Minecon Earth 2018 to kick off on September 29 with Minecraft news, panels and more

If you're a Minecraft fan, you'll want to make sure you're schedule is open in late September. Minecon 2018 will take place on Saturday, September 29 this year and, like last year, you can expect a vivid celebration of all things Minecraft.

Mojang and Microsoft are asking fans to participate this year in a couple of ways. Ahead of the show, you can submit your ideas for panels that you'd like to see. Those that are chosen will be recorded and shown during the stream. If you're the creative type, you can also create a Minecraft-themed costume and submit a picture of it to Mojang. If you're among the team's favorites, you'll win a prize an be flown out to Minecon to appear on the live stream.

This is the second year that Minecon will be a live-streamed virtual event instead of a physical convention. The team at Mojang is promising there will be plenty of live gameplay, chats with popular members of the community, and details about new stuff coming to Minecraft throughout the 90-minute event. For more, you can check out the official Minecon 2018 website.

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