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AetherCon V November 11-13, 2016 Online RPG Convention
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    Fabled Environments
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    Fabled Environments
    Creature A Week
    Arcanum Syndicate
    Columbia Games
    Lion Tower Miniatures
  • Raging Swan Press
    Fabled Environments
    Creature A Week
    Arcanum Syndicate
    Columbia Games
    Lion Tower Miniatures
  • Raging Swan Press
    Fabled Environments
    Creature A Week
    Arcanum Syndicate
    Columbia Games
    Lion Tower Miniatures
  • Raging Swan Press
    Fabled Environments
    Creature A Week
    Arcanum Syndicate
    Columbia Games
    Lion Tower Miniatures
  • Raging Swan Press
    Fabled Environments
    Creature A Week
    Arcanum Syndicate
    Columbia Games
    Lion Tower Miniatures
  • Raging Swan Press
    Fabled Environments
    Creature A Week
    Arcanum Syndicate
    Columbia Games
    Lion Tower Miniatures
  • Raging Swan Press
    Fabled Environments
    Creature A Week
    Arcanum Syndicate
    Columbia Games
    Lion Tower Miniatures
  • Raging Swan Press
    Fabled Environments
    Creature A Week
    Arcanum Syndicate
    Columbia Games
    Lion Tower Miniatures
  • Raging Swan Press
    Fabled Environments
    Creature A Week
    Arcanum Syndicate
    Columbia Games
    Lion Tower Miniatures

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 News & Announcements



Summer Roundtable Series #4: Paizo
This announcement was posted on 7/27/2017 11:00:00 AM.

It's Summer Roundtable Series day once again folks. Join us tonight at 9:00 PM EST when John Compton of Paizo (Distant Shores, Adventurers Guide) sits down with John Reiher of Tri Tac Games Podcast and talks about finding things buried in sand and being raised as a Goblin foundling. Hit our link up here to reserve your spot.

Available at 6 PM Eastern is last weeks show featuring Caleb Stokes and Ross Payton of Hebanon Games as interviewed by John Reiher of Tri Tac Games Podcast. You can find it on our downloads and media page here

Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel (and/or our Pinterest page) to qualify for the Beholder Prize Bundle Draw during the AetherCon VI Afterparty (yes joining both qualifies you twice).



Supporters Page Now Open!
This announcement was posted on 7/26/2017 10:45:00 AM.

Getting the word out about AetherCon is something we always appreciate having help with. To that end we want to recognize folks that give us a hand with that by announcing them here and putting them on our Supporters Page. This year we open it with the fine folks from All Games Considered, KoboldCon, Studio 187, and Multiverse Comics & Games. Thanks tons folks! :)


Funniest Gaming Story Ever Voting Round 2 Open, Get Yours in for Round 3
This announcement was posted on 7/25/2017 9:15:00 AM.

Round Two of the AetherCon Funniest Gaming Story Ever is online and ready for votes below.  Read the stories linked below, then vote for one of them in the poll underneath. Think you can do better? Submit your 700-1000 word story for Round Three to Edward@aethercon.com right away! 






Which Story did you like best?

Select Choice:





The Prize Hall is Open!!!!
This announcement was posted on 7/24/2017 11:00:00 AM.


That's right folks, the goodies are starting to fill up the vault! Our first six contributors are Columbia Games, Ennead Games, Lost Kingdom Miniatures, Raging Swan Press, Spartacus Publishing, and those Ennie folks at Third Eye Games. Wanna see what they put in the chest? Go here to check out the different Prize Bundles.





Summer Roundtable Series #3: Hebanon Games
This announcement was posted on 7/20/2017 10:30:00 AM.

It's Summer Roundtable Series day once again folks. Join us tonight at 9:00 PM EST when Caleb Stokes and Ross Payton of Hebanon Games (Red Markets) sit down with John Reiher of Tri Tac Games Podcast and tell us why they do what they do. Hit our link up here to reserve your spot.

Available now is last weeks show featuring Chris Garland and Stefanie Greenwald of Timeline LTD as interviewed by Ben Gerber of Troll in the Corner. You can find it on our downloads and media page here

Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel (and/or our Pinterest page)to qualify for the Beholder Prize Bundle Draw during the AetherCon VI Afterparty.




AetherCon on All Games Considered
This announcement was posted on 7/19/2017 9:30:00 AM.

Carol and Mark from All Games Considered sat down with our Ed Clower and Stephen J. Holodinsky on a few days back.

Check it out here.

Other Cool Stuff by them here.



AetherCon VI Flyer July (Artists Enclave)
This announcement was posted on 7/18/2017 7:00:00 AM.

And here it is folks, the first flyer for AetherCon VI. We will be releasing these thoughout the run-up to our event, each one accentuating a different aspect of AetherCon Weekend. With a pair of wallpapers already released, it's only appropriate that we start off with one featuring those great wallpaper artists. Grab yours now here and put it up in your Local Gaming Store.

This November come on out and be a part of the Dice Rolls Heard 'Round the World!



Wallpaper #2: Anastasia La Mort by Francesca Baerald
This announcement was posted on 7/17/2017 10:00:00 AM.

You know it'll be a good week when it starts out with a wallpaper, right? Well, that's our hope at least. Today we'd like to share the work of Francesca Baerald with you! Thanks to her, we bring you “Anastasia La Mort” - a strong willed woman with unparalleled skill in science and healing! If you're in a bind, she'd be the gal to go to.

If you're enjoying this (and we sure hope you are!), be sure to head over to www.francescabaerald.com to view more of Francesca's beautiful and varied work.
You can also download this wallpaper for your own desktop over here at the downloads and media page! http://www.aethercon.com/MediaPage.asp



Funniest Gaming Story Ever Round 1 Voting Open, Get Yours in for Round 2
This announcement was posted on 7/15/2017 10:00:00 AM.

Round One of the AetherCon Funniest Gaming Story Ever is online and ready for votes below.  Read the stories linked below, then vote for one of them in the poll underneath. Think you can do better? Submit your 700-1000 word story for Round Two to Edward@aethercon.com right away! 




Which FGSE tale did you like better?

Select Choice:





Summer Roundtable Series Week#2: Timeline LTD
This announcement was posted on 7/13/2017 10:45:00 AM.

Week #2 of the Summer Roundtable Series is upon us. Join Ben Gerber of Troll in the Corner tonight at 7:00 Eastern as he sits down with Chris Garland, Stefanie Greenwald, Chris Morrell of Timeline LTD and they talk about gaming, life, and their favourite grocery store aisles by going here.

Week#1 of the SRS with Goodman Games (Brendan LaSalle, Harley Stroh, Jim Wampler) will be available for viewing at 6:00 PM Eastern. All you need to do is hit up our Media & Downloads section here.



What do you want to see at AetherCon?
This announcement was posted on 7/11/2017 10:45:00 AM.

We want to know what you want at future AetherCons! Everything is locked into place for AetherCon VI, but we definitely want to know what you want to see at our event down the road. So hit up our poll below and have your say!


What would you like to see at future AetherCons?

Select Choice:





AetherCon VI Vendors Hall is now open!
This announcement was posted on 7/10/2017 10:30:00 AM.

The first caravan has pulled in from afar, the first ships are in the harbour, and the first tent pegs are being hammered into the ground. The AetherCon VI Vendors Hall is now open! Get a first look at just some of the fine folk who will be around AetherCon Weekend by going here.

Come on out and be a part of ther Dice Rolls Heard 'Round the World!



Summer Roundtable Series #1: Goodman Games
This announcement was posted on 7/6/2017 10:00:00 AM.

It's Back! The 2017 Summer Roundtable Series is here! 

Starting tonight at 7:00 PM EST the Goodman Games trio of Brendan LaSalle, Harley Stroh, and Jim Wampler sit down with Mythwits Pete Bryant, put on the 'David Byrne white suit jacket', and answer the question "How did I get here?" Ask your own questions by dropping in on our YouTube channel here.

Don't forget, subscribing to our YouTube Channel qualifies you for the Beholder Prize Bundle Draw during the AetherCon Afterparty in November.

Come on out and be a part of the Dice Rolls Heard 'Round the World!



Here Be Monsters Final Map & Legend Poster
This announcement was posted on 7/5/2017 10:30:00 AM.

Here Be Monsters has now come to a close, and while we're sad to see it go, this summer with AetherCon is just getting started. Before all that though we have to close this out in style, and that means the map/legend from our event.

Last week we had you all voting on the lair for Harbacles, The Vampire. Where did he end up? Amsterdam! I don't blame him, as that's quite an interesting place to be. He is placed on the map now along with all of his monstrous comrades.

With that, all 2017 monsters are tallied and on the board. Would you like to download the printable wallworthy version of the full map & legend from this lil game of ours? Well all you have to do is head on over to AetherCon Documents section of our Media and Downloads page here.

Grab yours now and be a part of the Dice Rolls Heard 'Round the World! 



AetherCon VI Logo Pack is here!
This announcement was posted on 7/4/2017 10:45:00 AM.

The AetherCon VI Press Kit is here! Show your support for the Dice Rolls Heard 'Round the World but putting one of these puppies on your site and back linking to ours. Grab your set of groovy logos by going here and clicking on the 'AetherCon VI 2017 Press Kit' link.





Wallpaper #1: Corlis Shadwell by Anton Kagounkin Magdalina
This announcement was posted on 7/3/2017 9:30:00 AM.

And so begins an annual favorite over here at AetherCon: It's wallpaper time! Each year we have a selection of illustrative professionals join what we call the Artist Enclave. They produce lovely wallpapers to promote around and generate some buzz.

Today we get to enjoy the craftings of Anton Kagounkin Magdalina. Anton's dedication to the dark and gritty nuances of  "Corlis Shadwell" has given us all a chance to see a stoic monster hunter just after the thrill of his werewolf hunt. Certainly not a character to be on the wrong side of.

Anton was kind enough to record a video of his process and it seemed like the perfect addition to wallpaper launch day. You can view that here

Grab your copy by going to our Downloads & Media page.



AetherCon VI Earlybird GM Registration Now Open!!!
This announcement was posted on 7/1/2017 10:00:00 AM.

Grab your goblins and grab your dice, it's on! Earlybird GM Registration for AetherCon VI is now open. Be one of the first 25 Games Registered in July to qualify for the Earlybird GM Registration Bundle with Prizes from Chaosium, Columbia Games, Ennead Games, Shade of Vengeance, and more!

How do you get your game in? Look up or look left. The GM Registration form is your ticket in!
Make sure to also check out the GM Playbook to get the most out of your game!

Come on out and be a part of the Dice Rolls Heard 'Round the World!



Will O'Brien Wallpaper WiP!
This announcement was posted on 6/29/2017 11:30:00 AM.

Today is our last WIP introduction for the Artist Enclave Wallpapers! Which means?! Finished artwork coming soon. Until then, let us point you to Will O'Brien. A long time Enclave member, Will has opted to take on the thrilling character of "The Lich Captain Black Harag ".

http://willobrienart.daportfolio.com/ 

Will's outstanding body of work conveys strong compositional elements and punchy storylines. It's truly no surprise when we hear that he's keeping busy - such skills are highly prized in this field. We hope you'll join us in browsing through his portfolio!



3 Days Until GM Earlybird Registration!!!
This announcement was posted on 6/28/2017 11:00:00 AM.

There's only 3 days left before GM Registration for AetherCon VI opens up folks. Be one of the first 25 Open GMs to register your game in the month of July and qualify for the Earlybird GM Prize Bundle full of lots of cool stuff. Make sure you check the GM Playbook too for tips on how to get the most out of your game!

Come on out and be a part of the Dice Rolls Hear 'Round the World!



Here Be Monsters 12!
This announcement was posted on 6/26/2017 10:30:00 AM.

And we have landed on our final week of this year's Here Be Monsters! It's been a fun ride but the festivities with AetherCon are only getting started. Be sure to stay tuned for all sorts of great news! But for now: we had you last voting on the lair of Bruxkah, the Giant Crab... who just so happens to now reside in Copenhagen! If you're in the neighborhood, be sure to say hi.

Hold on though, because one last darkness has risen over the map of these amazing countries... and it's in the form of Harbacles, the Vampire. Where does Harbacles live? Well, you have one week of Here Be Monsters to find out. You get to choose between Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Bucharest, Romania; and Chisnau, Moldova respectively. Choose wisely!


Where is Harbacles, the Vampire?

Select Choice:





Wallpaper WiP: Chris Malidore
This announcement was posted on 6/22/2017 10:45:00 AM.

Today we would like to welcome our own Enclave Coodinator, Chris Malidore, to the list of Wallpaper artists! Chris is illustrating "Utagaar Grolagzd" for us this year.

Check out his stuff here: http://www.artisticways.com/

Chris's work has graced many gaming products in his 14 years of illustrating, from fantasy to science fiction and even horror... not to mention the odd world of penguin based satire... there's always something odd lurking in his gallery.



Here Be Monsters 11!
This announcement was posted on 6/19/2017 11:00:00 AM.

We're almost to the end of this summer's Here Be Monsters! Oh no! Fear not though, because we have a lot of goodies coming shortly! Until then, lets tally up last week's votes and see where our Bugbear ended up. Madrid? Looks like you've got yourself a new monster!

This week, rising from the dark watery depths, we have Bruxkah, the Giant Crab - and you guys get to pick his new coastal home! This week's voting is between Athens, Greece; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Naples, Italy.
Take a look below to cast your vote now!


Where is Bruxkah, the Giant Crab?

Select Choice:





Wallpaper WiP: Adam Schmidt
This announcement was posted on 6/16/2017 10:00:00 AM.

Please join us in welcoming back Adam Schmidt! We've had the pleasure of watching Adam grow as an illustrator over the last few years and it's a pleasure to have him with us once again in the Artist Enclave and with various other graphics. This year he's going to test his skills on "Tuulkata Zurkarxa ".  Once again, he gave us these two options to review.... find out which way it went in a few weeks!

http://misteradam.com
Adam's one of those artists that you can always tell is trying to push the boundaries on storytelling. His work is very intriguing and well crafted. We highly recommend checking out more of his work.



Wallpaper WiP: Marisa Erven
This announcement was posted on 6/14/2017 10:00:00 AM.

Today we'd like to welcome back the artistic talent of Marisa Erven. Not only has she been helping us behind the scenes here at AetherCon, she's opted to illustrate "Saorise Scian" for us. Of note, it was fun to see two very different ways this image could go. Which did we all decide on? Well, in a few weeks you'll get to see!

https://www.marisaerven.com/
Marisa's work spans many directions, but all from a unique point. Her conceptual work is very explorative and her illustration work captivates the eye. Be sure to check out her website for a whole lot of interesting work! 



Here Be Monsters 10!
This announcement was posted on 6/12/2017 11:00:00 AM.

After a thrilling week of votes and things that cackle in the night, we've discovered that the lair of the Dark Orb Witches Coven is located in Budapest, Hungary!

This week we are all digging into some classic RPG monster vibes in the form of the Bloodfang Bugbears. Where is their lair? Well... lets find out. You get to vote between Madrid, Spain; Limoges, France, and Skopje, Macedonia.

You'll want to put your vote in: below!


Where are the Bloodfang Bugbears?

Select Choice:





Wallpaper WiP: Colin Chan
This announcement was posted on 6/8/2017 4:00:00 PM.

"Today we wish to thank  Colin Chan for returning to the Artist Enclave. He picked "Graalek Kraguuthugaar " as his wallpaper piece! We can't wait to see it all done!

http://artofcolinchan.com/

Colin has an immense control over his work that have not only made him a highly valued illustrator, but graphic designer as well. Beyond this illustration in progress today, he has provided work behind the scenes here with AetherCon that have been a driving force in many of our own announcement graphics. Be sure to visit his website! You won't be disappointed." 



Give us your Funniest Gaming Story Ever and Win!
This announcement was posted on 6/8/2017 3:00:00 PM.

We are Gaming People. We have epic adventures in the space of a table top. And sometimes those adventures take an epic turn in an unexpected direction. Tell us yours in 800 to 1,000 words, and see if it really is the Funniest Gaming Story Ever!

This year make your misadventures a part of the Dice Rolls Heard 'Round the World!



Wallpaper WiP: Bruno Balixa
This announcement was posted on 6/6/2017 11:00:00 AM.

Happy WIP day, folks! Today we'd like to introduce Bruno Balixa as a returning artist to the Artist Enclave! This year he's opted to illustrate "Raglera 'Rags' Scuttlebrook " for us.

https://www.artstation.com/artist/brunobalixa

Bruno has a masterful ability in telling really fun fantasy tales as an illustrator - it has made him indespensible to many publishers. We highly urge you to view more of his work! 



Here Be Monsters 9!
This announcement was posted on 6/5/2017 11:15:00 AM.

"As we count down through the final weeks of Here Be Monsters we asked you to find the lair of Kulkazyk, the Frost Worm! Where did such a marvelous beast end up? Reykjavik, Iceland! Congratulations to Iceland on your new denizen.... I'm sure it's friendly...

This week we've got you voting on the Dark Orb Witches Coven - mysterious and spooky gals need a home too. You get to pick between Budapest, Hungary; London, England; and Tallinn, Estonia. Choose carefully!

You'll want to put your vote in over at: www.aethercon.com" 


Where is the Dark Orb Witches Coven?

Select Choice:





Wallpaper WiP: Preston Stone
This announcement was posted on 6/1/2017 11:00:00 AM.



Today we welcome back the incredibly skilled Preston Stone to the Artist Enclave! He's elected to take on the image of "Luduku Oloko Adwanon Wadoka Tulombo " for us.

http://www.prestonstoneart.com/

Preston's captivating illustrations have graced many popular games in today's market. He has a way of telling a story with his images that it's hard not to be sucked in to the tale at hand. It's our hope that you all will enjoy his work as much as we do. Be sure to check out his portfolio!





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