Badges are now being sold for Sony Online Entertainment's annual convention.
SOE Live (formerly Fan Faire) will be held from August 1 - 4, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Late this morning Sony Online Entertainment announced that badge registration is now open, with special Early Bird pricing available. There are a variety of passes, which offer the following:
- Friday or Saturday Only Day Pass: $39* (reg. $49), includes an SOE Live T-shirt and Swag Bag; exclusive SOE Live in-game goodies**; access to the exhibitor showroom, panels, and roundtables; one complimentary green screen photo; eligible for game tournaments and live quests.
- Evening Only Pass: $99, grants entry to the Welcome Reception (including the Thursday Keynote Address), Pool Party, and Grand Banquet (including the Costume Contest).
- All Access Pass: $129* (reg. $149), includes everything the Day and Evening passes get, as well as complementary copies of both the upcoming EverQuest and EverQuest II expansions.
- Optional Dev Brunch Add-on***: $59, join various SOE developers for a breakfast buffet on Sunday, August 4 from 10am - 12pm. Space is "extremely limited" and registrants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.All Access Pass is required. Seating is assigned based on primary game chosen during registration.
- Kids ages 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
* Special pricing only available for a limited time. Register by May 22, 2013 to take advantage of these prices.
** In-game goodies will be granted after SOE Live, but the registrant does not need to attend to receive their goodies. See below for more details.
*** Dev Brunch requires that you have an All Access pass.
Find out more information about SOE Live this evening (Thursday, April 25) during the webcast on Twitch TV! Tune in at 4:30pm PDT (7:30pm EDT) to watch Brasse will chat with Jen Belfield (Marketing Services Director) and Casey Roberts (Marketing Services and Events Specialist) to give you the details on registration, tournaments, panels, Live Quests, in-game items, the Keynotes, and more.
In-Game Item Information (taken from the SOE Live FAQ)
Anyone who registers for a badge will receive an in-game item for their primary game. However, SOE cannot grant your item without your proper information, so please make sure to enter your STATION ID, correct email address and primary game when you register for your badge!
EverQuest In-game items (2): Contract of the Shiliskin plus the Globe of Remembrance
- The Contract of Shiliskin allows for hiring of Shiliskin mercenaries
EverQuest II In-game item: Mindbender Talid - Mercenary
- An Illithid mercenary who is a caster hybrid that heals power
DC Universe Online In-game item: Vegas Sign Base Item
- More details coming soon!
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes In-game item: Frozen Phoenix Egg
- This item summons Algid, a rare and powerful ice phoenix flying mount
Pox Nora In-game item: Two (2) exclusive (non-tradable) exotics from the latest expansion (random)* and one (1) Free Theme Deck (random)*
- *Allow 2-3 weeks after SOE Live to receive content. Random = 1 of 5 current theme decks (FW-Bonesaw, SP-Winged Terror, IS-Savagery, FS-Neuromancy, KF-Elvan Valor)
Legends of Norrath In-game item: Exclusive Motion Card
- An SOE Live 2013 exclusive motion version of a card from the upcoming Set 16
Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures In-game item: Details coming soon!
Free Realms In-game item: The SOE Live Parachute
Article photographs taken by Greg "Rothgar" Spence.