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Meet our first speakers and get your Promised Land 2023 ticket!

This is the news you’ve been waiting for — we’re kicking off the lead-up to Promised Land Art Festival 2023! It will take place on September 3rd-6th in the halls of EC1 Łódź, Poland. But that’s not all, starting today you can get your ticket for the event and meet the first of our speakers!


Get your ticket here!


The ticket grants you access to 4 blissfully creative and infinitely inspirational days of lectures, workshops, panels, masterclasses, networking opportunities, and more, as well as entrance to Promised Land Open Day taking place one day before the festival starts. On top of that, you’ll receive a food truck voucher for each day and a welcome pack filled with premium Promised Land goodies!


The sooner you get your ticket, the better — we prepared a limited batch of Early Bird tickets available at a discounted price. Don’t sleep on it and grab one until June 12th, or while the supply lasts.


Promised Land wouldn’t be what it is without the lineup of amazing speakers hailing from all corners of the world and the industry, eager to share their knowledge and experience with you. Let us introduce you to the first trio: Bastien Lecouffe Deharme, Genci Buxheli, and Ben Erdt.


Bastien Lecouffe Deharme moved from France to the United States in 2010 where he has continued a career dedicated to every aspect of his art, including painting Magic: The Gathering cards, working with his agency on large-scale projects, and developing his graphic novels & role-playing games. Bastien’s artwork can be seen in publications and exhibitions worldwide, including on the cover of the emblematic Spectrum Fantastic art book.


Genci Buxheli is a lead character artist at Eidos Montreal in Montreal, Canada. He joined the company to work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, where he had the opportunity to create some of the game’s main protagonists and antagonists — as well as supporting cast members. When creating workflows, Genci often finds inspiration from other departments to help speed up and improve the creation process of character modeling and shading.


Ben Erdt has worked in the industry for over 10 years as a character/creature artist and has previously worked on titles such as Killzone: Shadow Fall, Horizon Zero Dawn, its DLC Frozen Wilds, the early stage of Horizon Forbidden West, NVIDIA’s Project Sol, and Love, Death & Robots. He joined Blizzard Entertainment in 2018 and is currently working on Diablo IV as a lead character artist.


We’ll be revealing more and more during the lead-up to this year's Promised Land, so make sure to follow the event via the official website. You can also catch us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be always up to date and help spread the word.


See you in Łódź!


The Promised Land Festival is held under the auspices of Łódź City Council as part of the "600 years of Łódź" ("600 lat Łodzi") and "EC1 Łódź – The City of Culture" ("EC1 Łódź – Miasto Kultury") promotional programmes.