EVE Online developer CCP has started selling tickets for its 2008 Fanfest convention.

The passes cost a reasonable USD 75 and are available from the EVE store.

The fifth annual Fanfest takes place from 6th to 8th November at the Laugardalsholl Conference Center in CCP's home town of Reykjavik, Iceland.

There will be the usual line-up of activities - a PVP tournament, presentations and roundtables, and a silent auction. Walking In Stations, the forthcoming update that will allow EVE players to create and interact with proper 3D humanoid avatars for the first time, will be shown.

CCP also promises to let players bring along other halves with a "spouse ticket" programme, although we don't see an option on the store.

On the official page, it also encourages players to bribe developers into balance changes by buying them glasses of Iceland's notoriously fierce spirit, Black Death.

We drank some Black Death with a former Prime Minister of Iceland once, along with its traditional accompaniment - cubes of rotted shark meat. Long story. Didn't end well.

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