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Minecon is coming back in 2015

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Annual Minecraft convention will take place in London this July

Minecon is back. The annual celebration of all things Minecraft will return in 2015, after going on hiatus last year. This year's convention will be taking place in London this July, and developer Mojang expects around 10,000 attendees. That's a good deal larger than the last Minecon, in which 7,500 people turned up in Orlando in 2013. Tickets will go on sale sometime this month, and they'll likely go fast: the 2012 Minecon sold out in just two hours.

Despite last year's hiatus, the return of Minecon shouldn't be too much of a surprise, as the game remains hugely popular even though it was released in 2009. Of course, Minecraft has also changed quite a bit since the last event in Orlando — there's everything from a feature film in the works to an upcoming story-based adventure game from the studio behind The Walking Dead. It's become a cultural touchstone referenced by late night talk shows and Lego. Oh, and Microsoft purchased the game and its studio for $2.5 billion, and could potentially turn Minecraft into a killer app for its new holographic goggles.

Minecon 2015 will be taking place on July 4th and 5th at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference Centre.