Minecraft has become so popular that an official convention has been announced. It will take place this November and will be known as "MineCon."
"For me, MineCon is about celebrating the full release of Minecraft," said Minecraft creator Markus Persson. "I'm really looking forward to getting up on stage and pushing the button to upload the final build."
Indeed, MineCon has been scheduled to be held on the 18th and 19th of November in Las Vegas - perfectly position for when the full version of the game goes live.
Source: PC Gamer