EVE Fanfest Sells Out

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Ah... not buying your ticket to an event before arranging travel, or in fact putting money down on anything else first at all, is pretty stupid.
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O my goodness. Are those people for real? There is no explanation for the fail they just achieved. Booking flights and hotels without booking the FF in the same time? "I just wait till the FF sells out"... Jeez peeps, get real FFS.
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O my goodness. Are those people for real? There is no explanation for the fail they just achieved. Booking flights and hotels without booking the FF in the same time? "I'll just wait till the FF sells out"... Jeez peeps, get real FFS.
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People's own fault if they've booked flights and not the venue tickets themselves at the same time. The Harpa can just hold so many people...There should be some reserve in tickets and perhaps there will be a second release and certainly some on-the-spot sales, but it won't be many.TO THE BLACKMARKET, LET'S GO!
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O my goodness. Are those people for real? There is no explanation for the fail they just achieved. Booking flights and hotels without booking the FF in the same time? "I just wait till the FF sells out"... Jeez peeps, get real FFS.
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don't fly what you can't afford to lose?
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O my goodness. Are those people for real? There is no explanation for the fail they just achieved. Booking flights and hotels without booking the FF in the same time? "I just wait till the FF sells out"... Jeez peeps, get real FFS.
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Looks like Iceland needs bigger hall for eve fanfest...
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Methinks they just scammed themselves.
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Yeah-1st thing I did was buy my actual ticket-wanted the early bird so bought it just after Xmas-still got to book the rest-will get on that this weekend-then the small matter of renewing my passport lol
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Did those guys really fail that hard.....
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I bought the tickets and still hadn't booked hotels/flights. The latter are FAR easier to arrange.On second thought... This being EVE and all... I'm deeply considering relisting, and I'm ready for a 0.01 real-ISK war! :D
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ALOD: Fanfest flight tix
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Most likely a lot of people bought airfare and hotel accommodations well in advance of CCP putting tickets up for sale. Purchasing far in advance increases odds of getting a lower price. Fanfest has never sold out before, so the thought of not being able to get tickets probably did not occur to anyone.
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Good luck with hotels bro, heard most were booked up already
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Sure. But then you had a full 6 weeks to buy your fanfest ticket.Booking a Hotel/Plane Tickets before fanfest goes on Sale, I understand. If Fanfest had sold out in hours after going on sale, I would have understood complaining. But Fanfest didn't sell out for some 6 weeks after going on sale.Why would you wait more than 6 weeks after making travel arrangements to buy the tickets that represent the entire point of those travel arrangements?
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There's always Eve Vegas in October!
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Everything now booked! But what a palaver-somehow I got charged for 2 rooms instead of one-only noticed when I went to book my flight & ofc didn't have enough cash lol-idiots! & then found out that muggins here may be doing the Alliance Panel this year *extreme stage fright* lol. But I hope everyone gets sorted & look forward to seeing lots of fellow geeks! :)

Earlier today, a banner ad appeared on login screens across New Eden indicating that fewer than 100 tickets for the annual EVE Online player event, EVE Fanfest, remained available for purchase. Around 0130 server time on February 8, people attempting to purchase Fanfest tickets reported that they were unable to do so, and that they were receiving a message indicating that the event was sold out. It is believed that this is the first time Fanfest, which is held each year in Reykjavik, Iceland, has sold out.

This has caused considerable consternation as some players reported that they had purchased airline tickets and hotel reservations for the event, but had not yet purchased tickets for the event itself for various reasons. "I really hope they release more tickets," said one player who wished to remain anonymous. "Otherwise I am out a lot of real-life ISK."

In previous years, it has been possible to purchase tickets at the venue itself. It remains to be seen whether that will be the case this year. Whether there is another tier of tickets available for CCP to release, or whether they have truly sold out the venue, remains to be seen. However, one thing is certain: this will be the biggest Fanfest yet.

 

Update: CCP has confirmed that Fanfest has sold out, but added that those of you who bought tickets and hotels but hadn't yet gotten a FF ticket are not out of luck: you can email CCP at fanfestsupport@eveonline.com and they will help bail you out. 

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