Twitch has unveiled 'Twitch Talks', a new celebrity speaker series that will debut at TwitchCon 2018.
The live streaming company has bagged the likes of skateboarding icon Tony Hawk, Jay and Silent Bob star Kevin Smith and TV actress Felicia Day to chat about a range of topics, including community building and establishing a personal brand.
Twitch Talks will also feature a special panel with the company's founder Emmett Shear and it's leading personality Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins. TwitchCon 2018 takes place this weekend at the San Jose Convention Centre in Los Angeles.
The Twitch Talks schedule is as follows:
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.