Last year was the first-ever Firaxicon, a convention dedicated to all things Firaxis, with activities including panels and presentations, advance hands-on time with Civilization: Beyond Earth, and "An Evening With Sid Meier." It must have gone over pretty well, because 2K Games announced today that it's doing it again this year.
Attendees of the second annual Firaxicon—and yes, it's now officially described as an annual deal—will have the opportunity to take part in a meet-and-greet with members of the Firaxis development team, attend panels hosted by the lead developers of XCOM and Civilization: Beyond Earth as well as Firaxis Creative Director Sid Meier, play pre-release versions of Civilization: Beyond Earth—Rising Tide and XCOM 2, do some board gaming with the Firaxis staff, and take part in various "community giveaways, challenges, and competitions," with XCOM and Civilization-themed prizes.
"Firaxicon provides us with a rare opportunity to sit down and talk with the people who enjoy our games most," Meier said. "This has quickly become one of the studio’s most popular events of the year. Our team members very much look forward to giving the fans an in-depth look at our latest projects this fall."
This year's Firaxicon will be a one-day event, running on October 3 in Baltimore, MD. Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased through Eventbrite.