Suspense is still building for Final Fantasy XIVâ€™s global fan festivals as more details were released in Live Letter XXXI, E3 2016 edition! Yoshida gave us some long awaited news concerning Americaâ€™s Fan Festival, including ticket sales dates, information on how to gain access to the box office, unique rewards and more!
Thankfully, us at Final Fantasy Union have condensed all the essential information we have so far into one organised, straightforward Q&A! This Q&A is based on information given for the 2016 Las Vegas Fan Festival in America. Those wanting to attend Japanâ€™s or Europeâ€™s fan festivals can use this information as a guideline of what to expect for their ticket processes.
When is the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas?
The event takes place on the Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October 2016.
Where will the festival take place?
The entirety of the event will be held in the Paris Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.
When will the tickets be on sale?
The presale period will take place from 21st June 2016* (you will need a presale code to access the box office).
General public ticket sales will begin from 28th June 2016 (No presale code will be required to access the box office).
*Please note only those who held an active subscription to FINAL FANTASY XIV between the dates of 1st May 2016 and 6th June 2016 will receive these codes.
I was an active FINAL FANTASY XIV subscriber during the presale prerequisite period. How do I get my code?
Square Enix will be emailing presale codes on the evening of Wednesday 15th June to the email addresses registered to your Square Enix account. Make sure to regularly check your inbox for the email. Donâ€™t forget to check trash and spam folders incase it is transferred to those folders.
How much will the tickets cost?
General admission tickets will cost $135 USD each (plus taxes and fees).
Although there were two separate tickets for the previous fan festivals, VIP and general entry, there will be no VIP option for 2016 Las Vegas Fan Fest.
How many tickets can I buy?
You can buy a maximum of 4 tickets per order.
Where can I purchase tickets?
You will be able to purchase tickets here: https://www.showclix.com/event/ffxiv-fanfestival2016-lasvegas/
Once presale commences, you will be able to enter presale codes into the box labelled â€œEnter presale codeâ€.
A virtual queue may be active for ticket sales, in which case wait until the website allows you access to ticket selection.
Is there a time limit on how long tickets will be held in my online basket?
Yes. You have 15 minutes to complete your transaction before they are released.
What additional information will I need to provide to complete my transaction?
You will need to list your main characterâ€™s name and world for each ticket purchase. (These will not be printed on badges provided at the event).
Is there an age restriction for the event?
You must be 13 years or older to purchase tickets to the Las Vegas 2016 Fan Festival.
Persons under the age of 13 can attend the event free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult with a paid general admission ticket.
What will be included in my ticket?
You will gain access to the 2016 Fan Festival in Las Vegas, as well as receiving a Las Vegas goodie bag which will contain unique in-game items.
Is there any Fan Fest specific accommodation for event attendees?
Yes. Square Enix have partnered with Paris and Hotel Casino to offer discounted hotel rates for Fan Festival 2016 Las Vegas attendees. Follow this link when booking your stay: https://aws.passkey.com/event/15124497/owner/1204/home
Be aware that the cut-off for booking discounted rooms is 10th September 2016.
Sadly I canâ€™t attend any of the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festivals, is there any other way I can get involved?
Yes! It was announced at E3 that you can purchase the premium livestreams to watch the Fan Festival events and news unfold live! You will also receive the following in-game items depending on which event stream was purchased:
Final Fantasy X Rikku minion (America)
Final Fantasy X Lulu minion (Japan)
Final Fantasy X Yuna minion (Europe)
Attendees will also receive these items upon ticket purchase, and the item received will depend on which regional event was attended.
Where can I go for more information on the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festivals?
Follow the links to access the official FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival pages. Square Enix will upload further information closer to the events.
If you have any further questions regarding these Fan Festivals be sure to leave a comment below or send @KaydeeSauce a message on Twitter!