CBC Kids News to host live event in Minecraft

Story by CBC Kids News • 2020-09-28 06:00
UPDATE: We've moved! CBC Kids News has decided to move our Minecraft event from Bedrock to Java edition where there are more tools to create a safer and more supportive gameplay experience for all participants.

Come check out our CBC Kids News Studio in Minecraft

School is back in session and it has been unlike any school year before it.

Feel like you have questions? Concerns? Want to share your back-to-school experience? Or do you just want to have some fun, escape, hang with some celebrities and maybe blow up a giant coronavirus cell?

You can do all those things.

CBC Kids News is hosting a live Back-to-School Check-In in Minecraft!

The live event starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 10.

A minecraft landscape with text on it reading: n our CBC Kids News Studio world you will:      Be part of a live studio taping in Minecraft.      Enter special build challenges.      Interact with guest celebrities.      Build and play with other kids.      Search for hidden secrets and rewards.

(Graphic design By Allison Cake/CBC)

Meet our lead builder

A young woman poses in Minecraft armour on the left, and plays minecraft on a laptop on the right

Iulia Rus, 17, wants to hear your ideas about what the CBC Kids News studio should look like. Email her at cbckidsnews@cbc.ca. (Images submitted by Iulia Rus)

Iulia Rus is 17 years old and a Minecraft fanatic.

She has been playing since she was 11 years old, but has been watching Minecraft videos on YouTube since she was eight.

“There's going to be so many awesome builds from people all around Canada," she said. "I'm excited to see what everyone brings to the party.”

How to participate

(Graphic design by Allison Cake/CBC)

You can use your Minecraft Java Edition account to join our server, check out our live event, and flex your Minecraft building skills.

You might also get to direct some elements of the live show, if you're clever enough to find the hidden controls in our studio.

The event, and the coolest builds, will be featured in a CBC Kids News video that will post on our site, YouTube and CBC Gem.

Check back often as we reveal more details about the event.

Have ideas about how we should build our studio in Minecraft? Ask a parent or guardian for permission to email us at cbckidsnews@cbc.ca.

TOP IMAGE CREDIT: (Graphic design by Allison Cake)

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