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AetherCon V November 11-13, 2016 Online RPG Convention
  • Maps of Mastery
    Arcanum Syndicate
    WOALM
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Mystical Throne Entertainment
    Mythoard.com
  • Maps of Mastery
    Arcanum Syndicate
    WOALM
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Mystical Throne Entertainment
    Mythoard.com
  • Maps of Mastery
    Arcanum Syndicate
    WOALM
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Mystical Throne Entertainment
    Mythoard.com
  • Maps of Mastery
    Arcanum Syndicate
    WOALM
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Mystical Throne Entertainment
    Mythoard.com
  • Maps of Mastery
    Arcanum Syndicate
    WOALM
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Mystical Throne Entertainment
    Mythoard.com
  • Maps of Mastery
    Arcanum Syndicate
    WOALM
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Mystical Throne Entertainment
    Mythoard.com
  • Maps of Mastery
    Arcanum Syndicate
    WOALM
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Mystical Throne Entertainment
    Mythoard.com
  • Maps of Mastery
    Arcanum Syndicate
    WOALM
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Mystical Throne Entertainment
    Mythoard.com
  • Maps of Mastery
    Arcanum Syndicate
    WOALM
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Mystical Throne Entertainment
    Mythoard.com
  • Maps of Mastery
    Arcanum Syndicate
    WOALM
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Mystical Throne Entertainment
    Mythoard.com

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 News & Announcements



Artist Enclave: Baerald!
This announcement was posted on 5/25/2017.



Hello all! Time to meet another artist! Joining the Artist Enclave for her very first time (but hopefully not last!) is Franscesca Baerald - she's currently illustrating "Anastasia La Mort" for us.

Franscesca's illustration and cartography skills display a cultivated and refined ability that will surely be in demand for some time. We are thrilled to have her onboard and we hope you all are too.

We highly urge you to check out more of her work here: http://www.francescabaerald.com/




Artist Enclave: Dion!
This announcement was posted on 5/23/2017 11:00:00 AM.

 Dion

 It's always a pleasure to have Dion back to join us here in the Artist Enclave. Dion's been hard at work illustrating  "Kletikus Mak Melikyn" for us lately. Dion's work has grown into a style of its own in recent years, yielding great  shapes, perspectives, edge control that many of us struggle to get comfortable with.

 In this illustration, we get to see these aspects already taking shape, giving a lovely view of a chaotic and stormy sea  for Kletikus. Stay tuned for how this picture finalizes, later this summer. We can't wait to show you! In the meantime,  be sure to check out more of Dion's exceptional work here: https://dionharris.carbonmade.com/




Here Be Monsters 7!
This announcement was posted on 5/22/2017 11:00:00 AM.



And so, another week of Here Be Monsters is here! Where in the world did our Wildhoof Centarus end up? Looks like you all decided on Kiev, Ukraine... be sure to plan your vacations accordingly!

But hey it's a new week and that means it's time to vote on something new.... this week we introduce Sssklyth, the Great Naga - where will she end up? Well, that's up to you all.

Your choices are: Lisbon, Portugal; Bruges, Belgium; and Venice, Italy.

Place your vote below!

#aethercon #herebemonsters



Where is Sssklyth, the Great Naga?

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Anton Kagounkin Magdalina Wallpaper WiP
This announcement was posted on 5/17/2017 2:00:00 PM.

As we roll closer to summer it's time to meet the artists of this year's Artist Enclave wallpapers. They're all still hard at work, but that doesn't mean we can't show off where they're taking their artwork. Today we'd like to welcome back Anton Kagounkin Magdalina. Anton's expansive body of work shows a diverse range of skills that we were more than thrilled to have onboard this year. He certainly took the Speed Painting Duels by storm last November, and hope to see him back this year for that event as well. Anton originally joined us for our very first AetherCon, and it's a pleasure to have him back with us!

So far with his work on "Corlis Shadwell" we see a moody atmosphere taking shape in which our wallpaper figure will fight the denizens of the night with. We sure can't wait to see more. Be sure to check out more of Anton's work here: https://antonmagdalina.carbonmade.com/



Here Be Monsters 6!
This announcement was posted on 5/15/2017 11:00:00 AM.



Hello everyone! It's time for Here Be Monsters. This last week we voted on where to place Surkaiya the Mummy and you all chose Istanbul, Turkey.

This week you get to vote on the Wildhoof Centaurs: is their lair in Kiev, Ukraine; Karlsruhe, Germany; or Warsaw, Poland?

Place your vote below.

#aethercon #herebemonsters



Where are the Wildhoof Centaurs?

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Happy Mother's Day!
This announcement was posted on 5/14/2017 4:00:00 PM.

All of us at AetherCon would like to wish all the Mom's out there a Happy Mother's Day! :)


Here Be Monsters 5!
This announcement was posted on 5/8/2017 11:00:00 AM.



Hello and welcome back all to Here Be Monsters! Last week you voted on the lair of Everleaf, the Dryad - where did she end up? You all decided on Galway, Ireland!

This week we're moving on to something much spookier: Surkaiya the Mummy. You all get to vote between Prague, Czech Republic; Istanbul, Turkey; and Sofia, Bulgaria. Choose carefully!

Cast your vote below!

We would also like to take a moment to thank Adam Schmidt for his monster graphics. Adam provided our first four monsters of this event (The Green Dragon, Mercenaries, Troll, and Dryad respectively) and we are extremely thankful for his help and the chance to show off his really great artwork. Thank you again, Adam! If you'd like to see some more of Adam's work, we urge you to visit here: https://www.artstation.com/artist/misteradam

#aethercon #herebemonsters



Where is Surkaiya the Mummy?

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Here Be Monsters 4!
This announcement was posted on 5/2/2017 11:00:00 AM.



The results are in, and this week on Here Be Monsters we introduce you to Trondheim's brand new addition....  Krulg, the Mountain Troll!

 This week we have you all voting on the lair for Everleaf, the Dryad! You get to pick between Carmarthen, Wales; Galway, Ireland; and Huelgoat, France. Next week we'll announce the winner and move on to something else rather monstrous.

You'll want to vote below. 

#aethercon #herebemonsters



Where is Everleaf, the Dryad?

Select Choice:





Here Be Monsters 3!
This announcement was posted on 4/24/2017 11:00:00 AM.


It's Monday, and that means it's time for Here Be Monsters! Last week you all got to help us find the lair for the Black Blade Mercenaries - your votes are tallied and accounted for: Congratulations Hannover, Germany on your own Black Blade Mercenaries! 

That said we have a brand new week and a chance to find the lair of something else just as wicked and fun. This week we're asking you all to vote on where Krulg, the Mountain Troll should dwell - you get to pick between Trondheim, Norway; Oviedo, Spain; and Zurich, Switzerland.

 Place your vote below! 

#aethercon #herebemonsters



Where is Krulg, the Mountain Troll?

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Here Be Monsters!
This announcement was posted on 4/17/2017 11:00:00 AM.


Welcome back to AetherCon VI's Here Be Monsters! Last week you all got to vote on the lair of Gerstovaex, The Green Dragon and the results are now in: Novogorod, Russia... you've got yourselves a dragon!

 This week you get to find the lair of the Black Blade Mercenaries. Just like before, you have three locations and until the weekend to put in your vote.... on the following Monday we'll see where they end up. Be it Birmingham, England; Hannover, Germany; or Minsk, Belarus.

 Be sure to vote below! 

# aethercon #herebemonsters



Where is the lair of the Black Blade Mercenaries?

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Happy Egg Day!
This announcement was posted on 4/15/2017 9:00:00 AM.

All of us at AetherCon would like to wish all of you a Happy Egg Day!


Introcaso likes us, he really likes us!
This announcement was posted on 4/12/2017 11:00:00 AM.

AetherCon staffers Stephen J. Holodinsky, Chris Malidore, and Justin Andrew Mason sit down (well, one of us may have been standing) and talk with James Introcaso of Table Top Babble about the Artists Enclave, The Wandering Toad, the website improvements, the numbers and AetherCon in general.

Want to know what we said? Put your ears here!



Here Be Monsters!
This announcement was posted on 4/10/2017 11:00:00 AM.

Happy Monday, everyone! It's time to play AetherCon VI's Here Be Monsters!

This week you get to decide where to place the lair of Gerstovaex, The Green Dragon. Choices are either Novogorod, Russia; Uppsala, Sweden; or Vienna, Austria.

Vote below.

You have this week to vote on one of the three locations. We'll total your choices at the end and you'll know where their treasure lies in a week! Enjoy and join us again for next week's creature!



Where is Gerstovaex, the Green Dragon's Lair?

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Happy O'Dice Day :)
This announcement was posted on 3/17/2017 1:00:00 PM.

All of us at AetherCon would like to wish all of you a Happy O'Dice Day! :)


KoboldCon is this weekend!
This announcement was posted on 3/13/2017 1:30:00 AM.

Our good friends over in Colorado Springs would like to make sure you know about their event KoboldCon taking place this coming weekend March/18-19/2017. There's a bunch of really great stuff happening and you can find out more about it here.  So if you're in the area drop on in and have a blast!




We're now on Pinterest!
This announcement was posted on 2/14/2017 10:30:00 AM.

Do you like Pinterest? So do we! This year we introduce two new boards AetherArt and AetherLoot. The first will feature great stuff by our wallpaper artists, speedpainting duelists, and Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting tourney entrants.  The second will give you visuals on the cool prizes in the various prize bundles you can win this year! You can find both by clicking on the Pinterest logo in the top left corner of every page on our site or by going here.

So drop on in, give us a follow or two, pin your favourites on your board and be a part of the dice rolls heard' round the world!




AetherCon V - Save vs Insanity: Masters of Horror
This announcement was posted on 1/31/2017 11:00:00 AM.

We finish up our AetherCon Themed Panels by eacesdropping on Shane Ivey of Arc Dream Publishing, Mike Mason of  Chaosium, and Brandon Williams of Arcanum Syndicate as they grab a booth in the Philosopher's Conundrum lit by a skull shaped candle made of who knows what and drink the deepest of reds while they discuss Horror with Christopher Hunt of d20radio's Gamer Nation Blog. Watch this great panel and more by hitting up our Media and Downloads page here.



AetherCon V - Painting by Number - Getting Started as an Artist in the Gaming Industry
This announcement was posted on 1/27/2017 11:15:00 AM.

Veteran RPG artists Eric Lofgren and Patrick McEvoy (01 Publishing) talk about how to make it in the gaming industry over a bottle of gooseberry wine in the Philosopher's Conundrum with Travis Gasque of The Drunk and The Ugly. Check out this great panel and more by hitting up our Media & Downloads Page here



AetherCon V - Hammers & Nails: What Goes into a Good Town
This announcement was posted on 1/26/2017 10:30:00 AM.

Townbuilders John Bennett of Raging Swan Press, James Gantry of Rogue Blade Games, and Richard Green of Ondine Publishing roll the planning maps out on the long table in the Philosopher's Conundrum and talk with Craig Goad of Star City Savages about what needs to go where. Watch this great panel and more by checking out our Media & Downloads page here.



AetherCon V - Philosopher's Conundrum - Miniatures: Sculpt Them and They Will Paint
This announcement was posted on 1/25/2017 11:00:00 AM.

Joe Corsaro of Dragon Bait Miniatures and John Popson of Effin' Cool Miniatures order the mutton stew and sit down in the Philosopher's Conundrum and talk miniatures with Rone Barton - Iron GM, LLC, Watch this panel and other great ones by checking out our Media & Downloads page here







AetherCon V - In the Margins - The Mysteries of Graphic Design
This announcement was posted on 1/24/2017 10:30:00 AM.

Justin Andrew Mason of Paths to Adventure and Rachel Meyers of Drop Dead Studios grab a table next to a window in the Philosopher's Conundrum with Travis Gasque of The Drunk & The Ugly and talk about the how to's of Graphic Design. Check out this great panel and others by hitting up our Media & Downloads page here: http://www.aethercon.com/MediaPage.asp


AetherCon V - One Small Step - Giants In Space
This announcement was posted on 1/23/2017 10:00:00 AM.

Timothy Brian Brown of Ulisses North America, Robert Brookes of Encounter Table Publishing, and Sarah Newton of Mindjammer Press grab an observation deck table and discuss Sci-Fi RPGs with Chris Hunt of D20 Radio. Watch this panel and more by checking out our downloads and media page here.



AetherCon V - Trunks and Branches: What It Takes to be a Third Party Publisher
This announcement was posted on 1/20/2017 10:00:00 AM.

Jason Nelson of Legendary Games and Gio Dal Farra of GG Studio grab a stool at the bar in the Philosopher's Conundrum and talk Third Party Publishing over pickled eggs and pints with Travis Gasque of The Drunk and The Ugly. Listen in on this and other great panels by going to our Media & Downloads page here.

    



AetherCon V - Different Schools of Thought: Character Class Design
This announcement was posted on 1/19/2017 10:30:00 AM.

Paizo's Stephen Radney-MacFarland lights a pipe and grabs a mug as he sits down in the Philosopher's Conundrum with Craig Goad of Star City Savages to discuss Character Class Design. Check out this great panel and others by hitting up our Media & Downloads page here.




AetherCon V - One Size Fits All: Designing the Multi-Genre RPG
This announcement was posted on 1/18/2017 10:45:00 AM.

Josh Harrison of FASA Games,  Michael O'Brien of Chaosium, and Oliver Shead of Immersion Studios pull up an armchair next to the fireplace in the Philosopher's Conundrum and discuss how to construct the Multi-Genre RPG System with Dustin Smith of Star City Savages. Check out this panel and more great ones by hitting up our Media & Downloads Page here.




AetherCon V - Propping It Up - How To Create Ambiance at Your Table
This announcement was posted on 1/17/2017 11:00:00 AM.

Matt Finch of Frog God Games, Brian Fitzpatrick of Moebius Adventures and Justin Andrew Mason of Paths to Adventure grab a table in the Philosopher's Conundrum and talk game table ambiance with Sharkbone Podcast's Devon Kelley. Check out this panel and many more by hitting up our media and downloads page here.


AetherCon V - Villainy: The Fine Art of Mustache Twirling
This announcement was posted on 1/16/2017 11:00:00 AM.

Ed Greenwood of The Ed Greenwood Group, Sam Stewart of Fantasy Flight Games, and Ehn Jolly of Purple Duck Games, sit down with Walt Robillard of Hazard Studio and talk about how to make good bad guys! Watch this panel and other great ones by checking out our media and downloads page here.





AetherCon V - Superhero RPGs: What's Behind the Mask?
This announcement was posted on 1/13/2017 10:30:00 AM.

Walt Robillard of Hazard Studio and the dynamic duo of Tin Hat Games Matteo Botti and Alessandro Rivaroli sit down with Iron GM LLC's Rone Barton to discuss what makes Super Hero RPGs ...well...super. Watch this panel and other great AetherCon podcasts by going to our Media and Download Page here.


AetherCon V - Walking The Tightrope - Balancing Technology and Magic
This announcement was posted on 1/12/2017 12:15:00 PM.

Jason Hardy of Catalyst Game Labs, Jaye Sonia of Storm Bunny Studios, and Andrew Ragland of FASA discuss the two pillars of setting design and how to make them work for you when they sit down with Devon Kelley of Sharkbone Podcast. Check this panel and many other great podcasts out by going to our Media and Downloads Page here.


AetherCon V - Table Management: Running the Sandbox Campaign
This announcement was posted on 1/11/2017 11:30:00 AM.

John McNabb of McNabb Games and Mike Myler of Veranthea Codex fame share their favour toys when they talk to Walt Robillard of Hazard Studio about running the sandbox campaign. You can find this panel and many other great ones on our Media and Downloads Page here.


AetherCon V - Under Your Bed & In Your Closet: How to Illustrate Your Monster
This announcement was posted on 1/10/2017 11:45:00 AM.

Monstermeisters Carl Frank, Chris Malidore, and Brynn Metheny talk illustrating beasts and all manner of nasty things that go bump in the night with Dustin Smith of Star City Savages. Check out this panel and others by hitting up our video listings here.


AetherCon V Panel - Movable Type: How to Self-Publish
This announcement was posted on 1/9/2017 1:00:00 PM.

Matt Finch of Frog God Games, C. Eleri Hamilton of Inkworks Productions and Thom Marrion of Eden Studios sit down with Travis Gasque of The Drunk & The Ugly to talk about what it takes to self-publish in the game industry. Check this and other great recordings out on our Media Page.



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