Headed to #evefanfest? Pack hot drinks, hugs and WARM CLOTHES. Weather advisory! http://t.co/VZVyFlRg33 #tweetfleet pic.twitter.com/Mz0COW61Qk
— EVE Online (@EveOnline) March 10, 2015
CCP published an announcement to all Fanfest attendees reminding them that Iceland can have bad weather. Having had first-hand experience with the weather in the past, I can say the problem isn't so much the cold itself, it's the mitigating circumstances. For one, in Chicago, we have a dry cold. In Reykjavik, sitting on the ocean as it does, the cold is a damp cold. Secondly, the wind can really whip around. I have a picture of myself somewhere standing in front of the Harpa with the wind blowing the legs of my jeans to the side like a flag. With the weather this year, I'm glad that check-in for Fanfest will last all week. I realize that the check-in lines go really quickly, but standing out in that wind? No thanks.
I'm not too worried, as I still have my water-proof jacket from 2013. The jacket proved a bit warm by the weekend, but when the snow fell early that week I could throw on a couple of layers and I was fine. Looking at Chicago's forecast for Saturday, I think I can wear my winter coat on the way to O'Hare, so that means I can throw the lighter jacket in my luggage. Throw in my hat, scarf, and gloves and I should have no problems with the weather.
However, for those from warmer climates (which during the winter usually includes Iceland), don't forget to dress warmly! Even CCP Guard thinks it's cold.
Fanfest weather warning! Dress warm. I had to put on both my #Tweetfleet hats to cook dinner. http://t.co/dCEzGKqAmi pic.twitter.com/1YIdxCXDPC
— CCP Guard (@CCP_Guard) March 10, 2015