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A Look at BLOXcon Chicago’s Community-run Booths

BLOXcon Chicago LogoIn less than a week, we’re going to be packing up, boarding a plane headed for Chicago and setting up the first of this summer’s BLOXcons. But we’re not the only ones coordinating a presence at the Museum of Science and Industry; several members of the ROBLOX community will be on-site to spread the word about their organizations, products and events. Read on to find out what will be on display (and to get prepared for an awesome BLOXcon experience).

First off, a look at what’s going on at BLOXcon

Main Stage Presentation: CEO and ROBLOX Co-Founder David Baszucki and VP of Marketing and Brand Experience Brad Justus will lead a two-hour presentation covering a gamut of ROBLOX news and developments. We’ll showcase new ROBLOX features, give a bunch of awards, do an on-stage interview with celebrity ROBLOXian Merely, and more!

BLOXcon Chicago Poster and PackageR&D Lab: Play and build with friends and ROBLOX developers. Ask questions, voice concerns, and give feedback to real-life ROBLOX employees. Seating is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot for the R&D Lab at the ROBLOX Staff booth!

Hackathon: Get out your laptop and participate in the Hackathon! This is your chance to test your ROBLOX skills—participate in a building and scripting challenges posed by the ROBLOX developers, and win prizes for speed and accuracy!

There will also be opportunities to meet the ROBLOX staff, interact in person with the community, and, of course, pick up schwag. We’re especially excited about the BLOXcon Chicago body package, available exclusively at BLOXcon Chicago when you purchase the shirt/ROBLOX card/fedora/BLOXcon pin bundle.

Community booths

Members of the ROBLOX community will also be providing entertainment of their own. LuaLearners, a popular Lua-scripting group/website, will be “explaining the basics of Lua and talking about how to use it to make awesome games on ROBLOX,” says booth organizer and group leader coolbob44. “Someone who is new to scripting is definitely welcome at our booth.”

They’ll be handing out free scripting packets and providing scripting guidance, as well as hosting contests (e.g. “most advanced script”). BLOXcon attendees will be able to enter contests on the LuaLearners website for the chance to win Builders Club or a ROBLOX card.

Five other group members – Imaginaerum, Sparker22, Jetblue212, Chaoticregandpledge, and LuaWeaver – will be manning the booth, and they encourage attendees to stop by.

If that’s not enough Lua for one day, cowbear16 will be displaying apps and programming books that “intend to introduce ROBLOXians to the vast world of programming without a bunch of confusing terms and dry scenarios,” he says. “My books try to make creating games on ROBLOX fun for those who never thought they could find it that way.” You’ll be able to find the books on sale at the Double Trouble Studio booth.

“People can stop by my booth just to talk about ROBLOX and ask questions. I will be all ears and I will try to share my knowledge with others, as well as try to learn for myself.”

Last year, cowbear16 sold out of 100 copies of “Basic ROBLOX Lua Programming” in about two hours. He’s going to bring a larger supply of books, as well as his latest release: “Intermediate ROBLOX Lua Programming”. You can learn more about him in this 2012 Spotlight article.

Finally, Pinewood Builders, a ROBLOX group boasting more than 15,000 members, will be representing the building side of ROBLOX content creation. T0MALO, vice president of the group, says he and three other members – Brentrockforever, N1CEANDS1MPLE and Bill52600 – will be talking with aspiring builders about getting into building and scripting, while also showcasing Pinewood projects and explaining what the group does and how functions. If you’re interested in creating great works of ROBLOX building, you should check out the Pinewood Builders booth.

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Pro-tips for an awesome BLOXcon experience

Bring a laptop, if you have one. This will let you participate in the Hackathon, where you can show your building and scripting prowess.

Bring food. That way, you’ll be able to maximize your time at BLOXcon and stay energized.

Wear comfortable clothes. It’s Chicago. It’s July. It’s probably hot.

ROBLOX staff attending BLOXcon Chicago

Afackler11
Blockhaak
Tone
Maclir
Builderman
Sorcus
NiqueMonster
SolarCrane
Merely
ReeseMcBlox
Raeglyn
Robloxsai
Tarabyte
Timobius
Twberg
RoboYZ
Zaki
ChiefJustus

About Andrew "blockhaak" Haak

Communications Manager at ROBLOX. blockhaak on ROBLOX; @andrewjhaak on Twitter.

110 thoughts on “A Look at BLOXcon Chicago’s Community-run Booths

  1. Diddykong418a

    Maybe you should do one in charleston,west Virginia and post it on YouTube. I could show my friends then they play roblox too.

  2. arshad126

    hi umm well im a bit shy but is it ok if u could have one in san fransisco that part of california

  3. Indiscreet

    I live in Korea right now :( There’s no way I can attend a BLOXcon in the US :/

  4. cmrrobloxalt2

    I got an email recently about there being a virtual blox con on roblox. Why have they not mentioned that yet?

  5. DeSpawning

    Glad to be going, glad to have been to all of em. I don’t understand why people won’t drive fer 1 hour, when I’m crossing the country for this one…

  6. FlameVenom

    Next year have a LA BLOXcon. As much as I would want to go to all of these places, I can’t..

  7. Lolololol

    Man, I want to meet Merely so bad, and just ask him how he got SO many limiteds.

  8. miolman562

    All the best admins/mods are coming to the London RGC.
    Probably because it’s in England. xD
    They’ll Probably enjoy a break from the gleaming hot sun, and step into a cool, paradise.

  9. Cato1011

    Lived in Kenosha Wisconsin my whole life so I’m about 15-30 minutes away from Chicago depending on traffic, wish I could come but I didn’t buy tickets in time…

    1. SoulFighterDB

      Can’t go because I am in NC nowhere near Chicago and we can’t really fly because we don’t have the money too but I hope a video will be made on the bloxcon after it is over. ;-;

  10. Thomas988

    I’m going to Chicago, and I’m excited! Can’t wait to meet the makers of Pinewood builders!

    1. Darkero99

      I’m not sure if my friend within PB, TerminatorUNLRASHED will be there, but if he is, everyone’s going to have a blast talking and learning ROBLOX Physics!

  11. Sparker22

    Happy to help the rest of the staff that’s going at the booth! Anyone is welcome to our booth. Hope to meet you all there!

    1. bcramaster

      They are for groups and whatnot, they have a booth that people walk by, and interact with you.

  12. pokemonkiller101

    Chicago is an awesome place, for those who have not been there, or are going there. Lots to see, lots to do, you will be impressed. Sadly, I will not be making it to this BLOXcon, as much as I would like to go and chat with everyone.

  13. coolguy12141

    Living in Chicago all my life, everyone in the ROBLOX team will have a blast there.

  14. Bergan

    I can’t wait! And I’m glad that there’s finally a Roblox event close to my home, even though it’s not really close.

  15. zap430

    I joined Roblox when it first opened I remember one of there first Ads I don’t think to many knew of them then but now they seem to be becoming a lot more popular glad to see that

  16. Anonymous

    Being a native to Chicago, I can safely say that all of you attending will love the city.

  17. slyth33

    Can one of next year’s BLOXcon locations be in the summer at Orlando, Florida? I really wish to attend one of these

  18. LuaWeaver

    Glad to be helping host the LuaLearners booth! Anyone is welcome to come if they intend to learn or even just check out our booth.

    1. orangeflyingunicorns

      Do you have to reserve the booth, and if so(its okay if you cant answer the question, I don’t expect you too xD) how do you reserve?

    1. Zaqw78

      I went to the Roblox Rally in 2011 and the Roblox Game Conference last year, and I didn’t really see any use of bringing a laptop if you aren’t participating in the hackathon, unless you want to make your arm sore by carrying it around and look cool.

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