Today saw Square Enix announce the stage show schedule for the upcoming Final Fantasy 14 Fan Festival which takes place in Los Angeles.
The 2023 Final Fantasy 14 Fan Festival is well-known for being the time where Square Enix announces news of the next big expansion coming to the game.
Now thanks to news by producer and director Naoki Yoshida in a recent Lodestone post, we now have the full schedule to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Final Fantasy 14 Fan Festival Broadcast Times
The first keynote is expected to go live at 10:00am PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. BST/7:00 p.m CEST on July 28. This is usually when the upcoming expansion is first announced.
For fans of FF14, this cannot be missed considering details of the next main expansion are very minimal. With the latest expansion, Endwalker, releasing back in December 2021, it has definitely been a long time coming.
Additionally, there will be a Letter From the Producer broadcast airing at 10:00am PDT on July 29. This will give fans information on the next major update, otherwise known as version 6.5.
For those who wish to stay tuned to the Fan Festival as much as possible, here is the full schedule:
Day 1 –
- 17:00 – 18:30 (GMT) / 18:00 – 19:30 (BST) / Saturday, 29 July at 3:00 – 4:30 (AEST)
Join Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida as he takes to the stage to announce the latest updates coming to FINAL FANTASY XIV.
- 18:30 – 19:00 (GMT) / 19:30 – 20:00 (BST) / Saturday, 29 July at 4:30 – 5:00 (AEST)
The attending guests from the FINAL FANTASY XIV Development and Operations teams arrive to greet attendees and kick off the show.
- 20:00 – 21:00 (GMT) / 21:00 – 22:00 (BST) / Saturday, 29 July at 6:00 – 7:00 (AEST)
(A Realm Revisited)
In celebration of the upcoming 10th anniversary, the North American Community team looks back at impactful updates made to FINAL FANTASY XIV over the years. From grandiose moments to community memes, enjoy this walk down memory lane with us.
- 21:00 – 23:00 (GMT) / 22:00 – 0:00 (BST) / Saturday, 29 July at 7:00 – 9:00 (AEST)
(Beginning from the End: The Annotated Endwalker)
Join members of the development team as they look back on the creation of Endwalker.
- Saturday, 29 July at 0:00 – 1:00 (GMT) / 1:00 – 2:00 (BST) / 10:00 – 11:00 (AEST)
(Glamoured to Life – Cosplay Walk)
We’ve invited cosplayers of all skill levels to strut their stuff on stage for everyone to see! Come enjoy the pageantry and dedication on display!
- Saturday, 29 July at 2:00 – 3:00 (GMT) / 3:00 – 4:00 (BST) / 12:00 – 13:00 (AEST)
Reminisce on past adventures and enjoy the mesmerising melodies of FFXIV in this piano concert performed by Keiko. To ensure that all attendees can enjoy the concert without distraction, video or audio recording during the performance is strictly prohibited.
Day 2 –
- 17:00 – 18:30 (GMT) / 18:00 – 19:30 (BST) / Sunday, 30 July at 3:00 – 4:30 (AEST)
(Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXXVIII)
Join Yoshi-P as he discusses the latest information in this instalment of the Letter from the Producer LIVE from Fan Festival!
- 20:00 – 22:00 (GMT) / 21:00 – 23:00 (BST) / Sunday, 30 July at 6:00 – 8:00 (AEST)
(Crystalline Conflict Regional Championship 2023 North America)
Four semifinalist teams bring the excitement to the main stage of Fan Festival to battle it out and see who claims the North American champion title!
- 23:00 – 00:00 (GMT) / Sunday, 30 July at 00:00 – 01:00 (BST) / 9:00 – 10:00 (AEST)
(Speaking the Language of Creation)
English Localization Lead Kate Cwynar offers a glimpse behind the scenes into how the team uses language to give life to FFXIV’s myriad realms, and the key role of collaboration in bringing Endwalker’s expansive story to global audiences. Also, Koji Fox will be there for some reason.
- Sunday, 30 July at 2:00 – 3:30 (GMT) / 3:00 – 4:30 (BST) / 12:00 – 13:30 (AEST)
(THE PRIMALS Live in Concert)
Jam out to exhilarating tracks and relive your moments of triumph in this explosive live performance by everyone’s favourite FINAL FANTASY XIV band, THE PRIMALS! To ensure that all attendees can enjoy the concert without distraction, video or audio recording during the performance is strictly prohibited.
For fans not heading to Los Angeles, you will be able to watch the livestream for each event (excluding the concerts).
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