Civilization Dev Opening Its Doors for First-Ever Firaxicon, Tickets On Sale Now

Firaxis Games to hold inaugural event September 27-28 in Maryland; includes "Evening with Sid Meier" presentation.

Civilization series developer Firaxis Games has announced that it will hold its first-ever "Firaxicon"--an official gathering to celebrate all things Firaxis Games--on September 27 and September 28. The event will take place at the Embassy Suites Baltimore, and you can buy tickets--said to be "strictly limited"--today for $40.

Firaxicon attendees will get to meet and greet some of the members of the Firaxis Games team, and a special "Evening with Sid Meier" presentation will be held. You'll also get to play the upcoming PC game Civilization: Beyond Earth and get a tour of the Firaxis Games office.

The special, two-day event will also include "hours" of panels and presentations focused on Firaxis Games. In addition, you'll have an opportunity to play board games against (and alongside) Firaxis Games designers, and everyone who attends will leave with unique Firaxicon swag.

Your $40 Firaxicon ticket gets you into the event, dinner and drinks during the "Firaxis Feast," and the aforementioned Firaxicon swag. You need to buy tickets in advance, as they will not be sold at the door. If you're under 18, you'll need to be accompanied by an adult.

If you're travelling to the event and need a place to stay, a limited number of discounted rooms are available for $119/night. You can book them at the special price through this link. More information about Firaxicon can be found at the event's website.

Other big-name developers that hold their own events include World of Warcraft creator Blizzard Entertainment (BlizzCon) and Minecraft studio Mojang (Minecon).

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

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13 comments
cee59
cee59

Civilization Revolution was one of my favorite games for xbox 360, Really sucks for me that everything is PC only

grenadehh
grenadehh

Pretty sure Firaxis isn't big enough for it's own con.


Seems lately too many developers have been playing Game Dev Tycoon instead of being Game Devs.

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

Holy crap. That is where I stayed after my brother's wedding. It is a very nice hotel. And the reception was at the Grand Mason's Lodge which is right near it. I might actually consider going to this. Hunt Valley is a very nice area.

Sgt-Damain
Sgt-Damain

Umm...let's spend $40 for a ticket and $119 on a hotel so we can listen to someone talk about a $59 game, right...

Boddicker
Boddicker

I hope someone posts the question to Sid Meier on why he completely abandoned XCOM: EW. 


It's shamefully buggy and has a few gamebreaking bugs in there.  Not one patch has been released for console versions.

prats93
prats93

Featuring lots of bugs.

homey_d_clown
homey_d_clown

Just went online and purchased my tickets, hopefully it's a good show.

Support your local Dev's!

daabulls23
daabulls23

Also, this is in Hunt Valley, not Baltimore.

daabulls23
daabulls23

I wonder if there will be presentations about animal husbandry and iron working.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

I envy whoever gets to meet Sid.

Stepn2myworld
Stepn2myworld

@grenadehh Civilization is an important franchise to PC Gaming, especially turn-based gaming in general; however, they are essentially known for ONE franchise. Perhaps, they are trying raise the level of awareness for the upcoming Beyond Earth.  

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

@MAD_AI I met him one time at a Developers Conference...he doesnt look the part, but he is a very engaging individual.