This year’s VidCon is poised to be single largest online video gathering of all time. The three day event, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 1-3, is expected to draw over 10,000 YouTube creators, fans, and online video professionals from around the globe.
VidCon is interesting, in that it draws a whole smorgasbord of folks from all areas of the online video arena – some of the most famous YouTube creators, including Smosh, Philip DeFranco, The Fine Brothers, Felicia Day, iJustine, Hannah Hart, Daily Grace, Kassem G, Shay Carl, Hank and John Green, Dane Boe, Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch, Charlie McDonnell and Jenna Marbles; screaming fans; journalists and industry professionals; online video-related sponsors like Fullscreen, BigFrame, AwesomenessTV and Alloy Digital, and more.
No matter who you are or how you engage with online video, you’re bound to find something interesting at VidCon, which is why more and more people come back each year. The convention has grown from 1,000 people the first year to an expected 10,000+ at this, the fourth annual, VidCon.
Hank Green, who created and cofounded VidCon with his brother John Green, said in a press release, “Even when VidCon was just 1,000 people in a hotel, it was our goal for the conference to reflect the growth and culture of the online video industry. VidCon’s exponential growth over the last four years is indicative of online video’s impact on the entertainment industry and on our everyday lives.”
According to the press release, “The first day of the conference is geared toward industry professionals and the business of online video. The second and third days will be a two-day gathering of fans who will attend performances, celebrity meet-ups, panel discussions, dance parties, concerts, and outdoor festival, an expo hall and much more.” The full schedule can be found at VidCon.com
Tickets can also be purchased on the VidCon website. Passes to the main conference are available for $110. Industry passes, which include access to Industry Day events as well as the main conference, are $475.
Will we see you at VidCon this year?