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On friday May 12th, PDXCon begins early with a full-day media event.

Should you wish to attend, please e-mail We are happy to assist with travel and lodging arrangements.

Location: Gamla Riksarkivet, Stockholm



  • 10:30 Press conference, featuring Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester. Special guests TBA!
  • 13.00 - 16.00 Presentations, gameplay sessions and one-on-one interview slots
  • 14.00 - 15.00 Stockholm – Game Capital of the World?
    (in partnership with Swedish Games Industry)

    Close to a Billion players world-wide play games made in Stockholm. Many cities around the world have government programs for games to promote growth and jobs. Stockholms has managed to reach the position as game capital of Europe without such policies. What are the main priorities to keep that position? Can we take the next step and become the Game Capital of the World?

    Panelists: Jenny Nordenborg - Neat Corporation, Christofer Sundberg - Avalanche Studios, Fredrik Wester - Paradox Interactive, Roger Mogert - Stockholm City Hall.
    Moderated by: Per Strömbäck - Swedish Games Industry
  • 15.00 - 16.00 More Diversity in Games
    (in partnership with Swedish Games Industry)

    All kinds of people play games, but among those who make them, diversity is more limited. How can the trend of more women and various backgrounds in the games industry be supported? What can companies do on their own in terms of equal career opportunities and the design of their games? How do we attract students to the game educations and talent from other industries? And, most importantly, how can the image of games as a habitat for only white men be changed?

    Panelists: Susana Meza Graham - Paradox Interactive, Jenny Brusk - Skövde College, Pernilla Alexandersson - Add Gender.
    Moderated by: Per Strömbäck - Swedish Games Industry
  • 16.00 - late Drinks, mingle and gameplay sessions