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Civilization studio Firaxis Games annouces the first-ever Firaxicon convention

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Firaxicon is coming! But while it may sound like Firkraag's big brother has finally launched his quest for vengeance against the child of Gorion, it is in fact the first-ever videogame convention devoted solely to Firaxis Games, the studio behind the Sid Meier's Civilization series. And yes, it is official.

The question of its legitimacy is a fair one in light of the recent situation with Mineorama , but given that it's being promoted on the Firaxis Facebook page , this one appears to be on the up-and-up. It offers some pretty good reasons to attend, too, including a tour of the Firaxis offices, early hands-on time with Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, panels, presentations, a meet-and-greet with various members of the team and "An Evening With Sid Meier," featuring an "exclusive presentation" by the man himself.

Firaxicon runs September 27-28 at the Embassy Suites Baltimore in Cockeysville, MD. Tickets are $40 each, which includes access to all events, dinner and drinks at the Saturday night "Firaxis Feast," and some swag, and are only being sold in advance; if you show up at the door without one, you're not getting in. Order links and other details are available now at Eventbrite .

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