Annual MineCon convention is now MineCon Earth, only available via online stream

The annual MineCon convention that has been a part of Minecraft since its release back in 2011 will not be held this year, Mojang has announced. MineCon conventions have proven to be immensely popular, typically running out of tickets within minutes of them being available for sale. With the event growing larger every year, Mojang stated that "there’s only a certain number of players we can host while keeping the friendly, intimate community atmosphere that’s made previous MineCons so special."

This year, the company will instead be hosting an online exclusive show named MineCon Earth, which is described in the announcement as "an interactive show that will take the best bits of our previous events and incorporate them into a condensed show dedicated to all things Minecraft!"

However, while the main event is going fully online, Mojang has partnered up with community event organizers Minefaire, MineVention and BLOCKFEST to host official community events that will be similar to what MineCon previously represented. These events will host popular Minecraft content creators, tournaments, and other activities to participate in.

The 90-minute MineCon Earth event will be hosted on Mixer's official Minecraft channel at 5pm GMT on November 18, with more details regarding the event coming in the near future.

Source: Minecraft, Windows blog

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