EVE Vegas 2015 - Schedule, Store, Charity Events & More!
With EVE Vegas fast approaching, we're happy to announce a little about what you'll be able to find in the EVE Store at Planet Hollywood during the event, and a couple of efforts that we'll be running during the event for charitable causes!
Firstly, we'd like to share the finalized schedule with you all, which includes a whole host of roundtables and presentations by both players and developers alike. You can find it below in it's raw form as an image, and you can also take a look at the web version here!
There'll be a number of announcements regarding Capital Ships, Citadels, and features and content that are coming in Winter 2015 and Spring 2016, so be sure to come along to all the sessions you can make it to, and check out our youtube channel for recordings of all the key sessions if you can't make it to Vegas!
Now over to CCP Spitfire to see what new merchandise he's been cooking up for EVE Vegas 2015.
The EVE Vegas Store
The EVE Vegas store returns! This year, we are bringing back everyone’s favourite EVE classics, but also adding some brand new things. We partnered with DPI Promo to create a new selection of player-inspired merchandise, and aim to offer it online to everyone in the nearest future.
Here is what you can expect at EVE Vegas:
- T-shirts and other apparel: ‘This is EVE’ designs debuted at Fanfest (“OP SUCCESS”, “How do I warp to something”?) and some brand new stuff.
- EVE artbooks: Art of EVE, EVE Source, (both hardcover and Limited Edition).
- EVE Valkyrie #1 comic! Fresh off the presses, the first installment in the new series by famous writer Brian Wood.
- Relics like the EVE Conquests board game (discovered in the depths of the Atlanta office)
- New poster set by Rixx Javix and Quantum Mechanix
- Pins, badges, mugs, decals and other surprises!
Blade Silent Auction
As some of you might remember from Fanfest 2015, we auctioned 10 former server blades from Tranquility as part of the silent auction, in support of the Icelandic Children's Hospital. Each of these blades eventually sold at auction for very healthy prices, some in excess of $500 US.
Given that some of our US players can't make it across the pond for Fanfest, there were a number of requests from the community that we bring some to Vegas for an auction. Well, we're bringing 5 over for EVE Vegas 2015, and you'll be able to bid on them exclusively at the event in support of the Icelandic Children's Hospital, with all cash raised going toward the EVE Community's fund to buy new equipment for the hospital.
Please bear in mind that we won't be able to accept cash for this auction, as payments will be taken through the EVE Store's payment system, so only credit and debit cards will be able to be used for payment.
Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan X Giveaway
We’re happy to announce that as part of the celebrations at EVE Vegas, our fantastic partners at Nvidia have gifted us a Titan X Graphics card.
This is the amazing Flagship card from Nvidia, with 12GB of GDDR5 VRAM and insane performance.
The EVE Community is of course known for its charitable nature and as such, we thought that we’d use this opportunity to assist a good cause with a little bit of a competition and giveaway at EVE Vegas 2015.
In support of the fantastic work of Child’s Play, a specialized charity that seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals and shelters across the world, using the generosity and kindness of the video games industry and power of its players across the globe, we’d like to offer all EVE Vegas attendees a chance to win this amazing piece of hardware, while also supporting a worthwhile and important cause.
So, come try out EVE: Valkyrie while you’re at EVE Vegas, make a donation if you like, and be in with a chance to take home what is arguably the most powerful graphics in the universe.
Here’s how it works!
- EVE: Valkyrie demonstrations will be happening during two of the three days of EVE Vegas, 24-25th October 2015.
- Come play the Valkyrie demo and see how skilled you are.
- Each player who scores a kill playing Valkyrie earns the right to enter the Titan X Giveway.
- The number of raffle tickets will be limited to 1000, and a maximum of 10 tickets per attendee.
- While nothing more than a Valkyrie kill is required, a $5 donation per ticket is suggested to obtain a raffle ticket in support of Child’s Play.
- Come find CCP Falcon to claim your raffle ticket, or tickets, and make a donation once you've scored a kill.
- CCP will draw the winning raffle ticket at the EVE Vegas 2015 Closing Ceremony on the last day of EVE Vegas.
- All money raised by the Titan X Giveway will be donated to Child’s Play.
Please bear in mind that we won't be able to accept card payments for donations for this giveaway, as payments will be taken seperately from the EVE Store's payment system. Only cash will be able to be used for donations to Child's Play.
Of course this wouldn’t be a real contest without more rules and legal stuff (the lawyers made me do it, I’m sorry!), so make sure you read these terms if you want to enter:
EVE Vegas Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan X Giveway Contest Rules:
- You must be 18 years old or older to win.
- No purchase is necessary to enter or win, but you must be a kick ass fighter pilot in EVE: Valkyrie!
- The winner will be announced at the EVE Vegas 2015 Closing Ceremony on the last day of EVE Vegas.
- You must be at the EVE Vegas Closing Ceremony to be able to win.
- Prizes are subject to change and will be awarded at CCP’s sole discretion.
- Prizes may be taxable depending on your local laws. All taxes are your responsibility.
- CCP employees are not eligible.
- CCP is not responsible for lost raffle tickets.
- If, for any reason, the fairness or integrity of the contest is questioned, or CCP's administration or fulfillment of the contest becomes impracticable, CCP reserves the right to terminate or modify the contest, and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the registration process or the administration of the contest.
- Any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with this contest will be handled on an individual basis and in accordance with the laws of Iceland.
- Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law, and all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
- By entering the contest, you grant CCP the right to use your name for advertising and marketing purposes, without additional compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
- CCP may use your physical and/or e-mail address to contact you regarding CCP’s services and other offers and/or contests.
If you haven't already secured your ticket for EVE Vegas and the EVE VEgas Pub Crawl then be sure to do so as soon as you can, there's only a few left before we sell out!
Looking forward to seeing you all there, and raising a glass!