Welcome to KH13.com’s live coverage of the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Fan Event at House of Blues Anaheim in Anaheim, California!
Aptly dubbed the “Dandelion Meeting,” the event lasts from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT on April 15th, 2018. The schedule in PDT is as follows:
- 11:30 AM: Check-in Begins
- 1:00 PM: Doors Open / Event Start
- 2:00 PM: Opening Remarks
- 3:00 PM: KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] Designer Panel
- 6:00 PM: KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] Developer Panel with Franchise Director Tetsuya Nomura
- 8:00 PM: Event Close
Photography is allowed at the event; however, during panel discussions, photography and video recording are prohibited. It is currently unknown what will be showcased at the event and whether Kingdom Hearts III will make an appearance amongst the commemoration of the 2nd year anniversary of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross].
News Team members Raxaimus and NihonScribe will be representing KH13 at the event! During this coverage, we will be keeping you up to date with info provided by attendees and all available news. Stay tuned!
- Exclusive new Kingdom Hearts III video at the Dandelion Meeting reveals over 20 LCD-type minigames playable!
- "Make Your Mark" event coming to Union χ[Cross]; chance for your name to be included in Kingdom Hearts III!
- Impressions of the "Musical Farmer" minigame from the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] Dandelion Meeting!
- KH13's "Classic Kingdom" Kingdom Hearts III trailer analysis
- Jan 29, 2018: Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Fan Event announced for California on April 15; Tetsuya Nomura and other team members to be in attendance!
- Mar 9, 2018: Kingdom Hearts χ[Cross] Fan Event: Dandelion Meeting agenda update!
- Mar 9, 2018: Kingdom Hearts χ[Cross] Producer Hironori Okayama stopped by the Square Enix USA offices to record this greeting for the fans!
- Apr 10, 2018: Schedule released for the Kingdom Hearts χ[Cross]: Dandelion Meeting!
- Apr 13, 2018: Team Square Enix is on a quick lunch break before Sunday's Dandelion Meeting!
Day 0 [Apr 12, 2018]
- 3:50 PM (USA PDT): News Team Staff Raxaimus sticks the landing! KH13 represent!
- 4:25 PM (USA PDT): Square Enix USA is starting to set everything up for the event!
- 4:41 PM (USA PDT): News Team Staff Raxaimus has located HMK!
- 5:26 PM (USA PDT): News Team Staff Raxaimus and HMK have found Churro!
- 8:04 PM (USA PDT): There will be a message board for the Dandelions to write on at the event tomorrow!
- 10:05 PM (USA PDT): A sneak peek from inside the venue as Square Enix rehearsed for tomorrow's event!
- 9:50 AM (USA PDT): Seems like Shinji Hashimoto will be at the #DandelionMeeting as well! Thank you @HMKilla for finding him! He said, "see you in a few"!
- 9:53 AM (USA PDT): Nomura is already here!
- 11:02 AM (USA PDT): News Team Staff NihonScribe and Raxaimus reporting at the Dandelion Meeting!
- 11:38 AM (USA PDT): The doors to the #DandelionMeeting should be opening NOW! Event, start!
- 11:44 AM (USA PDT): A Walt Disney World Resort Vacation will be awarded at 5PM!
- 11:51 AM (USA PDT): They are now letting everyone in!
- 12:00AM (USA PDT): #DandelionMeeting name tags and stamp card!
- 12:10 AM (USA PDT): There seems to be a lot of activities for the Dandelions at #KHUxDM! Collect stamps from Storybook 1, 2, 3, 4, Classics, Signing Wall, and a Draw Battle to redeem a special gift!
- 1:12 PM (USA PDT): Storybook moments showcased at #KHUxDM!
- 1:48 PM (USA PDT): The ticket booth sports some lovely concept art of the characters from #KHUx and Nomura's KHx[Chi] 3rd anniversary Key Art!
- 1:50 PM (USA PDT): If you have any pictures at Toy Story Land, be sure to share them with us!
- 1:57 PM (USA PDT): Stage featuring Daybreak Town present at the event!
- 2:00 PM (USA PDT): Disney Suits seen from the back of the stage!
- 2:03 PM (USA PDT): Dandelions have been playing #KHUx with special Mickey gloves and signing the message board!
- 2:10 PM (USA PDT): Make sure to stop by the Moogle Shop! A whole lineup of merchandise is available at the #KHUxDM!
- 2:15 PM (USA PDT): The concept art on display demonstrates how much work went into the making of #KHUx!
- 2:20PM (USA PDT): The event is also featuring Draw Battles!
- 2:28 PM (USA PDT): The Opening Remarks of the show is about to begin! Dandelions have been asked to take seats!
- 2:33 PM (USA PDT): More concept art and character stands!
- 2:34 PM (USA PDT): Square Enix have finally taken the stage!
- 2:38 PM (USA PDT): Shinji Hashimoto is on stage!
- 2:38 PM (USA PDT): Hashimoto-san said "My friends are my power!" and hopes we have fun at the event!
- 2:40 PM (USA PDT): Tetsuya Nomura is on stage!
- 2:44 PM (USA PDT): Giantland confirmed as mini-game for Kingdom Hearts III!
- 3:13 PM (USA PDT): Hayner, Pence, and Olette were reportedly shown in the exclusive KH3 video shown at the KHUxDM!
- 3:30 PM (USA PDT): Sora is able to play these minigames on his own handheld, accessible from Twilight Town! He was seen playing it on a bench!
- 3:40 PM (USA PDT): Megumi Yamamoto is going over the cutscene creation process!
- 3:43 PM (USA PDT): An upcoming story cutscene just played. Maleficent trapped the player in her castle, just after Prince Phillip escaped!
- 3:53 PM (USA PDT): There's Heartless concept art in washrooms!
- 3:55 PM (USA PDT): Much more information have been released during the panel!
- 4:00 PM (USA PDT): Producer Hironori Okayama is in Anaheim!
- 4:06 PM (USA PDT): The KHUx Artist Q&A is now ended!
- 4:25 PM (USA PDT): Attending Dandelions to receive a Chirithy giftbag!
- 5:03 PM (USA PDT): Hashimoto and Co. have come out to discuss Toy Story Land in Disney World and the interactive activities there!
- 5:10 PM (USA PDT): They are now showing a video on the development of Toy Story Land!
- 5:16 PM (USA PDT): There will be Toy Story Land collaboration with KHUx (North America only)!
- 5:20 PM (USA PDT): They have announced the winner of the Dandelions sweepstakes! Ashley wins a trip to Disney World!
- 5:55 PM (USA PDT): News Team Staff @RaxaimusKH13 has provided a photo of one of the mini-games: The Barnyard Battle!
- 6:03 PM (USA PDT): The 2nd panel has begun! Nomura is on stage
- 6:08 PM (USA PDT): New information concerning the Giantland minigame! Those will take the name of Classic Kingdom, and will also be available on KHUx!
- 6:13 PM (USA PDT): KHUx PvP Gameplay is being shown on stage!
- 6:22 PM (USA PDT): The demo is done, and Okiyama won against the data! New information about the PvP functioning has been released!
- 6:25 PM (USA PDT): Okiyama hints to a possible release of the PvP system for KHUx soon!
- 6:28 PM (USA PDT): Kendo is on stage now, talking about 7-star medals. All medals can be evolved!
- 6:30 PM (USA PDT): Okayama says "Maybe" concerning 7-star medals availability. Furthermore, PvP will include evolving materials for those medals!
- 6:32 PM (USA PDT): A new event has been announced. This event for your chance to appear in KH3 starts TODAY! Your name will appear in Kingdom Hearts 3!
- 6:38 PM (USA PDT): The event, "Make your Mark" will begin at 8:00 PM PDT!
- 6:45 PM (USA PDT): Nomura hints to a future Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, where a never seen character will make an appearance!
- 6:50 PM (USA PDT): When asked about future collaborations, the team would love to hear suggestions on Twitter! Look out for future Twitter polls!
- 6:54 PM (USA PDT): The Q&A Panel with Tetsuya Nomura has now ended!
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