Missing TwitchCon, Finding Answers

Missing TwitchCon, Finding Answers

For those in the know, I was supposed to speak at TwitchCon in Long Beach, California as part of a panel on Podcasting on Twitch. In the end, I won’t be attending at all.

My wife and I were planning on making TwitchCon a part of our big 20th anniversary trip, taking 2 weeks to travel all over California. We were going to take over a week in our favorite destination — Sonoma County. The night before we were going to leave, fires broke out.

We immediately cancelled our trip, and I’m glad we did. As of this writing, dozens of lives have been lost with hundreds missing. I can’t feel bad for myself when all my thoughts are to the thousands of North Bay residents losing their homes and businesses. If you’d like to help, give to the North Bay Fire Relief.

Because of our cancellation, going to TwitchCon would be a lot more difficult and I ultimately decided that it was too much to bear.

However! That doesn’t mean I didn’t learn something along the way.

In talking with the others on the panel (kickedtripod and ChanManV), we approached podcasting differently — from a game streamer’s view. It’s a very cool viewpoint, and I’m sure that I’ll be sharing it with you soon. If you’re either at TwitchCon or watching the stream, make sure to check out the panel at noon Pacific time on October 21st!

But that led to more thoughts on podcasting, about what THIS community needs, and about how I might be able to help. I don’t want to give it away too much (as things can always change), but please know that I’m working on real solutions for you. I think I’ve discovered some more ways to help, and I look forward to working on them ASAP!

In the meantime, if you have ANY questions about podcasting OR STREAMING, please hit me up at pat@pocastlaunchpad.com.