YouTube stars Tycer, Sqaishey and Tomo aka Tomohawk, have been announced as specials guests at MineVention – the ultimate event for Irish Minecraft fans. The two-day convention will take place at City North Hotel, Gormanstown, County Meath, on Saturday, 22nd and Sunday, 23rd of October 2022.
Launched in 2014, MineVention brings together fans of the popular computer game, with activities such as build battles, on-stage challenges, educational talks and panel discussions with creators, tournaments and costume competitions. The event will also welcome leading Minecraft YouTube stars for free meet and greet opportunities with fans.
Postponed for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, MineVention 2022 will include a sensory-friendly session on the morning of Sunday, 23rd October to cater for children and families who need it.
Speaking at the launch of this year’s event, Lisa O’Brien, founder of MineVention, said: “It’s such a thrill to be bringing MineVention back this year and to welcome Irish Minecraft fans back to an in-person convention after several years of lockdowns and restrictions.
“When we launched our first event in Galway in 2014, tickets sold out in just nine hours and year-on-year it gets more popular. We’re hoping to welcome first-time visitors or new fans of Minecraft who have perhaps only discovered the game during the last couple of years.
“In terms of what fans can expect this year, we’ve listened to families by introduced morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate those who might be travelling from further afield. Each session will be jam-packed with activities and opportunities to meet our YouTube stars, and we’ll be announcing more exciting additions to the line-up over the coming months so keep an eye on our social media channels!”
Confirmed for the October event, YouTube star Tycer said: “It’s fantastic to see MineVention return, and I can’t wait to come and meet Irish Minecraft fans! The Minecraft community has grown and grown, especially over the last few years when so many of us have had to rely on online games to connect with friends. It’s great to be getting back on the road to meet everyone face to face!”
Founded by mum-of-three Lisa O’Brien, O’Brien Event Promotions has welcomed over 65,000 people to MineVention events and workshops across Ireland, United Kingdom, Dubai and USA since the first convention in Galway in 2014 which sold out in just 9 hours.
Tickets for MineVention are on sale now from €15 and are available at: www.minevention.com.