Minecraft MineCon tickets now on sale at $99

What was once a grand and unusual dream is rapidly becoming reality: you can now buy tickets to MineCon, a celebration of all things Minecraft in Las Vegas to celebrate the indie dig 'em up's November launch.

Initially, tickets will be sold for $99.

As for what'll be going on there, beyond the official Minecraft launch on November 18, the lineup includes keynote speeches from folks including creator Markus 'Notch' Persson, classes about "all different Minecraft topics," build and costume contests, exhibits "by leading gaming and Minecraft related companies," and buying commemorative merchandise. And the imbibing of many alcoholic beverages, one would imagine.

MineCon takes place November 18-19 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in glamorous, filthy Las Vegas. As mentioned, MineCon tickets booked well in advance cost $99, but this'll rise to $139 from October 1. Mojang has organised a group rate for rooms at the hotel, with the cheapest being a two-person room that costs $113.18 nightly.