Thousands of Minecraft fans gather for Minecon show

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BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx spoke to some lucky kids who got to try out the new HoloLens

A huge Minecraft convention is taking place this weekend in London.

10,000 fans from around the world have gathered at Minecon to see the latest Minecraft tech, and share their top mining tips.

Popular YouTube stars such as Stampy, and Dan from the The Diamond Minecart are at the huge event.

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There is also a costume competition, sessions to share Minecraft mod tips, as well as talks from the game's developers.

New features

The Minecraft coding team are there to talk about future features of the game, including teaming up with Telltale Games for a new Story-Mode.

Microsoft, the tech giant that owns Minecraft, were also giving away golden tickets to some people, to try out the new Hololens virtual reality headset.

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Watch the new holographic version of Minecraft in action (Courtesy of Microsoft)

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that they were starting a new project called "Minecraft in Education".

It will hopefully see the game being used more in schools, for subjects like maths, history and religion.