Those waiting for TwitchCon should find it easier to resist as Twitch released the first information about this year’s event, including its location.
Twitch is a video platform owned by Twitch Interactive. It is specialized at houses live streaming videos. Twitch Interactive is the subsidiary of a bigger company, namely Amazon.com, Inc.
Twitch was first released back in October 2011. It was quick to become one of the most accessed websites in the United States. By 2013, it already had around 45 million unique users. As of 2015, the platform hosts over 1.5 million broadcasters. It also has about 100 million visitors a month.
Back in 2015, the website organized its own convention. The very first TwitchCon was held in San Francisco, California. It spanned over just 2 days, 25 and 26 September. A reported number of 20,000 people were said to have attended.
Last year, in February, Twitch announced a second edition. This took place in San Diego. As the con grew, it also expanded. Its run was changed to 3 days. It was held in between September 30 – October 2. Interested parties can still find its program on the official website.
This could offer an idea and raise the interest for the 2017 edition. TwitchCon was announced earlier than possibly expected. However, one of the most important facts was already revealed.
TwithCon 2017 will be taking place in October. More exactly, in between October 20 – 22. It will be held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. This is located in Long Beach, California.
The place was reportedly chosen for some of its assets. These include an “impressive” arena and main theater. The current location will also be coming with accommodation and transportation advantages.
A 10-blocks radius around the Center hosts about 150 restaurants. Numerous hotels will also be more easily available. As will transportation means. Three airports can be found in the nearby area.
TwitchCon will also assist with the accommodation. Its organizers have negotiated convention discounts. As such, they secured a number of hotel rooms. The reduced-rate rooms will be near the convention. But they will also be limited. These will be booked on a first come, first served basis.
Because of this, Twitch advises attendants to go for an early booking. Through it, they will have more options available. They can choose the best price and selection. These can be accessed through the online booking system offered by Twitch.
Reservation can also be made through the OnPeak website. Current offers include 6 discount rate hotels. The Hilton, the Hyatt Regency, and the Courtyard Downtown are amongst them. Prices for such room vary. They range from a $189 to a $229 price per night.
As it is still early, these are just the first details. TwitchCon will still have to release additional information. Ticket sales and new event features will have to be announced. As will an initial programming schedule. Over the next months, Twitch is also expected to release a call-for-content request.
Krystal Herring did mention a few facts. She is the new event director. According to Herring, TwitchCon 2017 will have a broader, newer content scope.
Herring also pointed out that this year, even people that cannot attend directly will be able to participate. This will be achievable through an upcoming mobile app. And also thanks to an IRL vlogging category.
TwitchCon 2017 immediate updates can be received via email. Users will only have to sign up their address. Those wishing to attend as exhibitors are also encouraged to contact Twitch.
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