Earlier this year, popular game streaming channel Twitch announced that it would be holding its very first convention, TwitchCon, in San Francisco on September 25 and 26 at the Moscone Convention Center. Today, the company revealed more details in terms of what attendees can expect from the show, as well as how they can get tickets.
Although full panels haven’t been revealed yet, there will be a number of panel rooms, where those interested in learning more about the art of game streaming can do so, straight from the experts. The show will feature a number of Twitch personalities that will be in attendance, including popular names like itmeJP, OMGitsFirefoxx, PokerStaples, Nightblue3, Towelliee and a number of others, including more to be announced.
TwitchCon will also be the hope to many “interactive events” with top Twitch partners, including the ability to stream alongside them in Broadcast Pods, playing games with them in a Gaming Lab, learning more from an interactive knowledge center, and mingling with them in meet and greet autograph sessions. In addition, live channels will be broadcast on the show floor throughout the event. Further partner announcements and events will be detailed over on the official TwitchCon website.
On top of that, Twitch has also revealed when tickets for the event will go on sale. Interested parties can start buying them on April 10 at 2 p.m. PDT over on the TwitchCon site, and pricing is as follows:
Individual one day passes will be different, with the Friday pass going for $50 and the Saturday pass going for $60. Those interested in a two-day pass will be able to save, paying only $85. Those who prefer “early bird” deals can pick up the passes for a $5-$10 discount, depending on which type of pass is preferred.
In addition, a huge after-party featuring various Twitch talents will also take place on September 25th, with admission costing $25. A location and theme haven’t been revealed yet, but it’s likely to be a big place that houses hundreds of people.
Even though this is the first year for the TwitchCon event, it’s drumming up a great deal of attention, and should be a big hit for hardcore “streamers” and newcomers alike. And attendees are sure to learn a thing or two about playing games online as well.