Fanfest is a celebration of the EVE universe, sponsored every year by Crowd Control Productions (CCP). It is a chance for EVE players to meet with each other and with CCP developers (a.k.a. "devs") and company management. At Fanfest, CCP shares where they are taking EVE, and players provide feedback and opinions about the future direction of the game. Over three days, players attend CCP briefings and roundtable discussions, and talk about the evolving EVE universe.
It is also a fun celebration of the EVE community, with fantastic parties and music, both at the main Fanfest venue and in the various nearby hotels, bars and clubs.
For members of EVE University, Fanfest is also an opportunity to get together and meet the real people you fleet and chat with - the folks that exist only as voices on Mumble or as lines of text on your screen. It's a chance to share your common EVE experiences and retell stories of your adventures, and build bonds of comradeship that far go beyond the game itself.
Pictures from Fanfest 2013
At the Fanfest 2013 event in Reykjavik, Iceland, held April 25-27, nearly 50 EVE University members attended. The focus was on DUST514's official release, as well as on the highly anticipated Odyssey expansion.
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Pictures from Fanfest 2012
At the Fanfest 2012 event in Reykjavik, Iceland, held on March 22-24, more than two dozen EVE University members attended, and learned all about CCP's plans for DUST514 and the planned expansion of EVE, called Inferno. UNIs also spent a lot of time hanging out together, talking EVE, and learning more about their corpmates.
When and where is the next Fanfest?
CCP announced that the next Fanfest will be in Reykjavik, Iceland once again, at the HARPA center, on march 19-21, 2015. You can find more details here.
Why should I go to Fanfest?
1. Because the event's content is awesome.
3. Because the EVE community is awesome.
2. Because UNIs are awesome.