EVE Online's largest player gathering, EVE Fanfest has been on something of a hiatus since its last event in 2018. The (normally) annual player event in the capital city of Iceland will be back however next year, taking place on May 6-7th, 2022 in Reykjavik.
Canceled after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, CCP Games opted to cancel all player gatheirngs this year as well. Coupled with the fact that 2019 was deemed the EVE Online World Tour, which saw CCP Games invade multiple cities across the globe versus host the giant Fanfest in Reykjavik that year, Fanfest hasn't officially happened since 2018. However, Iceland's Covid-19 protocols are allowing CCP Games to spin up the event for next year, which takes place in May 2022.
The event will be held at the Laugardalshöll Sport Center, which is the current home of this year's League of Legends Mid-season Invitational and Championship, as well as previous Fanfests. The event itself will see presentations from across EVE Online, announcements, a special tournament form CCP themselves and much more. Players can descend upon Reykjavik to meet up with their corpmates in person and network, as well as take part in the Part at the Top of the World and the legendary Pub Crawl throughout the iconic Icelandic city.
Notably, since much of the world is still dealing with the after effects of the global pandemic, Iceland's national guidelines for travel will be in effect.
"CCP is working with local authorities and taking COVID-19 safety measures for EVE Fanfest 2022. To attend the event, proof of vaccination is required. CCP is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will provide further guidance according to Iceland’s national guidelines as the event grows closer."