Exciting non-official Minecraft event offers opportunity to meet well-known YouTube bloggers, engage in live gaming and partake in Q&A sessions; plethora of time and resources poured into Parent’s Zone, adult education forum and kid’s workshops
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom – February 23, 2016 – As a block-building computer game that has ballooned in popularity to the point it boasts a cult-like online following, Minecraft is credited with creating a large and active online community which encompasses thousands of YouTube bloggers.
On March 5 and 6, Nethermined 2, a non-official Minecraft event designed to bring together enthusiast elements of the Minecraft community, will take place at Event Northumbria in Newcastle, UK and will feature opportunities to meet well-known YouTube bloggers, engage in live gaming and partake in panel sessions.
Unique to Nethermined 2 will be a dedicated Parent’s Zone, participation by Minecraft Educators to provide parents a different perspective on the game’s educational benefits and a plethora of kid’s workshops.
“It’s not just about gaming,” says a spokesperson for Nethermined 2. “This event is the result of an exuberant Minecraft fan demand for an enthusiast extravaganza in Northeast England, and is gearing up to be an exciting two days of Q&A sessions, chances to meet YouTubers, informative panels by some of these YouTubers, live gaming as well as multiple education sessions for parents to learn why Minecraft is good for their kids to play.”
A number of recognized, talented and nationally-renowned Minecraft Educators – including Kay Gibson of Pure-imaginations.com, Michael Stephenson of the azurecoach.com and Simon Baddeley of simonbaddeley64.wordpress.com – will be attending the event to talk with parents, the goal of which is to give them a rundown of the educational benefits offered by the popular computer game.
The dedicated Parent’s Zone will enable parents to sit and talk Minecraft with the experts, while a program of presentations, workshops and game play will delight both enthusiast and non-enthusiast adults.
A host of sponsors and companies have provided PCs, networking and Wi-Fi setup for Nethermined 2, with 20 PCs going to the Parent’s Zone and workshops and two rigs for live gaming being supplied by local IT firmCavTech. Networking and mobile broadband provision and support is being handled by ITXpress, an independent provider of IT support, telecommunications, VoIP, networking and server solutions, while Coatsink will be bringing along two Oculus Rifts and Samsung Gear VRs so attendees can experience their popular games. Further, Computer Planet will be providing 10 gaming rigs for live gaming sessions and for use with the Oculus Rifts.
More information about Nethermined 2 can be obtained by visiting www.Nethermined.com. Additional information about the venue, Event Northumbria, can be obtained by visiting www.EventNorthumbria.co.uk.