2018 Palladium Open House V.I.P. Thursday Admission

2018 Palladium Open House V.I.P. Thursday Admission
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Palladium Open House (POH)

April (19), 20, 21 & 22, 2018 – Westland, Michigan

  • 100+ Palladium gaming events.
  • Play in games run by Kevin Siembieda & other Palladium creators.
  • Enjoy Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournaments, games, products and demos.
  • Participate in panel talks and many question and answer chats.
  • Bring your favorite game books to get signed.
  • Meet Kevin Siembieda and the Palladium staff.
  • Meet Carmen Bellaire and many other Palladium creators.
  • Meet Sean Patrick Fannon, chief writer of Rifts® Savage Worlds (tentative).
  • Meet Ramon K. Perez, Marvel Comics artist – Spider-Man: Learning to Crawl and artist of many other comics and Palladium World Books (tentative).
  • Meet 30+ Palladium creators – the largest gathering of Palladium creators in the world! Most available every day, the entire day.
  • Meet fellow gamers from around the world.
  • Get autographs from all the Palladium creators.
  • Get new releases, back stock items and Palladium collectibles.
  • Get original artwork and limited edition prints.
  • Get rare collector items, first printings, and signed books.
  • Get T-shirts and specialty items.
  • Commission select artists to draw your favorite character.
  • “Live” Auction with rare collectibles and oddities.
  • Get the latest news and other insider info.
  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • Family reunion and party atmosphere.
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime.
  • Price of admission pays for all events!
  • Make hotel reservations no later than March 15, 2018 for Group Rate!

It all happens at the Palladium Open House (POH) – April 20-22, 2018 – 39074 Webb Court, Westland, Michigan, 48185 (plus April 19 for those attending VIP Thursday).

The Palladium Open House takes place at the Palladium warehouse and attracts people from across the country and around the world. Please spread the word and let gamers know, because this event only happens every few years. (The last one was in 2015.)

Game with the Game-Makers

We try to make every POH amazing and special. I mean, how often do any of us get to hang out with 30-40 Palladium creators or a few hundred gamers from around the globe? Only at the Palladium Open House, and it happens only once every few years. Where else can you ask the game creators for player tips, G.M. advice, or the back story behind your favorite games and characters?

The Palladium Open House is like a big family reunion or four day party. There have been good times and bad times, and through it all we had Palladium fans at our sides and helping out, so every POH is a celebration of YOU, our fans, as much as anything else. So if you can, please join us for what is going to be a Palladium gaming extravaganza.

Kevin Siembieda runs games, talks with fans, signs books, participates in panel talks and tries to be there for YOU from when the doors open till 11:00 PM every single day. And the same can be said of most of the Palladium personalities from around the world. Sit down with Kevin Siembieda, the Palladium staff and our creators to talk and laugh about almost anything. We’ve been told repeatedly by those who have attended past POHs that the atmosphere is more like a family reunion where they feel welcomed as friends.

What’s our secret? We’re gaming geeks like you, and we really are happy to see you. Whether you are someone we’ve come to know over the years and consider a friend, or a gamer we have never met before, we are happy to spend this special weekend of gaming with you.

That’s the beauty of the Open House, it’s not like a big convention. You get to spend quality time with Kevin, the Palladium staff and our many writers, artists and creators, up close and personal. We are happy to talk about gaming, the creative process, movies, comic books, writing, drawing, licensing, Hollywood, and just about anything else you might want to talk about. You can have in-depth conversations because the venue is so small and intimate, not at all like big conventions. And you do it all at the Palladium offices and warehouse where the magic happens.

This year, special guests are likely to include cover artist John Zeleznik, chief writer and mastermind behind Rifts® for Savage Worlds Sean Patrick Fannon, and Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man artist and long-time Palladium fan favorite artist, Ramon K. Perez. They are special guests, because it is difficult to get them to find the time to attend any gaming event, let alone all appear at the same event.

All in stock Palladium products are available for purchase, from prints and T-shirts to RPG books and coffee mugs. We always have a selection of new T-shirts and speciality items available for the first time ever at the Palladium Open House, too. There is also a wide range of original art, prints, and rare, signed and out of print book titles and unique collectibles available. Some of the rarest and most unique items offered in the live auction Saturday evening. IN ADDITION, many of the artists and writers bring original art, art prints and specialty items for sale from them individually, and some will do character sketches.

It all adds up to an incredible experience.

The price of admission covers ALL events. The price of admission gives you access to all the guests, Kevin and crew, as well as the gaming events (first come, first served), panel talks, auction and other activities. Three days of Palladium gaming, laughs and fun.

Please register for attendance soon to guarantee your admission, and so we know exactly how many games we need to keep everyone gaming and having fun. This helps us immensely. We can only accommodate around 300 people total – including 50 or so Palladium creators, helpers and staff.

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 . . .

  • Special Event: Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournament (and demos).
  • Special Event (Saturday): Live Auction – rare collectibles and original art including some Kevin Long Robotech® II: The Sentinels artwork, animation cells, and rare Kevin Siembieda artwork.
  • Open gaming at the warehouse. Sorry, no game room at hotels.
  • Live panel talks and interviews.
  • 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.
  • Meet 30+ Palladium creators – the largest gathering of Palladium creators in the world! Most available every day, the entire day.
  • Meet fans from across the USA and around the world – Canada, England, Germany, Spain, Uruguay, etc.
  • ALL events are covered under the price of admission.
  • Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 A.M. (possibly longer).
  • Palladium has limited space, so order your admissions now in case we sell out! Hotel too. The hotel does not charge your credit card till just before you arrive. Please spread the word, bring a friend, and have the time of your life.
  • MUST make hotel reservations by March 15 to guarantee getting a room and at the special Group Rate!

List of Tentative Palladium Artists, Writers & Personalities

30+ Palladium personalities have already “confirmed” they will be present. Only those with an asterisk remain “tentative” at this time.

  • 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!)
  • * Thomas Bartold (Defiler, Writer, Island at the Edge of the World) – “tentative”
  • Carmen Bellaire (Writer and Game Designer; Powers Unlimited 1-3, Splicers®, Naruni, RRT and more.)
  • Joseph Bergmans (Honorary Staff Member, Helper, Consultant)
  • James Brown (Game Master Supreme, Megaversal Ambassador)
  • * Kent Burles (Artist) – “tentative”
  • * Braden Campbell (Writer, Fleets, Thundercloud Galaxy™) – “tentative”
  • * Matthew Clements (Writer, Northern Gun™ 1 & 2) – “tentative”
  • * Steven Dawes (Writer, Dark Places™, The Rifter®) – “tentative”
  • Greg Diaczyk (Writer, Rifts® Lemuria, The Rifter®)
  • Mark Dudley (Artist and Game Master)
  • * Sean Patrick Fannon (Writer, Savage Rifts® RPG line) – “tentative”
  • Scott Gibbons (Staff, Manager, Game Master, Game Designer)
  • Carl Gleba (Writer, Secrets of the Atlanteans™, Minion War™ series, Hades, Dyval, and many others, and an awesome G.M.)
  • Chris Guertin (Honorary Staff Member/Helper)
  • * Irvin Jackson (Writer & Artist) – “tentative”
  • Patrick “Jake” Jakubowski (Megaversal Ambassador & Game Master)
  • Doug Lamberson (Honorary Staff Member/Helper)
  • “Madman” Mike Leonard (Artist and Writer)
  • * Allen Manning (Artist) – “tentative”
  • * Brian Manning (Artist) – “tentative”
  • Alex Marciniszyn (Staff Editor and Research)
  • Mike Mumah (Artist)
  • Mark Oberle (Writer, Nightbane® and Rifter®)
  • * Apollo Okamura (Artist) – “tentative”
  • Victor Peterson (Megaversal Ambassador & G.M.)
  • * Ramon K. Perez (Artist, Comic Books) – “tentative”
  • Jason Richards (Writer; Arzno, The Rifter®)
  • Ben Rodriguez (Artist)
  • Julius Rosenstein (Staff, Writer, Editor & Game Master)
  • Jeff “NMI” Ruiz (Palladium’s Online Administrator & MA)
  • Kevin Siembieda (Staff, Founder, Writer, Artist & Game Master)
  • Kathy Simmons (Staff, Order Processing & Customer Services)
  • Josh Sinsapaugh (Writer, Rifter® Contributor)
  • Wayne Smith (Staff, Editor, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rifter®)
  • Charles Walton II (Artist, Writer, Splicers)
  • Taylor White (Writer and Musician)
  • John Zeleznik (Cover Artist)
  • And more are likely to be added to this list

Note: You must RESERVE HOTEL ROOM by March 15, 2017 to guarantee a room and get the special Group Rate!

Price of Admission

Advance Ticket Purchase Guarantees Your AdmissionApril 20, 21 and 22, 2018 (VIP Night, Thursday, April 19, 2018 is an additional day and extra cost of $95).

$55 per person for the Three Day Weekend Pass (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) when ordered in advance per each individual. ($60 at the door and after April 20, 2015, if space is available.)

$30 per person for Friday, April 20, 9:00 AM till Closing (about midnight). Same price at the door, if space is available.

$30 per person for Saturday, April 21, 9:00 AM till Closing (about midnight). Same price at the door, if space is available.

$12 for Sunday, April 22, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Same price at the door, if space is available.

$95 additional for “VIP Night” – Thursday, April 19, 2018; 3:00 P.M. till about Midnight. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP Night is a special, one-evening event limited to around 100 gamers. You get the delicious dinner catered by Palladium’s very own Kathy Simmons (people rave about her food), plus you get an extra afternoon and evening of gaming, a more intimate chance to talk with Palladium staff, artists and writers, and first crack at rare collectibles, prints and original art. Note: VIP Thursday always sells out fast, so we will sell tickets now and hold 40% to sell at the end of January, 2018 ($95 Thursday only).

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, American Express and most credit cards are accepted. All Credit Card orders must include: Credit Card Number – Name on the card – Address of the Credit Cardholder – Expiration Date – Telephone Number of the cardholder and code on the back of the card.

By Telephone: Call (734) 721-2903 – have your credit card information ready and the name of each person in you group.

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 sold on a first come, first served basis, so get your reservations in as soon as possible! Due to limited space and parking, attendance is strictly limited to approximately 300 participants.

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. Credit Cards will be charged immediately.

All “advance” reservations must be in by April 2, 2018. A name must be assigned to each ticket. No refunds for cancellations after March 1, 2018. No refunds for no-shows.

Admission at the door is available, provided there is still room! Kathy Simmons will be handling reservations and tickets, so you know everything will be timely and organized.

Cancellation: You can cancel your Open House or V.I.P. order up to March 1, 2018 and get a FULL refund.

Hotel Reservations – March 15, 2018

Two hotels to choose from: Hampton Inn (upscale) or Red Roof Inn (no frills). Both very near Palladium (39074 Webb Court, Westland, Michigan 48185). Plenty of places to eat just down the road.

Hampton Inn & Suites – MUST reserve by March 15 to get Group Rate.

1950 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, MI 48187
Phone: 734-844-1111

  • $119.00 per night for two queen beds at the Hampton Inn and Suites (that’s two queen-sized beds!)
  • $129 per night for one “King Suite” at the Hampton Inn and Suites. One king bed and a pull out sofa, but PLEASE confirm that with the hotel.

Group Rate: Must ask for the “POH Group Rate” at the time of booking to ensure the correct lower rate will be quoted and billed to you.

Note: Free hot breakfast offered daily, free high-speed and wireless Internet access, and earn both HHonors points & airline miles.

POH Dates: April 20-22, 2018 + April 19 is VIP Night.

Red Roof Inn – MUST reserve by March 15 to get Group Rate.

39700 Ann Arbor Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170.
Phone: 734-459-3300

  • $49.95 per night (plus tax) at Red Roof Inn for two double beds or one queen bed. No frills hotel accommodations, great price.

Group Rate: Must ask for the “Palladium Books Group Rate” at the time of booking to ensure the correct lower rate will be quoted and billed to you.

Extend your stay at the same discount rate before or after the POH. Make sure the hotel knows you are coming in early or staying longer and want the “Palladium Books Group Rate” for your entire stay.

POH Dates: April 20-22, 2018 + April 19 is VIP Night.

Reserve your room as soon as possible. If you know you are coming, reserve your room NOW. The hotels do not charge your credit card till the day before the event and you can cancel up to three days before the event. No risk. No cost to you now. And you guarantee your room. Furthermore, the number of double beds is limited at both. Book your room NOW to get this great price and location (five minutes from the Palladium office). Special Group Rate ENDS March 15, 2018.

Airport Note: The hotels and Palladium’s warehouse are 15-20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) in Romulus, Michigan, near I-275. Detroit Metro is the airport you want to use.

Please tell others about the POH

Many Palladium fans don’t know anything about the Palladium Open House, so please tell them about this awesome event so they can join the fun. The more the merrier.

Open House Game Masters, earn a T-Shirt and 30% Discount

Run three or more games and get a FREE special G.M. T-shirt unveiled for the first time at the POH and a 30% Game Master Supreme discount on Palladium’s RPG books, T-shirts and most other items (sorry, excludes original art, limited editions, art prints, auction items and convention exclusive products). We need plenty of games to satisfy 300 gamers, so your help is appreciated and welcomed.

Contact us by telephone (734-721-2903) or by email at palladium-gm{at}palladiumbooks.com. Please contact us as SOON as possible. We want to post a schedule well in advance.

We’re hoping to offer more than 100 gaming events so we need experienced Game Masters to run Palladium events for all of our game lines – Robotech® and Rifts® to Nightbane® and After the Bomb®. Run three or more events to get that special, debut T-shirt and special G.M. Supreme discount.

Palladium Megaversal Ambassadors, Palladium creators, and any experienced Game Master planning to come to the 2018 Palladium Open House – please let us know if you are planning to run one or more gaming events. Thank you.



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.


By purchasing an admission 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.