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AetherCon V November 11-13, 2016 Online RPG Convention
  • Atlantis Miniatures
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Preston Stone
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Spartacus Publishing
    Hunters Entertainment LLC
  • Atlantis Miniatures
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Preston Stone
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Spartacus Publishing
    Hunters Entertainment LLC
  • Atlantis Miniatures
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Preston Stone
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Spartacus Publishing
    Hunters Entertainment LLC
  • Atlantis Miniatures
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Preston Stone
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Spartacus Publishing
    Hunters Entertainment LLC
  • Atlantis Miniatures
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Preston Stone
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Spartacus Publishing
    Hunters Entertainment LLC
  • Atlantis Miniatures
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Preston Stone
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Spartacus Publishing
    Hunters Entertainment LLC
  • Atlantis Miniatures
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Preston Stone
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Spartacus Publishing
    Hunters Entertainment LLC
  • Atlantis Miniatures
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Preston Stone
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Spartacus Publishing
    Hunters Entertainment LLC
  • Atlantis Miniatures
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Preston Stone
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Spartacus Publishing
    Hunters Entertainment LLC
  • Atlantis Miniatures
    Samurai Sheepdog
    Preston Stone
    Arc Dream Publishing
    Spartacus Publishing
    Hunters Entertainment LLC

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 News & Announcements



More Great Open RPGs!
This announcement was posted on 9/20/2017 9:00:00 AM.

More Open RPGs!  Go here to grab your seat at these great tables!

Labyrinth Lord (Advanced Edition) - The Stalk
Fate Accelerated - Magic Police: Where's my Cow?
D&D 5th Edition  - Return to Baldarok
PbtA - The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth
Savage Worlds - Bureau 13: Roach Hotel...
KILLER THRILLER! - A Dark and Stormy Night
Savage Worlds - The Blackwood: Through the 'Wood
Star Wars Age Of Rebellion - Star Wars: Galaxy in turmoil
Paranoia - a g1itch in the system
Shadowrun 5th Edition - Custom Shadowrun
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition - Ladybug, Ladybug Fly Away Home



More Ships! More Caravans!
This announcement was posted on 9/19/2017 9:00:00 AM.

The last of the ships have sailed into harbour and the last of the caravans have pulled into town. 14, count'em, 14 merchants have been added to the Vendors Hall. No end of boxes and barrels and not a few strange looking beasts have just arrived courtesy of the following great publishers:


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



Wallpaper #8: Saorise Scian aka Miss Direction by Marisa Erven
This announcement was posted on 9/18/2017 10:30:00 AM.

Today we are thrilled to bring you a new wallpaper illustration – this time by Marisa Erven, who is joining us for a second year! Marisa chose to illustrate “Saorise Scian aka Miss Direction”.... if ever there were a morality skewed professional keeping the world spinning in their own little way, it would be Miss Direction.

You can download this wallpaper and many more for your own desktop over here at the downloads and media page



GM Reg Ending/Earlybird Player Reg is On!
This announcement was posted on 9/16/2017 10:15:00 AM.

Rollin' rollin' rollin'...We are almost there folks. In a few hours GM Registration will end and Earlybird Player Registration will begin. There's nearly 100 games to choose from this year using a wide variety of systems, many run by the folks who wrote them! Midnight EST is when the big switch gets pulled. Get in early and get in on the goodies!

Still need to get your game in? Go here.

Want to see what you can play? Go here.

This November be a part of the Dice Rolls Hear 'Round the World!



Your 2017 Wandering Toad Bartenders are here!
This announcement was posted on 9/14/2017 8:30:00 AM.

It's time to introduce some of the folks that will be sliding the pints and sticking umbrellas in fancy drinks in The Wandering Toad for this year's Speed Painting Duels.

So without further ado here they are:

Kathleen Hardy - Catalyst Game Labs
Geoff Solomon-Sims - Oakbound Studio
Jaye Sonia - Storm Bunny Studios
Charles Wright - Frog God Games

More will be added as we get closer to AetherCon Weekend.



2017 Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting Tourney Groupings, Draw Show, and Flyer Released!
This announcement was posted on 9/13/2017 4:00:00 AM.

Here it is folks!  Your 2017 Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue, Miniature Painting Tourney Groupings

Want to see how it was done? Watch it here.

Want to hang it in your window? Grab it here.

<turn on Monster Truck Rally Voice>

Can Patrick Keith's Bombshell Minis make it back to the knockout rounds after a one year absence? He'll have to deal with a tough Group B that includes Effin Cool Miniatures this time out. 

And one of our two previous Champions will be going home, maybe both as Ral Partha Europe and DGS Games slug it out in Group D with the ever dangerous Scotial Grendal Productions and high regarded newcomers Avatars of War.

Don't forget CFWR vet Joe Corsaro and Dragon Bait Miniatures in Group A or Bronze Age Miniatures with sculptmeister David Sonderquist at the helm in Group C. Both have their own group battles to contend with but could be dangerous should they get to the semis.

Come on out and vote November 10-12, maybe win a bunch of metal. Be a part of the Dice Rolls Heard 'Round the World!

<turn off Monster Truck Rally voice>



Fest Hall Moderators for AC VI!
This announcement was posted on 9/12/2017 11:00:00 AM.

It's time to meet the Meeples behind the Mics.

So without further ado, here are your Fest Hall Moderators for AetherCon VI:

Katie Aidley - Punchboard Media
Pete Bryant - Studio187.com
Thomas K. Edrington - Gamebreakers
Chris Hunt - Gamer Nation
Keith Kappel - Fantasy Flight Games
Jessica LeBeau - The Wonders of Thedas
Reyn LeBeau - The Wonders of Thedas
John Reiher - Tri Tac Games
Dustin Smith - Star City Savages


Be sure to check back for more Fest Hall News as we get closer to AetherCon Weekend!      



Wallpaper#7: Graalek Kraguuthugaar by Colin Chan
This announcement was posted on 9/11/2017 10:45:00 AM.

Today we have another wallpaper release for your viewing pleasure, and this time it has been provided by Colin Chan. Colin chose the imposing figure of “Graalek Kraguuthugaar” to illustrate for us, and what a job he did. Graalek is the sort of fellow who gets what he wants... and if he doesn't, people don't tend to wake up again. May as well just pour the large guy his milk.

And naturally you can download this wallpaper and many others for your own self over at the downloads and media page over at AetherCon.



Summmer Roundtable Series Final Release: Catalyst Game Labs
This announcement was posted on 9/7/2017 10:30:00 AM.

Alas the end of the Summer Roundtable Series is nigh. But at least we went out with a bang to finish the year. Available tonight at 7:00 PM Eastern will be Jason Hardy of Catalyst Game Labs (Shadowrun) sitting down with Fantasy Flight freelancer Keith Kappell. A whole lot of writerology in this one folks, well worth the listen. You'll be able to find it on our downloads and media page here.




2017 Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting Tourney Draw Show Live on YouTubeToday!
This announcement was posted on 9/6/2017 10:45:00 AM.

Miniature painters and sculptors and...and...and...miniature painters and sculptors! The time is nigh! Today at 1:30 PM Seattle/4:30 PM New York/9:30 PM UK/6:30 AM (Thursday) in Melbourne live on YouTube we will be holding the 2017 Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting Tourney Draw Show. 

You can find it here

Can 800 pound gorilla RPE return to the Finals for a third straight year? Will DGS Games go back to back? Can Year One Finalists Bombshell Minis upset the applecart in their return to the fray? Or will it be someone else we have yet to see on the podium? It all starts here!

Grab your spot now!



Publisher Run Games at AC VI!
This announcement was posted on 9/5/2017 10:30:00 AM.

And so it upon us. The first raft of Publisher Run Games is here. Want to play a game GMed by the folks that wrote them? Here is your chance!

On Sept/17 grab your spot at these great tables:

Last Things Last by Arc Dream Publishing
Jump the Slug by FeralGamersInc 
The Green Bladed Bandit and Murder at Hogshead Manor by Lynnvander Studios
Aliens & Asteroids by Moebius Adventures
The Red Devil and The Last Stand of the Stilletto Unit by Shades of Vengeance
The Way o' The Fae by Starry Knight Press
The Unloved Ones by Storm Bunny Studios

Plus Many, Many More!

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



Wallpaper#6: Tombobbin Purplefoot by Eric Messinger
This announcement was posted on 9/4/2017 10:45:00 AM.

It brings us great pleasure to bring you all a new wallpaper on this glorious Monday! This week's illustration is provided by Eric Messinger, who is back for another year with us in the Artist Enclave. Huzzah! Eric decided to paint up “Tombobbin Purplefoot” for us – a halfling with a penchant for wine and alchemy.... given his hobbies, we suggest you don't ask for too many details on how that wine gets made.

And once again, if you'd like to download today's wallpaper, you can find it and a slew of other ones over on the downloads and media page.



Summmer Roundtable Series #9: Catalyst Game Labs
This announcement was posted on 8/31/2017 10:00:00 AM.

It's Summer Roundtable Series day once again folks. Join us tonight at 7:00 PM Eastern when Jason Hardy and Matt Heerdt of Catalyst Game Labs (Shadowrun) pull up a mic or two and talk with Fantasy Flight freelancer Keith Kappell about their biggest fish stories and which sports team hat they wear most often. Reserve your spot now by going here.

Afterwards take in last weeks session featuring J.M. Perkins and Neal Powell of Pangolin Press (Salt in Wounds) once again talking with the intrepid Keith Kappell being released at 8 PM Eastern. 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 :) ).





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Anvil Alley is Open! CFWR Field Announced! Draw Show Sept/6!
This announcement was posted on 8/30/2017 10:00:00 AM.

The forges have been fired and the tools laid out, it's time once again to open up the AC VI Anvil Alley. You can find it here: http://www.aethercon.com/AnvilAlley.asp 

As you know the only folks that get into Anvil Alley are those competing in the Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting Tourney. And on Thursday/September/6 we will be holding the Tourney Draw Show live on YouTube/Hangouts at 4:30 PM Eastern (New York). You can reserve your spot now by going here: https://youtu.be/2z8G6Ez80qE

Now onto the introductions! Here are your 2017 CFWR Tourney Competitors:

Representing Australia

Representing England 

Representing France

Representing New Zealand

Representing Scotland

Representing Spain

Representing USA



New Additions for the AC VI Prize Hall!
This announcement was posted on 8/29/2017 9:30:00 AM.

As we get closer to the Big Weekend, the prizes just keep rolling in!  We are proud to announce that Goodman Games, Hunters Books, Mystical Throne Entartainment, Pangolin Press, Shades of Vengeance, and StoryWeaver Games have joined the Prize Support cavalcade! And what treasures do they have for our fortunate gamers? Go check out the Prize Bundles here and see!



Wallpaper#5: Glestergaar Thax by David Michael Wright
This announcement was posted on 8/28/2017 10:45:00 AM.

Wallpaper Monday is back and ready to drop another new and exciting image! We are beyond excited to bring you another image by David Michael Wright, long time veteran of the Artist Enclave here at AetherCon. David chose to illustrate “Glestergaar Thax” for us all – a priest of things that may very well NOT be of a salvation nature. But hey, a little madness never hurt anyone, right?

Be sure to head over to David's portfolio to catch a lot of really neat illustration work! 

And as always, you can find today's wallpaper and a pile of others over at the downloads and media page.



AetherCon on The Wonders of Thedas
This announcement was posted on 8/27/2017 10:00:00 AM.

Pete Bryant, Ed Clower, and Stephen J. Holodinsky talked AetherCon with Reyn LeBeau on a special edition of The Wonders of Thedas a few days back. You can find a recording of our tall tales of...well, tallness here.






AC VI Event Schedule now open for viewing!
This announcement was posted on 8/26/2017 9:00:00 AM.

Creepy Creatures, Scheming Schemers, Roguish Rapscallions and Tabletop RPGs...too? Wait what? 
The Event Schedule for AetherCon VI is now open for viewing here 
Check out what's up now and keep checking back as we add more groovy stuff between now and Sept/17 when Earlybird Player Registration opens!



Summmer Roundtable Series #8: Pangolin Press
This announcement was posted on 8/24/2017 10:45:00 AM.

It's Summer Roundtable Series day once again folks. Join us tonight at 7:00 PM Eastern when  J.M. Perkins and Neal Powell of Pangolin Press (Salt in Wounds) pull up a mic or two and talk with Fantasy Flight freelancer Keith Kappell about their most spectacular character deaths and what sauces to use on Tarrasque. Reserve your spot now by going here.

Available now is last weeks show featuring James Gantry and Ian F. White oF FeralGamersInc (The Zombie Squad)  sit down with Chris Sniezak of Misdirected Mark Productions. 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).



Funniest Gaming Story Ever Finals Voting Now Open
This announcement was posted on 8/22/2017 10:45:00 AM.

After three rounds of submissions, it is time top vote for this year's Funniest Gaming Story Ever!  Read the stories linked below, then vote for one of them in the poll underneath. Who rolled a critical on their Amusement Check?  Only you can decide!  The story that earns the most votes will be featured in our AC VI Convention Magazine.  The author will not only gain bragging rights, but will win a collection of fantastic prizes!




Which tale do you think should be the 2017 Funniest Gaming Story Ever?

Select Choice:





AC VI Flyer#2: Vendors Hall
This announcement was posted on 8/21/2017 11:00:00 AM.

We've just added to this year's collection of flyers! Help us get the word out about AetherCon Weekend by grabbing our latest, featuring some of our biggest and bestest Publishers from our downloads & media page here and putting it on the counter or in the window of your Friendly Local Gaming Store.

This November, come on out and be a Part of the Dice Rolls Heard 'Round the World! And let other folks know about it as well.



Summmer Roundtable Series #7: FeralGamersInc
This announcement was posted on 8/17/2017 11:00:00 AM.

It's Summer Roundtable Series day once again folks. Join us this afternoon at 3:00 PM Eastern when James Gantry and Ian F. White oF FeralGamersInc (The Zombie Squad)  sit down with Chris Sniezak of Misdirected Mark Productions and tell us what they like on their ice cream sundaes and the cereal box toy they treasure the most. Reserve your spot now by going here https://youtu.be/Jx9GuzmGxvo

Available now is last weeks show featuring Eloy Lasanta, Carol Darnell, and John D Kennedy of Third Eye Games as interviewed by Bruce Sheffer of the Tri Tac Games. You can find it on our downloads and media page here. http://www.aethercon.com/MediaPage.asp

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).



More Open Games coming to AC VI!!
This announcement was posted on 8/16/2017 10:45:00 AM.

More Open RPGs are coming your way. Want to add yours ? Register your game by going here

Check out these latest games:

Is there a connection between beggars and a new play in 1895 Paris? Play Jon Hooks's The Yellow King RPG scenario 'Dark Alley Deals' to find out.

Walk in Hyborea by sitting down at Frank Falkenberg's Conan2d20  'The Lost Fortress' table.

Murder in the tiny village of Loban! Whodunit? Play Scott Morgan's Harnworld classic '100 Bushels of Rye' using the Basic Fantasy RPG system to solve the mystery.

1620's England, a haunted priory, and a moral dilemna. Amy Black brings it all to you in her  Lamentations of the Flame Princess game 'No Salvation For Witches'.

Robin G. Blaine takes us to Aeon City where our superheroes must stop the newest threat  in his scenario 'Rise of the Ravanger' using Mutants and Mastermind's 3rd Ed DC Universe rules.

Will Hammerand returns to the rotation once again with his Dresden Files Fate mystery 'That Devil of Mine' 

A wrong turn leads the part to 'Bythburgh, A Town of Darkness'. Can they get out? Find out by playing at Richard Charbrier's  White Wolf World of Darkness D10 System table.

Venture out from the safety of the pallisades to explore a mysterious new continent in 'The Daegal Legends' a Fate Core scenario run by Nathan Hare.

Finally grab a spot at Greg Farrell's table and take part in his Crypts & Things adventure 'Under a Faded Sun'



More added to the AC VI Vendors Hall!
This announcement was posted on 8/15/2017 10:30:00 AM.

Tents are being raised, barrels are being rolled, crates are being carried, and signs are being hung. It's time to introduce more members of this year's AetherCon Vendors Hall. Want to know more about them? Visit the Vendors Hall here.

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



Wallpaper #4: Kletikus Mak Melikyn by Dion Harris
This announcement was posted on 8/14/2017 10:45:00 AM.

Happy wallpaper release day! Today we're bringing you the illustrative skills of Dion Harris! Dion opted to illustrate up the most fearsome “Kletikus Mak Melikyn” for us all this summer. You sure wouldn't want to tread on Kletikus' ground, as he has supreme control of the waters and world around him... many have perished at his whims.

If you're enjoying this, and we sure hope you are – we really hope you join us over at Dion's page. His varied work promises something to appeal to just about everyone. 

All that said, don't forget that you can download this wallpaper and plenty more for your own self over at the downloads and media page: 



Summmer Roundtable Series #6: Third Eye Games
This announcement was posted on 8/10/2017 10:00:00 AM.

It's Summer Roundtable Series day once again folks. Join us tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern when Eloy Lasanta, John D. Kennedy, and Carol Darnell of Third Eye Games (The Ninja Crusade, Sins of the Father) sit down with Bruce Sheffer of the TriTac Games Podcast and tell us the pet they wish they had and their favourite childhood treehouses. Reserve your spot now by going here.

Available now is last weeks show featuring  Jon Cleaves and Julie Price of DGS Games as interviewed by Pete Bryant of the Mythwits 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).



Funniest Gaming Story Ever Voting Round 3 Open
This announcement was posted on 8/9/2017 10:00:00 AM.

Round Three 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. The winner of Round 3 will face the winners of Rounds 1 & 2. Whoever wins vote that will have earned their Jester's Cap of Comedy as the author of the 2017 Funniest Gaming Story Ever, have their tale featured in our AC VI Convention Magazine, and get the goodies!





Which round three story did you like best?

Select Choice:





Introducing the AC VI ConMag Interviewers
This announcement was posted on 8/8/2017 11:00:00 AM.

As with every year AetherCon will be releasing a Convention Magazine PDF just prior to our event. Filled with 10 Industry Q&As as well as the 3rd Annual Funniest Gaming Story Ever, this year we will also for the first time be featuring a pair of Essays from two more of your gaming world luminaries. However, those Q&As have and always will be the foundation of the magazine. It's time to meet the interviewers who will be doing them. 


Anthony Boyd of Casting Shadows
Chris Hunt of Gamer Nation
James Introcaso of The World Builder's Blog
Paco Jaen of G*M*S Magazine

Welcome back and welcome aboard!



AetherCon VI Organized Play is Here!
This announcement was posted on 8/7/2017 11:00:00 AM.

For those of you who are fans of Organized Play, we have your back at AC VI this year. As always Pathfinder Society will be rolling out a raft of games, but this year we will also be featuring more Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League Games and adding Startfinder Society to the mix as well. Stay tuned as more details are made available.

Do you want to GM in any of these? Check out our GM Playbook for the e-mail links to the organizers here




Summmer Roundtable Series #5: DGS Games
This announcement was posted on 8/3/2017 11:00:00 AM.

It's Summer Roundtable Series day once again folks. Join us tonight at 7:00 PM Eastern when Jon Cleaves and Julie Price of DGS Games (Year Two Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Champions, World of Faelon) sit down with Pete Bryant of the Mythwits Podcast and tell us their favourite ice cream flavours and where they like to sit on a hot summer day. Reserve your spot now by going here.

Available now is last weeks show featuring John Compton of Paizo 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).



Open RPGS start getting rolled out
This announcement was posted on 8/2/2017 10:30:00 AM.

We're rolling out the first Open RPG Games. Get your game in now by going here: www.aethercon.com/gmreg

Then check out these great games that you will have a chance to play during AetherCon Weekend this year:

It's up to you to deliver an offering of goodwill and stave off war in Ed Clower's AD&D adventure 'Envoys of Peace'.

Amy Black's caper 'The Masquerade Job' uses the Fate Core Rules and the yet to be released 'Smoke and Glass Universe'.

Gunslingers don't always play fair in Tim Bisaillon's Boot Hill 2nd Ed scenario 'The Wild, The Beautiful & The Damned'.

Reyn LeBeau will be running 'What Chains are For' in the World of Thedas using Dragon Age RPG rules *3* times during AC Weekend.

'The Tower out of Time' run by Bruce Rusk uses Dungeon World rules to relive the vintage Dungeon Crawl Classics scenario.

Experience Cyberpunk Savage Worlds style with AetherCon Vet Dustin Smith in the scenario 'It's Personal'.

John Dorman's 'Hills of Desolation' beckons players to caves with rumoured riches using the W.O.I.N. (What's Old Is New) system.

Put your Pedal to the Medal and go up against others doing the same in 'Car Wars Amateur Night' run by Stephen Jacobs.

Finally Will Hammerand takes folks back to Niagara Falls in his AetherCon Classic 'Rotten Bonds' using Dresdan Fate rules.

Keep watching as we unveil more throughout the summer and get ready for Player Earlybird Registration, starting Sun/Sept/17.



Wallpaper #3: Luduku Oloko Adwanon Wadoka Tulombo by Preston Stone
This announcement was posted on 8/1/2017 9:00:00 AM.

Welcome back to another Artist Enclave Wallpaper release! Today we are thrilled to have Preston Stone's illustration of “Luduku Oloko Adwanon Wadoka Tulombo”. Luduku is one of the most feared tribesmen around... wherever he goes, death is never too far behind.

But hey, if this is up your alley, you'll want to head over to to his website for more well crafted visuals by Preston.

And as always you can download this wallpaper for your own desktop over here at the downloads and media page!



Last Day for Earlybird GM Registration!
This announcement was posted on 7/31/2017 9:00:00 AM.

Last day for Earlybird GM Registration folks! So far the Earlybird GM Bundle features

Chaosium, Columbia Games, Ennead Games, Hunters Books, Mystical Throne Entertainment, Pangolin Press, Raging Swan Press, Shades of Vengeance, Storyweaver Games, Spartacus Publishing, Team Lynnvander/Norse Foundry, Third Eye Games.

Get your game in now by going here.



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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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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