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#1

Sacheverell

Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:26 AM

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Minecon 2011 was definitely an event to remember!  23 Different countries were in attendance at Minecon;  We saw visitors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the U.S., with ages ranging from infants to 77 years old!  It was truly incredible to see a very diverse crowd from all walks of life meeting together to celebrate the launch of an amazing game.  There were numerous sponsors, including Curse, Microsoft, Cole2's World, IGN, Multiplay, Razer, Alienware, Super-Earth and Jones Soda.

The convention began strong on Friday with a nice keynote opening, which also marked the official release of Minecraft. This was followed by a wide assortment of panels, contests, giveaways, demos and more.  The convention hall was decorated with numerous Minecraft-related statues, banners and more - the various scale-replica monsters, animals and Steve were just incredible.  Two statues in particular really stood out:  a massive ceiling-high creeper, and a to-scale Ender Dragon!

The Opening Ceremony on Friday:





The Make-A-Wish lunch was very nicely done, with great food, a chance to speak with Mojang, and more.  However, the most exciting part was seeing Evan get his Wish - coming to Minecon, hang out with the Yogscast, and one of three unique Minecraft Xbox360s!  Additionally, Mojang contributed $20,000 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation!  In a surprise move, Matt Dunn had a special surprise for his fiancee, Asia Ramirez - an on-stage proposal!

The Closing Ceremony on Saturday:



Minecraft has undergone an incredible journey in two years, beginning as one man's project and culminating into one of the most popular modern video game titles!  We would like to thank and congratulate Mojang for all of their hard work and dedication, as well as everyone who has played and supported this amazing game every step of the journey!




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#2

keitron
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:28 AM

WOW neat

#3

Representing814

Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:29 AM

Puerto Rico isn't a country. Lol
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:30 AM

:iapprove:  :SSSS:  :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond:  :SSSS:  :iapprove:

s o anyways i think the real end of mindcraft is coming, as in no more updates as often as they were and no more hype on youtube/minecraft forum/facebook ect
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#5

IntoxicatedGaming
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:36 AM

i dont know man what you are talking about, minecraft is the biggest hype atm :S

everyone plays it that's why you are on the forums i guess.


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:46 AM

what about the dude that proposed to someone at the ending ceremony?

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:57 AM

man i wish i could have been there
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#8

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:00 AM

Glad to be a part of it. Now to Deadmau5 tonight!

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:01 AM

lol puerto rico isnt a country.

Also you guys forgot the proposal this guy made!!!

#10

GameGuy280

Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:09 AM

I wasn't there but I can't wait to watch videos of it, its amazing what a GAME can do!

#11

cecilexplodes
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:43 AM

says 22 for me.

I can't believe I didn't make it to minecon.  I live literally 10 minutes from the convention center at mandalay...

#12

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:15 AM

I wish I could've been there. =|

#13

bob.blockman

Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:49 AM

WOO New Zealand!!!

#14

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:52 AM

When I was a kid, I got a wish granted from Make-A-Wish foundation. I'm glad that Minecraft donated to a charity that was one of the greatest parts of my life. I love MINECRAFT!!!<3

#15

Red_Is_Dead

Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:50 AM

So, what? Is this it. Is this all Minecraft is going to be? Is there going to be anything new released for Minecraft that doesn't come from the community? I mean I'm happy with it, it's just that.... Well. It seems like Notch plans to just drop Minecraft and only update for bugs and stuff... And I really don't want that to happen...

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:53 AM

wow, i wish i could have been there... sadly, that was way over the top of anything i could have done recently. oh well.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:55 AM

Didn't they say that they were [i]randomly[/i] selecting someone to get the xbox? Because from what I saw on the stream, it looked pretty planned.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:23 AM

This game has gone so far :D I still remember the day Rock Paper Shotgun posted about it, and over 1000 people bought the game that day.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:27 AM

I'd imagined this summary to be much longer, but nevertheless, it sounded quite fun!

I hope everyone who attended Minecon had a good time. :)
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:48 AM

Why did I miss iy Why!!!!!!!!!!