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    posted a message on Minecon 2013 From a Minecon Agent's Perspective with Photos
    Quote from tmad40blue

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I was at the convention with the family who wore the Wither Boss costume for the contest. They brought it through security and on the plane all the way from New Hampshire!

    Would you happen to know how to get in contact with the man in the final photo of your album? I believe I remember his name as Jack. He was so incredibly helpful and on top of everything he was doing, and personally made sure that us and the other costume contest participants were in the right place at the right time, even when other staff and Agents obviously did not want to help.


    As you can see, hooked you up with Jack :) If there anything else we can help you with just let us know :D
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    posted a message on Minecon 2013 From a Minecon Agent's Perspective with Photos
    Hey everyone! Just wanted to share my photos that I took during Minecon 2013 this weekend. Had an awesome opportunity to volunteer as an agent and got a lot of behind the scenes action along the way! I ended up working more than the info booth as well. Got to set up a bunch of Alienware PCs and laptops for the gaming/tournament area and then tested out FyreUK's Parkour Map on Friday before the show even started, on Saturday for the opening ceremony I was in the front by the right side of the stage and got to help get some extra chairs for the Mojang staff last minute because they didn't setup enough then ushered in the huge crowd when they opened up curtains to reveal the main exhibit hall.

    Worked at the info booth both Saturday and Sunday helping lots of people with questions about various things, sadly there were some people that actually showed up wanting to buy tickets and we had to turn them away! One couple drove down from Canada taking a chance to see if someone would be willing to sell their tickets last minute! Then they had a few parents of kids that came by that also didn't have tickets and felt so bad after we told them tickets were sold out and the look on the kid's faces made my heart sank. We did however offered them an alternative and told everyone who didn't have a ticket that couldn't enter the Main Hall and panel rooms that they could walk up and down the hallways and scope out for YouTube celebs and try to get an autograph and pictures. People who didn't have tickets were able to walk freely along the hallways since they were considered public areas.

    Sunday was the best day(had a couple of disappointing moments though) for me since I got to do a lot and felt really good about the community! Lots of people had turned in lost and found items to the info booth and we reunited lots of those items to their rightful owners. People turned in lost wallets, goody bags, tickets, credit cards, autographs, cellphones and even an expensive Alienware laptop! One kid came up to the table and said he was looking for his foam pickaxe he lost with a bunch of autographs on it and while he was trying to explain what happened he started to get very emotional and then when we finally gave him back his pickaxe he started crying and was so excited to see it again. That was one of the best feelings in the world to see a little kid get back something he really treasured.

    The Youtube celebrity autograph lines were insane today. It first started with Antvenom and Sky Does Minecraft and a huge mob of people stormed down the stairs/escalators down to the first level and everyone was running and jumping so we had to tell everyone to calm down and don't run since we didn't want to see anyone get trampled or fall. This was the worst part of the day for me. Some jerk guy came up to me with an angry face and told me to "let them be" and that I shouldn't be telling them what to do. I was one of the many Agents and other security trying to tell everyone to calm down and walk but I had the loudest voice so he singled me out. After politely telling him the reason why we wanted everyone to walk he comes back a few mins late with his obnoxious angry attitude and tells me it wasn't my job to control the crowds. I swear I was about to deck him in the face but I kept my cool and ignored him. He was the only a hole I encountered out of my entire weekend at Minecon. Other than that every attendee I came across was very nice and polite. After Antvenom and Sky it was Mindcrack's turn to sign autographs...15 of them! Had to help setup extra tables and chairs and then returned back to the other end of the hall. Once back at the info booth all of a sudden I hear loud pitch screaming come from the stairs/escalators from several attendees I turn my head to look and it was ihascupquake coming down to sign autographs and by the time she reached the last step at the bottom a gigantic mob surround her and I had to rush over and help her. We didn't have enough room downstairs at first to accommodate her so I had to go find a place to get her setup. I left her alone with her husband?for less than a minute to go find out where she should go and I come back to her and shes stuck in a little corner by a food vendor because this crowd is swarming around her. A security guard and one other production staff member is with me and we get to ihascupquake and we escort her a little further down the hall and get her situated to sign autographs.

    All the agents got a wrap up meeting after the closing ceremonies and were treated to a private meet and greet with the Mojang crew. Sadly Notch didn't stay and I ran across him while he was leaving with a few people. Supposedly he was heading to one of his infamous parties. In all Minecon started off a bit rough for me and there were some trying moments but towards the end it felt good to be part of an amazing community that shared the same interests. I'm very grateful and humble to have given up my time towards a wonderful opportunity to serve the Minecon community. I hope I can do it all again next year! For anyone wondering if it's worth it to volunteer as an Agent, I would tell them not to take a second thought! It will greatly enhance the whole Minecon experience for you as long as you put in a good effort. I chose to go above and beyond my hours required when I signed up as a volunteer. I would have just wandered around aimlessly for most of the time. Oh I forgot I did end up going to a few panels on Saturday. qCraft was the best one out of the ones I went to , they had a real quantum physicist, a developer, a rep from Google and one other person that gave a very informative look into qCraft and quantum physics. I see amazing things ahead for the qCraft mod! On the other end of the spectrum I was VERY disappointed in the "Building" panel. I came to the Building panel to get tips from the pros on how to build but instead they showed two videos showing off their work and then went straight to a Q&A session! It was obvious they were just there to advertise their servers or show off their builds so I left early.

    Below you will find a link to my Photobucket album of Minecon 2013. I didn't get to take a lot of pictures on Friday and Saturday like I wanted to because I was busy helping out and having fun.

    http://s236.photobuc...ow/Minecon 2013
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    posted a message on Will Jeb talk about the future of MC?
    Yes, there will be a panel titled "The Future of Minecraft" which will take place on Saturday, November 2 on the main stage from 3pm - 3:40pm.(local time) The schedule says in detail, " Join Jeb, Dinnerbone, Grum... and plus surprises as they discuss the future of Minecraft. "

    As for live streaming I'm not sure if they will for this part of the show, imo I think it's highly possible since it's on the main stage but that's just my prediction.
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    posted a message on [Confirmed!] Minecon party at Islands of Adventure!
    Quote from AwesomeBuilder33

    Well if it is not 18+ yes


    The email from Mojang said "for all attendees"
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    posted a message on Minecon Friday Morning Meet & Greet
    Minecon will be held in the West building which is southwest of Convention Way and I - Drive.
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    posted a message on Countdown to Minecon 2013!
    Quote from AwesomeBuilder33

    I will try to update this every day but right now Minecon 2013 in USA Eastern Time is
    45 days away!


    Thanks for making my calendar obsolete.
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    posted a message on Minecon Friday Morning Meet & Greet
    I probably won't arrive until around noon local time and hotel check in time for me is after 3 pm. I'm not familiar with Orlando either but I did check out this article of what Orlando has to offer for cheap/free: http://www.orlandoinformer.com/universal/20-ideas-for-free-or-inexpensive-entertainment-around-orlando/

    I signed up to volunteer for Minecon so I don't know if I would attend a m&g but thinking of backing out because they demand volunteering for half a day both for Saturday and Sunday which is kinda absurd. They should do it by 1 hour increments in my opinion. Anyway, Universal CityWalk looks interesting from what I read. Might want to also consider lugging around luggage since most people will not be able to do early check ins for their hotel.
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    posted a message on Outraged? ***READ ME***
    Quote from MineBrick12

    Honestly, Going to minecon isn't worth it, it's probally crowded and all you get is a cape.


    P.S: I try to hunt down people with minecon capes in PVP.


    Are you really being honest here? Have you ever attended a Minecon? Because from the words you used, it sounds like you've never been to Minecon. If that's the case then how can you judge whether or not attending Minecon is worth it?
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    posted a message on Florida Laws on Tickets
    Quote from EpicATrain

    Good find. Problem with your find is that you are assuming the purchase and the sell is happening inside Florida, or even the United States for that matter. This finding covers those who are buying and selling inside Florida but doesn't do squat for sales outside Florida or even sales outside the United States.

    Just sayin'

    I hope this helps.



    I realize that, but more importantly the statute 817.355 states that even the possession of having a counterfeit ticket is illegal. I'm not saying that the following will happen but what if someone is so desperate to buy a ticket from an unofficial source and they get a fake ticket or tickets, then show up at the event? I know most places might turn you away but what if they question you about it and decide to take further actions? I just wanted to provide the information out their to people who are considering selling or buying tickets outside of EventBrite. What everyone chooses to do with the information is up to them. I totally agree that it doesn't do squat for anyone outside of Florida but people need to research and look into what they're doing and realize the consequences.
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    posted a message on My buddy and I will be staying at the Hilton, where will you be staying?
    I'm staying at Rosen Plaza which is directly across from West Hall of OCCC.
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