MyGreatFest, the World’s First Jailbreak Convention, Starts Tomorrow – Here’s the Details

By , Sep 16, 2011

We originally told you about MyGreatFest, the world’s first jailbreak convention, earlier this year. We watched the convention progress from a dream to reality, with speakers like SaurikP0sixninja, and other great minds from the jailbreak community slated to give presentations.

MyGreatFest starts tomorrow in London, UK at The Old Truman Brewery. Some of you have already told us that you will be attending, but if you’re not going to be able to make it across the pond to attend in person, we’ve got good news: the convention will be streamed online for free!

The founder of MyGreatFest, Craig Fox (@flawlessfox), took the time to sit down with us and answer a few questions about the event:

Hey, Craig. Thanks for taking the time to talk with us.

Q: How are things going with MyGreatFest? You must be super busy.

Craig: Things are really heating up now as we get closer day by day. We are less than 24 hours away and people are arriving from all over the world (which is crazy to believe). I just hope we put on a good show for everyone attending.

Q: Could you elaborate on what’s going into the event? What does it take to pull something like this off?

Craig: Well, apart from the obvious, we have many talks from very prominent jailbreak devs in our community. We also have massive giveaways running throughout the day. We’ll have game tournaments and a few companies such as our sponsor www.Diabloskinz.com giving away their products and running games themselves.

Q: So, there are going to be several prominent jailbreak developers there. Interesting. Any surprise announcements we can look forward to?

Craig: I have been told quite a few things from the devs attending, especially from p0sixninja. So, I expect a few posts from you guys after the event about what’s announced. ;)

Q: What’s the best way for those interested to follow the conference as it happens? Will there be a livestream?

Craig: Our livestream will be available for free at www.MyGreatFest.net/Stream. iPhone and iPad users can download the official Livestream app for free in the App Store to watch the event that way.

Q: Thanks so much for taking the time to chat, Craig! Congrats on MyGrestFest! We look forward to the US event next year!

Craig: Thanks a lot for the opportunity to speak again iDB, and we hope to see you in 2012 for the USA event!

Lots of interesting things are planned for MyGreatFest tomorrow, and you can watch the event for free on the convention’s website. Attendees from the jailbreak community will be tweeting updates from the event as well, and we here at iDB will be watching closely.

Since iDownloadBlog is an official sponsor of MyGreatFest, expect plenty of event coverage right here on the site. We’re looking forward to Saurik, the creator of Cydia, and P0sixninja of the Chronic-Dev Team giving their presentations. Other prominent devs, like the creator of iFile, will also be speaking.

Follow @MyGreatFest on Twitter for instant updates about the convention. Craig is asking readers to tweet the #MyGreatFest hashtag on Twitter to get the event trending tomorrow during the livestream.

If you’re an iDB reader that’s attending MyGreatFest tomorrow, get in touch with us so that you can help be our eyes and ears. To take a tour of the venue, check this out.

The folks at MyGreatFest are planning to bring the convention stateside in 2012 for MyGreatFest USA in California. We’ll give you more details on that soon.

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  • Will

    I wanna go !

  • jared

    make a US tour. ill tag along

  • Rich

    Whats the name lf the app?

    • Painman

      Livestream. Once you’ve downloaded it do a search for mygreatfest and you will find their channel

  • ryan

    does anyone else think apple will send spies/disguised representitives to this thing to try to get info on how to stop jailbreaking?

    • Jared

      Maybe not to stop it exactly.. But just to get into things.. App/tweak Ideas…security vulnerabilities…you know

    • Pete

      They would be crazy to try to stop it completely and lose the enormous amount of inspiration for innovations… Just count how many jb tweaks “made it” into iOS 5:)
      Anyway, there is only one recipe to stop jb – write software with ZERO bugs, which is near impossible:)

      • ryan

        ya haha its amazing how much of ios5 is taken from the jb community. and true no bugs is damn near impossible

  • Pete

    Anyway, quite looking forward to MyGrwatFest, if nothing I’ll at least get myself an iRemoco heli at a special:)

  • Bil

    What time is the stream gonna be at?

    • Painman

      9am GMT +1

  • Chingiz

    what about canada ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOL!

  • http://neuronhub.com Hpwns

    More than 2 hrs since it started. Still no coverage. #FAIL