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Minecon Sets New World Record

If you just happened to be out and about in London this past weekend, then you may have noticed a rather large amount of youngsters taking to the city’s public transport – most sporting pixel themed garb and swinging block-based swords or pickaxes. Of course this was down to Minecon 2015 – a super popular convention based around the one thing more addictive to kids than sugar… Minecraft.

Saying Minecon was a popular event is a bit of an understatement as the London even managed to bring in over 10,000 visitors over the weekend, meaning the convention now holds the Guinness World Record for “largest convention for a single video game”.

“For a multi-genre games convention to attract 10,000 fans is a big enough feat in itself,” Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition deputy editor Stephen Daultrey said in a statement published on MCV Pacific. “But for a convention dedicated to a single video game to get that number is nothing short of astonishing.”

I personally prefer to attend conventions that center around more than one game, so the idea of Minecon is slightly alien to me. However, maybe you attended and can let me know what I’m missing? Let us know how it was and if we should be looking forward to next year’s event in the comments below.

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Sometimes writer, wannabe animator and podcast creator that talks far too much. Coleman is a collection of atoms that formed in Gosport and relocated to London.