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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/minecon.

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Main article: MINECON 2010


The other MinecraftCon 2010 logo

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.[1] It was unofficial, and was held by his family and some fans.

MINECON 2010[edit]

The MINECON 2010 logo

MINECON 2010 was a gathering of Minecraft fans on a Minecraft Classic server.[2]

This thread on the Minecraft Forums was an unofficial organization point for the Con.


Main article: MINECON 2011
MINECON 2011 logo

MINECON 2011 was held at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on November 18th, coinciding with the official release of the game.[3]

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.


Main article: MINECON 2012
MINECON 2012 logo

MINECON 2012 was held in Disneyland Paris from November 24 - 25. The convention was attended by 4,500 people – approximately the same amount as the previous year.[4]

Attendees received an exclusive MINECON 2012 cape.


Main article: MINECON 2013
MINECON 2013 logo

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.[5] 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).[6]

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,[7] 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.[8]


Main article: MINECON 2015
MINECON 2015 logo

MINECON 2015 was held at ExCeL London, London, UK from July 4–5.[9]

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.[10]

On March 18, 2015, Mojang Studios announced that tickets would be on sale on Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th, respectively.[11] The tickets were released in two batches[12].

Attendants of MINECON 2015 were given a MINECON 2015 cape, which depicts an iron golem.


Main article: MINECON 2016
MINECON 2016 logo

MINECON 2016 was held in Anaheim, California, USA from September 24–25.

On March 7, MINECON 2016 was announced.[13]

On April 18, Mojang Studios announced that tickets will be on sale on Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th, respectively.[14]

Attendees of MINECON 2016 got an exclusive MINECON cape, which depicts an enderman.

MINECON Earth[edit]


Main article: MINECON Earth 2017
MINECON Earth 2017 logo

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.[15] 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.


Main article: MINECON Earth 2018
MINECON Earth 2018 logo

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.[16]

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[edit]


MINECON Live 2019 logo
Main article: MINECON Live 2019

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 a later update.[17]

Unlike other events, the MINECON Live 2019 cape was available for free for a limited time on the Marketplace, as a promotion for the character creator.

Minecraft Live[edit]


Minecraft Live 2020 logo
Main article: Minecraft Live 2020

Minecraft Live 2020 was an online livestream held at the official MINECON website, YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook on October 3, at 4 pm UTC.

Originally, it was planned that the real-world Minecraft Festival would take place instead of Minecraft Live 2020. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was pushed back to 2022.[18]

During the livestream, the Caves & Cliffs update was announced along with some features showcased. The Lush Cave, Dripstone Cave, improved cave generation, and Goats were all announced. The Glow Squid won the mob vote and will be added in the Java Edition 1.17 and Bedrock Edition 1.17.0 update.[19]

Minecraft Festival[edit]


The logo for Minecraft Festival
Main article: Minecraft Festival

Minecraft Festival is planned to be held in Orlando, Florida, in 2022 after being delayed from 2020[20] and 2021.[18][21]




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