GEN CON PARTNERS WITH PAIZO ON THREE YEAR CO-SPONSORSHIP

INDIANAPOLIS (April 22, 2016) Gen Con, North America’s largest and longest-running gaming convention, has agreed to a new three-year contract with game company Paizo Inc, extending their Co-Sponsorship which began in 2013. This new agreement will extend through Gen Con 2018. At Gen Con 2016, Paizo will have a large Exhibit Hall presence, increased on-site branding and marketing, and will continue hosting hundreds of Pathfinder® Role Playing Game events in its dedicated space in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom.


“Our team is pleased to see Paizo return as a Co-Sponsor,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO/Owner of Gen Con. “It has been amazing to watch their explosive growth over the past several years, and their Pathfinder gaming events are among the most popular and most attended yearly. With more than 14,000 events to choose from at Gen Con, that is quite the accomplishment!”
 
Launched at Gen Con 2009, Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG has become a phenomenon, capturing the attention of passionate gamers from around the world. Now, having won more than 50 major awards, Paizo has become one of the most influential companies in the hobby game industry.
 
“Gen Con gets bigger and better each year, and has become an annual homecoming for more than 60,000 gamers,” says Erik Mona, Paizo Publisher and Chief Creative Officer. “This year, Paizo will host a slew of Gen Con-exclusive Pathfinder events and promotions, and we’re thrilled to return as Co-Sponsor of this must-attend event for game fans everywhere.”
 
Gen Con 2016 will take place Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Last year, Gen Con set an attendance record with more than 61,000 unique attendees. With attendees from all 50 states, every Canadian province, and more than 54 countries, Gen Con is an international destination for gaming. Badges currently are available atgencon.com.
 
About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con, The Best Four Days In Gaming!™. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con 2016 is co-sponsored by Mayfair Games and Rio Grande Games. For more information, visit www.gencon.com.
 
About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel, and is being developed into an MMORPG. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.

Ryan Costello

What started as one gamer wanting to talk about his love of a game has turned into an empire of gamers talking about their games. Ryan founded what would become the Know Direction Podcast network with Jason "Jay" Dubsky, his friend and fellow 3.5 enthusiast. They and their game group moved on to Pathfinder, and the Know Direction podcast network was born. Now married and a father, Ryan continues to serve the network as a co-host of the flagship podcast, Know Direction.

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