The popular EVE Online game will celebrate 10 years of gaming in Iceland April 25-27 with real scientific lectures.
CCP Games has a full slate of speakers for the “Make EVE Real” track at its sold-out, annual fan celebration EVE Fanfest (April 25-27). Dr. Richard Obousy (President and Co-Founder of Icarus Interstellar) and Chris Lewicki (President of Planetary Resources) will join Michael Laine (President of LiftPort Group) in sharing their distinct visions for how current science fiction may soon become reality.
The new “Make EVE Real” speaker track is comprised of three luminary speakers and scientific pioneers who will share bold initiatives for humanity and its place among the stars, exploring areas where the tech and science behind EVE’s future universe could become a modern reality. The sessions taking place at this year’s Fanfest are:
Title: Space Elevators - Past, Present and Future
Speaker: Michael Laine, President, LiftPort Group
Summary: Take a look at the early concepts behind the Space Elevator, its history and evolution, its current status and where humanity goes from here! This multimedia conversation (it's not a lecture!) will examine social, political, technological and military implications of building "the biggest thing, ever." Both Lunar (gravity-based) and Earth (spin-based) Space Elevators will be discussed.
Title: Bringing FTL to IRL - The Quest for Warp Speed
Speaker: Dr. Richard Obousy, President and Co-Founder, Icarus Interstellar
Summary: The thought of traveling to distant star systems has captured humankind's imagination for a millennium... so what is being done to get us there? This lively discussion will delve into the challenges associated with FTL propulsion and tantalizing possibilities raised by the latest research in theoretical physics.
Title: Asteroid Mining: Our Search for Riches Enters the Final Frontier
Speaker: Chris Lewicki, President, Planetary Resources
Summary: First it was the gold rush, then we began hunting for oil and soon, we'll begin trekking across the solar system in search of new and rare resources. In this session, the Flight Director for NASA's Mars rovers "Spirit" and "Opportunity" will show us how plotting our resource expansion by rocketing across The Milky Way to mine asteroids is just around the corner. This engaging presentation will discuss the near-future of space exploration and asteroid prospecting.
For those unable to attend, CCP will be live streaming EVE Fanfest and all of the “Make EVEReal” sessions in standard definition for free on their Twitch.TV channel (www.twitch.tv/ccp) and in HD for a one-time fee of $19.95 USD or one PLEX (which can be obtained on the EVE Online in-game market). Viewers will get the latest announcements from CCP, panels, presentations, PvP tournament coverage from both EVE and DUST and the famous Party at the Top of the World amongst other unannounced events. All programming is highly produced and includes commentary and interviews from developers and players in the true EVE community spirit.
The EVE Fanfest high definition stream includes:
Three full days of high definition programming live from Fanfest
Access to the HD stream of a series of live pre-Fanfest interviews with CCP developers. Schedule: http://www.twitch.tv/ccp
A digital copy of the Fanfest “Quafe” Tshirt for EVE Online, which matches the shirt attendees receive
A choice of one of five pirate faction rookie ships for EVE Online: the Angel Cartel Echo, Blood Raider Hematos, Dread Guristas Taipan, Sansha’s Nation Immolator or Serpentis Violator
Fifty copies of the Quafe Scout vk.0 dropsuit for DUST 514—a flashy and effective dropsuit for confident mercenaries