2K and Firaxis Holding the First Ever 'Firaxicon' on September 27
If you're a Civlization and/or Sid Meier fan, you're going to want to pay attention. Firaxis Games, the studio behind the Civlization series, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Pirates!, Railroads, and more, has announced its first ever games convention, Firaxicon. Taking place in Hunt Valley, Maryland, the event includes: a meet and greet with members of the Firaxis Games team; "An Evening with Sid Meier" featuring an exclusive presentation by Sid; the first ever XCOM: EU Invitational Tournament with a chance to win The Golden Muton; a tour of the Firaxis Games office; hours of "panels, presentations and more"; playing boardgames against/with Firaxis Games' designers; unique Firaxicon swag; access to Firaxis Games merchandise; dinner and drinks Saturday night at the Firaxis Feast; and the fortune of playing Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth almost a month before release!
Tickets to Firaxicon cost a mere $40, but must be purchased in advance at the link below; no tickets will be available at the door. Aside from the tour of the Firaxis Games office, the rest of the event takes place at the Embassy Suites Baltimore - North/Hunt Valley, in Cockeysville, Maryland, just north of Baltimore. Firaxicon officially kicks off Saturday, September 27 at 10AM, and runs 24 hours straight until shutting down on Sunday morning at 10AM. If you're not keen on pulling an all-nighter, official events end Saturday night; only "unofficial" gaming sessions continue beyond that point until the 10AM "hard stop."
Source: Official Event Site