Missed the last two chances to chat awkwardly with fellow Vana'Diel citizens in real life? Or wait 2 hours in the middle of Santa Monica for a cab to pick you up, only to realize at the last minute that you're not the right class and he doesn't need your fare?

Well, the Third Final Fantasy XI Fan Festival is for you! Get out your Leaping Boots and hop on over to the Santa Monica Pier, March 9-11, to hang out with other players, meet the development team, engage in live quests, and watch the Ballista Royale Championships. Perhaps most exciting of all is the chance to play the new expansion, Treasures of Aht Urhgan.

For details, directions, and more check out the Official Event Site .