2015 Palladium Open House Weekend Admission


2015 Palladium Open House Weekend Admission
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2015 Palladium Open House

Three days of nonstop gaming & fun

May 15-17, 2015 – At the Palladium Offices & Warehouse in Michigan

The Palladium Open House is an increasingly rare event. The last one was held in 2012. It is also limited, as we can only accommodate around 350 people total – including 30-50 Palladium creators and staff. By the way, that’s more creators assembled in on place than any game convention we have ever attended.

The Palladium Open House (POH) is unlike anything you have ever attended. It is more like a big family reunion or 3-4 day party than a game convention. It has a friendly, family feel, Kevin Siembieda and all the Palladium creators are present the entire time and it’s three days (four for those attending VIP Thursday) of gaming, laughter and wonderful memories. People talk about the Open House they attend for years, and people come from around the world. The last POH was in 2012. We don’t know when the next one may be. Join the fun while you can.

* 100+ Gaming Events:

  • After the Bomb®
  • Beyond the Supernatural™
  • Dead Reign™
  • Heroes Unlimited™
  • Nightbane®
  • Ninjas & Superspies™
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®
  • Phase World®/Three Galaxies™
  • Rifts®
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth®
  • Robotech®
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™
  • Splicers®
  • and more . . .

* Plus open gaming at the main site and designated hotel.

* Game with the very people who make your favorite games and sourcebooks like Kevin Siembieda, Julius Rosenstein, Brandon Aten, Carmen Bellaire, Matthew Clements, Greg Diaczyk, Carl Gleba, and others.

* No fees for the individual games or panel talks. ALL events are covered under the price of admission.

* Meet 40+ Palladium creators – the largest gathering of Palladium creators in the world! Most available every day, the entire day.

* Chat with Palladium artists and writers from across the country.

* Get autographs from all the Palladium creators.

* Live panel talks and interviews.

* Events from 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. (possibly longer). For you all-night gamers, gaming continues at the hotel.

* Live auction (Saturday evening) with rare, out of print books, original artwork, proofreader copies of manuscripts, collectibles, books from the Erick Wujcik collection, and more.

* Get new releases, back stock items and Palladium collectibles.

* Get original artwork and limited edition prints.

* See (and play games in) the Palladium warehouse.

* Get a tour of the Palladium offices.

* Intimate setting. Easy access to Palladium creators.

* Held at the Palladium warehouse and offices.

* Meet fans from across the USA and around the world – Canada, England, Germany, Spain, Uruguay, etc.

* Game events by James Brown, Lonnie Langston, Bill Korsak, and other members of the Megaversal Ambassadors.

* Events run by G.M.s who are the very designers, writers and artists who make the games, at the place where the magic happens.

* This is not a media event. It is a role-playing game event. That means ROLE-PLAYING GAMES for three days straight! (And for those of you who can make it, VIP Thursday too.)

Open Gaming

In addition to scheduled games there is an area for “open gaming” for ANYBODY who wants to start a game. So Game Masters, bring your books, dice and adventure notes and be ready to game.

Palladium role-playing games and the RPG experience. Meet and game with players from around the world, try new ideas, and play favorite games.

Start planning NOW! We plan to make the 2015 Palladium Open House as fun and memorable as ever, so start making your plans now. Also spread the word, bring a friend, and have the time of your life.

Come home to Palladium – May 14-17, 2015

The Palladium Open House (POH) is not a game convention. It is a gathering of friends who spend the weekend playing Palladium role-playing games, telling stories, laughing and having fun. Seriously, the POH is more like a family reunion. We are inviting you into our home – the Palladium warehouse and offices – where we make you feel like our welcomed guests.

Kevin Siembieda, the Palladium staff and all our freelance writers, artists and Game Masters are fan boys and gamers just like you. And that means they are there with you running games, chatting, telling stories, helping out, signing books and clowning around right in the thick of things all day long. That’s right, unless they are running an event, you have access to Kevin and crew the entire day. What other gaming event is there where you can hang with the people who make the games you enjoy for 10-15 hours? None.

How can that be? Because we are all gaming nerds and geeks just like the rest of you. We love to play games, trade game stories, share secrets, talk about comic books and movies, and have fun with other members of the Palladium family – you.

Limited space and parking. Attendance is limited to around 300 people. Having sufficient parking is becoming a big issue, so you may have to car pool from the hotel as it is.

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Meet Dozens of Palladium Creators

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One of the most unique aspects of the Palladium Open House is the wide availability you have to Palladium creators. Kevin, the Palladium staff and all of our freelance writers, artists, Rifter contributors, and personalities are there with you the entire weekend.

That’s right. You get to walk up and shake hands and chat, sign autographs and spend one-on-one time with Palladium staff members, writers, artists, contributors, or Defilers, one-on-one (or in a small group) for 10-20-30 minutes at a time (sometimes longer). Likewise, you may get to play in a game run by a Palladium creator like Kevin Siembieda, Carmen Bellaire, Matthew Clements, Julius Rosenstein, Matt Balent, Carl Gleba, Jason Richards, Brandon Aten, Greg Diaczyk, Steven Dawes, Braden Campbell and others. Ask questions, participate in panel discussions, and maybe get a tour of the Palladium offices by Kevin Siembieda himself.

That’s the beauty of a small, intimate gathering like the Palladium Open House, you actually get to meet and spend time with the people who make the games you enjoy.

If the Crisis of Treachery and the loss of so many beloved Palladium creators have taught us anything, it is not to take any of this for granted. It could all be gone in the blink of an eye. Take advantage of attending this unique event while you can. It’s a memory you’ll cherish for years to come.

The Palladium Crew

40+ Palladium creators and staff is the largest gathering of Palladium game designers, writers, artists, creators personalities on the planet! ALL available to chat, sign autographs and game.

  • Kevin Siembieda (Founder, President, Writer, Artist, Game Designer)
  • Wayne Smith (Editor, Typesetter, Editor-in-Chief of The Rifter®)
  • Julius Rosenstein (Proofreader, G.M. Supreme, Defiler)
  • Alex Marciniszyn (Editor, Researcher, Online Mod, and Defiler)
  • Kathy Simmons (Customer Relations and Order Department)
  • Matthew Clements (Writer and Editor)
  • Jeff Burke (Robotech® Expert, Customer Relations and Artist)
  • Thomas Bartold (Online Mod, Troubleshooter and Defiler)
  • Rex Barkdoll (Website Designer)

“Tentative” Palladium Creators, Artists, Writers & Personalities:

  • Amy L. Ashbaugh (Artist)
  • Brandon Aten (Writer; Triax 2, Madhaven, The Sovietski, The Rifter®)
  • Matthew Balent (Author of Weapons & Armor, Weapons & Castles, Monsters and Animals, and other titles; he was present at the start of Palladium Books!)
  • Carmen Bellaire (Writer; Powers Unlimited 1-3, Splicers®)
  • Joseph Bergmans (Honorary Staff Member, Helper and Consultant)
  • James Brown (Game Master Supreme, Megaversal Ambassador)
  • Kent Burles (Artist)
  • Nick Bradshaw (Artist)
  • Braden Campbell (Writer; Fleets, Thundercloud Galaxy, The Rifter®)
  • Steven Dawes (Writer; Dark Places, The Rifter®)
  • Greg Diaczyk (Writer; Rifts Lemuria and The Rifter®)
  • Mark Dudley (Artist)
  • Carl Gleba (Writer; Megaverse in Flames, Minion War series, and many others, and awesome G.M.)
  • Chris Guertin (Honorary Staff Member/Helper)
  • Jeffry Scott Hansen (Writer & Author; Warpath)
  • Irvin Jackson (Writer & Artist)
  • Doug Lamberson (Honorary Staff Member/Helper; tentative)
  • Lonnie Langston (G.M. and Megaversal Ambassador; tentative)
  • “Madman” Mike Leonard (Artist and Writer)
  • Allen Manning (Artist)
  • Brian Manning (Artist)
  • Mike Majestic (Artist)
  • Mike Mumah (Artist)
  • Apollo Okamura (Artist)
  • John Philpott (Writer)
  • Ben Rodriguez (Artist)
  • Jeff “NMI” Ruiz (Palladium Online Administrator)
  • Charles Walton (Artist)
  • Taylor White (Writer and Musician)

And we’ll try to get folks like Tanya Ramsey, Scott Johnson, John Zeleznik, Mark Evans, Mike Wilson, Glen Evans, Wayne Breaux Jr., Ramon Perez, Jason Richards and others to join the fun as well.

Note: No Costume Contest. We’re skipping the costume contest, unless we hear from a large number of you who were planning to compete.

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Price of Admission

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Advance Ticket Purchase Guarantees Your Admission – May 15, 16 & 17, 2015 (VIP Night, May 14, 2015 is an additional day and extra cost of $87).

  • 3-Day Weekend Admission: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – $45 per person
  • Friday Only – $25
  • Saturday Only – $25
  • Sunday Only (the day ends at 5:00 PM) – $12
  • VIP Thursday (this is an ADDITIONAL cost) – $87 – if you are planning to attend the rest of the weekend, you’ll need to get a weekend admission as well. VIP Thursday is limited to 100 people plus the Palladium Staff and Freelancers. You get the delicious meal catered by Palladium’s very own Kathy Simmons (people rave about her meal), plus you get an extra afternoon and evening of gaming (opens late afternoon), a more intimate chance to talk with Palladium staff, artists and writers, and first crack at rare collectibles, prints and original art.

$45 per person for the Three Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) when ordered in advance per each individual. ($60 at the door and after March 31, 2015, if space is available.)

$25 for Friday, 9:00 AM till Closing (about midnight). Same price at the door, if space is available.

$25 for Saturday, 9:00 AM till Closing (about midnight). Same price at the door, if space is available.

$12 for Sunday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Same price at the door, if space is available.

$87 additional for VIP Night – Thursday – May 14, 2014. The VIP Night always sells out within weeks, so make your reservation as soon as possible. First-come, first-served. VIP Night is a special, one-evening event limited to around 100 gamers – 60 are available right now. VIP Thursday, May 14, 2014: 3:00 P.M. till 12:00 P.M. This event sells out every year in a week or two (sometimes in a day or two). NOTE: As has become tradition, we hold a number of VIP slots to be offered at a later date – typically February – so that gamers who decide to attend at a later date have a chance at getting into the coveted VIP Night too. There are more details about VIP Night later in this description.

Methods of Payment

Placing Your Order: Please include your FULL address and apartment number. Also include the complete NAME of EACH person you are ordering a ticket for, as well as your telephone number in case there is a problem and we need to contact you.

Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard and most credit cards are accepted. All Credit Card orders must include: Credit Card No. – Name on the card – Address of the Credit Cardholder – Expiration Date – Telephone Number of the cardholder.

By Telephone: Call (734) 721-2903 – have your credit card information ready. You may place your reservation online in a similar way as placing a book order or you may use Palladium’s order line (734) 721-2903.

Check or Money Order by Mail: Sent via the USPS or other delivery service. Send check or money order to:

            Palladium Books
           Dept. POH
           39074 Webb Court
           Westland, MI 48185-7606

Please include your FULL address and apartment number. Also include the complete NAME of EACH person you are ordering a ticket for, as well as your telephone number in case there is a problem and we need to contact you.

All tickets are be sold on a first come, first served basis, so get your reservations in as soon as possible! Due to space and parking limitations and safety concerns, attendance will be limited to approximately 350 admission tickets.

Cancellation: You can cancel your Open House or V.I.P. order up to March 1, 2015 and get a FULL refund. But please don’t place an order unless you REALLY think you’ll be able to attend.

Order early to guarantee your place at the 2015 Palladium Open House. Ordering early also gets you a lower cost, low number on your event badge, and peace of mind.

We NEED to know in advance how many gamers are coming so we have enough games and events to keep everyone busy. The sooner you order, the better for Palladium. Credits Cards will be charged immediately, but you can get a refund up to March 1, 2015.

All “advance” reservations must be in by April 12, 2015; after that it is pay at the door. A name must be assigned to each ticket. No refunds for cancellations after March 1, 2015. No refunds for no-shows. Tickets will be available at the door, provided there is still room! Limited to around 350 people. Kathy Simmons will be handling reservations and tickets, so you know everything will be timely and organized.

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V.I.P. Thursday – An afternoon

& night event (an additional cost)

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V.I.P. Night (3:00 P.M. to 11:55 P.M.): An evening with Kevin Siembieda, the Palladium staff and two dozen or more freelancers. Limited to around 100 lucky individuals. Sixty VIP tickets are available now. Twenty will be held till February, 2015.

V.I.P. Thursday includes:

* Dinner (5:30 P.M.; no extra charge) with Kevin, the Palladium Staff and at least 20 other Palladium creators (freelance artists and writers).

* Snacks and soft drinks (no extra charge).

* First crack at buying products, artwork, rare items, etc.

* Private tour of the Palladium offices by Kevin Siembieda (worth it alone to see the artwork hanging on the walls and hear Kevin’s stories).

* An intimate setting where you can chat with dozens of Palladium creators.

* Open Talk presented by Kevin Siembieda in which he will introduce the many members of the Palladium crew, talk about the latest goings-on, and then open to questions and answers. Any question may be “asked,” though we can’t promise all will be answered.

* 8-9 hours of gaming or hanging out and chatting with Kevin and the Palladium crew.

Held at the Palladium Warehouse & Offices – 39074 Webb Court, Westland, Michigan 48185-7606.

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Open House Hotel

$109.00 per night – Reserve your room as soon as possible

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If you know you are coming, reserve your room NOW. The hotel does not charge your credit card till the day of the event and you can cancel up to a few days before the event. No risk. No cost to you now. And you guarantee your room. Furthermore, the number of double beds is limited. Book your room NOW to get this great price and location (five minutes from the Palladium office).

Hotel information:

$109.00 (plus tax) per night at the Comfort Inn, a.k.a. “Plymouth Clock Tower Hotel.” That’s $109 (plus tax) for a room with two queen beds or one king with a sofa that has a pull-out sleeper. ALL rooms have a micro-fridge, FREE high-speed wired/wireless Internet and there is a FREE hot breakfast from 6 A.M. to 10 A.M. near the lobby.

Comfort Inn

40455 Ann Arbor Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 734-455-8100

Group Code: Palladium Books – you MUST request the Group Code “Palladium Books” at the time of booking to ensure the correct rate will be quoted and billed to you.

Dates of the 2015 Palladium Open House (POH): May 15-17 (May 14 is VIP Thursday), 2015. May 14 V.I.P. Night.

- Large meeting room with tables and chairs for eight additional gaming tables for all-night gaming; provided a Palladium agent is present in the room.

- Plenty of places to eat just down the road (Denny’s, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, 275 Restaurant, and many others).

- Palladium Books – 39074 Webb Court – Westland, MI 48185

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Is it really worth coming? May 15-17, 2015

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Absolutely. You can read about past Open House events in the online boards of the Palladium website. Gamers from coast to coast and from as far away as Australia have visited in the past, and come back the next year, so it must have been worthwhile!

Spread the word, fill your cars with friends or family and join the fun. Kevin and all of the Palladium staff and freelancers want to leave you with the best gaming experience of your life.

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POH Game Masters Needed!!!!

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If you are a quality Game Master with experience, you are coming to the Palladium Open House, and would like to run one or more gaming events at the POH, please contact us as soon as possible.

We especially want our “creators” – freelance writers and artists – and Megaversal Ambassadors, to run several events throughout the Open House. I’ll be running 2-4 a day, depending on the day.

G.M.s who are scheduled, in advance (PLEASE, no later than March 15, 2015), to run 3 or more events will get a special T-shirt and a 30% discount on all Palladium product purchases (does NOT apply to auction items, concessions, toys, prints or artwork).

What we will need from G.M.s:

  • RPG/world setting (Rifts®, Robotech®, HU2, Fantasy, BTS, Ninjas & Superspies, etc.).
  • Game Description: A brief, but dynamic description of the game.
  • Maximum number of players: 6-10 is typical, but run what YOU feel comfortable with running.
  • Running time: 3-4 hours is typical, and best for these kinds of events, longer can be a problem.
  • What days you can run: VIP Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
  • When: Do you have a preferred time of day you want to run? If so, what is it (10 AM, noon, 8:00 PM, what)? If we can not give you that time slot will you run earlier or later?
  • Multiple games: If you are running multiple times, is it the same game? If different games, provide all this information for EACH.
  • Please bring pre-rolled “player” character sheets: Pre-rolled character sheets/descriptions for each player is strongly advised. Why waste time rolling up characters? Let’s game!
  • Minimum age of the players: Especially if the game has mature content or extreme violence. Please indicate if it is not suitable for players under the age of 17.
  • YOUR T-shirt size: You will want this shirt.
  • I.D. & contact info:
    Your real name
    Street address
    Telephone/Cell number (an alternative number optional)
    Email address

NOTE: If you commit to running games at the POH you must be serious and MUST be available to run your games. Do not disappoint gamers from around the globe by being unprepared or absent. You also have to purchase your own admission ticket.

Send Game Event e-mails to palladium-gm@palladiumbooks.com

– or call – (734) 721-2903 – and ask for Wayne, Jeff, Julius or Alex.

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POH Volunteers Needed!

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We will need volunteers to help us set up, handle admissions (confirming I.D.s, handing out name badges), store/sales assistance/restocking shelves, collecting garbage, gopher, general assistance, parking lot, etc.

You’ll get a volunteer’s badge and select perks that may include a product discount percentage commensurate with the amount of work and hours put in. NOTE: If you volunteer, please show up. Volunteers have to purchase their own admission ticket.


Important Note: For legal reasons, we must ask all potential guests of the Palladium Open House to read the following Consent to Participate and Release of Liability agreement. By purchasing a ticket to the Open House, you duly agree to accept the terms within this Release. If you don't accept the terms, please do NOT purchase a ticket. Thank you.


CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE AND RELEASE LIABILITY

By purchasing this ticket(s), I/we do hereby state that I/we wish to participate in activities sponsored by the internationally known role-playing game publisher, Palladium Books, Inc., a Michigan corporation (hereafter "Palladium").

I/we understand that attendance and all activities are VOLUNTARY and that I/we do not have to attend or participate unless I/we choose to do so. I/we understand that by attending the Palladium Open House and participating in panel talks and gaming events that I/we voluntarily accept and assume the risk to myself or damage to or loss of my property. I/we understand and agree that Palladium is not liable for any loss or damage to my/our person, vehicle or property.

I/we understand and agree that Palladium does NOT provide any insurance coverage for my person or my property. I/we acknowledge that I/we am responsible for my safety and my own health care needs, and for the protection of my/our vehicle and property.

In exchange for allowing me/us to participate in the Open House activities and events, I/we agree to release from liability, agree to indemnify, and hold harmless Palladium Books Inc., and any Palladium agent, officer, employee or volunteer worker acting within the scope of their duties, for any injury to my person or damage or loss of property.

This Release shall be binding upon myself/ourselves, successors in interest, and/or any person(s) suing on my/our behalf. We further agree that any disagreements under this agreement shall be resolved under the laws of, and in courts located in, the State of Michigan.

I/we am at least 18 years old and have read and understood this document, and if under the age of 18, I have had my parent or legal guardian read, approve and accept the terms of this Release. I/we voluntarily agree to it as is acknowledged by the purchasing of this ticket. I/we understand that this document is complete unto itself and that any oral promises or representations made to me/us concerning this document and/or its terms are not binding upon Palladium, its officers, agents, employees or volunteer workers. If asked, I/we agree to sign a copy of this Release at the Open House location.

I/WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS RELEASE AND ALL ITS TERMS AND EXECUTE IT WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF ITS MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE.

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