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Announcing the Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas Stage Schedule

FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas is mere weeks away, Warriors of Light! As we approach the final countdown, prepare for another round of hype: it’s time to reveal the stage event schedule! Here’s what attendees and stream viewers can expect from the Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas experience.

Stage Schedule

We’re pleased to announce that the full event schedule for all of the stage events taking place during Fan Festival is now available. Peruse and begin planning how you want to experience this coming adventure!

Please note that all times are in Pacific Time and are subject to change.

Friday, November 16, 2018

  • Naoki Yoshida Keynote Address
    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PT)

    Join FINAL FANTASY XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida as he kicks off Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas! What’s in store for the future? What will be revealed as we dive into the most anticipated event for the FFXIV community? Please look forward to it! 
  • Welcome Ceremony
    11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (PT)

    FINAL FANTASY XIV Development Team members and special guests take to the stage to welcome everyone to the Fan Festival in Las Vegas. 
  • Development Panel featuring Tsuyoshi Yokozawa
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (PT)

    The Weapon’s Refrain (Ultimate) has been lauded as one of the most difficult fights in FINAL FANTASY XIV. What does it take to design such a formidable foe? Lead Battle System Designer Tsuyoshi Yokozawa joins us to discuss the creation of this exciting challenge! 
  • Between Two Fernes
    2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (PT)

    Michael-Christopher Koji Fox comes bearing not one but two tomes full of lore now! Join him as he offers behind the scenes insight into the creation of the ever-expanding world of Hydaelyn, brings answers from World Lore Creator Banri Oda to questions gathered before the show, and hosts some live and interactive fun with the audience!

  • Costume Contest
    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (PT)


    Your fellow Warriors of Light have put their crafting abilities to the test once more, creating some amazing costumes with their IRL Disciple of the Hand skills. Come see what elegant, elaborate, and incredible renditions of in-game outfits and characters they’ve created as they strut their stuff on stage!

  • Piano Concert Performed by Keiko featuring Susan Calloway *
    7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (PT)

    Wind down from the excitement of day one by settling in for an unforgettable piano concert performed by renowned pianist Keiko who will be making her North American Fan Festival debut! Fans will recognize Keiko as the talented performer from the Fan Festival 2016 in Tokyo piano concert and as the pianist featured on the “Duality” arrangement album. Acclaimed singer Susan Calloway also takes to the stage to treat attendees to another moving performance of fan favorite anthems.

    Prepare to be captivated by your favorite melodies in an intimate and memorable evening. 

    * Concerts will not be broadcasted. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

  • The Feast Regional Championship 2018 North American Finals
    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  (PT)

    PvP teams from Aether and Primal fought fang and claw from the prelims to the semifinals, and it all comes down to this! The top teams will battle it out live on stage with commentary from community shoutcasters +One and Frosty. Cheer your favorite team on with vigor as Aether and Primal finally go head to head for the title of our very first Feast Regional Champions! 
  • We Will Positively Look Into It!
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (PT)

    Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida and Sound Director Masayoshi Soken take to the stage to field live questions from the audience. Attendees, come prepared with your burning questions–now’s your chance to ask! 
  • Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XLVII
    3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (PT)

    In this first half of a two-part special preview, Yoshi-P will reveal the first details on what’s to come in Patch 4.5! We’ve come quite far since we first set off to liberate Doma and Ala Mhigo… but what new adventures lie on the horizon? 
  • THE PRIMALS Live in Concert *
    7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  (PT)

    Everyone’s favorite FINAL FANTASY XIV rock band, THE PRIMALS take to the stage to close out an amazing show with an explosive performance. The band has performed around the world and to sold out shows on tour, but they are raring to head back to the Fan Festival in Las Vegas where it all began!

    Put your phones down and let the ROCK take you as you jam out to THE PRIMALS! 

    * Concerts will not be broadcasted.

Watch Live on Twitch

Want to watch the adventures unfold from the comfort of your own home? Tune in to the official FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitch channel and enjoy a free stream of all of the stage events throughout the show, excluding the concerts.

Official FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitch Channel


View the Event Schedule on the official Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas website.

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