SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, today announced it has teamed up with Maker Faire as the official live broadcast partner of their 2016 Bay Area event. Starting this Friday, May 20 at 2:00pm PT until Sunday, May 22 at 5:00pm PT, Twitch will be the exclusive live broadcasting platform for all of the content from Maker Faire Bay Area’s Show & Tell Stage. The broadcast will be viewable at Twitch.tv/Make.
The Maker Faire Bay Area Show & Tell Stage broadcast will treat viewers to a showcase of art and inventions including air rockets, high-tech couture, LEGO, 3D prints, and more. This is the latest initiative in support of Twitch’s Creative category where broadcasters display their artistic talents and do-it-yourself creations. Select Twitch Creative broadcast Partners will also be in attendance at Maker Faire Bay Area, including Iliketomakestuff who will be delivering a keynote at the show.
“Since the recent launch of Twitch’s Creative category, we have seen a number of rising stars explode onto the scene by live broadcasting the process behind their artistic passions, from cooking and painting to programming and composing,” said Bill Moorier, Head of Twitch Creative. “Through our exclusive real time broadcast of the Show & Tell Stage, our viewers will get to meet a host of new artists and inventors as they present their creations to not just Maker Faire attendees, but a global audience of fans hungry for innovative DIY projects.”
"The next best thing to being here, catching a live stream from Maker Faire Bay Area gives an idea of the wealth of ideas, projects, and passions the Faire makes happen," said Maker Media vice president Sherry Huss, who co-founded Maker Faire in 2006. "We're excited to share this experience with the Twitch audience and hope it inspires them to make something cool and find a Maker Faire near their own home to support!"
Twitch will broadcast all content from the Maker Faire Bay Area’s Show & Tell Stage during the following times:
- Friday, May 20: 3:00pm-4:00pm PT
- Saturday, May 21: 10:30am-6:00pm PT
- Sunday, May 22: 10:45am-5:00pm PT
For detailed descriptions of the Show & Tell Stage content, visit: http://makerfaire.com/bay-area-2016/schedule/.
Maker Faire Bay Area, held in San Mateo, CA, is the region’s largest showcase of DIY invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. It brings together tech enthusiasts, educators, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors who share their creations and teach one another their craft. A list of this year’s featured makers can be found at http://makerfaire.com/bay-area-2016/meet-the-makers/.
Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.7 million broadcasters. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. Twitch also features Twitch Creative, a category devoted to artists and the creative process. For more information about Twitch, visit the official website and blog.
About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth-a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning. Maker Faire has celebrated 150 Faires in 2015 alone and has engaged more than 1.2 million attendees globally in over 30 countries around the world. The 10th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,200 Makers and 145,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in five years to 930+ Makers and 95,000 attendees. Located in San Francisco, California, Maker Media has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which has been a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. In addition to publishing Make: magazine and producing Maker Faire, Maker Media develops "getting started" kits and books it sells through its Maker Shed store as well as other retail channels.