If you cannot make it all the way out to Tokyo for January but still really want to learn all of the new information about Final Fantasy XIV’s next expansion, you are not out of luck. You are, in fact, entirely in luck as the Tokyo Fan Festival will be broadcast in much the same fashion as the prior two fan festivals of this cycle. To wit, that means almost all of the stage events including but not limited to the keynote will be broadcast on YouTube and Twitch free of charge.
The “almost” part is simply because the two concerts, the piano concert and the Primals performance, will not be broadcast free of charge. But you can buy tickets to stream those as well, with tickets going on sale on December 18th. The price is listed as 3500 yen (about $24 US), although some regions may not have access. Still, at least you won’t miss out on the announcements to kick off the new year!