• The Feast PvP Tournament at the EU Fan Festival!

    We are very excited to announce that we will be a hosting a PvP tournament at the European Fan Festival in February! If you have a ticket to the Fan Festival in Frankfurt and want to show off your skills (and win fabulous prizes) now is the time to gather your team and register!

    Keep reading to learn all the details on how to participate!

     


    How to Take Part

    Assemble a team of four players (tank, healer, melee DPS and ranged DPS), agree on a fun team name, and register to enter on our special PvP Tournament Entry Page, filling in all of the required details. 
    All members of a team will need to register their interest in order to be placed in the same team for the tournament. 
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    Note: Only users who have purchased tickets to the Fan Festival in Frankfurt will be eligible to take part.


    Entry Period

    Friday, January 20 to Friday, February 3, 2017


    Team Selection

    The community team will select eight teams, totalling 32 Fan Festival attendees, to take part in the preliminary rounds. Teams will be informed of their successful application via email.


    Tournament Schedule

    Preliminaries will take place on the show floor on Saturday, February 18 with the finals and semi-finals being showcased live on stage on Sunday, February 19!


    Prizes

    • All Tournament Participants:
      1 x special commemorative lithograph*

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    *Final design may vary.


    • Semi-finalists, Finalists and Winners:
      1 x Gaelicap in-game item

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    • Finalists and Winners:
      1 x t-shirt featuring Fang or Claw design

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    • Winners:
      1 x ROCCAT® Isku+ Force FX gaming keyboard

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    Tournament Rules


    • Each team must comprise of 1 Tank, 1 Healer, 1 Melee DPS and 1 Ranged DPS

    • Tournament-specific PvP characters will be provided, with PvP Rank set to 50. You will be allowed to allocate your PvP points freely.

    • Characters will have all jobs at level 60 and have a selection of 4 gear sets:

      • - Item Level 180 PvP gear
      • - Item Level 210 PvP gear
      • - Allagan Tomestone of Law gear
      • - Allagan Tomestone of Lore gear

    • Platform used is PC. Mice, keyboards, headsets and controllers will be provided. You will not be allowed to bring and use your own peripherals during the tournament

    • You will be assigned set-up time to freely customise your HUD and hotbars.


  • Extra tickets available for the European Fan Festival!
    Due to popular demand, we have released a limited number of additional tickets for the Fan Festival in Frankfurt! If you missed out on tickets earlier, now is your chance to secure yours!

    Don't miss the opportunity to attend the biggest FINAL FANTASY XIV event of the year! Meet Nobuo Uematsu and a myriad of special guests including producer director Naoki Yoshida, crowd pleaser Masayoshi Soken and many more! Get your hands on new, event exclusive merchandise and go home with some special rewards! We are preparing something very special for you that you will not forget anytime soon!

     

    Click here to get your tickets today!


  • Exclusive Merchandise Pre-purchases for Fan Fest Ticket Holders!

    We're happy to announce the range of merchandise that will be available at the European Fan Festival in Frankfurt! Secure yours ahead of time via our special site, and pick up at the venue! Keep reading to discover all the fantastic items we will have on offer!


    We will have a full range of FINAL FANTASY XIV products with us in Frankfurt, from the fan-favourite delivery Moogle to the full FFXIV discography, you'll be able to get your hands on virtually everything you could ever want!

    That's not all! On top of the goodies that you all know, we will have a range of EU Fan Fest original merchandise as well as a few items which will premiere at the event!

    The new Nanamo figurine as well as the Behemoth plush will be on sale in Frankfurt before they're available anywhere else in the world!

     

    FFXIV Mascot Figure - Seated Nanamo  (FIRST AT FAN FEST)
    The Sultana herself!

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    Behemoth Plush with Code (FIRST AT FAN FEST)

    The Behemoth Plush comes with an in-game item code to unlock a special housing decoration.

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    For all our fashionistas we will have 3 special pieces of apparel, specifically designed for our event!

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    All this, and so much more!

    If you prefer to plan ahead, make sure to secure yours and pre-purchase the goodies you want! If you have bought a Fan Fest ticket, you can simply visit the special merchandise page and browse through all the fabulous items! Once your choice is made, you'll be able to pick them up on site during the event.

     

    I have a Fan Fest ticket, but how can I order?

     

    Ordering on the site

    - You can only place a purchase on this site if you are a valid ticket holder for Fan Festival Frankfurt 2017

    - As a ticket holder, you will have received a unique code via email which will be needed to complete your purchase

    - This code can only be used for one transaction and will become inactive after use

     

    Collecting your order

    - Your order will be available to collect at any point through the opening times of the two days of the show

    - Photo ID will be needed, along with your order confirmation, to collect your items at the event

    - The person collecting the items must be the person ordering them - photo ID will be checked

    - Orders not collected by the end of the event will be automatically refunded

     

    Other Information

    - Orders will be possible to cancel in full, but once the order is placed the individual items in an order cannot be amended

    - Note: If you purchased tickets on behalf of someone else using a single email address, you will receive multiple emails containing a unique code in each.

    - Head over to the special merchandise page to start browsing the full range!

  • Announcing Musical Talent and Event Schedule!

    We are pleased to unveil the talented artists who will be taking to the stage each night of the Fan Festival! 


    On Saturday 18th February, German pianist and composer Benyamin Nuss will perform in a captivating piano concert, accompanied by talented vocalist Susan Calloway!

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    But of course, FFXIV sound director, composer and overall crowd pleaser Masayoshi Soken will not miss our event! He will be summoned on stage with his band the Primals to rock our world and close the show on Sunday 19th February!

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    Musical performances aside, Soken will also appear on stage in a special talk session with fellow composer Nobuo Uematsu on Sunday afternoon.

    Check out our previous blog post to find out more about Uematsu's presence at the event, and don't forget to check out our full event schedule to plan your weekend!

    Get your tickets today!

  • Nobuo Uematsu Attending Fan Fest 2017 as Special Guest!

    We're proud to announce that Nobuo Uematsu, the maestro himself, will be attending the European Fan Festival in Frankfurt! 


    We're proud to announce that Nobuo Uematsu, the maestro himself, will be attending the European Fan Festival in Frankfurt! 

    One of the most renowned game music composers of all time, Nobuo Uematsu has worked with Square Enix since the mid-eighties, composing many memorable songs in the FINAL FANTASY series including the beloved 'Answers' and 'Dragonsong' for FINAL FANTASY XIV.

     

    Check out his special video message unveiled at the Fan Festival in Tokyo.

     

     

    We are excited and honoured to have Nobuo Uematsu join the line-up next February!

     

    Over the weekend of the European Fan Fest we will be holding several special signings sessions, giving a number of attendees a chance to get up close and personal with this brilliant composer. We will announce further details on these signing sessions at a later date, so secure your ticket today to ensure you don't miss out on the opportunity to see the legend himself!

     

    He will also be on stage on Sunday for a special talk session with a certain FFXIV development team member who has composed a track or two himself.  Please look forward to it!

     

    We still have a few more surprises in store, but you will have to wait for 2017 to find out what other guests will be making an appearance.

     

    Get your tickets today!

  • Announcing Guests for the 2017 European Fan Festival!
    We are very pleased to announce the special guests who will be joining us in Frankfurt for the Fan Festival!


    Naoki Yoshida

    First and foremost, an event is never complete without our favourite producer and director Naoki Yoshida! He will be on site for the whole duration of the event and, as is his habit, will probably reveal more than he should! 

     

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    In Las Vegas, Yoshi-P revealed lots of juicy information about Stormblood, the new expansion for FINAL FANTASY XIV. Following a breath-taking teaser trailer, it was revealed that adventurers will explore Ala Mhigo, the level cap will be raised to 70, new jobs will be introduced and many new and improved features will make their debut! He even teased fans with a fancy t-shirt...

     

    There is still much more information to be revealed over the next few months and we can't wait to see what surprises he has in store at the European Fan Festival!

     

    Michael-Christopher Koji Fox

    • (Translation Direction & English Localisation)

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    As is customary for English-language events, Michael-Christopher Koji Fox will be joining the team in Frankfurt! This legendary master of words not only localises the in-game text, he is also involved in creating the lore for the in-game world, and is one of the authors of the Encyclopaedia Eorzea.

    You will see Koji Fox a lot at the European Fan Festival as he will be interpreting on stage!

     

    Yusuke Mogi

    (Lead Character Concept Artist)

    We are delighted to announce that the very talented Yusuke Mogi will be among us.

     

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    Not only is he a character concept artist, he also creates some of the most recognisable pieces of artwork around!

    As well as his attendance to dev panels, you will be able to see his talent first-hand as he works on a brand new artwork live on the show floor over the course of the event!

     

    Toshiyuki Itahana

    While the next guest won't be physically present, he is currently preparing a special stage event for all the attendees to enjoy... Character designer, Toshiyuki Itahana!

     

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    You may know Toshiyuki Itahana for his famous designs in FFIX, Crystal Chronicles as well as Mobius Final Fantasy.

     

    In the special stage event, he will teach you how to draw one of the most iconic creatures of the FINAL FANTASY series!

     

    As you can see, the European Fan Fest main theme will be art. Speaking of, many would say a good musical tune is the ultimate form of art, right?

    We have prepared something very special for you on that front but you will have to be patient a little longer! Keep your eyes peeled for our next announcement!

     

    Don't miss the opportunity to attend the European Fan Festival to enjoy all this amazing content! 

  • Announcing Ticket Sales for the Fan Festival 2017 in Frankfurt!
    We're pleased to announce that general ticket sales have finally begun! The pre-sale period is over and now tickets are available for all. The tickets for the Las Vegas and Tokyo Fan Festivals sold out really fast, so make sure to get yours quickly!

     


    Ticket Price

    €148.99 each - limit of 4 per order

    Ticket Price includes:

    • Access to the Fan Festival 2017 in Frankfurt on Saturday and Sunday
    • Fan Festival 2017 in Frankfurt Goody Bag (including unique in-game items)
    • KombiTicket which will allow holders to use the tram free of charge to travel to and from the venue

    Get your tickets here.

    We can't wait to see you at the show!

  • Fan Festival Contests Page Updated

    We are delighted to bring back both the Art and Cosplay Contests to the European Fan Festival! Last time around we saw some of the best FINAL FANTASY XIV outfits and artwork ever, and we wouldn't want to miss another great opportunity to see the wonders our fans are capable of!

    The Contest section of the website is now open. Here you can find all the details you will need to participate, as well as the list of all the exciting prizes we have prepared!

    We can't wait to see what kind of awesome creative talent will be shown off this year!


  • Announcing Fan Festival 2017 Ticket Details

    We're pleased to announce the sale date and ticket details for the Fan Festival 2017 in Frankfurt!



    We will be providing a pre-sale period for our active players from November 2 at 10:30 (GMT), a whole week before tickets become available to everyone else! If you were an active player between the dates of September 1, 2016 and October 6, 2016, then you will be sent a unique email to the email address registered to your Square Enix account on Monday, October 31, 2016.


    Simply click on the 'Buy Tickets' links in this email in order to purchase tickets. There is a limit of 4 tickets per purchase, and your link cannot be used by anyone else to purchase tickets.


    All other ticket sales will be opened up to those who do not possess a unique presale code on November 9 at 10:30 (GMT). Ticket sales for the Las Vegas and Tokyo Fan Festivals sold extremely quickly. Make sure to get yours first!


    To summarise:


    Pre-Sale Email Dispatch (keep an eye on your inbox!)


    - Early afternoon (European time) on Monday, October 31, 2016


    Pre-Sale Period Begins (only accessible via your pre-sale email)


    - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:30 (GMT)


    General Ticket Sales


    - Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:30 (GMT)


    Ticket Price


    €148.99 each - Limit of 4 per order

    Ticket price includes:

    • Access to the Fan Festival 2017 in Frankfurt on Saturday and Sunday
    • Fan Festival 2017 in Frankfurt Goody Bag (including unique in-game items)
    • KombiTicket which will allow holders to use the tram free of charge to travel to the venue


    Note: Pre-sale emails will not be sent to email addresses unsubscribed from Square Enix newsletters. If you have unsubscribed from Square Enix emails in the past, please click here to find out how to receive the pre-sale email.

  • Announcing the Fan Festival 2016-2017 In-game Bonus Items!

    This is your story! While some of the greatest things you can take back from Fan Festival are the experiences you'll have, a few in-game items to show off to your friends will make people stop and listen to your story!


    Those who attend a Fan Festival 2016-2017 event, or purchase one of the streaming options, will receive the following item depending on the event:

    Las Vegas (October 2016)
    Minion: Rikku
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    Tokyo (December 2016)
    Minion: Lulu
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    Frankfurt (February 2017)
    Minion: Yuna
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    In addition to receiving the event-specific minion, you will also be able to select one of the following glamour outfits! 

    - High Summoner Attire - designed for female characters 
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    - Abes Attire - designed for male characters 
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    After attendees have redeemed their bonus code, the minion associated with their event will be delivered upon the conclusion of that Fan Festival. However, please note that the costume reward will not be delivered via the Moogle Delivery Service until the day following the conclusion of the European Fan Festival in February 2017. 

    For both attendees and non-attendees alike, those who wish to obtain a costume as well as the event-specific minions from each Fan Festival will have the opportunity to do so through our live stream service. More details on how to purchase this service will be announced at a later date. 
    * Please note that the names of the items are subject to change.
    * The special glamour outfits are the same for all regions. 
    * The in-game items will be delivered to all characters on the registered service account. 
    * Each region's bonus item code can only be redeemed once per service account.

  • Activities Page Updated!
    The Activities page has been updated with a brief overview of all the exciting activities we will be hosting at the Fan Festival 2017 in Frankfurt! Whether you're checking out various panels, adventuring through the stamp rally, or taking part in the special Fan Festival battle, there is a wealth of fun to tap into at the event!
    Head over to the activities page to learn more!


  • Travel / FAQ Updated!
    Have any burning questions about Fan Festival Frankfurt 2017? Want to know how to get there or where to stay? What do you get for the ticket price?
    We have updated our detailed FAQ and Travel pages. We hope that this will answer any needs you have for the event and help you enjoy the festivities.
    Head over to the Travel & FAQ page for more information.