Again, I'm going to keep this really short.
No final stake-holder meeting with Team Five-Oh this week. It was an Icelandic holiday on the regular day and the devs have been really busy getting Fanfest stuff together, so this was not at all surprising. A couple of devs, bless them, apparently realized this was their last chance to get another set of eyes on changes they were going to announce. So there were a lot of little threads in the private section of the EVE-O forums. CCP Fozzie in particular threw a bunch of last minute stuff at us (including this, for instance).
All I can say is keep a pretty close eye on the Features and Ideas section of the forum this week! It's likely to be busy (for the obvious reasons)!
The final CSM8 Town Hall went just fine. I expect there will be a recording of it up in a few days at the usual place. There were fewer questions this time so this gave a lot of CSM members the opportunity to wax a little philosophical about the topics that did come up. My thanks to DJ Wiggles of EVE Radio and Turhan Bey of EVE University for their logistical support!
The bulk of the CSM (including myself) were traveling today or will be traveling as I publish this. So those of you coming to Iceland will be able to meet a super-majority of us. ;-) CCP pays for seven CSM members to attend and CCP Dolan worked miracles to help those not chosen to also be able to afford to come as well. As a result, this year might be a record year for the number of CSM members in attendance! Kind of a nice final note on CSM8 and nicely parallels how active and involved we've been with CCP.
As I write this, CSM8 has four days left in its term, followed by a transition period where we will be working side-by-side with CSM9 and answering any questions they have. That said, I fully expect at least three and maybe as many as six CSM8 members to be on CSM9. So there's every reason to suspect that the transition period is going to be quite short.
So, chances are that the week fifty-three update will be my last weekly CSM update. I will then do a final wrap-up post about my impressions of having been on the CSM over the course of the last year.