What to Expect at ExileCon 2019


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The much-anticipated celebration of all things Path of Exile finally received its announcement, and with it comes a dash of additional details regarding the event.

ExileCon 2019 will take place in Auckland, New Zealand in November – 16th to 17th (weekend) to be exact, with badge pick-up scheduled for the 15th and a special VIP dinner on the 18th, after the event has concluded.

Activities and goodies:

  • Announcement of December 2019 3.9.0 Expansion
  • Announcement of 4.0.0 Mega-Expansion
  • Unreleased Content Play Area
  • Race Tournament Finals
  • GGG Developer Talks
  • Merchandise Store
  • Exclusive Digital Microtransaction
  • ExileCon Party
  • Special dinners for people with VIP and Ultra VIP tickets

Though not mentioned in the official activities, Bex, Path of Exile’s meme-licious community manager, conducted a poll among fans asking the community which streamer they’d most love to see live, so that Grinding Gear Games may cover accomodations for them: link to poll


Regular Ticket

  • Access to the entire ExileCon event
  • Access to the ExileCon party with one drink voucher
  • Exclusive Digital Microtransaction (Only granted upon physically picking up badge)

VIP Ticket

  • Regular Ticket access plus
  • Priority queueing for game demos and merchandise shop
  • VIP seating at the front of auditorium during the event
  • VIP dinner with GGG developers on Friday November 15 at Wildfire Churrascaria. Wine and beer included. (It’s primarily a meat restaurant but vegetarian options are available.)

Ultra VIP Ticket

  • VIP Ticket access plus
  • A home-cooked kiwi-style BBQ dinner with GGG Founders Chris, Jonathan and Erik and maybe a few special guests (limit of 15 Ultra VIPs at this dinner).
  • This Ultra VIP Dinner is on Monday November 18, after the convention.

The ExileCon page further gives great suggestions on what one might do on vacation in New Zealand such as visiting the Hobitton set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, among many others.

In addition, Grinding Gear Games have provided discounts to a dozen hotels near the convention centre, as well as a number of tools for planning your flight and stay(Flight and Stay) Information.

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