Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Fanfest was amazing! My thanks go out to CCP Guard for the invite and looking after us so well.
We (me and the wife) arrived a little later than we probably should have but some crazy offer from Iceland Air made us book for the Thursday rather than the Tuesday before. If you plan on going I highly recommend being there earlier than we did.
Rolling out of the bus at 4pm I jogged straight over to the Harpa whilst the wife went to the hotel to check in. I managed to catch up with CCP Guard to sort out passes and sign ups before attending the opening keynote. I was lucky to have Glasgow Dunlop to meet me there as well and with his help found my way around the building.
It didn't take long to run into many familiar faces and long lost friends, Over the days following I met many great EVE - players and CCP staff and if you follow me on twitter you will have seen the endless stream of pics ;)
Hero Roc Weiler chatted up my wife to my amusement and even Rixx Javix turned out to be a nice guy, who would have known! Special mention here for Vasama for bringing some chocolate as a present!
Several of the sessions where very interesting and CCP made special efforts to address questions and concerns and listen to feedback on several different subjects. Other content came in the form of a Valkyrie tournament, VR room and obviously Worlds Collide on the Friday night.
The best part of EVE-meets is always the social aspect and Fanfest is no different, the charity dinner, the pub crawl, blue lagoon trip and everything in-between is spend chatting to like-minded people, friends or foes.
Iceland itself is a beautiful place and I regret not having more time to explore. I passed on the rotten shark-meat and whale steaks but food was great and generally not to expensive. If you get a chance to go, don't forget to visit; the Burgerjoint, Hotdog stand, Fishmarket and Hollies.
Bring enough money for beer and prepare for a sore liver afterwards but satisfaction is guaranteed!
Friday, 13 March 2015
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Unfortunately my plane doesn't land until about 3pm on the Thursday but I am trying my best to attend the following sessions or if I cant make them at least I intended to ;)
For the rest of the time I would expect to be meeting as many fellow players and old friends where possible to share beer and stories with!
see you at FF2015!
THURSDAY // MARCH 19TH
Sit down with Rixx Javix, Andrew Groen and CCP Spitfire to discuss the practical aspects of collaboration between the player creators and CCP.
This seminar looks at the theory and doctrine behind modern global warfare and encourages participants to question how much of it is appropriate to wars in EVE Online. We discuss strategy and analyse the thinking of two key figures (Clausewitz and Sun Tzu) and apply their lessons to EVE Online in order to identify how we can look deeper into EVE warfare than merely the tactical levels of killing ships and pods. - Spanky Ikkala, EVE University.
FRIDAY // MARCH 20TH
Do you run a community Fansite? Interested in making something for everyone? Find out what plans CCP has for the program and come give your Feedback.
Do you host player gatherings? Are you interested in what goes into organizing player gatherings? Are you interested in starting one in your area? Let's talk.
Join devs and players from the UK to talk about EVE. This is a good opportunity to raise issues specific to the UK.
Come chat with us about faction warfare. How is it now? How could it improve? You tell us!
Join our time travel adventure to learn more about the Council of Stellar Management.
Yarr! Come discuss lowsec with us, especially the bits about legality, piracy and general s
Members of the 9th Council of Stellar Management review their term and answer questions from the audience.
A look behind the screens of EN24 at how news is being reported in EVE and the influence of news on the community. - Bobmon, Habitual Euthanasia
Come meet some of the programmers working on EVE: Valkyrie and ask them about anything from the backend services to gameplay programming, flight model code to details about the VR implementation.
Two teams meet in a live best-of-5 EVE Online PvP series on the main stage of Harpa! One team hails from Tranquility while the other comes from Serenity and these two servers will clash in exciting spaceship battles with commentary and analysis, all with the thunderous applause of you, the live audience. Worlds Collide in Eldborg and you will not want to miss it.
SATURDAY // MARCH 21ST
Featuring the players behind the largest EVE player gatherings around the world, this round table is for those looking to discuss EVE player meets or who want advice about organizing or growing their own meetups of any size.
Discuss the current and future possibilities of organized tournaments in EVE Online, whether it is official CCP tournaments or player run events!
14:00 – Dodixie
Come have a chat with the Fanfest organizers about the event itself and how we can make it even better!
17:00 – Tranquility