VidCon 2012 by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]


The convention that embodies the YouTube community has come and gone but not without leaving insight into the possible future of the annual online video event known as Vidcon. In December 2009, video entrepreneurs Hank and John Green began preparation for the first ever VidCon to be held at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles in July […]

Vidcon 2012: NMR Interviews Cast of Leap Year [VIDEO]

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Introducing television-quality content to the Web has been an uphill battle for most YouTube and digital video creators. However, more and more we are seeing a steady rise in new and original programming for the Web that rivals most shows on television today. With an eye towards production value and long form narrative, “Leap Year” […]

Vidcon 2012: Reckless Tortuga Interview [VIDEO]


Reckless Tortuga describe themselves as “A Sketch Comedy Adventure,” and with their unique blend of eccentric sketch comedy it’s an apt description. Sketch comedy has always been one of the most popular genres on YouTube and now, with higher quality and an eye towards scripted narrative, the format continues to grow in popularity. Reckless Tortuga […]

VidCon 2012: Optic Nation Interview [VIDEO]


This year’s VidCon wouldn’t be a true digital-video conference if the crew at Machinima didn’t make an appearance with their cast of directors, commentators and actors.  After the Machinima panel on game commentary, I caught up with the owner and creator of OpTicNation, Hector Rodriguez (aka Hex). If you are a YouTube game commentator, this […]

Vidcon 2012: Maker Studios Co-Founders Interview [VIDEO]


If you were to ask me which studio I personally thought stood out the most at this year’s VidCon based on my time in their panels and on the showroom floor, I would have to say it was Maker Studios. With a live-streaming Stickam booth and their billion view and Snoop Dogg announcements, Maker proved that they […]

Dissecting the 2012 Vidcon Swag Bag (Yes, there’s an Orabrush)


2012 Vidcon is upon us! The ultimate convention celebrating online video creators and their fans is here and running through July 30 at the Anaheim Convention Center, so I hope you’ve dropped everything you’re doing to attend – because why go to Disney Land and meet Mickey Mouse when you can go to Vidcon and […]

VidCon 2012: 5 Panels You Must Visit


Are you ready for the largest VidCon to date? VidCon 2012 will have a projected 6,000 people attending the event, and it will be housed for the first time in the enormous Anaheim Convention Center. Needless to say–there is going to be a ton to see this year. Between panels, meet-and-greets, and concerts, you may […]

VidCon 2012: 7 Essentials to pack


Attention: YouTube enthusiasts and lovers of online video, VidCon is upon us! The third annual Video Conference (VidCon) starts today with Industry day and will be taking over the Anaheim Convention Center from June 29-30. Fans and creatives should get ready to meet and rub elbows with YouTube elite like iJustine, Dave Days, ShayCarl and […]

Maker Studios: 1 Billion YouTube Views In One Month [EXCLUSIVE]


With the recent introduction of YouTube-specific networks, the formula for a successful YouTube channel has evolved. Now, independent creators can rarely reach audiences in a way that signed talent can. Studios set up artists to succeed with incredible resources, connections and promotion. By offering creators these necessary perks, networks are quickly signing some of the […]

YouTube Update: VidCon Q&A To Address Creators’ Criticisms


Wednesday, June 20, 2012, YouTube announced on the official creators blog that they would be releasing a bi-weekly product bulletin. Hopefully, this will be an effective strategy that quickly addresses the truckloads of concerns and criticisms that creators level towards YouTube. While this week’s bulletin is worth a quick scan, there are a few updates […]

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