We leave tomorrow for our flight to Reykjavik. We drive down to Washington and catch the non-stop, arriving around 6:30 am on Wednesday Iceland time. This was the best option for us, other flights included really long lay-overs, some of those were like 11 hours! Yikes. So our trip will be for seven days, although only six of those are actually in country, as we return the following Tuesday. Plus six and then minus six. It is sorta like time travel without the costumes.
I have no idea what condition we will arrive in, so a lot of this day depends on how we feel once we get on the ground and to the hotel. We're leaving this one pretty wide open with plans to visit some sites in Reykjavik and generally eat some good food and take it easy. The only real plans we have right now is a dinner with Andrew Groen, CCP Spitfire and maybe CCP Seagull that evening. I suspect we'll be going over the roundtable discussion we'll be having the next day.
Oh and get registered at Harpa of course.
Thursday - Fanfest Day One
I was surprised that Fanfest doesn't really get kicked off until mid-day. I don't know why that surprised me, but it did. Actually going and being there probably makes you more aware of times.
I'm using the Guidebook App to organize my schedule, it is an extremely handy thing with the Fanfest schedule, maps, alerts, and much more included.
Here is what I'm planning on attending and doing the first day, plans can always change:
Noon - Welcome to Fanfest and the Future of VR
1 - Sovereignty 5.0
2 - Art of Eve (Duh!)
3 - The Most Pivotal Decision in Nullsec History (Andrew's player presentation!)
3:25 - EVE Fan Art (And my player presentation! So I have to be there for that)
4 - EVE Fan Creations - Roundtable with Andrew and CCP Spitfire (Also have to be there)
5 - Eve Online Keynote
and then the Charity Dinner at 8pm at CCP HQ - Which should be a lot of fun!
Friday - Day Two
Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we'll get a good view of the Solar Eclipse at 8:30am. (Please!) Which will give me time to see my wife off on the SoE Golden Circle Tour at 9:30.
At 10:45 I'll be joining Niden for a section on Eve TV.
11 - Community Fansites or the Concept Art Session (Grrr! I want to go to both!)
12 - Make Eve Real - Creating Planetary Civilizations!
1 - Fleet PvP
2 - Ship and Module Rebalance (Ban WCS!!)
3 - Lowsec and Crimewatch
4 - The Future of Spaceship Rendering
5 - World's Collide
We're not going on the official Pub Crawl, we'll be sitting down somewhere and drinking like a bunch of old people instead.
Saturday - Day Three
I'm excited to be having lunch with Torfi on Saturday, will be great to finally meet him (after months of working with him on the poster project) and talk CD to CD. Really looking forward to that.
11- From Science Fiction to Science Fact
12 - Art and Graphics Panel (maybe)
1 - Valkyrie VR
2 - Future Vision of Structures
3 - Poster Signing
4 - Ship and Module Rebalancing (In case I miss the first one)
5 - Closing Ceremony
8 - Party at the Top of the World
All of which is subject to change without notice and I'll have to squeeze some poster signings in there wherever I can.
Sunday and Monday are both personal days for my wife and I to spend exploring Iceland. My wife has found us some great tours to explore, so we'll be doing that most of those days. Keeping the evening open for anything else, good food and more drinking most likely.
Then back home on Tuesday.
Whew. Gonna be insane!! Can't wait.