Sep 27, 2022

TwitchCon: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

TwitchCon San Diego is right around the proverbial corner. Everything you need to know about bags, badges, building your event schedule, where to park your car, safety, health, and more is right down below.

Venue Details

TwitchCon will take place at the San Diego Convention Center at 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Parking information can be found here.

Health Measures 

All attendees (including exhibitors, guests, staff, streamers, etc.) must verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to attend TwitchCon. Regardless of vaccination status, all attendees will also be required to wear approved face coverings to enter and remain at TwitchCon.

Vaccination or negative COVID-19 verification will take place at Bayfront Park before you enter TwitchCon. You cannot pick up your TwitchCon badge until you have been verified and received the Health (COVID-19) verification wristband. All attendees (including exhibitors, guests, staff, streamers, etc.) must wear their Health (COVID-19) verification wristband at all times while at TwitchCon and the official TwitchCon party.

Please see our most up-to-date Health Measures guidelines and how to pick up your Health (COVID-19) verification wristband here.

Meet & Greets

In order to ensure their comfort, Meet & Greet streamers have been given the option to dictate their own safety protocols. This includes handshakes, hugs, and receiving gifts. Once attendees reach the front of the queue, event staff will clarify what the streamer has chosen for their own health and safety measures.

Attendees are required to wear their mask while queuing and during photographs. Please respect directions from staff and security in the Meet & Greet area.

Badge Pick-Up: 

We strongly recommend picking up your badge on Thursday before the show starts. The first 10,000 folks who pick up their badge will be able to claim a special luggage tag.  A government-issued photo ID must be presented to receive a badge.

Here are the time slots you can collect your badge:

  • Thursday, October 6 from 12:00 - 8:00 PM PDT
  • Friday, October 7 from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM PDT
  • Saturday, October 8 from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM PDT
  • Sunday, October 9 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Badge Policy

Always wear your badge in a visible place. Security will ask you to show your badge, so please be prepared to do so. You’ll also need it to attend any official TwitchCon event, including all events at the SDCC and the TwitchCon Party.

  • Badges are non-transferable and are tied to your Twitch account. Please do not give your badge to anyone (including your friends).

Safety & Security

Your safety is our top priority, and we’re committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all. Please take a moment to review our Event Code of Conduct and Release. Failure to follow these policies may result in removal from the convention without a refund.

Bag Policy

Backpacks are prohibited. Attendees may bring one bag (again, no backpacks) with a maximum size of 12”W x 12”H x 6”D. If you choose to bring a bag, it will be subject to search during entry.

Please leave backpacks, luggage, large bags, and bulky clothing at your hotel or home. Backpacks purchased at the event are not eligible for re-entry (including Twitch-branded backpacks). There will be a bag check on-site but space will be limited. We encourage all attendees to use the TwitchCon giveaway bag, or consider a small fanny pack or clear bag to expedite entry.

Plan Ahead 

Once you have your badge, you’re ready to experience everything from Community Meetups to Twitch Rivals. Check out the schedule below for everything going down all weekend long:

Friday, October 7

  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM PDT
    Dream & Friends: The Ultimate SMP Reunion | NomNom Theater
  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM PDT
    Opening Ceremony | Glitch Theater
  • 4:30 - 6:00 PM PDT
    TwitchCon Drag Showcase | Glitch Theater

Saturday, October 8

  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
    Twitch Rivals: Minecraft MOBA | Twitch Rivals Arena
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
    Foodbeast’s Kitchen League Battle Royale | Glitch Theater
  • 4:30 - 6:00 PM PDT
    Cosplay Contest presented by Crown Channel | Glitch Theater
  • 7:00 - 11:00 PM PDT
    TwitchCon Party Presented by Amazon Games*

*The TwitchCon Party Presented by Amazon Games at Petco Park is for 3 day + Party ticket holders only. Your TwitchCon badge is required for entry to the TwitchCon Party.

Sunday, October 9 

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
    ​​​The Morning Lobby Reunion Show | Glitch Theater
  • 3:00 - 6:00 PM PDT
    Twitch Rivals Ultimate Challenge Gauntlet | Twitch Rivals Arena
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM PDT
    Closing Ceremony presented by Twitch Public Access | Glitch Theater

TwitchCon Mobile App

Be sure to download the official TwitchCon Mobile app from the Apple Store or Google Play. This is where you’ll be able to find TwitchCon floor maps, build your own TwitchCon schedule, and more.

Share on Social

Use our official TwitchCon hashtag, #TwitchCon. You might get featured on our social during the event!

Pack your bags, get hyped, and see you there!

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