IRDC 2013

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The International Roguelike Development Conference 2013. A unique opportunity for roguelike developers and enthusiasts to network and discuss their genre in depth. Attendance is free and open to all. Sign up on EventBrite if you plan to attend.


Radomir Dopieralski is organising IRDC 2013 in Poznań, Poland, on 7-9 June 2013.


Registration is not necessary, but it helps to know how many people will come. You can register at and/or enter your details below.

  • Darren Grey: Flying London Stansted to Poznan, arriving 15:25 on Friday and leaving 16:00 on Monday, staying at Ikar Hotel. Email darrenjohngrey at hotmail's thingy.
  • Patric Mueller: flying from Zurich to Poznan, arriving 12:20 on Friday and leaving 13:05 on Monday, staying at City Park Hotel & Residence. E-Mail
  • Jeff Lait: Flying from via Frankfurt to Poznan, arriving 9:50am on Friday and leaving 10:40am on Monday, staying at Ikar Hotel. Email jmlait snail gmail's thingy.
  • Ulf ?ström: flying Stockholm-Copenhagen-Poznan, arriving 12-ish on Friday and leaving 12-ish on Monday, also staying at Ikar.
  • TCE Dev Team: Going by train or hot air balloon from Berlin to Poznan, arriving early Saturday and leaving late Sunday, staying at Ikar Hotel. or @CuriousExped
  • Ido Yehieli: coming by train from Berlin on Tuesday evening (4th of June). Leaving the same way a week later.
  • Johanna Ploog: by train from Berlin, arriving Friday afternoon and leaving Monday afternoon, staying at Ikar Hotel.
  • Michał Walczak: by train from Kraków, arriving Friday around 16:20, leaving around noon on Monday, staying at Hostel Poznań (Slowackiego), e-mail mw at michalwalczak eu
  • Pekka Salmela and Olli Sikstus: Flying from Helsinki, arriving on Thursday evening to Warsaw and around noon on Friday to Poznan. Staying at Rosemary's Hostel , e-mail pekka.salmela at gmail.


The conference will take place in the Zoo Coworking Space. [Site seems to be down as Pekka noticed, proper directions below -- magikmw]

Adress: Zwierzyniecka 20, second floor.
Google Maps
Nearest public transport stops:

  • Rondo Kaponiera
  • Gajowa
  • Bałtyk

Easy transport planner - Check bottom right of the page for mobile apps.


This will be an unconference, so there is no fixed schedule, but we have a sort of a timeline:

  • Friday 9:00 -- the venue opens, so you can come and see all the people who came early,
  • Friday 18:00 -- the official opening, getting-to-know and planning,
  • Friday 21:00 -- the venue closes for the day, supper/pub?
  • Saturday 9:00 -- the venue opens and the schedule for the day is planned,
  • Saturday 21:00 -- the venue closes for the day,
  • Sunday 9:00 -- the venue opens, schedule for the day,
  • Sunday 19:00 -- volunteers help with cleanup,
  • Sunday 21:00 -- the venue closes.

Please note, that the exact times are subject to change.



There is an airport in Poznań, POZ, which has connections to Warsaw, Munich, Frankfurt and Duesseldorf. Unfortunately all the flights have to go through one of those cities. You can check the available routes at From the airport you can take one of the buses right into the city center.

There are also trains, including the Eurocity train. You can check your connections at (You want the "Poznań Główny", main station.)

The cheapest route for most of the world would be probably to fly to Berlin and then take a train to Poznań from there.

You can also get direct flights to Poznan from many countries: From London flights from Luton or Stanstead with Ryanair or Wizz Air are very cheap. is very handy for checking routes and prices.


The official currency in Poland is polish złoty (PLN) and it's the only currency widely used and accepted in shops (usually you can't pay in euros or dollars). There is usually no problem using credit and debit cards, but cheques are unheard of here. Currency exchange is possible in specialized places labeled "Kantor", but you can probably also just use the ATMs (at a worse exchange rate). [Debatable, some kantors rip you off royaly. In Prague (Czech Rep) I had better exchange rates at ATMs with polish debit card than in kantors. Probably same in Poland -- Michał Walczak]

Poland is a relatively inexpensive country to live in (compared to Germany, for example). Food, transportation and lodging are rather cheap.


As for the accomodation, there all sorts of hostels and hotels. I'm planning on getting a venue right in the city center, so it should be very close to a lot of good places.

Poznań is a relatively small city, and we will be mostly in the city center, where you can reach most places by foot. We also have a pretty good tram and bus network, you can check information about it at

More information about the city: lets you compare prices and ratings for hotels in Poznan. Ikar Hotel seems like a good budget option in the centre, includes breakfast and wifi at ~$45 a night and it isn't horrible. For the very budget conscious Traffic Hostel is around $10 a night in a 6-bed dorm.

Streaming / Media

As I've figured out a way to stream a webcam/sound via my puny netbook, I could stream the event to my twitch channel. All the talks instantly on the internet, and maybe some more interaction with the people who couldn't come. That is if everyone agrees to it. One thing - if you have acess to a non-terrible quality webcam and/or mic - please bring it. I bet almost everything is an upgrade from what I've got. Contact me: mw at michalwalczak eu [magikmw]

There is a Roguelike Radio episode that was recorded during the conference and that summarizes some of it: