It’s hard to know what’s going to happen next during CCP’s Fanfest event in Iceland, the goings-on of the show can be just as unpredictable as the game. Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff made a joke about buying every attendee at the show a beer, before quickly taking it back. Warning: the video contains profanity.
One person, on the other hand, took the offer very seriously.
The CEO of Burning Napalm, a player-run corporation in Eve Online, contacted the CEO of CCP and made the offer to buy every attendee of the show a local beer.
I spoke with David Reid, the CMO of CCP, who confirmed that the individual sent over his credit card information, and CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson used it and the resources of the Harpa Convention Center to purchase a large amount of Gull, a local Icelandic beer. Pallets of the beer were then brought into the event, and after the announcement every person in attendance was handed one free beer.
The scene was definitely something to see: Eve fans swarmed the table, and were each given exactly one beer before the last party of Fanfest began. The bill for the beer order was estimated to be around $10,000.
If you want to gain some notoriety in the Eve community, this is certainly one way to do so.