Off the back of last year’s first ever TwitchCon, Twitch has confirmed that the event is back for a second time this year, to be held in San Diego.
The event has moved from last year’s venue in San Francisco because the company wants to try out different locations, says Twitch’s director of global events, Amy Brady.
“We wanted to explore other locations, yet still remain close enough to our home base of San Francisco given all of the staff that will be attending the event. [San Diego] has a lot of experience dealing with large fan-driven conventions.”
And who can blame them? San Diego’s definitely no stranger to hosting huge, fan-oriented events, having been the home for Comic-Con International for over 40 years. However, Brady’s not ready to say whether the new location is to become the permanent home of the event, saying, “We plan TwitchCon one year at a time, so you never know.”
TwitchCon will, however, be an annual event fore the foreseeable future, a move which Brady says is down to the community becoming far too big to be accommodated by booths at other events.
TwitchCon 2016 kicks off on September 30 and runs for three days instead of two, ending on October 2. Tickets to attend aren’t available just yet, but Twitch’s official website says to keep a close eye on their Twitter page for updates on when they’ll go on sale.