Friday, April 26, 2013

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!


3 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.... :)

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