Philly Twitch Meetup #4

Elliface here! September 14th was the 4th (Quarterly? Trimesterly?) Twitch Philly meetup, and the guestlist was packed. No, literally, there were people on the waiting list to get in. Have you ever seen that for a meetup!?

In attendance were the usual characters from PH16; ChefBrent, Kevin_Spicy and muhself (Elliface). We played Mario Kart, ate pizza, snagged some of the free Twitch t-shirts and sunglasses, ogled the Killer Queen arcade cabinet, and ChefBrent spent a considerable amount of time showing off in Cuphead with a fight stick. And did I mention that NicksMadScience was in attendance that weekend?

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Enough about us, let’s talk about the awesome friends we met here! First up is Glooperdootle. He gave up gaming on Twitch to pursue the noble craft of dice making. so when we raided his channel after Cooking With Heat and found him making moulds to construct his own dice out of silicon, many viewers were bubbling over with questions.

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As a thanks for the raid, he kindly promised he’d gift me the first set of dice he finished. They’re a glittery purple with white numbers, but some of the details didn’t quite turn out, so it’s back to the drawing board for more testing!

Glooperdootle was coaxed into bringing his ukulele by fellow Philly streamer Ubiquitee, who wanted a full on jam session at the meetup.

We got to talking with another streamer, BatSam, about her experiences with Twitch Sings. She’s had a lot of success growing on Twitch even when offline by contributing to Twitch Sings and hosting open duets. She’s full of so much energy, and has the voice of an angel, and as it turns out we share a good number of mutual friends on Twitch!

But mostly, we snapped blurry selfies to share with the internet.

 
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One of the last attendees to walk in was someone that PH16’s favorite moderator Jandraelune recommended to the community. TouringNews is a channel that digs in to the headlines surrounding a specific subject each day, and discusses with viewers in chat and occasionally attendees in a video call. It’s political in nature, but this guy’s running for an office in a few years, so consider it a study session!

Also, a photo can’t quite capture how tall this cat is, but trust me when i say he’s a magnitude higher into the atmosphere than his stream will have you believing.

Overall, the Twitch Philly event crew outdid themselves once again, putting on a fun stream and maintaining a packed event. It was such a fun time, and I can’t wait for the next meetup!

Oh, and you KNOW we’re planning on seeing most of these fools at TwitchCon 2019.

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Cooking With Heat is Speaking at ODUcon!

Invited by PH16 community member @SymPhoenix the Cooking With Heat crew embarked on a road trip to Norfolk, Virginia to host panels at ODUCon.

Over the course of the 3-day con, the Cooking With Heat crew will be delivering 3 informative and educational panels.

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First up is ChefBrent with his presentation about streaming IRL on any budget. In the presentation, titled “Your Life, Live On Twitch”, B walks through how to stream on a smartphone and then walks through the Gunrun backpack stream setup. You can catch him in the Webb center on Friday at 9pm!

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If you’re around for another day, Kevin_Spicy will be dishing out all the details about how he bought a house with Magic: The Gathering cards. As a lifelong collector, he’s gathered tons of knowledge and he’s willing to share it! His panel will be in the Constant Hall on Saturday at 4pm.

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Saturday at 6pm is Cooking With Heat’s introduction into Creative Streaming on Twitch. We’re 3 streamers who have been doing a constantly evolving cooking show for almost 4 years, and we’re very familiar with creative streams on Twitch.

Some of us are even highly opinionated about the software we use.

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If you missed any of these presentations, you can find them in the files below!

Your Life, Live on Twitch

How I Bought a House With Magic Cards

Creative on Twitch w/ Cooking With Heat

PH16 is at MAGfest 2019!

 

Short for "Music And Gaming Festival," MAGFest is a four day-long event dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the gaming community. The event runs 24 hours a day, and offers consoles, arcades, tabletop, LAN, live video game cover bands, chiptunes, vendors, guest speakers, and much much more.


Some of the PH16 crew has attended MAGfest a number of times. Our very own @LitaGemini has a panel on Saturday at 8:30pm discussing the Psychological Tricks of the Dungeon Master. If you can believe it, she did her Masters Thesis on D&D, so @LitaGemini, along with some other smart guests, will throw some science at you about how to improve your RPG experience. guidebook.com/guide/144392/event/22482170/

If you can't find her, she's dressed up as Android 21 from DBZ FighterZ and drinking Devil May Cry themed cocktails at Pose on the roof while listening to our favorite video game DJs!

As for @elliface @chefbrent @kevin_spicy and @troopzor, these first time attendees are MAG newbies, but they're still ready to forego sleep for some great concerts.

@Elliface has been a big fan of GameChops and will be seeing IRL friends Grimecraft and DJ Cutman spinning Thursday night.

Kris Maddigan famed for making the music for my favorite game Cuphead is here for a concert and Q&A, which is @ChefBrent’s favorite weekend event!

Between @kevin_spicy and @tommcq there will always be a PH16 member at the arcade, 24/7.

When asked about what his most anticipated part of MAGfest 2019 @troopzor commented, and this is a quote…

“COMMAND AND CONQUER  SOUNDTRACK COMMAND AND CONQUER  SOUNDTRACK COMMAND AND CONQUER SOUNDTRACK COMMAND AND CONQUER  SOUNDTRACK COMMAND AND CONQUER SOUNDTRACK COMMAND AND CONQUER SOUNDTRACK COMMAND AND CONQUER  SOUNDTRACK COMMAND AND CONQUER SOUNDTRACK”

Notably, much of the PH16 community is in attendance as well! @electrikdave @symphoenix @nicksmadscience @vince_vandal @ariatflames @carensir will all be around National Harbor this weekend.

Don't forget to catch @chefbrent streaming with his IRL backpack all weekend!

PH16 is at TwitchCon!

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In the wee hours of Thursday morning, at 6am East Coast time, five of the PH16 crew rolled up to the Philadelphia International Airport to catch a flight to San Francisco.

We’ll be here on the Left Coast all weekend, hitting up the convention center early in the morning and catching sessions late into the night! From the Friday night concert until the panels on Sunday afternoon, come find us at the con!

Check out social media posts below, or follow our happenings in Discord.

Weekly Movie Nights are Kicking Off!

Starting August 21st, PH16 movie nights are on the official streaming calendar!

Every Tuesday, 5pm EST

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To include everyone who wants to watch movies with us, we use Rabb.it. Rabb.it allows up to 25 people to watch synced streaming video in a chat room together on any device, along with optional camera and microphone setup! Make sure you're joined in on the Rabb.it room and send a friend request to the host so you can hop in and out with ease! (did you see my bunny pun?)

Join the Rabb.it room here: https://lets.rabb.it/27miWcxCnP

Got a movie suggestion? Hit up the form below and tell us what you want to see:

https://goo.gl/forms/OkU1JpPVJmS2mbk13

PH16 Summer Charity Stream

A Summer Charity Stream for Everyone. Everywhere.

July 27-29, 2018

Twice a year, the PH16 crew sets an entire weekend aside, from Friday morning until Sunday evening, completely dedicated to a good cause. This summer's charity of choice is, once again, ExtraLife. 

Every year, Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $40 million for sick and injured kids. All of the funds raised in Philadelphia for the Summer Charity Stream go directly to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Donate to Extralife

Help us reach our $1,000 donation goal! Donate using this link, or we won't see your donation! Donate to the PH16 Summer Charity Stream Event

Are you a streamer? JOIN US!

We're trying something a little different this year. For the first time in PH16 history, we're extending the streaming schedule to PH16 Neighbors! If you're a Twitch streamer anywhere on the planet, you can stream your own version of the festivities!

How to join

All PH16-tagged charity streams will have the same linked donation alerts and donation progress bar, so you or your favorite Twitch streamer can participate in raising money for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. For information on how to set up the donation alerts and donation progress bar, check out the #summer-charity-stream channel in our Discord.

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