Chances are if you have a kind between the ages of five and 14, you know “Minecraft.”
The video game is a constructable world of building cubes and creatures ranging from pigs to zombies to dragons. According to PC Gamer, “Minecraft” had 74 million active users in December. More than 144 million copies of the game have been sold since its 2011 debut.
Last year's Minefaire drew thousands of fans. This year's incarnation promises even more alongside the stage shows, costume contests and “Minecraft” mentors.
Fans can meet more than a dozen popular YouTubers, including OMGchad, JeromeASF and Houston native UnspeakableGaming, who spoke about his rise to online stardom. They will take photos and sign autographs.
There will be a “more immersive” virtual reality experience. Attendees can create their own personalized “Minecraft” action figures. The Minecraft Escape Room challenges kids and parents to break into a Minecraft chest. Houston Public Library will host a “Minecraft Experience.”
The merchandise store is also 15 times larger than last year. Parents, get those wallets ready.