Sony Online Entertainment
has announced the rebranding of its yearly get-together for SOE fans
and creatives. The company's previous event, the yearly Fan Faire,
has been retired to make way for a new annual celebration titled SOE Live. The event will kick off this year in Las Vegas, held at Bally's
from October the 18 to 21st. Here's a trailer showing some
shenanigans from the company's previous get-togethers.
Sony assures repeat
attendees that nothing's being ditched from the event's previous
incarnations; instead, Fan Faire veterans and SOE Live newcomers
alike can expect social events, panel discussions and live events
based around SOE properties such as DC Universe Online, EverQuest,
and new additions like PlanetSide 2 and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. The
company promises to use SOE Live as a platform for exclusive
announcements, beta access, and of course the grab-bags full of
branded goodies that fans have been crossing state lines for since
Fans grieving the loss of a
perfectly good brand, meanwhile, can rest easy in the knowledge that there still is a Fan Faire, it's just nothing to do with Sony
anymore. But hey, it's perfectly reasonable to expect some of you might enjoy Magic: The Gathering – Tactics as well as
the complete 1920s output of Aaron Copland, in which case, wow,
haven't we just made your afternoon.
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