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Old 02-04-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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Since this seems to come up every year many times, and people never seem to be able to find them easily, perhaps this thread could be stickied?

Here is a list of all the past Fan Faires, their locations, and the dates that they were held.  I do not have included the original gatherings that were the pre-coursor to the Fan Faire.  They were not SoE/Verant organized, though Cindy Bowens did get some developer / CS representitives to them.  If anyone has the information on these early EQ gatherings, it would be great if you could share them.   I believe the first "Everquest the Gathering" was in the san diego area or maybe LA, and the second was March 4th 2000 in St Louis.  I dont remember if there was a 3rd before the first Fan Faire.

here is the list.

====== Everquest Gathering (player organized, with SOE representatives) =======

San Diego California, ??? date.

St Louis Misouri, March 4th 2000

====== Fan Faire =======

Las Vegas Nevada, November 4-5 2000

Baltimore Maryland, February 3-4 2001

San Diego California, April 6-7 2001

Minneapolis Minnesota, June 15 -16 2001

Attempted but never held, Pairs France, September 15-16 2001  Cancled due to lack of European intrest in attending.

Orlando Florida, October 19-20 2001

Dallas Texas, January 25-26 2002

Seattle Washington, April 19-20 2002

Boston Massachusetts,  August 2-3 2002

San Francisco California, November 8-9 2002

Las Vegas Nevada, March 28-30 2003

Chicago Illinois, September 26-28 2003

Las Vegas Nevada, April 1-4 2004

New Orleans Louisiana, October 27-30 2004

Las Vegas Nevada, June 9-11 2005

Atlanta Georgia, April 6-8 2006

Las Vegas Nevada, August 2-5 2007

Las Vegas Nevada, August 14-16 2008

Las Vegas Nevada, June 25-28 2009

Las Vegas Nevada, August 5-8 2010

Las Vegas Nevada, July 7-10 2011

====== SOE Live =====

(Announced) Las Vegas Nevada, October 18-21 2012  (1st SOE Live)

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Old 02-04-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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Thanks for the list, Tharkis!
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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your spelling and grammar still suck Tharkis SMILEY/pulls your tail
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:17 PM   #4
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I never thought that I would say this...  I am starting to dislike VegasSMILEY  I've had fun everytime I've been there but we need a change of scenery.

Oh, and Tharkis... your spelling and grammar does suck SMILEY

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Old 03-30-2008, 01:05 AM   #5
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Thanks for the list! It never occurred to me how long fan faire has been going on SMILEY
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:33 AM   #6
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There was one in St Louis at one time, I am thinking 2001, but would have been somewhere between 2000-2002 I believe. 
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:18 PM   #7
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Ah yes the good old days of Fanfaire.  San Diego April 2001 where I met the man who is now my husband of 5 years.

Thanks SOE SMILEY

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Old 05-28-2008, 11:17 PM   #8
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I found my T-Shirt.  It was called Everquest Gathering II on March 4, 2000 in St Louis.
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:13 PM   #9
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Suggestion:

 For the 10 year anniversary of the Fan Faire, they should have it in San Diego, at SOE.

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Old 06-26-2008, 08:44 PM   #10
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Please discontinue trolling these forums.

 What! I was at the Baltimore Fan Faire in 2001 - that is not trolling - is a statement of fact. Its apparent that you do not - Love that Jestor!

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Old 08-16-2008, 12:39 PM   #11
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Orlando 2009. And make sure Vegas never hits the poll for at least the next 2 years.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:35 PM   #12
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San Diego 2009

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Old 02-20-2009, 02:01 AM   #13
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flame123 wrote:

San Diego 2009

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Old 07-07-2011, 05:06 PM   #14
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no love for the northeast SMILEY

I know new york is really pricy especially because there is no casinos  but maybe Atlantic City or Conn. Foxwoods or some other place should not be too much.  I noticed Boston on the list but that's almost 10 years ago.

anyway,  maybe I should pay more attention to the poll, didn't know there was one (first time attendee [too expensive to fly out to Vegas or Cali from new york] )

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I am already down $90 at the slots! lol

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Old 07-20-2011, 12:52 PM   #15
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I kind of like it in Vegas.  There is so much more to do outside of the days of the FF if you come early or leave late.  They have most, if not all of the technical bugs ironed out from having it in the same locateion rpeatedly as well.  Its also in driving distance of the San Diego office so it saves SoE money (its not cheap to ship all that equipment and personel).

Not to mention taht it is cheaper to fly to Vegas than just about anywhere else in the country.  People always want things close to them so they don't have to fly, they all want to drive which is nice, but then you run into other problems.  Here in NY the main issue would be hotels.  I live in a crappy no name town in central NY and hotel rooms here are more than double a night what the ones in vegas are.  Closer to the city or anywhere that would have a convention center large enough to hold the Fan Faire, you are looking at three to four times the cost per night that Bally's is.  Food in vegas is expensive, but unless it ends up being in your hometown, or you have a friend to stay with locally, it ends up cheaper in the long run staying where it is for everyone.

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Old 01-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #16
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Tharkis wrote:

Since this seems to come up every year many times, and people never seem to be able to find them easily, perhaps this thread could be stickied?

Here is a list of all the past Fan Faires, their locations, and the dates that they were held.  I do not have included the original gatherings that were the pre-coursor to the Fan Faire.  They were not SoE/Verant organized, though Cindy Bowens did get some developer / CS representitives to them.  If anyone has the information on these early EQ gatherings, it would be great if you could share them.   I believe the first "Everquest the Gathering" was in the san diego area or maybe LA, and the second was March 4th 2000 in St Louis.  I dont remember if there was a 3rd before the first Fan Faire.

As for the Fan Faire, here is the list.

Las Vegas Nevada, November 4-5 2000

Baltimore Maryland, February 3-4 2001

San Diego California, April 6-7 2001

Minneapolis Minnesota, June 15 -16 2001

Attempted but never held, Pairs France, September 15-16 2001  Cancled due to lack of European intrest in attending.

Orlando Florida, October 19-20 2001

Dallas Texas, January 25-26 2002

Seattle Washington, April 19-20 2002

Boston Massachusetts,  August 2-3 2002

San Francisco California, November 8-9 2002

Las Vegas Nevada, March 28-30 2003

Chicago Illinois, September 26-28 2003

Las Vegas Nevada, April 1-4 2004

New Orleans Louisiana, October 27-30 2004

Las Vegas Nevada, June 9-11 2005

Atlanta Georgia, April 6-8 2006

Las Vegas Nevada, August 2-5 2007

Las Vegas Nevada, August 14-16 2008

Las Vegas Nevada, June 25-28 2009

-Tharkis the Paragon

Intersting, since the one held in St. Louis on 03/04/2000 had a very heavy SOE presence and was advertied as SOE sponsored, the first one was organized as a player that lived in that area, will try and remember the character name. I have it someplace in my old notebooks

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Old 03-26-2012, 05:27 PM   #17
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Over at ZAM we took this OP and have done our best to collect info on Fan Faires before our time.  If you have albums, links or whatever, you're invited to archive them here:  http://www.zam.com/wiki/SOE_Fan_Faire

Our new SOE Live page is here:  http://www.zam.com/wiki/SOE_Live

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Old 03-28-2012, 11:19 PM   #18
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The first event I attended in Las Vegas, I think we actually referred to it as EQ Gathering III.

I still have my t-shirt from that event, some signed EQ posters, and I believe even a mousepad (but the mousepad may be from later events, I can't remember for sure), along with several dozen pictures stuck away in my closet, I'll try to dig them all out and scan them in SMILEY.

Back then, I was the only one from my server that attended, so I ended up connecting with the fine folks from the server that I was a guide on at the time, and had a wonderful time.

I attended every one of them after that going to San Diego, Dallas, orlando, Seattle, I think another las vegas run, and I booked for the one in Boston but didn't end up making that one.

Looking forward to hopefully returning this year after a multi year absence.

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:00 PM   #19
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My husband and I loved the fanfaire last year in Las Vegas!  I wish we could go again, but there are no personal days for a music teacher, especially on weekends, that wouldn't wreck a once in a life time experience for a kid.  This is even more so at the start of the year, as it sets up auditions and things that they would participate in for the rest of the year.  No participation in October, means nothing for the school year. 

I hope that summer is a consideration for the future again, or heck, even the dead of winter would work.  A lot of folks take off then too and have breaks.

It's not just having kids of my own, but needing to be responsible for 100's of other peoples' kids.  There is just NO WAY. Bleck!  I have played this game on the same character since 2001.  I hate being left out.

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Old 08-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #20
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Darn it!. I can't make it to SOE Live . But at least i'll see you guys at StarWars Celebration VI.

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