PRESS RELEASE –
This coming weekend, Roll20, the leader in online tabletop roleplaying games, will host their second annual convention, Roll20CON. The free, two-day online convention will take place on June 24-25, 2017.
Roll20CON, which had its inaugural year in 2016, is a celebration of the 2.3 million members of the Roll20 Community. During the convention, all Roll20 users are provided with complimentary Plus-level features, including Dynamic Lighting and ad-free games, and encouraged to play as many games as they can!
Just as in 2016, Roll20 has partnered with Cybersmile, the international non-profit supporting victims of cyberbullying. Roll20 will host a Teespring campaign during the convention, proceeds from which will go directly to Cybersmile. Attendees will also be invited to make direct donations to Cybersmile throughout the convention; those that do will receive a complimentary art pack, exclusive to Roll20CON 2017, containing contributed art from popular community creators who sell their work on the Roll20 Marketplace.
As part of the anti-bullying message of Roll20CON, optional GM prompts are provided to unify the theme of the convention. The 2017 prompts are:
- Rose Colored Glasses: Strong use of a vision aid (monocle, spectacles, glasses, goggles, binoculars, crystal ball) to see something you would not have otherwise observed.
- Confuse Them With Kindness: If someone (PC or NPC) saves someone else, be sure to thank them for the rescue!
- Friends All Around: Be on the lookout for your buddies, old and new.
The community games of Roll20CON will be supplemented by two days of programmed live role-playing on twitch.tv/roll20app. Nadja “Tristarae” Otikor, Associate Programming Manager at Twitch Studios and GM on the Twitch content group Misscliks, will host the livestream. Roll20 GM-in-Residence Adam “skinnyghost” Koebel will GM the final games on both days, closing out the programmed events.
Other Game Masters who will appear on the livestream during Roll20CON are:
- Neal G. Erickson (Koibu): Partnered Twitch streamer, GM and member of Misscliks.
- RandomTuesday: Partnered Twitch streamer, cosplayer, and Game Master.
- Dina/Alex (SkulldelaCreme): Game artist and narrative designer.
- EricVulgaris: Independent tabletop designer, streamer, and show producer for Misscliks.
To learn more about Roll20CON, charity donation opportunities, and to see the full schedule of live-streamed games, go to roll20con.net!