Minecraft Convention, Final Release Date Announced — Don’t Tell the Creepers
The international sensation that is Minecraft is going beyond just being an awesome place to build awesome things. Now it has its own convention, where its many fans can continue to dress up like pixelated people and monsters to hilarious effect.
Minecraft has sold 3 million copies of its not-even-out-of-beta version already, but it’s almost finished — in fact, so close that it’s launching on either Nov. 18 or 19. The con isn’t just an event for the game’s massive community, it’s also a celebration of the release of the final version of the game. It’s taking place Nov. 18 and 19 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort, and it’ll be called Minecon.
Here’s a quote from MTV Multiplayer’s story on the con:
According to the ‘Minecraft’ man himself (Markus ‘Notch’ Persson), the convention will serve as a way to not only gather Minecraft fans, but also to officially launch the game’s full release. ‘MineCon is about celebrating the full release of Minecraft,’ Notch told PC Gamer. ‘I’m really looking forward to getting up on stage and pushing the button to upload the final build.’
Expect a site that will allow users to register for the con and probably purchase tickets to go live sometime next week. And if you haven’t already, you might want to jump over to Minecraft.net and purchase the game in beta. Not only does it run at a discount (the beta version is €14.95 [about $21 U.S.] while the full version will sell at €20.00 [about $28 U.S.]), but you’ll also receive the full version of Minecraft when it’s released in just two short months.
Via MTV Multiplayer.
Thanks to minecraft-skins.com for that image up there.