LOS ANGELES -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- More than ten thousand people are once again expected to descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center this summer for what has become the largest and most anticipated industry conference and fan extravaganza for online video. The 4th annual VidCon will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center Thursday, August 1- Saturday, August 3, 2013.
The first day of the conference will be Industry Day, which will be geared toward industry professionals and the overall business of online video. The second and third days will continue with an industry track but will focus more on the fans and feature a variety of performances, celebrity meet-ups, panel discussions, dance parties, concerts, an outdoor “chill” area, an expo hall and much more.
Community passes to the main conference (August 2-3) can be purchased for $110 each ($100 at the early bird rate for a limited time). Industry passes, which include access to Industry Day (August 1), the main conference and Industry Track programming during all three days, are available for $475 each ($425 for the early bird rate for a limited time). Passes can be purchased at www.VidCon.com.
Since its inception in 2010, VidCon has grown rapidly every year with approximately 1,200 people attending in 2010, 2,500 in 2011, 7,200 in 2012 and more than 10,000 expected this year. Event sponsors will include the leading companies and brands in the online video arena.
“VidCon is about the community that makes up the online video industry, from content creators and technology providers to marketers and consumers,” said Hank Green, creator and co-founder of VidCon. “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.”
Online video consumption continues to grow rapidly in the U.S. and around the world. According to digital research firm comScore, in December 2012 there were 182 million people in the U.S. who watched a combined total of 38.7 billion online videos. Almost 85 percent of all Internet users in the U.S. were online video viewers, indicating that online video is one of the primary reasons people go online.
Among the online video celebrities expected to be on hand for panel sessions, concerts and personal meet-ups are: Charlie McDonnell, Dave Days, Hank and John Green, iJustine, Jenna Marbles, Phil DeFranco, Rhett and Link, Shane Dawson, Shay Carl, Dane Boe (“The Annoying Orange”), Toby Turner, The Fine Brothers, Smosh and dozens of others.
More information is available at www.VidCon.com.