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Eve Fanfest cancelled over coronavirus concerns

Eve Fanfest cancelled over coronavirus concerns

CCP's Eve Fanfest is the latest event to be cancelled due to COVID-19, aka coronavirus.

The developer announced at the weekend that the fan convention, that was set to be held between April 2nd and 4th in Iceland's Reykjavik.

Eve Fanfest has been held annually since 2004 with thousands of Eve Online players descending upon the Icelandic capital

“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 prioritise the safety and well-being of our attendees, our staff and of course the general Icelandic public,” CCP said.

“We realise that the situation a month from now could be very different, but the way events are developing both globally and in Iceland’s neighbouring countries, an in-depth and serious review has made it clear that this is a necessary step to take."

This follows companies including Sony dropping out of Boston's PAX East, with several other companies dropping out of GDC 2020 ahead of that convention being postponed by organisers UBM, though it was long still set to take place


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