Minecraft convention set for November

Minecraft convention set for November

By Rob Crossley

August 4th 2011 at 9:42AM

Persson set to greet army of fans on stage as final version of the game launches

More than 40,000 Minecraft fans have pledged to fly to Las Vegas this November to celebrate the final and complete launch of Minecraft.

The Las Vegas event – dubbed ‘MineCon’ – is scheduled to have Minecraft creator Markus Persson greet the crowd on stage and formally upload the ‘gold’ version of the game.

"For me, MineCon is about celebrating the full release of Minecraft," Persson told PC Gamer.

"I'm really looking forward to getting up on stage and pushing the button to upload the final build," he added.

Persson had put the idea of MineCon forward back in May.

“So we’re thinking of perhaps setting up an event in Las Vegas on 11/11/2011, with all of Mojang going there, and us pushing out the final release live on stage or something,” he said at the time.

Persson estimated that tickets would "probably cost about 90 dollars per person, excluding hotel room and travel costs".

Indie games sensation Minecraft has made over £20 million for its creator Markus Persson so far, according to the Swedish developer.

Registration for the event will open next week.