Open Letter from an Old School Geek

(I wasn't going to post this... in fact I wrote it some time ago... but it has been on my mind a lot lately)

I have been playing video games in some form since I was three years’ old, and pen ‘n paper games for over 18 years. I have been in game circles whose number have spanned over 100, all playing the same game, in the same area, at the same time… I really used to love LARPs. I have also played games with new groups, and new people all over the country. The fact that I have to preface that is a little irritating, but I am used to it.
I have read the articles and op-ed’s, and blog posts asking the question… “why do some in the geek community seem to bully people around, since they most likely have been picked on in the past…” or some such. That question all gets me to answer, “where the hell have you been?”

While some of the things being attributed to the gaming community aren’t representative of true gamers, there is this attitude that, unfortunately, are a result of being the only one to be interested in D&D or any geeky subject and being ridiculed for it. So anyone saying something that they disagree with, harkens back to the fights and the bullying and they argue back (because now they are older and know how to keep themselves safe behind a keyboard or have learned Karate… lol).

Gen-Con post show updates

Well we are back from Gen Con 2016 with camera and bags loaded. It will take us a few days to get the footage out, the articles written, and the post mortem podcast out. It was a great show, and we already can't wait till next year (the 50th anniversary by the way). All the Con content is coming, however we are getting old and time is catching up with us. We hope you understand and will have it up soon.

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FOUR PAIZO EMPLOYEES AMONG GEN CON’S INDUSTRY INSIDER FEATURED PRESENTERS

REDMOND, WA (July 26, 2016): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, is honored to have four of its Pathfinder team members chosen by Gen Con to be among the Industry Insider Featured Presenters at this year’s convention, held in Indianapolis August 4 – 7, 2016.

F. Wesley Schneider is Paizo’s editor-in-chief and Pathfinder co-creator. Schneider is the author of dozens of Pathfinder game books, novels, and comics, and formerly served on the editorial staff of Dragon Magazine. A noted expert on horror, world-building, and storytelling, Schneider has also spoken at length on inclusivity and GLBTQ topics in gaming.

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