When and where is it on?
14th & 15th April at The RDS, Dublin
How many years has it been going?
The event started in 2014, but this is our second year at The RDS, and our first event as an Official Minecraft Community Event, partnered with Mojang and Microsoft.
What was the inspiration to start it?
The inspiration came from watching the kids playing the game at home. There were similar events in other countries that were hugely popular, but there was nothing in Ireland. We spotted the gap and we set up the first event in Galway in 2014.
What exciting things can people look forward to?
We have a fantastic mix of fun and games, education and inspiration! From Build Battle Tournaments to On-Stage Challenges and Meet and Greets, our events have something for every Minecraft fan.
What opportunities are on offer for those attending?
Attendees get the opportunity to meet the YouTubers that they watch on their phones, tablets and TVs every day – this has always been a huge incentive for people to attend but we try to offer a complete Minecraft experience for all attendees!
Who will be speaking?
We are lucky enough to be bringing Dinnerbone and LadyAgnes over from Sweden, who are two of the Mojang team that actually develop Minecraft itself. We also have a great selection of the top Microsoft Educators who use Minecraft every day to teach and inspire children around the world. There will be nine world-famous Minecraft YouTubers who will be answering questions from the guests, as well as Anne McCormack, author of the book Keeping Your Child Safe on Social Media: Five Easy Steps.
What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?
Grab a free show guide as you enter, which shows the full day’s schedule, and then plan what talks, meet and greets and stage shows you want to see. There is a lot to see and do, so you will need to plan carefully!
How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?
Tickets are available Ticketmaster and we advise everyone to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?
We have a great selection of Official Minecraft Merchandise available, some of which you can only purchase at our events, so this will be a great souvenir of what we hope will be a fantastic weekend for everyone that attends.