Twitch recently announced that TwitchCon 2017 will run from October 20 – 22, and take place in Long Beach, California. This is a two-day event is jam-packed with fun and useful information for streamers!
In 2015, Twitch announced its first ever convention meant for streamers to network and learn about streaming on their platform. Launching their first convention in San Francisco, California, Twitch aimed to assist streamers with their businesses. However, while hosting in the city of its headquarters was convenient, it proved to be pricey. In 2016, TwitchCon moved to San Diego aiming for more accessibility to attendees.
According to the official Twitch Blog site, the 2016 convention hosted over 41,000 attendees, 2.2 million online viewers, and generated more than 160,000 tweets. Plus, features like Twitch Prime, custom chat badges, and Twitch clips were released. Between the useful panel information regarding streaming, and the exciting location changes, the convention was worthwhile.
A user by the Twitter handle “TheGunrun” leaked the location and dates on January 10th. This year, the host venue is the Long Beach Convention Center, located in Long Beach, California. The city has a lot to offer with a wide variety of restaurants close by. Attendees will be able to experience the balmy city in their down time. People can expect amazing panels, meeting streaming celebrities, and of course, the fabled invite-only Twitch after party!