Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A North American EVE Fanfest?

In one of my previous posts, I listed attending an EVE Online North American Fan Fest as one of my wishes. Well it seems that unless the community puts it together, there will never be one. In a recent interview over at Gaming Moments, CCP's CEO explained that if there ever was a fan fest on these shores (I'm in Canada), it would be put together by us fans, not by CCP themselves.

The question, submitted by yours truly, was fielded by Mandrill during an interview with Hilmar Petursson, at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival earlier this month. As a result of having my question chosen for the interview, I won a Gaming Moments T-shirt! It's currently on it's way! I'll post a picture of it when I get.

I highly recommend you head over and read the interview titled, "The God of EVE Online, Hilmar Petursson". It's not your typical interview, with the same old and repetitive questions - which Hilmar seems to have given over the last couple of weeks. Mandrill went out of his way to ask different questions, and as a result, I learned a couple of new things about EVE. Have a read and let Mandrill know what you thought.

Getting back to the Fan Fest, is anyone out there interested in putting together such an event? Maybe we could start with CCP White Wolf and start annoying them with the idea. As I've mentioned in the past, I've been to a fan fest held in Las Vegas (pictures here) and though a bit short, it was a blast. I'm sure there are enough EVE fans out there to hold another soon. Maybe on the east coast this time.

I'm convinced this could be really a big event. Taking into account the results of my latest poll, in which 69% of you wished they could attend the EVE Fan Fest in Iceland, I'm sure that some of you in the States or Canada would most likely travel to such an event. Hell, I know I would!

Anyway, the idea has been put forth. Let me know if this is something you'd be interested in putting together. I for one, am ready to give it a try. Let's see where this leads.


Martin Cathrae said...

bah, as much as I'd love to say definitely, $$ and time are things I'm short on, so unless it was somewhere close, like Boston or Montreal, it'd be tough. (could I use more commas?)

CrazyKinux said...

That would be the idea, Montreal would be a great place to host one, with it's gaming developers (EA, UbiSoft, Strategy First, etc), say spring break next year, or maybe the 2009, since these events take a lot of time and effort to plan successfully.

(that's 8 commas! I win!)

Martin Cathrae said...

haha damn!

Montreal, I think yes, make a week vacation... :)