If we had the power of teleportation, you better believe we would come to every city in the world and host a fan convention for you and your ROBLOX-loving friends. Unfortunately, we’re too busy developing an awesome gaming platform to make that happen. Instead, we’re bringing the fan convention to you for the second time via Virtual BLOXcon, an online celebration of ROBLOX that’s free for everyone to attend. This year, the event is happening on Saturday, June 21st. Save the date.
You can think of Virtual BLOXcon as consisting of three primary components.
- Livestream. We’ll be broadcasting from ROBLOX HQ for several hours, in the process hosting live Q&A sessions, announcing Hall of Fame and BLOXY award winners, showcasing exciting product demos, playing games, and more. You already know our livestreams are a good time – this will be the most ambitious one yet.
- Games. We’ll be selecting featured games for Virtual BLOXcon, and ROBLOX staff will be playing them with you all day long. These will be existing games, rather than games created especially for BLOXcon. Do you have a staff member you’ve always wanted to meet in game? This might be your best chance.
- Interactive. We’ll be unleashing building/developing challenges, effectively simulating the hackathons we’ve held in previous in-person events. There will also be Twitch streaming challenges, so you can get in on the livestreaming fun and perhaps take a prize.
There’s going to be a lot to see and do and win — more than what’s described above. All of it will be centralized at roblox.com/BLOXcon. Head over there now, check out the information, and bookmark the page – we imagine you’ll be back.
In related news, we have just opened the Hall of Fame 2014 voting. This survey gives you a chance to vote for your favorite community creations of the last year. You have until June 5th to submit your response. We’ve also extended the deadline for BLOXY Award submissions by two weeks. You now have until June 5th to enter your video. For more information on all things BLOXY Awards, see this page. Winners of both contests will be announced during the Virtual BLOXcon livestream!
We’ll have more detailed information about Virtual BLOXcon as the event draws nearer. Stay tuned!