What went down on Minecon

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Minecon has been rocking the Minecraft community hard. If you haven’t been following it closely, here’s a short recap of what went down on Minecon.

It all began with an opening keynote which began with a video about how it all began made by Haat Films, the guys that make all the official Minecraft trailers. Hosted by Minecraft Chick, Mojang’s newly hired Director of Fun, with a guest appearance by Capt Sparkles and the Mojang team, they talked about Minecraft, showed some videos while trying to get the crowd more pumped than humanly possible and finally, near the end, Notch pulled the lever to release Minecraft 1.0 to the world.

After that, Minecon opened, with all the panels, demos and goodies. Recapping everything there would be impossible, but here are some of the more important things:

  • Playable X360 Minecraft version (which has a tutorial and recipes included)
  • Yogscast Panel
  • Mojang Developers Panel
  • Scrolls and Cobalt presentations and demos
  • Costume contest
  • A guy proposed on stage
  • There are a lot of awesome .gifs of Notch now.

If you missed it, here is the opening keynote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcuAA-n2zog

That’s about it. Various Mojang members already said this needs to be done again, so it’s safe to say we’ll see another Minecon soon.