WOW! Who was watching for that announcement yesterday?
Prior to the announcement I was getting the next video blog ready, and then I saw it….and realized there is no way I can post something while we’re all finding out about something else so amazing! For those of you who haven’t heard yet (people still living under a rock), Twitch announced that they are having a TwitchCon in September of this year. This is their Official Press Release:
Twitch Announces TwitchCon 2015
First official Twitch community convention comes to Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA on September 25-26
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 20, 2015 – Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, today announced TwitchCon 2015, the company’s first ever convention dedicated to Twitch’s community of partners, broadcasters, and viewers.
- What: TwitchCon
- When: September 25-26, 2015
- Where: Moscone West, San Francisco, CA
Created as a celebration of all things Twitch, 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 broadcasters have the most passionate fans, so we want to create an amazing experience where they can come together in person,” said Emmett Shear, CEO, Twitch. “TwitchCon will be an opportunity for the entire community – broadcasters, game developers, viewers, and us – to play and learn together.”
The event is being co-produced by Twitch and ReedPOP, the largest producer of pop culture events in the world.
More details about TwitchCon will be revealed over the coming months including an initial schedule and a call for content. For updates, please visit the TwitchCon homepage and subscribe to the official Twitch Twitter feed.
Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.5 million broadcasters. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. In February 2014, Twitch was ranked the 4th largest website in terms of peak internet traffic in the U.S., fortifying the brand as an entertainment industry leader and the epicenter of social video for gamers. For more information visit the Twitch website and the blog.
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions that is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime & East, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013, ReedPOP added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
So my question to you is, who’s HYPED!? I know I am. This is a perfect opportunity for you to create a goal for yourself, earn the money streaming, and use it to get there and get in on the action! It’s going to be amazing, and I hope to meet you all there!
And heck, if you really are going and would like to meet/plan something in advance, let me know via email or in the comment section below!