Fanfest 2017 is fast approaching and with the first couple of rounds of early bird tickets now sold out, attendance is growing rapidly by the day.
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.
With player and developer presentations, roundtables, additional events and the infamous EVE Fanfest pubcrawl, Fanfest 2017 is set to be the most epic one yet, as CCP rolls into its third decade of operation, and we prepare for the fourteenth anniversary of EVE Online.
In celebration of Fanfest 2017, we will be issuing a decommissioned CONCORD Pacifier class frigate with the sale of every Fanfest ticket.
In addition to this, we’ll be issuing a decommissioned CONCORD Enforcer class cruiser with every Fanfest ticket that is purchased early, before January 1st 2017.
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!
( Left to Right - Pacifier, Enforcer & Marshal - Click to enlarge! )
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.
Today is a historic occasion, as the first fully armed and operational Keepstar, the largest of Upwell Consortium's line of Citadel class structures, enters its final reinforcement timer, exposing it to the possibility of being destroyed. This Keepstar, operated by Circle-Of-Two in the system of M-OEE8, has been under siege for two weeks now. Pilots from all over New Eden have come to do battle; some wish to defend the Keepstar, and some wish to see it fall, while others are just looking to cause destruction on either side. For more information, you should check out this video by The Scope Network:
If you’re not able to make it into the system yourself to watch it all go down, we will be streaming various view points from the battle itself today on our Twitch channel, starting at 18:00 UTC. We will also be hosting streams from the community that are commentating on the battle as it unfolds. Make sure to join us or one of the various community streamers to see whether the Keepstar stands or falls.
One of the pioneers of the modern smartwatch, Pebble, is no more as of this week. The company's IP and some of its employees are now in Fitbit's corporate hands, and the prospects of future hardware are officially (mercifully?) gone. This made many people on staff feel many things. Especially Nicole Lee, who's having a particularly hard time accepting the death of Pebble's gear.