VidCon

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VidCon
Vidcon logo.png
Status Active
Genre Online Video
Venue Anaheim Convention Center
Location(s) Southern California, USA
Country United States
Inaugurated 2010
Attendance 2010: 1,400[1][2]
2011: 2,500[3]
2012: 7,000[4]
2013: 12,000 [5]
Website
www.vidcon.com

Organized by Hank Green and John Green of the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, VidCon is the largest gathering of the online video viewers, creators, and industry representatives worldwide, drawing thousands of attendees representing billions of online video views.[6] [7][8][9]

History[edit]

The first VidCon was held July 9–11, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles and sold out in advance[10] with over 1,400 people attending.[11] Thursday featured an industry day with panels and presentations by industry leaders and video creators. Friday and Saturday featured main stage presentations by YouTube's most viewed content creators, breakout sessions and nightly concerts featuring musicians who achieved success primarily by presenting their music via online video.[12]

VidCon 2011 was held July 29–30, 2011, with an industry conference day on July 28, again at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles. The event sold out sixty days prior to its opening.[13] 2,500 video creators, viewers and industry representatives attended the conference and celebrations.[14][15]

VidCon 2012, the third annual conference, was held June 28–30, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center.[16] The new venue offered a much larger capacity with room for future expansion. 7,000 video creators, viewers and industry representatives attended the conference and celebrations.[17][18]

VidCon 2013 was held August 1–3, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The conference sold out a month in advance with attendance reaching 12,000.[19] Among the hundreds of online video creators on hand for panel sessions, concerts and personal meet-ups were: Sam Tsui, Jenna Marbles, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Charlie McDonnell, Dave Days, Grace Helbig, Hank and John Green, iJustine, Phillip DeFranco, Rhett and Link, Shane Dawson, Miranda Sings, Felix Kjellberg, Internet Killed Television, Kina Grannis, PrankvsPrank, Shay Carl, Dane Boedigheimer, VitalyzdTv, Dan Howell, Phil Lester, Toby Turner, The Fine Brothers, Smosh, Troye Sivan, Greg Benson, Corey Vidal, Catherine Wayne, Glozell Green, Laura Vitale, Shanna Malcolm, Olga Kay, Nikki Limo, Joey Graceffa, and many others. YouTube signed a deal in 2013 to become the principal sponsor of VidCon for two years.[20]

VidCon 2014 will be held June 26–28, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pham, Alex (July 10, 2010). "Vidcon conference celebrates YouTube culture". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ "YouTube - VidCon by the Numbers". 
  3. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (August 1, 2011). "VidCon revels in YouTube". Variety. 
  4. ^ Miller, Liz Shannon (1 July 2012). "VidCon 2012: love, respect and double rainbows". GigaOM. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Graham, Jefferson (4 August 2013). "VidCon brings out YouTube fans". USA Today. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.youtube.com/t/press_statistics
  7. ^ Carrasco, Ed (5 February 2013). "VidCon Returns To Anaheim August 1-3, Anticipates 10,000 Attendees". NewMediaRockstars. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "YouTube Blog: Our highlights from Vidcon". 
  9. ^ Bascaramurty, Dakshana (July 2, 2010). "Meet your Vloggers - The Globe and Mail". Toronto. 
  10. ^ "Twitter / VidCon 2010". 
  11. ^ Pham, Alex (July 10, 2010). "Vidcon conference celebrates YouTube culture". Los Angeles Times. 
  12. ^ http://gigaom.com/video/vidcon-2010-promises-a-celebration-of-online-video/
  13. ^ "Sold Out Event". 
  14. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (August 1, 2011). "VidCon revels in YouTube". Variety. 
  15. ^ "At VidCon, YouTube's evolution becomes clear". Reuters. July 31, 2011. 
  16. ^ Lang, Derrik (30 June 2012). "VidCon attracts online video makers, fans". USA Today. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  17. ^ Miller, Liz Shannon (1 July 2012). "VidCon 2012: love, respect and double rainbows". GigaOM. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  18. ^ Sullivan, James (30 June 2012). "Third Annual VidCon Features Huge Growth, YouTube Upgrades". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  19. ^ Graham, Jefferson (4 August 2013). "VidCon brings out YouTube fans". USA Today. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  20. ^ Ed Carrasco (April 29, 2013). "YOUTUBE SIGNS DEAL TO BECOME PRINCIPAL SPONSOR OF VIDCON". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  21. ^ "VidCon 2014 dates". VidCon LLC. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

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