VidCon

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VidCon LLC
Vidcon logo.png
"For People who Love Online Video"
Status Active
Genre Online Video
Venue Hyatt Regency Century Plaza (2010-11)
Anaheim Convention Center (2012-present)
Location(s) Southern California
Country United States
Inaugurated July 10-11, 2010
Most recent June 26-28, 2014
Attendance 2010: 1,400[1][2]
2011: 2,500[3]
2012: 7,000[4]
2013: 12,000 [5]
Website
vidcon.com

VidCon is a multi-genre online video convention, held annually in Southern California since 2010. Originally conceived by Hank and John Green of the "Vlogbrothers" YouTube channel, the convention is the largest of its kind in the world, gathering thousands of online video viewers, creators, and industry representatives worldwide.[6] [7][8][9]

History[edit]

2010[edit]

The first VidCon was held July 10–11, 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]

2011 (2nd Annual VidCon)[edit]

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]

2012 (3rd Annual VidCon)[edit]

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]

2013 (4th Annual VidCon)[edit]

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, Laura Vitale, Shanna Malcolm, Olga Kay, Nikki Limo, Joey Graceffa, Zoe Sugg, Louise Pentland, Alfie Deyes, Marcus Butler, Joe Sugg, Tanya Burr, Jim Chapman, Connor Franta, Caspar Lee and many others. YouTube signed a deal in 2013 to become the principal sponsor of VidCon for two years.[20]

2014 (5th Annual VidCon)[edit]

VidCon 2014 was 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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