Tickets are now on sale for EVE Fanfest 2014. Fanfest happens every year in Iceland, and it's perhaps the only opportunity you'll ever have to to hang out amidst frigid volcanic wastes with a gang of spaceship fanciers. I went a couple of years ago - the year Quinns went, not the year Brendan went - and I'd totally recommend it.
It's happening this year May 1st-3rd, and tickets cost $175/€115 (£108.34ish) or can be bought with the EVE currency, PLEX. There's also a special early bird ticket price of $150/€110 (£92.79ish).
First of all, let's not kid ourselves, Iceland has some top class frigid volcanic wastes. I've been a few times, and spent my time riding monster trucks through rivers, hiking atop glaciers, and crawling through volcano caves. When you clamber out of the last one, it's like being birthed by the earth.
Second of all, this year it's taking place at the Harpa, the concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík. The Harpa has maybe my favourite ceiling of any building in the world. It's like something out of Deus Ex.
(Source: Rudi Riet on Flickr).
Look at it! The walls ain't bad either.
Also, there's all the spaceships. Fanfest is split into the main stage, where big, fan-pleasing announcements are made (new lasers, better crates, etc.), smaller seminar rooms where artists and designers talk about minutiae of their work, and events-about-town, like the "Pub Crawl with a Dev" or the "party at the top of the world" (with the devs) or the, OK, look, the devs will be having fun too.
Find more information at the EVE Fanfest 2014 official site.