MINECON 2015

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MINECON 2015 logo
MINECON 2015 Announcement art
MINECON 2015 Artwork

MINECON 2015 was held in London, England at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference Centre from July 4 to 5.[1]

Announcement[edit]

On March 30, 2014, it had originally been announced that the next MINECON would take place somewhere in Europe.

Since Mojang was busy developing the next Minecraft version, Java Edition 1.8, news updates for the next MINECON were silently on hold.
Official announcements were never heard of until 5 months later, when the predicted date and location was announced on Mojang's site.
It was confirmed that MINECON would not be held in 2014, instead it was moved to Spring 2015, and was held in London.[2]

Mojang revealed on February 2 the details for MINECON 2015, confirming that MINECON would be held in ExCel London Exhibition and Conference Centre on July 4–5, 2015.[3] They also mentioned that tickets and discounted hotel bookings would be available for sale later in February.

On March 18, 2015 the MINECON Website was updated to contain a countdown till tickets went on sale. The ExCeL London page was also published.

Location[edit]

ExCeL London
Location of ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference Centre: Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL, United Kingdom[4]
Location within ExCeL London for MINECON 2015 is the North and South Event Halls and the recommended entrance is The West Entrance (Custom House)[1]

Tickets[edit]

On March 18, 2015, Mojang announced that tickets would be on sale on Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th, respectively.[5] The tickets were released in two batches[4], each selling 5,000 tickets at £129 ($190 USD) a piece (10,000 tickets in total).[5] Attendees were also given discounted hotel bookings.[6]

Batches:

One: March 27, 11:00 AM PDT and 2:00 PM EDT. (Sold out within 3 minutes[7])

Two: March 28, 5:00 AM PDT and 8:00 EDT.

Guide[edit]

In 2015, MINECON had an offical guidebook stated by Dinnerbone.[8]

Videos[edit]

Videos can be found here.

Cape[edit]

Steve with the 2015 cape.

People who visited MINECON 2015 received an e-mail with a code they could use to add a cape to a Minecraft account (java only).

Console Edition and Bedrock Edition players received a free skin pack.

It was available for a limited time, from July 1 until July 15, 2015. It had 8 skins to choose from.

The pack is now hidden and costs 1.000.000 Minecoins in the Marketplace.[9]

References[edit]

  1. a b "MINECON 2015" (archived) – ExCeL London.
  2. "MINECON 2015" by Vu Bui – Mojang.com, August 21, 2014.
  3. "MINECON 2015 announced!" by Vu Bui – Mojang.com, February 2, 2015.
  4. a b "MINECON 2015" (archived) – Eventbrite.
  5. a b "MINECON 2015 tickets announcement!" by Vu Bui – Mojang.com, March 18, 2015.
  6. "Accommodation booking site for MINECON 2015" (archived) .
  7. "And they are gone within 3 minutes. Congratulations lucky 5000! #minecon15"@MissMarzenia, March 27, 2015
  8. "For those of you who are going to Minecon (or watching it!), here's the official guide, maps & schedule: https://guidebook.com/g/ecpqsj4n/"@Dinnerbone, July 1, 2015
  9. "Minecon 2015 Skin Pack" – Minecraft Marketplace.