Over $500,00 may be missing as the coordinators for the Minecraft convention Mineorama offer no explanation as to why they’ve deleted their website and Twitter account, or what they’ve done with the money earned from ticket sales.

Mineorama, an unofficial event in New York City for fans of the games, was supposed to take place July 11th-July 13th but was unexpectedly cancelled just days prior to the event via the Mineorama Twitter account. “PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT A SCAM,” read the Tweet on July 7th. “It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that @mineorama has been postponed, stay tuned for updates.”

Organizer Lou Gasco followed up the next day explaining that the convention had to be postponed due to financing falling through and that he’d update with instructions on how to receive a refund. The instructions never came, and now Mineorama’s web presence as all but disappeared; the website has been taken down and the Twitter has been abandoned by the original owner’s and taken over by a sixteen year old who has altered the page’s description to read: BEST Minecraft con to NEVER happen coming to New York city 20-NEVER. The Facebook account associated with the event still exists but hasn’t been updated since July 8th, although would be attendees continue to post of the wall in hopes of receiving answers.

Some ticket buyers have reached out to their personal financial institutions for refunds, but sadly most are out of luck between the $150 ticket price and travel costs. Kotaku had reached out to Timothy Carroll, another one of Mineorama’s event planners, to see if he could answer any questions about the “failed” convention. Carroll promptly said, “No comment” and hung up.

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