With over 20,000 attendees and almost 2 million online viewers, it would be impossible to classify the first ever “TwitchCon” as anything other than a huge win for Twitch.tv

The event took place in San Francisco last week over two days, and drew an unexpectedly large audience, proving Twitch has secured itself a niche in the gaming community.

The event featured a typical convention or expo format featuring presentations, panels, booths, Q & As, and of course, exclusive looks at upcoming content and software. The event also featured appearances by some of Twitch’s most famous broadcasters, giving hardcore fans a chance to meet them.

In addition to the over 20,000 in personal attendance, the live stream of the event gathered 1.9 million unique viewers.

It’s no surprise that the event was a success. Twitch is a great tool for broadening the creativity, scope and interactivity of gaming, creating a true sense of community and creation amongst gamers. This sentiment was echoed by Twitch CEO Emmett Shear;

“All of the features we announced today, from our HTML5 plans to our video¬†upload system, are inspired by our awesome community of broadcasters, viewers, and chatters. We want them to know we’re always listening, and we can’t wait to meet them in person at TwitchCon.”

I’m going to go out on a very short limb here, and predict another TwitchCon to appear in the future.