As announced at EVE Fanfest… last year I think, I know the plan has been knocking around for a while… there will be no EVE Fanfest in Iceland in 2019. Instead, CCP plans to take Fanfest on the road for 2019. In addition to the usual EVE Vegas event CCP will be adding additional events to their schedule as well as dropping in on regular player events, turning them into official Fanfest occasions.
Here are the announced locations for the 2019 World Tour:
- Amsterdam, Netherlands March 23-24 – Joining in with the traditional EVEsterdam event
- St. Petersburg, Russia May 4 – Bringing an event to the large Russian EVE Online community
- Sydney, Australia May 23-26 – CCP one again attending EVE Down Under
- Toronto, Canada June 21-23 – CCP in Canada for the first time with an event for the northeast
- Kemiönsaari, Finland August 23 – The winner of the Fanfest Home contest gets CCP in their living room
- Berlin, Germany September 13-14 – CCP joins up with G-Fleet for a German event
- EVE Vegas October 25-27 – The traditional Second Fanfest will return to Vegas
- London, England November 23 – EVE London will have CCP in attendance
That is eight official EVE Online events being run for 2019. And if the 2019 T-shirts for all of these events isn’t a concert tour knock-off with all of those dates on the back, I will be sadly disappointed.
For those of us who might make just one of these events in 2019, the plan is to stream them all so we can play along at home. There is even a teaser video for the whole plan.
The only question that remains: Can PermaBand play a world tour and survive?
Further details at the dev blog announcing the tour.