TwitchCon Is a Thing and It’s Happening in September
Twitch seems to be taking cues from YouTube and has decided that it needs a convention to celebrate its content creators just as YouTube has Playlist Live.
Twitch has formally announced TwitchCon, its first mass gathering that will celebrate not only Twitch's partners, but also its broadcasters and viewers. YouTube's Playlist Live event has been happening for a few years now and Twitch will be jumping on the bandwagon. It makes sense -- Twitch's broadcasters are creating almost as much video content as YouTube's creators are. Given Twitch's focus on gaming content, this seems like it will be a great event. Plus, it will give cosplayers another reason to dress up in scantily clad outfits, which is always a plus.
"Twitch broadcasters have the most passionate fans, so we want to create an amazing experience where they can come together in person," Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch explained. "TwitchCon will be an opportunity for the entire community -- broadcasters, game developers, viewers, and us -- to play and learn together."
Shear isn't wrong, either. There are so many broadcasters under so many different games, each with an extreme fanbase, that it will be interesting to see the kind of audience that TwitchCon gathers. We still have quite a while until TwitchCon actually happens since it will take place between Sept. 25 and 26 in San Francisco, but that just gives you more time to figure out your travel arrangements. You better start looking up hotels if you want to go.