November 8, 2016

Fanfest 2017, here I come

After listening to the latest Declarations of War which was pretty much entirely about Eve Vegas, I remember that if I'm going to do Fanfest I ought to go ahead and get tickets.  Yes, the Early Bird tickets are already gone, having gone on sale on October 28th.  So after some consultantion with the wife I got the "Not so Early Bird" price on the tickets.

Whew, so now that's done, what next?

Eve Events

Charity Dinner - I figured I could put off buying these a bit longer while I figure things out.  It sounds pretty good, though I know I've heard mixed commentary in the past about the "dinner" part of it being pretty cheap and the implied access to CCP Devs and such being scanty.  Honestly, I'm generally of the mindset that if you want to give money to a charity, just do it directly with cash, so this would be about the event more than the charity.

Pub Crawl - I don't know if my liver is ready for this.  Seriously, I'm not a huge drink and mob scene kind of person, so I'd probably pass on this one anyway.  It does seem to be quite the scene for the Eve players running rampant through Iceland.

Sisters of Eve Tour - Now seeing Iceland is indeed part of the plan, but the question here is if I want to do it under the context of Eve or just on my own before or after Fanfest.  I'd be interested to hear anyone's opinions of the Tour indeed.


I probably ought to get in on this quick too.  I have a coworker who is a big fan of visiting Iceland, so I'll get her opinion on options in general.  I'm hoping a bit that if I get a place for a longer period spanning Fanfest it might not be quite so crazy.

AirBnB type settings sound best for the group reservations rather than the solo traveller.  I should note that I'm sure I'm going to be completely socialled-out, so I don't intend to try to work out a group-lodging situation.

Beyond Eve

A good part of the appeal here is seeing Iceland, which I've heard so many cool things about.  The real question is how much time to spend on one side of Fanfest or the other to do that.  After Fanfest will I be too burned out (or too excited) to enjoy seeing things?  Before Fanfest seems like a better idea - then it's a matter of how much time to set aside.

If nothing else, it will be an adventure...


  1. Green with Envy - year after for me hopefully

  2. Awesome! Fanfest and Iceland are sights to behold. I went in 2013 and had a complete blast.
    I also bought a ticket and flight here a couple days ago and have yet to do the lodging search. I'm thinking poking twitter/tweetfleet and seeing if someone wants to X-up for room-mate status on an airbnb or heck, even centerhotel suite. You don't spend too much time there anyhow, if you're doing it right.