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Building Virtual BLOXcon, from Schedule to Stage

Fresh off our BLOXcon “world tour,” we’re taking our annual fan convention online for the first time with the Virtual BLOXcon! The event takes place this Saturday at ROBLOX.com/bloxcon, starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. We’re hard at work putting the finishing touches on our schedule and setup, so we thought today would be a good time to show you a tentative schedule for the day and share a few photos.

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Welcome to our makeshift Virtual BLOXcon staging area! We picked the largest area of our lobby, and set up shop. You can tell Andrew is thinking, because he’s touching his beard (it gives him sound advice).

Event schedule

Virtual BLOXcon will consist of three “stages.” The Game Stage will feature contest-winning games, and ROBLOX staff will be playing them with you all day. The World Tour stage will feature recorded content – which we’ll be publishing in increments — from our summer BLOXcon tour. The Livestream Stage will be a live video feed from ROBLOX HQ, running from roughly 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here is a rough Livestream Stage schedule:

9:45 am          Stream goes live
9:55 am          Welcome to Virtual BLOXcon!
10:00 am        CEO David Baszucki’s State of ROBLOXia presentation
10:15 am        Q&A Session #1
11:00 am        Gameplay streaming
11:15 am        Final 2013 BLOXY and Hall of Fame Awards
11:45 am        Q&A Session #2
12:30 pm        Gameplay streaming
1:00 pm          Cool new and upcoming ROBLOX features
1:20 pm          Gameplay streaming
1:45 pm          Mystery preview
1:50 pm          Gameplay streaming
2:15 pm          Sign off

Please keep in mind that Virtual BLOXcon is a live event and the schedule is subject to change.

As you can see, there are two Q&A sessions. You’ll be able to submit your question to potentially have it answered live by tweeting @ROBLOX with the #BLOXcon hashtag, or by posting to the BLOXcon forum on ROBLOX.com on Saturday. All of the above times are Pacific; click here to view a handy world clock that will help you figure out when you should tune in.

Staff attending Virtual BLOXcon

Here’s a list of the staff who’ll be attending Virtual BLOXcon. Look for them to be playing the games seen on the Game Stage throughout the day!

 

AcesWayUpHigh
Adamintygum
Afackler11
Aleverns
Aquabot8
argforpirates
Blockhaak
BrightEyes
briguy9876
ChiefJustus
cmed
Coatp0cketninja
CodeWriter
CommanderCrow
CorgiParade
david.baszucki
dbApostle
Doughtless
echoDown
Fusroblox
Gemlocker
Goddessnoob
GongFuTiger
gordonrox24
gorroth
Groundcontroll2
ibanez2189
IltaLumi
inventx
Jeditkacheff
KBUX
Robliu
Roblowilson
Robloxsai
RoboYZ
sadmandapanda
Keith
LordRugdumph
MajorTom4321
Malcomso
Matt Dusek
MisterSquirrel
morganic
MrDoomBringer
newtrat
NiqueMonster
NobleDragon
Noob007
nrawat1
Olive71
OnlyTwentyCharacters
OrcaSparkles
OstrichSized
Phaedre
Phil
pulmoesflor
Raeglyn
Rbadam
ReeseMcBlox
Saurauss
Screenme
Scubasomething
Shedletsky
SlingshotJunkie
smeaferblox
Soggoth
Sooraya
Sorcus
SparkleBarbieEP
Squidcod
Stickmasterluke
Stuball
Tabemono
Tarabyte
Thorasaur
Tobotrobot
Tone
totallynothere
Totbl
Twberg
vaiobot
Varia
VladTheFirst
WonderBoy76
Xerolayne
yumyumcheerios
Zeuxcg
ZodiacZak

This is the last you will hear about Virtual BLOXcon on the blog before the actual event takes place this Saturday, September 21st, so if you have any questions, concerns, or input, please feel free to leave them in the comments section of this article. We look forward to seeing you all bright and early on Saturday at ROBLOX.com/bloxcon. Now for a look behind the scenes!

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Because Virtual BLOXcon will be featuring several different camera angles for different parts of the event, we had to come up with several different lighting scenarios that we can change on the fly!

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This is what Andrew and I will be staring at for much of the event. It’s extremely bright.

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Andrew configuring the live streaming service we’ll be using to bring Virtual BLOXcon to your computer.

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Our beautiful (and fan submitted!) BLOXcon posters.

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We’ve gotten a lot of mileage with this little guy. For Virtual BLOXcon, he’ll be staged behind us as we play ROBLOX games with fans.

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A look “inside” one of our elaborate lighting setups.

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This thing will move throughout the day. A lot.

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Me, taking a picture of myself while another camera takes video of me and streams it back to a machine that is streaming it to–INCEPTION HORN. (To put an end to the Twitter discussion, yes, that was me in the reflection from yesterday’s post.)

 

About Alan "JacksSmirkingRevenge" Fackler

Communications Specialist at ROBLOX. JacksSmirkingRevenge on ROBLOX; @JacksColdSweatX on Twitter.

254 thoughts on “Building Virtual BLOXcon, from Schedule to Stage

  1. Coolaje

    I met Shedletsky on Paintball before this Virtual Bloxcon started. And anyways, I am planning to meet him again.

  2. Connor1598

    True Roblox Fans will be attending this for sure. Its the #1 thing on my to do list Today. But I do wish we could get a few free items off of this special event.

  3. JadenHughes7

    To bad I can’t come but I’m not gonna miss a part of VBC. I can finally see the updates that are coming up :D

    1. Acrips

      I’m recording footage on my channel while playing the admins, I’m really looking forward.

      I plan to be on: SFOTH IV, ISF, Catalog Heaven, and perhaps Paintball.

  4. Orthid

    That awkward moment when you realized that in 3 years of playing Roblox you haven’t heard of half of the staff members.

    1. Anonymous

      Nononoonono, that awkward moment that you realize that in 5 YEARS of playing ROBLOX, you don’t know half of all the staff members.

  5. nathanthe123

    aw man i cant afford a ticket to get there! DANGIT WHY DOES THE COMPUTER HAVE TO BE SO FAR AWAY FROM MEH BED

  6. LoZFTW

    WWHD is out, so I might as well play it while watching the stream! :)
    And btw, is it gonna be a twitch Livestream?

    1. KILLERCLOWM

      You might wanna change your computer to Pacific Time, or just wait for the count down to be finished :P

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