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EVE Fanfest 2018

April 12-14

Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

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EVE FANFEST BRINGS

PLAYERS AND DEVELOPERS TOGETHER!

A thrilling and unique three-day experience unites EVE players from around the world in beautiful Reykjavik, Iceland. Enjoy presentations, exclusive reveals, tournaments and experience the unforgettable party atmosphere as we celebrate EVE Online’s 15th anniversary!


Treat yourself to the one-of-a-kind gathering, vacation and experience of EVE Fanfest.


JOIN US IN 2018 TO CELEBRATE 15 YEARS OF EVE ONLINE!

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Special Events go on sale

Tickets for the special events at EVE Fanfest 2018 are now on sale through our Eventbrite sales page Pub crawl 2.0 This year´s pub crawl will have a new look. Instead of our usual spelunk around the 101 downtown area, we will be going on an expedition by bus into the more unknown regions of Reykjavik´s outskirts. We will start at Harpa, as usual, where you'll meet and join your DEV group. From Harpa, you'll hop on buses with your hands full of beer and brennivín and then visit three places that capsuleers have probably never charted before. Expect partying outside of a bus, on a bus and on the fringes of the wilderness! We will make sure everyone ends up in the same place for a grand final destination party, a safe traveling distance from our main venue Harpa. Included in the price: DEV group, beer, brennivín, shot glass, bus ride, drink tokens and final destination party Charity Dinner with CEO and Devs Join EVE Fanfest attendees and developers for a special evening of interesting conversation and a wonderful dinner on the first evening of Fanfest. This unique event will be extra special this year, as we make a final push with our grand support for Children's Hospital (Barnaspítali Hringsins), a division of the National University Hospital of Iceland in Reykjavík. Therefore, the event will be even more grand than before. Besides a spectacular 3-course dinner, drinks will also be included, and you will get both a unique item of memorabilia item as well as a special thank you document signed by the EVE devs and the CEO of CCP. Be sure to grab your chance quickly to wine, dine and converse with CCP's CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson and the CCP developers. Included: welcome drink, 3-course dinner, beer and wine, exclusive memorabilia and signed thank you document Sisters of EVE tour We invite players to bring their wives, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, or just friends, to accompany them on the trip to Iceland and participate in this excursion that takes place during the Friday of Fanfest. Not only that, but Sisters of EVE pass holders are invited to join in at Fanfest on the Saturday, including the Party at the Top of the World! This year we offer spouses the choice of TWO different travel options on the Friday. One will be more relaxed while the other will be more action packed. RELAX Are you a fan of goats? Game of Thrones? Geothermal energy? Or even just beer? We‘ve got all of that planned for you on this trip! You will start the day by boarding your bus at Harpa, and we will begin by driving to Háafell goat farm, where Jóhanna has been the leading goat farmer in Iceland for the past few decades, bringing back a goat species almost extinct. Here we will meet the goats – some of whom even starred in Game of Thrones – and Jóhanna will walk us around the farm, telling her story of how her love of goats came about. We will taste her homemade goat cheeses, get an introduction to her homemade cosmetics, in which she even uses some produce from the goats as well as the many other products made on the farm. After spending some time with the goats (making some of you want to adopt one!), we will head to the brand new, natural geothermal bath resort, Krauma, located by Europe‘s most powerful hot spring. It provides 180 liters per second of 100°C hot water! Here you will be provided with a towel, but remember to bring your swimsuits! After a relaxing time in Krauma, we will get back on the road, but before heading back to Reykjavík we will of course make one more stop! The family run, Steðji microbrewery provides Icelanders – and visitors – with a selection of innovative beers produced with everything from seaweed from Borgarfjörður to natural Icelandic strawberries and Hvalur Þorrabjór 1 & 2 – two of the most controversial beers in the world as they‘re brewed with milled whale bones and sheep dung-smoked whale testicles from a fin-whale! Here we will visit the brewery and of course, end with a tasting of their variety of beers before heading back to Reykjavík. This tour takes approximately 8 hours. Lunch packs are included, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. We can unfortunately not accomodate them all at the tastings, but we will take them into considerations in the lunch packs. ACTION Are you an adrenaline junkie? Need a little more speed and adventure in your day? Then this action-packed day is definitely for you! We will pick-you up at Harpa and start by bringing you to the Buggy basecamp. A buggy tour is quite a thrill! You and your buggy buddy will feel the wonder of the pure air and spectacular views that make Iceland special – and all only a short trip from Reykjavik. It’s safe, spectacular and about the most fun you can have with another person. Your buggy adventure begins with a pick up at Harpa and the short drive to base camp on an asphalt road before taking it all off-road. Next, you’ll meet your buggy, and we’ll give you all the safety instruction you need to have fun with confidence! After that, the adventure begins, as we head for the mountains and some truly breathtaking views. After an hour long drive in the buggies, our blood pumping, we will head back to the base where we will have some games waiting for you while you gear down. From axe-throwing to a quick game of Bocchia, you will be sure to find something to your liking! Of course, the trip is not over yet! From here, we will head to the skeet shooting range, where each person will be provided with 10 shots to try to hit those clay pigeons. Reckon you can hit them all after everything you’ve already experienced? Prove it! This tour takes approx. 4 hours. Lunch is not included, so bring some snacks if you think you‘ll need them!

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Holiday Prize Draw

Tickets for Fanfest 2018 are selling fast, with the last early bird tickets just selling out. Don’t despair though, if you miss out on early bird tickets, the full price tickets are still 10% cheaper than last year! But on top of that we are also launching a Ticket Holders’ Holiday Draw For a chance to be included in a draw to win the following prizes, be sure to pick up your Fanfest 2018 ticket before 23:59:59 on 2017/12/10. On December 11th, we’ll draw 10 winners from the list of ticket holders, who’ll win: - A full refund on their Fanfest 2018 event pass, allowing them to access Fanfest 2018 for free! - A Plantronics RIG 600 headset - 60 days of Omega Time Be sure to pick up your tickets before the time stated above to be included in this prize draw. Fanfest 2018 is going to be an epic fifteenth anniversary celebration, and this year’s Party On Top Of The World is set to be bigger and better than ever, with a set from Basshunter at Harpa, the Fanfest 2018 venue, as well as a headline performance by Permaband! Come join us in Reykjavik, Iceland, to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of EVE Online during a weekend of all things internet spaceships.

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Early Bird Tickets About To Sell Out

Fanfest tickets at a reduced price are about to sell out. Secure your ticket now! Tickets for EVE Fanfest 2018 have been selling fast. The first special "Release of tickets" batch sold within minutes and now the final special early bird tickets are about to sell out.

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Celebrate EVE Online's 15th anniversary in Iceland

If you've ever dreamed of visiting Iceland and partying hard with your fellow capsuleers, this is the year to do it, with EVE Online celebrating its 15th birthday on 12-14 April at the Harpa Concert & Conference Hall in downtown Reykjavik. Tickets for Fanfest 2018 - the biggest one ever - are now available! There will be exclusive EVE Online reveals, news and presentations, some surprises, a celebratory EVE parade in downtown Reykjavik, as well as a series of Special Events for attendees. Get together with players and developers for three incredible and unforgettable days of celebration! A thrilling and unique three-day experience unites EVE players from around the world in beautiful Reykjavik, Iceland. Enjoy presentations, exclusive reveals, tournaments and experience the unforgettable party atmosphere as we celebrate EVE Online’s 15th anniversary! JOIN US IN 2018 TO CELEBRATE 15 YEARS OF EVE ONLINE! Early bird tickets are selling fast...

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Basshunter to headline Party At The Top Of The World

The prestigious and phenomenal Party At The Top Of The World, traditionally bringing the curtain down on festivities during Fanfest, is being headlined by none other than Basshunter in 2018! Supported ably by the galactic force of nature that are the rock gods of Permaband, and more, Fanfest 2018's Party At The Top of The World is set to be another unmissable occasion. Tickets to The Party At The Top Of The World are included in the full ticket price, available here.

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Get your Fanfest deals from partners

EVE Fanfest once again teams up with Iceland's leading travel partners to make sure Fanfest attendees get the best available deals. Be sure to check out the exclusive Fanfest 2018 offers from our partners for discounted rates on car rental, travel, activities and accommodation: Icelandair Reykjavik Excursions Sixt Car Rental CenterHotels But more importantly, be sure to secure your Fanfest ticket via Eventbrite!

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Icelandair

Great package deals from Iceland's biggest airline!

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Reykjavík Excursions

Get your discounted ticket on all Reykjavík Excursions tours, including the Golden Circle tour, Blue Lagoon trips and the Flybus!

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Sixt Car Rental

Get your exclusive deal and prebook your car!

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CenterHotels

Get the best price from the official Fanfest hotel partner!

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What da F.A.Q.

Fanfest
Iceland

What is Fanfest?

Fanfest brings together EVE players in a massive celebration of the EVE universe. Travelers from all around the world gather in one of the most beautiful and unique locations the planet has to offer. Allies and rivals alike set aside their in-game differences to share drinks with one another and forge new friendships. CCP developers mingle with the community, always up for "talking shop" and getting to know the players.

Is there an age limit for attendees?

There is no age limit for general entry to Fanfest, but you have to be 18 years or older to enter the Party at The Top of the World on Saturday and to participate in the Pub Crawl. The legal drinking age in Iceland is 20 years.

When and where is Fanfest 2018?

The event will take place on 12-14 April 2018 at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre located at Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland.

How much does a Fanfest ticket cost?

The full price for an EVE Fanfest 2018 ticket is $200, $25 lower than the year before. Special prices and early bird prices for early buyers are available.

What is Sisters of EVE and why is it more expensive than a Fanfest ticket?

The Sisters of EVE program is a chance for players to bring their wives, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, or just friends to accompany them on the trip to Iceland and participate in this most adventurous of excursions. We take this group on a guided tour on the Friday of Fanfest. Not only that, but SoE pass holders are invited to join in at Fanfest and at the Party at the Top of the World on Saturday! The higher ticket price covers the SoE package only and does not grant a general entry to Fanfest, only the Saturday.

When & where can I buy Fanfest 2018 tickets?

Tickets are sold via Eventbrite.

How do I receive my ticket?

Once you make a purchase via Eventbrite, you get a confirmation number/payment ID. Bring that confirmation and matching photo ID to the check-in desk at Fanfest. Location and more info about ticket pickup will be announced closer to Fanfest 2018. The same applies to all the other events. Bring ticket confirmation and personal identification.

What activities will be at Fanfest 2018?

We will give all necessary details once we get closer to Fanfest. Fanfest 2018 will celebrate EVE Online's 15th anniversary, so you can expect some unique events.

What do I get for the cost of a ticket?

Each Fanfest ticket includes a Fanfest access pass to Fanfest and the Party at the Top of the World. Attendees will also get a Fanfest goodie bag. More details on the contents of the goodie bag will be revealed later. Please be aware that transportation and accommodation are not included with the cost of any Fanfest ticket.

What should I do about hotel accommodation and transportation?

Transportation to the event will be up to you. Our official Fanfest 2018 hotel and travel partners, Centerhotels and Icelandair, have special deals for Fanfest attendees. Please find more info about those deals in the partner section.

Can I bring my computer/laptop, MP3 player, camera, or video camera to Fanfest?

Yes you can! The Harpa Conference Centre even has free wi-fi that you can use while you are there. Attendees will NOT be allowed to bring weapons, alcohol, drugs, fireworks, glass bottles, cans, or large containers into Fanfest. Any attendee found to have violated the prohibited items list may be removed from Fanfest.

Who should I contact if I have a question about accommodations for people with special needs at Fanfest?

For information on accommodations for people with special needs at the event, email fanfestsupport [at] eveonline.com. Please include your question and contact information in your email.

Will there be a broadcast of Fanfest on TV or available to view on the Internet this year?

Yes! The EVE TV team will stream live during all three days of Fanfest. Visit our Twitch channel! for more information. More details will be revealed in the weeks leading to EVE Fanfest.

Troubleshooting

For all inquiries regarding payment issues or ticket refunds, please contact fanfestsupport [at] eveonline.com. Remember to include your confirmation ID, question and contact information in your email. Please note we run a non-refund policy.

Check out this great FAQ from Iceland Travel

Iceland Travel FAQ

Useful statistics for Iceland

  • Population: 338,349 (Jan 2017)
  • Religion: 80% Lutheran
  • Total area: 103,000 km² / 39,756 sq. mi
  • Capital: Reykjavík (population 123,246)
  • Form of Government: Republic since June 17, 1944 (Independent since December 1, 1918)
  • Approximately 7,250 sq. km (2,799 sq. mi) of Iceland is covered by glaciers.
  • Hvannadalshnjúkur is Iceland's highest peak (2,110m / 6,923 ft).
  • Öskjuvatn near Víti is Iceland's deepest lake (220m / 722 ft).
  • For almost three months in summer there is continuous daylight in Iceland. This phenomenon is known as the "midnight sun".
  • The mean annual temperature for Reykjavik is 5˚C, with the average in January temperature being - 0.2˚C and in July 12˚C.
  • Iceland is an island in the North Atlantic, about 620 miles (1,000 km) west of Norway. It is the westernmost country in Europe.

Is it difficult to get to Iceland?

No. There are daily flights to Iceland from many North American and European cities. Iceland’s major airport is Keflavík International, located 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Reykjavík.

Do I need to bring my passport and/or visa to get into the country?

A passport or other travel document accepted by Icelandic authorities valid at least three months beyond intended stay is required for visitors to Iceland.

Citizens of the Schengen area in Europe as well as citizens from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore do not require visas. Tourist stays are permitted for up to three months, and can be extended if needed at local police stations. For further information, visit the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration.

If you do not live in one of these countries mentioned above, then we recommend contacting the Icelandic embassy or consulate in your country to check on requirements before entering Iceland. If there is no Icelandic embassy or consulate in your country, you may contact the Danish embassy or consulate. Otherwise you will need to contact the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration.

How cold does it get?

Not as cold as the name of the country sounds. Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream, temperatures are moderate year-round. The month of April is characterized by continually rising temperatures - peaking into what we might even consider warm. As for the temperatures, you can expect the average low to be approximately -1.1 degrees Celsius (30 °F), increasing to approximately 2.8 degrees Celsius (37 °F) by the end of the month. The average high temperatures are 4.4 degrees Celsius (40 °F), rising to 7 degrees Celsius (45 °F) by the end of the month.

What are the hours of daylight?

From mid-May to mid-August the sun only sets for only a few hours per day, and it is effectively light for the whole 24-hour period. This phenomenon is known as the "midnight sun" and it creates a sort of lingering twilight in the nighttime hours. In contrast, there are around 4-5 hours of effective daylight during mid-winter. However, Iceland's inexpensive geothermal energy means that streets and buildings are well-lit during winter darkness.

In April the sunrise is at about 6am and sunset at around 9pm.

Do Icelanders speak English?

Icelanders are taught English from a young age, so most of them are quite fluent in the English language.

What is the history of Iceland in a few sentences?

The first people believed to have settled in Iceland were Irish monks who came in the 8th century A.D. They left, however, upon the arrival of pagan Norsemen, who arrived around 874 A.D. to seek freedom from Norway's oppressive king Harald Fairhair.

In 930 A.D. the early Icelanders founded the Althing, their supreme general assembly - the oldest parliament in the world. The adoption of Christianity followed in the year 1000. In 1262, Iceland became subject to Norwegian control and in 1380 came under Danish control, along with Norway. After the granting of a constitution (1874) and with an improving economy, Iceland finally became a sovereign state under a common king with Denmark in 1918. The Republic of Iceland was formally declared on June 17, 1944.

Can I get medical help in Iceland?

Iceland has a modern health care system with many general practitioners and specialist physicians in the Reykjavik area. There are also smaller medical centers or hospitals in all major towns in Iceland that offer urgent care for minor illnesses and injuries. Many clinics set aside a few hours in the afternoon for walk-in patients. For non-threatening illnesses or injuries, you can call 1770 to speak with a nurse or get the location of the nearest clinic.

For serious, life-threatening medical emergencies, please call 112.

What are the people like?

Quite Scandinavian, their mainly Norwegian Viking ancestors brought along some Irish slaves who quickly blended into the population over 1100 years ago and many Icelanders actually celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Contrary to rumors, there are no Eskimos in Iceland.

What is Iceland's money?

The Icelandic monetary unit is the króna (plural krónur) and is usually abbreviated to ISK or kr.

Coins are in denominations of: 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 kr.

Bank notes are in denominations of: 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 kr.

Credit cards: Visa and MasterCard are accepted almost universally, and ATMs are generally not hard to find. Most people in Iceland pay for everything, even small items like chewing gum, with a credit card.

Currency exchange: All major currencies can be exchanged at the airport, banks and currency exchanges in Iceland. It is a good idea to exchange any surplus ISK before leaving Iceland.

Foreign currency exchange is available at Keflavik International Airport and all banks around the country.

How are the accomodations and food?

World-class! Iceland's hotels and guesthouses are almost invariably clean and comfortable. Food choices are generally wide. "Homegrown" seafood and lamb dishes are popular and available anywhere. In the more populated areas, international cuisine - including American fast food - has become all the rage. Vegetarians will also find plenty of excellent choices.

What's there to see, besides nature?

You're obviously reading this part of the website first. But make no mistake - you don't have to be the outdoors type to fall in love with Iceland! For example, Reykjavik is one of the liveliest, safest, most sophisticated and modern cities on Earth. Its nightlife and cultural offerings are quickly becoming legendary worldwide. Half of Iceland's population lives in the greater Reykjavik area.

What about electricity and Internet?

If you come from North America or Great Britain and want to bring an electrical device from home, you will need to bring an adapter. The electrical standards in Iceland are 50 Hz and 240 volts.

Iceland is a very tech-savvy country with one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. If you didn't bring a computer, you'll find Internet cafés in the bigger towns and hotels. Most restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free wi-fi access, so if you have a laptop you can get Internet access almost everywhere. You'll also notice that most hotels, guesthouses, museums, restaurants and cafés have their own websites. The Fanfest venue has a free wi-fi hotspot.

What kind of mobile phone system is there in Iceland?

GSM - There are three main GSM operators in Iceland: Síminn, Nova and Vodafone. Together they cover most of Iceland including all towns and villages with over 200 inhabitants. Those companies sell SIM cards for pre-paid GSM/GPRS services. Pre-paid refill (top-up) cards are available at petrol stations around the country.

Please note, Iceland's mobile phone system operates on the 900/1800 MHz frequencies. Some phones from North America (and parts of South America) may not work on this system as they operate on the 850/1900 MHz frequencies. However, a quad-band phone (850/900 /1800 /1900 MHz) will work.

NMT - Iceland Telecom’s NMT long-range mobile service covers most of Iceland, including the interior highlands, and is suitable for those who plan to travel extensively in remote wilderness areas.

Iceland's country code is +354. If you are calling Iceland from the United States or Canada, dial 011 to get an international line, then 354 and the 7-digit phone number. When you are in Iceland, you just need to dial the 7-digit phone number. There are no area codes in Iceland.

How should I dress?

No matter what time of year you plan to visit Iceland, always pack some warm and water/wind-resistant clothes. Icelanders often say, "If you don't like the weather, just wait 15 minutes". They're not kidding! And always bring a bathing suit. Yes, a bathing suit! Icelanders' favorite pastime is year-round outdoor swimming in the countless geothermally heated pools and lagoons, which are as warm as bathwater.