Warframe developer Digital Extremes has announced that this year's TennoCon - the company's annual Warframe-themed convention - will take place on July 7th, at the London Convention Center in London, Ontario.
Digital Extremes says that TennoCon 2018 will feature a variety of developer-led panels and workshops, plus numerous Warframe-themed activities - including a cosplay contest with a $10,000 CAD (about £5600) prize. It will also host a live Twitch stream with the developers, known as TennoLive, which promises "huge reveals". Last year, this included the announcement of Warframe's open-world Plains of Eidolon update.
Tickets for this year's TennoCon will go on sale this Wednesday, February 28th, and will range from $30 CAD to $1000. More specifically, there are four available price tiers - $30 CAD, $75 CAD, $250 CAD, and $1000 CAD - and each subsequent tier includes an increasingly elaborate array of digital and physical goodies.
The lowest TennoCon ticket tier will get you full access to the convention and a swag bag, while $1000 buyers get that, plus a collector's t-shirt, VIP brunch at Digital Extremes, early access to the event, a collector's statue, more t-shirts, the opportunity to voice a Relay NPC, a 15-minute personal chat with the development team, and a personal custom in-game Glyph.
For those that, say, live in Europe, and can't make it to Ontario in July, there's also a $20 USD Digital Pack available which will includes 370 Platinum points, plus TennoCon exclusive armour, a TennoCon Glyph and Sigil, a digital art piece, and a Relay Key which unlocks special access to trader Baro Ki'Teer over the TennoCon weekend. The Digital Pack will be available to purchase from April 3rd.
A portion of all ticket and Digital Pack sales will go to Canada Learning Code, an educational organisation that teaches computer programming and other digital skills to Canadians, with a particular focus on "women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth and newcomers".