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AetherCon IV November 13-15, 2015 Online RPG Convention
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    Ettin Games
    Pinnacle Entertainment Group
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    MoatCon
    Eldritch Enterprises
    Dust Pan Games
    Ettin Games
    Pinnacle Entertainment Group
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    Dust Pan Games
    Ettin Games
    Pinnacle Entertainment Group
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    Ettin Games
    Pinnacle Entertainment Group
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    Ettin Games
    Pinnacle Entertainment Group
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Tuesday Theme's
This announcement was posted on 2/2/2016 10:00:00 AM.

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

Wanna see more AetherCon recordings? Check out AetherTalk here.




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


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

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

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

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

Wanna see more AetherCon recordings? Check out AetherTalk here.




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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

He is joined by moderator Dustin Smith of Star City Savages

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

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



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

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


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


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


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




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

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


They are joined by moderator Walt Robillard of Hazard Studios.


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


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




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

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


He is joined by moderator Garrett Crowe of Threat Detected.


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


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




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

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

He is joined by moderator James Olsen of Tabletop Talk.

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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



What did you like about AetherCon IV?

 

Where can we improve our event? 


What would you like to see added to future AetherCons?


 


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




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

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

He is joined by moderator Walt Robillard of Hazard Studios

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

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



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

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

He is joined by moderator John Arcadian of Gnome Stew

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

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



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

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

He is joined by moderator Walt Robillard of Hazard Studios

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

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



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

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

They are joined by moderator Walt Robillard of the BAMF Podcast

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

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



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

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

They are joined by moderator Dustin Smith of Star City Savages

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

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



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

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

They are joined by moderator Christopher Sniezak of Misdirected Mark Productions

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

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



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

Happy Thanksgiving from AetherCon! 

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

He is joined by moderator John Arcadian of Gnome Stew

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

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



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

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

He is joined by moderator Dustin Smith of Star City Savages

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

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



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


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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Thank you!
This announcement was posted on 11/22/2015 10:00:00 AM.

AetherCon would like to thank the following individuals and companies. 

Without their support our event this year would not have been possible:

 

Anvil Alley

 

Bombshell Miniatures

DGS Games

Diehard Miniatures

Dragon Bait Miniatures

Games Workshop

Impact Miniatures

Kaha Miniatures

Midlam Miniatures

Midwest Miniatures Guy

Mutha Oith Creations

Otherworld Miniatures

Ral Partha Europe

Reaper Miniatures

The Forge of Ice

Warploque Miniatures

 

Artists Enclave

 

Wallpaper Artists:

 

Paul Abrams

Jacob Blackmon

Colin Chan

Benjamin Galley

Dion Harris

Brian LeBlanc

Chris Malidore

Will O'Brien

Preston Stone

David Michael Wright

 

Speed Painting Duelists:

 

Bruno Balixa

Jacob Blackmon

Colin Chan

Marisa Erven

Benjamin Galley

Dion Harris

Chris Malidore

Eric Messinger

Vlada Monakhova

Will O'Brien

Char Reed

Devin Rosychuk

Seth Rutledge

Adam Schmidt

Patricia Smith

Preston Stone

Cathy Wilkins

 

Bartenders:

 

Michael Chaney - Onyx Path Publishing

Hal Mangold - Green Ronin Publishing

Alida Saxon - Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Cat Tobin - Pelgrane Press

Bear Weiter - Monte Cook Games

Charles Wright - Frog God Games

 

Fest Hall

 

Guests:

 

Aaron Acevedo - Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Curtis Baum - D3 Adventures

Wolfgang Baur - Kobold Press

Matteo Botti - Tin Hat Games

Gary Brown - Hazard Studio

Paul Caughell - D3 Adventures

Michael Chaney - Onyx Path Publishing

J.P. Chapleau - First Ones Entertainment

Chris Clark - Eldritch Enterprises

Bruce Cordell - Monte Cook Games

Jeff Dee - Monkey House Games

Christopher J. De La Rosa - Hunters Books

Sean Patrick Fannon - Evil Beagle Games

Brian 'Fitz' Fitzpatrick - Moebius Adventures

Ed Greenwood - The Ed Greenwood Group

Kevin Glusing - Samurai Sheepdog

Amanda Hamon Kunz - Paizo

Jason Hardy - Catalyst Game Labs

Josh Harrison - FASA Games

Mary Harrison - FASA Games

Steven T. Helt - Four Horsemen

Shane Hensley - Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Sterling Hershey - Sterling Hershey

Andy Hopp - Mutha Oith Creations

Calvin Johns - Anthropos Games

Tim Kask - Eldritch Enterprises

Patrick Keith - Bombshell Miniatures

Mike Lafferty - Fainting Goat Games

Eloy Lasanta - Third Eye Games

Jay Little - Freelance

Steven S Long - Hero Games

Justin Andrew Mason - AAW Games

Mike Mason - Chaosium

Stuart McDermid - Storyweaver Games

John R. L. McNabb - McNabb Games

Frank Mentzer - Eldritch Enterprises

Shawn Merwin - Encoded Designs

Adam Meyers - Drop Dead Studios

Emily Mottesheard - Mottfolio Designs

Jason Nelson - Legendary Games

Michael O'Brian - Chaosium

Katrina Ostrander - Fantasy Flight Games

Stephen Radney-MacFarland - Paizo

Andrew Ragland - FASA Games

Jeff Richard - Chaosium

Alessandro Rivaroli - Tin Hat Games

Walt Robillard - Hazard Studio

Alida Saxon - Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Oliver Shead - Immersion Studios

Ade Smith - Fainting Goat Games

Jeremy Smith - Dreamscarred Press

Chris Sniezak - Encoded Designs

Manuel Strali - Tin Hat Games

Dominique Sumner - Hazard Studio

Joe Sweeney - Storyweaver Games

Dr. Jason Tondro - Fainting Goat Games

Ivan Van Norman - Hunters Books

Phil Vecchione - Encoded Designs

Rachel Ventura - Legendary Games

David Villegas - Gamer Nation

Jason Walter - Hero Games

Eddy Webb - Onyx Path Publishing

Bear Weiter - Monte Cook Games

Christopher West - Maps of Mastery

Jason Wiebe - Cargo Cult Miniatures

 

Moderators:

 

Ant - The Gathering of Dorks

John - Arcadian - Gnome Stew

Wayne Basta - Gamer Nation

Ron Blessing - Ron and His Amazing Friends

Aaron Burton - Geek Menagerie

Garrett Crowe - Threats from Galifrey

Ben Erickson - Gamer Nation

Keith Kappel - Fantasy Flight Freelance

Mark Knapik - Queen City Conquest

Peter L - Tabletop Talk

Cindy Moore - DnD Adventurers League

James O - Tabletop Talk

 Nick O - Tabletop Talk

Walt Robillard - BAMF

Dustin Smith - Star City Savages

Chris Sniezak - Misdirected Mark Productions

Justin Suzuki - Smiling Jack's Bar & Grill

Phil Vecchione - Misdirected Mark Productions

Chris Witt - Gamer Nation

 

Prize Hall

 

Adventure-A-Week Games

Anthropos Games

Chaosium

D3 Adventures

Dreamscarred Press

Drop Dead Studios

Eldritch Enterprises

Fabled Environments

FASA Games

First Ones Entertainment

Gygax Magazine

Hazard Studio

Hunters Books

Immersion Studios

Inner City Game Design

Judges Guild

Legendary Games

McNabb Games

Moebius Adventures

Monster Miniatures

Monte Cook Games

Multiverse Comics & Games

Mystical Throne Entertainment

Mythoard

Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Post World Games

Samurai Sheepdog

Storyweaver Games

Third Eye Games

Tin Hat Games

 

Vendors Hall

 

Anthropos Games

Catalyst Game Labs

Chaosium

D3 Adventures

Drop Dead Studios

Eldritch Enterprises

Encoded Designs

Evil Beagle Games

Fainting Goat Games

FASA

First One's Entertainment

Hazard Studio

Hunters Books

Immersion Studios (AUS)

Legendary Games

McNabb Games

Moebius Adventures

Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Storyweaver Games (AUS)

Third Eye Games

Tin Hat Games (ITA)

 

Event Staff

 

Edward Clower

Garrett Crowe

Jesse R. Davis

Hal Greenberg

Tom Haswell

Stephen J. Holodinsky

Mortis Logan

Stephen Jacobs

Brad Kelley

Ben Kramer

Chris Malidore

Justin Andrew Mason

John McNabb

Emily Mottesheard

Lucas Servideo

Brian Shocklee

 

With

 

Earl Bingham

Jacob Blackmon

Casey Clark

Robert Fairbanks

Will Hammerand

Ed Possing

Shea Reinke

 

and finally we would like to thank you for coming out on AetherCon Weekend and playing our games, watching the panels and Q&As, checking out the speedpainting and shopfronts, voting on the art and miniatures, and bringing our event to life.

See you November 11-13/2016 for AetherCon V!





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