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TwitchCon Returns in Late October With a New Venue

The next TwitchCon heads to Long Beach, California!

News by Mike Williams, .

Twitch has announced that the third annual TwitchCon is coming in 2017! The event will now take place on October 20-22 in the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA. This marks the third location for TwitchCon, leaving behind the San Francisco location of TwitchCon 2015 and the San Diego location of last year's event.

Krystal Herring, who was previously the Twitch marketing events manager tasked with handling past TwitchCon operations, has been named the director for the event.

"It was through the passion of our creators, exhibitors, and fans that TwitchCon doubled in size in its first two years," said Herring. "Our goal this year is to continue celebrating all things Twitch, including the newer broader scope of content on our platform. With our IRL category for vlogging and our upcoming mobile streaming app, even people who can't attend will be able to connect with their favorite broadcasters and friends who can."

Like PAX, Twitch has negotiated with local hotels for reduced-rate hotel rooms near the convention center. Potential attendees can access these discounts through Twitch's online booking system at the official TwitchCon homepage.

Last year's TwitchCon had more than 35,000 attendees, with panels and live events based around Twitch's core gaming categories. This year, the event will expand to include the new streaming categories, including art and cooking.

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  • Avatar for CK20XX #1 CK20XX 4 months ago
    First they were Justin.tv, then they narrowed their focus and became Twitch.tv, and now things have come full circle as they've expanded their focus again. It's kinda maddening for us who have watched this whole thing play out from the start.

    I have so many problems with Twitch breaking in various ways that it hardly seems like a top streaming service, much less one that deserves its own convention. I'd rather see a general streaming convention that helps highlight many of the more stable, robust services out there.
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