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CCP Daishi

Posted - 2011.03.01 04:25:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: CCP Daishi on 04/03/2011 05:14:42
****REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED AS THE EVENT IS AT CAPACITY****

Hello,

I am CCP Daishi (You can call me "Mike" if you'd prefer). The Director of Events and Conventions for CCP Games.

Some of you may have heard through some less than conventional methods that we are going to be holding an EVE Fan Event at PAX East 2011 in Boston. Having been to PAX Prime in Seattle twice now, I can't say enough great things about this show. It truly is a consumer gaming show that is by gamers, for gamers. The unfortunate part is that if you haven't already bought a pass to PAX East, you are out of luck as they just sold out late last week Sad

For those attending that will be looking for our booth, we don't have one of those for this show. As most of you may already know, March is quite a busy month for us at CCP with the EVE Fanfest that is being held in Iceland, so we have to put a lot of resources and focus on that to ensure it's a great success for all those that fly the thousands of miles to attend.

When talking about PAX East and what we were going to do, I simply felt that there would be a missed opportunity if we didn't do something for our fans and friends of CCP. So here we are now!

****REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED AS THE EVENT IS AT CAPACITY****

FAQ:

Q. Do I need to be 21 to get in?
A. You most certainly do. this will be taking place at a bar and ID will be checked.

Q. What day and time will this be?
A. Saturday - March 12th starting at 7:30PM.

Q. Where is this party happening?
A. At an undisclosed location in Boston's Financial District. Only a quick ride away from the PAX Venue. This will be revealed on your invite.

Q. Is there limited space at this?
A. There is. right now we are at about 1/2 capacity for invites, so act fast!

Q. Will there be developers there?
A. Absolutely. We are bringing two of our Atlanta EVE Online developers with us.

Q. Will there be drinks?
A. Definitely! You'll just have to attend to find out the extent of this answer.

Q. Will you have swag?
A. Working on getting some stuff there. Not going to promise right now, but we do have something special for those who attend Wink

Q. I have a question that isn't on here. Can I troll you in this thread to get you to answer it?
A. Yes. Trolling goes a long way on these forums if you haven't noticed! I am no exception.

Q. Do I need to have a ticket to PAX to come to this?
A. Absolute not! If you are in the area and an active player. Feel free to drop us a mail.

Q. Can I bring a friend with me?
A. The email you send is good for one person. Please have your friend(s) send us a mail as per the instructions above. If you show up with a group of people to get in, we'll have to turn them away. As much as we would love to let everyone who comes in the door, the space will not accommodate it and we would really like to restrict this to EVE Online players.

Now get that email into us! Hope to see you all there?

Sir HappyPants
Phantom Squad
Atlas.
Posted - 2011.03.01 04:44:00 - [2]
 

Mail sent... Giddy with excitement! Or maybe at the thought of booze... either or.

jonnykefka
Posted - 2011.03.01 16:31:00 - [3]
 

Sent mail last week, when do official invites get sent out? I have not received one.

Swearte Widfarend
Gallente
Aurora Security
Posted - 2011.03.01 16:33:00 - [4]
 

What if you just live nearby but aren't going to PAX specifically? If the EVE event isn't badged by PAX, why not allow local EVE players in general?

Arados Zerat
Posted - 2011.03.01 16:34:00 - [5]
 

Nice! When are you sending out the invites?

CCP Daishi

Posted - 2011.03.01 16:38:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Arados Zerat
Nice! When are you sending out the invites?


Will have them out this week. (Looking like Friday to start at this point)

CCP Daishi

Posted - 2011.03.01 16:39:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Swearte Widfarend
What if you just live nearby but aren't going to PAX specifically? If the EVE event isn't badged by PAX, why not allow local EVE players in general?


Sorry - I should have been clear on that.

See the last question I added to the FAQ in the first post.

ukiyo e
Posted - 2011.03.01 16:58:00 - [8]
 

I sent my email in over the weekend, but I used a different subject. Should I re-send it?

CCP Daishi

Posted - 2011.03.01 17:14:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: ukiyo e
I sent my email in over the weekend, but I used a different subject. Should I re-send it?


You are all good. The subject isn't important. The awesome mails I am getting from girls in Russia that want to date me has increased since the Massively article. I just tossed the subject thing in here for good measure.

It's pretty easy for me to spot the real requests from the fakes one :)

Apollo Quinn
DARK ADAMA
DEM0N HUNTERS
Posted - 2011.03.01 18:02:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: CCP Daishi
Originally by: ukiyo e
I sent my email in over the weekend, but I used a different subject. Should I re-send it?


You are all good. The subject isn't important. The awesome mails I am getting from girls in Russia that want to date me has increased since the Massively article. I just tossed the subject thing in here for good measure.

It's pretty easy for me to spot the real requests from the fakes one :)


If I pretend to be a girl from Russia that wants to date you will I have a better chance of getting invited?


...just curious

VampireZIM
Blood Raiders Initiate
BLOOD EMPIRE
Posted - 2011.03.01 18:05:00 - [11]
 

Can we bring a friend?

Domino Ramirez
Posted - 2011.03.01 18:26:00 - [12]
 

just sent in an email would love to meet up for some fun Very Happy

NordStormX
Dark Dealings
Posted - 2011.03.01 19:11:00 - [13]
 

Sent in my e-mail. Hope to meet you guys, I've heard good things lol

ShoshinX
Posted - 2011.03.01 19:34:00 - [14]
 

E-mail sent this is so kool!!! Very Happy

CCP Daishi

Posted - 2011.03.01 19:55:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: VampireZIM
Can we bring a friend?


Have them send a separate mail to that address with the info.

mazzilliu
Caldari
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2011.03.01 20:14:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: mazzilliu on 01/03/2011 20:15:00
Is it in walking distance of the convention?

we have car transportation there, but parking looks like it's going to be an issue


edit- also i want to know if i can bring someone who has a lapsed eve account but a real character!

Moto Prime
Handsome Millionaire Playboys
Warped Aggression
Posted - 2011.03.01 20:46:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: mazzilliu
Edited by: mazzilliu on 01/03/2011 20:15:00
Is it in walking distance of the convention?

we have car transportation there, but parking looks like it's going to be an issue



Should be pretty easy to take the Silver Line from the Convention Center to South Station, and most of the financial district is within a short walk from there. Though on a Saturday, any parking garages in the area shouldn't be full; not cheap, but not full.

ORCACommander
Posted - 2011.03.01 20:47:00 - [18]
 

ah damn i not 21 and i do not consume alcohol. not fair :(

CCP Daishi

Posted - 2011.03.01 21:12:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: mazzilliu
Edited by: mazzilliu on 01/03/2011 20:15:00
Is it in walking distance of the convention?

we have car transportation there, but parking looks like it's going to be an issue

edit- also i want to know if i can bring someone who has a lapsed eve account but a real character!


For the first question: Not that I am giving the venue away, but it's about 1.1 miles away from the venue. A 20 - 25 min walk if you're up to it.

For the second question: That person will need to put a mail in as well.


chickayeahhhh
Posted - 2011.03.01 22:20:00 - [20]
 

so even if your 18 you cant attend due to alchohol? dont they just check id at the bar? u sure i cant sneak my way in 0_o otherwise ill have to snag a fake id =/

ShoshinX
Posted - 2011.03.01 22:32:00 - [21]
 

Well I guess it highly depends what bar, last time I was in boston I got carded a few times and the others i did not. The main issue might be the fact that I dont think the dev is inviteing alot of people so they makin sure its 21+ with valid ID's to make sure no issues of someone waitin outside the bar/resturant whatever (just my thoughts)

Alice Wonders
Posted - 2011.03.02 02:55:00 - [22]
 

It's Boston so you can't even enter a bar if you are under 21 or dont have a valid id. Just an fyi.

Also, 20-30 walk? Boston's kinda small, so that about covers all of downtown Boston. But there are some really good places downtown.

Figures I'd be out of town that week. If there are any Boston EVE folks who'd like to grab a drink the week after, hit me up.

Archeious
Posted - 2011.03.02 03:50:00 - [23]
 

I have been to the parties at PAX:Prime and they are great fun.

CrazyKinux
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2011.03.02 06:20:00 - [24]
 

Podcast interview can be found here: New Eden Chronicles Episode #02 - CCP Dev Interviews

Date: Recorded on Thursday February 24th, 2011
Hosts: CrazyKinux, Memoocan
Guests: CCP Daishi, CCP Manifest

This special episode was originally supposed to have a few segments, including the only one that made it in the final episode. At almost 90 minutes, the interview that Memoocan and I did, managed to take over the whole show, and as such no other segments were recorded. Interviewed during this show were Mike Read, aka CCP Daishi, who is Director of Events and Convetions at CCP Games, and Ned Coker, aka CCP Manifest, the man behind most of EVE Online's PR!

During the show we had a chance to learn how both of them managed to infiltrate the Icelandic behemoth that is CCP Games today, and it made for some great story telling - then again, Mike is well known to enjoy telling a good story, his story! We also covered CCP's new willingness to help out Fan gatherings and other community driven initiatives. Mike was/is all over that one! A good chunk of time was also spent talking about PAX East 2011 and EVE Fanfest 2011 (#evefanfest), both of which are coming up in over the next 2 weeks.

Overall a great show!

Shar Tegral
Posted - 2011.03.02 16:27:00 - [25]
 

Email sent to you.

I look forward to attending if it is possible.

PS: Directions a must as I'm not a native New Englander. Boston is a mystery to me. All I know is I drive southward for about an 90 minutes and I'll hit the broadside of it.

Ahsekuaw
Brother Theo's Monastery
The Ancients.
Posted - 2011.03.03 00:50:00 - [26]
 

Will you have a larger presence at GenCon in Indianapolis this year? Sadly I can't make it out to Boston.

Gerark
Posted - 2011.03.03 01:22:00 - [27]
 

Email sent, hope I make it to the party. See you at PAX East!

Scitor Nantom
Minmatar
AfterMath.
Broken Toys
Posted - 2011.03.03 05:20:00 - [28]
 

I'd seriously love to. I do work in an industry that does send reps to these type of events, but sadly I'm not in a more sales position as I used to be, so no free rides for me. :)

Scitor Nantom must continue fighting in nullsec and monitoring the channels...

Aelana Anais
Gallente
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
Posted - 2011.03.03 15:31:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: CCP Daishi
Originally by: mazzilliu
Edited by: mazzilliu on 01/03/2011 20:15:00
Is it in walking distance of the convention?

we have car transportation there, but parking looks like it's going to be an issue

edit- also i want to know if i can bring someone who has a lapsed eve account but a real character!


For the first question: Not that I am giving the venue away, but it's about 1.1 miles away from the venue. A 20 - 25 min walk if you're up to it.

For the second question: That person will need to put a mail in as well.




Just to point out you might want to leave early if you are trying to get a taxi, friday night it is almost impossible to get a taxi in boston. Last year it took us over half an hour, some of that was because I was stuck with a cane (mobility issues) and lots of drunk idiots were running into the streets getting cabs ahead of me (almost getting run over); but in talking to the cabbie, it is just insane all friday evening and night all the time let alone when a convention is in town.

Hoping to be there if I can somehow get there.

Aelana Anais
Gallente
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
Posted - 2011.03.03 15:36:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Shar Tegral
Email sent to you.

I look forward to attending if it is possible.

PS: Directions a must as I'm not a native New Englander. Boston is a mystery to me. All I know is I drive southward for about an 90 minutes and I'll hit the broadside of it.



As a native new englander, let me give you a piece of advice. Park the car and don't drive. Seriously, a friend of mine who is a native of boston puts it like this:

To drive anywhere in Boston, you are required to break at least two traffic laws a trip just to get anywhere. Three if where you are going is somewhere that other people are also going.

The crosswalk signals have countdown timers that some people call "time till dead".

AND, it was designed incrementally from cow-paths so there are a lot of narrow roads, one ways, 5 street intersections, etc.

IF you must drive in Boston, use a GPS as finding your way through the maze via map is insane and you will miss streets so having something that can re-direct you when you **** up will be necessary.


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