SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 -- Due to the booming popularity of its annual summer user conference, ROBLOX, the largest user-generated content sites in videogames and the #1 entertainment platform for kids*, today announced that it is extending the annual event beyond its home in the Bay Area. Renamed "BLOXcon," the three events are scheduled to take place in Chicago, New York City and London in summer 2013. BLOXcon will continue to bring together game developers, players and tech enthusiasts of all ages to participate in a celebration featuring building, gaming, hack-a-thons, tech labs, education events and presentations.
"Listening to our users is core to ROBLOX, and BLOXcon is a unique opportunity for us to share ideas, get feedback, and discuss the future of ROBLOX in person with our worldwide user community," said David Baszucki, CEO of ROBLOX. "Taking BLOXcon to new cities helps us expand our horizons even further. We're very excited to see longtime users, meet new audiences, and continue to inspire and support the next generation of creators and entrepreneurs."
Each BLOXcon will feature content exclusive to that event. Here are the dates and locations for the three BLOXcon conventions this summer:
•July 13, 2013: BLOXcon Chicago @ The Museum of Science and Industry •July 27, 2013: BLOXcon London @ Royal Air Force Museum •August 10, 2013: BLOXcon New York City @ Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The company expects to draw upwards of 1,000 people at each BLOXcon, tripling the attendance from last year's ROBLOX Game Conference. Those interested in attending the event can purchase tickets -- priced at $15.00 for Chicago and New York City, and £ 12.00 for London -- at BLOXcon.roblox.com. Please check for show updates by following @BLOXcon and @ROBLOX on Twitter, tracking #BLOXcon, visiting BLOXcon.roblox.com and monitoring the ROBLOX blog.
* according to comScore
ROBLOX allows builders to create elaborate online environments that simulate the real world, then share and play them with the community. ROBLOX is ranked #1 among kid's entertainment sites in the U.S. for daily visitors, total minutes, total page views, total visits, and average visits per visitor. ROBLOX draws over one billion page views and 29 million in-game hours each month. For more information, please visit www.roblox.com.
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