EVE Fanfest and the BBC: Symphonies, Spaceships and Circumcisions!

How do you get the BBC to take an interest in internet spaceships? Tell them there's a symphonic orchestra and free champagne at the 10th anniversary celebration, that's how.

Travelling to Iceland to join hundreds of other internet spaceship enthusiasts at Fanfest is a bewildering enough experience for those of us who know our Gallente from our Minmatar and our Goons from our carebears, but to those less well-informed it becomes a real…ahem.. odyssey.

Recommended Videos

This year, as well as providing exclusive coverage for Gameskinny, being a genuine EVE Online player working amongst the wider press found me falling into the unofficial role of player-press liaison. As a result, I had the privilege of working alongside some seasoned professionals, including Adam Rosser, a radio journalist for BBC Radio 5.

Last night’s BBC radio programming included Adam’s coverage of his Fanfest experience. This 20 minute recording provides a broad overview for general public consumption and some interesting insights from CCP’s Creative Director Torfi Frans Ólafsson and CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson.

Torfi’s segment makes for particularly amusing listening. Tsk tsk.

 

 


GameSkinny is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Wuthering Waves Player Creates Star Rail Equivalent Chart
Wuthering Waves and Honkai StarRail covers with Reddit icon in between them
Read Article Skyrim Players Still Want Sexy Armor for Male Characters
Skyrim cover after of an armored male character
Read Article Assassin’s Creed Shadows Ignites Ghost of Tsushima Reddit Debate
Split image of Assassin's Creed Shadows Yasuke and Naoe and Jin Sakai from Ghost of Tsuhima
Read Article Sims 4 Roadmap Teases More Romance With New Content
Sims 4 season of love roadmap, new date spots, kits, expansion, and more
Read Article Little Kitty, Big City Assures Players They Can’t Hurt the Cat
Kitty safely checks out a sunny nap spot inside a satellite dish in Little Kitty Big City
Related Content
Read Article Wuthering Waves Player Creates Star Rail Equivalent Chart
Wuthering Waves and Honkai StarRail covers with Reddit icon in between them
Read Article Skyrim Players Still Want Sexy Armor for Male Characters
Skyrim cover after of an armored male character
Read Article Assassin’s Creed Shadows Ignites Ghost of Tsushima Reddit Debate
Split image of Assassin's Creed Shadows Yasuke and Naoe and Jin Sakai from Ghost of Tsuhima
Read Article Sims 4 Roadmap Teases More Romance With New Content
Sims 4 season of love roadmap, new date spots, kits, expansion, and more
Read Article Little Kitty, Big City Assures Players They Can’t Hurt the Cat
Kitty safely checks out a sunny nap spot inside a satellite dish in Little Kitty Big City
Author
Mat Westhorpe
Broken paramedic and coffee-drinking Englishman whose favourite dumb animal is an oxymoron. After over a decade of humping and dumping the fat and the dead, my lower spine did things normally reserved for Rubik's cubes, bringing my career as a medical clinician to an unexpectedly early end. Fortunately, my real passion is in writing and given that I'm now highly qualified in the art of sitting down, I have the time to pursue it. Having blogged about video games (well, mostly EVE Online) for years, I hope to channel my enjoyment of wordcraft and my hobby of gaming into one handy new career that doesn't involve other people's vomit.