Minecraft convention goes all digital with MineCon Earth

Matt Sayer 9 August 2017 NEWS


Best of all, attendance is completely free.

Endlessly popular build 'em up Minecraft has been hosting its annual MineCon convention for quite a few years now, and though it's seen thousands of avid crafters flocking to cities around the globe to participate, it's always been limited by the challenges that come with hosting a physical event. This year, that's no longer the case.

In a post by creative director Owen Jones, Minecraft developer Mojang announced that 2017 marks the debut of MineCon Earth, an interactive live show that will stream for free right around the world. Lasting approximately 90 minutes, the show will take many of the key elements from the physical MineCon events and condense them into a short, easily digestible form you can watch from the comfort of your home.

In addition to the live show, selected Minecraft partners will be selling exclusive MineCon Earth swag during the event for delivery directly to your door. It might not be quite as exciting as grabbing a goodie bag from the physical event, but at least you don't have to leave the house to score some primo Minecraft loot.

MineCon Earth will take place on 18 November and stream for free on a range of popular streaming websites that will be announced at a later date.

Meanwhile, if you're hungry for some Minecraft-like action, you might want to check out our list of games to play when you can't play Minecraft, or keep an eye out for the just-announced Dragon Quest Builders sequel coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4.

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