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My first Fanfest and first time out of the US!!! Need some pointers

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Equto
Imperium Technologies
#21 - 2015-01-31 23:42:01 UTC  |  Edited by: Equto
Glasgow Dunlop wrote:
Steve Ronuken wrote:
Registration for Fanfest is opening on Monday this year Smile

Should help with not having to queue in the freezing cold.

(Source: CSM winter minutes, day 2)


Its not cold, its mildly refreshing Big smile

You never stood outside for 1 and a half hours with the ccp devs walking past

EDIT: With it raining,snowing, and blowing at near hurricane force speed. However some devs were nice and roughed it with us.
Lors Dornick
Kallisti Industries
#22 - 2015-02-01 00:45:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Lors Dornick
Equto wrote:
Glasgow Dunlop wrote:
Steve Ronuken wrote:
Registration for Fanfest is opening on Monday this year Smile

Should help with not having to queue in the freezing cold.

(Source: CSM winter minutes, day 2)


Its not cold, its mildly refreshing Big smile

You never stood outside for 1 and a half hours with the ccp devs walking past

EDIT: With it raining,snowing, and blowing at near hurricane force speed. However some devs were nice and roughed it with us.

If it's raining it's not really cold.

And besides, horizontal snow and near hurricane winds is a normal winter day.

20 below freezing, 3 feet of snow per hour and actual hurricanes is proper weather, and might even make locals go "gee, it's a bit windy today".

Edit:
And btw, the locals have a special saying about the weather.
"If you don't like it, wait 15 minutes and it will have changed."

CCP Greyscale: As to starbases, we agree it's pretty terrible, but we don't want to delay the entire release just for this one factor.

Equto
Imperium Technologies
#23 - 2015-02-01 18:18:56 UTC
Lors Dornick wrote:
Equto wrote:
Glasgow Dunlop wrote:
Steve Ronuken wrote:
Registration for Fanfest is opening on Monday this year Smile

Should help with not having to queue in the freezing cold.

(Source: CSM winter minutes, day 2)


Its not cold, its mildly refreshing Big smile

You never stood outside for 1 and a half hours with the ccp devs walking past

EDIT: With it raining,snowing, and blowing at near hurricane force speed. However some devs were nice and roughed it with us.

If it's raining it's not really cold.

And besides, horizontal snow and near hurricane winds is a normal winter day.

20 below freezing, 3 feet of snow per hour and actual hurricanes is proper weather, and might even make locals go "gee, it's a bit windy today".

Edit:
And btw, the locals have a special saying about the weather.
"If you don't like it, wait 15 minutes and it will have changed."

The sad thing is its true, but I hail from one of the warmer states that only recently seen snow for the first time in 23 years. However the same about waiting could be said of our weather. The best part however was the picture from fanfest 9 with the change between 10 am and 12 pm
Katabrok First
Apukaray Security
#24 - 2015-02-02 14:18:26 UTC
As I said before, I'm Brazilian. I only saw snow when I went to Fanfest in 2013. How do you think I feel with this kind of temperatures? I got 42ยบ C here last week.
CCP Claymore
C C P
C C P Alliance
#25 - 2015-02-04 11:42:46 UTC
Equto wrote:
I don't know of many breakfast places in Iceland and often the "buffets" at your hotel is little more than cereal. However I have found the Laundromat cafe to be a great place to both grab a bite to eat and to meet other capsuleers. It can be a little pricey at times however it has been great every time I have eaten there and you get a lot of food for you money. It also helps that, like everyone I have met in iceland so far, the staff are nice people.


SNAPS!

Pulled pork sandwich is simply amazing!!

It is a little pricey, but it is amazing!

Quality Assurance Analyst Team Psycho Sisters

Feser One
Forge Heavy Shipyards
#26 - 2015-02-06 14:43:46 UTC
I convinced my wife to go in 2013 for the 10 year Fanfest.

Nonnabiti's was amazing and the people working there were pleasant to talk to. They introduced us to a local drink made by Egil's. My understanding it was a carbonated malt orange soda.

The McDonald's there is called Metro. We found one outside the the "big" mall. To be nice don't waste your time there because the food is kinda bland.

I probably going to get flak over this but it was hard to find a good cup of coffee. They make the coffee there strong. If you like it that way then your ok. I learned to ask for some hot water on the side to dilute it a bit.

They have pizza and it's fine. Coming from New York I'm sure you like your pizza.
Other junkfood staples like Coka Cola and Doritos are all available.

My experience was a hamburger and coke will cost you around $15 american.

If your into seafood they have lots of choices. Down near the docks is a place called Sea Baron. Go there just to see the decor, but if you are up to it try the lobster soup.

The hotdog stand they rave about on the flight is ok. There always seems to be somebody in line. Talk to the guy that works there as he's a pretty cool guy. Somedays he's there for 16 hours straight selling hotdogs.

They have a cafeteria area at Fanfest but the food is pretty generic. They use cool names though to descibe it. They also have food vendors come in to offer other fair and the line ups for those always seemed to be long. If I remember correctly one was a pizza stand.

Go to the Laundrymat Cafe. Just go. It is a pretty cool place to check out. The breakfast was also good.

Have Fun.
Lidor Alaran
Ophiuchus Inc.
#27 - 2015-02-07 06:53:15 UTC
Hi, Everyone!

Thanks everyone for sharing the information and especially CCP Explorer for his 'Map of Wonders' of 'Capsulers Survival Map to Reykjavik' =)

The friend of mine advised me to visit ice lagoon Jokursarlon cause that was the most impressive sight he used to visit during his summer trip to Iceland. In addition 2 day excursion includes glacier track and Aurora Borealis watching. I am very excited =)

Can anyone say does lagoon is worth to visit March? Or the weather will ruin my impression? Or March (Spring) is not the best time to visit the lagoon?

Thanks in advance.

Looking forward to have awesome time in Iceland during Fanfest 2015!

Best regards,
L.A.
CCP Explorer
C C P
C C P Alliance
#28 - 2015-02-07 15:04:49 UTC
Lidor Alaran wrote:
Hi, Everyone!

Thanks everyone for sharing the information and especially CCP Explorer for his 'Map of Wonders' of 'Capsulers Survival Map to Reykjavik' =)

The friend of mine advised me to visit ice lagoon Jokursarlon cause that was the most impressive sight he used to visit during his summer trip to Iceland. In addition 2 day excursion includes glacier track and Aurora Borealis watching. I am very excited =)

Can anyone say does lagoon is worth to visit March? Or the weather will ruin my impression? Or March (Spring) is not the best time to visit the lagoon?
This is not an easy question, the weather in March is not predictable.

Erlendur S. Thorsteinsson | Senior Development Director | EVE Online // CCP Games | @CCP_Explorer

defiler
Mad Hermit
Wayward Alliance
#29 - 2015-02-07 21:03:17 UTC
CCP Explorer wrote:
This is not an easy question, the weather in March is not predictable.
As opposed to any other month? Say, what's that Icelandic motto about the weather not being to your liking again? P

Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.

CCP Explorer
C C P
C C P Alliance
#30 - 2015-02-08 10:34:44 UTC
defiler wrote:
CCP Explorer wrote:
This is not an easy question, the weather in March is not predictable.
As opposed to any other month? Say, what's that Icelandic motto about the weather not being to your liking again? P
Wait 15 minutes.

Erlendur S. Thorsteinsson | Senior Development Director | EVE Online // CCP Games | @CCP_Explorer

RangerGord
Rothschild's Sewage and Septic Sucking Services
The Possum Lodge
#31 - 2015-02-10 16:15:24 UTC
Since I'm not getting any response in my thread about hiking and waterfalls and sightseeing in Iceland during Fanfest, perhaps I'll get an answer here.

One thing I just noticed, the Fanfest party at the Blue Lagoon, tickets are $99, but if I were to just go to the Blue Lagoon on my own its only $40, maybe $50ish if I want to use one of their towels (can I bring my own towel and leave it in the locker with my clothes?). So what is the difference for the Fanfest lagoon tickets and a normal one?
xhaloboyx
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#32 - 2015-02-11 15:45:56 UTC
WOW! Thanks everyone for the excellent responses(especially the one mentioning pulled pork mmmmm). I would never have imagined so many people would help me out and I am much more confident in the food selection and travel advice. A lot of people seem to be concerned about the weather, but considering the East Coast of the US has suffered 3 years of crippling winter storms(this season has been the mildest) it never crossed my mind to worry about cold weather and I tend to dress warm either way. I can say for sure that I will probably be unimpressed with pizza but i'll be willing to compare. I have heeded everyone's warning and will be diverting a decent amount of souvenir money(not that I planned to buy much anyway) towards food expenses. I dont eat much volume anyway(remember the 120lbs part?) but I am interested in experiencing the food regardless. My company has denied usage of my mobile phone so that was made clear and I will be contacting my bank as well as photocopying my passport for preventative measures. One question I was wondering recently is: Is there any other vendors at Fanfest? I noticed that Oculus VR, Nvidia, Razer and a bunch of gaming companies/media outlets come to fanfest. My concern is that if I come to fanfest and see a bunch of booths selling goodies, that I wont have anything to carry them in LOL. I will be attending a lot of panels(even the "boring" ones) so I want to make sure I am not walking into those with a backpack full of loot swag.
Katabrok First
Apukaray Security
#33 - 2015-02-11 16:20:37 UTC
RangerGord wrote:
Since I'm not getting any response in my thread about hiking and waterfalls and sightseeing in Iceland during Fanfest, perhaps I'll get an answer here.

One thing I just noticed, the Fanfest party at the Blue Lagoon, tickets are $99, but if I were to just go to the Blue Lagoon on my own its only $40, maybe $50ish if I want to use one of their towels (can I bring my own towel and leave it in the locker with my clothes?). So what is the difference for the Fanfest lagoon tickets and a normal one?

When I went to Fanfest 2013, the difference was the availability of tickets. As I was too late to buy them I couldn't get them neither from CCP or at the blue lagoon.
Vilianis
Ghost Net Industrialists
Valkyrie Alliance
#34 - 2015-02-11 16:50:10 UTC
Second trip to Iceland.
Things to note and Google
1. Flybus
2. AirBNB if you need a place (most hotels have booked up close to venue)
3. Cheap but good food - Hot Dog Cart close to Harpa..just follow the crowds. Cheap and delicious!

Would also recommend buying from the Grocery store for some meals and items. Restaurants every night is going to cost you.

If you buy stuff and its too much, you need to weigh the pros and cons of buying/paying for an extra bag vs Post.

Hope your trip is a good one, d'ont be afraid to ask folks at Fanfest...only a few weirdos there.

Cheers
Vil
Drechlas
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#35 - 2015-03-04 10:25:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Drechlas
WAAAH HALOBOY!!! We're SO going to get drunk together!!!!!

I'll arrive on monday the 16th and gtfo the next week

for your phone thingy, some other goon (from quebec) bought an island pre paid card last year and used that to call around in iceland.

my boss pays my phone and also data roaming so I don't need to do that
xhaloboyx
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#36 - 2015-03-04 15:51:58 UTC
Drechlas wrote:
WAAAH HALOBOY!!! We're SO going to get drunk together!!!!!

I'll arrive on monday the 16th and gtfo the next week

for your phone thingy, some other goon (from quebec) bought an island pre paid card last year and used that to call around in iceland.

my boss pays my phone and also data roaming so I don't need to do that


Monkeys represent! OOK!!!!! Im not too worried about my phone. My intelligent girlfriend, says I should have it for emergencies, but what is the fun in that? Last thing I want is phone calls from the US, when I booked the trip to avoid just that. I alredy bought a ticket for the Bar Crawl........its gonna be a good night ;)
Katrina Bekers
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#37 - 2015-03-09 14:06:04 UTC
Buy a prepaid Siminn SIM during your flight, and for one week your phone needs are done.

My third fanfest, never without my Siminn...

<< THE RABBLE BRIGADE >>

DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#38 - 2015-03-09 19:32:59 UTC
RangerGord wrote:
Since I'm not getting any response in my thread about hiking and waterfalls and sightseeing in Iceland during Fanfest, perhaps I'll get an answer here.

One thing I just noticed, the Fanfest party at the Blue Lagoon, tickets are $99, but if I were to just go to the Blue Lagoon on my own its only $40, maybe $50ish if I want to use one of their towels (can I bring my own towel and leave it in the locker with my clothes?). So what is the difference for the Fanfest lagoon tickets and a normal one?



From what i understand, you also get access to a private area hence the increaed price. and it will prolly be packed.

OMG Comet Mining idea!!! Comet Mining!

Eve For life.

RangerGord
Rothschild's Sewage and Septic Sucking Services
The Possum Lodge
#39 - 2015-03-10 14:43:22 UTC
Well as it turns out I won't have time to do the Blue Lagoon and Jokulsarlon, so Jokulsarlon takes trump. Maybe next trip I'll plan better and have more time.
DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#40 - 2015-03-10 19:37:06 UTC
looking at the weather report... yea i'm gonna freeze my ass off lol

OMG Comet Mining idea!!! Comet Mining!

Eve For life.

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