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FANFEST TICKETS --------- will CCP be releasing more ?

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Jim Luc
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#41 - 2013-03-15 01:20:55 UTC
CCP Eterne wrote:
As has been said, there are laws about putting more people into the venue than is legally allowed. If you already booked flights and accommodations before FanFest sold out, please e-mail with details.

We will be offering some method of streaming FanFest this year for people who cannot attend.

Any word on the HD streaming options this year?
Mara Rinn
Cosmic Goo Convertor
#42 - 2013-03-15 01:37:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Mara Rinn
LazyWren wrote:
Anyone who booked hotels and flights before tickets is a mong of the first order, and has more money than sense. So losing the money won't be a bad thing.

There are two ways you can make arrangements: you could book event tickets first and then accommodation, or you could book accommodation first and then event tickets.

There is a catch: event tickets are often sold as little as six months in advance. Accommodation on the other hand can be booked a year in advance, and the price rises faster as you get closer to the desired date. Thus you might be able to book a luxury apartment for €400 for the entire week if you book 12 months ahead of time, while a one-star hotel room booked a week before the event will cost you the same amount. My partner and I booked our accommodation within a few hours of CCP announcing the actual dates for FanFest (which was long before the FanFest tickets were available for purchase).

Now I will be the first to admit that leaving your FanFest ticket bookings till three or four months after they were put up for sale is probably foolish, but there is nothing wrong with booking accommodation ahead of time as long as you purchase the event tickets as soon as they are available. If you miss out on FanFest 2013 tickets but have already booked flights and accommodation, you could always take part in the unofficial meetups through #tweetfleet on Twitter.

And then there's the issue that Tippia raised: accommodation in Reykjavik during EVE Online FanFest 2013 is getting hard to find.
Mara Rinn
Cosmic Goo Convertor
#43 - 2013-03-15 01:48:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Mara Rinn
Varius Xeral wrote:
CCP Fozzie wrote:
Sakura Nihil wrote:
CCP - failing at planning live events since 2003.

Selling out the largest venue in the country for an amazing party = failing at event planning C/D? Big smile

More like Iceland failing at being a country.

Iceland didn't waste tax money bailing out banks so that the banks could get back to being stupid.

It's worth noting that Iceland's population is about 300,000. That means an event of sufficient size to fill Harpa will involve about 0.33% of the population. Imagine if you wanted to hold an event of similar scale in New York City: you would have to find accommodation for about a million people. The largest events that New York City is capable of hosting are limited by the sizes of their stadiums, which will top out at a few hundred thousand participants.

So based on your assertion the USA fails at being a country capable of hosting entertainment events. Even worse is when you realise that New York's largest stadium is MetCity Stadium at about 80-ish thousand seats, and that is actually in Noo Joysee.
Xen Solarus
Furious Destruction and Salvage
#44 - 2013-03-15 18:50:20 UTC
You should always buy the cheaper thing first, in this instance the ticket. Then if you fail to secure flights or a hotel, you've only lost a small amount of cash and can probably just sell it on to someone else. Book flights and hotels before you've got the ticket and you're left with a non-refundable fight to a hotel for nothing, not to mention looking like a fool. I found all the people that did this quite amusing when they started ranting at CCP, like it was their fault that they were so stupid. Roll

Just goes to show how awesome CCP are that they're willing to go out of their way to accommodate for them. Cool

Post with your main, like a BOSS!

And no, i don't live in highsec.  As if that would make your opinion any less wrong.  

Galactic Rangers
#45 - 2013-03-15 20:46:32 UTC  |  Edited by: xxxTRUSTxxx
This thread was all about pointing out that more wanted to go to fanfest. it was not about people making a how to guide on going to fanfest and how one should book tickets or flights or even hotels and when they should be booked and in what order.

last year it was mentioned that if there was a bigger demand for more tickets, considering ccp where aware of the dust players joining in that ccp might hire out the old convention center and run a shuttle service between harpa and Laugardalsholl.

i was wondering if this might happen, nothing more. we already got an answer from a dev so chill.

thanks for all your replies o/

BTW: those that are going,, cya all there Big smile
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