RuneFest 2019 was the ninth annual RuneScape convention. It took place again at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre on the 4 and 5 October 2019, and was announced on 24 May 2019. The theme for this year's RuneFest was Anachronia, and Old School's Fossil Island.
Introduction[edit | edit source]
Venue[edit | edit source]
RuneFest 2019 was held in Farnborough, at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre (Show Centre, ETPS Road, Farnborough, GU14 6FD). The venue offered 3,500 on-site parking spaces.
Tickets[edit | edit source]
Tickets went on sale on 31 May. A limited number of reduced price early bird tickets were available. The ticket gave holders access to the main event and the Golden Gnome ceremony the night before.
|Early Bird||£135 plus booking fee|
|Standard||£150 plus booking fee|
Ticket holders had the opportunity to purchase RuneFest 2019 t-shirts and hoodies in advance, with the option of getting it personalised with a name on the back.
|RuneFest 2019 t-shirt - Black||£20|
|RuneFest 2019 t-shirt - Dark Grey||£20|
|RuneFest 2019 hoodie||£40|
|Personalised RuneFest 2019 t-shirt - Black||£25|
|Personalised RuneFest 2019 t-shirt - Dark Grey||£25|
Golden Gnomes[edit | edit source]
The Night Before RuneFest event this year was the ceremony for the Golden Gnome Awards. It took place on the 4 October, with doors opening at 18:00 and closing at approximately 23:30.
Main event[edit | edit source]
The main event took place on 5 October, with doors opening at 10:00, and closing at approximately midnight. Both the main stage and panels were streamed live.
Goodie bag[edit | edit source]
Upon arrival, attendees received:
- RuneFest 2019 lanyard
- RuneFest 2019 notebook
- RuneFest 2019 canteen
- RuneFest 2019 bone pen
- RuneFest 2019 lapel pin
- Monty the dinosaur duck
- RuneFest marker pen
- Code to unlock the Adventurer's Hat, Adventurer's Whip, and golden mattock
- RuneFest drink token
- RuneFest dinner token
- Hunt the JMod booklet
Revealed future updates[edit | edit source]
RuneScape[edit | edit source]
- Desperate Measures
- The Ranch out of Time
- 120 Farming and Herblore
- New pets associated with Player-owned ports, minigame, clue scrolls, etc.
- City of Senntisten quest
- Elder God Wars Dungeon
- Managing Miscellania rework
- Azzanadra quest
- NXT optimisations from mobile build
- New rendering systems, allowing more detailed models
- Canopy cutout
- Character silhouette behind walls
- Interaction highlights
- Movement smoothing
The next two are extremely experimental and it is possibly they will never have a release date.
- Movement prediction
- Faster tick rate, from 0.6s/tick to 0.1s/tick
Old School RuneScape[edit | edit source]
- Sins of the Father quest
- Hallowed Sepulchre
- Nightmare of Ashihama
- Clan system
- Group Ironman
- A Kingdom Divided
Schedule[edit | edit source]
All times are written in British Summer Time (BST).
Main stage[edit | edit source]
Panel room[edit | edit source]
Skilling chips[edit | edit source]
Participate in a game of skee-ball.
Navigate the maze.
Complete a wooden puzzle.
Find the 10 penguins around the venue, and unscramble the letters for a word. The word was MOLTEN ROCK. Hand in at the Event Information Desk.
|Hunter||Hunt the JMod
Collect 10 JMod signatures in the Hunt the JMod booklet, and hand in at Event Information Desk.
Shoot down cans with a nerf bow and arrow.
|Crafting||Catch a little fishie
Either craft a dinosaur out of card, or design a boss.
|Chatboxes||Have Your Say
Either give a suggestion for Old School content, or have a go at voice-acting lines for RS3.
|RuneFest 2019 logo||Show the other eight skilling chips at the Merch Store.|
Activities[edit | edit source]
There were various other activities and areas around the venue, including:
- LAN area
- Art area
- Dinosaur mini golf
- RuneScape mobile
- Archaeology playtesting
- Charity area (wellbeing room)
Player Moderators[edit | edit source]
Player and Forum Moderators could receive a cap at the Player Moderator meeting.
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]