Legacy Chocobo, glamoured combination of shirt and Sentinel's armor, taken in the North Shroud near the border with Coerthas.  There, aren't you happy now?
Fan gatherings for games are all the rage lately, and Final Fantasy XIV is getting in on the action. While a number of fan festivals for Final Fantasy XI have taken place in Japan, this year fans in the US are getting to take part as well without international travel. Square-Enix has announced plans for this year's fan gatherings in October and November, kicking off in Las Vegas and later arriving in Tokyo and London.

So when in October will this be happening? It's still ambiguous, although dates are due to be announced in June. But it's definitely happening in October, and it's definitely going to be in Vegas. This also counts as the inaugural festival for the game, as previous years simply incorporated coverage of FFXIV into the FFXI fan festivals. If you can't get enough of chocobos and moogles, you'd better start saving your money now; the full press release is available after the break.

[Source: Square-Enix press release]

Global Fan Festivals for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Announced
Las Vegas to Host North American Event in October 2014

In celebration and recognition of its growing community of players, Square-Enix Inc. is proud to announce the inaugural Fan Festival for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The North American event will be held in Las Vegas this October, followed by similar events in London and Tokyo. More information will be revealed this June.

With over 2 million registered user accounts, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn takes place in the land of Eorzea, five years after the god-like Primal, Bahamut, awoke and ravaged the land. Players can explore the world and experience the game's epic storyline, hone their class skills with the flexible Armory System and participate in a variety of quests, including story quests, instanced dungeons and FATEs -– unique events that allow for dynamic open world battles and adventures with other players.

For more information on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, including any new information on the Fan Festival as it comes, please visit the official sites (The Lodestone, Official Site, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).

This article was originally published on Massively.