As we move toward the end of March, Fanfest 2016 draws ever closer.
While we're still working hard to get the whole schedule finalized, we are ready to share some of the key dates and times for Fanfest this year, including when the largest of the keynote presentations will be taking place.
As has already been announced by CCP Seagull in her latest video blog update, we'll be streaming Fanfest 2016 free of charge via the CCP twitch channel again this year, so that we can bring as much of the Fanfest experience as possible to all our players who can't make out to Iceland for the party on top of the world.
There'll be more information coming on the live stream in the first couple of weeks of April, as well as details on how you can tune in, however for now, rest assured that this year, we're bringing Fanfest to you guys, with giveaways, social media contests and a whole host of interviews and content with players and developers alike.
Here's a few dates and times to lock down if you're going to tune into the stream, and for those of you who're planning on coming out to the Land of Fire and Ice for Fanfest this year!
Thursday, April 21st 2016
- 12:00 UTC - Opening Ceremony & Updates From New Eden
- 14:00 UTC - EVE Online Keynote
Friday, April 22nd 2016
- 17:00 UTC - Amarr Championships Finals
Saturday, April 23rd 2016
- 17:00 UTC - Closing Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony will contain the usual Welcome to Fanfest, as well as information on what's coming up in New Eden for EVE Online, Valkyrie, Gunjack, and the work we're currently doing on a new PC based FPS, before we take a break then dive directly into the EVE Online keynote where CCP Seagull and the EVE Development Team take attendees and viewers through a much closer look at what's coming up for EVE in 2016 and beyond.
On Friday we'll be broadcasting the finals of the Amarr Championships, when House Tash-Murkon and House Kor-Azor fight it out to see who will take the Imperial Throne, before Fanfest attendees head out on the traditional Friday night bub-crawl.
And finally on Saturday, the closing ceremony will take a look back over Fanfest 2016, and a look forward to what events are coming up over the course of the year.
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
In addition to this, we're proud to announce that the closing ceremony will have a special guest speaker this year, as the President of Iceland joins us to close up another great Fanfest here in Reykjavik.
There's more information coming soon, but for now make sure you note down these times if you're looking to keep up to speed with all our Fanfest 2016 announcements, and remember, there's always still time to make the trip out here if you're looking to hit Fanfest and join us at Harpa for the most epic celebration of all things EVE in the universe.
A few tickets are still available via Eventbrite.
We're looking forward to seeing you there!