If we learned anything from 2016 it’s that EVE Online and EVE: Valkyrie players are bubbling over with enthusiasm and work hard to maintain a vibrant community and busy schedule of EVE-related, fan-organised events.
As the new year blossoms the calendar will begin to fill up with more EVE events than you can possibly hope to attend, but already there are several noteworthy gatherings and happenings that you should make space for in your diaries.
Keep checking back here (and all the fan sites mentioned) so you can find out about all the other amazing stuff going on in 2017 as information becomes available.
EVE_NT London – February 18th
Organised by the passionate folks over at fansite EVE_NT, this London-based meetup has been happening annually for over ten years. It's predominantly about EVE Online but more and more Valkyrie players are attending this popular pub gathering.
GameBlast 17 – 24th-26th February
This isn’t a localised event but something anyone, anywhere can take part in. It’s an opportunity to arrange your own gaming session in aid of a good cause. Whether it’s just you, a bunch of mates or something set up by the organisation you work for, you can sign up to participate at the Gameblast17 website and any money you raise goes to the Special Effect gaming charity. Special Effect gives equipment and support to help people with disabilities to enjoy video games. We’ll be talking more about Gameblast17 in the coming weeks so please keep your eyes peeled for more news.
EVE Fanfest 2017 – 6th-8th April
It’s the big one! The official Fanfest event takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland. Tomorrow we’ll be bringing you more info on last year’s amazing event and what went down for Valkyrie gamers. Tickets for 2017 are available now so head over to the official website for more details.
EVE: Valkyrie Newcastle Meet – 5th August
It’s a little way off but this cosy pub meet, hosted by none other than ace pilot General Stargazer, is an event dedicated to EVE: Valkyrie. EVE Online players are, of course, welcome but the emphasis will squarely be on the shared adventures of the VR contingent.
EVE: Valkyrie Action, EVE-ry Week!
Tune into fansite EVE_NT’s TV channel (hosted via Twitch.TV) and you can regularly watch some of New Eden’s finest pilots showing off their skills and passing on their sage advice through live video streams.
On Mondays and Tuesdays between 19:00 and 22:00 GMT, General Stargazer (find out more about him here) hosts gaming sessions that are a must watch. The Monday show, Chronicles of Valkyrie, is basically live footage of him expertly blowing stuff up (instructive in itself) while Tutorial Tuesday offers a more focused insight into how to become a better pilot.
When Thursday rolls around you can spend a couple of hours (19:00 – 21:00 GMT ) in the company of another leading pilot, Rot. You never quite know what you’re going to get but it’s always fun to hang with one of New Eden’s most colourful characters. Find out more about Rot in his profile.
Already it’s shaping up to be an exciting year for Valkyrie pilots and this is just the tip of the events iceberg. We’ll keep you posted about any, and all, of the exciting stuff that’s happening in 2017.