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18th Oct 2012, 06:58
Randis (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/voice-box-super-fun-super-fan)

Congratulations to our First FINAL FANTASY Super Fan (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/jp): Randis!!!


The Winner will be announced tomorrow: December 10.


VOTING NOW OPEN! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE VIDEO. (1 vote per person per video allowed.)

Don't delay; voting for the first ever FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN is only open from November 26 to December 7.

superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super... (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super-fans)

The winner will be announced on December 10.


Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of FINAL FANTASY® with us and show everyone how much it means to you!

superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us)

FINAL FANTASY® wouldn't be such a success without your dedication and support - so we're giving you the opportunity to show us how much you love FINAL FANTASY®.

Simply create a 30 seconds to 60 seconds video to showcase how much of a SUPER FAN you are. Once you have submitted your video - as one of the finalists - you could be crowned FINAL FANTASY's® first ever No.1 SUPER FAN and win a 'Once In A Lifetime' prize.


How to Enter - superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/compe... (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/competition-entry)

Upload - superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/compe... (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/competition-entry/add)

Prizes - superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/prize... (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/prizes)

Rules - superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/rules (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/rules)


The contest is open from the 18th October 2012 until the 22nd October (extended to October 29th).

However, once 300 videos have been submitted the competition doors will be closing.


18th Oct 2012, 07:27
www.facebook.com/SquareEnix (http://www.facebook.com/SquareEnix)

"To celebrate the FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary we're on a quest to find the greatest FINAL FANTASY Superfan! Is that you? Simply create a short video (no more than 60 seconds) telling us what makes you our FINAL FANTASY Superfan and you c ould win the prize of a lifetime including, VIP tickets to the FINAL FANTASY Distant Worlds Concert in Paris, a FINAL FANTASY goodie bag, and your name credited in the next FINAL FANTASY game!"

Are you a FINAL FANTASY Superfan?

eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/are-you-final... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/are-you-final-fantasy-superfan)

"Square Enix is embarking on a brand new quest to find the world's first FINAL FANTASY Superfan. Scouring every corner of the globe we're looking for a fan unlike any other, who goes beyond the call of fandom with an unequivocal commitment to all things FINAL FANTASY. What makes a FINAL FANTASY Superfan? Is it an encyclopaedic knowledge of FINAL FANTASY trivia? Maybe it's having an unmatched FINAL FANTASY collection? If you think you think you've got the unparalleled qualities that make a FINAL FANTASY Superfan and can shine high above the rest of your competition, then we want to hear from you.

From the 16th October 2012 until the 22nd October we'll be asking you send in your video submission exhibiting your enthusiasm for FINAL FANTASY. Simply create a video (no more than 60 seconds) to showcase your Superfan candidacy and submit it to www.ff25th-anniversary.com/superfan (http://www.ff25th-anniversary.com/superfan). If selected as one of the finalists you could be crowned FINAL FANTASY's first ever Superfan and win a 'Once in a Lifetime' prize.

But don't sit idly by twiddling those thumbs, time is ticking! Once we reach 300 video submissions the competition doors will be closing. A select panel of Square Enix judges will sift through the submissions on the search for members of the community who go above and beyond the call of being a fan.

But who better to choose the final winner that the community themselves. Once our panel of judges reduce the pool of contenders down to 25 finalists where you, the community, get to vote.

If you think you've got what it takes head to www.ff25th-anniversary.com/superfan (http://www.ff25th-anniversary.com/superfan) and submit your entry. For the latest up to date progress in our mission to find the world's first FINAL FANTASY Superfan follow @FF25TH_EN (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_EN) on twitter."

19th Oct 2012, 09:18
Is anyone else not able to upload getting the error "No message defined for description" on the second part of the submition?

19th Oct 2012, 10:35
Ben Bateman: "Just spoke to our web team. They're aware of the issue and currently investigating it. Sorry for the inconvenience!"

eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/are-you-final... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/are-you-final-fantasy-superfan#comment-33955)

19th Oct 2012, 13:49
I find the '300' entries rule unfair.

There got to be way more 300 fans worlwide and the larger your collection, the more effeort and time it does tale to make a video.

On top of that some people got to work and the contest started in teh middle of the week.

19th Oct 2012, 14:02
Even so, the most "unfair" rule has to be that only fans from a select few countries are allowed to participate due to competition laws.

19th Oct 2012, 21:16
Less than a week to make a submission and only 300 videos are allowed? That's pretty tough...

And what do they mean by " a creation" in " whether it's a collection, a creation or a commitment..."? Does that mean like fanart/fan animation? @_@

19th Oct 2012, 21:56
@ Grimoire

Yes, that is very sad and i totally understand the frustration, but i would not put the blame on SE, i am sure those who organized this event would havewanted for everyone to be able to participate. It is true that many countries have very different regulations and setting up a worldwide contest is no small job.

@ Cloudy Clone

I guess a creation could be a form of art (music, Paintings, Writing)

20th Oct 2012, 02:06
I would never blame anyone other than myself. ^_- This is what Bateman had to say:

"I agree that the restrictions of the competitions are undesirable and I did my best during the planning stage to address these, but unfortunately due to various technicalities there were some conditions that we couldn't change. In particular it's very difficult to run a competition that is truly worldwide because of the different laws we have to consider and adhere to. Hopefully we can open these opportunities up to more countries in the future."


"We had planned to announce the competition earlier but had to delay it temporarily."

And yes, creations should be whatever creations you may think of, like art, cosplay, miniature figure projects, etc.

Good luck with your videos now.

24th Oct 2012, 02:05
FINAL FANTASY Super Fan Contest Extended

na.square-enix.com/finalfantasy/go/artic... (/finalfantasy/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260587/final_fantasy_super_fan_contest_extended)

"We're looking to award one FINAL FANTASY Super Fan from anywhere in the world with an amazing prize package! Create a short 30 to 60 second film through this site (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us) telling us why you are the number one FINAL FANTASY Super Fan! We'll select the best entry and award that winner with a trip to the FINAL FANTASY Distant Worlds concert in Paris France!

The entry submission deadline has just been extended to October 29th so get your video ready and send it in soon (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us)!

The best videos will be posted online where users will select the final winner. Be sure to share your video with friends and family and get more people to vote for your entry!

Not only could you win the trip but your name will also be included in the end credits for LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII!

Check the website for full details and good luck!

Robert Allen Peeler Community Manager and ineligible for this amazing prize...::tear:: @SQEX_MEMBERS_NA (http://www.twitter.com/sqex_members_na)"

Ben Bateman: "I can confirm that it's been extended for all regions."

24th Oct 2012, 18:08
Well folks, for me it's impossible to win since I´m only a fan... and I don´t even have a digital camera :(

24th Oct 2012, 19:46
i wish i could participate but right now im outside usa.... but even so, i'm not a final fantasy fan, i'm someone that admires it, loves it, and can even say that final fantasy changed my life. a fan is that girl first row in a concert screaming. forgive me if i offended someone.

25th Oct 2012, 01:44
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25th Oct 2012, 18:09
Does anyone know if we are supposed to recieve some sort of confirmation after uploading a video? I uploaded my video but didn't

receive any confirmation and I'm not entirely sure if it went through or not. I tried it again and it was the same thing.

I would try again but I don't want to flood them with the same video over and over again if it actually is going through.

26th Oct 2012, 02:40
I believe you should see a message saying that you already have uploaded a video if you try to upload more than once (if everything went as it should the first time, that is).

26th Oct 2012, 03:08
I'm not in because I'm too busy right now. Also I don't know how to edit videos. And, even if I did win, I'm brazilian, so, no tickets for me :( Would love to go to Paris and meet Uematsu, though. Looking forward to see who will make to the finals.

29th Oct 2012, 00:35
I'm wondering, in the rules it says that videos need to be in by October 29th, so does that mean like at 11:59PM on the 29th? But if it meant before the 29th then obviously I'm screwed xD If it was the former is it limited to a certain timezone? 'Cause I'm in AK so I usually have to be really early for a lot of the online events that are at other times... Thanks~

29th Oct 2012, 03:37
Simply submit your video and try your luck. Unless they have already received 300 videos, you'll probably make it.

30th Oct 2012, 03:06
Thanks, I did.. But I'm a little puzzled, worried and confused, I uploaded my video (which took a while) and then I went to a screen where it told me "now give us a title and why...!" and after I filled those out.. It took me back to the upload screen. Oh jeez. Did it not go through? I read an earlier post that said "it won't let you upload another one" and I began to upload it again in my hastiness but if that's the case wouldn't it not let me upload another one? Whats going to happen!? Ahhh I don't want to upload it again..

30th Oct 2012, 03:18
Heh. Well, don't worry too much about it. The system is a little glitchy right now.

30th Oct 2012, 04:03
Wow I would probably not have been able to sleep if I didn't see your reply, many thanks T-T I did end up uploading it twice though...>>;;;

30th Oct 2012, 04:52
I don't think anyone will be upset in case your video has been uploaded twice. ^_-

Good luck now, it will be interesting to find out which videos made it to the Fan Final.

30th Oct 2012, 07:07
Who wants to be credited in Lightning Returns?

31st Oct 2012, 00:38
^ I kind of thought the same since I probably won't even beat them.. But that's because they're personally too time consuming for me.. haha but, but swag! I mean a goodie bag.. haha

25th Nov 2012, 11:30
Reminder: Don't forget to check the website and vote on your favourite entry tomorrow.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE COME BACK ON 26TH NOVEMBER TO VOTE. superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/ (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/)

26th Nov 2012, 00:41
Well this should be interesting.

26th Nov 2012, 07:42
VOTING NOW OPEN! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE VIDEO. (1 vote per person per video allowed.)

Don’t delay; voting for the first ever FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN is only open from November 26 to December 7.

superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super... (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super-fans)

Who will become the first FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN? You decide!

eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/who-will-beco... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/who-will-become-first-final-fantasy-super-fan-you-decide)

"Our quest to find the ultimate FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN is nearing an end. The competition doors are closed and our expert panel of judges have carefully selected 25 finalists, but that’s where our responsibilities end - now it’s up to you! Only the Square Enix community can decide who’s worthy of being crowned the first ever FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN.

Vote for one of our 25 finalists and do your part for the community! All you have to do is head to www.ff25thanniversary.com/superfan (http://www.ff25thanniversary.com/superfan) and pick the entry that inspires you - who do you think displays all the properties of a FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN? View, vote, share the video with your friends and watch the impact you’re having on our daily leaderboard.

Don’t delay; voting for the first ever FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN is only open from November 26 to December 7. Every vote counts, so be part of our Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary celebrations and cast your vote (http://www.ff25thanniversary.com/superfan)!"

26th Nov 2012, 09:53
yay, i made it in the finale :D My username there is Randis

superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super... (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super-fans)

26th Nov 2012, 09:59

26th Nov 2012, 10:29
Thank you!
And best of luck everyone!
I had a blast watching all the videos, really cool!

26th Nov 2012, 12:04
I'm so happy I was able to make it to the 25 finalists(I see Arubboth!!)!! I actually didn't think I'd really have much of a chance. ;w;; I probably won't win at this point, but I feel so happy to have had made it this far!!

26th Nov 2012, 12:07
How nice. And you never know until it's over.

May the greatest fan win.

FINAL FANTASY Super Fan Contest Top 25: Polls Open

na.square-enix.com/finalfantasy/go/artic... (/finalfantasy/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260973/final_fantasy_super_fan_contest_top_25:_polls_open)

"The top 25 entries to our global FINAL FANTASY Super Fan Contest have been chosen and revealed, now its time for you to vote on the best!

With our recent and first ever global FINAL FANTASY Super Fan Contest, we've seen a lot of great entries and dedicated individuals to the long running series. It was difficult to narrow down to 25 stellar entries, but a joy to watch all the videos our amazing fans submitted.

Now we leave it up to all of you! We've displayed all 25 entries from around the world that made it as a finalist and we need the fans to pick the winner! Check out the list on the official site today (http://www.ff25th-anniversary.com/superfan) and vote up until Friday, December 7th. We'll announce the winner on December 10th who will have their name included in the closing credits for LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII (http://www.finalfantasyxiii.com/LR/) and receive two (2) tickets to THE CELEBRATION FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary concert January 12th, in Paris, France!

Robert Allen Peeler Community Manager both jealous of and humbled by our potential winners! @SQEX_MEMBERS_NA (http://www.twitter.com/sqex_members_na)"

December 10, huh? So this really is like the Nobel Prize. ^_-

27th Nov 2012, 03:52
FINAL FANTASY Portal Site Vote Page

www.finalfantasy.jp/special/superfan_vot... (http://www.finalfantasy.jp/special/superfan_vote/)

27th Nov 2012, 05:02
Why are there only 24 Videos?

27th Nov 2012, 05:13
Maybe one was choosen, but later disqualified (due to not being submitted from a country eligible for the contest or similar)?

27th Nov 2012, 05:41
Right, this could be the case

6th Dec 2012, 07:21
Final Fantasy Superfan voting closes tomorrow! (http://na.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-superfan-voting-closes-tomorrow)

"Yep, that's right – there's not much time left for you to make sure your voice is heard in our inaugural Final Fantasy Superfan competition (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super-fans).

Voting officially closes tomorrow (Friday December 7) at midnight GMT – so a last push for popularity is what's needed. Make sure you're sharing the videos with friends and spreading the net as wide as possible to champion your own personal Final Fantasy hero or heroine.

Right now, Germany-based Randis is in the lead, but second-placed tifita from Spain is chasing... who will be top come tomorrow night? Only you can decide.

Remember – it's one vote per person (and we are checking, to ensure there's no cheating), so make it count. You can check out all the videos on the Superfan website (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super-fans). Gogogo!"

6th Dec 2012, 08:31
its not a bad contest just i wish you would of been credited for versus 13 and not Lightning returns because of my dislike for FF13 ill have to pass on voting but good luck to everyone in the contest ^_~

9th Dec 2012, 06:20
The Winner will be announced tomorrow: December 10.

10th Dec 2012, 12:51
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Congratulations to our First FINAL FANTASY Super Fan: Randis!!!

10th Dec 2012, 14:08
Congrats Randis!!!

10th Dec 2012, 23:50
Thanks everyone! :)

12th Jan 2013, 17:47
Ben Bateman: "Here's Randis Albion, the first ever Final Fantasy Super Fan. Amazing guy, very humble!"

instagram.com/p/UZHCckodcS/ (http://instagram.com/p/UZHCckodcS/)

“Andre Weiss” www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=37383113... (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=373831136046380&set=a.292792917483536.65380.274714572624704&type=1)

15th Jan 2013, 06:08
Ben Bateman: "I've got an interview with Randis that I'll hopefully put live in the next week or so."

29th Jan 2013, 08:13
Thanks a lot everyone!

Here is the report of my trip to Paris!
<a href="http://www.wecookart.com/ff/ff.html" title="http://www.wecookart.com/ff/ff.html" target="_blank">www.wecookart.com/ff/ff.html (http://www.wecookart.com/ff/ff.html)


29th Jan 2013, 08:37
[Back from my Paris Trip! Meeting Square Enix, Famitsu, Nobuo Uematsu. (report + pics) (http://na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139235/29750121/Back_from_my_Paris_Trip!_Meeting_Square_Enix,_Famitsu,_Nobuo_Uematsu._(report__pics)?post_id=528581551#528581551)]

29th Jan 2013, 09:35
Also featured in a Taiwanese Magazine:

i.imgur.com/bBkhAMt.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/bBkhAMt.jpg)

i.imgur.com/yp7kroe.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/yp7kroe.jpg)

another Taiwanese Gaming site: news.gamme.com.tw/430347 (http://news.gamme.com.tw/430347)

Famitsu online: www.famitsu.com/news/201301/28027873.htm... (http://www.famitsu.com/news/201301/28027873.html)

Will get the actual Famitsu magazine this days, will share some scans, very excited being in Famitsu :)

If anyone spot any articles in a mag, please share with me, i would love to keep it as a memento


29th Jan 2013, 11:30
Congratulations once again Randis, what a fantastic write-up :)

29th Jan 2013, 12:16
Thanks Robert!

29th Jan 2013, 17:04
Super jealous. It seems like you had an awesome time. Congratulations! And thanks for showing us that awesome crystal.

Maybe next time I will win. Next time... :)

31st Jan 2013, 09:01

Today i received a Famitsu Issue with my interview,
here is the full review with pics!
imgur.com/a/pZBzh (http://imgur.com/a/pZBzh)

and here are some more pics of Nobuo Uematsu and my present for him:
imgur.com/a/lusbK (http://imgur.com/a/lusbK )

31st Jan 2013, 11:18
Thank you for posting all of this, Randis. It's very interesting to keep track of, I must say. ^_-

Congratulations once more!

5th Feb 2013, 10:52
"His Final Fantasy collection is one of the most impressive libraries of games, memorabilia and merchandise we've ever seen - and it's not limited to Square Enix either. It's clear from my conversation with Randis - the Final Fantasy Super Fan competition winner - that he's an incredibly humble guy. He was quick to point out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edsVkOMfc2c) that winning isn't about who has the most extensive collection - and he's right! His passion for Final Fantasy is what caught the eye of the judges and it's this passion that has driven him to pursue a career in games development and as a professional concept artist.

When we held a Lightning Returns press event in Paris it was only natural to invite him along and award him his prize - but that's only the half of it. Here's his story."

Voice Box: Super fun Super Fan (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/voice-box-super-fun-super-fan)

28th Feb 2013, 09:01
Interview with a Final Fantasy Super Fan (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/interview-final-fantasy-super-fan)

"If you've followed our quest to find a Final Fantasy Super Fan you'll already be familiar with the winner, Randis. He recently guest-blogged (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/voice-box-super-fun-super-fan) here on the Square Enix website to tell us about his incredible journey to Paris where Kitase-san and Toriyama-san presented him a one of a kind reward, a Final Fantasy Super Fan crystal.

Between being pampered by Square Enix employees and his interview with Famitsu, we dragged Randis away from the spotlight for a quick five-minute interview.

You're the first ever Final Fantasy Super Fan, how do you feel?!

I feel amazing! I&rsquo;m really surprised, and yeah - it&rsquo;s hard to describe; it's really cool!

We had a bit of a surprise for you that we didn&rsquo;t tell you about; Toriyama-san and Kitase-san here to present you a gift. Can you tell us what it was and how you felt?

First, it was really a surprise; I was really speechless when I entered the room and the developers were here waiting. My present was a large crystal engraved with &ldquo;Final Fantasy Super Fan&rdquo; and a large Chocobo - it was really amazing.

So one of a kind?! I imagine that will look good in your collection?

Definitely, it will get a special spot!

One of the hardest elements of this competition &ndash; and we did it quite deliberately &ndash; was to give you only 60 seconds to explain why you should be the Final Fantasy Super Fan. How much of a challenge did you find this? What made you decide to make your submission the way you did?

Yeah, 60 seconds isn&rsquo;t much for people who have huge collections, but for me it was important that I not only showed my collection but obviously also how Final Fantasy influenced my choice of career. My love for this game has come out through both my artwork and my collection.

You told us earlier that only a small portion of it was shown. How much do you think you&rsquo;ve really got?

Well it&rsquo;s not really a small portion. "What you seen in the video is roughly 60 per cent of what I actually own. But yeah, there&rsquo;s still quite a lot more.

Out of all those items what&rsquo;s your favourite? Is it even possible to pick even one?

Yes, now it&rsquo;s the crystal! [laughs]

Good answer! Before today what items were you most fond of?

I really liked the Chocobo clock, the Final Fantasy snakes, Final Fantasy Coca-Cola bottle, McDonalds Final Fantasy toys... I like the kind of weird items.

It&rsquo;s not just Final Fantasy items you collect either, what other gaming collections do you have?

I also collect the Saga series, Seiken Densetsu (Secret of Mana), Mystic Quest, Orge Battle and other games not made by Square Enix.

Yeah, we won&rsquo;t mention those!

[laughs] Of course!

It&rsquo;s an impressive collection. I think it shows how much you love gaming and how it&rsquo;s done a lot for you. We&rsquo;ve seen your artwork and I know Toriyama-san and Kitase-san were both very impressed by it. When did you start drawing and when did you begin to take it more seriously?

I think when I was 12 I started to draw a lot more and at 15 I had my first publication. Back then I started working for a small publisher and made designs for pen and paper RPGs. When I was 17 I had some exhibitions (I was doing more fine art at the time) and at 18-19 I started doing a lot of digital art. Finally when I hit 21 I got into the industry.

Well done, it's something you clearly enjoy doing. Do you have an ultimate goal of what you want to do, or are you happy to continue doing your art? Do you want to work for Square Enix maybe?

Yeah, obviously I always wanted to work for Square Enix! [laughs] I mean, who wouldn&rsquo;t want to?! Basically I want to keep doing what I love, I want to develop games and do art, and this is the important thing for me to spend my life doing.

Just to finish off (and I know this is a very hard question especially when we&rsquo;ve got 25 years of history to celebrate) - but can you pick out one game, or better yet, one moment in the history of Final Fantasy that sticks out in your memory?

That&rsquo;s really tough, there&rsquo; are so many moments that stick in my mind, both in a positive way and also sometimes a little bit of a negative way, but my most favourite game is Final Fantasy VI and the moment that sticks most in my mind is when Final Fantasy VII came out. I noticed the concept art was no longer made by Amano Yo****aka and that made me so angry, but when I kept playing the game I obviously fell in love with it!

Thank you for spending time with us.

Thank you very much for having me!

Quite the humble guy and an incredibly talented artist too. If you'd like to know more about Randis, check out his impressive collection (http://imgur.com/a/GekEE), his artwork (http://imgur.com/a/UKHM6), and his message (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edsVkOMfc2c) to the other contestants."