Stage Schedule Revealed for FFXIV Fan Fest 2023 in Las Vegas

12 Jul 2023

In just over two weeks Final Fantasy XIV fans will finally be able to meet again in person to celebrate the game, the community, and be among the first to see the reveal of the next expansion. Today, Square Enix announced the Fan Fest stage schedule, giving us a better idea of of what to expect at the event that will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

You can also find the full schedule on the Fan Fest website here.

All times listed below are Pacific time.

Friday, July 28

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Keynote
    Join Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida as he takes to the stage to announce the latest updates coming to FINAL FANTASY XIV.

    Presenter: Naoki Yoshida
    Languages: English/Japanese

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
    The attending guests from the FINAL FANTASY XIV Development and Operations teams arrive to greet attendees and kick off the show.

    Presenter: Matt Hilton
    Languages: English/Japanese

  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 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.

    Presenters: Aya Montoya, Danielle Grafft
    Language: English

  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Beginning from the End: The Annotated Endwalker
    Join members of the development team as they look back on the creation of Endwalker.

    Presenters: Naoki Yoshida, Natsuko Ishikawa
    Languages: English/Japanese

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 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!

    Presenters: Aya Montoya, Danielle Grafft
    Language: English

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Piano Performance 
    Reminisce on past adventures and enjoy the mesmerizing 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.

    Presenters: Masayoshi Soken, Matt Hilton
    Language: English/Japanese

Saturday, July 29

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXXVIII
    Join Yoshi-P as he discusses the latest information in this installment of the Letter from the Producer LIVE from Fan Festival!

    Presenters: Naoki Yoshida, Toshio Murouchi
    Language: English/Japanese

  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 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!

    Presenters: Naoki Yoshida, Aya Montoya, Brian Ricardo, Frosty
    Language: English

  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 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.

    Presenters: Kate Cwynar, Michael-Christopher Koji Fox, Matt Hilton
    Language: English

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. THE PRIMALS Live in Concert 
    Jam out to exhilarating tracks and relive your moments of triumph in this explosive live performance by everyone’s favorite 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.

    Language: English/Japanese

The concerts that close out each day will not be broadcast. Everything else, however, can be watched live on the Final Fantasy XIV Twitch channel.

For those that are attending, registration will begin on Thursday, July 27 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Original image courtesy of Square Enix and edited for use