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The first details of Minecon, the Minecraft convention, have been released to PC Gamer. The event will take place on November 18th-19th and will coincide with the launch of Minecraft’s full release.

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Aug 4th, 2011

The first details of Minecon, the Minecraft convention, have been released to PC Gamer. The event will take place on November 18th-19th and will coincide with the launch of Minecraft’s full release.

“For me, MineCon is about celebrating the full release of Minecraft,” said Notch via email. “I'm really looking forward to getting up on stage and pushing the button to upload the final build.” Read on for more details.

The convention will be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The registration site will launch next week with tickets available to purchase and complete details of what the event will offer. We're expecting a lot of block-shaped amusements. For those keen to attend, keep an eye on Notch’s Twitter account for the announcement. Tickets are bound to go fast.

Notch also re-iterated that the launch of the game doesn't mean the end of development. “We'll just go back home and keep working on Minecraft directly after MineCon, but it does represent a huge milestone where the game finally leaves beta, something we'd never been able to do without our fans, so it feels natural to celebrate it with them.”

(PCgamer blog link)

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Kanealii
Kanealii Aug 4 2011 says:

las Vegas..Cant make it...curse being broke.

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LeonSeie
LeonSeie Aug 5 2011 replied:

oh so true... oh so true...

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masterchief396
masterchief396 Aug 5 2011 replied:

I can't agree with you more.

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Meat-Popsicle
Meat-Popsicle Aug 5 2011 says:

Why Las Vegas? It's quite gross imo.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa Aug 5 2011 replied:

Notch loves the slots. he went to vegas once before.

plus, who ELSE could go on and on at the slots forever until they win? :\/

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Blue_Dust
Blue_Dust Aug 5 2011 replied:

Well,notch does have a couple of millions to spend,the slot machines are a perfect way to spend his money!

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Skylar15
Skylar15 Aug 6 2011 replied:

Lets hope Notch does not put ALL of his money on one game of slots.

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Garyn Dakari Aug 5 2011 says:

Yes! This sounds like so much fun! Wait...Damn. I can't afford a trip to Las Vegas :(

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W!nt3r
W!nt3r Aug 5 2011 says:

WHY? for god sake, why in Las Vegas? I would expect Notch as born Swede to do something in Europe, all these x-con action are in states. Very disappointed by this.:(

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TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander Aug 5 2011 says:

Just too bad they choosed such a stupid spot to hold it in. Notch is Swedish, and even though I am as well, you have to agree with that it would have been much much more suitable if they actualy held this event in Sweden.

And also, it's getting reeeaaaally tiersome that all game-events are held in "the states".

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Skylar15
Skylar15 Aug 6 2011 replied:

Well, you cannot tell people where to have their events, but I do agree that more events need to be help in Sweden and other parts of Europe.

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u-raptor
u-raptor Aug 5 2011 says:

why couldnt it be at the east coast... :.(

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EvilAngel
EvilAngel Aug 5 2011 says:

Damnit if he hosted it in the EU I could probs make it, but ******* usa D:

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Fib
Fib Aug 5 2011 says:

Wow, there's a lot of hate towards the USA. I mean I know a lot of people hate us, but damn.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa Aug 5 2011 replied:

it's not you overall. it's just parts.

the lying government, the religious extremists, the courrupt politicians, the invasive privacy issues, and of course, the raunchy reputation of Las Vegas.

not that other places are any better. people see england as some posh stuck-up country. I'm sure, like us, you're perfectly normal. but it's the images the countries/cities project.

I must say, I dislike america due to corrupt police, the government's assumed dominance over the rest of the world, and the privacy issues. I don't dislike the people.

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Blue_Dust
Blue_Dust Aug 5 2011 replied:

Kizzy,please don't insult america.If there's one thing that i'd rather be right now,it would be america.I live in a country called Bulgaria and every aspect and most people in it are a hundrer times more worse than in the USA!Atleast in America they don't hire a drunk *** village idiot as our prime minister or let a bunch of ******* jipsies steal and build illegal homes and get away with it!Atleast in america there's no crap like there is in the wonderfull bulgaria!

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jake?
jake? Aug 5 2011 replied:

In Texas there are Gypsies and illegals, who are like gypsies.
And have you seen George bush Jr.?

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jake?
jake? Aug 5 2011 replied:

I'm Texan. And I say, that is completely correct. But don't go to Dallas. People there actually are A-holes. Well, most people.

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Darthlex
Darthlex Aug 11 2011 replied:

Actually, our outburst of 'hatred' (which really is just frustration here) is not based on either of your examples, but simply on the amount of distance from us to Minecon.

But I blame Fox for stupidity and ignorance, not the people themselves.

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Fib
Fib Aug 8 2011 replied:

@kizzycocoa
As long as human beings run our governments, there will always be liars and corrupt politicians, because that's what human beings do.

As for Las Vegas, I agree with you, some parts of it are raunchy but you don't have to go to those parts. I've personally have never been, and probably will only go once in my life.

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Bov
Bov Aug 5 2011 says:

**** US of A. Nah JK :)

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RandomusIdiotus
RandomusIdiotus Aug 5 2011 says:

Vegas? Mind the Securitrons, Notch!

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AssassinAlex18
AssassinAlex18 Aug 5 2011 says:

Wait, Minecraft gets out of beta and into full release on November 18th? Best. Birthday present. Ever.

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ArkaZeen
ArkaZeen Aug 6 2011 says:

yay

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dirtbag007
dirtbag007 Aug 11 2011 says:

shame it's in the USA, at least, for me. If it were in Europe, I might have been there. Too many cons are held in the USA, Europe needs more cons!

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