RuneFest

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RuneFest is the name of the annual Jagex-run real-world event for RuneScape players.

RuneFests[edit | edit source]

Information from YouTube and Jagex Mod clan chats[edit | edit source]

On 24 March, Mark Gerhard's second interview was released on the RuneScape YouTube channel. At two seconds into the video, the words "RuneFest 2010" were visible on a whiteboard behind Mods Paul M and Mark G.

On 7 April, Mark Gerhard was asked in his Clan Chat, "Mark, can you shine a light on RuneFest for us?" to which he replied:

Aah RuneFest, seems our worst kept secret so far. We are planning a real world event for the players currently code named RuneFest. I cant give too much away otherwise the team will be beat me with my own shoes But I suppose I can say that I'm really excited about meeting the player(s). As are the rest of the Jagex family. Take care and hopefully see you all soon Irl.
— Mark Gerhard

On 11 April, Mark Gerhard said the following regarding RuneFest in his Clan Chat:

Runescape nation was the project name for RuneFest. No RuneFest will go international afterwards, the 1st will be in England. Yeah it will go on tour :) I cant say too much about RuneFest though as the will club be [sic] to death with my own shoes if I do :) There will be official coms on RuneFest to follow shortly I'm sure
— Mark Gerhard

In response to, "Will there be a music element to RuneFest as hinted in the trademark apps?"

Yes Rule :)
— Mark Gerhard

Trademarks[edit | edit source]

  • On 18 March 2010, RuneFest.com was registered by Jagex[1].
  • On 29 March, 2010, trademark applications were filed for "RuneFest"[2], "Jagex Nation"[3] and "RuneScape Nation"[4]. Both RuneScapeNation.com and JagexNation.com are owned by Jagex[5][6].

The trademark classes for RuneFest, RuneScape Nation and Jagex Nation are:

Class 09: Audio recordings; video recordings; audio-visual recordings; pre-recorded publications; downloadable electronic publications; data-carriers for audio and visual and audio-visual recordings; CDs; DVDs.

Class 16: Printed publications; printed matter; books, leaflets, brochures; posters, postcards, stationery.

Class 25: Clothing, footwear, headgear.

Class 41: Entertainment; organising, promotion and production of entertainment and events; organising, production and presentation of shows, staged events, theatrical performances, concerts, live performationces and audience participation events; musical entertainment; live musical entertainment; production, presentation and distribution of sound and video recordings; provision of recreational facilities; arranging and conducting festivals; arranging and conducting competitions; arranging and conducting events relating to computer games and video games and Internet games; information and advisory and consultancy services relating to all of the foregoing.

— British Intellectual Property Office [2][3][4]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Originally it was speculated that RuneFest 2010 would be held at the Olympia Conference Centre, in West Kensington, London, due to a leak on the RuneFest website.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Runefest.com Whois Lookup (Web). 16:34, February 5, 2011 (UTC).*
  2. ^ a b Intellectual Property Office. Case details for Trade Mark 2543331 (Web). 04:33, December 26, 2012 (UTC).*
  3. ^ a b Intellectual Property Office. Case details for Trade Mark 2543329 (Web). 16:34, February 5, 2011 (UTC).*
  4. ^ a b Intellectual Property Office. Case details for Trade Mark 2543330 (Web). 16:34, February 5, 2011 (UTC).*
  5. ^ Who.is. Runescapenation.com Whois Lookup (Web). 16:34, February 5, 2011 (UTC).*
  6. ^ Who.is. Jagexnation.com Whois Lookup (Web). 16:34, February 5, 2011 (UTC).*
  7. ^ RuneFest (Web). "RuneFest 2010 will be held at the Olympia Conference Centre in London, UK. It's within easy walking distance of a number of transport links, as well as plenty of accommodation opportunities."*