F. Wesley Schneider is Editor-in-Chief at Paizo Inc., co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and author of dozens of Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons adventures and accessories. Beyond roleplaying games, he's written a variety of short stories, video game dialog, and tabletop game designs.

Wes has strong opinions about horror, world-building, and storytelling, and has spoken at length on inclusively and LGBTQ topics in gaming—most notably at Gen Con's annual Queer as a Three-Sided Die series.

His novel, Bloodbound, released in December 2015, while his most recent major roleplaying offerings include The Hellfire Compact and In Search of Sanity from Paizo Inc.

Wes lives outside Seattle with his husband and a particularly unlucky black cat.

Below you can find notes on some of Wes's recent appearances as a convention guest or speaker.

You can contact Wes here.

Recent Convention Guest Appearances

Wes has recently been a guest or speaker at the following events.

Speaking & Seminars

Recorded seminars and events are linked below.

2016

Awards

Awards Wes has won or award-winning projects he's been a part of.

2016

  • Brilliant Moon Award, Darkest Goth Magazine — Pathfinder Tales: Bloodbound (author)
  • ENnie Award, Best Adventure (silver) — Dracula Dossier: Director's Handbook (contributor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Free Product (gold) — Pathfinder Modules: We Be Goblins Free (editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Best Monster/Adversary Product (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 5 (contributor & editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Best Writing (gold) — Dracula Dossier: Director's Handbook (contributor)
  • ENnie Award, Product of the Year (gold) — Dracula Dossier: Director's Handbook (contributor)
  • ENnie Award, Fan Choice Best Publisher (gold) — Paizo Publishing (editor-in-chief)

2015

  • ENnie Award, Best Aid/Accessory (gold) — Deluxe Harrow Deck (designer & editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Fan Choice Best Publisher (silver) — Paizo Publishing (editor-in-chief)

2014

  • ENnie Award, Best Aid/Accessory (nominee) — Kobold Guide to Magic (contributor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Free Product (gold) — Pathfinder Modules: We Be Goblins Too (editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Best Monster/Adversary Product (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 4 (contributor & editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Supplement (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: Ultimate Campaign (contributor & editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Fan Choice Best Publisher (gold) — Paizo Publishing (editor-in-chief)

2013

  • ENnie Award, Best Adventure (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition (contributor & editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Best Monster/Adversary Product (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: NPC Codex (editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Best Monster/Adversary Product (silver) — Pathfinder RPG: Inner Sea Bestiary (contributor & editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Best Setting (gold) — Magnimar: City of Monuments (original design & editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Product of the Year (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: NPC Codex (editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Fan Choice Best Publisher (gold) — Paizo Publishing (editor-in-chief)

2012

  • ENnie Award, Best Free Product (gold) — Pathfinder Modules: We Be Goblins (editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Best Production Values (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: Beginner Box (editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Product of the Year (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: Beginner Box (editor-in-chief)
  • ENnie Award, Fan Choice Best Publisher (gold) — Paizo Publishing (editor-in-chief)

2011

  • ENnie Award, Best Adventure (gold) — Pathfinder Adventure Path: The Haunting of Harrowstone (contributor & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Cartography (gold) — Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Poster Map Folio (contributor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Monster/Adversary Product (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 2 (contributor & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Production Values (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 2 (contributor & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Supplement (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: Advanced Player's Guide (contributor & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Product of the Year (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: Advanced Player's Guide (contributor & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Fan Choice Best Publisher (gold) — Paizo Publishing (managing editor)

2010

  • ENnie Award, Best Game (gold) — Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (co-creator, contributor, & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Adventure (gold) — Pathfinder Adventure Path: Stolen Land (contributor & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Aid or Accessory (gold) — Pathfinder GM Screen (managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Free Product (gold) — Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide Playtest (managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Monster/Adversary Product (gold) — Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary (contributor & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Monster/Adversary Product (silver) — Pathfinder Chronicles: Classic Horrors Revisited (contributor & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Production Values (gold) — Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (co-creator, contributor, & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Product of the Year (gold) — Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (co-creator, contributor, & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Fan Choice Best Publisher (gold) — Paizo Publishing (managing editor)

2009

  • ENnie Award, Best Adventure (gold) — Pathfinder Adventure Path: Howl of the Carrion King (contributor & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Setting (gold) — Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting (contributor & managing editor)
  • ENnie Award, Fan Choice Best Publisher (silver) — Paizo Publishing (managing editor)

2008

  • ENnie Award, Best Cartography (honorable mention) — Pathfinder Chronicles: Korvosa (city map designer)
  • ENnie Award, Best Adventure (gold) — Pathfinder Adventure Path # 1: Burnt Offerings, Paizo Publishing (contributor & editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Adventure (nominee) — Pathfinder Adventure Path # 8: Seven Days to the Grave, Paizo (author)
  • ENnie Award, Best Monster/Adversary (gold) — Pathfinder Chronicles: Classic Monsters Revisited (editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Setting (gold) — Pathfinder Chronicles: Gazetteer (contributor & editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Aid/Accessory (gold) — Pathfinder Chronicles: Harrow Deck (designer & editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best Free Product (gold) — Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Alpha, Paizo (editor)
  • ENnie Award, Best d20/d20 OGL Product (honorable mention) — Pathfinder Adventure Path # 1: Burnt Offerings (contributor & editor)
  • ENnie Award, Product of the Year (nominee) — Pathfinder Adventure path #8: “Seven Days to the Grave” (author)
  • ENnie Award, Fan Choice Best Publisher (gold) — Paizo Publishing (associate editor)

2007

  • ENnie Award, Best Adventure (nominee) — Dungeon Crawl Classics 34: Cage of Delirium (author)

2006

  • ENnie Award, Best Supplement (Gold) — Dragon Compendium Vol. 1 (contributor)

2005

  • ENnie Award, Best Publisher (Silver) — Paizo Publishing (assistant editor)

2004

  • ENnie Award, Best Rules Supplement (Silver) — Torn Asunder: Critical Hits (contributor)

2002

  • ENnie Award, Best Monster Supplement (Gold) — Creature Collection II: Dark Menagerie (contributor)

 

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