In a very “EVE” move, CCP has announced that you may purchase your EVE Online Fanfest 2009 pass indirectly with ISK, EVE Online’s in-game currency..
From the Fanfest PLEX for Passes site:
In honor of our recent 6th anniversary, we decided to allow people to use PLEX to pay for their tickets to Fanfest, gathering as many players as possible. For the first time ever you can buy your Fanfest 2009 tickets with in-game Pilot License Extensions (PLEX). Using PLEX, attendees can attend Fanfest simply by playing EVE!
What is PLEX? A Pilot License Extension (PLEX) is an item that adds 30 days of game time to your EVE Online account. It can be converted from any game time code and, like any other item, it can be traded on the EVE market. Please keep in mind that PLEX cannot be moved between stations.
A Fanfest pass will run you 5 PLEX, or about 1.5 billion ISK. But don’t worry, Fanfest isn’t until October, so you have some time.
A bit of a gimmick for sure, but pretty amusing all the same. I swear one of the Cs in CCP must stand for “Caldari.”
Of course, that just gets you into EVE Fanfest. You still have to get to Iceland and find a place to stay and none of the options they have listed take ISK, PLEX, or any other virtual currency. You’ll have to get out the credit card for that.