The Bungie FanFest is an event that has evolved into something of a Macworld Expo tradition. It’s a gathering of fans of Bungie Software, makers of the Marathon and Myth game series, as well as the forthcoming titles Oni and Halo. Even though Bungie is no longer an independent publisher — the company is now part of Microsoft Corp. — Bungie continues to have a strong following of fans. The fourth Bungie FanFest is planned for next week, at the tail end of Macworld Expo.
This season’s Bungie FanFest is going to take place on Friday, January 12th, from 6 to 9 pm. The event is scheduled to happen at the West Bay Conference Center, located at 1290 Fillmore Avenue in San Francisco, a short bus ride away from the Moscone Center, according to FanFest coordinators.
The event will feature guests from Bungie Software, including Bungie “community guy” Matt Soell and the entire Bungie Online team. Door prizes will be given away, and a fan trivia contest will also be held. Soell’s keynote address promises to be very entertaining for Bungie fans, by the way.
The coordinators behind the Bungie FanFest also plan to have a 16 port LAN setup on-hand, so users with PC laptops or PowerBooks are encouraged to bring them with them for some Bungie game action.
There’s a modest admission fee for the Bungie FanFest — US$7. Pizza and soda will be available for attendees, as well. And if you’re a minor, you’re required to be dropped off by a parent or guardian.
More details are expected to be made available shortly, including a call for volunteers and an early sign-up sheet. If you’re going to be in the area next week and you’re interested in attending, please visit the
Web fan site for more details.