EVE Online fans, rejoice! CCP Games has announced details about Fanfest, as well as the travel packages they've arranged. For those who've never heard of the EVE Fanfest, for the past four years CCP has put out this call to all pilots:
Join us at the top of the world for the ultimate party: the EVE Fanfest, held in our hometown of Reykjavik, Iceland. This is the best experience of EVE Online: your chance to meet the people behind the avatars in person, including friends and foes alike from the battlefield, plus the CCP Devs. Catch an inside glimpse of what's in store for EVE; participate in live PVP and CCG tournaments versus other pilots; and, if you dare, venture out into the world-renowned Reykjavik nightlife afterwards!
If there's one thing CCP knows how to do right, beyond that whole 'internet spaceships thing', it's throwing a party. EVE Fanfest 2008 will be on November 6-8 at Laugardalur in the heart of Reykjavik, and will be the fifth annual event hosted by CCP. Fanfest is clearly a big deal to the Icelandic game developers, as they've made arrangements for airfare and hotel travel packages for fans wishing to make the journey north. At present, they've announced three 'early bird' travel packages through Icelandair for Germany, Holland, and the U.S.; more packages for other countries are in the works and will be announced at the official EVE Online site as details become available. Note that the offer for Germany ends on June 15. Read on for the full details about the U.S.-Iceland travel package.
The U.S. Iceland Air details are as follows:
Early Bird Special!
Book before Jul 15, 2008 and take $100 per person off of the package price!
(Prices do not reflect discount; discount taken at booking time)
Festival Dates: Nov 6-8, 2008
Join Eve Online fans from around the world... on top of the world! Have fun at the Fanfest and take advantage of the great nightlife and nature in Europe's northernmost capital city!
The event will take place at the Laugardalsholl Conference and Sports Hall. This is close to some great activities, including World Class Fitness Center, Laugar Spa, the Laugardalslaug Geothermal Swimming Pool, Broadway Nightclub and more.
Closest Hotels to Event Venue: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, Grand Hotel Reykjavik, Park Inn Island, Hotel Cabin and Guesthouse Borgartun
Departures by Gateway:
Boston - Depart Nov 5, return Nov 9
New York- Depart Nov 4, return Nov 9 (one extra night required.)
Halifax- Depart Nov 3, return Nov 10 (three extra nights required.)
- Round-trip air transportation from Boston (BOS), New York (JFK), and Halifax (YHZ)
- Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
- Three nights hotel (extra nights available at additional cost and may be required based on departure gateway)
- Scandinavian breakfast daily except arrival
- Personal travel insurance available through Access America
- Registration fee for Eve Fanfest
- Transportation to and from Fanfest meetings and events
Packages cannot be changed 29 days or less before departure.
Be sure to check out the Iceland Air site for the EVE Fanfest 2008 package, and possibly updated pricing details as well.