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Old 03-04-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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http://events.station.sony.com/fanfaire/

Big banner says SoE Fan Faire SAVE THE DATE!!

Aug 5-8, 2010, Bally's Las Vegas

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Old 03-04-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
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Save The Date! SOE Fan Faire Set For Aug. 5 – 8 In Las Vegas

3/04/2010 10:00 a.m.Join us at Bally's Las Vegas for three days of fun and games at Fan Faire 2010 from August 5-8. If you have never been to an SOE Fan Faire before, this is the time to make the trek to Sin City! Fan Faire is a great place for gamers to mix, mingle and meet with some of the faces behind their favorite SOE titles.

Here are just some of the great activities we're planning:

  • Special announcements and sneak peaks of upcoming SOE titles
  • In-game tournaments and live, game-themed competitions and quests
  • Developer forums and roundtables
  • Cool giveaways and other fun items!
And, that's just the beginning! Check back for up-to-date information on registration, pricing and schedules. Tickets are expected to go on sale early this spring.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:49 PM   #3
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WOOOT!!!!

I am excited!  How about you??

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Old 03-04-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
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I am a new DAD!!!would it be possible to bring my Son with me, he will be 10 months old at the event time.

would i need to buy a third pass for him?  would i be able to bring him to the after hour events?

My Wife will be coming on her account as well, so that is why he would have to come along.

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:00 PM   #5
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Slightly less excited that it's back to Bally's, but only slightly. SMILEY Marked it on my calender now; now to figure out what extra days I want to be there. (If you had hit 1 week earlier, it would have overlapped the Civic Holiday up here. SMILEY )
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:26 PM   #6
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So how do the Tickets work? i remember seeing the cost being around 75-80$, but is Per day? or is it for the whole weekend?

i like planning in advance SMILEY Would anyone happen to know if its cheaper to book Hotel through them, or through one of those Flight+ Hotel discount websites? cause i was looking and for Aug 4-aug 11 for 2 people hotel and flight it would be around 1200$. which seems pretty cheap. (then again ive never been to vegas...)

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:37 PM   #7
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Best thing to do is keep shopping around. And if you're a night owl, check late at night (both for flights and rooms, and for flight/room combos); that is often when discounts come about. If you've been to any Harrah's casino before , or have one local to you, go sign up for a Player's card. That will automatically give you a discount when you book a room. Usually SOE's group rate is similar if not slightly more expensive than the player's club rate. Fan Faire tickets usually have an All Access pass for the 70-80$ range (discounted if 10+ guildmates show up), and day passes in the 40-50$ range IIRC. The Day passes are only good for the day, and may not let you get into some events. All Access passes will get you into almost everything. And for the person with the baby, I think baby's would be free, but probably wouldn't be allowed in some events (primarily the evening party event when they have the open bar). You'll have to wait for official word from SOE of course.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:44 PM   #8
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Happy its back in Vegas but not happy about the different event passes. Just seems like a way to milk more money out of us. For the baby, the first FF we brought our 3 month old son and no pass was need. However, we were not allowed to do any of the events that was 21 and over. We stopped bringing the kids so we could enjoy ourselves a bit more. Well, guess we will see you guys in Vegas!

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Old 03-04-2010, 06:04 PM   #9
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Yeah I see the pricing plans now. And it doesn't look like a guild discount either any more. Don't really see much difference between Gold and Silver to make that worthwhile; I'll have to wait and see what the Platinum event is before I sign up in any case.
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:39 PM   #10
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hackhacker wrote:

I am a new DAD!!!would it be possible to bring my Son with me, he will be 10 months old at the event time.

would i need to buy a third pass for him?  would i be able to bring him to the after hour events?

My Wife will be coming on her account as well, so that is why he would have to come along.

You won't need a ticket for him...  As for the after hours event I am not sure yet.  Last year we didn't have an issue with under 21 because we had wrist bands.  It will be loud so you may not want to bring him to the after hours event.

Congratulations on your new Gamer!  SMILEY

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Old 03-04-2010, 06:56 PM   #11
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Tharkis wrote:

  • Developer forums and roundtables
  • Cool giveaways and other fun items!

How the developer forums/roundtables are structured will determine whether or not I go.  Is the format broken down somewhere in a meaningful place, including the level of purchased access?  I am very interested in discussing issues surrounding the enchanter class in SF.  If there is an opportunity to discuss this via forum or roundtable, I will attend. 

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:17 PM   #12
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Imperium wrote:

Tharkis wrote:

  • Developer forums and roundtables
  • Cool giveaways and other fun items!

How the developer forums/roundtables are structured will determine whether or not I go.  Is the format broken down somewhere in a meaningful place, including the level of purchased access?  I am very interested in discussing issues surrounding the enchanter class in SF.  If there is an opportunity to discuss this via forum or roundtable, I will attend. 

Baised on Past years, the Forums are broken down into verious 1 hour secions, that start with a basic overview of what the that particular forum is about, for the more techincal/behind the certain ones this may take the full hour, you'll know by the discriptions wich ones these are. For the more Basic ones usually it is a few minutes of intro maybe a brief where we are going season, followed by a Q/A session that takes the remainer of the hour, but questions need to be limited to the topic of the forum. With EQ2 they generally also have one "Anything Goes" type panel that last year was scheduled for 2hours and aside from Dev intros was all Q/A from the attendees.

However, if you have detailed and specific questions to ask the forums really arn't the best way to get those types of answers, instead the Devs generally hang out afterwords in the halls and you can ask those questions then, or if you see  them in the Legonds Lounge or at the meet and greets you can also talk to them about the game. Just don't be rude or abrasive, also the way Fan Faire is scheduled they don't have alot of free time, especally the community reps like Kiara or Ashlanne so if they look busy, are walking fast, or eating it maybe a good idea to let them be.

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Old 03-05-2010, 06:37 PM   #13
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hackhacker wrote:

I am a new DAD!!!would it be possible to bring my Son with me, he will be 10 months old at the event time.

would i need to buy a third pass for him?  would i be able to bring him to the after hour events?

My Wife will be coming on her account as well, so that is why he would have to come along.

I'm a Mom and Gramma and I would not recommend bringing the baby. This will be my 4th Fan Faire so I speak from experience.

The evening events are parties with loud music and drinking. The daytime workshops are mostly question and answer sessions that are already sometimes hard to hear. If the baby was fussy, you would just have to leave.

To get the most of your experience, find  a sitter if possible, or... bring one along with you so that you can leave the baby with them while you party.

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Old 03-05-2010, 08:06 PM   #14
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Any hope we can get a picture of the in-game items we can receive?

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Old 03-05-2010, 08:25 PM   #15
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Meric wrote:

Any hope we can get a picture of the in-game items we can receive?

At some point prior to the pre-registration closing they generally release what the in-game items will be. So if you save up now, but wait to register until that anouncment then you won't have to worry about what it is. If that is your only reason for attending(or just registering) that is.

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Old 03-06-2010, 11:07 AM   #16
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I'm Hope I Can Come Up With The Money To Go But Sence Crogress Dident Aprove The Stimless check This Year I May Not Beable To Afford To Go And Was Gonna Take My Wife this Year For Our first Honymoon We Never Got To Have One Sence We Got Married We Couldent Even Afford Rings SMILEY But If We Do Get Lucky And Save Enough Money From Now To Aug We May Show Up *Crosses Fingers* I Hate Being On A Fix Income

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