Minecraft's Convention "MineCon" Headed to Europe

Jun 14, 2012 01:49 PM EDT | By Luke Caulfield

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After humble beginnings in Bellevue, Washington, followed by a much more impressive reception in Las Vegas, MineCon is heading to the Old Country. Though no one's sure which old country as of yet (their wiki indicates Paris, but this could just be speculation).

Mojang's director of fun Lydia Winters recently reported the news on the company blog, where she also confirmed that the Minecraft team Mojang would also be attending Penny Arcade's PAX Prime in Boston, scheduled for Labor Day weekend.

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In the off chance you don't count yourself among the almost 32 million registered users, Minecraft is, as the site describes, "an open world adventure/building game that you can play by yourself or in multiplayer. Players gather resources to survive the monsters that come out at night, and to build homes and creations. Whatever you put your mind to, you can design and create in this game. It is being used in social building projects as well as in many schools around the world. Children as young as 3 are able to play Minecraft. Many families are very happy to have a creative and fun game to play together."

Last year's Minecon had over 4,500 attendees, and now that it's sold over 9 million copies, and its availability on XBLA, you can easily expect the number of attendees to rise this year.  

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