Twitch wants your ideas for TwitchCon 2016

The streaming service is putting a greater emphasis on its Creative side for this year's show.

Timothy J. Seppala, Engadget

Twitch tipped its hand a bit when it announced that its community meet-up/education expo TwitchCon 2016 would be moving to the roomier climes of the San Diego Convention Center. Now live-streaming behemoth is ready to reveal why it needed all that extra space: The plan is for more of everything. Namely, panels. In the past few months, Twitch Creative has blown up, expanding beyond Deadmau5 making beats and into streaming classic episodes of Bob Ross' painting series and Julia Child's cooking shows. TwitchCon 2016 will reflect that by offering special spaces for the Creative community to interact with each other and even do some arts and crafts.

There will also be an area dubbed the Music Garden for Twitch artists can show off their wares along with special guest DJ appearances. Speaking of music, the company says that there will be another end-of-show after party featuring a surprise performer. Last year it was Deadmau5 and Darude, this year? That's anyone's guess at this point.

To fill the SDCC, Twitch is soliciting ideas from the community for workshops, panels and presentations. The deadline for your idea is May 8th, so strap on that thinking cap sooner rather than later.

A handful of partnered broadcasters that'll be in attendance has been unveiled as well with UFC champ Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson and Sonja "OMGitsfirefoxx" Reid among those scheduled to appear. The first round of tickets will go on sale sometime in April and this year's show runs three days, from September 30th to October 2nd.