Hey, you! Yes, we’re talking to you! You, who are looking for fantastic knowledge and endless fun. Wondering what interesting things are happening at Pyrkon? If so, you have come to the perfect place!
Pyrkon, also known as the Fantastic Meeting Spot is divided into program event zones. It is within those zones that thousands of hours of activities are happening, in which you too can participate.
Don’t know where to start? Come, below we will briefly tell you what each of them is all about. And if you want to learn more about this year’s program events, just click on the appropriate zone that is of interest to you!
- Science Zone
- Literature Zone
- Manga and Anime Zone
- Gaming Zone
- RPG Zone/ RPGaming
- Boargames and Tabletop Wargames Zone
- Comic Books Zone
- Children’s Zone
- Film and TV Series Zone
- LEGO Fans Zone
- Workshop Zone
- Cosplay Zone
- Convention Zone – Reenactment Camps
- Convention Zone – Integration
- Convention Zone – Fan Initiatives
- Outdoor Stage
- Collections and Art Exhibit
- Pyrkon Blood Donor Club
- Fantastic Animals
Are you curious about time travel and teleportation? How much truth is there to alchemical formulas? Or are you looking for a lecture on conspiracy theories? No problem!
Scientists, popularizers and supporters of science in general will visit Pyrkon to take on the challenge of finding the truth and sharing it with you. And for those willing, there is also the opportunity to talk to the speakers at the Science Station and ask questions, for which there is always too little time.
But the Science Zone is not just about lectures. Here you will find numerous side events: from exhibits and demonstrations, to playing with the Mars rover, to trying out the locomotive simulator.
If you always have your nose burried in the books, keep counting how many volumes of your favorite saga your pocket money can buy and have (or want to have) your book collections signed by top writers, then you should spend a ton of time in the literature zone.
Only here will you learn where ideas for books come from and what your favorite writers are inspired by. Surely you will also be able to ask them what the next volume will be about, and maybe even when it will be released?
The Literature Zone is a unique space where you will have the opportunity to meet translators and publishers as well.
Our specialty is panels featuring top writers from Poland and around the world.
Manga and Anime Zone
Do you watch anime, read manga or have an interest in Asian (pop)culture? If so, you have come to a place where you will find your place and fit in perfectly!
Why did we say “pop” in parentheses? In addition to what the zone offers, which ranges from Japanese manga and anime to Chinese dramas to Korean idols, we have prepared way more for you to enjoy!
It is here that you will learn something about the traditions of the Far East, learn all sorts of historical trivia, and play traditional Japanese games.
Imagine a place entirely dedicated to gamers and, of course, electronic games. Are you looking for a place where you can go back in time to face others in Mario Kart? Or would you rather look into the not so distant future and try your hand at the latest productions?
Visit the Gaming Zone, where imagination turns into reality.
In addition to gaming stations, numerous lectures and meetings with people who play games on a daily basis await you there.
RPG Zone/ RPGaming
What is it like to be a dwarf? Or a Slavic warrior, an evil sorcerer or the mother/father/cousin of the aunt of the brother of the grandmother of dragons? The RPG Zone will let you experience it for yourself!
This is a perfect place for all fans of roleplay in general. A place where the only barriers are imagination and a few ethical rules. A place where stories from legends, movies or books become your stories.
Here you will participate in a real RPG session and find out what it means that good characters do not mean good-natured characters.
So grab your axe, don your cloak and turn on the hyperdrive. We are flying to a land where the barrier between worlds is really thin!
Boargames and Tabletop Wargames Zone
In this age of digitization, indirect communication and fast-paced lifestyles, it’s good sometimes to sit down together with other people at one table. And what works best on the table besides food? Boardgames, card games and tabletop wargames, of course.
Don’t know how to play? The staff will teach you how. Don’t know what to play? They will recommend something from a sizable library that suits you. Don’t you have fellow boardgame lovers to play with? The staff will indicate that they are looking for someone to play with using a balloon.
This 24-hour zone is designed not only for beginners, but also for old-timers who know all the tricks already as they have played many a game so far. In addition, tournaments are also organized there.
Comic Books Zone
You know that art has many faces. Some of us like Polish alexandrine poems, others like contemporary sculptures or street performance. However, those who have delved into the subject of comics know that stories in pictures can also be true works of art. The stories in them are able to initiate many a conversation among fans, going far beyond the most famous universes or comic books that have lived to see film adaptations.
In the Comic Books Zone, you can share your insights at meetings with creators, but also brush up on your skills at workshops or peruse the most interesting titles in the Comic Book Reading Room. Who knows, maybe you too will have your iconic cameo someday?
Are you coming to Pyrkon with children and looking for a place that will accommodate their needs? Children’s Zone is the answer to your search!
It’s a place for the youngest Pyrkon-goers, ages 4 to 12, with lectures, workshops and demonstrations prepared especially for them. It is impossible to get bored here! There is something going on all the time thanks to our creative entertainers who provide fantastic entertainment in the Creativity Auditorium and the Creative Corner! In addition, children can visit the Fantastic Common Room, where they will have the opportunity to play a variety of games and play with blocks with their peers, as well as show off their cosplay. Parents are also welcome in the chillout area prepared especially for them!
Film and TV Series Zone
Are you yearning for a good movie or would you like a bite of one more episode of a TV series to chase boredom away? Here, true cinema buffs, but also newcomers to TV series will hear about the big productions from the world of Marvel or Doctor Who, but also about the smaller, often niche productions that consistently prove to be equally good entertainment.
Lectures and discussions (watch out for spoilers flying low!) and meetings with creators from around the world await you. You will have the opportunity to talk to them about the plot of the production, but also learn a lot of technical trivia.
LEGO fan zone
Rest assured, here you are unlikely to step on any LEGO element with your bare foot, but as we know, you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. So, just to be safe, don’t take off your shoes!
Here there is something for every blocks fan. Unique designs? Interesting collections? Or maybe you want to talk to the builders or get inspiration for your own builds? In that case, you simply must visit here!
It’s not just about all things handmade here! Of course, there will be no shortage of group felting, wig styling or figure painting, but there will also be something for those who prefer writing, dubbing or singing.
In the Workshop Zone, together we will learn something new or improve the skills you already have.
A veritable paradise for cosplayers, reenactors and costume enthusiasts. A land of hot glue and EVA foam. This is where people who came to Pyrkon in disguise will find their place to be. The program includes contests, photo walls, and even a repair point for costumes that (knock on wood) got damaged.
Convention Zone – Reenactment Camps
Is it your dream to talk to a Viking for a moment, observe life in a post-apocalyptic village with your own eyes, or learn a few words from the elven language? A whole lot of fantastic… well, everyday life awaits you in the Reenactment Camps part of the Convention Zone!
This unique place will take you back in time and space to a completely different reality. Available to you around the clock, it will tempt you with magical villages from every corner of pop culture. And in the middle of it all is the Arena – a place exciting enough to always draw crowds. Here you can watch a battle of the warriors or take part in it yourself, or you can dance the Chapelloise we all know and love.
Convention Zone – Integration
Everybody feels lonely sometimes, don’t they? At Pyrkon, however, such situations are almost impossible. Especially when you end up in this zone. With the help of entertainers, you will meet new people, strengthen ties with those you already know, and maybe even discover something amazing about yourself.
Convention Zone – Fan Initiatives
Would you like to find out if something fantastic is happening in your area? Stop by the Fan Initiatives Zone and check it out for yourself! Here you will discover other fantastic events from different parts of Poland and get to know their organizers.
See what’s worth going to, hang out at attractions or advertise your own club, organization or even convention or festival! All kinds of fantasy-related groups are welcome here – from LARPers to board game enthusiasts to creators of subtitles or voice-overs for anime. And these are just a few of the groups that have participated in the Fan Initiatives Zone in past years.
The Fan Initiatives Zone is a great place to share experiences, as well as make contacts. Here you will meet amazing people from all over the country whose common mission is to promote fantasy.
So, what do you say? Join us and get inviting newcomers to join your group.
Do you like movies/books/TV series/anime (delete as appropriate)? Do you truly know a lot about them?
Then enter the competitions in the Convention Zone and face other omnibuses on the topic.
Win fantastic – no pun intended – prizes or rely come a cropper when answering the question: what color shoelaces Harry Potter wore. Whether you come out victorious or not, you will have a great time participating in unforgettable tournaments and tests, completely different from the ones you know from school!
Are you looking for a musical experience in a fantastic setting? Are you into live performances? Do you want to explore new directions?
All this is possible on the Outdoor Stage! From electronic-folk atmospheres to archaic singing to euro beats. Located in the square between the halls, the stage will allow you and your friends to attend concerts you haven’t been to before!
Collections and Art Exhibit
Are you able to combine art and fantasy with your talents? Or do you just love to admire works that exude a fantastic aura?
The Collections and Art exhibits will allow you to satisfy your hunger for an artistic experience! At the end of the day, each of us looks at the world very differently, and each has their own imagination. What’s more, each of us has a hidden talent.
At these exhibits you will see what amazing and fantastic projects people lose their sleep over. Techno fantasy style fashion? Paper miniatures of monsters? How about amazing collections of gadgets from a certain famous and box office universe? You will find all this and more in this part of the Convention.
Pyrkon Blood Donor Club
It doesn’t matter whether you prefer to be a hero or a villain. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer movies or books. It doesn’t matter whether you spend more time playing games or reading manga or comics. We all have one thing in common – the ability to produce one of the most valuable substances in the entire world – blood. During every edition of Pyrkon, we encourage you to help out and maybe save someone’s life!
Between a lecture and a competition or shopping, it’s a good idea to come, volunteer at the tent, donate blood, grab a few freebies and do something fantastic for others
All Animals Are Fantastic
…so how to find them? It’s easy, visit our zone at Pyrkon!
And if you love all four-legged creatures as much as we do, join our initiative.
This is where you can find your four-legged soulmate or support friendly animal foundations by donating essential items for collections or charity events.