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The BLOXcon Crew Heads to New York City in Just One Week!

August 03, 2013

by Andrew Haak


New York City, it’s your turn. We’ve been practicing our BLOXcon game over the last month in Chicago and London, and it’s all been in anticipation of making this final in-person event of the summer as epic as it can possibly be.

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Feeling excited? Anticipation mounting? Urge to dance frantically becoming increasingly irresistible? We understand. For those of you who are attending, we’ve refreshed the event website with the information and details you need to make the most of your all-day BLOXcon experience at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

BLOXcon NYC posterThings to do at BLOXcon NYC

All BLOXcon attendees will be able to watch one of our roughly two-hour Main Stage Presentations, participate in Hackathons (building and scripting contests), and play and build in the R&D Lab. There will also be opportunities to meet the ROBLOX staff, browse cowbear16’s selection of ROBLOX Lua Programming books, and browse tons of ROBLOX schwag. As was the case in Chicago and London, we’ll have an exclusive BLOXcon NYC body package that you can obtain by purchasing $40 worth of ROBLOX merchandise (t-shirts, sweatshirts, fedoras, pins, and ROBLOX cards). We’ll have a preview of the package in the coming days.

Want to see how much fun all this was in Chicago and London? Click the links to see photo galleries from each event.

Staff members going to BLOXcon NYC

We’re sending an incredible lineup of ROBLOX staff to BLOXcon NYC. Whether you want to talk client engine and rendering, web development, media and communications, game design, or big-picture ROBLOX visions, you’ll be able to find someone who will not only listen, but converse with you. Please don’t hesitate to talk with any of us.

Here’s who you’ll see at BLOXcon NYC:




Fan-organized pre-BLOXcon meetup

legostarwarsclone is such a big ROBLOX fan that he, with some help from his family, has organized a fan meetup for Friday, August 9th — just before BLOXcon NYC. This is not a ROBLOX-sponsored event, but the effort deserves a mention. There is room for 100 attendees (50 at each session).

  • When: Friday August 9, 2013 (5:00 – 6:00 p.m. or 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
  • Where: FAO Schwarz Flagship Store (767 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022)
  • Why: To eat pizza and do an FAO Schweetz candy raid, all while meeting other ROBLOXians before BLOXcon, among other things.

The cost is $27.00 per person; you can get more information/sign up by calling Anthony Pennetti at FAO Schwarz at 212-644-9400 ext. 4244 or emailing [email protected].

Share with us: #BLOXcon

As was the case at BLOXcon Chicago and London, we’ll be sure to capture as many photos, stories, and videos as we possibly can. You can contribute, too; share your thoughts and media using the #BLOXcon hashtag across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Google+! We’ll be on the lookout for your user-generated social media, and happy to share the good stuff.

See you in New York.