Tickets for PDXCON -- Paradox’s public celebration of their global community of fans and players -- will go on sale on February 08, 2018. Taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, the event gives players the chance to meet the creators of various Paradox' games, mingle with other members of the community, and find out exclusive news about current and future titles.
According to the press release, there will three tiers of tickets available to the public (I've added the prices from Paradox websites in parenthesis):
- The basic “Baron” ticket (95 EUR) will grant visitors an all-access pass to the convention on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, along with an exclusive PDXCON goodie bag, access to special multiplayer events and on-site beta titles, and more.
- The premium “King” ticket (195 EUR) will receive everything that comes with the Baron, along with special Friday activities at the Paradox Interactive offices, plus a larger goodie bag and unique in-game items for Crusader Kings II.
- For those who splurge on the exclusive “Emperor” ticket (495 EUR), a set of personal workshops with the Paradox developers awaits, alongside discounts on upcoming Paradox titles, included meals at the convention, and even addition of their personally designed characters to a Paradox game – plus much more.
Purchases made in February will be cheaper than ones made after. More info about the tickets can be found at the event's official website.
Last year was the first ever PDXCON, and it clearly went well enough to warrant a second one. We'll be there this year -- yours truly, probably -- reporting from the scene with all the goodies.
In the meanwhile, take a look at this interesting promo Paradox put out in anticipation of the event. Shipping the idea that they make the games and players make the stories, it features several characters from Paradox games in a pub talking about the smartest (and weirdest) moves they've ever saw their players pull, while some Wizards chat at the bar to the sound of Magicka's banana party. Check it out: