TwitchCon returns for second year with bigger venue and extra day

TwitchCon 2016

Last year, Amazon’s purple streaming darling launched its first expo that attracted somewhere in the region of 20,000 attendees. Today, Twitch announced TwitchCon 2016, which will run for three days between September and October, and will move from San Francisco to San Diego.

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Details are thin on the ground for the time being, but it seems Twitch has bigger plans for this year’s convention. The San Diego Convention Centre, you see, is quite a bit bigger than San Fran’s Moscone Centre, where last year’s expo was held. For context, the former hosts Comic Con each year, which Wikipedia reliably informs me welcomed 167,000 event goers in 2015.

Given how well Twitch fared over the course of the last year, such upscaling is probably not that much of a surprise.

“Today we’re excited to announce the dates and location for TwitchCon 2016, the premier celebration of the culture and community of Twitch’s gaming and creative broadcasters, partners, developers, and viewers,” says a statement on the Twitch website. “TwitchCon isn’t just another convention, it’s everything you love about Twitch, but in real life 3D Smell-O-Vision.”

A very brief Q&A follows, which will be added to “in the coming weeks and months”:

  • Q. All the questions! (tickets, call for content, who will be there, what should I wear, where are the best tacos in SD, why is this writer so awesome, etc.)
  • A. We’ll have more to announce in the coming weeks and months. To stay on top of all the announcements, follow us on Twitter and sign up for email updates on our website.

TwitchCon 2016 will be held in the San Diego Convention Centre from September 30 to October 2.