VidCon is all set to invade the Anaheim Convention center this August, and it’s looking like this year will be the biggest yet for the online video convention. Currently, convention runners are anticipating over 10,000 scheduled guests including fans, YouTubers and a host of industry insiders.
Confirmed YouTube celebrities who will be attending the fourth annual VidCon include Smosh, Philip DeFranco, The Fine Bros., Felicia Day, iJustine, Hannah Hart, Daily Grace, KassemG, Shaycarl, the Green Brothers and many, many more. If you’ve seen someone on YouTube, there’s a good chance they’ll be at VidCon 2013.
“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, creator of VidCon and one-half of YouTube’s VlogBrothers. “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.”
The event will also feature a veritable who’s who of industry sponsors including Alloy Digital, Fullscreen, Big Frame, AwesomenessTV, and even YouTube, who signed on to become principal sponsor back in April. Notably, Maker Studios, according to a press release, is not listed as a sponsor just yet, which comes as a surprise given the network’s massive center-floor booth at last year’s VidCon.
Day 1 of VidCon 2013 will be an industry-driven event with days 2 and 3 focusing more on fan service (not that kind, you pervert), which means plenty of meetups, Q&A sessions and a snazzy outdoor festival.
Day 2 and 3 passes will run you a cool $110 while industry day attendance, which also includes fan days 2 and 3, are going for $475 each. To grab your passes, head on over to VidCon.com.
For all of NMR’s VidCon coverage check out the below articles and stay tuned for much more coverage in the future: