RuneFest 2019

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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.[1] The theme for this year's RuneFest was Anachronia, and Old School's Fossil Island.[2]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Venue[edit | edit source]

RuneFest 2019 was held in Farnborough, England, 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.[3] 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.

Type Price
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.

T-shirt and hoodie designs
Item Price
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. The whole event was streamed live, with RuneScape's Twitch channel streaming the panels, and Jagex's Twitch channel streaming the main stage.

Livestream viewers could unlock the golden mattock.

Goodie bag[edit | edit source]

The goodie bag contents.
Lanyard details.
Player, VIP, and Influencer wristbands.

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]

  • Archaeology
  • 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
  • Darkmeyer
  • 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]

Chip Activity
Agility Dinosaur Agility

Participate in a game of skee-ball.

Dungeoneering Swamp Maze

Navigate the maze.

Construction Enriched Puzzle

Complete a wooden puzzle.

Penguin Penguin Hunt

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.

Ranged Ranged

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:

  • Photobooth
  • 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.

The Player and Forum Moderator caps.

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. "RuneFest 2019 - Save The Date." 24 May 2019. RuneScape News.
  2. ^ Jagex. "RuneFest Theme Revealed!." 19 July 2019. RuneScape News.
  3. ^ The RuneScape Team. "RuneFest 2019 - Tickets Now Available!." RuneScape News.