Players Celebrate EverQuest's Fifth Anniversary Las Vegas Style for EverQuest

                          Fan Faire Spring 2004


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 400,000 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.


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 Fan Faire getting bigger and better, attendees will have plenty of opportunities 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. This Fan Faire promises to be the largest and most festive event ever as players come from all over the world to celebrate the fifth anniversary of EverQuest.

   Saturday, April 3rd
   11:30am - 10:30pm

   Las Vegas Hilton
   3000 Paradise Road

   *  Fans clad in exotic EverQuest character costumes inspired by the
      world's most popular massively multiplayer 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
   *  Book signings by New York Times bestselling novelist R.A. Salvatore.
      Mr. Salvatore is producing a series of EverQuest novels with the first
      excerpt being unveiled at Fan Faire
   *  Real-life quest and scavenger hunt

For more information check out our website: 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!

Media Contacts:

Chris Kramer, Sony Online Entertainment, Cell: 858.414.7333, ckramer@soe.sony.com

Tamara Sanderson, Sony Online Entertainment, Cell: 858.204.1393, tsanderson@soe.sony.com

PRNewswire -- April 2

SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment