Since Amazon purchased Twitch, they have found interesting ways to leverage their popularity. While YouTube is busy driving content creators away, Twitch is working hard to incentivize them to use their platform, and keeping fans engaged with their favorite content creators. It is no surprise, then, that Twitch announced an official convention, concisely named TwitchCon. The event will take place September 25-26, 2015 at Moscone West in San Francisco, a location well-known to the tech world, as the location of both Google I/O and Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference.
According to the company,
A celebration of all things Twitch, TwitchCon will be an interactive convention for broadcasters and viewers alike to meet each other, learn how to take your Twitch game to the next level, and play together.
Just a "Save the Date" for now, we'll have more information about tickets, schedules, where to stay, and all that good stuff in the weeks and months to come.
That sounds like a great extension of the idea of keeping fans and content creators engaged. So, what will the event include? Who knows. It possible that not even the team at Twitch know exactly what the event will be. The website offers email addresses for exhibitor and press contacts, which suggests that they will have some sort of dealer or vendor room and possibly on-site press coverage. The problem is that we have absolutely no idea what might be covered.
The idea, however, is likely to be somewhere in the PAX arena, with a heavier focus on actual gameplay. There are certainly plenty of opportunities to engage the e-sports world; possibly even hold some sort of e-sports tournament. Whatever it is, knowing the team at Twitch, it will be a place you will want to be.