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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Jan 23, 2017 - 22:25.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: Mere Weeks until the Fan Festival in Frankfurt!

More FFXIV: Heavensward info appeared on the dev blog today. Read on for all the new details.


Mere Weeks until the Fan Festival in Frankfurt!

Greetings everyone,

It's now less than a month before the start of the European Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany and we're can't wait to see you all!

Loads of information has been revealed so far and it can be a bit hard to keep track of all the goodness that awaits. Today, we'll take a look at the upcoming event and what has been revealed so far!

On Stage


The Fan Festival will open with the customary keynotes from Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida!

Don't miss this, as Yoshi-P will be sure to reveal some juicy secret about the upcoming expansion FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood! He will also hold a special Letter from the Producer LIVE from the stage on Sunday! Post yours questions on the official forums for a chance to have it answered during the show.

Yoshi-P won't be the only one taking to the stage during the two days of the event, we have a stage schedule packed with special guests and content!

Special guests

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FINAL FANTASY super star Nobuo Uematsu will be with us during the event! He will host several signing sessions and will appear on stage for a special discussion with fellow composer Masayoshi Soken!

You have all seen the amazing artwork of Lead Character Concept Artist Yusuke Mogi, but might not even have known it! The talented artist behind the patch illustrations in the 3.x series, as well as other great pieces of FFXIV artwork, will be on stage for a special panel as well as on the show floor for a very special live art demonstration over the course of the event!

Michael-Christopher Koji Fox will also be joining the team in Frankfurt,on stage interpreting during the various presentations and panels!

That's not all, while he won't be physically present, Character Designer Toshiyuki Itahana has prepared a stage event where you will learn how to draw an emblematic Final Fantasy creature!


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Of course, music will be an important part of our event and is definitely not to be missed! On Saturday, German pianist Benyamin Nuss will take up the stage with the talented vocalist Susan Calloway for a special piano concert. On Sunday, Masayoshi Soken will be back on stage to close the event with his rock band The Primals!

Show Floor


It's not all about the stage! The show floor will be buzzing with live activities for you to take part in and obtain some fabulous prizes! Whether you need your gaming fix while away from home or you prefer to walk around, relax and take part in carnival activities, we have something for everyone!


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While the Art Contest submission period has ended, you will be able to vote for the winners amongst the selection of finalists that will be displayed at Fan Fest!

Get your costume ready! Registrations for the Cosplay Contest will be open on Saturday from 11:30 to 14:30, giving finalists their moment of fame on stage while the judges deliberate and vote on the winners!

PvP Tournament

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Our fiercest players will be delighted to see that they will have a chance to participate in our special The Feast (4vs4) PvP tournament! Register now to secure your place in the first round of knock outs! 


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Fan Fest attendees will be able to get their hands on some very special items! In fact, they already can thanks to our pre-purchase page! If you want to plan ahead or simply browse through the selection of items, don't waste a minute and head over to the pre-purchase special page!

Keep in mind that you can only purchase your items in one unique transaction so choose wisely!


While the Fan Festival in Frankfurt sold out last week, we put a limited amount of tickets back on sale! Get yours now!


For all the general information and the finer details on the European Fan Festival, head over to the official website!

We can't wait to see you there!

The EU Community Team



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