Twitch Announces Plans For Its Own Convention

First-ever TwitchCon coming to San Francisco this September.

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Today during a livestream presentation, video streaming site Twitch announced that it will hold its own convention later this year called TwitchCon. The event will take place September 25-26 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. This is the same venue that hosts the Game Developers Conference.

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Details regarding ticket sales and panel submissions, as well as an official schedule and more, will be shared later.

TwitchCon aims to be a "celebration of all things Twitch." Attendees can mingle with each other and popular broadcasters. Meanwhile, there will be live content on display as well as presentations from top people in the field of video streaming.

"Twitch broadcasters have the most passionate fans, so we want to create an amazing experience where they can come together in person," Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said. "TwitchCon will be an opportunity for the entire community--broadcasters, game developers, viewers, and us--to play and learn together."

Twitch has also launched a dedicated TwitchCon website and Twitter account.

Are you interested in attending the first-ever TwitchCon this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Other gamer-focused conventions include MineCon (Minecraft) and BlizzCon (Blizzard Entertainment), ParadoxCon (Paradox Interactive), QuakeCon (Bethesda), PAX, and others.

TwitchCon will be organized by ReedPop, the group that also puts together big-name shows such as PAX and New York Comic-Con, among others.

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