I was looking for Pathfinder 2nd Ed, and it seems like there are no events for it yet. It seems like Paizo hasn't posted anything yet. Were they late posting their events last year?
They are late every year. They get later year by year. I think they like to get PaizoCon out of the way first.
Like scarykavu said they are perennially late in getting their huge drop of events into Gen Con. However, they always get them in before event registration goes live.
Are you a Gen Con employee? How do you know it’s Paizo’s fault. My information is that the schedule of events for Pathfinder and Starfinder organized play were submitted on time and that it’s the convention’s Fault why there is a delay. I am primarily a Pathfinder player and it aggravates me that every year we have to wait two to three days to see our events. In the meantime, players are filling their wishlists with other games resulting in lost ticket sales for Paizo and increasing the chances some of the games won’t have enough players and get cancelled. I would love to hear from an actual Gen Con administer regarding this issue.
I just find it strange that as a principle sponsor, the Paizo events are not given more priority. Just trying to plan a schedule and coordinate it with the 8 other people we having going as a group this year.
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To be fair, they've not been in the catalog on release day in the last few years IIRC. It is not a big deal though. Wish lists are editable until you submit them. I throw everything that sounds good into the wish list and then reorder on the Friday or Saturday before the registration day. I'm more likely to lose a paizo event to the RNG of processing than to them having added it late.
To my understanding the events’ times haven’t changed over the past couple of years. I just leave a time block open based on the past schedule then decide which module based on what is offered in the time slot I have planned.
Fully appreciating these things take time, can we get any sense of when these events will go live? Or at the very least, a confirmation the events will be listed at a minimum a day prior to event registration going live?
I found this on the Paizo site if it help for planning:A few highlight events:
If it helps, check the 'changes' page daily on the EVENT DATABSE. http://gencon.eventdb.us/changeList.php
Paizo has made the deadline every year for the past several years. I know because I have signed up for their events at the time that events went live for the past four years. I knew it was Paizo because they have said that they were late in getting the events in on time.
Trust them, however, that they will be there...
Okay, even if they were a little late its been nearly a week since the catalog went live. Now it just looks like pettiness or Gen Con is intentionally punishing them for being late. When are the events going to be visible? For a company who has paid a premium to be a show sponsor its seems pretty bad service to hold their events hostage for this long.
The Adventurer League events we're visible on opening day, which presumably means they missed a deadline as well, yet their events are now visible.
It is not like Gencon has a lot to figure out for where and when to do the Paizo events. They just hand them the ballroom for the entire convention.
Also event submissions begin in January and it is now May. Clearly the issue is with Paizo not Gencon.
I have a little more access than the average person and my information is that the data was entered well prior to registration opening. While it is possible they may have missed some advanced date, there is really no reason why this couldn’t have been resolved by now.
In the meantime, players are filling their wishlists with other games resulting in lost ticket sales for Paizo and increasing the chances some of the games won’t have enough players and get cancelled.