Last week, we attended the VidCon. It was started in a Los Angeles hotel by John & Hank Green (The Vlogbrothers) and now in its 6th year, VidCon has grown to take up the Anaheim Convention Center with about 20,000 attendees. This probably isn’t on most ComicMix readers’ radars, but it should be. Online video and its creators and fans too are taking over the world. Seriously. The YouTube Famous are stars to billions (with a B). They are our generation’s A-list celebrities and at VidCon they walk the con floor and meet their fans and so there are lots of teenage girls who freak out and lose their minds in a screaming fit. There’s also people in the online video industry upstairs learning stuff. We had a great time and were able to meet some of our favorite YouTubers. The video tells the story, as it should being about a video convention and all.
Last week’s 5th Annual Vidcon at the Anaheim Convention Center brought together video content creators, industry and fans to celebrate the medium. As we expected, it was a con filled with lots of tween and teen girls screaming for their favorite YouTubers, but it also featured an industry keynote from YouTube’s CEO announcing all kind of new features for the site like a “tip jar” for content creators, fan translations and a radio show on Sirius. Through the panels, concerts and signings it was clear that kids our age see online video like our elders see TV – so this con, started by the Vlogbrothers (Hank & John Green) is only going to grow in importance. Watch our video for a taste of the experience.