Luminaire Snowball Fight X (17-DEC-23; 2100 EVE Time)

Hello, New Eden.

It is upon us!

In the spirit of the holidays, for the sake of Live Events, the people, and our great universe of New Eden, it is time for tenth annual snowball fight!

It has been an insane ten years and more that we have hosted this event and other gatherings, and now, we celebrate this great milestone in our beloved Luminaire system, as we have since 2013!
See our topic on our 2022 snowball fight, and well beyond!

Bring Festival Launchers, snowballs, and fireworks for some fun, games, and smashing the stuff out of each other in Luminaire! If you need a Festival Launcher or fireworks, we have enough in store for everyone! Just ask me and I’ll give you one and a few snowballs and fireworks!

Anyone who needs snowballs, fireworks, or a Festival Launcher will receive one for free! If anything, you will probably receive a Festival Launcher and snowballs for free via login rewards prior to the event anyway!

If you wish to communicate directly with me, you’ll find me in the “Content: Events” and “Live Events” chat channels!

Snowball Fight Details:
Luminaire VII (Caldari Prime) - Moon 6 - Federation Navy Assembly Plant
2100 EVE Time
That’s 4pm USA EST!
Note: The Party will be at the Federation Navy Assembly Plant, NOT the Battle of Caldari Prime Citadel!

Note: In the event of a power failure due to a winter storm, the raincheck date will be 8-JAN-2023.

We have earned coverage on the November 23, 2023 episode of the Pulse and the Community Beat on November 24m 2023!

CCP Convict and CCP Zelus have been notified! I will work with them to make sure everything is done properly and accordingly!

I have enlisted the assistance of my CEO to put in a Fleet Fight Notification request form into the records on my behalf.

DJ Daggaroth of New Eden Radio has confirmed support! DJ LMP of EVE Radio has likewise been notified!

Various communities have been notified directly.

Everyone who contributed throughout the last ten years has been personally notified.

Livestream coverage is encouraged! Daopa has been notified!

Lightshows will be held (similar to the manner in which EVE Radio does on occasion)
-prizes will be devised based on discussions about this event: prizes will include PLEX, ships, weapons, and other comical gifts
-to participate, bring devices that produce light and visual effects: lasers, remote-repairs, cap transfers, target spectrum breakers, drones, fireworks, etc.
-only individual pilots can be rewarded a “numbered” or “positional” prize (i.e, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, for example)! You can partner up with someone if you like, but prize packages can only be awarded to individual pilots!
-Note: based on popular demand and performances, there will also be prizes for Outstanding Group Display! These will be awarded once per lightshow to the best-looking organized group of capsuleers, while the same rules for lightshow performance also apply to these groups (i.e., getting CONCORD-killed will result in disqualification).
-Note: all prizes will be contracted to winners AFTER the event has concluded!

“Secret Santa” Gift Exchanges
-bring a gift to get a gift!
-items worth around or under $250 million ISK are encouraged, to be contracted to Commander A9 at Luminaire VII Federal Administration Information Center during the event to make the exchange with other participants: everyone who gives a gift gets a gift. This ISK level is just an encouragement rather than a minimum requirement - gifts of less than $250M will be accepted (provided they’re not an item which is not permissible!)
-please mark the contract with “Secret Santa” to differentiate it from prizes and any donations, or else your gift might be accidentally given away as a prize!
-in outstanding circumstances, you can relay your gift earlier than the event, as long as it’s as close to Luminaire as possible
-please set contracts for the maximum amount of time so nothing expires
-contracts may not be accepted during or even immediately after the event, but they WILL be accepted–we cannot delay orchestrating and running the event with administrative tasks such as contracts and paperwork
-no alts please: If multiple characters tied to one player/user/person behind the keyboard are discovered, all gifts contributed by those alts will be combined into a single contribution and appropriate exchanges made - Please do not “game the system;” that’s not fair to everyone else.
-any “crate” items will be opened, and the items which are produced will be given as part of the gift
-the following items are not permissible for the Secret Santa Exchange, as they cannot be contracted or have little to no value appropriate for an exchange: contraband, items deemed illegal by the laws of the empires, any “expired” items such as boosters, accelerators, or crates, “Civilian” items, or items with a total value of less than $1,000 ISK such as literal “Garbage” items.
-Note: Secret Santa gifts will be exchanged AFTER the event has concluded, so we’re not wasting time trying to hand out the gifts in mid-event!
Be Advised: Someone attempted to impersonate me in 2020 around this time and was dealt with. Make sure you double-check your contracts to ensure they are going to the right person!

Festival Launchers and Snowballs/Fireworks will be donated to any pilot who does not have one or runs out so the fun can continue!

The Battle for Caldari Prime Memorial Astrahus Citadel is online! We have enough fuel blocks to keep the power going until April 2030, thanks to the awesome contributions of a number of our amazing Live Events pilots, who donated a total of $6,540,000,000 to the cause (and every single penny was spent)! We are always investing in the future, so any spare fuel blocks, components, and Upwell assets can be contributed to help keep the facility powered and supplied.

Thank You to Our Citadel Heroes!:
Nicen Jehr - $40,000,000
Maenth - attractively-priced fuel block sales in Luminaire
Naava Edios - $2,000,000,000
Matrae Cor - $1,000,000,000
Jaantrag - 92,649 Hydrogen Fuel Blocks
Ibrahim Tash-Murkon - $3,000,000,000
DutchGunner - $500,000,000

Any donations go towards obtaining equipment and prizes! Try to get your contribution as close to Luminaire as possible please.

Thank you to those who have donated!:
Anataine Deva - $12,000,000,000
Winger Aerospace - promotion of event and creation of calendar notice in the Discord
Pierian Shawcross - $1,500,000,000
Winger Aerospace - promoting event in the Discord
Keacte - Promotion of the event on the NPSI Calender
KillerLitter - advertising event with TLA incursion community
Wah Huren - $50,000,000
Louis Anton – 10x Orca Blueprint Copies (ME 7%, TE 0%)
CCP Convict - 1,000 PLEX, Barghest, Garmur, and Orthus Luminae Polaris SKINs
Virion Stoneshard - promotion of event in Spectre Fleet Discord
Laika - promotion of event in Warp To Me Discord
Codey28 - pinning announcement in New Eden Radio Discord
Avada Moussou - announcing the event in TDF Discord News
From CCP Convict’s Personal Collection - Widow
Maleena Aivoras - Cormorant, Osprey, and Republic Fleet Firetail AIR Laboratories SKINs, 100,000 Yoiul Festival Snowballs, 10 Festival Launchers, 6,300 assorted fireworks
Halbarad Dovanna - posting announcement in contingency incursions
CCP Zelus - for making the good work happen behind the scenes
onatural - 6x Vedmak Triglavian Cruisers
CCP - promoting a Twitch snowball drop directly related to the Luminaire Snowball Fight, December 17, 2023
Maverick Starcrest - $500,000,000
Xanderfall Audeles - $1,000,000
AMP Marremerwit Serine - $5,000,000
Jamin Rigehel - $5,000,000
Abbie Rova - $69,000,000

Current Secret Santa Participants: 26
Total ISK Donations: $14,130,000,000 (including $5180,000,000 donated during and after the event)
Purchased Prize Value: $13,968,935,875.22
Total PLEX Donations: 1,000
Total Omega Donations: N/A
Peak Local Population: 78 as of 2128
CCP Attendance: 2 developers
ISD Attendance: 0 pilots

Event Schedule
2100: Event Starts at Luminaire VII - Federation Navy Station
2230: First Lightshow
2300: Second Lightshow
2330: Third Lightshow
0000: Secret Santa window closes
All Evening: Secret Santa Gift Receiving and music-playing

Note: I, the Fleet Coordination Commission, and/or Live Events as individuals or group entities will assume no liability for any ship destroyed in the course of traveling to/from or participating in activities during the festivities.


Not sure if personally will have time to participate but a great event every year that is worth attending so I encourage everyone to do so. Just check the related threads for the past years and you’ll see why. :blush:

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Thank you to CCP for covering the Luminaire Snowball Fight X in the recent episode of the Pulse!


Added to the NPSI calendar!

yeah boy :slight_smile:


Luminaire Snowball Fight X (17-DEC-23; 2100 EVE Time) - NPSI Community Gateway

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Thank you! I’m excited to see all the action we can muster this year!

Secret Santa gifts are already coming in, as are donations and supplies, so bring what you got, and if you don’t got nothin’, we can give you somthin’! :smiley:

Happy Holidays, capsuleers!


I want to thank CCP Convict for the generous donation of 1,000 PLEX and Luminae Polaris SKINs for the Barghest, Garmur, and Orthus ships!

I appreciate all of the support from CCP and all of our pilots and friends over the last then years.

Let’s do this again, and again, and again!

Hello, party-goers and friends!

Are you ready for tomorrow?

Good! Because we have the prizes ready for rewarding!

Golden Rings 1
Big Money-Big Prizes
Because Your Perimeter Office ‘Closed’
AIR Welcomes You
War Never Changes

Golden Rings 2
Hearth and Home for the Holidays
Pirates Off The Starboard Side!
Happy Birthday, EVE!
Insurance Money

Golden Rings 3
For All Your Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets
CCP Convict’s Revenge
Vanguard Elite
Jolly Roger
Bombed Out Of Your Skull On Christmas

I’m looking forward to celebrating our tenth snowball fight with everyone! See you there!


That was really cool, thx for organising it. :ok_hand:


A huge thanks to Commander A9, and Daggoroth, and CCP for putting this all together and supporting it. A blast, every year!


This was an awesome event as always. Appreciate everyone’s efforts and time. It feels festive indeed.

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Congratulations to all the winners of our prizes!

Lightshow 1:

GenBlase - Golden Rings 1: 500 PLEX
Sneaky Zapper Darkness - Big Money, Big Prizes: Vindicator with Contingency Incursions “Starter Fit,” 6x Tarot of St. Jamyl
Equus Argentum - Because Your Perimeter Office ‘Closed:’ Astrahus with 2 Dark Blood Standup Heavy Energy Neutralizer BPCs inspired by Tranquility Trading Tower Perimeter Keepstar destruction
Khaprice - AIR Welcomes You: Stratios with AIR SKINs for Cormorant, Osprey, and Republic Fleet Firetail
Alstevar Eastern - War Never Changes: Hurricane Fleet Issue

Worthy Runnerup: Nakirian – Men’s ‘Outlaw’ Jacket (Guristas), Men’s ‘Outlaw’ Pants (Guristas), Men’s Cap (Guristas), Typhoon Triglavian Twilight SKIN

Participation Prizes: Mens and Women’s ‘Outlaw’ Pants (Guristas)/Women’s Yoiul Stormchasers Pants, Men’s and Women’s ‘Serpentis’ T-Shirts (olive/black)

Lightshow 2:

ergafar - Golden Rings 2: 500 PLEX
Pierian Shawcross - Hearth and Home for the Holidays: Charon with supplies
Smailas Dusk - Pirates Off The Starboard Bow!: Machariel with Men’s ‘Outlaw’ Pants (Guristas), Men’s ‘Fatal Elite’ Combat Boots, Men’s Cap (Guristas)
concretebreaker - Happy 20th Birthday, EVE!: Praxis with Men’s Yoiul Stormchasers Pants, Men’s Yoiul Stormchasers Cap, Men’s Yoiul Stormchasers Suit, Sarpati Reserve Brandy x4
Jamin Rigehel - Insurance Money: Deimos

Participation Prizes: Women’s ‘Pithum’ Beret (Guristas)/Women’s Cap (Guritas), Women’s ‘Gunner’ Jacket (Guristas)

Lightshow 3:

Curila - Golden Rings 3: 500 PLEX
Vabi Sure Shardani - For All Your Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets: Orca
Sneaky Zapper Darkness - CCP Convict’s Revenge: Widow
Fenris en Daire - Vanguard Elite: Pacifier
Alstevar Eastern – Jolly Roger: Mekubal with Men’s ‘Fatal Elite’ Combat Boots, Men’s ‘Fatal Elite’ Combat Pants, Men’s ‘Outlaw’ Jacket (Guristas), Men’s Cap (Guristas)
Daggaroth - Bombed Out Of Your Skull On Christmas: Nemesis with DED Informant’s Frozen Corpse, 10x Vitoc, 20x Small Arms, 9x Spirits, Prostitute ($35,000,000), Crate of Feille d’Marnne Champagne, 10x Synthetic Oil, Amarr Religious Mask

Worthy Runnerups: Broseph McChill (Apocalypse Abyssal Firestorm SKIN, Megathron Abyssal Firestorm SKIN) and concretebreaker (Armageddon Lavacore Imperial SKIN, Megathron Triglavian Twilight SKIN)

Participation Prizes: Bantam Guristas SKIN, Men’s ‘Outlaw’ Jacket (Guristas)/Men’s ‘Serpentis’ T-shirt (olive/black)

All ships come with the skills to fly the hull and relevant special items or weapons.

I have contracted the main prizes and am currently processing the participation prizes at this time.

You can still get your last-minute Secret Santa gifts in for the next 24 hours if you so desire!

Thank you all for coming and Merry Christmas!


Congrats on an awesome event as always!


Heya, pilots!

I’ve contracted the last of the prizes!

I’m now processing the Secret Santa gifts at this time.

Make sure you clear your contracts as soon as they’re assigned!

Any questions, please let me know.

Merry Christmas!

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Some screenshots to share from the fun times to remember.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!


Hello, everyone!

All contracts have been relayed at this time.

Merry Christmas!


Here’s some screenshots I got of the party!

Thank you all for coming! Merry Christmas!


Great event and a lot of fun as always.
little disappointed with the secret santa compared to previous years

Very nice to see the party Hyperion again. It seems iconic with the event lol.