Would You Pay $US90 To Attend A Minecraft Convention?

Six months before Minecraft's full release is due, creator Markus "Notch" Persson is pondering a gala event in Vegas on its release day - MinecraftCon, on 11/11/11, "with all of [development studio]Mojang going there, and us pushing out the final release live on stage or something". Would you pay to see that?

Notch wants to know, as cocktail-napkin estimations peg the cost of such an event - not including travel costs getting there - at $US90 per person. In tourism's shoulder-season it sounds a little steep, though Notch thinks they might be able to swing a lower deal. Currently, he's running a poll to gauge interest. And "no way" has a plurality, 43 per cent to "yes, absolutely," at 22 and "maybe" at 33 per cent. Nearly 50,000 votes have been cast.

What would you get out of it? "There'd be contests (costume, speed building, whatever else), Q&A sessions, parties and awesome food and such," Notch writes. "This would be a great opportunity to both celebrate the release, and to meet the fans up close again."

Though "no way" is not a majority of the responses, it doesn't look good. I'm not sure this is even a sturdy "maybe," but if you'd travel for it, head on over and vote.

MinecraftCon 2011 in Vegas? [The Word of Notch via Armless Octopus]

Image of Minecraft Las Vegas by Minecraft Forums user hosierrigg

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Comments

    I'd rather be playing Skyrim.

    Who? Lol

    I would rather be waiting at home when the live update is pushed out so I can play it immediately!

    I would if only Notch would promise to fix the god-damned bug that stops me from playing the god-damned game!

    This would actually be pretty fun. I'd definitely think about it.

    I remember when I first encountered DRM, and I said to my friend who I was playing the Alpha with.. hey, thats a bit weird for a game that says it doesnt.. and has been glorified only by the good will of gamers.
    My friend got overly defensive of Great Notch.
    Then the servers continued to fubar themselves, and I said: Hey, wait, hes got a whole company now, people working for him, why cant they fix the minecarts?
    My friend defensively said: Because they added cool stuff!
    Then Notch tried to screw the mod community and take a big ol bite..
    Now were agreed, screw you Notch.
    You greedy, greedy little man.
    Go grab another latte and feel very important, keep this stuff up and your 15 mins will be over.

      How did he screw the mod community? Personally I think given the amount of time I've gotten out of it and having only payed $10 I'm very happy with it.

        How many other games force you to pay an extra $10 to mod the game. Its insane there is now way you can justify it.

    Notch has a poll for which country you'd like it to be held at. Everyone pick Australia:
    http://notch.tumblr.com/

    "pushing out the final release live on stage or something." Would you then sit at said stage for 2 days while you attempt to fix it.

    Less content and more bug fixes and code improvements already.

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