The 3rd annual AetherCon Online Tabletop RPG Convention is a gathering of pen and paper roleplaying gamers that will take place in cyberspace on the weekend of November 14-16/2014.
AetherCon is a free to attend, free to partake, non-profit initiative. Thoughout the weekend there will be a plethora of tabletop RPGs on offer for all to play in. Among those there will be numerous publisher run games as well as organized play. All games will be run on the free, browser-based virtual table tops INFRNO and Roll20. These programs will allow GMs and players alike to simply click on a link and enter the playing area as opposed to needing to download and install the software to participate.
In addition to the collection of RPG playing opportunities there will also be Q&As and themed panels using the free, browser based conferencing program Anymeeting. A further highlight of the event is original artwork that will be released periodically in the run-up to our event as free downloadable wallpapers. Convention attendees will have the opportunity to purchase prints of these and other works, attend live tutorials as well as speed painting duels by those artists during AetherCon.
Our goal as organizers of this undertaking is to provide Online RPGers as a whole with a common stamping ground for a weekend in the spirit of the traditional tribal moot. Historically during these gatherings, which took place in a mutually agreed upon location, trading, discussion and various contests among other things took place under a truce between all attending. It is our hope that this undertaking will also prove to be a way for gamers of all stripes and all places to meet up and celebrate our favourite hobby together.