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What do Minecraft fans like to do when they’re not building full-scale replicas of ancient civilizations or fully-functional CPUs? Get together with other Minecraft fans, of course. That’s exactly what’s happening this weekend as the Anaheim Convention Center plays host to MINECON 2016, a celebration of all things crafting.
If you didn’t score a ticket to MINECON, don’t you worry. The events will be streaming live on Twitch all weekend. Here are all the details you need to know.
Stars and Fans Compete in the Minecraft Tournament
We’re excited to announce that Twitch is partnering with Mojang, Microsoft, and Hypixel to host a tournament featuring some of the biggest personalities in the world of Minecraft. On both Saturday and Sunday starting at 12PM PDT, head over to twitch.tv/minecontourney to see Minecraft stars compete in community-favorite minigames like Build Battle, Parkour, The Walls, and Skywars. (See full schedule above.)
Those in attendance can also compete in the Tournament Zone for a chance to appear live on stage in the Public Finals. And don’t fret if you’re not some hardcore esports athlete. This will be a fun, lighthearted competition that’s more about creativity than lightning-quick reflexes.
Content Updates, Costume Competitions, and Everything In Between
Over on twitch.tv/mineconstage, there’s a full schedule of events running through the weekend. You’ll see everything from a costume competition to a deep-dive into the latest changes coming to Minecraft. Check out the full schedule below (all times in PDT):
Saturday September 24 10:30–11:30 MINECON 2016 Opening Ceremony 12:00–1:00 Minecraft in VR 1:30–2:30 The MINECON 2016 Costume Competition 3:00–4:00 Stampy VS Squid 4:30–5:30 Coming Soon on Minecraft Console Editions 6:00–7:00 Godiva Gaming: Crafting Friendships Online 7:00–7:15 Recap of the day
Sunday September 25 10:45–11:00 Welcome back 11:00–12:00 The Minecraft 1.11 Change Log 12:30–1:30 Community vs 4J Studios: Mini Game Showdown! 2:00–3:00 Create a Minecraft Roleplay with StacyPlays 3:30–4:30 Hypixel — Creeper Carts 5:00–6:00 MINECON 2016 Closing Ceremony
In the meantime, be sure to follow Twitch on Twitter for more updates closer to the event.