Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

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Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Cally Raven » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:00 pm

5th and 6th of October

It's not in London though! it's 35 miles outside London.
I'm all booked and ready to go, the night before the night before party is being worked on. All is good with the world :D


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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Cally Raven » Thu May 03, 2018 11:15 am

Hey Team,

I know that a few of you have had some questions regarding RuneFest 2018, so we've got some answers for you in a handy little FAQ. Check it out below:

RuneFest 2018 FAQ

The Venue:

Why has RuneFest moved to Farnborough?

It was a tough decision to move RuneFest out of London, but it was a decision that came about following a number of factors:

• In 2017, RuneFest outgrew its previous homes at Battersea Evolution & Namco Funscape leading us to the decision to look for a larger venue to accommodate more players at both the Friday Night Party and Runefest itself...

• Even with the addition of the Circus tent, we didn’t have room to do everything we wanted at Battersea last year and, with the number of people attending RuneFest on the rise, we couldn’t fit everyone and everything in the same space this year.

• Namco Funscape also has a limited capacity and couldn’t accommodate everyone who wanted to attend the Night Before Party. We want to make the Night Before open to everyone!


Did you look at other locations?

• We looked at numerous venues across the UK, in various cities, however Farnborough proved to be the best choice for us due to its availability and location – just 30 minutes from London.

• We have some big plans for how we are going to use the venue, thanks to your feedback from last year, and other venue options wouldn’t have given us the flexibility that Farnborough does.


Why is RuneFest not in the USA?

• The key reason is that we need to bring over 200 J-Mods to to present, produce and staff RuneFest as we know it as a UK event. Currently, those guys give up two days of their time to make RuneFest happen, however flying that many J-Mods to the USA would have a profound impact on their time away from the studio.

• However, we are working on plans to bring community events to the USA (And other countries outside of the UK) in the future.


Is there parking?

• One of the big benefits of Farnborough is that you can drive right there! There are 3,500 parking spaces which are free to players over the Friday & Saturday of RuneFest 2018

Hotel Questions:

Are there hotels nearby?

There are around 2,500 hotel rooms within 15 minutes of the venue. Some of the best options are:

• Village Hotel, Farnborough
• The Falcon Hotel, Farnborough
• Travelodge Farnborough Central, Farnborough
• SACO Aparthotel, Farnborough
• SA Today Apartments, Farnborough
• Holiday Inn, Farnborough
• Lakeside Continental Hotel, Frimley
• Lakeside International Hotel, Frimley
• Travelodge Fleet, Fleet
• Premier Inn Fleet, Fleet
• Potters International Hotel, Aldershot
• Travelodge Aldershot, Aldershot

Friday Night Questions:

Is there a Friday Night Party?

• Yes - The Friday night party will be something special this year! It will be held in the same venue as RuneFest on Friday evening, and will be included in EVERY RuneFest ticket for 2018!


General Questions:

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

• Yes - we require all attendees to have valid photo ID which matches the information on their ticket. Valid ID includes passports, driving licenses, military ID, identity cards, age verification cards with a valid hologram.

• Event attendees must be aged 16 or over, or otherwise be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.


What can I bring into the event?

• The only things you need to bring are yourself, your ticket, valid ID, and any spending money! You're also welcome to bring your cosplay outfits and props (but please make sure they are safe!).

We do not permit the following into the event (and they may be confiscated by event security/police):

• Alcohol, drugs, or any kind of illegal substance
• Pyrotechnics, explosives etc
• Weapons or objects which may cause damage to the venue or other attendees
• Personal food and drink (without prior agreement from event security, usually permitted for people with severe allergies etc)

How do I book a ticket?

• Tickets are not available yet but we will be announcing them soon. When we do they will be purchasable through EventBrite - please keep an eye on Runefest.com and our social media channels for more details in the coming weeks!

Can I use Runescape bonds to purchase my Runefest ticket?

• Unfortunately not - there were a number of issues surrounding this service which has meant we are not able to offer this option anymore. Instead tickets will be purchasable through Eventbrite using credit/debit cards and paypal.


What's the refund policy?

• Unfortunately, we are not able to refund tickets for any reason. Please be sure you can attend before making your purchase!


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

• You can bring your ticket as a print out, on the EventBrite app, or on your phone as an image/PDF. Provided the QR code and your registrant details are legible then you can attend!


Can I update my registration information?

• Yes! If you'd like update any details on your ticket, please just log into your EventBrite account and change the details.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

• No, all information on your ticket must match the attendee, and their valid photo ID.




Cheers,

Mod Meadows.
@JagexMeadows
~RuneScape Community Management.
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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Cally Raven » Fri May 11, 2018 7:15 am

Meant to post last week, but got sidetracked and seeing as quite a few from Koa are booked in hotels to go I'll list the usual order of events held over the weekend. Some of these are player run events and have nothing to do with Jagex directly. I'll post the places they will be held as they are announced. The itinerary below is how it's gone the last 2 years but things change as the venue has changed. :D


Thursday evening - player run event - The Night Before The Night Before - TBA (Simon is in the process of arrange the pub we will be in)
This is a good time to meet other Runefesters, it's usually held in a Weatherspoons pub so good for somewhere to eat as well and reasonably priced.

Friday Afternoon - Player run event - Charity picnic - again a general get together and an auction where all proceeds go to Special Effect. - Place TBA

Friday evening - The Night Before - Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Farnborough, just outside London, UK

Saturday - Runefest!! - Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Farnborough, just outside London, UK

Sunday - the last 2 years it's been just a general quiet meet up to wind down and chat about the weekends goings on for those not travelling hometil Monday.
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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Oobz » Sat May 12, 2018 1:10 pm

Getting jealous again as we won't be going :((
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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Cally Raven » Sat May 12, 2018 4:09 pm

Oobz wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Getting jealous again as we won't be going :((
Wish you both were going, there's six Koa clannies going so far!
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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Oobz » Sun May 13, 2018 11:53 am

Hope you all have a wonderful time, plenty of pics please :)
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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Oobz » Sun May 13, 2018 1:15 pm

The venue looks awesome by the way!
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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Cally Raven » Thu May 17, 2018 2:49 pm

It's time!!! Get ready to see the tickets up for sale tomorrow for Runefest, it's all combi tickets for the night before and Runefest this year. More updates as they come out!
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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Cally Raven » Fri May 18, 2018 9:10 am

The Hype is real!!! The Hype train enters the station on Tues 22nd May at 4pm!!

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Official Runefest Site


RUNEFEST 2018 – THE DRAGON AWAKES!

FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER (18:00 – 23:30*) & SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER (10:00 – 00:00 midnight*)
It’s time, people! RuneFest is back with the greatest RuneScape & Old School gathering we’ve ever produced! But this is not RuneFest as you know it – with an all new venue, content and stage shows we’re bringing RuneScape to life like never before. Not only that, but this year it’s a double date; RuneFest 2018 will begin on Friday evening with an all-new live show experience and continue onwards through Saturday too – at our huge new venue just outside London. Read on…

(*Times subject to change)

FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER (18:00-23:30*)
RuneFest 18 will kick off on Friday 5th October from 6pm and we’ll be bringing you a whole new RuneFest experience – RuneScape Live…

RUNESCAPE LIVE: WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
RuneScape Live is a spectacular new orchestral stage show that will lead you through a live musical adventure across Gielinor.

Created exclusively for RuneFest, and lead by the world famous Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, come with us on a journey through the music of RuneScape and Old School like you’ve never heard it before!

With all new unreleased tracks, what could be better than grabbing a drink with friends, sitting back and losing yourself in an evening of live orchestral magic from the world of Runescape!

We’ll be opening the doors – and the bars and the LAN room - from 6:00pm so you can meet up and catch up with all your friends ahead of the stage show.

Prepare for an experience of aural delight with one of the greatest orchestras in the world to kick off Runefest 2018 with a bang!

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER – (10:00 – 00:00*)
RUNEFEST 2018
Remember how awesome RuneFest was last year? Well, this year we’re bringing double the awesome – we’re literally doubling the space for our biggest RuneScape and Old School extravaganza ever.

Main stage showcases, big hitting entertainment, new activities and panel sessions, meet ups with JMods & Content Creators, all wrapped up in a new theme that will transport RuneScape and Old School players to iconic areas of Gielinor.

We’re packing in plenty of surprises this year and we can’t wait to see you there!

TWO EVENTS, ONE RUNEFEST TICKET!
This year, everyone gets everything with one ticket. RuneScape Live and RuneFest itself are both included in everyone’s ticket.

We listened to the hundreds of ‘Scapers who last year couldn’t get in to the Night Before Party at Namco Funworld due to the venue’s capacity and have changed it up so that Friday night is bigger and better than ever and everyone can come! In addition to the performance, the bars and LAN room will be open to everyone ahead of the show.

Ticket Pricing

Limited Early bird offer: £135

Standard ticket: £150

(We will not be selling tickets for individual days this year - both Runescape Live and Runefest are part of the same ticket)]
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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Cally Raven » Sat May 19, 2018 7:23 am

Here are the times for ticket sales. There are a limited amount of earlybird tickets, they usually sell out quick, (within the first few days to a week. Not sure how it will go this week due to changes in the place etc.
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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Cally Raven » Sun May 20, 2018 1:24 pm

The Friday Afternoon Charity Picnic and Auction (Player run, all proceeds go to Special Effect) is officially arranged!!
Bring food, we just throw everything in the middle and share (packets of cakes or biscuits or bottles of pop
No Alcohol :-o Park Rules not ours. Plenty of drinking time over the weekend. :D
This is a good chance to meet other Runefesters in an environment in which you can hear each talk :))

EDIT: time changed to 12pm start due to some who may need more time to recover from The Night Before The Night before party :ymparty: :-o :D
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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Ilmondo » Tue May 22, 2018 3:03 pm

Ticket has been purchased.
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Post by Cally Raven » Tue May 22, 2018 4:20 pm

Ilmondo wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Ticket has been purchased.
Mine too, Mag and Era have theirs. :D

50% of Earlybird tix have been sold in just over an hour!!
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Post by Cally Raven » Tue May 22, 2018 8:38 pm

Earlybird Tickets for Runefest have sold out, just full priced ones left. Took just over 5 hours! Never know this happen before usually takes a week, maybe two :-o :D
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Re: Runefest 2018 is Announced!!!

Post by Cally Raven » Wed May 23, 2018 3:17 pm

Some wonderful streamers have funded more discounted tix, it's a 10% discount so takes the cost back to Earlybird prices, there's 50 of them for each streamer.

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