More than 10,000 people will attend the fourth annual VidCon, August 1-3, at the Anaheim Convention Center to learn about the online video community and meet with some of its celebrities. Confirmed attendees include Hannah Hart (MyHarto/My Drunk Kitchen), Felicia Day (geekandsundry) Charlie McDonnell (charlieissocoolike), Jenna Marbles (JennaMarbles) and VidCon co-founders, Hank and John Green (vlogbrothers).
“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,” said Hank Green. “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.”
Digital research firm comScore’s confirms Green’s asseration about online videos becoming one of the fastest-growing entertainment mediums in the country. The firm stated that 182.5 million people in the U.S. alone watched a combined total of 39.3 billion online videos in just March 2013. VidCon is a celebration of online video as well as an opportunity for industry professionals to learn more about the business of online video.
The first day of the conference is geared toward those professionals, while the second and third days are for fans. August 2-3 will feature performances, celebrity meet-ups, panel discussions, dance parties, concerts, an outdoor festival, an expo hall and much more. Other online video celebrities who will to attend VidCon include Smosh, Philip DeFranco (sxephil), The Fine Brothers (TheFineBros), iJustine, Daily Grace, Kassem G, Shay Carl, Dane Boe (The Annoying Orange), and Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch.
Passes to the main conference (August 2-3)can be purchased for $110 each and industry passes, which also include access to Industry Day (August 1), are available for $475 each. Passes can be purchased at www.VidCon.com.
Among VidCon’s sponsors are YouTube, Alloy Digital, Kia Motors America, AwesomenessTV and Bare Escentuals. The event is expected to be the largest single gathering of industry executives, online video fans, and content creators ever assembled.
Will you be among them?