TwitchCon

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TwitchCon
TwitchCon 2016.jpg
TwitchCon 2016 in San Diego
Status Active
Genre Video games
Venue Varies
Location(s) Varies
Country United States
Inaugurated September 25, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-09-25)
Most recent October 22, 2017; 9 months ago (2017-10-22)
Attendance 50,000 (2017)
Organized by Twitch Interactive
Website www.twitchcon.com

TwitchCon is a convention for the live streaming video platform Twitch.tv devoted to Twitch and the culture of video game streaming. The first convention was held in 2015.[1]

Events by year[edit]

2015[edit]

The inaugural TwitchCon was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from September 25–26, 2015. It featured a keynote by CEO Emmett Shear, as well as an afterparty featuring Finnish electronic musician Darude. All of the convention's panels were streamed live on Twitch.[1] At least 20,000 attended the inaugural event.[2]

2016[edit]

On February 18, 2016, Twitch announced that TwitchCon 2016 will expand to a three-day event from September 30 – October 2, 2016 and would move venue to the San Diego Convention Center.[2] 35,000 people attended that year's event.[3]

2017[edit]

TwitchCon 2017 was held at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center from October 20–22, 2017.[4] 50,000 people attended that year's event.[5]

2018[edit]

On February 28, 2018, Twitch announced that TwitchCon 2018 would be held at the San Jose Convention Center from October 26–28, 2018 in San Jose.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TwitchCon 2015: What it is, and what to watch". Polygon. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Sarkar, Samit (February 18, 2016). "TwitchCon 2016 announced, coming to San Diego this September". Polygon. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ Freitas, Evan (October 12, 2016). "That's a wrap on TwitchCon 2016!". Twitch.tv. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ Sarkar, Samit (January 10, 2017). "TwitchCon 2017 announced for late October". Polygon. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ Grady, Angel (October 23, 2017). "Twitch Welcomed Gamers at TwitchCon 2017". OC Weekly. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ Lumb, David (February 28, 2018). "TwitchCon returns to the Bay Area on October 26th". Engadget. Retrieved February 28, 2018. 

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