Category Archives: Real-Life Events

Get your 2017 Server Passes here!

You are just one click away from securing one of those server & party passes… ‚ā¨5. Server opens at 3 p.m. on Wednesday 20 September.¬†Check details at the bottom of this page before booking, please.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/skerries-soundwaves-minecraft-2017-tickets-37430542761?ref=ewebPowered by Eventbrite

 

Soundwaves Minecraft 2017 Wed 20 Sep 3 pm to Sat 23 Sep. Party on Sunday!

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Do you have Minecraft for PC or Mac? Then join us online for the 5th Soundwaves Minecraft Project!

Includes Wrap Party in the Little Theatre on Sunday 24 September, 4.30 to 5.30 p.m.
-Must have Minecraft for the PC or Mac (Java Edition, the following do¬†not¬†work: Windows 10 Edition*, or Tablet or XBox or Playstation edition) –

You will receive an email with instructions how to join.

The server will open on Wed 20 Sep, 3 p.m. and will be open for creative, constructive play from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. (that’s right, 5 hours every day), on Wed 20 September, Thurs 21 September, Fri 22 September and then from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday 23 September. (YAY! 7 hours!) The judges will be busy that night… it takes a good while to make right decisions.

There will be two competitions, Skerries and Fantasy, with three age groups each. And three prizes in each age group (less if we don’t have that many entries)… for each category!

Minecraft Wrap Party on Sun 24 September, 4.30 to 5.30 p.m., Room 1 (in The Old School, same building as, but other side from the Little Theatre), included in the server price. This party is only for those who have a Server Pass. (Limited space in Room 1 means we have to do it this way.)

Let’s get Skerries crafting!

PS: You can only purchase one ticket at a time as we need a separate Minecraft User Name for each pass. Thanks!

*Yes, you can access the server from a Windows 10 computer – as long as you are using the Minecraft for the PC aka Minecraft Java Edition.

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We’ll be back!

Soundwaves Minecraft 2017 Wed 20 Sep 3 pm to Sat 23 Sep. Party on Sunday!

For the sixth year running, there will be a Soundwaves Minecraft project – and Ciar√°n, Sabine & Mat have every intention of making it the most epic yet!

Launching Wed 20 September, 3 p.m.

Tickets (limited to 100) will be on sale online, on Eventbrite only, from a week before, i.e. Wed 13 Sep. Here is the Eventbrite link: soundwavesminecraft2017.eventbrite.ie

The server will be open daily from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. (that’s right, 5 hours every day), on Wed 20 September, Thurs 21 September, Fri 22 September and then from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday 23 September. (YAY! 7 hours!)¬†The judges will be busy that night… it takes a good while to make right decisions.

There will be two competitions, Skerries and Fantasy, with three age groups each. And three prizes in each age group (less if we don’t have that many entries)… for each category!¬†Quick, how many prizes is that in total….???

On Sun 24 September, we’ll have the famous wrap up party, and the prize giving.¬†Probably from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m., and¬†probably in Room 1 of the Old School (you know, the other big room, not the Little Theatre.)

Let’s get everybody together and show off our building skills!

The rules will be updated soon, and the sign-up will open on Wed 13 September, a week before we start!

 

2016 Results & Pics from our Party!

Well done to everyone who was on the server. We had a tough job finding winners for the competition… but here they are!¬†The server is open for another week. We have saved the world as it was. We may not be able to be online much, but you can be if you wish!

If you won but couldn’t make it to the party,¬†don’t worry, Sabine has your certificate (and prize)!¬†

And a big Thank You to our sponsors: Blue Bar, Storm in a Teacup, The Bubble Room, and Skerries News.  Your support was much appreciated!

The list of winners is just below this selection of server pictures. As well as a link to the world ready for you to download.

build player class  category points
Junior Art (2 entries)
statue BayernRu 3rd Art Jr 1st Prize ‚ā¨15 voucher for Storm in a Teacup
Senior Art (3 entries)
Papyrus Cookie6784 6th Class Art Sr 1st Prize ‚ā¨15 voucher for Storm in a Teacup
Skerries Junior (2 entries)
Rockbill 123danamal and UltanDestroyer 3rd Skerries Jr 1st Prize ‚ā¨10 voucher sponsored by Storm in a Teacup & Skerries mug sponsored by Skerries News
Skerries Senior (4 entries, 2 prizes)
TheWindmill the_lord_89 5th Class Skerries Sr 1st Prize ‚ā¨10 voucher sponsored by Storm in a Teacup & Skerries mug sponsored by Skerries News
Rockabill_Lighthouse Lord3P1K 5th Class Skerries Sr 2nd prize ‚ā¨10 voucher sponsored by Storm in a Teacup
Fantasy Junior (10 entries, 3 prizes)
Colosseum AwesomeDog2007 3rd Fantasy Jr 1st Prize ‚ā¨25 voucher sponsored by Blue Bar
CastleOnTheCloud: epic_olaf64 4th Class Fantasy Jr 2nd prize ‚ā¨10 voucher sponsored by The Bubble Room
temple SamuelP2007 3rd Class Fantasy Jr 3rd prize ‚ā¨5 voucher sponsored by Storm in a Teacup
Fantasy Senior (10 entries, 3 prizes)
ElvenFort CILLIAN676 6th Class Fantasy Sr 1st Prize ‚ā¨25 voucher sponsored by Blue Bar
BigCow1: BicoloredCow1 5th Fantasy Sr 2nd prize ‚ā¨10 voucher sponsored by The Bubble Room
SeaSpire MooMoo237 6th Class Fantasy Sr 3rd prize ‚ā¨5 voucher sponsored by Storm in a Teacup

And then there was the build-off on the day!

The prizes were all kindly sponsored by Breege, who set up her stall once more with Minecraft and other things. Thank you so much, Breege!

1st prize: Cartmaster

2nd prize: TheSweeney20

3rd prize: 123Danamal

Oh, yes, your link to the world:

https://mega.nz/#!pp1jkD5R!DLArH3Ig0yfBAt0yGsu1loDD0nmhPfOJw_0Wtdlyk50

Download it and unzip it, put it into your Minecraft folder on your PC and off you go!

Also, a few pictures from today’s party. PAAAAHHHTAAAAY!

 

The 2013 video and a few pictures

Mat has done another great job documenting the 2013 project creations and putting them into a video. We also have a few pictures. The world is being prepared for sharing, and will appear over the next couple of days – keep your eyes peeled! We’ll email all the project participants when the world is up. We had fun online – see you all again next year, I hope!

The winners are…

Redstone:

3rd prize went to Hipcrafter by Hipcrafter.
Liam says: I liked the track, it’s quite creative… and it ended dumping us into the sea, which we all need every once in a while!

2nd prize went to BenK05 for his Fireworks Factory:

Liam says: Very colourful; I liked how it set off more than one dispenser, with just one switch. Good use of redstone.

1st prize went to slippykicky for CowTour

Liam says: I really liked the CowTour and its ingenious and educational use of redstone.

Skerries

3rd prize:The Summer House by legend_of_spud.
Liam says:¬† It’s a hole little compound, there is great attention to detail, fire in the fire place etc.

2nd prize: Pharmacy by Piggyman 35
Liam says
: I loved how the dispensers were dispensing potions, like in a real pharmacy.

1st prize:
Skerries Mills by Invalid_Block
Liam says
: Little details of things set this one apart. I really liked the haystacks and the details out front; when you stepped inside, from the outside it looked really nice, and inside it looked like a mill with ovens, bread etc – they put some thought into it

Fantasy Category

We actually have three third prizes – even that way it was very very difficult, many other creations were absolutely fantastic.

Third prizes:
HIPPYHUNTER01        sprucegoose РLiam: Great visual impact. Lovely ship.

Garth_Mayder     Minecraft_Museum РLiam says: . Liked the story it tells, and the history he invented around it.

G_murph2002     underground_treehouse РLiam: I liked how she used the leaves of the tree to make it look like a building

Second prize: The Warlocks Tower by CILLIAN676
Liam says: You go in and you really feel that you’re walking into the tower of a warlock. You were stepping into a fantasy game, every level had another theme. Really well done.

First prize: Twin Dragons by Microman10
Liam says: I really liked how the dragons are crawling up the side, and their spitting fire is an added bonus. Very well thought out. A definite winner.

Pictures of the winning entries and from the Lego & Minecraft Exhibition will follow.

Well done everyone, and it was great that so many made it to the Community Centre – thanks for showing up and being at the exhibition today!

Getting ready for Lego & Minecraft Exhibition

This afternoon, we will once again take part in the Lego & Minecraft Exhibition of the Skerries Soundwaves Festival.

We’re hoping to put together a mini Minecraft exhibition, and the more Minecraft things of all sorts people bring in, the better – so have a look at home what you could bring!

Some of our competitors can’t make it this afternoon – don’t worry, if you should win, we’ll let you know, and you’ll be able to pick up your prize at another time. However, if you can be there at half past four, that’d be great – or even if someone could go there for you!

Our judge, Liam O’Donnell aka Praxismaxis, spent four and a half hours online with the administrators yesterday. That was a great experience for us, him sitting in his house in Toronto, we sitting in different places in Skerries, all connecting over the internet, talking to each other via microphones and headphones, and walking around the virtual Skerries world.

Calling all players: Come to our stall and sign our 2013 poster – get a 2013 magnet in exchange (available at the exhibition only).

The competition winners will be announced at 4.30 p.m.

Here are some pictures from the judging!

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Competition Entries

Is your entry in the list? If not, but you think it should, please send us an email – and don’t worry, we’ll find it and sort the entry out for you!

We have the following entries for our competition (in alphabetical order, all categories mixed):

BlueBar
boshkobobs_mansion
CowTour
Creeper
endcashins
EpicBen
fight_club 

fireworkfactory
ham
hightower 

Hipcrafter
Home 

Hotel
LightMill  

llama
maner

Minecraft_Museum
modern_mansion
Observatory
Pharmacy 
Skerries_Mannor 
Skerries_Mills
SkerriesSkyScraper

skerriessoundwaves 
sprucegoose1 & sprucegoose2
summer_home 

The_Glassiest_House
thenewhome
TheRedBank 

tower
TreeHouse 
Twin_Dragons 
underground_treehouse
WarlocksTower

The server is now closed.

Be at the Lego & Minecraft Exhibition on Sunday 22, 3 to 5 pm – winners will be announced at 4.30 and everyone who enters the competition will receive an official magnet (for free)!