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Twitch announces TwitchCon, coming this fall


The big news which was being teased by Twitch this week has finally been revealed [and you'll have to do your own drumroll, I'm afraid, blame budget cuts]: It's the first-ever TwitchCon, and it's coming this September.

Revealed today on Twitch Weekly, TwitchCon will take place over September 25 and 26 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. No other information has been revealed at this point, but there's a website at, where you can sign up for updates or exhibitor info, and you can also follow along on Twitter @TwitchConSF.

“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 in a statement. “TwitchCon will be an opportunity for the entire community—broadcasters, game developers, viewers, and us—to play and learn together.”

The streaming site Twitch was originally founded in 2011, and was acquired by Amazon in 2014 for nearly $1 billion—and yes, that's billion. No Kappa.

As lead news writer during ‘merican hours, Andy covers the day-to-day events that keep PC gaming so interesting, exciting, and occasionally maddening. He’s fond of RPGs, FPSs, dungeons, Myst, and the glorious irony of his parents buying him a TRS-80 instead of an Atari so he wouldn't end up wasting his life on videogames.