Minecraft coming 18 November, getting a convention

Gaming gets a lot of conventions; there’s BlizzCon, CoDCon (which is actually called the Call of Duty XP 2011) and now there’s MineCon. The game’s creator, Marcus “Notch” Pearson, has informed magazine PC Gamer that MineCon will hold its inaugural event on 18 and 19 November this year. It’ll be held in the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

During the event, Notch will hop up on stage to push “the button to upload the final build” of the game. In other words, Minecraft will release on 18 November, which is a week later than was originally planned. Those wide awake today will see that a week earlier would have been 11 November 2011. I can’t imagine why Notch chose to delay the release of Minecraft by a week; must have something to do with a tiny little Bethesda franchise that’s launching on 11-11-11.

Those attending MineCon will have to cough up about $90 (just shy of R500) in order to gain entrance. Once inside, according to Notch, attendees can look forward to “contests (costume, speed building, whatever else), Q&A sessions, parties and awesome food and such”. If by “awesome food and such” he means that everything edible will be cube-shaped and pixelated, then I’m considering booking a return ticket to Las Vegas, just so I can eat a six-sided hamburger or something.

Source: Kotaku