Mike Stubbs . Business . Thursday 2nd March 2017 . 11:02
Twitch and Reddit are doing something a little different at South by South West this year.
The two companies have partnered in order to run an in person Ask Me Anything series, where tons of guests from all areas of South by South West will get on stage and answer questions from fans.
The event will span four full days between March 13th and 16th, and all of it will be streamed on Twitch. Twitch’s own Jon Carnage and Mary Kish will host the event, with names from the eSports world such as Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico joining them.
"Twitch has expanded to new categories that allow our streamers to share a much broader range of content beyond gaming," said Twitch CEO Emmett Shear. "Twitch streamers can now share everything they do, just like Reddit has long allowed for subreddits that address every different kind of post. Partnering with Reddit for a live AMA experience at SXSW will help connect these two like-minded communities."
"Reddit is the home of conversation online and we are excited to go live and in person with Twitch at SXSW," said Reddit CEO Steve Huffman. "From music, gaming, and film, to the latest in science and tech, we look forward to hosting the leaders, artists, and thinkers who come to Austin."