YouTube Gaming will provide content creator workshops, host panels, and support some of YouTube’s biggest personalities at Insomnia 58.
The event, taking place 26-29 August at the NEC in Birmingham, is the UK’s largest gaming convention, and this year will feature YouTube gamers including The Yogscast, TheSyndicateProject, Sqaishey Quack, and NettyPlays.
Describing the event, the Insomnia website says: “A place for gamers of all backgrounds to gather and have video, game-related fun. Insomnia is a unique gaming event combining LAN [Local Area Network] Gaming Halls, a huge Exhibition Hall, Special Guests doing cool interactive content, large-scale Esports Tournaments, and a whole host of fun activities tailored to gamers of all ages. It’s all of the social enjoyment of gaming as a hobby in a live environment, a weekend’s worth of gaming action suitable for gamers both casual and hardcore.”
— Insomnia Events (@MultiplayEvents) August 16, 2016
YouTube Gaming will be attending Insomnia 58 hosting workshops and, according to a press release, will “provide up-and-coming content creators an insight into refining their videos and assist in growing their audience”. YouTube Gaming will also be hosting a panel during the event discussing “how to break into the YouTube scene and what to do in order to reach successful heights of creating video content”.
On YouTube Gaming’s involvement, Craig Fletcher, CEO and founder of Multiplay, who organise Insomnia, said: “Having YouTube Gaming on board as an event partner is a great addition to Insomnia. Insomnia 58 features a large number of YouTube talent ranging from established content creators attending as special guests, to budding YouTubers. The workshops will help to ensure that their content will appeal and reach out to a wider audience.”
Tickets for Insomnia 58, and any after hours events can be purchased on the Insomnia website and also at GAME stores around the country.
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