Photo credit to Ben Draper.
TPN was proud to be Microsoft’s production partner for the multi-venue Minecon 2016 conference at the Anaheim Convention Center, celebrating all things Minecraft. A collaboration between Mojang and Microsoft, Minecon immersed the Minecraft enthusiasts, mostly children and families, as well as granting many wishes from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, within the pixelated world of the game. The show kicked off on the mainstage with opening ceremonies and then opened up to the Expo floor and a 400 station 4-game tournament in the Arena, sponsored by Twitch. Kids cheered, ran among and explored the many biome environments created by local LA artist Greg Aronowitz, then descended onto the Anaheim Arena where anyone could jump into tournament play and work their way up to the finals on the main stage.
Working on a tight schedule and tighter budget, TPN was responsible for collaborating with Microsoft to manage the production of the main stage including opening and closing ceremonies, a costume contest, multiple panel sessions and a quick turnover to the Saturday evening entertainment by Fitz and the Tantrums. TPN also managed the production of the tournament stage and environment in conjunction with Twitch and their partners.