Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson believes there might be enough of a Minecraft following to actually hold a dedicated conference in Las Vegas. In fact, he's thinking visitors should shell out $90 USD for a ticket which doesn't even cover hotel and travel expenses.
But outside the cost alone, the problem with a possible MinecraftCon may be that many gamers simply won't attend because the planned date-- November 11, 2011-- is the same day Bethesda is scheduled to release The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. But who knows. Maybe there will be a massive turnout regardless.
Unfortunately, current poll numbers aren't favoring a possible convention. 44.17-percent of the voters have already shot down the $90 price tag, followed by 32.93-percent saying they may shell out that kind of money, and 22.9-percent giving the steep price a definite thumbs up. To ease the pain, Persson is considering bulk deals with hotels to keep the overall cost down. For now though, the entire event is merely a consideration.
"We’re thinking of perhaps setting up a MinecraftCon in Las Vegas on 2011/11/11, with all of Mojang going there, and us pushing out the final release live on stage or something," reads his official blog. "There’d be contests (costume, speed building, whatever else), Q&A sessions, parties and awesome food and such. This would be a great opportunity to both celebrate the release, and to meet the fans up close again."
To cast your vote, head over to Persson's poll here. November 11 is actually the day Minecraft will officially come out of beta, so it's only fitting a convention would take place on the same day. Question is, will this single game have enough of a following to justify the cost of hosting a convention in Las Vegas?