RuneFest 2018

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RuneFest 2018 was the eighth annual RuneScape convention. It took place at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre on the 5 and 6 October 2018, and was announced on 30 April 2018. [1] An official app was released to help promote navigation for the event. It had a Rellekka theme. [2]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Venue[edit | edit source]

RuneFest 2018 is the first RuneFest to be held outside of London, this year taking place in Farnborough, at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre (Show Centre, ETPS Road, Farnborough, GU14 6FD). The venue offers 3,500 on-site parking spaces.

Tickets[edit | edit source]

Tickets went on sale on the 22 May. [3] A limited number of reduced price early bird tickets were available, selling out within hours.

Unlike previous years, the price for The Night Before party ticket (this year known as RuneScape Live) is included in the main RuneFest ticket. [4]

Type Price
Early Bird £135 plus booking fee
Standard £150 plus booking fee

RuneScape Live[edit | edit source]

Known as The Night Before party in previous years, this year the event was named RuneScape Live, an orchestral event featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Doors opened at 6:00pm on the 5 October, with the event ending at 11:00pm. Bars and a LAN room were open to attendees.

Act I[edit | edit source]

A closeup of the RuneScape Live stage with the orchestra's instruments
The cast and crew of RuneScape Live

RuneScape Live was narrated by Mod Mark and was a story about a player from RuneScape and a player from Old School RuneScape both playing the same quest on stage in their respective game. Scenes were alternated with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra playing RuneScape music tracks.

Their first task was to gain 4,000 Runecrafting experience. The RuneScape player went to Runespan and used an experience lamp to gain the experience while the Old School player was running to and from an Runecrafting altar to get rune essences.

Both players then needed to gain one level in Dungeoneering. But since Dungeoneering does not exist in Old School, that player came to RuneScape to play a floor of Daemonheim where they were joined by a leecher. At the end of the floor they gained several levels and the RuneScape player gaining level 107 leading to a short discussion what happened to 99 being the max.

The next task was to kill a hero in the Wilderness. The RuneScape player relunctantly agreed and both went to the Wilderness. However they couldn't find a player to kill so they switch to Old School.

The Old School player tricked the RuneScape player into withdrawing their Staff of Sliske while being on a PvP world. The Old School player killed the RuneScape player.

The Old School player then continued playing the quest while skipping the dialogue. The boss spawned and the RuneScape player respawned. However neither knew how to defeat the boss. After trying to fight with it they were transported to the real world by the boss. They arrived outside the Jagex offices and the act ended.

Main event[edit | edit source]

The screen for the Opening Ceremony

The main event started at 10:45am on Saturday 6 October 2018, and finished at 23:30 the same day. The main stage was streamed live on RuneScape's Twitch channel. The Panel (secondary) stage was recorded and uploaded later on the RuneScape YouTube channel.[5]

Goodie Bag[edit | edit source]

The goodie bag contents.
A normal and VIP wristband.

Attendees received a goodie bag at the event, containing:

Each attendee received a wristband to be allowed entry into the venue. There were also VIP wristbands and blue wristbands for streamers.

Revealed future updates[edit | edit source]

RuneScape[edit | edit source]

Old School RuneScape[edit | edit source]

  • Kebos Lowlands
    • The Forsaken Tower quest
    • The Ascent of Arceuus quest
    • Farming Guild
    • Brimstone area
      • New Slayer Master - Konar
      • Volcanic Slayer Dungeon
        • Sulphur Lizards
        • Wyverns
        • Drakes
        • Hydras
        • Alchemical Hydra - Boss
    • Achievement Diary
  • Bounty Hunter rework
  • PVP All Stars Championship
  • New Skill - Warding
  • Song Of The Elves quest
    • Access to Prifddinas
      • Skilling boss

Schedule[edit | edit source]

All times are written in British Summer Time (BST).

Main Stage
TimeEvent Description Host
10:45 – 11:30 RuneFest icon.png Opening Ceremony Welcome to RuneFest 2018! Find out all there is to know about the biggest and the best RuneFest ever, and prepare to enter Gielinor.
12:00 - 12:45 RuneFest icon.png Cosplay Parade Join us for the RuneFest 2018 Cosplay Parade, and find out how to vote for your favourite cosplay creations as part of the 2018 Golden Gnome Awards!
13:00 - 13:45 RuneFest icon.png Creator Game Show Come and join us at the main stage as we put some of the biggest RuneScape and Old School Content Creators together in a head to head live quiz battle!
14:00 - 14;45 RuneFest icon.png Quests & Lore Come on down to the main stage debut for lore, quests and story! We've got info on upcoming quests in 2019. You'll find out where the main storyline is going next year. We've even got exclusive new lore about the lower planes. It's going to be... loresome! Mod Jack, Mod Raven
15:00 - 15:45 RuneFest icon.png 2018 Golden Gnome Awards Join us for the glitz and glamour of our annual Golden Gnome Awards!
16:00 - 16:45 Old School RuneScape icon.png OSRS - The first 5 years A session with Mod MatK looking back on the incredible first 5 years for Old chool RuneScape... Get ready for some OSRS nostalgia and a few surprises! Mod MatK
17:00 - 17:45 RuneScape icon.png RuneScape Winter Reveals Get ready for this year's RuneScape Winter Reveals! All of the news about upcoming RuneScape content from your favourite RuneScape Mods.
18:00 - 19:00 Old School RuneScape icon.png OSRS - Reveals Discover what the Old School Team have in store for you in 2019!
20:00 - 23:30 RuneFest icon.png RuneFest After Party Join us for our traditional RuneFest after party... Beer and music a plenty!
Panel Room
Time Event Description JMods
12:00 - 12:45 RuneFest icon.png Content Creator Q&A Panel discussion and Q&A with some fantastic RS and OSRS content creators on getting in to streaming and video creation!
13:00 - 13:45 RuneFest icon.png Cosplay Workshop with Teezkut If you enjoyed Cosplay School during GameBast, you'll love the all-new Cosplay Workshop. Featuring multiple Golden Gnome winners Teezkut and Sen, get the inside scoop on their advice and adventures in cosplay. They will guide you through both the basics and intricacies of creating cosplay outfits, take you on their journey to create this year's costume, and talk about the cosplay community and resources to help everyone get into cosplay.
14:00 - 14:45 RuneScape icon.png RuneScape Ninja Team Q&A Ever wanted to know how #NinjaFixes get chosen or want to pitch you own? Come and ask the Ninja team and we'll provide the answers for you! Mod Timbo, Mod Harrison, Mod Labcoat, Mod Poerkie, Mod Maylea
15:00 - 15:45 RuneFest icon.png A Day In The Life (Of A J-Mod) Ever wondered what it's like to work at Jagex? Come and find out with Mods JZ, Mohawk, Boko, Breezy and Lottie to find out! Mod JZ, Mod Mohawk, Mod Boko, Mod Breezy, Mod Lottie
16:00 - 16:45 RuneFest icon.png RuneScape Audio; Breaking Records Meet Mods Ian, Lord, Grace, Slippers and Surma as they take you on a journey through RuneScape's audio history and beyond! Mod Ian, Mod Grace, Mod Slippers, Mod Surma
17:00 - 17:45 RuneFest icon.png Recipe For Faster Come join the team behind the legendary on a journey through the evolution of the website you know, followed by the long awaited answers to some of your burning questions. Mod Allstar, Mod Vulcan, Mod Ave, Mod Rascasse, Mod Dio
18:00 - 18:45 RuneScape icon.png RuneScape Combat Council Join the Combat Council for a Q&A on all things combat - this is your chance to ask those questions about bosses, PVP, or the core system itself! Mod Deg, Mod Cel, Mod Iago, Mod Ramen, Mod Orion

The Fremennik Trials cards[edit | edit source]

Unlike previous RuneFests (where skilling chips were collected), attendees collected The Fremennik Trials cards. Once all 7 cards were collected, attendees could get their photo taken to receive a photo card.

# Name Description Activity
RuneFest 2018 Manni the Reveller card.png
Manni the Reveller You beat the first council member in a drinking competition, which convinced him to vote for you. The next round's on Manni. Enter RuneFest
RuneFest 2018 Olaf the Bard card.png
Olaf the Bard You found Olaf guarded by Lalli the troll. To earn his vote and complete this trial, you brought Lalli a well decorated Pet Rock. Paint a rock
RuneFest 2018 Sigli the Huntsman card.png
Sigli the Huntsman Sigli asked you to help him find the Draugen to defeat the evil ghost. You contributed to a giant mosaic, revealing his location. #success Have a photo taken (3 in a gif), and add it to the mosaic board
RuneFest 2018 Peer the Seer card.png
Peer the Seer Located in his house in the northern part of Rellekka, Peer the seer had some puzzles and riddles for our attendees to solve. Attempt a puzzle or riddle in Peer the Seer's house
RuneFest 2018 Sigmund the Merchant card.png
Sigmund the Merchant You located a number of items by exploring Rellekka and its outskirts to find the location of the exotic flower for Sigmund. Locate all the QR codes around the venue, show to Mod Deg by the longship
RuneFest 2018 Swensen the Navigator card.png
Swensen the Navigator You conquered Swensen's giant wooden tilt maze, and in doing so won his vote. Your quest is going in the right direction! Attempt a labyrinth marble puzzle
RuneFest 2018 Thorvald the Warrior card.png
Thorvald the Warrior You have triumphed in the final trial by defeating at least three of Koschei the Deathless' four forms. What a victory! Attempt throwing coconuts at Koschei the Deathless at the coconut shy

Other activities[edit | edit source]

  • Mobile beta
  • Mining and Smithing rework preview
  • Jagex recruitment team
  • Art area - Jagex lanyards and 3D printed God tokens could be received from Mod Alex or Mod Fenix
  • Charities
  • Photo booth
  • LAN room
Lanyard & 3D Printed God tokens.

Player moderators[edit | edit source]

Player and forum moderators could receive a keyring and skillchip at the player moderator meeting.

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

Item Price Image
Dragonhead Pendant - RuneFest £15 RuneFest 2018 Dragonhead Pendant.png
Tim & Crunchie Mug £10 RuneFest 2018 Tim & Crunchie Mug.png
Tim & Crunchie Desk Mat £25 RuneFest 2018 Tim & Crunchie Desk Mat.png
Plague's End Desk Mat £25 RuneFest 2018 Plague's End Desk Mat.jpg
Vorkath Desk Mat £25 RuneFest 2018 Vorkath Desk Mat.png
RuneScape: The Orchestral Collection Double CD £13 RuneFest 2018 RuneScape The Orchestral Collection Double CD.jpg
RuneScape: Original Soundtrack Classics Double CD £13 RuneFest 2018 RuneScape Original Soundtrack Classics Double CD.jpg
Party Hats £6 RuneFest 2018 Party Hats.png
Beanie - RuneFest £14 RuneFest 2018 Beanie.png
Event Tee & CD Bundle £30 RuneFest 2018 Event Tee & CD Bundle.png
RuneScape Live 2018 Tee £18 RuneFest 2018 RuneScape Live 2018 Tee.png
RuneFest 2018 Tee £18 RuneFest 2018 Tee.png
Ltd Edition Mr Mammal Tee £18 RuneFest 2018 Mr Mammal Tee.png
Ltd Edition MMORPGRS Tee £18 RuneFest 2018 MMORPGRS Tee.png
Ltd Edition Faux Tee £18 RuneFest 2018 Faux Tee.png
Ltd Edition Boaty Tee £18 RuneFest 2018 Boaty Tee.png
Zuk Tee £20 RuneFest 2018 Zuk Tee.jpg
Zilyana Tee £20 RuneFest 2018 Zilyana Tee.jpg
Zaros Godsword Tee £20 RuneFest 2018 Zaros Godsword Tee.jpg
DFS Tee £20 RuneFest 2018 DFS Tee.jpg
Elvarg's First Victim Tee £20 RuneFest 2018 Elvarg's First Victim Tee.jpg
Hoodie - RuneFest £28 RuneFest 2018 Hoodie.png
Ltd Edition Dagannoth Kings Set of 3 Pins £22 RuneFest 2018 Dagannoth Kings 3 Pins.png
Ltd Edition Baby Baroo Pin £8 RuneFest 2018 Baby Baroo Pin.png
Jad Pin £10 RuneFest 2018 Jad Pin.png
Vorkath Pin £10 RuneFest 2018 Vorkath Pin.png
Effigy Pin £10 RuneFest 2018 Effigy Pin.png
Zuk Keyring £11 RuneFest 2018 Zuk Keyring.png
Great Olm Keyring £11 RuneFest 2018 Great Olm Keyring.png
Twisted Bow 3D Keyring £11 RuneFest 2018 Twisted Bow Keyring.png
Scythe of Vitur 3D Keyring £11 RuneFest 2018 Scythe of Vitur Keyring.png
Sanguinesti Staff 3D Keyring £11 RuneFest 2018 Sanguinesti Staff Keyring.png
OSRS Saradomin Godsword Keyring £10 RuneFest 2018 OSRS Saradomin Godsword Keyring.jpg
OSRS Armadyl Godsword Keyring £10 RuneFest 2018 OSRS Armadyl Godsword Keyring.jpg
Helm of Neitiznot Keyring £11 RuneFest 2018 Helm of Neitiznot Keyring.png
Music Cape Keyring £10 RuneFest 2018 Music Cape Keyring.png
OG Max Cape Keyring £10 RuneFest 2018 Max Cape Keyring.png
Comp Cape Keyring £10 RuneFest 2018 Comp Cape Keyring.png
Trimmed Comp Cape Keyring £10 RuneFest 2018 Trimmed Comp Cape Keyring.jpg
3D Beer Keg Keyring £12 RuneFest 2018 Beer Keg Keyring.png
Archer's Ring 3D Bottle Opener Keyring £12 RuneFest 2018 Archer's Ring Bottle Opener Keyring.png
Berserker Ring 3D Bottle Opener Keyring £12 RuneFest 2018 Berserker Ring Bottle Opener Keyring.png
Seer's Ring 3D Bottle Opener Keyring £12 RuneFest 2018 Seer's Ring Bottle Opener Keyring.jpg
Warrior's Ring 3D Bottle Opener Keyring £12 RuneFest 2018 Warrior's Ring Bottle Opener Keyring.png
Angels Scapes Mystery Bag £20 RuneFest 2018 Angels Scapes Mystery Bag.png

Application[edit | edit source]

Main article: RuneFest (app)

An application, based on Guidebook Inc's event application infrastructure, was created to help attendees navigate around RuneFest 2018.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]