TwitchCon 2016 strikes to San Diego
TwitchCon is heading south. Following the broadcasting service’s inaugural fan meetup/streaming workshop/Deadmau5 live performance at San Francisco’s Moscone Middle final yr, it is heading to San Diego and that metropolis’s conference middle for a second occasion with a good bit extra elbow room. The venue is not the one factor that is altering, nevertheless. TwitchCon 2016 may also happen a bit afterward the calendar and final a day longer — September thirtieth via October 2nd versus 2015’s September twenty fifth and twenty sixth.
Anticipating Amazon’s $970 million child to lease or fill the con middle’s some 2.6 million sq. ft (a la Comedian Con and its typical one hundred thirty,000 attendees) might be a little bit of a stretch, although. Twitch might simply lease one of many middle’s particular person, however nonetheless bigger-than-Moscone halls.
Over all the weekend final yr there have been 20,000 attendees, however, once I was there, Moscone West by no means felt precisely crowded when it comes to both exhibitors or attendees. In fact, individuals have been lined up across the block earlier than the doorways open the primary day. However after that I did not have to attend in line for various minutes anyplace else over the weekend. It was actually snug, pleasant and, extra importantly not exceptionally loud or noisy.
If there’s something to glean from this, it is that Twitch has a lot greater plans for this yr’s occasion.