More than 5,000 gaming fans are expected to head for Peterborough for a day-long convention.
Some 5,500 tickets will go on sale from Friday for the one-day convention for Minecraft game enthusiasts at Peterborough Arena.
The event has been organised by MineVention and will take place on September 12 and will be aimed at families.
Organisers say there will be a range of hands-on attractions including:
The chance to ‘meet and greet’ famous Minecraft players.
A fan Question and Answer session with their YouTube heroes and the chance to get photos and autographs.
The opportunity to take part in a gaming tournament with the help of Multiplay.
Opportunity to buy merchandise.
Attempts to break an existing Guinness World Record Title.
Lisa O’Brien, director of O’Brien Event Management, said: “We are really excited about bringing what has already established itself as a hugely popular event to Peterborough.
“We chose Peterborough Arena because of its great location in the UK, with excellent motorway and rail links so people can travel easily from all over the country.
“We were looking for a large venue, and Peterborough Arena fits the bill perfectly.”
Peterborough Arena head of sales Charlie Lewis said: “This is a real coup for us particular as the gaming industry has such a huge following, and we are delighted that organisers have recognised the potential of this venue to host such an event.”
General admission is £15 (free for under-3s) £30 VIP (Early entry from 10am, limited edition T-shirt, fast past ticket for Q&A session).
Tickets from www.MineVention.com/
It will be the second gaming convention to be held in Peterborough across two months.
About 500 computer gamers are expected to pour into Peterborough for a marathon tournament from August 20 to August 22.
The event, organised by Peterborough company CityLAN, will also feature a careers convention with many companies seeking to recruit staff adept in the world of computer technology.