The FFXIV player-hosted occasion LunarCon returns this weekend

The FFXIV player-hosted occasion LunarCon returns this weekend

Last Fantasy XIV’s official Fan Pageant isn’t the one factor uniting the MMO’s neighborhood. This weekend, the unofficial, player-run occasion LunarCon returns for its third 12 months of panels, events, and charity initiatives. Get the glams prepared.

Tomorrow, September 29, LunarCon kicks off on FFXIV’s Crystal Knowledge Middle with opening ceremonies, classes on Au Ra historical past, and a stay track and dance troupe. The net festivities run via October 1, closing up the primary two with a bit late-night clubbing in The Goblet.

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LunarCon FFXIV - 2023: Lalafell players outside of a party in Gridania
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If you happen to’re unfamiliar with fan occasions just like the LunarCon FFXIV celebrations, it’s price testing. As a free conference established by a bunch of buddies, it’s as straightforward as a server go to or teleport away. Panels are hosted on Twitch, outlined within the con’s official schedule, and gamers can line up outdoors of in-game participant housing to see themselves as a part of the gang.

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Loads of different LunarCon actions are price a shout, too. On Saturday, you possibly can take part within the cosplay contest, attend a live performance to see community-favorite creator Husky by the Geek, or study to enhance your Frontlines sport. Additionally, because the weekend rages on, LunarCon will raise money for Extra Life, with its present aim set at $10,000.

It’s not the primary time LunarCon stole the fandom highlight. Final 12 months, I attended the player-hosted conference all weekend with a number of buddies — it made for a few of my most memorable in-game moments (additionally a number of the most hilarious). There’s additionally the, uh, nightlife scene, and I like it. Shout out to the stranger from final 12 months who traded me a stack of questionably named reagents.

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And whereas Sq. Enix could not have formally acknowledged it, there have been a number of situations of FFXIV’s knowledge middle journey breaking or backing up with a queue. These moments by no means appeared to final lengthy, nevertheless it was fairly rattling cool to see followers making a lot noise at a factor additionally run by followers.

I’ll be there for all of it, however catch me lining up early for the occasion’s Triple Triad panel. And if somebody offers you a bit Ishgardian Tea on the Pleasure celebration, that’s most likely me.

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