VidCon is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center in California this August, and they’re anticipating it to be one of the biggest industry conferences yet.
The convention, which will run August 1-3, is expected to attract more than 10 thousand visitors and include appearances from YouTube celebrities like iJustine, SMOSH, Jenna Marbles, Philip DeFranco, ShayCarl, Dave Days and many others. Day one is focused towards industry professionals and the state of the online video business while the remaining two days are focused on panels and meet-and-greets with YouTube celebrities, industry parties, concerts and much more.
Hank Green, creator and co-founder of VidCon, said in a statement: “VidCon is about the community that makes up the online video industry, from content creators and technology providers to marketers and consumers. Online video is having a significant impact on the majority of the world’s population, and it is continuing to grow as a form of entertainment that is rivaling or, in many instances, surpassing the reach of television and movies.”
Last year’s VidCon attracted approximately 7,200 attendees, nearly tripling 2011’s number of 2,500 visitors.
Two-day passes are available for $100 each, but will go up by $10 as the convention date is near. Industry passes are available for $475, though there’s an early bird price of $425 if purchased in advance.