We have exciting news! Starting today, Curse is running a Minecon 2011 Premium Sweepstakes contest! This sweepstakes is for U.S. residents only. Our friends in the EU can still enjoy the many benefits of our premium service and we hope to have a sweepstakes available for them soon! The sweepstakes will run from September 27th through October 25th, with winners being selected close to October 31st, 2011. Prizes will include the following:
Grand Prize (1 winner) - All expenses-paid trip for 2 to Minecon 2011 in Las Vegas (including airfare from the nearest major airport, a room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, a food stipend, and tickets to the convention).
First Place (4 winners) - Intel Solid State Hard Drive
Second Place (8 winners) - Logitech Gaming Headset
Third Place (10 winners) - C418's Minecraft album, Volume Alpha
Fourth Place (20 winners) - Curse T-shirt
Entering the contest is really easy - just sign up for a Curse Premium membership! Premium users can submit a sweepstakes entry here - benefits of Premium membership include:
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Premium only beta key giveaways - Periodically, Curse gives away exclusive beta keys to only our Premium members
Premium sweepstakes - Like the Minecon 2011 sweepstakes, Curse is constantly running Premium sweepstakes and giving away amazing loot to our premium members
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Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity - take a look!
We would like to show our appreciation to Intel for their generosity in providing the solid-state drives, and Logitech for their copious contribution of headsets. Thanks, guys!
Vegas is to an extent built for conventions, yah there are places all over the world to have a convention but you have to start somewhere. Its not like the next one wont be in Germany, I mean most of the BioTech conventions I attend are outside the USA.
My point is people are always going to be upset about the location, no matter what you do, never going to make everyone happy.
It sucks that it's only in the US, especially since Minecraft isn't an american born game. To be honest I never understood why minecon is happening in Las Vegas.
I might also point out that about 37% of the people that are on minecrafts website are from the USA. To me its a smart business choice, if you want the convention to at lease come out even then you should have it where the most interest is.