EVE Fanfest 2007

Well I figure it’s about time I dropped a note about what I’ll be up to this year in Iceland during Fanfest 2007.

Some may remember my Fanfest Galleries from last year, consisting of a pile of photos I took while in Iceland during Fanfest 2006. This year I’m going to be doing the same, but instead of waiting until I get home to prep the pictures for viewing online I’ll be doing more of a live thing this year.

I kinda got the idea while I was doing the photoblogging of the EVE 4th Alliance Tournament, putting stuff up almost as it was happening on a special Flickr gallery. I wanted to do something like this last year but the missing link was having no hardware while on site.

Well, I just received a brand new Dell Inspiron 1420 (separate blog coming with specs and pics and stuff), which means I’ll have a PC with me in Iceland to do this with, which is something I didn’t have last year. This will let me blog the events and get pictures up in a much more timely fashion. Now it’s not like I’m going to be a gargoyle or anything (reference from Snow Crash if you’re scratching your head), but time and alcohol permitting I hope to have pictures up as rapidly as I can for folks who are unable to make it to the party this year.

I really enjoyed being able to bring the close-up Tournament experience to folks who were only able to watch it via the EVE TV camera streams, and the response I got from players was nothing short of amazing. I only hope this year at Fanfest I’ll be able to help bring the experience home for those who aren’t able to join us in Iceland.

EVE Fanfest 2007 announced!

Here’s a link to the announcement post on the EVE forums.

For those who haven’t made it to one of these, they’re absolutely incredible. They gave some great advance notice this year, so plan ahead with vacation and cash. It’s well worth the effort, Iceland’s a beautiful country, and it’s amazing visiting with a ton of people who share the same passion for EVE.

My gallery’s still online, so hit this link and take a look at what you missed last year.

Picture reactions, and Warp Drive Active

Wow. The reactions I’ve been getting from folks about the EVE Fanfest pictures has been absolutely amazing. I’m beyond happy that I was able to bring a piece of the Fanfest that I experienced to all of you, and thanks for the very kind words. Over the next several days I’ll be in there adding descriptions and such to the images (which will be visible when the image is viewed full size) so as to provide a bit more insight into what’s what, and who’s who.

Warp Drive Active is going through some fun right now, my host has had some security issues so I can no longer do what I do to get the comments component working again. They’re looking into the problem, so sit tight.

Thanks to a suggestion from one WDA reader, I’ve created a blog category here on the site for Warp Drive Active. If you click it on the right, you’ll only see blog entries about WDA. Why should this matter? I’ll be announcing new additions when they happen, so if you’re a big fan of RSS aggregation (and who isn’t), then you can subscribe to the provided RSS feed to keep in the loop about when new comics are added.

I’ll get an RSS button setup on the WDA site this weekend hopefully, as well as start something similar for EVE: Nature Vraie. Hope that helps some of you out, and thanks for the suggestion.

Back from Fanfest 2006

God. What an amazing event. I got back yesterday morning from the EVE Fanfest 2006, and my mind is still digesting the experience. I’m writing up a humongous post for the EVE forums that I’ll mirror here somewhere, as well as a massive picture dump showing all the craziness that went on. Well not ALL of it 🙂 but the stuff that’s fit for display. Coming soon, once I finish organizing my thoughts and pictures.

Awesome time… I’m so happy to have met everyone that I did.

Wallet Abuse

Well it’s November finally, and we’re in the home stretch leading into Christmas where everyone and everything will try to dig deeply into the wallet. First up apparently is the Xbox 360, with a bunch of really nifty releases coming out this month including Gears of War and Rainbow Six Vegas. Having played a ton of Splinter Cell: Double Agent, I have to say that I now look forward to practically anything Ubisoft is set to release. These guys really know what they’re doing on the platform.

Back playing EVE with some regularity again. It’s good to be back in the nether regions of the game, making money and acquiring some “phat lewt”. With all the changes coming in Kali it’s tough to decide on what skills to train, but thankfully my character’s got the prerequisites for most of the new content already trained up.

With the EVE Fanfest right around the corner, I’m sure some tasty bits of information will trickle out from attending folks about where the game is headed. If it’s anything like the last couple of fanfests, the information should be very tasty indeed, for fans of the game.