Newcastle to host Minecraft festival following success of event last year
Nethermined weekend will let Minecraft fans meet celebrity games and provide information for parents
A family Minecraft festival is coming back to the North East after its success last year.
The second Nethermined event will allow fans to meet successful players of the game and will lay on education sessions for parents.
Minecraft is a block-building computer game which has ballooned in popularity and has a cult online following.
The game has a large and active online community which includes thousands of YouTube bloggers.
Nethermined is not an official Minecraft event but over its two days will feature opportunities to meet well-known YouTube bloggers, live gaming, and a “dedicated parents zone.”
The event will support the Evening Chronicle Sunshine Fund, dedicated to changing the lives of children with disabilities, with a raffle.
A spokesperson for the Nethermined said: “Not just about gaming, Nethermined is the result of an exuberant Minecraft fan demand for an event in the North East England, gearing up to be an exciting two days of Q&A sessions, chances to meet YouTubers, informative panels by some of the Youtubers, live gaming as well as multiple education sessions for parents as to why Minecraft is good for their kids to play!”
We also have a number of well known, talented, nationally renowned Minecraft Educators attending, to give parents a different perspective to the educational benefits of the popular computer game. There is even a dedicated parents zone where they can sit and talk Minecraft with the experts!
The event is scheduled to take place on March 5 and 6 in the Northumbria University Student Union Building.
Tickets are available now at nethermined.com for £15 a day.