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MINECON (initially referred to as MinecraftCon, and sometimes capitalized as MineCon) is an annual Minecraft convention held by Mojang Studios.
The official MINECON website is available at minecraft.net/live.
MinecraftCon 2010 was a spontaneous gathering of Minecraft fans in Bellevue, Washington, USA on August 31.
It was conceived by Notch in a blog post. It was unofficial, and was held by his family and some fans.
MINECON 2010 was a gathering of Minecraft fans on a Minecraft Classic server.
This thread on the Minecraft Forums was an unofficial organization point for the Con.
Tickets went on sale on August 11, 2011. Attendees received an exclusive MINECON 2011 cape.
MINECON featured many exciting events, including the official release of Minecraft, keynote speeches from members of the Minecraft community (including one from Notch), building contests, breakout classes with different Minecraft topics, costume contests, exhibits, meeting worldwide Minecraft personalities and commemorative merchandise.
Attendees received an exclusive MINECON 2012 cape.
MINECON 2013 was held in Orlando, Florida, USA from November 2–3.
Mojang Studios revealed on June 27 that MINECON 2013 would be held in Orlando, Florida from November 2–3. After a lot of mystery, it was officially confirmed by Mojang Studios that MINECON 2013 would be hosted in the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).
Early on July 31, Mojang Studios confirmed that tickets would start going on sale later that day. These tickets were said to be released in batches of 3, each of those batches selling 2,500 tickets and at $150 a piece (7,500 tickets in total).
On September 5, Mojang Studios posted that attendees of MINECON would receive an exclusive MINECON 2013 cape.
On March 30, 2014, it had originally been announced that the next MINECON would take place somewhere in Europe. It was later confirmed that MINECON was unable to be held in 2014, instead it had to be moved to Spring 2015, and was held in London.
Attendants of MINECON 2015 were given a MINECON 2015 cape, which depicts an iron golem.
MINECON 2016 was held in Anaheim, California, USA from September 24–25.
On March 7, MINECON 2016 was announced.
On April 18, Mojang Studios announced that tickets will be on sale on Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th, respectively.
Attendees of MINECON 2016 got an exclusive MINECON cape, which depicts an enderman.
MINECON Earth 2017 was an online livestream held at the official MINECON website on November 18.
On August 8, 2017, Mojang Studios announced that MINECON will be taking the form of an interactive 90-minute livestream on November 18, dubbed MINECON Earth. Tickets were free to the event, and attendees were able to purchase MINECON-branded merchandise online to be delivered to their place of residence.
After this announcement came the introduction of 'Official Community Events', which allow events such as Minefaire, Minevention and Multiplay's BlockFest to be considered 'Official Minecraft Conventions'.
At MINECON Earth 2017, Update Aquatic was announced and some of its features were showcased.
MINECON Earth 2018 was an online livestream held at the official MINECON website on September 29.
On April 10, 2018, it was announced that MINECON Earth 2018 would take place on September 29, 2018.
At MINECON Earth 2018, Village & Pillage was announced and some of its features were showcased.
The taiga biome won the community biome vote, and its features were added along with Village & Pillage.
MINECON Live 2019 was an online livestream held at the official MINECON website, YouTube, Twitch and Mixer on September 28, at 4 pm UTC.
At MINECON Live 2019, the Nether Update was announced and some of its features were showcased. The Mountains biome won the community biome vote and will be added in the Caves and Cliffs update.
Unlike other events, the MINECON Live 2019 cape was available for free for a limited time on the Minecraft Marketplace, as a promotion for the character creator on Bedrock Edition.
Minecraft Live 2020 was an online livestream held at the official MINECON website, YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook on October 3, at 4 pm UTC.
At Minecraft Live 2020, the Caves & Cliffs update was announced and some of its features were showcased.
Unlike other events, there was no cape to be earned.
The Glow Squid won the mob vote and was added into Minecraft in Caves & Cliffs: Part I update.
Minecraft Live 2021 is a planned livestream that will be held October 16, 2021. The next update after Caves & Cliffs will be announced and there will be a mob vote, similar to the previous event hosted.
- MINECON 2013 support page
- MINECON 2016 Announcement - YouTube
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