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Jan

31

Minecraft Skirmishes

Hey everyone!
imgWe’re going to try a series of follow-up events throughout the year, designed to keep you entertained, and get even more people interested in Minecraft Marathon. By next year, we’ll have way more followers, and the marathon can be an even bigger event!
We’re calling these mini events Minecraft Skirmishes, and they will also be livestreamed on our Twitch.TV account. Our first event is planned for Saturday, February 4th, at 9:30am PST. We’ll be trying out a Race for the Wool with a bunch of newbies! Please tune in at that time, and keep an eye out for some Minecraft giveaways!

Jan

19

Thank you!

img2We’re still recovering from a weekend of Minecraft, commentary, auctions and interviews, and Marc’s new employment with Mojang, and not all of our totals are in, but we wanted to take a moment to update the site with a summary post.
To anyone who won an auction: thank you very much for participating! We’re running a bit slow here, but expect that most of our auctions payments, messages, shipping, etc will be resolved within a week from the end of the marathon (so, Sunday-ish).

During Minecraft Marathon, we:

  • streamed 53 hours of Minecraft
  • raised over $4,000 via ChipIn
  • raised over $7,000 via our auctions
  • drank 3 flats of Whoopass and 5 packs of Jones Soda
  • drank 2 bottles of Jones’ Tofurky and Gravy soda
  • had 60 eBay auctions!
  • conducted 5 interviews
  • had 3 visits from Mojang employees: Jeb, MinecraftChick, and Patrick
    Feel free to leave your own stats or memories of the weekend in the comments section!
    Please keep following us on Twitter, Facebook, and this blog. We have more plans for this year! Once things settle down a bit, we’re going to do some followup auctions to offload some items that fell through the cracks the first time. We would like to livestream events every so often, and totally want to be back for Minecraft Marathon 2 next year.
    P.S. The server save files can be found here.

Jan

12

Over $1,000!

We’ve been hard at work creating and listing new auctions full of really awesome things. Please check them out here!img4
Our current auction total is $1,170. This is significant is because not even half of our auctions are listed yet! Most of our remaining auctions are scheduled to unlock by 4:00pm PST, today. Because of how eBay works with delayed auctions, anything that we miss will be added on Saturday, so we’ll have a big push to bump those items up!
If you haven’t checked out our auctions yet, please do! We have some incredible prizes you won’t find anywhere else!

Jan

12

Vote on Reddit!

Hey everyone!
img3We’re just over one day away from the Minecraft Marathon, and we need our viewerbase to pull together and help us promote this charity event! You can tell people about Minecraft Marathon in many different ways, but one important way is Reddit.
For those unfamiliar with Reddit, it is a website that people can go to in order to share and view content. Reddit has many different sub-Reddits, including one for Minecraft! Our goal is to get enough people to comment and vote on our post that it moves to the top of the Minecraft forum, and maybe even to the front page of Reddit!