Large) Mark Carroll (D3 Adventures) Charles White (Fabled Environments) Sean Patrick Fannon (Evil Beagle Games) postworldgames jim pinto (Post Word Games) Sean K Reynolds (Paizo) Stan! Brown (Rogue Genius Games) Patricia Willenborg (Kismet) Jason Wiebe (Cargo Cult, Reaper) Mick Leach (Eastern Front Studios) We'd also like to extend a special thank you to Jonathan Burns, ("That darn bigbox evil snake cult, moving into town and putting all the Mom n Pop evil cults out of business" :P) who on a moments notice and without any prior experience of even being on a panel much less hosting one jumped in to host and did a bang up job of it. And a very special thank you to Ron McClung and Winston Walker of MACE, in Charlotte, N.C. who worked very hard so we could bring you livecasted panels from their event to you over the weekend. Thank you so much for your support and participation in AetherCon II. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-20 12:17pm ESTThank you to those that stumped up prize support

AetherCon would like to thank everyone who attended, played games, ran games, worked behind the scenes, hosted panels/Q&As, guested on panels/Q&As, ran demos, gave us some great prize support, produced some great art both on wallpapers and in the speed painting duels, hung out in the Ox & Mule, and shared their Cheetos. We continue today with listing in particular those who were donated some great prize support. They are: Adventure - A - Week Black Ronin Role Playing Games Chronicle City D3 Adventures Eldritch Enterprises Gramel Publications Gygax Magazine Immersion Studios Obatron Productions StoryWeaver Third Eye Games Torn Worlds Total Party Kill Games Troll Lord Games Thank you so much for your support and participation in AetherCon II. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-18 02:06pm ESTThank you to this years Vendors

AetherCon would like to thank everyone who attended, played games, ran games, worked behind the scenes, hosted panels/Q&As, guested on panels/Q&As, ran demos, gave us some great prize support, produced some great art both on wallpapers and in the speed painting duels, hung out in the Ox & Mule, and shared their Cheetos. We start out today with listing in particular those who were members of our Vendors Hall. They are: Black Ronin Role Playing Games Catalyst Game Labs Chronicle City D3 Adventures Eldritch Enterprises Evil Beagle Games Fainting Goat Games Immersion Studios Magpie Games Modiphius Entertainment Obatron Productions Paizo Rcane Publications StoryWeaver The Unhallowed Third Eye Games Torn World Unigames Thank you so much for your support and participation in AetherCon II. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-17 10:35am ESTAetherCon Sunday: Mule now open!

AetherCon II opens for it's third and final day. Friday and Saturday we had some great games, great panels and Q&As, great speedpainting duels and really great informal chats in the Ox & Mule featuring the likes of Jason Yarnell and Mark Carroll of D3 Adventures, TR Knight and Angus Abranson of Chronicle City, Ade Smith of Fainting Goat Games, Oliver Shead of Immersion Studios, Joe Sweeney of StoryWeaver among others. (They went on until the wee hours of the morning). Drop in today, it's the last chance to get in on the prizes including the big three draws taking place this evening for the wallpaper immortalization of your favourite PC, the convention program prize bucket, and the Vendors Hall Special courtesy of Jon Gibbons. Come on out folks and talk with the pros, watch some great brushmen at work and play some great games.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-16 11:52am ESTOx & Mule now open at AetherCon

Grab a chair by the fire and talk of past adventures. Just go to the AetherCon website here: www.aethercon.com and click on the Ox & Mule button at the top of the page.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-15 12:55pm ESTAetherCon is now OPEN!!

Come on out to the Ox & Mule, talk to gamers, win prizes, get your game on! Just click on the Ox & Mule link above! Remember to grab your Anymeeting account at www.anymeeting.com. It's free and browser based asnd will allow you to check out all of the panels, live publisher Q&As and our artists slinging paint.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-14 06:25pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

Our last Live Publisher Q&A to be introduced is Brian Berg from Total Party Kill Games ( http://www.tpkgames.com/). He'll sit down with Randall Scott Newnham (Escapade Games, http://escapadegames.com/, Growing Up Gamers, http://growingupgamers.blogspot.ca/) to answer all your questions about grisly player deaths. Sunday/November/17, 4 PM EST to 5 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-14 03:29pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

Oliver Shead, the main behind Australian publisher Immersion Studios ( http://www.immersion-studios.com/) sits down with Darryl Mott Jr of Gamers Tavern ( http://www.gamers-tavern.com/) to answer your questions about the Immersion RPG uni-system. Friday/November/15, 8 PM EST

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-14 12:53pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

We've got Sunday Savages! First Vickey Beaver from Obatron Productions ( http://www.obatron.com/) sits down with Chris Clark of Eldritch Enterprises ( http://eldritchent.com/) and Inner City Game Designs ( http://www.fuzzyheroes.com/) to talk about everything Tunes'ai. Right after that we go LIVE from MACE in Charlotte, North Carolina to bring you the Pinnacle Entertainment Group ( http://www.peginc.com/) panel featuring Clint and Jody Black, as well as Shane Hensley. Sunday/November/17, 11 AM EST to 1 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-13 05:38pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

Tony Troskoski, lead designer of the upcoming Pathfinder Horror Setting 'The Unhallowed' ( http://www.theunhallowed.com/) its down with horror artist Chris Malidore ( http://www.artisticways.com/) to answer your questions about things that go bump in the Wellspring. Saturday/November/16, 11 PM EST

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-13 03:23pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

Mark Diaz Truman of Magpie Games ( http://www.magpiegames.com/) kicks off our Live Publisher Q&As by sitting down with Christina Stiles of Rogue Genius games and Misfit Studios ( http://www.misfit-studios.com/) and answering your questions about big monsters and big mechs. Friday/November/15, 2 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-13 12:57pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

Joe Bardales and Jon Gibbons of Fainting Goat Games ( http://faintinggoatgames.blogspot.ca/) sit down with Pierre Carles to talk about their upcoming supers setting Extreme Earth. Sunday/November/17, 10 AM to 11 AM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-13 10:49am ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

Angus Abranson and Patric Götz of Chronicle City ( http://www.chroniclecity.com/) sit down with John Watts of Gypsy Knights Games ( http://www.gypsyknightsgames.com/) and talk Space:1889. But wait, there's more! After that Chris Birch of Modiphius Entertainment ( http://www.modiphius.com/ drops in on John and talks about their upcoming release Mutant Chronicles 3rd Ed. Saturday/November/16 1 PM EST to 3 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-12 05:05pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

The Paizoans speak! Talk with Wes Schneider, Sean K Reynolds and Adam Daigle of Paizo ( http://paizo.com/paizo) as they sit down with Rone Barton of Atomic Array ( http://atomicarray.com/) and discuss all things Pathfinder. Saturday/November/16, 4 PM EST to 5 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-12 02:51pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

Broken Ruler Games ( http://www.brokenrulergames.com/) Head Honcho Todd Crapper sits down with Randall Scott Newnham of Escapade Games ( http://escapadegames.com/) to talk about just why those rulers are broken anyway. Ask him yourself by attending his Q&A Sunday/November/17, 5 PM EST to 6 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-12 12:37pm ESTCome on down to the Ox & Mule!

The Ox & Mule is now open for business folks. Like all of the taverns in the Fest Hall it is powered by the free and browser based conferencing software Anymeeting ( www.anymeeting.com). Go there and make an account, all you need is a name, e-mail and password, then hit up the Fest Hall ( http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_HallsFestHall) and click on the Ox & Mule icon. Come on down, have a pint and join in the conversation!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-12 10:54am ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

The bad dog himself, Sean Patrick Fannon, (Evil Beagle Games, http://www.evilbeaglegames.com/) talks to Walt Robillard (Fainting Goat Games, http://faintinggoatgames.blogspot.ca/, Hazard Studio, http://hazardstudio.net/) live from the floor of MACE ( http://www.justusproductions.com/index.php/mace/) in Charlotte, North Carolina about Shaintar and other valuable treasures hidden safely in the backyard. Saturday/November/16, Noon EST to 1 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-11 06:25pm ESTAnd the Last Wallpaper is Up!

The Czech Republic's Jan Pospíšil finishes our run our free downloadable wallpapers for AetherCon with Theodoric Hedgehopper - Halfling Dragoon, Boomerjockey, and Republic of Tokrit Trail Ranger Captain. There's more in the outback than some folks know. Grab your copy here: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-11 01:27pm ESTWanna know what's in the chest?

The Prize Bucket page for AetherCon II has been released! See what kinds of booty you can get your mitts on by going to the Prize Hall and clicking on the Wanted Poster. Check it out here: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_HallsPrizeHall

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-08 06:09pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

Join Jason Yarnell, Mark Carroll, Ron Isaacs, and Jeff Laubenstein of D3 Adventures ( http://d3adventures.com/) as they sit down with Javier Palenzuela of Critical Hit Media ( http://www.criticalhitmedia.com/) and answer your questions about the Infinite Dungeon and endless other topics. Saturday/November/16 5 PM EDT to 6 PM EDT.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-08 01:02pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

Jason Hardy, Steven 'Bull' Ratkovich, and Robert Loper of CGL ( http://www.catalystgamelabs.com/) sit down with Ed Healy of Gamerati ( http://gamerati.com/) to answer your questions about everything Shadowrun. Friday/November/15, 9 PM EDT to 10 PM EDT.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-07 06:00pm ESTTwo or Less

The following games have two open spots of less: Friday Afternoon D6 Star Wars - One Bad Job - 1 Spot Left; Pathfinder - The Barrow Mound (D3 Adventures) - 1 Spot Left; Friday Evening AD&D 1st Edition - The Sinister Palm of Arduil - 1 Spot Left; Pathfinder - Thief In The Night - 2 Spots Left; Gamma World 7th Edition (Call of Kekulhu) - Amazin' River - 2 Spots Left; Immersion RPG - What Has Two Fangs and a Grin? (Immersion Studios) - 1 Spot Left; Saturday Morning Pathfinder - The Witch's Challenge 2 Spots Left; Savage Worlds - A Touch of Other (Obatron Productions) - 2 Spots Left; Savage Worlds - Turkey Trauma - 2 Spots Left; Shadowrun 5th Ed - CMP 2013-01 Dragon's Song - Jailbreak 2 Spots Left; Saturday Afternoon Killshot Reloaded - Redemption (Broken Ruler Games) - 1 Spot Left; Threadbare RPG - Plushie or Plastic Mate? - 2 Spots Left; Dungeon Crawl Classics - Wisdom Gained - 1 Spots Left; Saturday Evening Pathfinder - The Daring - 1 Spot Left; Monster of the Week - Creature Features - 1 Spot Left; Monsterhearts - Living Ghost Town - 1 Spot Left; Call of Cthulhu 6E - (Delta Green) - Lover in the Ice 1 Spot Left; Sunday Morning Tephra - Crazy Train- 2 Spots Left; Sunday Afternoon Killshot Reloaded - Wanted: Killshot (Broken Ruler Games) - 1 Spot left.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-07 12:34pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

Tarnan McCallum of Black Ronin Role Playing Games ( http://www.black-ronin.com/) sits down with Javier Palenzuela of Critical Hit Media ( http://www.criticalhitmedia.com/) to talk about what goes into good map tile production and what Black Ronin is planning next. Saturday/November/16, 6 PM EDT to 7 PM EDT.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-06 05:06pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about...

Join Tim Kask, Jim Ward and Chris Clark of Eldritch Enterprises ( http://eldritchent.com/) as they sit down with Christina Stiles of Misfit Studios ( http://www.misfit-studios.com/) and expand on Eldritchian theorem. Drop in and find out just what they are up to. Friday/November/15, 3 PM EDT to 4 PM EDT

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-06 01:21pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about....

Piotr Ramel Korys of Gramel Publications ( http://wydawnictwogramel.pl/ ) sits down with Walt Robillard of Hazard Studios ( http://hazardstudio.net/ ) to take your questions about Savage Worlds settings Beasts & Barbarians, Nemezis and other Savage things in Poland. Saturday/November/16, 11 AM EDT to Noon EDT.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-05 06:07pm ESTEverything you wanted to know about....

Join artist and host of Ninja Mountain Podcasts Jeremy McHugh ( http://mchughstudios.com/, http://ninjamountain.blogspot.ca/) as he talks with Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games ( http://thirdeyegames.net/ ) about what they eye is up to now. Grab a spot and talk to Eloy Saturday/November/16, 3 PM EDT to 4 PM EDT.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-05 01:27pm ESTNew AetherCon Weekend Page is up!

You wanted it, you got it! The new scrollable AetherCon weekend page is up. See exactly what is taking place at any given time in your local time all weekend long. Just go to the Sign up to Play a Game Page here: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersSignuptoPlayaGame and click on the link at the top to find it here: http://aethercon.com/a2/weekend.php

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-04 05:24pm ESTAll you wanted to know about....

In the run up to AetherCon we will be announcing our one hour long Live Publisher Q&As all talking place in The Coin and Quill. Leading off this series of interviews is Jeff Dee of Unigames ( http://www.prismnet.com/unigames/ ). Asking the questions will be Mick Leach of Easternfront Studios ( http://easternfront-studios.net/ ). Drop in and ask Jeff what he is up to these days. Friday/November/15, 6 PM to 7 PM EDT.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-04 02:17pm ESTPanel of the Day: How to Spin a Yarn and Get Paid for It.

Every town has it's rumourmonger, you know the guy that sits in the corner of the bar and will tell you a tale so long as you put coins in the palm of his hand. Want to know how to do it for real? Attend the Freelance Fiction Panel with Jason Hardy (CGL, http://www.catalystgamelabs.com/) and Iain Lowson (Dark Harvest - The Legacy of Frankenstein, http://www.darkharvest-legacyoffrankenstein.com/). Sunday/November/17, Noon EST to 1:20 EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-02 11:04am EDTTwo or Less

The following games have two open spots of less: Friday Afternoon D6 Star Wars - One Bad Job - 1 Spot Left; Pathfinder - The Barrow Mound (D3 Adventures) - 2 Spots Left; Friday Evening AD&D 1st Edition - The Sinister Palm of Arduil - 1 Spot Left; Pathfinder - Thief In The Night - 2 Spots Left; Gamma World 7th Edition (Call of Kekulhu) - Amazin' River - 2 Spots Left; Immersion RPG - What Has Two Fangs and a Grin? (Immersion Studios) - 1 Spot Left; Saturday Morning Pathfinder - The Witch's Challenge 2 Spots Left; Savage Worlds - A Touch of Other (Obatron Productions) - 2 Spots Left; 13th Age (Dragon Empire) - Those Who Serve - 2 Spots Left; Savage Worlds - Turkey Trauma - 2 Spots Left; Saturday Afternoon Killshot Reloaded - Redemption (Broken Ruler Games) - 1 Spot Left; Threadbare RPG - Plushie or Plastic Mate? - 2 Spots Left; Dungeon Crawl Classics - Wisdom Gained - 2 Spots Left; Saturday Evening Pathfinder - The Daring - 1 Spot Left; Monster of the Week - Creature Features - 2 Spots Left; Monsterhearts - Living Ghost Town - 1 Spot Left; Call of Cthulhu 6E - (Delta Green) - Lover in the Ice Sunday Morning Tephra - Crazy Train- 2 Spots Left; Sunday Afternoon Killshot Reloaded - Wanted: Killshot (Broken Ruler Games) - 1 Spot left.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-01 09:43pm EDTConvention Program released!

The AetherCon II Convention Program PDF has been released. Read exclusive interview's with CGL's Jason Hardy and Eldritch Enterprise's Tim Kask among others. Even better download your copy today and get in on a draw for some really great swag including the boxed set of Alyssa Faden's Torn Armor (www.tornworld.com) featuring 36 Jason Wiebe minatures carved from designs from AetherCon's own Eric Lofgren. Grab yours here: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Nov-01 02:00pm EDTIt's Wallpaper Friday!

When cans of dogfood are legitimate meal options, temptation comes in all shapes and sizes. Meet 'Shotgun' Gertie Orilee, our latest free downloadable wallpaper as illoed by Steve Ellis (WotC, Paizo, AEG). Grab yours here: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_ArtistsDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-31 11:34am EDTPanel of the Day: What Better Day to Talk About Fear?

Every culture has it's scary stories. So does every genre. Want to know how to bring them out in your game? Take in our panel 'Horror Outside of Horror RPGs' hosted by Wes Schneider (Paizo, http://paizo.com/paizo) and featuring Ken Hite (Pelgrane Press, http://www.pelgranepress.com/), Chris Pramas (Green Ronin Publishing, http://greenronin.com/) as well as Robert Loper (CGL, http://www.catalystgamelabs.com/). Friday/November/15, 2:30 PM EST to 3:50 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-30 06:07pm EDTPanel of the Day: Getting Your Foot in the Door

You all know the refrain "Can't get a job without experience, can't get experience without a job". Now's your opportunity to listen to some tidbits of knowhow from industry pros Christina Stiles (Misfit Studios, http://www.misfit-studios.com/, Super Genius Games, http://www.supergeniusgames.com/), Jon hodgson (Cubicle 7, http://www.cubicle7.co.uk/), and Rone Barton (Atomic Array, http://atomicarray.com/) in our 'How to get your First (and Second) Job in Gaming' Panel. Sunday/November/17 1:30 PM EST to 2:50 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-30 01:52pm EDTAetherCon Talks: Ninja Mountain Scrolls

Jeremy McHugh, Eric Lofgren and Socar Myles of the Ninja Mountain Scrolls (http://ninjamountain.blogspot.ca/ ) chat with Stephen J Holodinsky, Will Hammerand as well as AetherCon brushman Chris Malidore and discuss The Full Monty, Socar's seagull stalking, domestic opinions on Chris's choice of subjects...oh, and AetherCon. Check out the podcast here: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_ArtistsDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-29 11:14am EDTPanel of the Day: ##$@(*()*@#@^%@!!!!

They're unexpected. They're frustrating. They're resource drains. And...they're deadly. Join Jeremy McHugh ( http://mchughstudios.com/) when he talks to Steven 'Bull' Ratkovich (CGL, http://www.catalystgamelabs.com/), Brian Berg (Total Party Kill Games, http://www.tpkgames.com/) and ex-Army Ranger Walt Robillard (Hazard Studio, http://hazardstudio.net/) during our Traps, Traps, Traps! panel. Saturday/November/16, 4:30 PM EST to 5:50 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-28 11:10am EDTPanel of the Day: Eldritch Gygaxians talk about the Genius of D&D

Grab a chair next to the hearth, grab a mug of good ale, and listen to tales of olde. Tim Kask (Eldritch Enterprises http://eldritchent.com/, Gygax Magazine http://gygaxmagazine.com/) hosts the D&D Legends panel with guests G. Ernest Gygax (Gygax Magazine http://gygaxmagazine.com/), Jim Ward (Eldritch Enterprises http://eldritchent.com/) and Stan! Brown (Super Genius Games http://www.supergeniusgames.com/). Sunday/November/17 4:30 PM EST to 5:50 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-26 10:51am EDT2 or Less

The following games have two open spots of less: Friday Afternoon D6 Star Wars - One Bad Job - 1 Spot Left; Pathfinder - The Barrow Mound (D3 Adventures) - 2 Spots Left; Friday Evening AD&D 1st Edition - The Sinister Palm of Arduil - 1 Spot Left; Pathfinder - Thief In The Night - 2 Spots Left; Gamma World 7th Edition (Call of Kekulhu) - Amazin' River - 2 Spots Left; Immersion RPG - What Has Two Fangs and a Grin? (Immersion Studios) - 1 Spot Left; Saturday Morning Pathfinder - The Witch's Challenge 2 Spots Left; Savage Worlds - A Touch of Other (Obatron Productions) - 2 Spots Left; 13th Age (Dragon Empire) - Those Who Serve - 2 Spots Left; Saturday Afternoon Killshot Reloaded - Redemption (Broken Ruler Games) - 1 Spot Left; Threadbare RPG - Plushie or Plastic Mate? - 2 Spots Left; Dungeon Crawl Classics - Wisdom Gained - 2 Spots Left; Saturday Evening Pathfinder - The Daring - 1 Spot Left; Monster of the Week - Creature Features - 2 Spots Left; Monsterhearts - Living Ghost Town - 2 Spots Left; Sunday Morning Tephra - Crazy Train- 2 Spots Left; Sunday Afternoon Killshot Reloaded - Wanted: Killshot (Broken Ruler Games) - 1 Spot left. Get yours now and get in on the fun! http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersWelcomePlayers

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-25 05:45pm EDTPanel of the Day: Of Gods and Men

Need some tips on how to design a Non-Progressional Evolution Theory for your RPG setting? Grab a spot in our 'Creating Believable Pantheons' panel hosted by Mark Carroll (D3 Adventures, http://d3adventures.com/) with jim pinto (Post World Games, http://postworldgames.com/), and live from MACE Sean Patrick Fannon (http://www.evilbeaglegames.com/) as well as Charles White (Fabled Environments, http://fabledenvironments.com/wp/). Sunday/November/17 3:00 PM EST to 4:20 PM EST

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-25 12:05pm EDTIt's Wallpaper Friday!

Bottomfeeder, dirtdigger, teller of truths best left untold. Meet Deiter 'Mudcat' Maertenson, our latest free downloadable wallpaper as illustrated by Patrick McEvoy ( http://www.megaflowgraphics.com/ ). Grab your copy here: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersDownloadsandMedia The truth will out. It just might get you killed on the way.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-24 12:18pm EDTPanel of the Day: It's all about the Fairer Sex.

Guys have all been there. We've all played a female character in a game. Girls have all been there. Watching the guy play a female character and facepalming at the horrible inaccuracies. Stop the cringing! Attend the Women in Gaming panel hosted by Torn World's Alyssa Faden http://www.tornworld.com/, and featuring Cristina Stiles of Super Genius Games http://www.supergeniusgames.com/, and Misfit Studios http://www.misfit-studios.com/, Vickey Beaver of Obatron Productions http://www.obatron.com/, as well as Patricia Willenborg whom many know as Kismet http://www.dnd.kismetrose.com/DandDIndex.html and hear Venusian wisdom! Sunday/November/17 6:00 PM EST to 7:20 PM EST

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-23 04:20pm EDTPlay games at AetherCon, Immortalize your Favourite PC!

That's right folks. Starting today anyone playing a game at AetherCon will have their e-mail entered in a random draw on Sunday. The lucky gamer will have their favourite PC featured on one of the wallpapers for AetherCon III by one of our Artist Enclaviacs. The more games you play, the more times your e-mail addy gets put in the pot. Start rolling folks...and make sure your favourite alter ego is wearing their Sunday best! :)

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-23 12:01pm EDTPanel of the Day: The New Old Tymes

Join Stephen Chenault (Troll Lord Games, https://www.trolllord.com/), Chris Clark (Eldritch Enterprises, http://eldritchent.com/, Inner City Game Designs, http://www.fuzzyheroes.com/), and Walt Robillard (Hazard Studio, http://hazardstudio.net/) as they talk over everything Retro-Clone with Jeff Dee (Unigames, http://www.prismnet.com/unigames/). Friday/November/15 4:00 PM EST to 5:20 PM EST

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-22 03:20pm EDTThe invisible men stand up and to be counted.

Metagamers Anonymous grab a chair in the Talking Drums (the one on the left there, no not that one, the other one). Welcome aboard gents! Check out their podcasts today here: http://rpgpodcasts.com/podcasts/show/MetagamersAnonymous

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-22 12:53pm EDTPanel of the Day: Monster Building Class most definitely in session!

Adam Daigle (Paizo, http://paizo.com/paizo), Tim Kask (Eldritch Enterprises, http://eldritchent.com/ , Gygax Magazine, http://gygaxmagazine.com/), and Mike Mason (Chaosium, http://www.chaosium.com/) expound on Frankensteinian Theory in the 'Building a Perfect Beast' Panel at AetherCon. Saturday/November/16th Noon EST to 1:20 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-21 04:26pm EDTMore cool stuff for the the miniatures crowd!

JST3P, showcase and instruction manual for all you tabletop mini folk have just joined the Bell & Scroll. Welcome aboard gents. Check them out here: http://jst3p.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-21 12:57pm EDTPanel of the Day: AetherCon includes everyone

Gamers come in all shapes, colours, and sizes and everyone of 'em is just as nerdy as the next. The worlds they play in should be no different. Drop in on our panel 'GLBTQ Topics in Gaming' hosted by artist Jeremy McHugh ( http://mchughstudios.com/ ) and featuring Paizo's Wes Schneider ( http://paizo.com/paizo ), Green Ronin freelancer Darren Bulmer ( http://greenronin.com/ ), and Old Skuul's Jennell Jaquays ( http://oldeskuul.com/ ). Saturday/November/16 7:30 PM EST to 8:50 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-18 04:08pm EDTThird Eye Games antes up prize support

The folks at Third Eye Games (http://thirdeyegames.net/) add to the prize buckets. Stay tuned for more details and be sure to drop in on their Live Publisher Q&A Saturday/November/16 from 3:00 PM EST to 4:00 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-18 12:18pm EDTPanel of the Day: Tools for the Do-It-Yourselfer

Want to know which wrench to use to tighten the bolts on your next publishing effort? Then grab a chair at our 'How to Self-Publish' panel hosted by Christina Stiles (Super Genius Games, http://www.supergeniusgames.com/, Misfit Studios, http://www.misfit-studios.com/) with guests Vickey Beaver (Obatron Productions, http://www.obatron.com/), Chris Clark (Eldritch Enterprises, http://eldritchent.com/, Inner City Game Designs, http://www.fuzzyheroes.com/), and Jeff A Menges (Full Steam Press, https://www.facebook.com/FullSteamPress). Saturday/November/16 6:00 PM EST to 7:20 PM EST

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-17 05:57pm EDTAetherCon Exclusive Podcast: Extreme Earth

Fainting Goat Games (http://faintinggoatgames.blogspot.ca/) writer Joe Bardales and artist Jon Gibbons talk about their upcoming dystopian supers setting Extreme Earth. Hosted by Alyssa Faden (http://www.tornworld.com/). Walk the morally grey path of the anti-hero.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-17 12:01pm EDTPanel of the Day: Filling the Proverbial Tavern

Looking for ways to make your party of three, three parties of five? Take in our panel: Looking for Players: Bringing New Faces To Our Tables hosted by Javier Palenzuela (Critical Hit Media, http://www.criticalhitmedia.com/) and featuring Laura Hickman (Sojourners Tales, http://sojournertales.com/), Randall Scott Newnham (Growing Up Gamers, http://growingupgamers.blogspot.ca/), and Mark Diaz Truman (Magpie Games, http://www.magpiegames.com/). Saturday/November/16 3:00 PM EST to 4:20 PM EST

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-16 03:31pm EDTGrab a Spot While You Can!

The following games have 2 or fewer open spots left: Friday Afternoon Our Last Best Hope - Kaiju Rising (Magpie Games) 1 Spot Left... D6 Star Wars - One Bad Job 1 Spot Left..... Friday Evening Pathfinder - Thief In The Night 2 Spots Left... Immersion RPG - What Has Two Fangs and a Grin? (Immersion Studios) 1 Spot Left..... Saturday Morning Pathfinder - The Witch's Challenge 2 Spots Left... Savage Worlds - A Touch of Other (Obatron Productions) 2 Spots Left.... Saturday Afternoon Killshot Reloaded - Redemption (Broken Ruler Games) 2 Spots Left... Threadbare RPG - Plushie or Plastic Mate? 2 Spots Left..... Saturday Evening Pathfinder - The Daring 2 Spots Left... Monster of the Week - Creature Features 2 Spots Left... Monsterhearts - Living Ghost Town 2 Spots Left..... Sunday Morning Tephra - Crazy Train 2 Spots Left... Boothill - Silver City has a Cloudy Future 1 Spot Left... Pathfinder Society - We Be Goblins Too 2 Spots Left..... Sunday Afternoon Cavemaster - Evil Spirits (Unigames) 1 Spot Left... Killshot Reloaded - Wanted: Killshot (Broken Ruler Games) 1 Spot left..... Go here to get a seat now before it is too late: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersSignuptoPlayaGame

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-16 12:20pm EDTPanel of the Day: Which Way to the Treasure?

Whether they be continents or caves, cities or cellars, a well made map can capture the imagination of any party. Join us in our Cartography Panel hosted by AetherCon Artist Jon Gibbons ( http://jongibbons.daportfolio.com/ ) and featuring Alyssa Faden (Torn World, http://www.tornworld.com/ ), Christopher West (Maps of Mastery, http://www.mapsofmastery.com/ ), and Jason Yarnell (D3 Adventures, http://d3adventures.com/ ) to find out how it is done. Friday/November/15 5:30 PM EST to 6:50 PM EST

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-15 02:35pm EDTMind of a Geek re-ups for Bell & Scroll!

AetherCon welcomes back the folks at Mind of a Geek for another year of great gaming and fun times. Check them out here: http://mindofthegeek.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-15 12:23pm EDTPanel of the Day: How not to do it

So you're a freelancer and your pitch isn't going anywhere? Then you'll want to drop in on the AetherCon Panel: 10 Freelancer Sins NOT to Repeat hosted by Rone Barton (Atomic Array http://atomicarray.com/ ) with guests Tim Kask (Eldritch Enterprises http://eldritchent.com/ , Gygax Magazine http://gygaxmagazine.com/ ), Adrian Burton (AEG, http://www.alderac.com/ ) and Owen K.C. Stephens(Super Genius Games, http://www.supergeniusgames.com/ ). Saturday/November/16 1:30 PM EST to 2:50 PM EST.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-14 02:06pm EDTThe Paizo has landed!

Yep, all them parachutes are Pathfinder Society games dropping into the AetherCon II schedule, 52 tables in all. Amazingly accurate those guys (except for that goblin over there with the #53). All you need to do to grab your spot in one, is hit up our schedule page here: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersSignuptoPlayaGame Then follow the link to Warhorn event registration. And watch out for falling goblins (someone really has to tell them that open flames and parachutes don't mix).

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-14 11:19am EDTIt's Panel of the Day!

From now until the end of October, each business day we will be unveiling one of the themed panels you can see for free at AetherCon. Today we start things off with, ironically, the one that will be closing things out on Sunday, our Miniatures Panel. It will feature Bryan Stiltz (Reaper Miniatures http://www.reapermini.com/), Mick Leach (Easternfront Studios http://easternfront-studios.net/), and Jason Wiebe (Reaper, Cargo Cult Miniatures http://www.cargocultminiatures.com/) and will be hosted by Matthew Solarz (Center Stage Miniatures http://www.centerstageminis.com/). Sunday/November/17th 7:30 PM EST to 8:50 PM EST. Put down them paintbrushes folks and talk to the experts!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-11 03:32pm EDTHere comes the hardware!

Catalyst Game Labs makers of that fine game of corporate malfeasance called Shadowrun are adding their two Nuyen to the prize buckets! Stay tuned for more details! check them out here: http://www.catalystgamelabs.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-11 12:39pm EDTIt's Wallpaper Friday!

Jon Gibbons makes his AetherCon II presence known with our latest free downloadable wallpaper: Sardar Eskarumon - Professional Bodyguard, Master of the Iron Staff. Go here and grab yours today: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-10 03:16pm EDTWhat are you doing this weekend?

If you are in Big Sky Country or thereabouts the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous in, you guessed it, Great Falls, Montana is going off October 11 to 13. Check their site here for more details: http://www.gfgr.org/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-10 11:50am EDTThe Green Ronin comes to AetherCon

Chris Pramas of Green Ronin Publishing has confirmed as a guest for one of the Fest Hall panels. Which one? Stay tuned folks. But in the meantime check out the makers of Mutants & Masterminds here: http://greenronin.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-09 10:49am EDTRPG Circus joins Talking Drums

Bring out the clowns on +5 unicycles, RPG Circus rolls into the Talking Drums. Listen for their AetherCon interview coming soon. Check them out here: http://www.rpgcircus.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-08 04:06pm EDTCampaign Mastery re-ups

Those veteran GMs of Campaign Mastery re-up for the Bell & Scroll. Welcome back folks, glad to have you aboard once again! Check them out here: http://www.campaignmastery.com/blog/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-08 11:39am EDTAetherCon gets a dose of pop culture

Pokupo, the blog which brings you a whack of stuff you want to know about pop culture grabs a spot in the Bell & Scroll. Take a look at them here: http://pokupo.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-07 04:33pm EDTSo Cal grabs a spot in the ConCentric Circle

Kingdom Con, a three day event taking place in late April 2014, in San Diego, California, say yeah to the ConCentric Circle! Welcome aboard folks! Check them out here: http://www.kingdom-con.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-07 11:17am EDTNerdtastic signs on!

Those dicerolling knuckleheads of Local 539, Nerdtastic, sign on to be a part of the Tree of Tribes. Welcome aboard gents! Find them here: https://www.facebook.com/NerdIsTheWerd

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-05 12:11pm EDTAetherCon Talks!

Curtis Baum (Vendors Hall Coordinator), Mark Carroll (Man of Many Hats), and Stephen J. Holodinsky (Event Coordinator) talk with Critical Hit Media's Javier Palenzuela about the whys and wherefores of AetherCon...and Mark's start in RPGing. Now up in the Downloads and Media section. Also check out Critical Hit Media's Gamers of Comedy here: http://www.criticalhitmedia.com/#!gamersofcomedy/c1ap8

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-03 05:03pm EDTMore great art from downunder!

Want to see more of the artist behind Grundal 'Gears' Krankhammer? Check out Emerson Ward's page here: http://emersonward.com/ You'll find more dragons here than in any pet shop.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-03 01:14pm EDTAetherCon rolls for perception to spot enlightenment

Third Eye Games, makers of Apocalypse Prevention Inc and Part-Time Gods re-up for the Vendors Hall. Watch for their live publisher Q&A with Eloy LaSanta Saturday. http://thirdeyegames.net/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-02 06:43pm EDTAttendance Bucket added to Player Reg Page

Yep, more goodies for players! Simply mouse over the word 'Attendance' at the bottom of each game listing to see what else you get just for showing up and playing your game, which, well heck, is something you want to do anyway so why not? Yippee!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-02 01:00pm EDTMore for Bell & Scroll

RPG blogmeisters Gamers Codex sign on for the Bell & Scroll. Welcome aboard gents. Grab some good reading here: www.thegamerscodex.com

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-01 04:12pm EDTChronicle City add to the swag buckets

The folks who brought you Space 1889, Mutant Chronicles, Cogs, Cakes and Swordsticks as well as Broken Shield (can you say mutli-tasking?) drop some shop certificates in a variety of buckets. Huzzah! Check them out here: http://www.chroniclecity.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Oct-01 12:56pm EDTSiregar takes the bronze!

Jon Siregar's Monsterhearts scenario, Lost in Winter Valley, one of two Monsterhearts tables in the schedule, is now full. Other tables with only one spot left are D6 Star Wars (Fri Afternoon), the Immersion RPG demo run by Immersion Studios own Oliver Shead (Fri Evening), and the Unigames Cavemaster demo run by long time D&D vet Jeff Dee (Sunday Afternoon). Grab your spot today, get in on the swag!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-30 04:09pm EDTMACE brings more southern hospitality to AetherCon

Charlotte, N.C.'s MACE joins the ConCentric Circle and will be working with AetherCon to combine our convention experiences November 15-17. Stay tuned for more. http://www.justusproductions.com/index.php/mace/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-30 12:23pm EDTAnother table fills up at AetherCon

The first of James Jenkins three tables is now full. All five of his Saturday Gamma World game spots have been taken. There is still more Gamma World to be had though, as well as more James Jenkins. So get you chairs now, before they're all gone.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-27 12:39pm EDTAnd now for something completely different!

Meet Grundal 'Gears' Krankhammer - Paragon of Patience, Dwarven Machinist, Dwarven Machine as illustrated by Australia's Emerson Ward. Grab this wallpaper now in our downloads and media section. http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-26 02:49pm EDTAetherCon claims first full table

Jonathan Burn's White Plume Mountain table is our first table to be fully booked. Grats Jon! There's still plenty of OSR to be had folks so take a look at our sched here and sign up now: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersSignuptoPlayaGame

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-26 12:38pm EDTThe town cryer lanternjaws join Bell & Scroll

Rolling Dice & Taking Names, keep the town square clear of riff-raff, say Ma'am and Sir a lot, and join the Bell & Scroll. Welcome aboard gents! Check them out here: http://www.rolldicetakenames.com/?m=1

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-25 05:22pm EDTThe Trolls kick in more booty for players!

Troll Lord Games has confirmed prize support and adds to the Player Registration Bucket. Check out the makers of Castles & Crusades here: http://www.trolllord.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-25 12:56pm EDTGame Knights charge into AetherCon.

Game Knights, a half-animated series of real people doing imaginary things grabs a spot in the Talking Drums. Check them out here: http://www.criticalhitmedia.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-24 04:41pm EDTStormCon brings the lightning to AetherCon

Charleston, South Carolina's StormCon, taking place in mid-June of 2014, signs on to be a part of the ConCentric Circle. Let the rain begin! Check them out here: http://storm-con.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-24 01:54pm EDTThe Doghouse moves to the Vendors Hall!

Evil Beagle Games has confirmed for the Vendors Hall for ACII. Drop in on Sean Patrick Fannon as he talks Shaintar and other things live from Charlotte, N.C.'s MACE Gaming Con on Saturday. Find out more about Evil Beagle Games here: http://www.evilbeaglegames.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-23 11:42am EDTPlayer Registration is now open!

Grab your spot at the table and get in on the swag! The first 75 Player signups Systemcrash: Ragnarok Tangent PDF from D3 Adventures, Curse of the Weaver Queen PDF from Eldritch Enterprises, Shaintar Players Handbook PDF from Evil Beagle Games, Tunes'al Quick Starts Side Tracks PDF (Choice of Systemless or Savage Worlds) from Obatron Productions, and the Malefactor PC Class PDF from Total Party Kill Games In order to be eligible for these prizes you must play your game at AetherCon.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-22 11:48pm EDTD3 Adventures demo Infinite Dungeon

Bring lots of chalk, there is no bottom floor here. Play D3 Adventures demo 'Infinite Dungeon' using the Pathfinder RPG system. Saturday afternoon http://d3adventures.com/wordpress/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-22 08:20pm EDTFainting Goat Games brings Extreme Earth to ACII

The world goes to hell in a handbasket. And there is only you to make it right. Play in Fainting Goats Games new Mutants & Masterminds setting 'Extreme Earth'. Check out their live Q&A beforehand. Sunday Morning. http://faintinggoatgames.blogspot.ca/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-22 05:18pm EDTAetherCon goes to White Plume Mountain

Who will enter the Wizard's Mouth? Play the classic AD&D 1st Ed adventure White Plume Mountain run by Jonathan Burns. Sunday Morning

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-22 02:47pm EDTDon't you just hate it when that happens?

A long journey, a warm fire..."Hey Bub, didn't I see you..." Play Curtis Baum's Pathfinder scenario "A Thief in the Night". Friday evening.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-22 01:44pm EDTWhat happened after the Pluto landing?

The Luna Power Corp is looking for a few good men to find out. Play Chris Birch's Mutant Chronicles 3rd Ed RPG scenario "Mutant Chronicles: Dark Symmetry - Power" Saturday Morning

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-22 12:19pm EDTThreadbare RPG added to the sched

Remember your favourite broken toy from your childhood? Now you can see the world through their eyes...er eye. Play Stephanie Bryant's Threadbare RPG scenario 'Plushie or Plastic, Mate?' Saturday Afternoon. http://threadbarerpg.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-22 11:07am EDTBullard's Bluff calls for aid!

Can past heroes pick up the sword once more? Play John Dorman's Dungeon Crawl Classics scenario 'Wisdom Gained' Saturday Afternoon.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-22 10:14am EDTIt's put up or shut up time!

The Bugbears make a last desperate charge. Can one party stop the invading army? Play Curtis Baum's Pathfinder scenario 'Battle for Bridgeport'. Sunday Afternoon.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-21 09:27pm EDTMore Monsterhearts added to the schedule.

Small town New Jersey can be an idyllic place to grow up. It can be. Play Jonathan's Siregar's Monsterhearts scenario 'Lost in Winter Valley'. Friday Evening.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-21 08:26pm EDTGet your moonshine on!

It's time for a bigfoot hunt! Play the It Came from Beyond the Still scenario 'Nature Calls' run by Dastardly Designed Games own Rob Adams. Make sure to check out his live publisher Q&A before game time. http://dastardlydesignedgames.blogspot.ca/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-21 07:32pm EDTImmersion Studios brings Space to Spooky Saturday

Every ship has it's secret and the 'Hermes' is no different. Play Oliver Shead's Immersion RPG scenario 'No Warranty? No Refund!. Spooky Saturday.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-21 06:29pm EDTAnother game in Portuguese!

The Sea Hags have cursed the world and it is sinking under the sea. Who can stop it from disappearing altogether? Play Vittor Moriann's Savage World's - 50 Fathoms scenario 'The Rising Waves'. Friday Evening. http://www.peginc.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-21 05:39pm EDTThe Bugbears are coming!

Bridgeport needs brave souls to stave off impending doom. Play Curtis Baum's Pathfinder Adventure 'Right to Arm Bugbears' Saturday Afternoon.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-21 04:23pm EDTShadowrun 5th Ed Tourney added to the sched!

Hell has no wrath like Mercy scorned! Play Ray Rigel's and Elizabeth Miller-Lisy's 3 part Shadowrun 5th Ed Tourney Friday/Saturday/Sunday. http://www.catalystgamelabs.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-21 03:33pm EDTThe bad apples take over the barrel

Inmates have taken over the prison and decided to set up shop. Can you root them out? Play Lee Grixit's homebrew adventure "Who's Dungeon is it Anyway?" Friday Evening.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-21 02:50pm EDTChronicle City fires up the steam!

The first Frost Fair in 70 years comes to the Thames. But with the frost also comes other things.... Play Chronicle City's Cogs, Cakes, and Swordsticks demo 'In the Bleak Midsummer. Friday Afternoon. http://www.chroniclecity.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-21 01:36pm EDTThe Dragon Empire beckons

A test of strength, a test of perseverance, a test of loyalty. Play John Dorman's 13th Age scenario 'Those who Serve'. Saturday Morning.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-21 12:19pm EDTHere come the Goblins!

Yup, the little green guys are swarming AetherCon courtesy of Jacob Savage and Stephen Jacobs. Jacob will be running the Pathfinder Society Scenario 'We Be Goblins' on Friday evening and on Sunday morning Stephen will be running PFS 'We Be Goblins Too' Remember, it's BYOG (Bring Your Own Grenades). http://paizo.com/pathfinderSociety

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-20 06:19pm EDTMore Savage Worlds - Tunes'al!

Obatron Productions adds another adventure in Tunes'al to AetherCon. Travel up the Usiku River, but first check out their Q&A beforehand. Sunday morning. http://www.obatron.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-20 03:18pm EDTChaosium confirms Prize Support

Those fine folks at that infamous factory of insanity, Chaosium add swag to the AetherCon trove. Check them out here: http://www.chaosium.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-20 12:53pm EDTLast call for Game Registration

Last call for Game Registration folks. Once Friday Midnight EST rolls around, we will be closing the door to get ready to release our schedule for Monday when players can begin to register. Here's where you need to go: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_GameMastersRunagame

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-19 07:06pm EDTAD&D 1st hops aboard.

James Jenkins adds another oldie but goodie to the AetherCon lineup with his AD&D 1st Ed scenario 'The Sinister Palm of Arduil'. Caravans are being robbed and it's up to you to find out why.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-19 04:24pm EDTVendors Hall adds Fainting Goat Games

Fainting Goat Games, the minds behind the upcoming release Extreme Earth featuring art by AetherCon's own Jon Gibbons confirm their place in the Vendors Hall. Check them out here: http://faintinggoatgames.blogspot.ca/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-19 12:35pm EDTJeff Dee's Cavemaster added to sched

Ever wanted to wear furs but just couldn't afford to? Now you can. Play Jeff Dee's Cavemaster scenario 'Evil Spirits' Sunday morning. http://www.prismnet.com/unigames/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-18 07:49pm EDTMonsterhearts added to 'Spooky Saturday'

The town of Yuba Creek has a history and now a recent past. Sign up for June Garcia's Monsterheart's scenario 'Living Ghost Town' Saturday Evening at AetherCon.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-18 06:13pm EDTDungeon crawlers wanted!

You can't have a con without a classic dungeon crawl and Ian Cohen invites you to try your hand at his Pathfinder scenario 'The Silent City and the Crystal Cavern'. Friday Afternoon.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-18 03:50pm EDTGM Registration closing Friday at Midnight EST!

Get your games in now folks! It will be your last chance to get in on a great swag bucket from the folks at D3 Adventures, Eldritch Enterprises, Gramel Publications, Total Party Kill Games, as well as a shot at something from Gygax Magazine!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-17 06:08pm EDTOur 1st game in Portuguese

It was supposed to be a happy occassion. Play Matheus Gonzaga's Savage Worlds scenario 'The Mystery of Lockerbie' using the Call of Cthulhu setting on 'Spooky Saturday' http://www.peginc.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-17 03:14pm EDTGeeks who game? Who'd a thunk it?

Gaming Geeks Etc join the Tree of Tribes. Remember it takes more than a pair of glasses to be a geek. :) Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gaming-Geeks-Etc/232824403402295

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-17 12:31pm EDTMore Savage Worlds for the Vendors Hall!

Obatron Productions, makers of the Tunes'al Savage World Setting, confirm both for the Vendors Hall and add to Swag Mountain! Find out more about them here: http://www.obatron.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-16 05:00pm EDTMagpie Games brings out the big beast

You're the last line of defense for us all. Play Magpie Games Our Last Best Hope scenario 'Kaiju Rising'. Catch their live Q&A an hour before game time, Friday afternoon at AetherCon II. Check out Magpie here: http://www.magpiegames.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-16 02:44pm EDTGamestore alert: Iowa

Multiverse Comics & Games in Grinnell, Iowa, a short drive from Des Moines and Iowa City, joins the Merchant's Guild. You can find out more about 'em here: http://www.multiversecomicshop.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-16 01:15pm EDTMore Pathfinder for ACII

A scream, a bonechilling cackle, and then...nothing. Play Brian Shocklee's high level Pathfinder scenario 'The Daring' Friday evening at AetherCon II.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-14 03:50pm EDTCall of Cthulhu joins the AetherCon lineup

Mister Black, Mister Red, Mister Green, Mister Purple, Mister Beige, Mister Silver, Mister Grey. Which one are you? Play Shannon (ShannonMac) MacNamara's CoC 6th Ed Adventure 'Dockside Dogs' Friday Evening at AetherCon. http://www.chaosium.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-14 12:02pm EDTMonster Building Class most definitely in session!

Adam Daigle (Paizo), Tim Kask (Eldritch Enterprises, Gygax Magazine), and Mike Mason (Chaosium) expound on Frankensteinian Theory in the 'Building a Perfect Beast' Panel at AetherCon Saturday.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-13 05:52pm EDTTephra RPG added to the AetherCon lineup

The LaVrey Detective Agency is hiring. Are you up to the task? Play Richard Choi's Tephra RPG scenario 'Crazy Train' Sunday Morning at AetherCon II. Want to know more about Tephra? Look here: http://crackedmonocle.com/home/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-13 10:51am EDTEvil Beagle weighs in with Shaintar

Sean Patrick Fannon and the rest of the folks at Evil Beagle drop some great Shaintar stuff in the swag buckets. Check out what the dog is up to now here: http://www.evilbeaglegames.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-12 08:00pm EDTEldritch Enterprises add into the swag buckets

The Grandmasters of RPGs at Eldritch Enterprises add the system neutral space adventure Dark Outpost to the GM Swag Bucket. Take a closer look here: http://eldritchent.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-12 04:54pm EDTSavage Worlds goes prehistoric at AetherCon II

Vledis. The secrets of it's history await. Play Vickey Beaver's 'A Touch of Other' scenario featuring the new Savage Worlds setting Tunse'al by Obatron Productions http://www.obatron.com/ Prizes to be had.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-12 01:18pm EDTExclusive AetherCon Interview: Jeff A Menges

Our own Jon Gibbon's (Fainting Goat Games) talks with MtG legendary artist Jeff A Menges about the past, the present, and the future. Check it out on our Downloads and Media page.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-11 05:47pm EDTVendors Hall gets TPKed!

Those creators of Pathfinder mayhem and destruction, Total Party Kill Games, confirm for the Vendors Hall. Watch for their live Q&A/demo AetherCon Sunday. See the future you'd rather not know here: http://www.tpkgames.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-11 04:26pm EDTCGL confirms for the Vendors Hall!

The chummers behind your favourite game of corporate malice are coming to the Vendors Hall to talk Shadowrun 5th Edition. Check out their site here: http://www.catalystgamelabs.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-11 01:56pm EDTOld Skool Gamma World comes to AetherCon II

The people of Pitz-Burke are seeing strange lights at night. What do they mean? Find out in James Jenkins Gamma World 2nd Ed scenario 'The Lights of the Lost Gods' Saturday Afternoon.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-10 06:45pm EDTMore great DnD discourse from Kismet.

Kismet adds another great site to the Bell & Scroll, this time for fans of DnD. Take a look at Kismet's Dungeons & Dragons Page. Find it here: http://www.dnd.kismetrose.com/DandDIndex.html

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-10 04:11pm EDTGygax Magazine chips in some swag!

The wonderful folks at Gygax Magazine have dropped five free PDF subscriptions of one year into the AetherCon Prize Buckets. Who said literature couldn't rock? http://gygaxmagazine.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-10 02:27pm EDTPlayer Registration Starts September/23

That's right folks, the moment you have been waiting for. Get in on the fun. Grab some Cheetos, grab some orange soda, and grab your headset mic! Sign up for a weekend of dice rolling, and more come September/23. Remember GMs, get your games in by September/20.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-09 04:38pm EDTJust over a month to Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous

Our friends in Great Falls, Montana are holding their annual gaming shindig on October 11-13 and this year it features one of the minds behind Super Genius Games and fellow AetherCon staffer, Owen KC Stephens. If you are within driving distance Columbus Day Weekend, you should drop on in. http://www.gfgr.org/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-09 02:59pm EDTMore UK gamers cross the virtual pond

Zone Out Gaming Centre from Doncaster, just a short drive from Sheffield signs on to the Merchant's Guild. Welcome aboard gents! http://www.zone-out.co.uk/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-09 02:54pm EDTJust over a month to Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous

Our friends in Great Falls, Montana are holding their annual gaming shindig on October 11-13 and this year it features one of the minds behind Super Genius Games and fellow AetherCon staffer, Owen KC Stephens. If you are within driving distance Columbus Day Weekend, you should drop on in. http://www.gfgr.org/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-09 12:56pm EDTPaizo to host Pathfinder Society at AetherConII!

Check your membership and buy some torches, Pathfinder Society is coming to AetherCon II. Paizo has confirmed that they will be running a Pathfinder Society Event with a minimum of five tables at AetherCon II Saturday afternoon!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-07 03:12pm EDTHigh Stakes Apocalypse World helps close out AetherCon

Fallout: New Vegas is the back drop. The Lucky 38 is the place. Play Michael Garcia's Apocalypse World scenario 'The House Always Wins' Sunday afternoon at AetherCon II. Find out more about the game here: http://apocalypse-world.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-06 03:34pm EDTMore hands at the controls of the Frankenstein Machine!

Tom Phillips of Total Party Kill Games and Tim Kask of Eldritch Enterprises join Adam Daigle of Paizo on our Panel for monster creation, 'Building the Perfect Beast'

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-06 12:38pm EDTMore Jeremy McHugh!

Like the owl? Like the orc? Check out some more artistic mastery by Jeremy McHugh here: http://mchughstudios.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-06 08:25am EDTIt's the Time of the Drow!

Yes, you too can be a drow...and you don't have to wear facial bandages! Play in Rob Adams Ad&D 2nd Ed scenario 'Drow Training Day' AetherCon Sunday. (Insert cool profanity laden Denzel Washington quote here).

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-05 05:11pm EDTKismet's WoD joins Bell & Scroll

Want to talk World of Darkness? Then polish them fangs and sharpen your intrigue. Kismet's WoD site joins the Bell & Scroll. Find it here: http://www.vtm.kismetrose.com/VampireSite.html

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-05 01:48pm EDTTotal Party Kill Games gives GMs hope...players not so much

Total Party Kill Games adds their Infamous Adversaries to both the Attendance Swag Bucket and the GM Pre-Reg Swag Bucket. Yikes!!!! Check them out here: http://www.tpkgames.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-04 04:11pm EDTSpookiness will abound!

The folks behind The Unhallowed, the upcoming Horror setting for Pathfinder will be running their demo Saturday night at AetherCon when the moon is high and courage is low. Get ready to get scared! Check them out here: http://www.theunhallowed.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-04 02:10pm EDTBlack Ronin adds to the Attendance Swag Bucket

This just in! Black Ronin is creating a one off tile set for AetherCon II and adding it to the Attendance Swag Bucket. This tile set will only be available until the end of AetherCon and then it's gone!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-04 12:51pm EDTAnother UK Dice Wielder joins Vendors Hall

Black Ronin Role Playing Games, makers of some really great map tiles among other things, grab a spot in the Vendors Hall. One hundred and eiiiiiiightyyyyy!!! Find out more about them here: http://www.black-ronin.com/index.html

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-03 05:41pm EDTWomen in Gaming Panel Announced

Alyssa Faden (Torn World) talks to Christina Stiles (Super Genius Games), Vickey Beaver (Obatron Productions), and Patricia Wallinborg (Kismet's DND and World of Darkness sites) about things on beyond +5 mithril bikinis.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-03 11:27am EDTGM Pre-Reg Ends September 20th

Get them games in folks, GM Pre-Reg and your chance to get some groovy swag ends midnight EST Friday September 20th.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-02 05:56pm EDTIt's Poll Monday and there are guards at the gate.

AetherCon wants to know what would you do. Hit up the poll and let us know: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Sep-02 02:14pm EDTChronicle City continues UK Invasion

Fresh off a very successful Kickstarter for Space 1889, the UK's Chronicle City confirms for the Vendors Hall at AetherCon II. Grats and welcome aboard gents! Check them out here: http://www.chroniclecity.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-31 02:03pm EDTHappy Labour Day!

All of us at AetherCon wish everyone a Happy Labour day weekend. :)

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-30 09:59am EDTIt's wallpaper Friday!

From Jeremy McHugh's easel to your desktop, Billoby Windwarbler. When she throws caution to the wind, she really does throws caution to the wind. Gets yours here: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_ArtistsDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-29 05:28pm EDTGame Showcase: Battle The Hordes of Evil

The title tells you everything you need to know on this one, folks. Join GM Piotr Ramel Korys of Gramel Publishing for a heroic romp through the Nemezis setting in Savage Worlds. Do battle with evil! In hordes! Only at AetherCon 2. See you there.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-29 04:47pm EDTGuys, Games, and Beer talk to Stephen and Curtis about AetherCon

Those knuckleheads from Racine, Wisconsin talk to us about the big weekend. Have a listen here: http://www.guysgamesandbeer.net/2013/08/g2b-ep-69-dont-get-your-panties-in-bunch.html#more

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-29 01:16pm EDTPaizo confirms for AetherCon II !!!

You read it correctly. The folks at Paizo have confirmed for the Vendors Hall. Come out to AetherCon II and talk with the minds behind Pathfinder! You can find them here: www.paizo.com Well, not just the minds, I mean, they aren't brains in a bottle, they have bodies, you just won't be able to see them..well, unless you use video...nevermind.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-28 06:00pm EDTGame Showcase: Temple of the Dernier

The Town of Bastion is located on the edge of the Western woods and the Iron cap mountains. It is mostly a logging and Trading town of Dwarven heritage it's crowning achievement is the Temple of Denier but something is not quite right Have the Temples inhabitants been afflicted with some type of mass insanity or is there something more evil afoot?

Come to AetherCon and play D&D 3.5 with GM Billy Toal! Rescue dwarves, beat back evil, and save the day, all at AetherCon 2. Come play!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-28 01:32pm EDTBring Your A Game returns for AetherCon II

The folks behind the Bring Your A Game RPG blog sign up once again to support AetherCon II this November. Welcome back gents! You can find them here: http://agamemag.com/ Take a look at what they are talking about today!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-27 12:44pm EDTLet's play some Labyrinrth Lord.

Can you help stop the terror that stalks the village of Orlane? Play Chris Mata's Labyrinth Lord scenario 'Against the Cult of the Reptile God', Saturday or Sunday at AetherCon.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-26 04:43pm EDTThe Flatlanders sign on!

Flatland Games in Wixom, Michigan, an easy drive from Detroit or Ann Arbor, sign onto the Merchant's Guild. Welcome aboard gents! You can find out more about them here: http://flatlandgamestore.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-26 12:09pm EDTPathfinder Tournament joins event sched!

Curtis Baum (Adventure-A-Week) invites you to the town of Shursune to investigate on behalf of the Church of Light. Friday, Saturday, Sunday at AetherCon II.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-24 02:06pm EDTBoot Hill added to the sched!

Some real cowboys are needed right about now and even the tumbleweed is steppin' lightly. Play James Jenkins Boot Hill adventure 'Silver City has a Cloudy Future' Sunday at AetherCon

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-23 12:31pm EDTDastardly Designed Games joins the Vendors Hall

Get ready for suspenseful piano runs, women tied to railway tracks, and moustaches you can twist with your fingers. Dastardly Designed Games is bringing it's evil machinations to the Vendors Hall!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-22 05:37pm EDTIt's Panel Day: This time it's Wolfgang Baur!

Wolfgang Baur of Kobold Press talks with Allen Talisen of Clockwork Gnome about how the patronage method of RPG production. Check our Downloads & Media page for more.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-22 11:43am EDTAdam Daigle plays Dr. Frankenstein!!

Adam Daigle from Paizo confirms as a member of the our Monster Construction Panel for AetherCon II. What to learn how to build the perfect beast? Step right in, oh, and please sign this waiver.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-21 03:58pm EDTIt's the Hatfields & McCoys....in space

Don't want to get in the middle of the Black Sun and the Hutts. Too bad, you already are. Play Shawn Lovelett's Star Wars D6 scenario 'One Bad Job' on Friday at AetherCon

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-21 11:42am EDTMore Pierre Carles !!!

Want to see more art from the land of camembert, baguettes and great accordian music? Check out Pierre Carles website. You can find it here: http://www.pierrecarles.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-20 06:08pm EDTWelcome Back!

The Most Unread Blog on the Internet. Ever. is back for another year with AetherCon! Head over to http://mostunreadblogever.blogspot.ca/ to check them out, and don't be put off by the title. In fact, let's bring that title squarely into illogical fallacy land! GO!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-20 12:31pm EDTHallowe'en, for those that can't get enough

Do things that go bump in the night cause you to pull out a flashlight? Bryan Hitchcock has your answer in Monster of the Week. Saturday evening at AetherCon.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-19 06:02pm EDTCon Program Gets New Editor-in-Chief

We've got some new top-notch talent in our ranks today. Danelle Laney, who you might have seen around the INFRNO community, joins us as the new editor-in-chief of our con program. We're excited to have a talented individual making sure we look our best. Join us now as we all recite the editor's welcome: "PARKER!!!"

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-19 02:30pm EDTIt's Poll Monday!!!

What kind of licensed properties make the best RPGs? Have your say in our here: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-16 06:09pm EDTWhat kind of D&D player are you?

Want to know what kind of D&D player you are? Try out the neato quiz on our players page: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_PlayersWelcomePlayers

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-16 02:20pm EDTIt's wallpaper Friday!

Meet Vrindeloolii Levlarpaloo, our gnomish revolutionary war hero, as illustrated by France's Pierre Carles. Download your copy for free here: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_ArtistsDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-15 09:11pm EDTRone Barton to Join Fest Hall

Evening folks! Rone Barton of Atomic Array has signed on to be both a host and a guest in our Fest Hall. Never heard of Atomic Array? What's wrong with you?! Well, you can go check them out at http://atomicarray.com and get a healthy dose of fun real quick! Welcome to Fest Hall, Rone, glad to have you aboard.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-15 05:08pm EDTCome Play with WardenRPG!

Here's a look at one of the games we have scheduled for AetherCon! Get ready to play Killshot Reloaded with GM WardenRPG, in a game called Redemption.

Trouble's come to the town of Redemption, Utah. Seems that the Bloodrock Gang has taken refuge in one of the many mines outside of town and have suddenly taken offence to their new neighbours. Rode right into town and snatch up a couple of locals, including a pregnant woman. With the Sheriff's leg all shot up, these people are looking for some willing gunslingers to enact a little justice.

This game uses the upcoming Killshot Reloaded RPG and places it within the Wanted: Killshot theme. To play, you'll need dice. Lots of 'em and all types (d20s, d12s, d10s, d8s, d6s, and d4s). No experience with the game required. You can find out more at http://www.brokenrulergames.com

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-14 05:18pm EDTUK Roleplayers Joins RPG Community Alliance

We're very happy to announce that UK Roleplayers ( www.ukroleplayers.com ) has joined our RPG community alliance. UK Roleplayers are a big name in the British Isles, and we're excited to have their presence at AetherCon. It's going to be a lot of fun gaming with new faces from around the world. Welcome aboard UK Roleplayers, we're looking forward to seeing you at con!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-14 04:06pm EDTGuys Games and Beer Join Talking Drums

Wisconsin podcasters Guys Games and Beer have joined our Talking Drums. These guys discuss games and beer... and surprise! They're guys! Truth in advertising at work, right? The podcast shares perspectives from gamers from middle school age right up to middle age, and has a lot of fun doing it. We're happy to have them aboard. Go take a listen at www.guysgamesandbeer.net .

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-13 03:50pm EDTMiniatures Panel Host Confirms

Matthew Solarz of Center Stage Miniatures has confirmed as our new miniatures panel host. We're excited to have him aboard and feel he can bring unique insight into the world of miniatures. Keep an eye on this panel, folks, it's a gathering of giants! Welcome to AetherCon, Matthew!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-12 07:50pm EDTHere come the Dwarves!!

Like Pathfinder? Like Dwarves? Then you'll want to get in on GM Whizbang's PF adventure The Barrow Mound coming to AetherCon II.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-09 02:28pm EDTINFRNO stumps up staffer!

INFRNO's own Bryan Hitchcock signs on to do layout for the AetherCon II Convention Program. Make sure to grab yours come November/1 for exclusive interviews with folks releasing new games and a chance to win the ConPro Prize Bucket. You can find out more about INFRNO here: http://www.infrno.net/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-09 12:03pm EDTCook uses AetherCon trio for Numenera.

Monte Cook grabs up AetherCon artists Patrick McEvoy, Eric Lofgren and Jeremy McHugh for his upcoming Numenera RPG. Check out their some of their work here: http://www.numenera.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-08 05:44pm EDTMore Prize Support!!!

StoryWeaver Games grabs a spot on the Prize Bucket Express ponying up for the Ox & Mule Random Draws and the Tourney Prize Buckets. Welcome aboard folks! http://www.storyweaver.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-08 05:39pm EDTSavage Worlds promises holiday fun.

Join GM Heather Rusk for a lighthearted wade through the holidays. Earl Bunny, the easter bunny's crazy (and evil) cousin, has teamed up with "The Turk" to kidnap Santa Claus just before Thanksgiving. Will you spook people out as the Great Pumpkin? Will you redeem your cousin with eggs of power? Will you bust some heads as the Tooth Fairy? Form a team of holiday mascots and rescue Santa Claus, and save both Thanksgiving and Christmas in Turkey Trauma. Only at Aethercon II! http://www.peginc.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-08 05:37pm EDTChristopher West tops up Cartography Panel.

Christopher West of Maps of Mastery has confirmed his attendance at the cartography panel, which completes an all-star team of map-making talent. He'll be joining Alyssa Faden and Jason Yarnell. That's right, folks, this is going to be a cartography hat trick. Welcome aboard Chris! Now, where we goin'? http://www.mapsofmastery.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-08 05:34pm EDTGamma World part of the AetherCon line-up.

Bugs and Plants and Drums, Oh my!!! Play Gamma World 7th Ed: Kall of Kukelhu with GM 191Chalk21 in the scenario 'Amazin' River' at AetherCon II. http://www.wizards.com/dnd/gammaworld.aspx

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-08 05:33pm EDTMick Leach rounds out the Miniatures Panel!

Mick Leach of Easternfront Studios has locked down our miniatures panel. He joins Bryan Stiltz and Jason Wiebe where they'll be discussing all things 1/10 scale. This one's a panel to watch out for. Thanks join joining us, Mick, we're looking forward to your insights! Check out his site here: http://easternfront-studios.net/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-06 12:10pm EDTMark Carroll Climbs Aboard

Mark Carroll of D3 Adventures joins us as Bell & Scroll liaison and as the Call of Cthulhu Tourney Coordinator today. He will be making us known throughout the blogging world before con starts, and then he'll make sure we all lose our minds in turn with elder gods when the con gets going. It's great to have you aboard, Mark, we look forward to the f'thagn.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-05 05:41pm EDTMonday Poll: Which AetherCon panel will be your 'can't miss it'?

Will it be Cartography, Miniatures, Pantheon Building or Monster Creation? Vote in our poll on the Downloads & Media page and let us know!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-05 11:56am EDTVendors Hall Gets Unigames Funtimes

Jeff Dee's Unigames are confirmed for Vendors Hall. Unigames, known for their Cavemaster line, are also the folks behind Béthorm for the Tekumel system, the WarChest customizable board game, and the Pocket Universe RPG system. Head on over to www.prismnet.com/unigames and have a gander at their wares. We're sure you'll find something you'll like. We sure have! Welcome aboard, Unigames!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-02 03:13pm EDTThe Unhallowed Joins Vendors Hall

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to The Unhallowed, who joins our Vendors Hall today. The Unhallowed are behind the Unhallowed fantasy horror game setting for the Pathfinder game system. We're excited to have them aboard! Happy weekend everyone, may all your games be spoooooky!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-01 08:02pm EDTEd Healy confirms for the Fest Hall

Ed Healy of Gamerati ( http://gamerati.com/ ) fame has re-upped for the panels in the Fest Hall once again this year. Welcome back Ed!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Aug-01 04:32pm EDTJeff Dee talks Cavemaster

Pull up a chair and listen to Jeff Dee talk about one of the better new games you could buy in the last year, Cavemaster. Check out our Downloads and Media section for the whole Q&A.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-31 06:24pm EDTSubcultures Joins Merchant's Guild

The Merchant's Guild welcomes a new member today, as subcultures out of Utrecht, Netherlands join us for AetherCon 2. It's an exciting day when we join new friends, especially new friends from a new place. Subcultures supports a lot of local gaming efforts, including LARP, CCG tournament play, and of course, tabletop gaming. Harte welkom om aethercon, subcultures! www.subcultures.nl

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-31 04:33pm EDTMore David Michael Wright!

You got a sample of his work with our latest wallpaper, Thermin 'The Tinker' Karmenza. Now see more of David Michael Wright's work by checking out his site here: http://www.davidmichaelwright.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-30 03:48pm EDTJason Wiebe Joins Miniatures Panel

Afternoon, everyone, on this lovely Tuesday afternoon, we've got a piece of fun news. Our miniatures panel now has 100% more Jason Wiebe! Jason Wiebe has worked with Cargo Cult and Reaper Miniatures and will be joining Brian Stiltz (Reaper Miniatures) to discuss all things mini on our Miniatures panel. It's going to be an excellent discussion with plenty of insight and detail, so save the date. Welcome to AetherCon, Jason, glad to have you aboard!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-29 06:49pm EDTWorld War Kaiju Tears up Kickstarter

Last week we talked about a new graphic novel called World War Kaiju. Well, they had a kickstarter and boy is it ever going well! They've reached their funding goals already, in fact. Way to go you guys! We're looking forward to hearing about it at con.

Everyone else should go take a look at http://worldwarkaiju.com/ right now. It's totally awesome.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-29 03:24pm EDTBroken Ruler Games Joins Vendors Hall

It is our pleasure today to announce that the Ennie Award-winning Broken Ruler Games will be joining our Vendors Hall this year. Broken Ruler Games has received a Judge's Spotlight Ennie Award for their Killshot game. We're excited to have Broken Ruler with us this year, and we know you're going to like them! Head on over to www.brokenrulergames.com and check them out!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-26 03:14pm EDTFriday's is STILL a Good Day For Wallpapers

Happy Weekend! It's time for another fun wallpaper from our newest Enclaver, David Michael Wright. Thermin 'The Tinker' Karmenza is up for grabs on our Downloads and Media page. We're pretty proud of this one, folks, so go get it! Then, once you've got a shiny new skin for your desktop, everyone go have a happy and fun weekend.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-25 06:42pm EDTJeff Dee signs on as Fest Hall Host!

Jeff Dee, a man of many words and not only that, the brain behind the RPG Cavemaster, signs on to help host our Aethercon II Panelists. Welcome aboard Jeff! Check out Cavemaster here: http://www.prismnet.com/unigames/cm/cavemaster.html

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-25 03:36pm EDTD3 Adventures Ponies Up

It's getting better and better to be an AetherCon GM every day. D3 Adventures delivers today, offering the first 75 people to sign up and run a game a copy of the Tangent, Ragnarok: System Crash. Tangents are fun little one-shot adventures that let you zig with your party when they should have zagged. Head on over to D3 adventures at www.d3adventures.com to take a look at the Tangents product line. They're neat!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-24 06:19pm EDTMayhem Gaming Rejoins Our Community Alliance

Evening everyone! Our RPG Community Alliance keeps getting better and better, and this time we have the honor of announcing that Mayhem Gaming, over at http://s9.zetaboards.com/Mayhem_Gaming/index/ , have joined us for our second year. We're glad all you fine folks have come back to play another round. Welcome back!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-24 07:56am EDTPrize Support Page Goes Live Today

Guess what! You can win prizes at AetherCon for things! And now, we've got a whole page dedicated to prizes and support. That's right, the prize support page goes live today! So come on over and take a look.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-23 06:17pm EDTArtist's Enclave Speed Duel Lineup Heating Up

AetherCon 2 has a lineup of brushslingers drawing down for Speed Painting Duels. Confirmed to date are: Pierre 'French' Carles, 'Wild' Steve Ellis, 'Gentleman' Jon Gibbons, Eric 'Lefty' Lofgren, 'Crooked' Chris Malidore, 'Black' Britt Martin, 'Mad' Patrick McEvoy, Jeremy 'Merrimack' McHugh, 'Bullets' Will O'Brien, and 'Judge' David Michael Wright. Who will take it all? Who will go home in a blaze of defeat? You'll only know if you come to see at AetherCon 2!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-23 02:54pm EDTThe Old School has landed

That's right folks, the social media communities of Old School Gamers, Old School Adventures, Old School Miniatures, and Old School Kickstarter Gaming Guild have all re-upped in the Tree of Tribes for AetherCon II. Welcome back folks!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-22 04:56pm EDTNew Poll: What do you want AetherCon's 4th Tournament to be?

It's Monday afternoon. But that's ok! We have a poll for you to vote on. Going forward what would you like to see added to our tournament lineup? We are hosting three this year but want to know what you would like to see down the road. Do you want to play Castles & Crusades? Maybe some Savage Worlds? Maybe Warhammer40k roleplay is your thing. Head on over to our downloads and media page to cast your vote, and decide the next tournament!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-19 03:15pm EDTTorn Armor adds to the swag!

All you miniature fans take note. Torn Armor is stumping up prize support for the Convention Program in the form of the Torn Armor Boxed Set scheduled to be released in November. Nevermind that the Convention Program PDF will feature some great Q&As from tons of game industry types and will be free to download come November/1. All those folks that grab a copy on our site will be entered into the Convention Program Bundle Draw on the the last day of AetherCon II and have a chance to win the Torn Armor Boxed Set featuring some radically cool miniatures by none other than Jason Wiebe (Cargo Cult, Reaper). Check out Torn Armor itself at: http://www.tornworld.com/

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-18 06:54pm EDTPantheon Panel Gets a Little More Godly

You love panels, we love panels, and AetherCon panels are always a great time. Well, the pantheon panel is going to be just a little bit richer this year thanks to Charles White. Charles White is working with Fabled Environments (which you can go see at fabledenvironments.com/wp/), and is very well qualified to speak about how to enrich your campaign world with a pantheon that's not only epic in scale, but believable and interesting in the details. We're looking very forward to Charles' insights on this one, and we know you're gonna love it, so stop by, check it out, and mark your calendars for the AetherCon 2 pantheon panel!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-18 01:45pm EDTAetherCon Exclusive!

Artist Enclave members Patrick McEvoy and Josh Finney teamed up with Kat Rocha for an upcoming graphic novel, World War Kaiju. So they joined another fellow enclaver, Jon Gibbons, to talk to him about it on a cool podcast. If you like explosions, giant monsters, or exploding giant monsters, you have to give this a look. You can find more information about it at www.worldwarkaiju.com. I think it's safe to say we'll be buying copies at AetherCon central! How about you?

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-17 07:30pm EDTKai Ortmann Has a Website

Kai Ortmann makes sweet wallpaper. He also has a website with a gallery, and it's really awesome. Either way, mosey on down to kaiortmann.com and have a little look. Show the man some love! His art is, after all, lovely.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-17 02:27pm EDTDungeons and Dragons Under the Influence Joins Talking Drums

Today we're happy to announce that the Talking Drums, our alliance of RPG Podcasts, welcomes the Dungeons and Dragons Under the Influence podcast into the fold. DnDUI combines two excellent sources of good times, gaming and beer, into one funny actual play podcast that's definitely worth a listen. Head on over to dndui.com to subscribe to Dungeons and Dragons Under the Influence.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-16 03:52pm EDTJason Yarnell Joins Cartography Panel

It looks like this year's cartography panel is shaping up to be even better than last year's. Jason Yarnell of D3 adventures has signed on to join in the fun with Torn World's Alyssa Faden for another stellar panel. So order up your astrolabes because we're going to be learning how to navigate a game world from some real rock stars!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-15 02:25pm EDTCongratulations Will O'Brien

Here's a happy piece of news to make even a Monday better! Our very own Will O'Brien, enclaver extraordinaire and the hands behind the Lunk Pritchurd wallpaper, has been asked to do art for an upcoming Alderac Entertainment release. So everyone stay tuned for more details, and help us say congratulations to Will!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-12 12:39pm EDTKai Ortmann Makes Cool Wallpaper

It's Friday presents time! Let's get the weekend started off right with a new wallpaper! Kai Ortmann has done a striking wallpaper for us called Gwyllifyra Caeryffrynel that you can get absolutely free on the downloads and media page! So c'mon over and get yourself an art fix, on us.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-11 07:50pm EDTNinja Mountain is Back!

You know what we love? We love great shows. Ninja Mountain Podcast ( www.ninjamountain.org ) is a great show. Not only that, but they've featured quite a few of our favourite artists! Head over and take a listen to a cool show about art, and fantasy/sci-fi/RPG art in particular. Here's a cool extra: they've got Patrick McEvoy and Eric Lofgren... who have wallpapers you can download for free on our website!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-11 01:40pm EDTThe Tangled Web Rejoins our Community Alliance

There's good news today, The Tangled Web has rejoined our community alliance for our second year. They were a big part of our success last year and we're excited to have them aboard for another year of fun.

Head on over to www.thetangledweb.net to check out a lovely community full of cool gamer people. We're looking forward to seeing some Tangled Web faces in our games this year!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-10 06:48pm EDTPierre Carles to do Art in Gygax Magazine

One of our many talented Enclavers, Pierre Carles, will be doing some art for Gygax Magazine! We're excited and proud of you Pierre, and we know it's going to be great. Congratulations!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-10 01:43pm EDTHelp Us Make Aethercon Happen!

AetherCon, the Online Tabletop RPG Convention, is looking for volunteers to fill positions in Public Relations, Technical Services, Floor Management and other roles. We need talented, passionate, and organized individuals to help us bring the best possible online tabletop RPG experience to you for a second year. If you're interested, chek out our Positions page, select the roles that interest you, and we'll talk! Depending on the role, this will be an ongoing commitment until November 17; some positions are mainly about helping to lay the groundwork, while others are primarily day-of-event. Please see our Positions page at: http://www.aethercon.com/a2/positions.php for more details. We look forward to talking with you!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-09 01:39pm EDTGM Goodie Bag Gets Cool Gramel Swag

Gramel Publications comes through with the swag. Thanks to them, the first 50 GMs to sign up and run a game at AetherCon II get Beasts & Barbarians Savage Worlds Setting PDF. How's that for a goodie bag?

Head on over to http://wydawnictwogramel.pl/ for more information on Gramel Publications (although, you might want to translate the page if you don't speak any Polish!)

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-08 02:55pm EDTPoll Time - Panels at AetherCon 2

Yes, it's Monday, but we have a fun poll to make it a little better! Today we're asking you what kinds of panels are you looking most forward to at Aethercon 2? Do you want to see lots of industry experts tell us cool things, or would you like to see some how-to workshops, or other ideas? Head over to the downloads and media page to weigh in!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-05 01:38pm EDTAlyssa Faden Confirms for Cartography Panel in Fest Hall

Boy oh boy, is this the beginning of a great weekend, or what? Alyssa Faden from Torn World, who helped make last year's cartography panel so great last year, has confirmed that she will be joining us for a cartography panel again this year! We all know this year's panel is going to be spectacular all over again, so welcome back Alyssa! For now, head over to www.tornworld.com and take a look at what Alyssa's doing before the con, too.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-04 03:39pm EDTPanel Re-release: The Design Mechanism Q&A

It's panel Thursday! Today we're taking a trip back down memory lane to the Design Mechanism Q&A panel from AetherCon 1 featuring Lawrence Whittaker and Pete Nash. It's available to view on our Downloads and media page, so go take a listen to a couple of very smart people explain design mechanisms in the games you love!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-03 02:19pm EDTBritt Martin - Website

A little while ago, we were able to present Britt Martin's wallpaper, "Oswald Eccelstone, P.I." to you. Today, we're stopping to take a moment, and direct everyone to Britt's website: www.brittmartin.com . Head on over and take a look at Britt's artwork, I think you'll agree that it's a very pleasant way to spend your time!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-02 06:49pm EDTMitchell Faas Signs on as Legal Advisor

Well, here's a good thing for all of us! Mitchell Faas has agreed to join our team as a legal advisor. Now we can safely say our Ts have crosses, and our i will always have a dot! Unless of course it's a capital I, you know... anyway, welcome aboard Mitchell, we're happy to have you with us!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-02 01:24pm EDTThe Triumphant Return of Patrick McEvoy

Good morning, folks! Last year, Patrick McEvoy graced the Artists Enclave with some spectacular content. Well, he's coming back! You might recognize some of his work with WotC, Fantasy Flight Games or AEG. But even if you don't, you'll recognize it as awesome! We're pleased and proud to welcome Patrick back to our Artists Enclave for Aethercon 2. Can't get enough? Need a sneak peek? Check out his website at http://www.megaflowgraphics.com/ to see his art!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jul-01 04:18pm EDTGRAmel Publications to Join Vendors Hall

We have some exciting news! Gramel Publications, out of Poland, has signed on to join our Vendors Hall! You may not have heard of them before, but they do loving translations of all sorts of Savage Worlds material into Polish for the Polish market. We're looking very forward to a fresh take on familiar fun, so welcome aboard, GRAmel Publications! You can Visit GRAmel Publications at http://wydawnictwogramel.pl/ so go take a look!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-28 03:53pm EDTNew Wallpaper from Britt Martin

Well, folks, it's Friday, and we all know that means there's a brand new awesome wallpaper up for download from the downloads and media page! This week we have a lovely piece called Oswald Eccelstone, P.I., by Britt Martin. Head on over and get yourselves some free art! You can also stop by the Artists Enclave and see all of our artists and their genius at work.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-27 03:28pm EDTOwen KC Stephens Joins Fest Hall

We're happy to announce that Owen KC Stephens of Super Genius Games has signed on to attend our Fest Hall this year! You can go see some of Super Genius Games' stuff at their website, www.supergeniusgames.com , and you can look forward to some great times and interesting wisdom from Owen KC WIlliams!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-26 02:25pm EDTGo See Chris Malidore's Art!

Our Artists Enclave just keeps getting bigger and better. Today we're highlighting Chris Malidore, who can be found at http://www.artisticways.com , who joined up for AetherCon 2! Go see what he's up to and show some love!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-25 03:33pm EDTBrian Stiltz Joins Miniatures Panel in Fest Hall

Brian Stiltz from Reaper Miniatures has signed on to take part in our Miniatures panel in Fest Hall this year. Who doesn't love a really great mini? We LOVE great minis! So we're looking very forward to hearing from Brian about miniatures from the perspective of a miniature-making company! Welcome aboard Brian, we're glad to have you! Head on over to www.reapermini.com and take a look at their awesome wares!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-24 03:34pm EDTPoll: How often do you play RPGs?

It's Poll Monday once again. This time we want to know, just how often you play Tabletop RPGs. Is once a week enough to get your gaming fix? Or is your inner geek only sated after 5 or 6? Or maybe it is somewhere in between? Head on over to our downloads and media section and have your say.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-20 03:39pm EDTPanel Re-release: The Funny Side of RPGs

This trip down memory lane detours into comedy alley as we listen to Stan Brown of Super Genius Games talk about The Funny Side of RPGs. Head on over to the downloads and media page and have a look, we're sure you'll love it!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-19 01:12pm EDTF. Wesley Schneider of Paizo joins Fest Hall

Our Fest Hall is looking better and better every time we look at it. Today, it is our great delight to announce that F. Wesley Schneider, Editor in Chief for Paizo, is confirmed for Fest Hall! That's right folks, the man behind the Pathfinder curtain is coming to AetherCon to tell us all stories, answer questions and just generally be awesome. We're looking very forward to talking to him, aren't you?

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-18 03:40pm EDTJason Yarnell to Herd Prizes

It seems like we have so much prize support around here, all the prizes might end up stampeding at the first loud noise! Lucky for us, Jason Yarnell of D3 Adventures is here! He's signed on to be our very own prize wrangler. We've got his official AetherCon cowboy hat and horse in the mail, you should see the envelope we had to use. We're looking forward to watching him herd the prizes along down to the trading post. Git along little swaggies, git along!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-17 03:30pm EDTGM Registration Opens!

This is it, this is the big day for some of you. GM registration is now live and open for business! GMs are now able to register on their favourite time slots to run games for AetherCon. That's not all, neither. Every GM who signs up to run a game this year is eligible for some sweet prizes courtesy of our friends at Adventure a Week! That's right! Not only do you get to run cool games and meet new friends doing it, there's even PRIZES! So head on over to register a game today!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-14 04:44pm EDTHappy Weekend!

It's Friday! The work week is over! What could possibly get any better? Well, we've got something that isn't better than a Friday, but we DO have a visual cherry to put on top of your good mood sundae... which is a Friday. Straight out of the talented mind of Chris Malidore, we have a brand new wallpaper for you called Gyja Ishamedaan. So go! Go forth to the downloads page, and get yourself a new wallpaper for your desktop. It's pretty spectacular!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-13 02:49pm EDTStoryweaver Games Brings the Love

Who doesn't love award-winning products and the support of a lovely game company for your favourite remote tabletop RPG convention? Today we have the pleasure of announcing that Storyweaver Games, who publish the High Space series (for Savage Worlds) among other great offerings, have joined our Vendors Hall. Their High Space core ruleset is currently ranked #14 on the RPGNow top 100 RPG products list, and their Euphoria mini-sandbox adventure is blazing up the same chart, coming in at #48 at the time of this post! Head on over to storyweaver.com to take a look at what they've got to offer you, or take a look at all our awesome merchants on the Vendors Hall page at aethercon.com !

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-12 04:07pm EDTKevin Yancey - Our Artist of the Day

We've gotten a taste of what Kevin Yancey can do in the last couple weeks. He brought us the lovely Quenturliam Durdas wallpaper. Allow us to direct your attention to the shiny eye candy that is drawnblud.deviantart.com . Kevin keeps an impressive gallery of fantasy, science fiction, and superhero inspired artwork. We're happy to have such a talented artist on our side. Go show him some love!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-11 03:29pm EDTGalactic Campaigns Returns to RPG Community Alliance

Galactic Campaigns just couldn't get enough of AetherCon. They've returned to our RPG Community Alliance for the second year! For those of you who don't know, Galactic Campaigns is a thriving online community that specializes in play-by-post and virtual tabletop gaming. You can find out everything about them at http://galacticcampaigns.com/ . Don't be fooled, now... they might sound like they only accept sci-fi games, but their list of games is almost as comprehensive as the community itself, so go check them out!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-10 04:04pm EDTIt's Time for a Poll

Hey guys, head on over to the Downloads and Media page and sound off! Today we're asking: What balance of roleplay vs. combat do you prefer in your games? It's no secret that gamers come in lots of different styles. Whether we prefer to be nonstop fighting machines or we'd rather talk their way through every situation, we all have different ideas about the best way to spend or precious gaming time. We want to know where you fall on the spectrum! And hey... while you're in the Downloads and Media page, take a look at some of the awesome videos and art we have for you, for free!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-07 01:05pm EDTClockwork Gnome Joins Vendors Hall

Here's a cool joke, are you all ready? Knock knock! Who's there? A Clockwork gnome! A Clockwork gnome who? JUST KIDDING IT'S ALL THE CLOCKWORK GNOMES AND WE'RE HERE TO JOIN VENDORS HALL! Wasn't that hilarious? ...no? Well, alright, I suppose the joke can go back to the drawing board. But it's true! Clockwork Gnomes Publishing has graciously agreed to sign up for our Vendors Hall among other things. Go have a look at their excellent wares at www.clockworkgnome.com !

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-06 04:11pm EDTLawrence Whitaker Answers Things!

Well, well, well, if it isn't time to open up the vault and give everyone a chance for some fond memories, or a sneak peek if you weren't around for AetherCon 1! This week, we've got Lawrence Whitaker answering questions about all sorts of interesting topics, including and especially his experiences working with RuneQuest! Head over to our downloads and media page to have a look, and tell your friends!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-05 12:32pm EDTPen and Paper Games Is Back!

Good friends are worth their weight in gold, and we're happy to say we struck the motherlode again this year, because Pen and Paper Games has decided to rejoin our RPG Community Alliance! Pen and Paper Games is a thriving RPG player community with an active forum and plenty of good insight on any particular topic you might need to think over. We encourage everyone to go give them a visit at www.penandpapergames.com and check them out!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-04 01:47pm EDTCongratulations Mark Diaz Truman!

We wanted to take a moment today to extend our hearty congratulations to Mark Diaz Truman of Magpie Games. He has been hired as Lead System Designer at Margaret Weis Productions! Hooray Mark! We're extremely happy for you over here, and hope your new gig is as awesome as we think it's going to be!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Jun-03 02:49pm EDTD3 Joins Vendors Hall

D3 Adventures has confirmed they will join our Vendors Hall today, bringing a wealth of superhero-flavoured fun! They publish modules, settings and accessories and are sure to be a lovely addition to the Hall. D3 can be found at www.d3adventures.com so go on over and take a look! Welcome to Vendors Hall, D3, we're excited to have you aboard!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-31 03:38pm EDTFriday's a Good Day for New Wallpapers

As the weeks draws to a close and we breathe a collective sigh of relief that work is over, we would probably be way better off if it wasn't immediately followed up by a sigh of boredom at the wallpaper on our computers. So! AetherCon has got your back! Well, actually, we have your desktop covered. Today we've released a brand new wallpaper by Kevin Yancey called Quenturliam Durdas. Head on over to the Artists Enclave and get yourself a spiffy new wallpaper with 100% more frozen snow elf!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-30 05:40pm EDTVendors Hall LIVE!

You got some coins in your pocket and they're itchin' up your thigh. You think to yourself: "hey! I want to get rid of these itchy coins and get some fun shiny new things for AetherCon!" Well, have we got great news for you, then, because the official AetherCon 2 Vendors Hall is now LIVE! Head on over to the Vendors Hall page to see our gallery of allied vendors, check out some of the very games we'll have running at the con, and fun shiny new extras that we have to have as gamers. You know it's going to be awesome, so why wait?

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-29 07:51pm EDTAdventure A Week Provides Prizes

We're pleased and excited to announce that our friends at Adventure a Week, which you can go visit at http://adventureaweek.com , have come on board to provide some excellent prizes for our events at AetherCon. Thanks, AAW, we're looking forward to seeing you all there!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-28 02:54pm EDTGreat Falls Gaming Rendezvous Joins ConCentric Circle

Who says you can't have a good time gaming in Montana? The Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous, which takes place in Great Falls on Oct 11-13, joined our ConCentric Circle today. It looks like a great time for residents of the Big Sky state! You can check them out at www.gfgr.org or take a look at our supporters page to see all our supporters. We're proud to have the GFGR with us. Welcome aboard!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-27 05:22pm EDTNew Poll: What was your first game system?

Today's a great day for a poll, don't you think? Head on over to our downloads and media page to tell everyone which system was your very first. Whether it's the epic swords and sorcery fantasy of D&D, the insane genre mashups of Rifts, the immense flexibility of GURPS, or something else entirely, we're interested, so let us know! As well, happy Memorial Day to all our American friends.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-24 03:52pm EDTArtist's Enclave is now Live!

Just in time for the weekend, we're proud and excited to announce that our Artist's Enclave for AetherCon 2 is now live! Now, you can see just what all our artists are up to at the Artist's Enclave page on aethercon.net . You'll find images from Will O'Brien, Eric Lofgren and Chris Malidore up now with more to come, so head on over to http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_HallsArtistsEnclave and check it out!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-23 02:34pm EDTPanel Re-release: Cartography 101

Last year, Alyssa Faden of Torn World and Charles White of Fabled Environments took over Jon Gibbon's art booth and delivered up a fascinating discussion of amateur cartography. Today we're letting that goodness back out into the world, so head over to the downloads and media page to pick up Cartography 101 from Aethercon 1!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-22 07:59am EDTLink - Eric Lofgren's Website

Today we come bearing candy. Well, eye candy at least. Eric Lofgren, who will be gracing our Artist's Enclave this year, has a website. On his website, he puts art. And it's great art! So, go look at the awesome art on Eric Lofgren's website: http://www.ericlofgren.net to see a whole gallery of both colour and black and white art. It's great stuff!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-21 04:20pm EDTTerence Hui Joins Us as Tourney Hall Coordinator

Afternoon everyone! There's some exciting news today, we have a brand new addition to our staff that we're sure will help make this an AetherCon to remember. Terence Hui, who's worked with PAX in the past, has agreed to join us as our Tourney Hall Coordinator! We're pleased and proud to add his wealth of experience to the AetherCon experience. Welcome aboard, Terence!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-20 02:16pm EDTTorn World RPG Confirmed for Vendors Hall

We got a real good one for you today, because Torn World RPG has confirmed they'll be joining Vendors Hall this year! Fresh off an awesome kickstarter with lots of support, these fine folks have art that will make your eyes drool and a game that sounds like more fun than should be legal. So go take a look at www.tornworld.com for more jaw-dropping awesome! We're excited to have Torn World along with us for the ride this year, so welcome aboard friends!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-17 03:54pm EDTSteve Ellis Joins Artist's Enclave

Just in time to bring a great week to a close, we're excited to let you all know that Steve Ellis has joined our Artist's Enclave! Steve has been busy working with WotC, AEG, White Wolf and Green Ronin publishers lately. Welcome aboard Steve! We're excited to have you!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-16 03:42pm EDTChamber of Champions Joins Merchant's Guild

Excellent news today, Chamber of Champions from Des Moines, Iowa has joined our Merchant's Guild. Chamber of Champions is 'the premier game shop in Iowa' and hosts a social club of its very own. We're excited to have them with us and hope you'll pay them a visit!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-15 03:14pm EDTJon Gibbons Returns!

Jon Gibbons, who gave us the wonderful Carver 'Crash' Doering wallpaper last year, returns to Aethercon again! He will be joining the talent in our Artist's Enclave once more, and we can't be more excited. Recently, John has worked with AEG, PEG and Vigilance Press. Welcome back, John!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-14 02:27pm EDTPaizo Fans United joins Tribe of Trees

Paizo Fans United has agreed to join our Tribe of Trees! Paizo Fans United are the talented and passionate individuals who bring us the Wayfinder fanzine. We look very forward to their discussions. Welcome aboard, Paizo Fans United!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-13 04:54pm EDTPoll: What's Your Favourite RPG Genre?

It's time to cast your vote!Head on over to our Downloads and Media page to vote on your favourite RPG genre! Do you like the clash of swords and spells in a fantasy game? Is it all about space and science fiction? Do you prefer creeping dread? Let us know! http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_ArtistsDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-10 02:30pm EDTNew Wallpaper from Eric Lofgren

It's Friday, and boy do we have a great wallpaper for you to start the weekend right! Treena 'Trixie' Laukannen by Eric Lofgren is now available on the Downloads and Media page. Eric has worked with Paizo, Silver Gryphon Games, White Wolf, and Fantasy Flight Games. We think you're going to be impressed by this one. Enjoy your newest amazing wallpaper! http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_ArtistsDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-09 07:13am EDTPanel Re-release: Create a Pantheon

Today we're re-releasing an excellent panel from Aethercon 2012 by Charles White of Fabled Environments. This panel is an enlightening, in-depth look at creating gods and pantheons for RPG settings. Go check out our YouTube channel for this and other great discussions! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5RDi2-vB9E

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-07 03:50pm EDTSedone Thongvilay Joins Artist's Enclave

Today, we're pleased to announce that Sedone Thongvilay has agreed to join the Artist's Enclave. We're excited to see what he has in store for us. Welcome aboard, Sedone!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-06 03:46pm EDT3 Waters Games Confirms for Vendors' Hall

We're happy to announce that 3 Waters Games will be joining our vendors' hall this year. We're excited to see what they have on offer. Welcome to Vendors' Hall, 3 Waters Games! Glad to have you!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-03 02:07pm EDTFriday afternoon poll time

Hi everyone! This week, our Friday afternoon poll asks: which style of dice mechanics do you prefer? Are you a D20 sort of player? Do you prefer a D6-based system? Do you say "forget dice, I play Amber!" or maybe even "I like exploding dice, bring on the Savage Worlds!" Let us know in the Downloads and media page! http://www.aethercon.com/a2/cpanel.php?get=chord_ArtistsDownloadsandMedia

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-02 03:42pm EDTJan Pospíšil Joins the Artist Enclave!

Jan Pospíšil of Cubicle 7, MoonDesign Publications, and Paradigm Concepts has agreed to join our artists' enclave. We're extremely excited to welcome him aboard and look forward to sharing some of his art. Look for more from him on our downloads and media page coming soon. Welcome aboard, Jan!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-May-01 01:00pm EDTMagpie Games At Vendors' Hall

We're pleased to announce that Magpie Games will be joining our Vendors' hall! Visit www.magpiegames.com to check out their fine offerings. Magpie Games, an independent games publisher, was founded in 2011 by Mark Truman and Marissa Kelly. They focus on designing and offering story-centric games systems that allow players to tell expansive, emotional stories without rolling too many dice. We look forward to their presence at AetherCon 2013!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-30 12:00pm EDTHeather Rusk joins the AetherCon staff

We would like to welcome Heather Rusk to the AetherCon II staff as our Social Media Maven. She will let you know about all of the latest developments as they happen. Welcome aboard Heather!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-26 08:32am EDTFreelancing 101 Q&A with Wolfgang Baur now up

Check out our latest panel re-release from AetherCon I where Ryan Costello Jr interviews Wolfgang Baur (Open Design/Kobold Press) about getting started as a freelancer. Look for it on the Downloads and Media page.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-24 12:11pm EDTEmerson Ward brings Adelaide north

Australia's Emerson Ward has signed on to be a part of the Artist's Enclave in AetherCon II. Look for his wallpaper to be released this fall. Welcome aboard Emerson!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-23 12:29pm EDTFrench influence added to AetherCon

We would like to welcome France's Pierre Carles (Torn Armor RPG, Eldritch Enterprises, End Transmission) to the Artist's Enclave for AetherCon II. Watch for his wallpaper later this summer. Welcome aboard Pierre!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-22 12:08pm EDTKevin Yancey adds colour to AetherCon

We are happy to announce that Kevin Yancey has joined our cadre of craftsfolk in the Artists Enclave. Watch for his wallpaper being released towards the end of May. Welcome aboard Kevin!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-19 11:53am EDTDavid Michael Wright signs on

We're happy to announce that the UK's David Michael Wright (Fantasy Flight Games, AEG, Redbrick) has joined the Artist's Enclave. Watch for his wallpaper this summer. Welcome aboard David!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-17 04:37pm EDTBritt Martin brings his brushes on board

We would like to welcome Britt Martin (AEG, Green Ronin, White Wolf, Fantasy Flight Games), to the Artist's Enclave for AetherCon II. Look for a wallpaper coming from him this summer. Welcome aboard Britt!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-16 01:31pm EDTAetherCon wants to know...

which of our tourneys are you looking forward to the most. Check out our poll in the Downloads and Media section and have your say.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-12 12:19pm EDTImmersion Studios is back again

Australia's Immersion Studios signs on once again for the Vendors Hall. See what Oliver Shead and his team have cooked up since last year. Welcome back!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-11 04:51pm EDTRobert Thomson talks RPG Design

In our latest release from the best of AetherCon I's panels and Q&As Robert Thomson of 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming discusses RPG Design in the Q&A: Method in the Madness with Erik Evjen. Check out the Downloads and Media section for more.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-10 12:54pm EDTCristián Montes Re-ups

We are happy to announce that Chile's Cristián Montes, creator of last years 'Edouard Henrique' has returned to the Artist's Enclave for AetherCon II. Look for a wallpaper from him this summer.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-09 11:48am EDTJeff A Menges tosses his palette into the ring

We are happy to announce that Jeff A Menges (WotC, Atlas Games, AEG) has signed on to be a part of the Artists Enclave for AetherCon II. Look for his wallpaper to debut closer to the convention. Welcome aboard Jeff!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-08 11:52am EDTEric Lofgren returns

We would like to welcome back Eric Lofgren (Paizo, Silver Gryphon Games, White Wolf, Fantasy Flight Games) to the Artists Enclave for AetherCon II. The brush behind last year's Krultok Azgraatugaar, look for his new wallpaper soon.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-05 11:47am EDTJeremy McHugh joins AetherCon II

We are happy to announce that illoman Jeremy McHugh (AEG, Bastion Press, Green Ronin, Paizo) has joined the Artists Enclave for AetherCon II. Look for his wallpaper later this year. Welcome aboard Jeremy!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-04 10:28am EDTMore Will O'Brien!

If you liked our first wallpaper release for AetherCon II, Lunk Pritchurd by Will O'Brien (Immersion Studios), then you'll want to check out the artist's site by going to our Downloads and Media section and clicking on his name.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-03 12:17pm EDTPathfinder Tourney Confirmed

We are happy to announce that we will be having a Pathfinder Tournament for AetherCon II. The three part scenario will be written by Adventure-A-Weeks Curtis Baum. Sharpen your swords folks.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-02 11:54am EDTJosh Finney joins Artist Enclave

Artist and Graphic Novelist (DC Comics, Spartan Press, Titanium Rain +) joins our cadre of brushfolk in the Artists Enclave. Watch for a wallpaper coming from him soon. Welcome aboard Josh.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Apr-01 12:07pm EDTJim Butler joins AetherCon team

We are happy to announce that Jim Butler (Bastion Press, TSR, WotC) has signed on for AetherCon II. He will be assisting Owen K.C. Stephens (Super Genius Games) with guest recruitment for the panels in our Fest Hall. Welcome aboard Jim.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-29 09:03am EDTJames Carpio talks micropress

In our latest re-release from AetherCon I we have James Carpio of Chapter 13 Press talking about the ins and outs of the RPG Micropress Industry with Erik Evjen. Check out the Downloads and Media section to see it all.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-27 09:47am EDTMore Chris Malidore!

Like Glymgandurgyll Grundelgee? You can see more of Chris Malidore's work by going to the Downloads and Media section of our site and clicking on his name.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-26 11:37am EDTAaron McLin joins AetherCon team

We would like to announce the signing on of our Public Relations Coordinator for AetherCon II, Aaron McLin. He'll be responsible for making sure all the T's get crossed and the I's dotted as we get the word out about our event. Welcome aboard Aaron.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-25 10:25am EDTCall of Cthulhu tourney confirmed

We are proud to announce we have confirmed a three part Call of Cthulhu tournament for AetherCon II. The scenario will be written by CthulhuBob Baker and will be played over all three days of the event with the final table on Sunday. Huzzah!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-22 08:48am EDTNew Wallpaper from Chris Maildore (WotC, Fantasy Flight Games, Kenzer & Co) released.

Check out our latest wallpaper, gnomish scholar Glymgandurgyll Grundelgee, as portrayed by Chris Malidore in our Downloads and Media section. Get yours today.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-21 10:04am EDTStiltz and Reynolds talk Miniatures

Check out the Downloads and Media section for the AetherCon I panel 'Miniatures - Getting Bigger?' featuring Bryan Stiltz from Reaper Miniatures and Paizo's Sean K. Reynolds. Hosted by Erik Evjen.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-20 10:06am EDTOwen K.C. Stephens added to Fest Hall Staff

Super Genius Games Owen K.C. Stephens has been named to the AetherCon II staff as the Guest Coordinator. He'll be recruiting the participants for our Fest Hall Panels this November. If you would like to contact him check our Behind the Curtain page. Welcome aboard Owen.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-19 11:09am EDTKerry Harrison signs onto the RPG Team

We're happy to announce that Space City Con's Kerry Harrison has been named the Coordinator of the Gaming Hall for AetherCon II. He will be responsible for all non-tourney gaming sessions during the weekend. Check out the Behind the Curtain if you'd like a word with him. Welcome aboard Kerry.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-18 10:28am EDTSean Ulzcycki named Artist Enclave Coordinator

We would like to welcome Sean Ulzcycki to our staff. He will be responsible for making sure things run smoothly in the Artist Enclave for AetherCon II. Welcome aboard Sean.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-15 10:09am EDTCGL confirms Shadowrun Tourney for AetherCon

AetherCon is happy to announce that Catalyst Games Labs has confirmed a three part Shadowrun Tournament for AetherCon II. Lead RPGs Agent for the Catalyst Demo Team Ray Rigel will be the Tourney Coordinator and will, with co-writer Elizabeth Miller-Lisy be designing the tourney modules. Gear up folks!

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-14 10:06am EDTMark Stout named as Technical Coordinator

We would like to welcome Mark Stout as Technical Coordinator for AetherCon II. He will be responsible for overseeing the team that will address all of your needs concerning Anymeeting, INFRNO, Roll20 as well as all other software we will be using this November. Welcome aboard Mark.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-13 10:24am EDTErik Evjen of Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous signs on

AetherCon welcomes GFGR's Erik Evjen to our team as the Fest Hall Coordinator in charge of booking and scheduling all panels and Q&As. After a great job last year, we are happy to have him back for 2013. If you would like to get in touch with him or any of his cadre, check the Behind the Curtain page on our website. Welcome aboard Erik.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-12 09:48am EDTKublaCon's Vern Roberts joins the AetherCon team

Vern Roberts of KublaCon has signed on as the RPG Coordinator of AetherCon II. We look forward to his contributions to our event. If you would like to talk to Vern or any of his team, feel free to contact them via our website. Welcome aboard Vern.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-11 11:55am EDTCurtis Baum of Adventure-A-Week Signs on as Vendors Hall Coordinator

AetherCon II welcomes Curtis Baum of Adventure-A-Week to our team as the Vendors Hall Coordinator. Significant changes have been made based on your input as game publishers. Check out our staff section to talk to him and find out how we can facilitate your AetherCon experience.

Posted By: AetherCon 2013-Mar-08 06:28am ESTAetherCon II Website Launched

We launch the AetherCon II website with the first of our next series of wallpapers, 'Lunk Pritchurd' by Will O'Brien (Immersion Studios). Check out our Downloads Page to grab yours now.