July 4, 2016
Minecon 2016 Update: Volunteer Application For Minecraft Event Open Until July 10

The latest Minecon 2016 update revealed that the application to be a volunteer for the upcoming Minecraft event is still ongoing. Mojang is looking for Agents, described on their official website as "a super-special crew of awesome volunteers who dedicate ten hours of their weekend to helping the conference run smoothly."

Minecon 2016 is expected to be bigger than ever, thus, the Minecraft creator is looking for more volunteers to help them smoothly run the highly-anticipated gathering. The Minecon 2016 Agents application is open for people 18 years of age and above, and those who are accepted will not have to pay for their Minecon 2016 ticket.

Sharing more details about Minecon 2016's application process, Marsh Davies's post on Mojang's website had this to say.

"You'll need to apply by July 10, and you'll hear back from us by email by July 18. You do have to put a deposit down of $60 which we'll refund after you've successfully volunteered at MINECON. You only have to work one full day - outside of that you are free to enjoy MINECON as you please."

Mojang tweeted that they had an issue with the registration form to be a Minecon 2016 volunteer. However, the problem has been resolved. Those who wish to be part of Minecon 2016 as volunteers can register through this link.

In an announcement made back in March regarding Minecon 2016, Mojang revealed that the all-things Minecraft event will happen on September 24-25 in California.

Watch the video below unveiling the Minecon 2016 location.

Later, Mojang shared that the specific venue for Minecon 2016 is going to be the Anaheim Convention Center. Citing the official Minecraft website, the previous report by the Inquisitr said that the weekend event specially intended for Minecraft fans is the perfect chance for these crafters to "hang out with thousands of like-minded community members, shake hands with Mojang team members and rub shoulders with some of the biggest YouTubers on the planet."

Attendees can also watch panels discussing the hugely successful sandbox video game. Exhibitors will be there as well to showcase cool stuff that they are doing with Minecraft. Minecon 2016 attendees can also expect a number of interactive attractions present during the event.

The quickly approaching Minecraft convention is set to be the largest Minecon yet, where 12,000 attendees are expected to arrive. Ticket sales happened in two batches -- the first one was held on May 6 and the second one happened on May 7.

Minecon 2016 : The All-Things Minecraft Event
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For those who were able to successfully purchase Minecon 2016 tickets and are still thinking about their accommodation for the event, Mojang was able to arrange something giving attendees an opportunity to avail discounted hotel rates. And luckily, according to the Minecraft website, these hotels offering discounts for Minecon attendees are situated near Anaheim Convention Center. The hotel booking opened during the first day of Minecon 2016 ticket sales but there might still be discounted hotel rooms available. Minecon ticket holders can check out this link to see possible options.

In other related news, Mojang recently unleashed the official release date of the Minecraft movie. According to Vu Bui, Chief Operating Officer of Mojang, the film adaptation of the video game will open in cinemas on May 24, 2019. It will also have a 3D and IMAX release, his post on the Mojang website noted.

Here's Minecraft's Twitter post about the movie's release date.

Minecraft, as described in its official website, "is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures." In the game, crafters can "explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castle," and they can opt to play in Creative or Survival Mode, either on their own or with friends.

The Inquisitr will keep you in the loop for more news about Minecraft and the upcoming Minecon 2016.

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