Twitch Announces Twitchcon, Coming to San Francisco This Year

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The social-video platform announced their inaugural Twitchcon on a live stream on Feb. 20.

Exciting news for video game lovers: Twitch announced that they will be having their first ever Twitchcon in San Francisco on Sept. 25 and 26 of this year. 

"Created as a celebration of all things Twitch," the official statement said, "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."

Twitch is a live-streaming and social-video platform owned by Amazon.com, Inc. The electronic commerce giant acquired Twitch for $970 million in cash last year, despite talk that Google would buy the platform. According to Twitch, the website attracts more than 45 million users each month.

While djWHEATSoma, FishStix and Atrioc didn't reveal much information about the event on their Twitch Weekly show, they did mention that it will be held at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco's Financial District. 

"It's to celebrate what you are, what we are and the things we do," they said. 

Information on tickets, admission and scheduling will come soon, but Twitch urges those interested to go on www.twitchcon.com and sign up for important updates.  

In the minutes leading up to the announcement, the Twitch Weekly staff teased fans with a fake announcement, saying people can now purchase purple Twitch hoodies on Amazon for $34.99 and then followed up with the real news.

In their weekly roundup, they also announced that D1 and Crimson Blur will be joining the Twitch team as Smash Bros. reps, and that the Twitch Movie Night will conclude with Super Game Jam, a documentary about people creating video games in one weekend.

 

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