Finally FanFest


No longer shall millions in debts, bankruptcy, horrible legal court battles with insane, psychotic ex-wives, or a catastrophic loss of livelihood stand in the way of me attending FanFest. Nope. Even though I really still can't afford it, my Wife and I have decided that this is the year. We've purchased our Airplane and Hotel reservations and will be attending the bash in Reykjavik this March. Woot!!

Finally Rixx Javix will be in Reykjavik!

Every year since 2010 I've planned on attending and every year something horrible would come up that would keep me away. I joked to my wife the other night that I fully expect Bárðarbunga to erupt and spoil FanFest this year, it would make perfect sense.

I've been playing Eve since September of 2008 and I have yet to knowingly meet another Eve player in person. (Not counting my Son, who introduced me to Eve in the first place.) So I freely admit to the concept of me physically attending, after all these years, to be perhaps the weirdest thing I have ever done. And when I say that, it means something. I've had Baboons on my back, sat on a Motorcycle I had built on top of the Crazy Horse Memorial, thrown Santa off a snow-covered roof in the middle of Summer, had the Gorilla from Gorilla's in the Mist watching Planet of the Apes... I could go on and on, my list of weird things I've done is rather long.

It is weird because I know so many Eve players. Thousands and thousands of them. Over the years I've shared real life issues with people from all over the world. We've talked about private matters, lost jobs, immigration issues, family tragedies, college finals, the births of children, so many things not even related to Eve. I feel like I know many of you. And so many of you I would call friends. Fellow Bloggers, artists, writers, podcasters, twitter users, hat-wearers, and both friends and enemies in-game.

And yet, I've never even met one of you in the flesh.

All of that is about to change. And I hope to get to meet as many of you as humanly possible in March. There are so many that I won't get the chance to meet because they won't be coming to this year's event. People I waited to long for. And, as much of a bummer as that is, it is still a great thing to look forward to seeing those that will be there. Not to mention all the great people at CCP who I've also (sorta, kinda) known for so many years.

My Wife just smiles and shakes her head at me. But she is also very excited, albeit for potentially slightly different reasons. Huge credit to her however, it isn't every Wife who would be excited about our first overseas trip together being Iceland. lol.

I'm sure FanFest will be a big part of this blog over the next three to four months. To everyone reading, I hope to finally get to meet you and shake your hand and struggle to make the connection between you the real person and you the virtual person. I wonder about that sometimes.

Should be a very interesting, illuminating, and ultimately enriching life experience.

Can't wait.



18 comments:

  1. Looking forward to meeting you!

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    1. Awesome! I can't wait. But yet, I must wait. Confound it.

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  2. Cheers, wish I could be there as well but alas.

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  3. If you're looking for a memorable "Thank You" for your wife, I highly recommend the "Sisters Of EVE Tour". My wife enjoyed this little adventure soooo much.

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    1. Yeah she's been planning various tours and activities. We are staying a few days after FF as well so we can enjoy some things together.

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  4. I am insanely jealous.

    Some year...

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    1. Hang in there! If I can make it happen, despite the odds, then so can anyone.

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    2. I second the insanely jealous motion...
      by show of pixels, all in favor? ..................................................
      Motion carried!
      Bailif, whack his pee pee.

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    3. Thirded.

      I was hoping 2015 would be the year. The wife is onside and everything . . .

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    4. You guys are bumming me out. Next time then!

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  5. Congrats Rixx. Could not happen to a finer gentleman. You may need to beef up the hat collection for selfies while there. ;)

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    1. Thank you. I'm looking forward to taking many,many photos!

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    2. Actually, you do realize you must, simply MUST wear a RIxx mask the WHOLE time you are there right? Even at night... (your wife is married to the guy after all...)

      I mean... people won't know who you are without it!

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  6. Very much congrats dude. Shame I won't be there but maybe next year I can talk the wife into it :D. We'll see how life pans out for an overseas adventure though as our adventuring days may very well be coming to an end for awhile... we'll see ;).

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    1. Yeah, we still don't really know for sure what we are doing with our children. We may be forced to chain them to trees and have the neighbors feed them.

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  7. Oooh, does that mean I get to tell my (little) tale of Breaking and Entering once more, but this time to the real Rixx Javix, inside a real bar? *squeee*

    Good idea to stay a few days longer than just FF - after all, it is Iceland, and not just your everyyear vacation spot (if any). Might as well make the most out of that trip.

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    1. Yeah we are staying for a few extra days after FF.

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