October 20, 2016

Characters Welcome [TwitchCon 2016 Panel]

Characters Welcome TwitchCon 2016

For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 panel recap post.

VoD Link: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconfrankerz/v/93040407
FrankerZ Theater Day Three
: Chase
Participants: BurkeBlack, CallofCthulu, General_Mittenz, FuturemanGaming

  • Two ways to be a character
    • 100% encompass the character and only be that character
    • Be that character sometimes, while occasionally being just yourself
  • Being a character streamer can go as far as forming the entire channel theme around that character
    • Username, graphics, alert sounds, etc
  • It’s important to rehearse and know well how your character works so you don’t miss a beat and fall out of character
  • Most of the participants are variety streamers and don’t necessarily play games that fit their character.
  • Can’t rely just on a unique character/theme to be successful
    • Commitment to the character is important
    • Game selection, networking, and other factors are just as necessary
  • Improvisation and charisma are beneficial skills
  • Fully embrace your character and know what your goals are for your channel
  • How to maintain energy from being in character for the entire stream?
    • Avoid caffeine, it can actually make you last longer and avoid the crash.
    • Protein, make sure to eat. Don’t be afraid to take a break for a snack.

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