Several dozen EVE University members will attend Fanfest, the annual gathering of EVE Online and DUST 514 players, in Reykjavik, Iceland on May 1-3.
E-UNI Professor Seamus Donohue said, “I’ve been to Fanfest twice, and what I’ve enjoyed most are meeting Internet spaceship friends and discussing the future of EVE Online with CCP Developers. Also, I’m going to be teaching an EVE University lecture in the Serenity Hall on Saturday, May 3rd at 16:00.”
Professor Donohue’s lecture will cover “A Study of Geometry in EVE Online” and will explore the mechanics of various aspects of space in the game, including station docking ranges, grid characteristics and relative ship sizes and position. “Please don’t be late for class,” Donohue urges.
Other E-UNI members are also excited about attending. “Fanfest! It is like Christmas with your family,” said Bairfhionn Isu, E-UNI Retired Director. “The difference is that you actually care for the people at Fanfest.”
Neville Smit, Director of Education for EVE University, will appear in the Alliance Panel session, to be held on Friday, May 2nd at 19:00.
Fanfest includes three days of presentations and keynote addresses about the future of EVE Online, DUST 514 and the soon-to-be-released EVE Valkyrie games. It also features a lot of parties and celebrations for all of the participants, highlighted by the “Party on the Top of the World” event on Saturday night.
“I hate beer and even I love Fanfest,” says Kivena, E-UNI’s Teaching Manager, another returning attendee.
Almost 2,000 people are expected to attend Fanfest, to be held in the Harpa concert hall and conference center in Rekjavik. For those who can not attend in person, most of the Fanfest events will be streamed live over Twitch TV.