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AetherCon IV November 13-15, 2015 Online RPG Convention
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    McNabb Games
    Lance & Laser Miniatures
    Legendary Games
    Shadowrun Missions
    Hunters Books
  • Storyweaver Games
    McNabb Games
    Lance & Laser Miniatures
    Legendary Games
    Shadowrun Missions
    Hunters Books
  • Storyweaver Games
    McNabb Games
    Lance & Laser Miniatures
    Legendary Games
    Shadowrun Missions
    Hunters Books
  • Storyweaver Games
    McNabb Games
    Lance & Laser Miniatures
    Legendary Games
    Shadowrun Missions
    Hunters Books
  • Storyweaver Games
    McNabb Games
    Lance & Laser Miniatures
    Legendary Games
    Shadowrun Missions
    Hunters Books
  • Storyweaver Games
    McNabb Games
    Lance & Laser Miniatures
    Legendary Games
    Shadowrun Missions
    Hunters Books
  • Storyweaver Games
    McNabb Games
    Lance & Laser Miniatures
    Legendary Games
    Shadowrun Missions
    Hunters Books
  • Storyweaver Games
    McNabb Games
    Lance & Laser Miniatures
    Legendary Games
    Shadowrun Missions
    Hunters Books
  • Storyweaver Games
    McNabb Games
    Lance & Laser Miniatures
    Legendary Games
    Shadowrun Missions
    Hunters Books

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 News & Announcements



More new games for AetherCon IV
This announcement was posted on 7/6/2015 2:15:00 PM.


This week we are happy to report that Harry Dresden will be making an appearance at AetherCon IV, despite the protestations of the White Council. Check out Will Hammerand’s Dresden Files RPG adventure ‘Rotten Bonds’ (Friday/November/13, 9 PM EST).

And get your inner bard on with ‘Dracontine,’ Dusque’s all-bard adventure for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Saturday/November 14, 9 PM EST).

Check out the schedule as it fills up so you know what you'll want to sign up for when player registration opens by clicking on the AetherCon IV on Warhorn link in the left hand menu and registering for AC IV.

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




More Prizes
This announcement was posted on 7/3/2015 11:00:00 AM.


As the pre-registration deadline for GameMasters passes, more publishers are getting on board with Prize Support for AetherCon IV. Mystical Throne Entertainment, publisher of great Fantasy and Sci-Fi environments, is giving pre-registered GMs a PDF copy of their Entropic Gaming System Core Rulebook.  EGS is a rule system for any genre and sub-genre.  Do you have a player that wants to have Wild West Hero in your Fantasy environment, or perhaps you want to mix magic and technology on an island that has been discovered in your Roaring ‘20s environment?  Entropic gives you the choice. 

And speaking of Winners' Choice, Pinnacle Entertainment is providing a $5 coupon to our 25 pre-registered GMs good toward anything in their inventory!  There's a whole whack of supplements for Fantasy and Western game environments, including their Deadlands Noir rule set, plus a ton of other stuff! 

Want to check out these two publishers and more? Check out the Prize Hall here: http://aethercon.com.webdotstudio.com//PrizeHall.asp!

Remember to click on the Wanted Poster to see individual prize bundles.

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




Ask Paranoia
This announcement was posted on 7/1/2015 5:00:00 PM.


Join Paranoia Famous Game Designers Greg Costikyan and James Wallis when we record live for our next edition of the Summer Roundtable Series as they talk about the history of Paranoia and a million different ways to achieve a TPK. The discussion will be moderated by Threat Detected’s Garrett Crowe.

Watch it live. Ask questions of Greg and James on Thursday, July 2nd at 6pm EST.

Click https://www.anymeeting.com/700-644-146 for a front row seat to this discussion between these Ultraviolet citizens.




GM Registration Now Open
This announcement was posted on 7/1/2015 10:00:00 AM.


Ever want to run a great RPG session at a convention while wearing your pajamas, not having to deal with driving, or long lines to get tickets? Then AetherCon IV is your chance. Come out and join us by volunteering to run a game through the virtual table top Roll20 during AetherCon IV, November 13th, 14th, and 15th.

Just go to www.aethercon.com and download the GM Playbook from the menu on the left to add your game to the mix. Inside you'll find the link to the GM Registration Form, details on our Roll20 tutorial Sessions, and some great tips on setting up your game.

Check out the schedule on Warhorn https://warhorn.net/events/aethercon-iv to see where your games will fit and see what else will be going on during AetherCon Weekend.

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



Last Day for GM Pre-Registration
This announcement was posted on 6/30/2015 10:00:00 AM.


Get your games in today for a last chance at GM Pre-Registration goodies.

Go to www.aethercon.com and download the GM Playbook from the menu on the left to add your game to the mix. Inside you'll find the link to the GM Registration Form, details on our Roll20 tutorial Sessions, and some great tips on setting up your game.

Check out the schedule on Warhorn https://warhorn.net/events/aethercon-iv to see where your games will fit and see what else will be going on during AetherCon Weekend.

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



Gwyndurleen Korfey - Brian LeBlanc Wallpapper
This announcement was posted on 6/29/2015 10:00:00 AM.


We're starting off our week with some gripping AetherCon Wallpaper artwork by Brian LeBlanc! Gwyndurleen Korfey, deep in the trenches of war, is ready to take no prisoners. Better not stand in her way!

Don't forget to grab your own copy of this wallpaper for your desktop from the downloads and media page: http://aethercon.com/downloads-media/wallpapers/




Vendor's Hall Grows
This announcement was posted on 6/26/2015 10:00:00 AM.


Today three more publishers join in the AetherCon fun in Encoded Designs, Hazard Studio, and Judge's Guild. You can check out their sites by going to the Vendor's Hall here:  and clicking on their logos.

Latest count: 22 of 27 slots have been confirmed. Stay tuned as we introduce more publishers in the coming weeks.

Be sure to check out the Vendors Hall during AetherCon Weekend when the shops will be open and there will be bargains to be had!

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




Prize Hall Open
This announcement was posted on 6/24/2015 10:00:00 AM.


The AetherCon IV Prize Hall is now open! Head over and check out some of the great goodies.

Adventure A Week Pitches in a one month subscription for the first 25 GM’s that pre-register tables for open gaming, where you can find all sorts of adventures and campaigns for your gaming groups. When Player Pre-registration opens the first 50 will be eligible for a copy of Underworld Races: Hoyrall.

D3 Adventures adds their Tangents adventures, The Barrow Mound, Black Ichor Mines, and The Followers of Moxa to the GM Pre-registration prize pool.

Mythoard will be giving out one of each of the January, February, and March Mythoard boxes to the Ox & Mule where during each hour of the con we will hold a gaming related trivia question and the first to answer will get to choose a prize.

Want to know more about any of these folks? Hit up the Prize Hall here and click on their logos. Watch out for more great prizes to be added as we introduce more contributors to our hoard in the coming weeks.

And remember, there are only 6 more days to Pre-Register as a GM and get in on the Pre-Registration Prize Bundle. So download the GM Playbook from the menu on the left side of our page, register your game, and get cool stuff!

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




New Open Gaming Tables
This announcement was posted on 6/23/2015 10:00:00 AM.


This week we are happy to inform you that, yes, the Great Old Ones have returned for AetherCon IV in Shannon MacNamara's Cthulhu Invictus adventure 'The Golem of Antioch' (Saturday/November/14, 9 PM EST). 

For those of you with a sense of nostalgia, hop into the wayback machine and sit at the table of Mike Paulhus when he runs the Basic D&D scenario 'B11 - King's Festival' (Sunday/November/15, 3 PM EST)

Check out the schedule as it fills up so you know what you'll want to sign up for when player registration opens by registering on Warhorn for AetherCon IV here: https://warhorn.net/events/aethercon-iv

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




Evil Beagle Games with Chris Birch - Summer Roundtable Series
This announcement was posted on 6/22/2015 10:00:00 AM.


Sean Patrick Fannon, Line Manager for Savage Rifts, and Chris Birch, CEO of Modiphius (Achtung! Cthulhu and Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of), chat with Smiling Jack's Bar & Grill 's host Justin Suzuki about the art of running Kickstarter campaigns. Check out the teaser here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqGFw24uEjA 

Download or view the entire episode at www.aethercon.com/downloads



More AetherCon Goodies
This announcement was posted on 6/19/2015 10:00:00 AM.


Excitement is building for AetherCon IV, with Players, Game Masters, and Publishers getting registered and announcing their participation in games, discussions, and competition. Here’s an update on some of our latest additions to the participant Prize Bundles. Chaosium, Inc. (http://www.chaosium.com), renowned provider of RPGs, Board Games, and Card Games, is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and ramping up for the 35th anniversary of Call of Cthulhu, based on the simultaneously beloved and horrifying fiction of H. P. Lovecraft.  The first 25 GMs to pre-register a game at AetherCon IV before June 30th, and then run that game, will receive a Prize Bundle that includes an electronic copy of the updated Call of Cthulhu Rulebook.  And someone participating in this event is going to win a Call of Cthulhu Core Rulebook signed by co-author Mike Mason. 

StoryWeaver has returned in a BIG way for AetherCon IV.  In addition to electronic copies of the core rulebooks for High Space, Rapture, and Hael for pre-registered GMs and Players, there will be opportunities to win signed copies of their new, awesome, not-even-available-for-cash-money-yet satirical game Deniable!  For details on these items and the other products available from StoryWeaver, head over to http://www.storyweaver.com
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Eager for more?  Head over to http://www.aethercon.com!




Organized Play Open Call
This announcement was posted on 6/18/2015 10:00:00 AM.


Want to run organized gaming but lack the local organization? Then we can help. Like last year, AetherCon has arranged to feature Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League, Pathfinder Society, and Shadowrun Missions in our RPG Schedule this November. Bring Faerun, Golarion, and The Sixth World to players around the globe.

For details on how to get involved simply send an e-mail to the following addresses:

For Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League talk with Michael Long by e-mailing: dndalgmreg@aethercon.com

For Pathfinder Society talk with Jesse R Davis by e-mailing: pfsgmreg@aethercon.com

For Shadowrun Missions talk with Brad Kelley by e-mailing: srmgmreg@aethercon.com

So grab that screen and grab those dice!

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




Anvil Alley Miniatures Painting Duel Matchups
This announcement was posted on 6/17/2015 10:00:00 AM.


And here we are folks. The random draw has been completed. Your groups for AetherCon's inaugural 'Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting Tourney' are:

Group A 
1 Mutha Oith Creations (Team Lowlife) 
2 Scotia Grendal Productions (Team Scotia) 
3 Northumbrian Tin Soldiers (Team Nightfolk) 
4 Forge of Ice (Team Azor)

Group B 
1 Games Workshop (Team Multiverse) 
2 Impact Miniatures (Team Brony) 
3 Bombshell Minis (Team Bombsquad) 
4 Kaha Miniatures (Team Oroko)

Group C 
1 Warploque Miniatures (Team Arcanite) 
2 Ral Partha Europe (Team Partha) 
3 Reaper Miniatures (Team Reaper) 
4 DGS Games (Team Freeblades)

Group D 
1 Midlam Miniatures (Team Midlam) 
2 Lance & Laser Miniatures (Team Lance & Laser) 
3 Otherworld Miniatures (Team Otherworld) 
4 Midwest Miniatures Guy (Team MMG)

The miniatures being voted on in each match as determined randomly at last week's live draw will be the following:

1st Group Match: Rogue
2nd Group Match: Wizard
3rd Group Match: Cleric
Semi-Finals: Fighter
Finals: Entire Ensemble of all four miniatures

Good luck and good painting brushfolks :)




Vendors Hall is Open
This announcement was posted on 6/16/2015 10:00:00 AM.


Tent pegs are being pounded and tables unfolded! The Vendors Hall is now open! When AetherCon Weekend comes around this November 13 to 15 come on in and purchase the stuff you've been waiting all year for. So far 21 of 27 slots have been confirmed including 

Catalyst Game Labs http://www.catalystgamelabs.com/
Chaosium http://www.chaosium.com/
Pinnacle Entertainment Group https://www.peginc.com/
and
TSR http://gygaxmagazine.com/

Watch for more publishers to be unveiled as we move through the summer and get closer to the big weekend.

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




Summer Roundtable Series Continues
This announcement was posted on 6/15/2015 7:00:00 PM.


AetherCon proudly welcomes the Lead Designer for Pinnacle Entertainment’s Savage Worlds version of RIFTS… and the mastermind behind Shaintar… Sean Patrick Fannon. He’s joined by Modiphius Entertainment’s President, Chris Birch. The discussion will be moderated by Smiling Jack’s Bar and Grill’s Justin Suzuki.

Watch it live. Ask questions of Sean and Chris on Thursday, June 18th at 7pm EST.

Click https://www.anymeeting.com/624-040-033 for a front row seat to this discussion between power houses of Savage Worlds designers.




Su-Ying Lu
This announcement was posted on 6/15/2015 10:30:00 AM.


Our AetherCon IV Wallpaper releases continue with a whimsical piece by David Michael Wright. Su-Ying Lu is a crafty fellow set on thievery and mischief! 

Be sure to grab your copy of this wallpaper for your desktop from the downloads and media page.




AetherCon IV June Flyer
This announcement was posted on 6/12/2015 10:30:00 AM.


Want to let the folks at your local game store or convention know about AetherCon IV? Now you can! Just grab a copy of our latest flyer by going to the AetherCon Downloads and Media Page and add more dice to the table!

AetherCon IV November 13-15/2015

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




First Open Gaming Tables
This announcement was posted on 6/10/2015 10:30:00 AM.


The first open games to hit the grid at AetherCon IV feature swords, pistols, and lasers all.

Check out Edward Clower's AD&D 1st Ed table 'The Merchant of Kwai-Lun' (Sat/Nov/14 at 9 AM EST; Garrett Crowe's Deadlands Noir mystery 'The Trouble with Turks' (Sat/Nov/14 at 3 PM EST); or Shawn Lovelett's Star Wars: Edge of the Rebellion adventure 'The Raid' (Sun/Nov/15 3 PM EST)

Register for AetherCon IV here: https://warhorn.net/events/aethercon-iv and register your game now to get in on the goodies.

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



Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting Tourney Random Draw Announcement
This announcement was posted on 6/9/2015 10:30:00 AM.


The field has been set for the inaugural Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting Tourney and the brushmen are mixing their colors. 

This year our lineup includes:

Bombshell Minis (Team Bombsquad)

DGS Games (Team Freeblades)

Forge of Ice (Team Azor)

Games Workshop (Team Multiverse)

Impact Miniatures (Team Brony)

Kaha Miniatures (Team Oroko)

Lance & Laser Miniatures (Team Lance & Laser)

Midlam Miniatures (Team Midlam)

Midwest Miniatures Guy (Team MMG)

Mutha Oith Creations (Team Lowlife)

Northumbrian Tin Soldiers (Team Nightfolk)

Otherworld Miniatures (Team Otherworld)

Ral Partha Europe (Team Partha)

Reaper Miniatures (Team Reaper)

Scotia Grendal (Team Scotia)

Warploque Miniatures (Team Arcanite)

Join us on Roll20 tomorrow, Wednesday June/10, at 3 PM EDT (8 PM for you folks over there in the U.K. :) ) when we randomly determine the Tourney Groupings for the matches taking place during AetherCon Weekend November 13-15/2015. Just click on this link: https://app.roll20.net/join/851361/jUO3_w and you're there.

Remember to open an account with Roll20 first if you haven't already done so, you'll need it anyway come November to get in on all the great games that will be in our lineup (and the goodies that go with them)!

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





Aethercon Summer Roundtable Series - Javier Palenzuela
This announcement was posted on 6/8/2015 10:30:00 AM.




Javier Palenzuela, writer of Game Knights, a gamer comedy webisode, and creator of Beasties and Bygones, the raunchy "what if South Park did D&D roleplaying game,” joined Garrett Crowe, host of the Threat Detected/Threats From Gallifrey Podcasts, to talk about dropping cows on players, how to read your gamer group at a convention and the uphill struggle for people to accept comedy roleplaying games.

Tune in June 22nd for an episode of the Aethercon Summer Round Table Series as Sean Patrick of Evil Beagle Games chats with Jason Suzuki of the Smiling Jack's Bar and Grill.




AetherCon IV Prize Bundles
This announcement was posted on 6/5/2015 10:30:00 AM.


The launch date for AetherCon IV approaches, and publishers are coming together to support AetherCon by providing their own products for participant Prize Bundles.

One of the newest of the Publishers to join us this year is House McNabb.  In support of AetherCon IV, House McNabb will be providing a Dungeon Tile Set and Character Conversion Tables for each of the 30 winners of the GM Pre-Registration Prize winners, as well as a print copy of Morgalad to the winner of the Innovation Prize Bundle.  More information about Morgalad can be found at http://morgalad.com/. 

Judge’s Guild has also confirmed their support of AetherCon IV.  Judge’s Guild is providing their classic City State Region Wilderness Campaign Map and a set of Ready Reference Sheets for each winner of the GM Pre-Registration Prize.  For details on these items and the other products available from Judge’s Guild, head over to http://judgesguild.org/. 

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





Roll20 Tutor Schedule
This announcement was posted on 6/4/2015 10:30:00 AM.


Do you want to run an open gaming table for AetherCon but are not sure how to use a virtual table top like Roll20? 

Then let us help you out.

From now through the end of October AetherCon will be hosting Roll20 tutoring sessions to help GM's that are new to Roll20 get set up and learn some tips and tricks for hosting a successful game.

Download a copy of our GM Playbook which contains a full schedule of our Roll20 tutoring sessions.

Talk to our gurus, improve your Roll20 Fu, then register to run a game on AetherCon Weekend, November 13th - 15th. 

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



Summer Roundtable Series
This announcement was posted on 6/3/2015 10:30:00 AM.


Aethercon gladly assembles the movers and shakers in the roleplaying game industry to sit back, let their hair down... and let us understand the people behind the games.

This summer, get into the minds of Sean Patrick Fannon (Evil Beagle Games), Sam Stewart (Fantasy Flight Games), and Shane Hensley (Pinnacle Entertainment Group) among others. 

Visit Aethercon.com throughout the summer to view vidchats featuring your favorite game designers. Also, stay tuned to Aethercon on Facebook for announcements about when the vidchats will be recorded live. You can watch the interview live and provide the moderators with your own questions for the panelists.

AetherCon IV is Friday, November 13th through Saturday, November 15th online. Visit www.aethercon.com to play your favorite tabletop RPG, take in live publisher Q&As, themed panels, watch the speed painting duels and vote for which one you like best, browse the many shop fronts in Baublebrook's Bazaar, or take part in the voting of the inaugural Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting Tourney. 




Kyyffas Galderian
This announcement was posted on 6/2/2015 10:30:00 AM.


Our AetherCon IV Wallpaper releases begin with the lovely work of Colin Chan. Colin decided to illustrate Kyyffas Galderian, a hunter and destroyer of renegade mages and their vile dark arts... using any means necessary!

Be sure to grab your copy of this wallpaper for your desktop from the Artist's Enclave.



GM Pre-Registration Now Open
This announcement was posted on 6/1/2015 12:00:00 PM.


AetherCon IV GM Pre-Registration is now Open!

Running from June 1st until June 30th register your open gaming table. There are spots open for all three days, Friday November 13th through Sunday November 15th.

Be one of the first 25 GM's to Pre-register for open gaming and run your table and you'll be eligible for GM Pre-registration Prizes from some of our great supporting Publishers.

Summer is just beginning but November is not far away so get in now.

Click here to check out the GM Playbook with registration instructions and tips and tricks on how to promote your table to other gamers.

Also, don't forget to register for AetherCon IV on Warhorn to see all of the Themed Panels, Live Publisher Q&As, Speed Painting Duels, the Inaugural Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting Tourney taking place in Anvil Alley, and all of the other great events. 

Come be a part of the dice rolls heard around the world.





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