Dream makes first public appearance at TwitchCon 2022

YouTuber and Twitch streamer Clay “Dream,” best known for his Minecraft content, made his first public appearance at TwitchCon 2022 in San Diego, where he met his fans and other well-known streaming personalities in person.

The 23-year-old has been active online since 2014 but only gained significant popularity in 2019 and 2020. His main YouTube channel has 30.9 million subscribers, while his Twitch main channel has 6.2 million. His videos regularly record over 20 million views.

Over the course of three years, the star content creator made a name for himself while hiding his face behind a cartoon smiley mask. Then on October 2, 2022, he revealed his face after teasing his more than 30 million subscribers with a post on his Community Tab a month before.

“My next upload will be me face revealing,” he said. “The mask is coming off, and George is finally moving to Florida with the Dream Team!”

“Then back to some epic Minecraft… (plus Minecraft manhunt in real life soon?!) So many awesome things to come. Super nervous, but also incredibly excited for future! I can’t wait to start meeting you guys in-person.”

Clay fulfilled his promise by physically attending TwitchCon 2022 San Diego, where he met and interacted with several famous streamers. He posted a photo of himself on Twitter with the following caption, “SAN DIEGO DAY 1 OVER. was so awesome getting to meet so many creators and fans 🙂 love you guys.”

Former professional Overwatch player turned Twitch streamer Felix “xQc” posted a photo of himself with Clay on Twitter, claiming that he “1v1’d” him in person at the event.

YouTube content creator Ludwig Ahgre also shared a photo with the Minecraft streamer with the caption: “You don’t want to know what else happened in the photo booth with Dream.”

YouTube’s most-watched female streamer, Rachell “Valkyrae” posted a picture of Clay wearing an eyepatch.

Another Minecraft content creator, Antfrost, met Clay at TwitchCon 2022 and shared his excitement on social media as well.

Streamers injured during TwitchCon

Fans expressed their concern after seeing images of Clay wearing an eyepatch at TwitchCon 2022. During the Twitch Rivals event, he briefly explained why, saying, “Okay, this is the longest story ever. I was sleeping. I wake up, and my hands in my head, blood all over my head. I think, like, I cracked my skull a bit.”

He continued: “So, they’re like, ‘Oh my god, like, what the f**k happened?’ Blood dripping on my hands. I get a towel, I put it against my face, trying to figure out like, what happened, and then I end up like. realizing that I fell off the bed, hit my head on the side table.”

Clay was not the only prominent streamer to sustain an injury at San Diego TwitchCon. Twitch streamer and adult actress Adriana Chechik suffered a back injury after jumping into a foam pit and landing on concrete flooring during the Face Off challenge. She said her injury was severe enough that she would need surgery.

Chechik’s fans and content creators have reached out to wish her a speedy recovery. The video of Chechik suffering from pain at the convention went viral on social media, prompting harsh criticism against Twitch and the careless organization of the event.