Get Ready for Pyrkon 2024: A Multi-Genre Convention for Fantasy and Science Fiction Fans


The Pyrkon 2024 is around the corner! Whether you’re a die-hard fan of RPGs, wargames, manga & anime or pop culture or simply want to hang out and have fun, Pyrkon is the place to be. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with an incredible lineup of guests, events, and activities that will captivate and inspire attendees from around the world.

What is Pyrkon?

For those unfamiliar, Pyrkon is one of Europe’s largest fan conventions, held annually in Poznań, Poland. It’s a vibrant gathering that celebrates all things geeky—from literature and movies to games and cosplay. Since its inception in 2000, Pyrkon has grown exponentially, drawing tens of thousands of visitors each year. The convention offers a unique opportunity for fans to immerse themselves in their favorite worlds, meet like-minded enthusiasts, and interact with creators and stars from various genres.

Pyrkon 2023 Highlights

When and Where?

Pyrkon 2024 will take place from June 14th to 16th at the Poznań International Fair in Poland. This central location provides ample space for the expansive program and numerous exhibitors, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Guest Lineup

One of the highlights of Pyrkon is its stellar lineup of guests. While the full list is still under wraps, the organizers have hinted at appearances by renowned authors, actors, artists, and game developers. Past years have seen the likes of fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, comic book legend Simon Bisley, and beloved actors from popular series. Stay tuned to the Pyrkon website and social media channels for announcements about this year’s exciting guests.

Some notable guests this year are:

  • David Lloy: “V for Vendetta” Illustrator,
  • Chris Birch: Modiphius CEO and Fallout: Wasteland Warfare wargame designer,
  • Chris Howitt: Author of the excellent “Spire: the City Must Fall” RPG,
  • Tomas Härenstam: Free League Publishing owner and the author of countless RPG supplements,
  • Luke Crane: “Burning Empires”, “FreeMarket” and the “Mouse Guard” RPGs.

…and many more!

Paul Romero’s of HOMM fame presented Heroes Of Might and Magic live gig last year

Activities and Attractions

Pyrkon 2024 promises a diverse array of activities and attractions that cater to all interests:

  • Panel Discussions and Workshops: Engage in thought-provoking discussions and hands-on workshops with industry professionals. Learn about the craft of writing, the art of cosplay, game development, and more.
  • Gaming Zone: Dive into the latest video games, board games, and role-playing games. The gaming zone is perfect for both casual gamers and hardcore enthusiasts.
  • Artist Alley: Discover and purchase unique artwork from talented artists. This is the place to find one-of-a-kind pieces and support independent creators.
  • Cosplay Contest: Witness stunning costumes and performances in Pyrkon’s cosplay contest. Whether you’re a seasoned cosplayer or a first-timer, the contest is a highlight of the convention.
  • Exhibitors and Vendors: Explore a vast marketplace filled with merchandise, books, collectibles, and more. It’s a great place to find that perfect souvenir or gift.
  • Film Screenings and Performances: Enjoy exclusive film screenings, live performances, and shows that will entertain and delight audiences of all ages.

Tips for Attendees

To make the most of your Pyrkon experience, here are a few tips:

  1. Plan Ahead: With so much to see and do, it’s wise to plan your schedule in advance. Check the program and highlight the panels, workshops, and events you don’t want to miss.
  2. Comfort is Key: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, as you’ll be doing a lot of walking. Consider bringing a backpack with essentials like water, snacks, and a portable charger.
  3. Engage and Network: Pyrkon is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people who share your passions. Don’t be shy—strike up conversations, join discussions, and participate in community activities.
  4. Stay Informed: Follow Pyrkon on social media for real-time updates and announcements. This is especially useful for any last-minute changes or surprises.

Join the Pyrkon now!

So mark your calendars, prepare your costumes, and get ready for a weekend filled with unforgettable moments. See you in Poznań!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official Pyrkon website: Pyrkon 2024.

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