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Gaming, video streaming unite as TwitchCon returns to San Diego

Posted: 11:49 AM, Feb 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-04 21:13:57Z
Doritos Bowl At TwitchCon 2018

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Thousands from the gaming and esports streaming community are expected to call San Diego home for three days this fall.

TwitchCon returns to San Diego on Sept. 27-29 at the San Diego Convention Center, bringing together some of the most popular video streamers and the community for panels, parties, and more.

Ticket sales have yet to be announced, but are expected to go on sale in the summer.

Twitch has become a massive online platform for videos and community gaming. Millions of subscribers tune in daily to watch streams of their favorite personalities and games.

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For those who stream video games, anime, music, and art it's a chance to learn more about the streaming business and how to improve their brand.

For the fans, a unique chance to meet the creators they follow, collect exclusive gear, and play some of the latest video games.

For all who attend, it's a massive party with esports competitions, meet-and-greets, and live entertainment — no stranger for San Diego with Comic-Con an annual celebration for the gaming and pop culture community.

The last time the convention came to San Diego was in 2016. Attendees enjoyed more than 70 panels and electronic dance artist Darude performing at Petco Park as part of the convention.

Twitch has yet to announce 2019's panels and events.