It’s that time of the year again, and Fanfest is upon is.
The annual pilgrimage of capsuleers from across the globe to the frozen land of ice and fire is only two months away, and the clock is ticking as we count down to three solid days of all things EVE Online.
Once again, at Fanfest 2017 there will be developer presentations and roundtables, as well as the EVE Online keynote which will chart what’s coming up in EVE Online in the near future, with some significant announcements and information on the direction that our spaceships will be travelling in over the course of the coming years.
Fanfest 2017 comes after another amazing year for EVE Online and its awesome community, and this year we’ll once again be putting the focus on you, our players, as we celebrate both the kickoff of CCP’s 20th anniversary celebrations, and the fourteenth anniversary of the launch of EVE Online.
After a fantastic 2016 event that saw the biggest performance yet by Permaband and more player focused content than ever before, we’re now looking to amp it up and put even more content at Fanfest in the hands of our pilots.
The whole Fanfest team is super stoked to once again be working on Fanfest.
We want you for Fanfest 2017!
Last year, we wanted Fanfest to give MOAR.
This year, we want it to be the most epic celebration of EVE Online possible. Then, in 2018 we’re going to have to top it again, for EVE’s FIFTEENTH anniversary!
We want to get you all involved with Fanfest again this year, with a solid lineup of player presentations, events and content that our developer presentations, roundtables and keynotes can supplement.
What are we looking for?
We’re looking for players who’re comfortable presenting in front of a Fanfest audience, and who have something interesting or fun to talk about. These players will of course need to be fine with committing to putting together a presentation, hosting a roundtable, or putting together an event at Fanfest 2017.
In terms of presentations, we’re looking at two slot durations. The first is a full 45 minute presentation, and the second is a shorter 10-20 minute presentation.
Alongside the official CCP schedule and program for Fanfest, there are a lot of player run events that occur every year as part of the greater Fanfest experience. If you’re hosting a party, get together, karaoke night or any other event that you think players and devs alike would enjoy, you can feel free to get in touch with us and we may be able to assist in making sure that your event has more visibility to attract a larger audience. We also may be able to help you get in touch with various venues and partners in Reykjavik to make your event even better.
The only requirements for this type of assistance are that the event is open to everyone, and that you’re already planning in coming to EVE Fanfest and are looking to host an event during Fanfest as CCP will not be supplementing airfare or passes for these efforts.
Feel free to send us a mail and see if we can help you out!
How can you be a part of it all?
If you’re interested in being a part of the Fanfest 2017 lineup, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject containing the words “Fanfest Player Presentation”.
You’ll need to include the following information:
- Real name and age
- In game name
- Desired length of presentation
- Brief summary of content
- A little about yourself, and any other information you feel is relevant
- We’re looking for any content that you think would be interesting and fun for EVE players to share in.
The deadline for submitting your proposal for a presentation or roundtable is March 10th, 2017. After this we’ll start locking down the schedule and will need a full commitment from you to be a part of the lineup.
For external events you can inform us as soon as you have something concrete, preferably by the end of February.
Right now, we’re not going to commit to a specific number of speaker slots or events as there’s always room for more high quality content from our players. Our goal is to build a Fanfest program with a balanced and interesting program for all attendees.
We want your feedback!
We’re also looking for feedback on Fanfest over the years. If you’ve been an attendee and you’ve felt like there’s something you’ve particularly enjoyed, disliked or felt was missing from Fanfest, then now is your time to speak up and let us know.
Leave us some comments in the comments thread for this Dev Blog and we’ll see what we can do to make Fanfest even more awesome.
You can also tweet at me if you want to suggest cool things for Fanfest, or have memories and great photos and videos to share.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!