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8th Annual VidCon

June 22nd, 2017

It’s that time of year again:  time for the 8th annual VidCon in Anaheim, California! This four day event celebrates the virtual communities created via YouTube, bringing content creators and fans together for concerts, panels, and even a day at Disneyland! Whether you’re there for a crash course in online video production or a chance to meet your favorite creators, VidCon offers something for the whole family.

In 2010, VidCon was started by Hank Green of VlogBrothers, a channel co-run by Hank and his brother John Green, best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars, as a place for vloggers, or video bloggers, to network and learn from one another, as well as for the communities that were starting to crop up around them to have a place to gather in person. In the past seven years, as YouTube has seen a boom in popularity, VidCon has grown from an event that attracted just under 1,500 people in the basement of a Hyatt hotel to a major conference in the Anaheim Convention Center, bringing in upwards of 25,500 people in 2016.

Major stars in attendance this year include Dan Howell and Phil Lester, Lilly Singh of IISuperwomanII, and Mark Fishbach of Markiplier. There are two main tracks for attendees: the community track and the creator track, both of which offer an opportunity to see these stars and others in person. The community track is for fans and casual convention goers looking to meet their favorite creators or attend concerts, shows, and fan meet-ups, while the latter is for those interested in the creation of online video and growing one’s social media presence, whether for business or for personal pursuit. VidCon culminates on Sunday in Disney Day, in which for a discounted price, guests can join the VidCon community for a day at Disneyland.

VidCon is a wonderful chance to expand your horizons, meet up and coming online celebrities, and, for families with children who have grown up with YouTube, a perfect opportunity for family bonding that everyone can enjoy. Read more about this year’s VidCon at: http://vidcon.com/.

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