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TwitchCon 2016 goes live in San Diego this September

The most popular faces, duos and streamers will be heading to San Diego this year to help celebrate TwitchCon. Amazon’s popular streaming-service Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, announced the official dates for TwitchCon 2016 this morning.

With a new date and location, this marks the return of the premier convention dedicated to the culture and community of Twitch’s gaming and creative broadcasters, partners, developers, and viewers. TwitchCon 2016 will take place September 30 through October 2, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

This follows the event’s successful inaugural showing in September 2015 where 20,000 attendees descended upon San Francisco’s Moscone Center. TwitchCon 2016 will once again provide an opportunity for Twitch’s community of broadcasters, viewers, and developers to network, participate in live events, learn from platform and games industry experts, and do face-to-face what Twitch fans do best: interact, play games and create together.

“Our amazing and passionate community of broadcasters, developers and fans made the first TwitchCon a massive success,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch. “This year, we will be expanding our footprint and building all new experiences to ensure TwitchCon 2016 is even more compelling.”

More details about TwitchCon 2016 will be revealed in the coming months, including an initial schedule and call-for-content. For TwitchCon-specific updates, visit the TwitchCon homepage to sign up for the newsletter and Twitter feed.

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