Minecraft convention Minefaire coming to Austin in September

Minecraft fans rejoice! The largest convention for a single video game is coming to Austin Sept. 15-16. Minefaire is expected to bring 15,000 people to the Austin Convention Center to celebrate the game.

What’s the big deal about Minecraft? If you have a kid in elementary school, you know. 

See a video of the convention:

Here are some of the things you can expect to see at Minefaire:

  • Minecraft Virtual Reality Experience: Play Minecraft with virtual reality.
  • Learning Lab: Learn from Minecraft Education Global Mentors who use Minecraft in the classroom.
  • Build Battles and Challenges: Compete in live gaming arenas, code within the game and learn to solve problems in creative ways.
  • Minecraft Costume Contest: Dress up, dance and have fun on stage as your favorite Minecraft characters.
  • YouTube Meet & Greets: Meet Minecraft YouTube superstars who will share their favorite tips and tricks.
  • Nonstop, Live Stage Shows: Multiple stages will show different Minecraft experiences for different skill levels.
  • World’s Largest Official Minecraft Merchandise: Of course, there will be shopping.

Tickets are $49-$69.50, but kids younger than 2 are free. Find them at Minefaire.com.

 

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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