Skip to main content

Eve Online Fanfest 2013: In which I hunt down the elusive dinner

Here is my album of pictures. It is a mixture of Fanfest stuff and Iceland stuff and food (because everyone wants to see what I am eating).

The hotel delivered complimentary Quafe. I do not know if they did it the first day because we didn't have the room cleaned. They come with a cute card from CCP. The room was reserved through the Fanfest stuff. I was wondering about the case of Quafe I saw someone pushing the other day.

Speaking of the hotel, I learned last night that the heat is through the floor which is tiled with underfloor heating. My husband kept it so cold the first night that I figured there was no heat and I'd have to live like that forever, dying of the cold. However, when the heat turns on and the floor warms up its not bad at all. Death steps back out of the room and I can not have everything in my suitcase on.

The morning was another lovely hotel breakfast. My mystery melon from the other day was replaced by ripe pineapple. The little sausages are delicious. Watching people load up on bacon is deeply amusing. The breakfast is quite nice and a satisfying way to fuel myself before the day starts. I've not been eating at Fanfest so my meals are breakfast and wherever I have been going for dinner.

Off to Fanfest. I don't know why I try to get there so early. Well, let me withdraw that. I do. I'm an obsessive person about being early to things. With an hour before the World of Darkness presentation started I found myself outside. I took a moment to take some pretty pictures of Iceland.

Once inside I tried to snap some shots of the various people in costumes and the hall. The album also have the slides that I got pictures of.

The day was long. I was able to meet a few more people much to my pleasure. In general, I still walk around in this little cone of not being looked at by anyone. I never thought I was that frightening but it is what it is.  However, I've not been eating during the stuff, being to busy running around. I wandered back to the hotel, wrote two blog posts, woke up my husband, and went off to seek food.

I went a bit more prepared. In a fit of intelligence I brought a pair of my fingerless arm warmers with me. I started wearing them in cold weather last year and the wind that rips off of the cold, cold water and down the streets seemed like ti qualified as cold weather. It was a good call and I had my most comfortable night time improperly dressed for the weather walk that I have yet had.


My polish is chipping.

The Pub Crawl was starting when we finally headed out. They were broken up into groups with flags. There was much roaring and cheering as they crossed streets and met other Pub Crawls. It was blob on blob as they cross jumped the street.


The place I wanted to try was an Asian restaurant. However, their kitchen was closed at 2100 and it was 2115. It seems kind of common. Places stop serving food and turn into bars that don't serve food. I'm used to Virginia that has all sorts of rules about bars serving a certain amount of food vs alcohol. Dejected, I swore to return another day, earlier and try the place out. It smells super good.

A street down I turned and saw a sign with a delectable looking steak above it. A deeper inspection showed that their dining area stayed open till 2230! Woo! Dinner was fantastic.


I had horse, which I feel guilty about. Its such a taboo thing in America. But it was delicious and I have no regrets. I like trying new stuff when I travel. I'm also learning why people like potatoes  The potatoes I have been eating over here are delicious. They are sweet and delectable. Nothing like the blehness of a russet potato from the store at home.


So then I leave and snow! Snow is hard to photograph so I took a flash shot into the sky. White dots = snow!


Comments

  1. Used to be able to buy it from the store. It didn't get very good reviews on grognards.com, but, still, for EvE players.... :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Conflicted

Halycon said it quite well in a comment he left about the skill point trading proposal for skill point changes. He is conflicted in many different ways.

So am I.

Somedays, I don't want to be open minded. I do not want to see other points of view. I want to not like things and not feel good about them and it be okay. That is something that is denied me for now. I've stated my opinion about the first round of proposals to trade skills.

I don't like them.

That isn't good enough. I have to answer why. Others do not like it as well. I cannot escape over to their side and be unhappy with them. I am dragged away and challenged about my distaste.  Some of the people I like most think the change is good. Other's think it has little meaning. They want to know why I don't like it.

When this was proposed at the CSM summit, I swiveled my chair and asked if they realized that they were undoing the basic structure that characters and game progression worked under. They said that t…

CSMX - Post #20

Summer is here and CCP is very much out of the office. Sion made a good point in wondering why everyone leaves Iceland when it has its best weather. What it means is that all is mostly quiet on the dev blog front. There are some things happening but the dev blogs and news announcements have not yet happened. The skill points were delivered on Tuesday so yay for unallocated skill points.

Over in CSM chat, there has been a lot of back and forth about sov and measuring the impact and success of things so far. I can say that CCP and the CSM are watching it. The pros and cons are coming in pretty hot and heavy. Some are being looked at now. Some have to see how things are going and if and how the direction needs to be tweaked.

In my corner, I'm starting to gather things together. The summit is in seven or so weeks. In between then and now I need to gather up my question list and write down a few topics of discussion. I'm starting now because I have personal vacation at the end of A…

Passion is so circular

I should dust the blog and delete the spam to leaks in through googles not so bad filters.

I log in from time to time to check my mail and see some of my friends. But, of lat I've commented on a few things in r/eve and it makes me think. Not of the impassioned things that I once thought about as I played the game but of the passions of the game.

I have the gift of several eve players are parts of my life. And we talk, but rarely about Eve. Most of them have left to some extent or another but the relationship that we gained is still strong. I do not hate Eve but I am still exhausted with Eve, even now when I am so far out. It seems to be CSM summit time and the anger and race that sits atop everything related to the game is still there.

It is interesting in its exhaustive existence. The passion is there and the player reaction continues to go full circle. Some things are still said the same way over, and over, and over again. Is it love? Is it hate? Or is it just stimulation that i…