The largest convention for the Twitch community, TwitchCon, is back this year. Come late September fans and gamers alike will be able to participate and watch the online giant’s now second annual Con.
This time around, the convention will be headed slightly south of the inaugural location. San Diego will host and the event will now be spread across three days of online and gaming action.
Announcing TwitchCon 2016! Sept 30 – Oct 2. In sunny San Diego, CA.
— TwitchCon 2016 (@TwitchCon) February 18, 2016
With little information available just yet, the move to San Diego, the increase to three days, and the fact that it is now an annual event must mean they did something right the first time around.
TwitchCon 2015 was attended by more than 20,000 people and this year’s TwitchCon is sure to be even bigger. It’ll be held at the San Diego Convention Centre, the very same place as Comic-Con. In an interview with Polygon, Twitch’s Director of Global Events, Amy Brady had this to say about the Twitch community and organizers:
…has outgrown our booths at other conventions… We wanted to explore other locations, yet still remain close enough to our home base of San Francisco given all of the staff that will be attending the event.
Does the new announcement have you excited? Any fond memories of TwitchCon 2015? Let us know!
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