Minecraft Expo comes to the UK

Minecraft Expo comes to the UK
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

June 4th 2013 at 2:28PM

Event to take place at Insomnia 49 event in Telford

The Minecraft Expo is heading to the UK this August.

Taking place at the Insomnia 49 event between August 23rd and 26th, the event offers free to enter Minecraft game tournaments, Minecraft talks and presentations and an exhibition showcasing creations from the community.

There will also be of costume competitions, creative build challenges for schools and a Minecraft Lounge. Special guests currently include Yogscast, Mindcrack, Hat Films and The NoxCrew.

“Each time we host an Insomnia event, the community amazes us with its passion, making each event bigger and better than the last,” said event organiser Multiplay CEO Craig Fletcher.

“With the runaway success of Minecraft, we’ve answered the call from devoted fans by creating the UK’s first Minecraft Expo, and we can think of no better place to host it, than the UK’s biggest gaming festival.”

The Insomnia event hosts a number of eSports tournaments, and to date organisers say more than 3,000 spaces have been reserved for ‘bring your own PC and Console’ tickets.

There will also be various development talks taking place at the event.

Up to 15,000 visitors are expected to attend, with over two million watching video streaming of the eSports events online.

Insomnia 49 and the Minecraft Expo will take place in Telford and the Telford International Centre, between August 23rd and 26th.

Visit the official website for more information.