Twitch gets its own convention, TwitchCon 2015 to be held in San Francisco
Joining the ranks of Comic-con, PAX, NYCC and other events, Twitch is branding a new convention of its own. The popular game-streaming community announced the first details for TwitchCon 2015, the company’s first ever convention dedicated to Twitch’s community of partners, broadcasters, and viewers.
TwitchCon is currently scheduled to be held on September 25 through the 26th of this year, the event will be held in Moscone West, San Francisco, California. Created as a celebration of all things Twitch, the convention will attract members of the Twitch community from all over the globe. Attendees will have the chance to mingle with each other and their favorite broadcasters, experience live content from the convention center, and learn from the community’s thought-leaders. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.5 million broadcasters.
Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. In February 2014, Twitch was ranked the 4th largest website in terms of peak internet traffic in the U.S.
“Twitch broadcasters have the most passionate fans, so we want to create an amazing experience where they can come together in person,” said Emmett Shear, CEO, Twitch. “TwitchCon will be an opportunity for the entire community – broadcasters, game developers, viewers, and us – to play and learn together.”
The event is being co-produced by Twitch and ReedPOP, the largest producer of pop culture events in the world. According to the company, more details about TwitchCon will be revealed over the coming months including an initial schedule and a call for content. For updates, please visit the TwitchCon homepage and Twitter feed.