Open Day will take place on September 4th in the EC1 Łódź - City of Culture complex in Łódź and will be a fully offline event — meaning you’ll need to be physically present at the venue in order to take part. A variety of panels and lectures from industry professionals and invited guests will offer participants a chance to learn all about some of the biggest pop-culture industries out there, including video games, films, and animation, while discovering the creative processes involved in each. Anyone wishing to have their skills evaluated by veteran artists will have a chance to do so via portfolio review sessions throughout the day. And if you’re looking to go pro in the game development industry, you’re in luck — recruiters present on-site will gladly assist you in taking the first steps towards doing just that!
There’s even more waiting for you at Open Day. If you’re interested in checking out the latest technology powering the creative industry, Promised Land partners have got you covered and will be showcasing solutions and tools used by leading studios across the world to keep pushing the artistic envelope.
Last but not least, with all the attractions of Open Day you’ll need plenty of energy. A selection of food trucks will be parked around the premises serving a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes whenever you find yourself in need of grabbing a bite or even a proper meal!
We’ll be publishing a detailed event programme and a variety of Open Day news and reveals in the weeks leading up to September 4th. That being said, we’d like to introduce you to our first speakers as early as today:
Anna Podedworna is an illustrator and concept artist. She started her career in CD PROJEKT RED and Flying Wild Hog. Now she is a freelance artist, growing a list of clients which includes studios such as: CD PROJEKT RED, Riot Games, Wizards of the Coast, Valve, Walt Disney Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures. She has contributed to games such as GWENT: The Witcher Card Game , League of Legends: Wild Rift , Dota 2 , Evil West , Magic: The Gathering , Dungeons & Dragons , Pathfinder and upcoming movies such as The Lion King sequel and Joker 2 .
Stan Just is a committed game developer with over 12 years of experience in the industry. He is currently the CEO of Covenant.dev, and the Game Director of the upcoming Gord. In his past experience as a producer, he worked for Reality Pump Studios on the Two Worlds series, 11 bit studios on the Anomaly series, and CD PROJEKT RED — where Just managed teams creating The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its expansions. He also sat on the management boards of the Polish Games Association, European Federation of Game Developers, and GameINN Steering Committee.
Tomasz Marchewka is an Associate Story Director at CD PROJEKT RED. He holds over a decade's experience as a writer. During his time at CD PROJEKT RED, he has worked on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the Blood and Wine expansion, and Cyberpunk 2077. Besides video games, he writes novels and short stories. He is an incorrigible aficionado of noir fiction. In stories he looks for sad endings, flawed characters, and mistakes that cannot be undone.
To participate in Open Day, all you need is a ticket. Each one is all-access, letting you freely participate in any and all attractions taking place throughout the day. You can get yours right now by visiting this dedicated website.
Keep in mind that while some content may be available in English, Open Day and its attractions will mostly be presented in Polish. If you’re a Promised Land Art Festival participant, you’re all set to participate in Open Day — all you need is to have your main event ticket on you.
See you in Łódź at Promised Land Open Day!