PDXCON
Agenda.

Three days of epic adventures.

Agenda updated frequently

  • Emperor Emperor
  • King King
  • Baron Baron

Shuttle service from Scandic Malmen hotel hotspot

The shuttle busses will departure outside the main entrance of Scandic Malmen and will take you to Inferno Online at Odenplan.

Big LAN at Inferno Online

During the lan you will be placed with devs/ designers/ Paradox team members from the game of your choice.

Lunch is included during the LAN.

Hi and Welcome

Registration at the office + have the obligatory PDX mugshot taken. Your photo will be printed on site for you.

Lunch

Join PDX for their Friday lasagna lunch.

Workshops

Small group workshops with devs, designers, and key Paradox team members. Each activity takes approximately 1 hour and you will participate in all of them.

  • Character Creation Workshop Tooltip
    Get your character in Crusader Kings II. Create your own character together with the CK-team and learn their tips and tricks on how to bring the characters to life. Your personally designed character will be added to the game along with an upcoming patch update.
  • Sound Design Workshop Tooltip
    Record sound effects for the PDX games. Our Audio Director will open up the door to all the sounds of Paradox. During the workshop you will for example learn how to create the whole spectrum of slaughter sounds from the battlefields in CK and dig deep in to a variation of weapon sounds from HOI. The Recordings will be uploaded to the audio database that we use for our games.
  • Game Project Workshop Tooltip
    The Journey from One Epic Idea to a Playable Game Mechanic. Join the Stellaris team for a guided tour through the process of taking an idea from "wouldn't it be cool if..." to a complete, polished gameplay feature. You will learn how we conceive an idea, translate it in to formal written design, identify the code, art, sound, and other components required, divide up the work, measure progress, then verify and approve the final product.
  • Office Tour in restricted areas + Streaming studio visit Tooltip
    The devs will give you a tour of the restricted areas not open for the public to show you where the magic actually happens. During the tour you will also drop by the streaming studio where streaming producers will show you around and show you how it works behind the scenes.

Stockholm tours & activities

Explore Stockholm! We recommend our favorite tours and activities in Stockholm city that you can attend during the day.

Check out the list with Paradox Favorite spots here

Shuttle to the Paradox Office

Party at the Paradox office

Hang out with the creators of your favorite games and fellow fans in the community.

Party at the Paradox office

Hang out with the creators of your favorite games and fellow fans in the community

PDXCON pre-party at Scandic Malmen

Here you'll find several bars, mingle areas, meeting point for PDXCON visitors and bands playing throughout the night in the PDXCON bar.

The PDXCON bar where the bands are playing have limited spots available. Be sure to arrive early to get your spot!

PDXCON pre-party at Scandic Malmen

Here you'll find several bars, mingle areas, meeting point for PDXCON visitors and bands playing throughout the night in the PDXCON bar.

The PDXCON bar where the bands are playing have limited spots available. Be sure to arrive early to get your spot!

Shuttle to convention site

Exclusive LAN in smaller group with devs

Get access to the convention site before anyone else and spend the whole evening gaming. Dinner and drinks will be brought to you.

Return to Scandic Malmen hotel hotspot

PDXCON pre-party at Scandic Malmen

  • Main Stage
  • Auditorium
  • Board Game Room
  • General activities

Shuttle Service

Shuttles from Scandic Malmen to the PDXCON venue runs frequently.

See Shuttle info here.

Registration Opens

PDXCON Pre-Show

Our hosts will warm up the audience with interviews and expectations about the show, valuable info and tips for the days to come and some behind the scenes material.

Hosts:

  • Shams Jorjani
    VP Business Development
  • Daniel Goldberg
    VP Marketing

PDXCON Announcement Show

The main show and opening ceremony for PDXCON 2018. Find out what’s next for Paradox and get all the news and announcements first. This is a show you don’t want to miss!

Hosts:

  • Susana Meza Graham
    COO, Paradox Interactive
  • Fredrik Wester
    CEO, Paradox Interactive

Stellaris - After the Apocalypse

  • Martin Anward
    Game Director, Stellaris

Battletech - From tabletop to modern video game

  • Jordan Weisman
    Founder and CEO, Harebrained Schemes
  • Mitch Gitelman
    Founder and Studio Manager, Harebrained Schemes

Intro to the Board Game Room

Interviews and an introduction to the various activities available in the room.

Hosts:

  • Steacy McIlwham
    Paradox Interactive
  • Gustav Groth
    Paradox Interactive

Access to all the areas at the PDXCON Venue

Gaming area, Booth Spaces, Lounge with Art Studio, Competitions, Activities Area, Merch Store, Food Court and Café etc.

Applying Military Principles to Game Development

  • Jamie Wood
    Project Lead, Stellaris

Play Board Games!

Creative Game Design Panel

  • Lennart Sas
    Co-Founder, Managing/Game Director, Triumph Studios
  • Johan Andersson
    EVP Creative Director, Paradox Development Studio
  • Gabriel Dobrev
    CEO/Game Director, Heamimont Games
  • Mike McCain
    Creative Director/Art Director, Harebrained Schemes
  • Miska Fredman
    Game Designer, Colossal Order

Hosts:

  • Shams Jorjani
    VP Business Development
  • Daniel Goldberg
    VP Marketing

Stellaris species development

  • Fredrik Toll
    Art Director, PDS

Culture eats strategy for breakfast - The Paradox way

  • Susana Meza Graham
    COO, Paradox Interactive

Who needs a Plot? - Anecdotes from Crusader Kings II

  • Henrik Fåhraeus
    Game Director, Crusader Kings

Paradox War Stories

  • Susana Meza Graham
    COO, Paradox Interactive
  • Mattias Lilja
    EVP Studios

Meet Ebba, our new CEO

Interview and QnA

  • Ebba Ljungerud
    new CEO for the Paradox Interactive starting in August 2018
  • Shams Jorjani
    VP Business Development

V5 Showmatch on the Board Game Stage

System driven game design – How to avoid the self-playing piano?

  • Gabriel Dobrev
    CEO/Game Director, Heamimont Games

Can Playing Hearts of Iron get you a job at Paradox?

  • Ilya Nikitin
    Programmer, Paradox Development Studio

Patch Notes Live with TJ Hafer

Play Board Games!

YouTuber Wars Season 2, Episode 1 Screening & YouTuber Wars Panel

Panelists:

  • Alex the Rambler
  • Gaming FTL
  • ASpec
  • Lionheartx10

Host:

  • Susie McBeth
    Senior Community Manager, PDX

No Shortcuts: What goes into making a paradox trailer (Spoiler: sometimes shortcuts)

  • Steven Wells
    Creative Director of Marketing

Cities Skylines Spotlight

Hosts:

  • Mariina Hallikainen
    CEO, Colossal Order
  • Jonathan Whitley
    Community Ambassador, Cities Skylines
Panelists:
  • Egor Aralov (BloodyBenguin)
  • Dennis Beswick (MrMaison)
  • Jason Ditmars (AmiPolizeiFunk)

World of Darkness - The Future

  • Tobias Sjögren
    CEO White Wolf Entertainment
  • Martin Ericsson
    Lead Storyteller, White Wolf Entertainment

Main Stage closed off for dinner & party prep

World of Darkness: The Documentary Screening

Showmatch on the Board Game Stage

More info TBA

PDXCON Party

Dinner, performances and surprises. And of course - Karaoke!

Area closed during dinner

Play Board Games!

Shuttles back to Scandic Malmen

See Shuttle info here.

  • Main Stage
  • Auditorium
  • Board Game Room
  • General activities

Shuttle Service

Shuttles from Scandic Malmen to the PDXCON venue runs frequently.

See Shuttle info here.

Registration opens

Registration and info session for the Megagame players at the Board Game stage (pre registration required)

The making of a BATTLETECH mission

  • Mike McCain
    Creative Director/Art Director, Harebrained Schemes
  • Mitch Gitelman
    Founder and Studio Manager, Harebrained Schemes
  • Jordan Weisman
    Founder and CEO, Harebrained Schemes

How to get a job at paradox - Panel Discussion and Q&A Session

Panelists:

  • Martin Kullberg
    Recruiter, Paradox Interactive
  • Nikhat Ali
    Producer, Paradox Interactive
  • Henrik Hansson
    Game Designer, Paradox Development Studio
  • Sebastian Borg
    QA, Paradox Interactive
  • Susan McBeth
    Community Manager, Paradox Interactive

Host:

  • Caroline Lagerqvist
    People and Performance Specialist, Paradox Interactive

Play Board Games and Megagame in the Board Game Room

Access to all the areas at the PDXCON Venue

Gaming area, Booth Spaces, Lounge with Art Studio, Competitions, Activities Area, Merch Store, Food Court and Café etc.

Grand Strategy Panel

  • Dan Lind
    Game Director, Hearts of Iron
  • Henrik Fåhraeus
    Game Director, Crusader Kings
  • Martin Anward
    Game Director, Stellaris
  • Jake Leiper-Ritchie
    Game Director, Europa Universalis
  • Chris King
    Game Director, PDS

Hosts:

  • Shams Jorjani
    VP Business Development
  • Daniel Goldberg
    VP Marketing

Knights of the Data Table (Game Analytics with Paradox)

  • Steacy McIlwham
    Data Scientist, Paradox Interactive

Modding BATTLETECH

  • Chris Aardapple
    Lead Engineer, Harebrained Schemes

Age of Wonders: Planetfall QnA

Panelists:

  • Lennart Sas
    co-founder, managing / game director
  • Arno van Wingerden
    co-founder, tech director
  • Tom Bird
    programmer / designer

Host:

  • Daniel Goldberg
    VP Marketing

Imperator: Rome

Seminar will not be streamed - Exclusively for PDXCON visitors

  • Johan Andersson
    EVP Creative Director, Paradox Development Studio

Influencer Panel: How to create and sustain a successful Youtube Channel

  • Quill18
  • Angry Joe
  • Marbozir
  • More panelists TBD

Host:

  • Susie McBeth
    Senior community Manager, Paradox Interactive

Hey listen! Let out your inner monologue!

  • Björn Iversen
    Audio Director, Paradox Interactive

TBD

Hearts of Iron IV: News from the Front

  • Dan Lind
    Game Director, Hearts of Iron

Stories from the front lines of game development

  • Djurre van Dijk
    Producer/ Designer, Triumph Studios
  • Bisser Dyankov
    Haemimont Games
  • Mariina Hallikainen
    CEO, Colossal Order
  • Chris Klimecky
    Lead Producer, Harebrained Schemes
  • Mike McCain
    Creative Director/Art Director, Harebrained Schemes
  • More panelists TBA

Moderator:

  • Malin Söderberg
    Product Marketing Manager, Paradox Interactive

The Paradox Podcast - Live at PDXCON

  • Shams Jorjani
    VP Business Development, Paradox Interactive
  • Daniel Goldberg
    VP Marketing, Paradox Interactive

MEIOU and Taxes: The difficulties of designing a game in a historical setting - weighing the needs of gameplay versus the path of history

  • Gilles "Gigau" Gaudray
    MEIOU and Taxes, Lead
  • Christopher "Malorn" Knapp
    MEIOU and Taxes, Balance

Past, Present and Future of EU4

  • Jake Leiper-Ritchie
    Game Director, Europa Universalis

Kaiserreich: Maintaining a Legacy

  • David Bergström
    Kaiserreich Team
  • Martijn Gobes
    Kaiserreich Team
  • Michael Weißenbacher
    Kaiserreich Team

Play Board Games!

Paradox Awards and Concert

The gala and closing ceremony of PDXCON 2018 where we highlight outstanding achievements in our communities throughout the year. During the show we will also announce the winners from the various competitions held at PDXCON 2018.

The grand final is a concert with the music we love from the Paradox Games.

Shuttles back to Scandic Malmen

See Shuttle info here.

After-party at Scandic Malmen

Several bars, mingle areas and meeting points where you can hang out and review the weekend and share your stories with fellow paradoxians.