The excitement of TwitchCon
Twitch is a live-streaming platform where people worldwide can come together to enjoy entertainment from their favorite content creators. However, the excitement doesn’t start and end on the site itself.
where viewers and creators on the platform can come together
Twice a year, Twitch hosts TwitchCon, a streaming convention held in iconic locations worldwide, where viewers and creators on the platform can come together. It’s a fantastic opportunity for fans to meet their favorite streamers, attend performances and events, and experience esports competitions.
TwitchCon started in 2015, only being held in a single location. Historically, TwitchCon was hosted somewhere in California, but in 2019 Twitch added a European show due to demand.
In a February 16 blog post, Twitch announced the two locations for TwitchCon 2023: TwitchCon Europe in Paris, France July 8-9 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and TwitchCon North America in Las Vegas, Nevada October 20-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The news that TwitchCon will indeed take place in Las Vegas this year confirms previous rumors that Sin City would host the North American convention. Some, though, consider this move slightly ironic, given Twitch’s prior ban of gambling on their platform.
This will be the first time that TwitchCon will come to Paris. Last year, TwitchCon 2022 took place in Amsterdam and San Diego.
Convention-goers typically buy tickets before attending the event. At this time, tickets are not yet on sale for TwitchCon 2023.
Many attendees still book a hotel in advance, even if tickets have not been made available. Hotels can be booked through TwitchCon, with information including accommodations based on walking distance and traveler ratings. These hotel options through TwitchCon are usually discounted, though attendees can of course book via any method they would like.
Every year, TwitchCon hosts events, shows, and meet and greets for the attendees. Many streamers attend the convention, which gives fans the unique opportunity to meet their favorite creators face-to-face. Additionally, there are MeetUps onsite and countless community meeting areas.
panels, drag shows, and Twitch Rivals showdowns at TwitchCon this year
Though creators often account for a large number of TwitchCon attendees, it is open to the entire Twitch community. There are also panels, drag shows, and Twitch Rivals showdowns at TwitchCon this year.
There will likely be more entertainment surprises revealed, and as the event grows near, Twitch will release more information.