*Disclosure: We were provided with complimentary tickets*
So today we visited the unofficial Minecraft event - Nethermined. This is the third year this event has been running, but this was the first time we have been.
Freyja just loves all things Minecraft at the moment, so this was perfect for her. We have had this arranged for weeks, and have managed to keep it a surprise until this morning! Freyja's face was a picture when she found out where we were going!
|A super excited Freyja on our way to Nethermined|
When we got there, we spent some time looking round the various merchandise stalls. The room was filled with lots of Minecraft and gaming merchandise - key rings, t-shirts, wristbands, soft toys and more!
Mini Figure Madness were there with a range of Minecraft merchandise as well as other gaming related goodies!
The atmosphere was awesome - the whole place was filled with children and adults alike that love Minecraft! Seeing all the kids dressed in their Minecraft clothing and carrying diamond swords or soft toys was just super cute!
After a little wander around the stalls, we decided to stop and watch the Youtubers do a live gaming session. Freyja's face lit up when she saw people playing her very favourite game on a huge screen!
After the gaming session, the Youtubers came off the stage and children were given the opportunity to have photographs taken with them and have their merchandise signed - Freyja got her diamond sword signed by The Turkey Dinosaur and JackSucksAtLife.
|Signed diamond sword by some of the Youtubers!|
I thought this was really well ran - groups of 20 people were taken to the PCs to have a 20 minute turn. This helped the queue to go down really quickly, and children were given a good amount of time to play. If only I could get Freyja off Minecraft as easy at home!!
Ryan also had his beady eyes on the hard drives - they we're Minecraft themed! These were available to buy from one of the stalls downstairs.
I learnt a very important rule of Minecraft today - 'The first rule of Minecraft is never dig straight down!' Apparently it isn't conducive the game at all!
We had a great day, thank you Nethermined!