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October 1, 2018
Don’t Miss Niantic at MAG Erfurt!
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October 1, 2018
Don’t Miss Niantic at MAG Erfurt!


Hi All,

We’re excited to share that Niantic is an official partner of MAG, a weekend-long anime and animation convention in Erfurt, Germany from Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7. MAG is the perfect place to meet Niantic–our booth can be found in Hall 1! Come over and talk with us about our games, and meet Twitch streamers, YouTubers or fellow anime fans.

We also have a few special events planned that go well beyond the Niantic booth. For our Ingress Agents, there will be exclusive demonstration of Ingress Prime, and a special three-day Mission Day experience that includes exclusive badges. Meanwhile, Pokémon GO Trainers will have a special opportunity to trade Pokémon with German YouTube personalities Sturmwaffel and the Pietsmiet Collective.

Plus, we’ll have special swag on hand, and plenty of surprises for attendees!

Take a look at the timetable via the MAG Erfurt website [German only], and see details below. All times below are in Central European Standard Time (CEST):

Ingress Prime Demo

Friday: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Saturday: 11:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M.
Location: Adam Ries Room

A secret war is raging in the shadows, and it has the power to change the human mind forever. You can grasp its power–and change the fate of the universe–with a special kind of technology: the Ingress Prime Scanner!

At MAG Erfurt, we will be showing an exclusive demo of Ingress Prime, the reboot of our first mobile AR location-based game, Ingress. Agents new and experienced alike are welcome to get new insights into Ingress Prime, and a sneak peek of what’s to come in the next few months.

Ingress Mission Day Weekend in Erfurt

Weekend-Long Event

Agents: Join Niantic for a special Mission Day, happening all weekend at MAG Erfurt! Ingress has teamed up with the city of Erfurt to create 18 high-quality missions to help you explore the city. Plus, there will be six special MAG missions that will be available for a limited time. For more details on the event, and the badges available to Agents, visit our event website.

Pokémon GO Trading Meetup

Friday: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Saturday: 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Location: Adam Ries room

Meet other Pokémon GO Trainers to trade Pokémon at MAG Erfurt! During this two-hour meetup, you can work on your Pilot medal and meet other Pokémon enthusiasts! You can also meet Niantic’s APAC Community Manager, Fumi Yamasaki!

Ingress Biocard Trading Meetup

Friday: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Saturday: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Location: Adam Ries room

Join up with other Ingress Agents at MAG for the opportunity to trade Biocards or unique swag! You can also meet and chat with Niantic’s Ingress Global Community Manager, Andrew Krug, and EMEA Community Manager Dominik Schönleben. Of course, they will come bringing their own Biocards and other swag up for grabs!

Mission Day Walkaround with Niantics

Sunday: 11: 00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Location: Entrance of Erfurt Convention Center

Too busy taking in the sights to complete your limited-time Ingress Missions at MAG Erfurt? You’ll have one more chance to get them! Niantic will guide Agent on a tour in the area around MAG to do all six special Missions. Don’t miss the chance to play Ingress with Niantic’s Ingress Global Community Manager, Andrew Krug, and EMEA Community Manager Dominik Schönleben. The event starts and ends at the entrance of MAG, giving you an opportunity to register for the city-wide Mission Day.

Influencer Pokémon GO Trading

Select Weekend Times
Friday & Saturday Lottery Times: 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Friday & Saturday Meetup and Trade Times: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Location: Niantic Booth in Hall 1

Visit the Niantic booth to win an exclusive chance to trade Pokémon with famous YouTubers and Twitch streamers. Come to the Niantic Booth in the morning and early afternoon to participate in the meetup lottery. Then, return later in the afternoon to meet the influencer and trade with him. Enter to win a chance to meet Sturmwaffel and Chris from the Pietsmiet Collective on Friday, and Br4mm3n and SEP from Pietsmiet on Sunday.

P.A Chapeau Appearance at the Niantic Booth

Friday: 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Saturday: 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Sunday: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Location: Niantic Booth in Hall 1

The blogger and whistleblower known as P. A. Chapeau has been spotted on the MAG show floor. A thorn in the NIA’s side, he has apparently gained access to large number of their most classified secrets, and is threatening to reveal them. It is possible that he will come to the Niantic booth looking for more details for his Investigation as a Truthseeker. What is his agenda? What secrets has he uncovered? Will he share what he knows about the NIANTIC Project? If you’re lucky, he just might….

Pokémon GO Raid Bus

Friday: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Saturday: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Location: Main entrance of MAG

Are you ready to go on the the ultimate Pokémon GO raid tour? Hop on a bus and explore the city with other Trainers, hosted over the weekend by Sturmwaffel and the guys from the Pietsmiet Collective! Stock up on Raid Passes and other useful items as the tour will encounter as many Legendary Pokémon in Raid Battles as possible in an hour! Spearheading the bus will be Br4mm3n and SEP on Friday. On Saturday you can go on tour with Chris and Sturmwaffel. Additional Influencers will join the bus as a surprise!


We can’t wait to see you all at this exciting event. Haven’t purchased your ticket yet? Grab one here! All Agents and Trainers receive a 20% discount when buying a MAG Erfurt ticket when using the following discount code: niantic@mag2018.

See you there!

—The Niantic team

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