Tuesday, August 02, 2011

WCC: VidCon 2011 Wrap-Up: The Growth of A Convention and An Industry - iamROGUE.com

A few distinct things became clear at this years convention: 1) The quality of the talent involved has continued to raise the bar and 2) The quantity of creators has grown exponentially. The result of these two things pushed the convention to bursting at the seems of it's current location, the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Therefore, next years event will move to the Anaheim Convention Center. A bigger venue will mean bigger opportunities to showcase even more diversified talent.

For instance, I'd love to see more focus on the very popular area of online cooking shows (Epic Meal Time made an appearance this year, but did not cook live) as well as bringing in some of the younger YouTubers such as 15 year-old Harrison Houde (AKA Turnip Time), who is one of the hardest working up-and-coming YouTubers around. The youngest participants in this year's event were the adorable stars of The Fine Brothers' Kids React, who wowed the stage not only with their cuteness but their incredible insights into how online video affects them. "I didn't know we were such a big deal", 9 year-old Dylan said. (Read More)

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