Viva Las Vegas! EverQuest Players Strike It Rich in Las Vegas, Nevada For EverQuest Fan Faire Spring 2003


               *** MEDIA ADVISORY SATURDAY, MARCH 29TH ***

   Sony Online Entertainment, a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer
   online gaming, is hosting an event in Las Vegas for the dedicated fans of
   their best-selling online multiplayer game -- EverQuest.  More than
   430,000 gamers from United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Taiwan,
   Korea, France, Italy, Australia and other countries pay a monthly fee to
   play EverQuest, the blockbuster hit of the global massively multiplayer
   online gaming world.  A rich and vibrant online fantasy world, EverQuest
   has reached more than 118,000 simultaneous users during peak hours.

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   The EverQuest Fan Faire is a real-life social event held multiple times
   per year in various cities throughout the country.  Fan Faire is designed
   to allow EverQuest players the chance to meet other players in a fun
   environment, as well as meet the people behind the world's most
   successful massively multiplayer online PC game.  With each successive
   Faire getting bigger and better, attendees will have plenty of
   opportunity to mingle freely with one another, make new friends, and have
   the chance to participate in a number of panel discussions and
   game-themed live events.

   Saturday, March 29
   11:30am - 3:00 pm

   Las Vegas Hilton
   3000 Paradise Road

   -- Fans clad in exotic EverQuest character costumes inspired by the
      world's most popular online game
   -- Over 2000 fans from all over the world meet the developers of
      EverQuest and their online friends for the first time in Las Vegas
   -- Real-life quest and scavenger hunt

   For more information check out our website:

   Let us know you're coming and we'll make sure that you get a press pass
   and ensure that your camera crew comes away with the best footage ever
   from this historic event!

   Media Contacts:
   Sean Kauppinen                         Tamara Sanderson
   Sony Online Entertainment              Sony Online Entertainment           
   Tel: (858) 577-3387                    Tel: (858) 577-3362
   Cell: (415) 794-9149                   Cell: (619) 895-1650

PRNewswire -- March 24

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