EverQuest® Fan Faire Blows Into the Windy City


               *** Media Advisory September 26th & 27th***

                 - EverQuest Players Gather in Chicago -

   Sony Online Entertainment, the premiere publisher of online games, is
   hosting an event in Chicago for the dedicated fans of their best-selling
   online multiplayer game -- EverQuest®.  More than 450,000 gamers from
   United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, France,
   Italy, and Australia pay a monthly fee to play EverQuest, the blockbuster
   hit of the global online gaming world.  EverQuest reaches more than
   118,000 simultaneous users during peak hours.
   (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20011203/LAM002 )

   The EverQuest Fan Faire is a real-life social event held multiple times
   per year in various regions 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 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.

   Friday, September 26, 2003
   9:00 - 10:30pm

   Saturday, September 27, 2003
   Noon - 3:00 pm

   Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers - Chicago Ballroom
   301 East North Water Street
   (312) 464-1000

   --  Fans clad in exotic EverQuest character costumes inspired by the
       world's most popular online game (Friday, September 26th)
   --  Over 1500 fans from all over the world meet the developers of
       EverQuest and their online friends for the first time in Chicago
       (September 26th & 27th)
   --  Real-life quest and scavenger hunt (Saturday, September 27th)

For more information and a schedule of events, please visit: http://everquest.station.sony.com/fanfaire/index.jsp

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! EverQuest gameplay footage will be available on b-roll.

   Media Contacts:
   Chris Kramer, Sony Online Entertainment, ckramer@soe.sony.com
   Cell: (858) 414-7333
   Tamara Sanderson, Sony Online Entertainment, tsanderson@soe.sony.com
   Cell: (858) 204-1393

PRNewswire -- Sept. 22

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SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment