CCP Games cancels EVE Fanfest 2020 due to coronavirus concerns
There have been a number of events canceled and companies pulling out of other events like PAX and GDC recently due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
CCP Games, developer of EVE Online has announced that it is canceling its upcoming EVE Fanfest 2020 which was supposed to kick off on April 2nd.
In light of the recent and ongoing global developments surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Fanfest event in Reykjavik, Iceland.
It is with a heavy heart that we make this decision, and we know this news will be disappointing to our wonderful community, but we feel absolutely compelled to follow the most responsible course of action and prioritize the safety and well-being of our attendees, our staff and of course the general Icelandic public.
We realize that the situation a month from now could be very different, but the way events are developing both globally and in Iceland’s neighboring countries, an in-depth and serious review has made it clear that this is a necessary step to take.
We wanted to get this information to you as swiftly as possible in order to allow you to make the necessary changes to any travel or accommodation arrangements that you may have made. We will be providing further details over the course of the next few weeks, so please keep an eye on all EVE Online social media channels for these updates.
In light of the recent and ongoing global developments surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel EVE Fanfest 2020. #tweetfleet #eveonline #fanfest2020— EVE Online (@EveOnline) February 28, 2020
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