CCP Games, the renowned developer behind the popular sci-fi spacefaring MMO EVE Online, is gearing up for an extraordinary celebration of the game’s 20th anniversary with the upcoming EVE Fanfest 2023. In anticipation of this milestone event, CCP Games has released “Belonging: An EVE Fanfest Documentary,” a captivating exploration of the power of community and the profound impact the event has on the EVE Online universe. Alongside the documentary, CCP Games has also unveiled the debut song from its in-house band, Crowd Kon7rol, titled “On Top of The World.” Additionally, fans can now access the official countdown page for the reveal of EVE’s highly anticipated “20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.”
“Belonging: An EVE Fanfest Documentary” offers a profound insight into the fervor that drives the EVE Online community. Produced by The Escapist and filmed during Fanfest 2022, this documentary provides an immersive behind-the-scenes look at EVE’s signature annual convention. It delves into the influential impact of the dedicated and passionate fanbase, showcasing how the event serves as a catalyst for the formation of in-game alliances, the strengthening of lifelong friendships, and the rekindling of existing bonds. This thought-provoking documentary is the first installment of two, with CCP Games set to premiere “The Making of EVE Online” at Fanfest 2023. This second documentary will provide an in-depth exploration of how the beloved MMO has evolved over the course of two decades.
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, the CEO of CCP Games, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming Fanfest: “Belonging: An EVE Fanfest Documentary captures the magnificence of the EVE community. It shows how Fanfest is unlike any other gathering – it’s where in-game alliances are formed or rent asunder, and where the bonds of lifelong friendship are forged or renewed, creating an experience you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Fanfest 2023 is shaping up to be the largest and most symbolic community gathering in CCP’s history. It’s the perfect way to celebrate EVE’s historic 20th anniversary.”
EVE Fanfest 2023 is expected to be an extraordinary event, bringing together over 1,000 dedicated Capsuleers and countless fans to commemorate the enduring legacy of EVE Online. The convention will feature a lineup of distinguished speakers, including astrophysicist Mark McCaughrean, author of “Empires of EVE” Andrew Groen, and NASA JPL’s Charles “Space Pope” White. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with these VIP speakers and participate in various activities and discussions centered around EVE’s rich universe. Tickets for Fanfest 2023 are still available for purchase on Eventbrite for $295 USD.
In honor of EVE Online’s 20th anniversary, CCP Games has collaborated with publisher Limited Run to create a special “20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.” This meticulously crafted boxed set aims to celebrate the history, legacy, and vibrant community of EVE Online. Fans can now visit the official countdown page for the collector’s edition, where they can wishlist the commemorative set ahead of the pre-order launch on July 7, 2023.
As the EVE Online community eagerly awaits Fanfest 2023, the release of “Belonging: An EVE Fanfest Documentary” and the catchy anthem “On Top of The World” from Crowd Kon7rol offer a glimpse into the immersive and captivating experience that awaits them. With the forthcoming documentary and the promise of an unforgettable event, EVE Online continues to solidify its position as a leading force in the sci-fi MMO genre. The documentary showcases the dedication and passion of the EVE Online community, emphasizing the unique bonds formed within this virtual universe. It serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of the game and the profound impact it has had on its players over the past two decades.
The debut of Crowd Kon7rol as CCP’s official in-house band adds an exciting dimension to Fanfest 2023. Attendees can look forward to experiencing live performances from the band, adding a vibrant and energetic atmosphere to the already immersive event. With over 1,000 Capsuleers confirmed to be in attendance, Fanfest 2023 is set to be a momentous gathering that pays homage to the incredible journey of EVE Online and its passionate community.
Whether you’re a devoted Capsuleer or someone curious about the expansive universe of EVE Online, Fanfest 2023 is an event not to be missed. It offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich lore, engaging discussions, and vibrant community that have made EVE Online a household name among MMO enthusiasts. Secure your tickets and prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through space and time at Fanfest 2023.
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