Tony Hawk, Kevin Smith and Felicia Day highlight Twitch Talks at TwitchCon 2018

The inspirational and entertaining lineup for this year's talks features some incredible personalities.

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TwitchCon 2018 goes down this weekend and we've been getting waves of announcements for the event. Twitch Talks, a series dedicated to inspiring and entertaining the Twitch community, will feature incredible guests this year. Tony Hawk, Felicia Day, Ninja (joined by Twitch Co-Founder Emmett Shear), and Kevin Smith will talk part in their own respective Twitch Talks covering topics like sustaining your own personal brand and building your content creator identity. The full schedule for TwitchCon 2018 Twitch Talks is down below.

  • Twitch Talk: Tony Hawk
    • Title: Building and Sustaining Your Own Personal Brand with Tony Hawk

    • Date: Friday October 26 @ 1PM

    • Description: Tony Hawk, pro skateboarder and one of the most famous action sports athlete in the world, shares his insights and struggles with the rise to fame.  Tony will discuss how he forged a career and built his own personal brand in a relatively young and evolving industry, and how streamers can develop their own brand & persona, along with ways to expand their brand in ways that are meaningful, lasting, and profitable.

  • Twitch: Past, Present, Future with Emmett & Ninja
    • Date:  Friday October 26 @ 2:30PM

    • Description: Both are long-term veterans to streaming, and having seen the growth of Twitch since it’s beginning, djWheat sits down with Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch, and Ninja, a now-global gaming superstar, to talk the evolution of Twitch, celebrate today’s successes, and contemplate what the future of streaming could hold.

  • Twitch Talk: Kevin Smith
    • Title: A Fireside Chat with Kevin Smith

    • Date:  Saturday October 27 @ 1PM

    • Description: It’s not just Kevin Smith - it’s Kevin Smith up-close and personal - with Zeke (aka Ezekiel_III), as they sit down for a long, humorous Q&A session about Kevin’s work and what Twitch streamers can learn from his experience as a writer, filmmaker, and podcaster.

  • Twitch Talk: Felicia Day
    • Title: Building Your Creator Identity and Community with Felicia Day

    • Date:  Sunday October 28 @ 12:30PM

    • Description: One of the pioneers of online video content creation, Felicia Day has been able to expand her career into television, film and other creative projects, such as producing the breakout online shows The Guild, Tabletop and Critical Role, and many recurring live shows on Twitch. Join Felicia as she gives an insightful and entertaining talk about defining yourself as a creator, sticking to your brand, the importance of self-care as you grow, and the role Twitch can play in building a healthy community online.

Ninja has worked his way into such a position largely by dominating Fortnite on the Twitch platform and Epic Games will be making a major showing for the game at TwitchCon 2018 as well. The Fortnite Fall Skirmish and Stream-Vitational TwitchCon 2018 competitions will set celebrities and attendees against each other with a prize pool of many thousands of dollars.

TwitchCon 2018 takes place this weekend, October 26 through 28 in San Jose, California at the San Jose Convention Center. Tickets are available on the official TwitchCon 2018 website. Shack staff will be in attendance, so stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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