The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival London 2023 is a two-day event filled with enjoyment and unexpected surprises for FFXIV enthusiasts. Discover the dates, venue, timetable, special guests, concerts, and more. Additionally, prepare yourself for some thrilling news regarding the upcoming patch!

The London Fan Festival is one of several Fan Festivals of 2023. It is a commemoration of all things Final Fantasy XIV, where players can relish stage events, games, activities, concerts, merchandise, and more. The fan festival will also unveil the latest updates and surprises for the game, including news about the forthcoming patch or expansion.

The Fan Festival in London will occur at ExCel London, from Saturday 21 October 2023 to Sunday 22 October 2023. Each day will showcase distinctive stage activities and surprises.

Here is a summary of what to anticipate:

Day 1: Saturday 21 October 2023

  • 9:00 (GMT): Keynote and Opening Ceremony

    • The Fan Festival will commence with producer and director Naoki Yoshida, as he will announce the latest updates arriving in Final Fantasy XIV. Expect thrilling news and revelations about the game!
  • 11:30 (GMT): Development Panel: World Design

    • Join the world design team as they share their insights and secrets on how they craft all the exquisite and immersive environments of Final Fantasy XIV. Learn about their inspirations, challenges, and techniques behind their work.
  • 15:30 (GMT): Special Guest Talk Session with Hironobu Sakaguchi

    • Yoshi-P will be joined by a special guest, Final Fantasy series founder Hironobu Sakaguchi. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from the legendary creator of Final Fantasy as he shares his thoughts on FFXIV and more.
    • Players can submit questions here until Monday 18 September at 22h59 (GMT). Keep your questions concise and limit each post to one single question. People can then like the posts so the FFXIV team can prioritize the most popular questions.
  • 18:00 (GMT): Piano Performance

    • Enjoy a calming and graceful piano performance by renowned pianist Keiko. Note that the concerts will not be broadcast live.

Day 2: Sunday 22 October 2023

  • 9:00 (GMT): Special Guest Gameplay Session with Hironobu Sakaguchi

    • Yoshi-P will accompany Hironobu Sakaguchi in battling familiar foes from Final Fantasy XIV. Observe as they team up to confront challenging battles and have some fun along the way.
  • 11:30 (GMT): Crystalline Conflict Regional Championship Finals

    • Prepare for the Crystalline Conflict Regional Championship Finals and witness who will claim the European champion title this year! Winners will receive exclusive rewards and honor.
  • 14:30 (GMT): Cosplay Walk and Cheering Choice

    • Cosplayers of all skill levels are invited on stage to showcase their incredible cosplays! Everyone can participate. More information on how to apply will be released soon.
    • Engage in the Cheering Choice Game! Vote for your preferred answers to FFXIV related questions!
  • 18:00 (GMT): The Primals Concert

    • Rock out with The Primals, as they perform some of their most popular and dynamic songs from the game. Get ready to sing along, dance, and cheer with the crowd. For players attending the concert, please note that video or audio recording during the performance will be prohibited. Also, note that the concert will not be broadcast live.
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For players unable to attend in person but desiring to watch from home, rest assured that all stage events will be live-streamed on the official Final Fantasy XIV YouTube and Twitch channels on both days.

Moreover, please take note that all streamed stage events can also be co-streamed. This allows players to react in real-time to the event and share their opinions and emotions together.

The London Fan Festival is an essential event for any Final Fantasy XIV fan who can attend. Whether you are present in person or watching online, you will have an amazing time with the FFXIV community. So, let’s all celebrate our adoration for Final Fantasy XIV and get excited for what lies ahead!

For more detailed information about the event, visit the official Fan Festival website.