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EVE Fanfest 2017

April 6-8

Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

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EVE FANFEST BRINGS

PLAYERS AND DEVELOPERS TOGETHER...

for an incredible three-day gathering in beautiful Reykjavik, Iceland. EVE fans from all over the world come for presentations, tournaments, exclusive reveals, and developer roundtables. They enjoy parties, an amazing pub crawl, community camaraderie, and the infamous Party at the Top of the World.


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


JOIN US IN 2017 FOR A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET OTHER EVE PLAYERS AND CELEBRATE CCP'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY!

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Tickets still available for the Charity Event

Hosted at Harpa, all proceeds from the Fanfest Charity Evening are donated to Barnaspítali Hringsins – The Iceland Children’s Hospital, who specialize in providing long term care for children who require treatment for a variety of health issues including cancer and diabetes as well as cardiovascular and neurological issues. Beginning at 20:00 UTC on the ground floor of Harpa, on the first day of Fanfest (April 6th, 2017), the charity evening is a chance to enjoy dinner and drinks with CCP staff, all for a good cause. The list of developers attending this year is as follows: CCP Affinity – Senior Game Designer, EVE Online CCP Antiquarian – QA Analyst, EVE Online CCP Denebola – CCO CCP Falcon – EVE Universe Community Manager CCP FiveMagics – Game Master, EVE Online CCP Fozzie – Game Designer, EVE Online CCP Ghost – Development Producer, EVE Online CCP Guard – Lead Community Developer, EVE Online CCP Hellmar – CEO CCP karkur – Senior Software Engineer, EVE Online CCP Larrikin – Game Designer, EVE Online CCP Loki – Senior Video Producer, EVE Online CCP Mimic – Development Producer, EVE Online CCP Nagual – Senior Game Designer, EVE Online CCP Orca – Senior Brand Director, EVE Online CCP Quant – Data Scientist CCP Rise – Game Designer, EVE Online CCP Roo – Lead Game Designer, EVE Valkyrie CCP Seagull – Executive Producer, EVE Online CCP Spider – Game Master, EVE Online The menu for the evening looks extremely tempting: Starter Lobster and place with pickled vegetables and Jerusalem artichoke purée Main Spiced loin of beef, carrot terrine, salt-baked golden beets, smoked pearl onions, potato purée and wine jus Dessert Milk chocolate and orange Bavarian cream, flavored with Icelandic brennivín, served with an orange salad Tickets are selling fast and there may only be a couple left on the day for people to buy at Harpa, so be sure to get your tickets soon via Eventbrite.

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The 2017 Fanfest beers!

Given that we're celebrating the 13th iteration of Fanfest this year and the 20th anniversary of CCP, the festivities would not be complete without delicious Fanfest beer. This year we've got four new brews for you guys to enjoy, and we'll be unveiling them in downtown Reykjavík before Fanfest 2017 kicks off. A delicious ale, light and dark lagers, plus a traditional Matari stout will be on tap at a selection of bars downtown for your refreshment. Amarr – “Apostle Ale” Caldari – “Leviathan Lager” Gallente – “Dark Dominix” Minmatar – “Slasher Stout” The uncasking of the beer and first tasting will happen at Prikið, in downtown Reykjavik at 16:00 UTC on Monday April 3rd, where a selection of devs will be on hand to raise a glass to the kickoff of Fanfest week here in Iceland! We're looking forward to seeing many of you there! Besides Prikið the beers will also be available at Bravó, The Drunk Rabit, Bryggjan Brugghús, Hressó, English Pub and Húrra during Fanfest.

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Details for the 2017 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 also invited to join in on the Saturday of Fanfest and at the Party at the Top of the World on Saturday night! On this years SOE trip we will visit the wonderful Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west part of Iceland. You will enjoy some spectacular sights in this trip like the black beaches, bird cliffs, lava caves and Snæfellsjökull Glacier. In the morning, we will depart from Harpan in the direction of Borgarnes. The first stop is the amazing Ölkelda Mineral Spring, there you will discover a spring where carbon dioxide (CO2) rises to the surface along with the ground water. You will get a bottle to fill and enjoy while driving to lunch at Prímus Kaffi. From Prímus Kaffi we head to the ancient fishing village Hellnar. From there the group will take a trip called “The journey to the Centre of the earth” in Vatnshellir Lava Cave. We will also enjoy an adventurous walk around the small fishing village Arnarstapi and get to see some amazing sights like Gatklettur and Bárðarsaga statue. From Hellnar we drive towards Gerðuberg cliffs. At Gerðuberg we will taste some traditional Icelandic food and drinks while enjoying the beautiful sight. From Gerðuberg we will depart back home to Reykjavík where you will be dropped off at Harpan concert hall. Estimated time schedule: 09:00 – Departure from Harpa 10:30 – Ölkelda mineral spring 11:00 – Departure to lunch 11:30 – Lunch at Prímus Kaffi 12:30 – Vatnshellir Lava Cave 14:00 – Arnarstapi walk with a guide. 15:15 – Departure to Gerðuberg 16:15 – Gerðuberg views and a taste of Iceland 16:45 – Departure to Harpa 18:30 – Harpa - Reykjavík Included: Private bus and guide throughout the day SOE water bottle to take home Lunch at Primus Kaffi. Guided tour in a lava cave with all necessary equipment. A small taste of Iceland at Gerðuberg Please note: We advise people to eat a good breakfast before going on this tour and to wear warm clothes. Tickets are sold via Eventbrite.

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Line-up for the Party At the Top Of the World

Dear party pilots! It is a mere 8 weeks or so until EVE Fanfest 2017 explodes into our lives again, and the Saturday night Party at the Top of the World on 8 April aims to be the best yet. Taking place at the incredible Harpa, this wrap-up will provide the cherry on top of your Fanfest experience. Our confirmed and scheduled acts will light the party fuse, ignite the fire within and fight off any cold that Iceland can throw at you! Hold the door, can this be true?! DJ Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game Of Thrones) will be honoring us with a performance to mark his first visit to Fanfest. Sharing the headline slot will be the illustrious Permaband, CCP’s in-house rock gods. You can expect a signature riotous performance of galactic proportions, worthy of Fanfest. As if all of that wasn’t enough, we also have local party legend Hermigervill to keep pulses racing into the night. Book your ticket HERE, keep your eyes peeled for more upcoming Fanfest 2017 news and announcements, and we’ll see you in Iceland in April!

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Reward For Ticket Buyers

This year Fanfest marks a special event for CCP Games as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, and we’d like as many of you as possible of you to join us here in Reykjavik for what is set to be an epic celebration of all things New Eden. In celebration of Fanfest 2017, we will be issuing a decommissioned CONCORD Pacifier class frigate with the sale of every Fanfest ticket. The Directive Enforcement Department also have a selection of spare decommissioned Marshal class battleships spare, which will be issued to those who purchase a ticket for both Fanfest 2017 and EVE Vegas 2017 once tickets go on sale for EVE Vegas in the summer. You can check out more on these ships, and on Fanfest 2017 by heading on over to EVE Updates. In addition, you can check out more information on Fanfest 2017 and secure your tickets on the official Fanfest 2017 Website! Please be aware that these ships will also be available in future via other means of acquisition, potentially as parts of bundles of Omega time and through other offers and events, however Fanfest 2017 and EVE Vegas 2017 attendees will be the first to receive them.

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Tickets for Fanfest 2017 go on sale!

Tickets for Fanfest 2017 are now available! Fanfest 2017 is going to be an incredible gathering in Iceland from April 6th to 8th, and an amazing experience you won't forget easily: We are celebrating 14 years of EVE Online and the 20th anniversary of CCP! Join fellow Capsuleers and Valkyries from all over the globe along with your game developers, enjoy exciting presentations, engage in expert discussions, try out demos, and above all else, have tons of fun at the top of the world! The Early Bird Tickets are available only in limited quantities and on a first-come first-serve basis. You can also secure your ticket for the Pub Crawl, Charity Evening and the Sisters of EVE tour.

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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 old 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 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?

Full price for a Fanfest ticket is $225. 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 entry to Fanfest. A normal ticket is needed to go to Fanfest as well.

When & where can I buy Fanfest 2017 tickets?

Tickets are sold via Eventbrite: https://evefanfest2017.eventbrite.com

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 2017. The 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 tickets for the Pub Crawl, Sisters of EVE, and Charity Evening are already on sale. Fanfest 2017 will kickstart CCP's 20th anniversary celebration 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 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, Centerhotels and Icelandair, have special deals for Fanfest attendees. Please find more info about those deals in our Partner section above.

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!

Troubleshooting

For all inquiries regarding payment issues or ticket refund, 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: 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.