PaizoCon 2017 003 – Welcome to PaizoCon

Welcome to the Know Direction podcast network’s PaizoCon 2017 seminar coverage!

2017 003 – Welcome to PaizoCon
Whether this is your first PaizoCon or you’ve been attending since the beginning, come learn what you can expect throughout the show. Want to know what events you absolutely can’t miss or the best places to get lunch? Wondering who the folks wearing blue shirts are? Make sure you get the most of your PaizoCon experience with this helpful primer!
Speakers: Erik Mona, Tim Nightengale

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Note: In order to release these seminars in as timely a manner as possible, our seminar coverage is only lightly edited. There may be some NSFW language, and some audio might be harder to hear than others.

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. You can find out more about Ryan and the history of the network in this episode of Presenting:


  1. David

    With all due respect, why would I need to know where to get lunch or how to get the most out of my Paizocon experience, if I’m not at Paizocon and it’s already over anyway? Why would I want to listen to this?

    • Ryan

      You don’t need to. We release the banquet first, because it’s pretty clearly the most popular thing we record. Last year and this year we then released the seminar we predict people want to hear the most -the Starfinder reveal last year and the Kingmaker CRPG this year- then we release in order. It’s both easier for us to get things out this way and it means that people who want certain content can get it and the people who don’t want it don’t need to.

      On a personal note, despite the “all due respect” I didn’t appreciate this comment. We don’t need people to thank us, but what was your end goal?

      • David

        I’m sorry that I offended, as I’m a long-time fan, and check in on Know Direction every day to see everything you release. I greatly appreciate all the work that you and the team put in on this network.

        My end goal was see if there was something here that I was missing.

  2. Amanda

    1. The KD crew offer as close to total coverage as they possibly can. They don’t pick and choose what they want us to hear, they offer it all and let us choose what to listen to and what to skip.

    2. Information on how to get the most out of your PaizoCon experience will be (mostly) applicable to future PaizoCons, as well as (slightly less) applicable to other cons. As far as where to get lunch, there’s a reasonable chance that the basic information will also be applicable to future PazioCons, and if it isn’t, it’s still a good place to start when making future choices.

    3. Some of us want to hear as much about PaizoCon as possible, even if it isn’t immediately useful to us. The KD crew were clearly enjoying themselves, and their enjoyment and enthusiasm makes for enjoyable listening.

    4. PaizoCon 2018 will be my first PaizoCon, and you can be sure that I’ll make a point of reviewing *all* of their 2017 broadcasts in early 2018, just so I’ll have the best possible idea of what to expect when I go.

    If you don’t want to listen to this one, fine. But some of us do, and are glad that it’s here.

    Also, thanks Ryan and KD crew, for everything that you do!