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Twitch announces TwitchCon, coming this fall

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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 TwitchCon.com, 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.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.