Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Back from Fanfest and asking for more

It's been 3 days since my return from Iceland, and a bit longer since the end of the 5th EVE Fanfest. Quantum Rise has been deployed and from all accounts, all has gone smoothly. Life is slowly returning to normal for me, though I'm still very much busy with the job hunt and taking care of the little family.

This last Fanfest was my first and, as I've been telling everyone and their mothers, hopefully not my last. Though the whole event was short, and I didn't get to enjoy the Icelandic scenery, the whole experience was a blast. I finally met face to face with folks I'd been chatting and emailing for over a year. And I also met with folks who were complete strangers, leaving with new friendships which are likely to last. Never mind 3 days of EVE Online news and discussions!

I still have got loads of notes and subject matter that came out of the Fanfest for about a dozen future posts. So expect more over the next two weeks. I just need a bit of time to wrap my head around a few ideas and get my facts together.

This Friday's Speedlinking post is likely to be one of the lengthiest, as I've put together the news of the last 2 weeks, which as you know, has been quite extensive. This one should go live early Friday morning. YoMma and I are scheduled to record the 4th installment of MicroWarpCast also on Friday morning, and with some luck, I should have the editing done by the end of the week-end.

I leave you with these two photos of me and some lovely Icelandic ladies with whom I had a bit of fun on Saturday night, during the Fanfest Party. Should convince a few of you boys out there to definitely make it to Fanfest next year!

All innocent fun, of course. I mean, I'm an honorable Canadian of course!



Anonymous said...

Excellent coverage all around, bro!

Benoit CozmikR5 Gauthier said...

Poor, poor CK...

Sounds like you had a blast man. Here's to hoping I can make the 2009 edition :)


John Holt said...


Anonymous said...

Yes, they sure do make 'em purrty in the land of Ice and Fire.

That and there's always one guy grinning like an idiot in the background of internet photos (No not you Crazy, the other guy)

Anonymous said...

After seeing those pictures, I think I can speak for everyone when I say, "Go to hell Kinux."

Bahamut said...

Tap dat New Eden ass!

Seriously though, glad you had such a great time and glad to have you back on home turf. Really looking forward to the next MWC!

Next year you should do a video MWC from Fanfest!

Keystone said...

OMG, that's me in the background smiling!!!

I ended up with both blonds that night...

Anonymous said...

David, where are your hands in those pics?

Anonymous said...

Hi CK, great to meet you at Fanfest, and awesome to see the coverage you've done.

The photo of a defeated Tyraxx Thork still hasn't surfaces :/

Looking forward to catching up again next year and blogs in between.

Anonymous said...

Didn't make it this year but hope to make it next year and I have to buy you some drinks; for all the hard work you have been putting into the blogsphere.


CrazyKinux said...

My hands are holding beers of course! And as I often like to say, "It's not because you're on a diet that you can't look at the menu!"

Looking forward to seeing all of you next year!

Anonymous said...

CK- was a pleasure to meet you. My camera took the shots so hope you enjoyed yourself:) To those not there- yes he was a gentleman and was true to himself!:)

All of the NMTZ pilots there wish you the best in 2009 and hope you will return next year. We are already planning on it!

Molly Maloney
Encina technologies

CrazyKinux said...

Thanks for dropping by Karen and also for the photos! Looking forward to seeing you again in 2009!