TwitchCon will take place September 27-29, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The Convention Center is located at 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. TwitchCon Europe 2020 dates and location will be announced soon.

Event at a glance

Backpacks are prohibited. Attendees are allowed to bring in one bag (not a backpack) with a maximum size of 12”W x 15”H x 6”D. If you choose to bring one, it is subject to search during entry.

Please leave backpacks, luggage, large bags and bulky clothing at your hotel or home. Backpacks acquired at the show are not eligible for re-entry; this includes Twitch-branded backpacks. There will be a bag check on-site for $5 per day (per bag) located in the Lobby of Hall D, but space is limited. We encourage all attendees to use the TwitchCon giveaway swag bag, or consider a small fanny pack or clear bag to expedite entry. 

Exhibitors will be allowed backpacks and small roller bags until 8:30am on event days through the Exhibitor entrance outside Hall B. All items are subject to search during the show.

We’ll be making announcements leading up to the big show, so keep up with the latest by signing up for our newsletter or following our official @TwitchCon Twitter account.

Pick up your badge in Hall E of the Convention Center during the following days and times:

  • Thurs, Sept 26 12pm-10pm (free gift with pickup!)
  • Fri, Sept 27 8:30am-6pm
  • Sat, Sept 28  8:30am-6pm
  • Sun, Sept 29 8:30am-3pm

We strongly recommend picking up your badge on Thursday before the show starts. If you do, we’ll reward you with a special gift! (while supplies last).

Remember, you must bring a valid, government issued, photo ID and ticket confirmation to claim your badge. 

  • All backpacks 
  • Bags larger than 12” x 15” x 6”
  • Food purchased from vendors outside the San Diego Convention Center
  • Any glass food or beverage containers
  • Incendiary devices (fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.)
  • Weapons (firearms, knives of any size, etc.)
  • Mace, pepper spray, and mustard spray 
  • Paper or pop-streamers
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia (marijuana and marijuana products, etc.)
  • Frisbees or inflated balls of any kind
  • Aerosol cans (hairspray, silly string, etc.)
  • Drones
  • Animals (except approved service animals)
  • Functional and 3D printed firearms (including airsoft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns, and pellet guns)
  • Realistic replica firearms (including reproduction, fake, or toy guns)
  • Functional projectile weapons (even toys)
  • Sharpened metal-bladed weapons (any type or size)
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs/bats, and nunchaku)
  • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass, and glass)
  • Whips
  • Full-face masks and full-face paint
  • Vuvuzelas, drums, bull horns, thundersticks, air horns, and whistles

Simply put, you can do a whole lot. Everything and everyone that makes Twitch, Twitch, will be represented over the course of the weekend. There will be sessions and workshops to help anyone improve their stream, esports showdowns, live shows, meet and greets with your favorite streamers, and much, much more.

Nope! TwitchCon is for the entire Twitch community. While there will be sessions and some content geared towards streamers, we have plenty planned for non-streamers as well. Fans, viewers, developers, and anyone who loves games will find lots to do at TwitchCon.

Many of them, yes! You’ll run into Twitch streamers at TwitchCon both around the show floor and at their meet and greet sessions, where you can get some face time and an autograph from your favorites.

Yes! We’ll have community meeting areas and MeetUps on-site. They’re perfect for hanging out with friends from chat or for ad-hoc streamer meet & greet. We promise they’re more comfortable than the floor.  

Developers are now fully integrated into TwitchCon, with a dedicated learning path and fun experiences specific to developers. As a result, there will not be a dedicated Developer Day. Developers will still learn how to build deeper integrations and interactive experiences on Twitch and connect with the creators and communities who use them.

Twitch is for everyone, and TwitchCon will represent that. The San Diego Convention Center is wheelchair accessible. If you require accommodations, please contact us via email to identify your needs at info@twitchcon.com. Please include the word Accessibility in the subject line. All requests should be received by September 1, 2019, in order to ensure the availability of services.

You need to bring a valid, government issued, photo ID so we can confirm your identity, as well as the ticket that was emailed to you when you purchased your badge. You can either print it or bring it as an image on your phone, as long as the QR code is scannable.

On-site vehicle parking is available at the underground garage located below the Convention Center. You can enter the convention parking garage on Harbor Drive between 1st Avenue and 5th Avenue. Parking is offered to TwitchCon attendees at a discounted rate of $20/day. More parking information can be found here.

Keeping the event safe for everyone is a top priority. To adhere to our strict safety guidelines, it will not be possible for anyone but you to pick up your badge.

We cannot offer refunds. For more information, see the Terms of Service on your ticket purchase receipt.

If your session is accepted, all participants will be given TwitchCon speaker badges (or a refund if you already purchased a badge) for access to the show. Please note that if your session is not selected we will not refund your ticket.

Tickets are non transferable. For more information, see the Terms of Service on your ticket purchase receipt.

Yes. We will be able to check your status on site and ensure you get the correct badge.

We have Twitch employees staffing the convention, so thanks for the offer, but not this time. We recommend enjoying the show while our staff plays support.

No worries. You can email info@twitchcon.com with a request to be removed. Be sure to include your full name and Twitch user ID.

Minors under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult at all times. If you’re a parent or guardian, it’s up to you to use your best judgement to decide whether your child would enjoy themselves in a mature content-oriented environment like TwitchCon. Children under the age of six will not require a badge. Strollers will be allowed on the expo hall floor.

Contact our registration vendor for assistance with activating your chat badge.  

We require any additional Partner/Affiliate tickets for shared channels to be granted to co-hosts/on-screen talent only. The deadline to request a ticket for a shared channel is September 18. People who assist a channel’s content creation from a behind-the-scenes basis, such as managers, editors, moderators, significant others, etc, do not count. Please reach out to our ticket vendor’s support team over at The Ticket Fairy with your ticket confirmation, channel name, full name, and email address.

Note: The Twitch Partnerships team will need to confirm this request. We cannot guarantee that the Community ticket will be upgraded.

Access this link: TwitchCon Tickets - Then please click the “Support” bubble in the corner.

You are also able to send them an email at: support@theticketfairy.com or by submitting a ticket here:TicketFairy Support

The TwitchCon Party is at Petco Park, which is a seven-minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center. Transportation will not be provided from the Convention Center to the Party. Learn more about the party here.

Will there be food at the party? 

Yes, there will be SoCal-themed food and drinks available for purchase from tons of local restaurants and breweries. 

Is there anything I can’t bring into the party? 

Please view Petco Park’s prohibited items list here.

What are you doing to keep the party safe? 

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all. Please take a moment to review the Code of Conduct. We will also be following the same safety and security measures in place at TwitchCon in the San Diego Convention Center.

Yes, but it must follow these rules.

IRL streaming is allowed everywhere at TwitchCon except for the Partner Lounge, Partner Party and private meeting rooms or areas. These locations serve as safe spots for partners, staff, and community members to interact and hold private conversations, and your respect of these areas is appreciated.

To record video, take photos, or for vlogging (which are allowed), please be considerate of others, get permission from those who may be included in your content, and stop filming if asked. Violation of this policy by Twitch users will be treated as a violation of our Community Guidelines.

Visit the Twitch Rivals FAQ for commonly asked questions and answers. 

Free Internet will be available throughout all lobbies and meeting room corridors. 

Instant Internet will be available in lobbies, meeting rooms and ballrooms for $12.95 per day. Connectivity speeds up to 768k up/down.