Now Minecraft Has Its Own Convention — MineCon

Now Minecraft Has Its Own Convention — MineCon

Looking for an excuse to go to Vegas? Why not meet up with your fellow Minecraft fans at the game’s forthcoming convention, MineCon? That’s the place to be for Minecraft high rollers this fall (Australian spring).

The game’s creator, Marcus “Notch” Persson, tells PC Gamer that MineCon will throw down at the Mandalay Bay on November 18 and 19. (I recommend the hotel’s Burger Bar, conventioneers!)

Notch says the event is about “celebrating the full release of Minecraft” and that he’s “really looking forward to getting up on stage and pushing the button to upload the final build.” Which would mean that the official release date for the “final build” is November 18 now, not the week prior as previously announced.

When Notch talked about the possibility of a Minecraft con earlier this year, he envisioned “contests (costume, speed building, whatever else), Q&A sessions, parties and awesome food and such.” He also estimated that tickets would “cost about 90 dollars per person, excluding hotel room and travel costs” but there has been no official announcement.


Minecon first details; Mojang’s Minecraft Convention takes place Nov 18th-19th in Las Vegas [PC Gamer]


  • I never understood the obsession with Minecraft. I mean, I played it and enjoyed it, but it’s hardly as exciting that some of it’s fan out make it out to be.

      • which is why at the moment, you can hardly call minecraft a game, its more of a sandbox that you can do whatever you like.

    • three words

      Minecraft. LAN. Party.

      six hours later you’ll be trying to help someone climb out of a hollowed out mountain after one guy went mad with pickaxes and dropped part of your castle floor into the abyss… all while another of your obsessive co-creators of said castle tries to enforce a ‘no dogs allowed indoors’ policy and is last seen sprinting off into the distance with a dozen angry wolves trying to eat him!

      also I highly recommend someone keeps the Benny Hill music queued up for madcap creeper chases… and possibly Indiana Jones now that multiplayer minecart coasters should work.

      • This.

        I tried out Minecraft last year, and while I did play it for hours on end I just didn’t enjoy it at all.

        Then a couple of weeks ago, some friends started up a server and played multiplayer. I decided to give it a shot and… well, it was a ridiculous amount of fun now. I think the issue was that before, anything that happened purely had to come from me and only me, pumping hours away to get anything to happen. Whereas with others around, while you go off and work on your own projects, they do the same. So when you’re done, you go off and find new things to explore, which wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for them.

        • At first I thought Minecraft was some old early 90s game people dug up and it had some cult following, but then the other week I read an article and I ended up looking into it and here I am now playing it, one of the best games I’ve ever played, although I agree it’s sad and pointless to play single player.

  • Notch really is milking this whole Minecraft thing for all it’s worth, isn’t he? has the game even gone final yet?


  • Lol there is a convention for everything now, although id rather be inside with a hall full of Mincraft fans than MW fans 🙂

  • Minecraft has a huge following and considering the amount of time most of these people have put into the game vs how much it actually costs, it’s easy to get passionate about.

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