• Shouldn't you be on Minecraft.net right now?

    Hey!

    This blog is no longer the go-to place for official Minecraft news! From now on we’ll be posting snapshots, updates, and lots, lots more on Minecraft.net.

    Minecraft.net! Bookmark it! Make it your homepage!

    Why have we done this? Learn that and more on Minecraft.net!

    Note: we’ll still use this blog for any Mojang news that’s not relevant to Minecraft. There’s not a lot of that about right now but thought it was worth mentioning.

    Thanks!

    Owen - @bopogamel and Marsh - @marshdavies

  • MINECON 2016 is over! Finished! Done! Thanks for being part of it!

    What a couple of days! There’ve been celebs, surprise reveals, intense tournaments, amazing costumes, talks by clever-clogs, manic panel shows, comedians and more. Best of all, there’s been you: the coolest, smartest and friendliest gaming community on Earth. We love you, and it was great meeting so many of you! The Mojang team are happily exhausted - how about you lot?

    Here are just a few of the cool things that happened…

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  • MINECON 2016 skins incoming! Get ‘em while they’re hot!

    Go, go, go! Today we’re launching special MINECON 2016 skins for FREE! But hurry - you have only until 3rd October to claim yours on console (although Pocket / Win 10 players will have a few more days to grab ‘em). You even get Alex and Steve skins wearing swishy and spooky Enderman capes, too! The skins will roll out across Pocket and Windows 10 platforms today, with Console Editions following tomorrow.

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  • Print your skin at MINECON thanks to Mattel & 57digital

    If you’re going to MINECON you may be interested to know that toy-wizards Mattel are offering a supercool skin-printing service, so you can slap your game-face (and game-body, game-legs and game-arms) onto a nifty figurine!

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  • MINECON's just around the corner. Are you ready?

    The calendar event of the year approaches! Don’t worry if you haven’t got a ticket - you can join in the festivities remotely using the power of internet streaming video. Watch the event live from our MINECON site on the 24th and 25th September.

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  • MINECON 2016 tickets announcement!

    Hello future (and past) MINECONners!

    We have excellent news for you all: tickets are going on sale on May 6 and May 7! We’re selling them in two batches to give people in different time-zones a fair chance - you can check out the countdown to each sale time at https://minecon.minecraft.net.

    MINECON 2016 will take place on September 24-25 at Anaheim Convention Center in sun-soaked Southern California, US. It’s going to be the biggest MINECON yet, with 12,000 attendees! And, as always, each of them will receive a swish new cape just for coming along.

    Now onto the details! There’s a lot of info here, but if you plan on purchasing tickets, it’s pretty important you read it:

    • Tickets will be $160 each (3 years old and under are free).
    • Tickets will only be sold at https://minecon.minecraft.net, and they will be sold through Eventbrite.
    • 6,000 tickets will go on sale at 6pm PDT (that’s Los Angeles time) on Friday, May 6, 2016.
    • 6,000 additional tickets will go on sale at 12pm noon PDT on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
    • You will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets on one order.
    • You will need the name of EACH person you are buying a ticket for at the time you purchase tickets, you’ll need to enter these details to complete your order.
    • Tickets cannot be resold and are non-transferrable, the person whose name is on the ticket at the time of purchase is the person who will be admitted to MINECON. This means you cannot resell tickets.

    Some frequently asked questions:

    What will there be to do/see/enjoy at MINECON?

    Loads and loads! There’ll be panels discussing hot Minecraft topics, exhibitors showing off all the cool stuff they’re doing with the game and a bunch of interactive attractions during the event. On Saturday night, there will also be a show on-site for everyone who attends MINECON. Have a look at the videos from last year for an idea of what happens at MINECON.

    Will there be a costume contest this year?

    Most definitely! We love having people show off their creativity when it comes to their Minecraft costumes. There will be prizes and accolades for the best of the best. Here is a video of our costume contest from the last MINECON.

    What do I do if it turns out I can’t attend MINECON after I’ve bought a ticket?

    You can request a refund up to 15 days before the event.

    How can I volunteer to be a MINECON Agent?

    Each year our MINECON Agents help make MINECON possible. It’s a huge event and couldn’t happen without them! If you want to volunteer, head over and fill out this form. If you’re chosen you will not need to purchase a MINECON ticket, but you will put down a deposit of $60 which will be refunded when you complete your service.

    Can I buy a MINECON ticket just to get the fancy cape?

    We want all tickets to go to people who will come and enjoy the event, so only people who come to MINECON will get their cape. When you arrive, we scan your ticket, and only scanned tickets will get a cape.

    I’m taking my daughter/son/nephew/neighbor to MINECON but I’m an adult and don’t play Minecraft, do I need a ticket for myself as well?

    Yes you do! We have players of all ages and we have events and things to do for everyone (even a bunch of cool panels for parents of Minecrafters) so all attendees will need to purchase a ticket.

    I have an amazing idea for a panel! Can I tell you, please?

    Yes! But not just yet. Soon you’ll be able to submit panel ideas, and maybe yours will be chosen!

    Any other information you might want will be on the MINECON website at https://minecon.minecraft.net.

    Cheers!

    -Vu (@vubui)

  • PAX East

    Marc and I will be attending PAX all this weekend and giving away tons of things!

    We won’t be having a Mojang booth, but we want to say hi to as many of you as possible! Meet up with us in front of the convention center to get your very own CREEPER TATTOO. I’ll be wearing a bright green creeper scarf and Marc will have on a Minecraft shirt!

    Friday - 5pm

    Saturday - 11am and 3pm

    Sunday - 11am and 2pm

    We will also be running fun contests for Jinx gear by tweeting locations to meet up. Follow the @mojangteam account to find out where to be!

    See you this weekend!

    ~ Lydia

  • The Moment You've Been Waiting For...

    Today Carl, Notch, Jeb, Jon and I are at the Bella Center in Copenhagen for LEGOworld to unveil LEGO Minecraft. We are extremely happy with how it turned out and are excited to show you!

    LEGO Minecraft is NOW available for pre-order on https://jinx.com/LEGOminecraft

    Make sure you keep updated with all the latest news about it on the LEGO Minecraft page — https://www.facebook.com/legominecraft

    Coming summer 2012.

  • MineCon Live Streaming

    We know that many of you aren’t able to be in Vegas for the event, so we decided to bring it to you. We are VERY excited to announce that IGN will be our official live streaming partner for MineCon.

    Catch the general session, coverage from the exhibit floor and get ready for some great contests all brought to you by our friends at IGN. Make sure you check out their announcement about it here.

    We’re going to have a big contest with some awesome prizes for the hosts of the best MineCon live streaming parties. So invite all your friends, create your best costumes and get ready to party from wherever you are in the world!

    More details coming soon.

  • Mojang for president!

    A mysterious time-travelling post.