Earlier today, Markus Persson, better known to the gaming community as Notch, sent a press release of sorts to PC Gamer, giving them some loose ideas about what the first Minecraft Convention, Minecon, is going to entail and what it means for the Minecraft community as a whole. He also announced the date and venue of the event, which will be held from November 18th to 19th at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
“For me, MineCon is about celebrating the full release of Minecraft. I’m really looking forward to getting up on stage and pushing the button to upload the final build,” said Notch in his email. He was also quick to remind us that just because this is the final build, development isn’t over for Mojang.
“We’ll just go back home and keep working on Minecraft directly after Minecon,” said Notch. “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,” he added.
Next week, a registration site will be launched and further details will be laid out. Knowing Notch’s track record, there might be a chance he’ll announce more a bit early, so keep your eyes glued to his twitter feed for any ticket news. These are going to sell like hotcakes with powdered sugar. And if you still haven’t joined the world-wide phenomenon that is Minecraft, anyone who purchases the Humble Indie Bundle can still play Minecraft for free until the 14th. So get on that. For the children.