EVE FANFEST BRINGS
PLAYERS AND DEVELOPERS
Together for an incredible three-day gathering in beautiful Reykjavik, Iceland. Gather for presentations, tournaments, and developer roundtables. Enjoy parties, pub crawls, and community camaraderie. Treat yourself to the one-of-a-kind gathering, vacation and experience of EVE Fanfest.
Photos from Fanfest
What da F.A.Q.
Is there an age limit for attendees?
Their is no age limit for general entry to Fanfest. But you have to be 18 years old or older to enter the Party on Saturday and to participate in the Pub Crawl. The legal drinking age in Iceland is 20 years.
What is Fanfest?
Fanfest brings together 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.
When and where is Fanfest 2017?
The event will take place on April 6th-8th, 2017 at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre located at Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland.
How much does a Fanfest ticket cost?
We will announce the ticket price soon. Please be aware that there will be early-bird tickets on discounted price.
What is sisters of EVE and why is it more expensive?
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 the Party at the Top of the World on Saturday night! The higher ticket price covers the SoE package only and does not grant entry to Fanfest. A normal ticket is needed to go to Fanfest as well.
When & where can I buy Fanfest 2017 tickets?
Tickets will go on sale this fall 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. Location and more info about the ticket pickup will be announced closer to Fanfest 2017. Same applies to all the other events. Bring ticket confirmation and personal identification.
What activities will be at Fanfest 2017?
We will give all necessary details once we get closer to Fanfest. But we can tell that Fanfest 2017 will kickstart CCP's 20th anniversary celebration.
What do I get for the cost of a ticket?
Each Fanfest ticket includes a Fanfest access pass that grants access to Fanfest and the Party at the Top of the World. Attendees will also get a Fanfest goody bag containing exclusive goodies. More details on the contents of the gift bag will be revealed later. Please be aware that transportation and accommodations are not included with the cost of any Fanfest ticket.
What should I do about hotel accommodations and transportation?
Transportation to the event will be up to you. Our official Fanfest 2017 Hotel and Travel partners, Center Hotels and Icelandair, will soon put up for sale great exclusive deals.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 will stream live during all three days of Fanfest. Visit our Twitch channel!
For all inquiries regarding payment issues or ticket refund, please contact email@example.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
Useful statistics for Iceland
- Population: 329,100 (Jan 2015)
- Religion: 80% Lutheran
- Total area: 103,000 km² / 39,756 sq. mi
- Capital: Reykjavík (population 121,822)
- 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. But 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 as 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. Due to currency restrictions, it is extremely difficult to obtain ISK in a foreign country before arriving in Iceland. Likewise, 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. And vegetarians will 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 an 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. Both 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-resistant clothes. The 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.