By Steven Doan
TwitchCon is an annual gathering of many widely known gamers and fans who use the popular streaming website called, “Twitch”, to stream and watch streams. The 2018 TwitchCon was hosted on October 26-28 and lasted throughout the entire days. There was an abundance of people who anticipated attending this convention.
It is a celebration for the Twitch community to come together and interact with each other. Therefore, this event was fairly large and crowded. With events like these, there are expectations for both streamers and fans, leading to mixed reactions.
Fellow senior Brian Ma, enthusiastically shares, “I was walking with my friends and it was hella crowded! The lines and everything dude. But yeah, it was fun and I got to meet some streamers - only a few though.”
Since many people use Twitch as an entertainment platform to watch their favorite streamers, meeting them would be a “dream come true”. As Brian stated, TwitchCon was extremely crowded. The lines even expanded onto the streets as well.
Junior Francis Hoang, says, “ I didn’t see much error other than the meet and greets being a bit unorganized and over crowded. I would’ve participated more in events and talked to more in the events and talked to more famous people or streamers.”
Based on the students’ feedback, TwitchCon was a success for everyone. However, it could have been better in some areas such as overcrowded meet and greets. Francis continues, “It passed my expectations because it was my first ever convention and I had a great time.”