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VidCon 2014 Announces Additional Slate of Speakers, YouTube Celebrities and Industry Panels for 2014 Online Video Industry Conference and Fan Extravaganza

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LOS ANGELES -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- VidCon, the largest industry conference and fan extravaganza in the world for online video, today announced additional speakers, keynotes, and industry panels for the event that will be held June 26-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. More than 18,000 online video fans, content creators, entertainment industry executives and YouTube personalities are expected to attend the fifth installment of the annual event.

Keynote speakers will include bestselling author John Green, former NBCUniversal executive Lauren Zelaznick, Fullscreen founder George Strompolos, Burnie Burns of Rooster Teeth, Brian Robbins of AwesomenessTV, Sarah Penna of Big Frame, Grace Helbig, Freddie Wong and several others yet to be announced.

The event includes programming geared toward both fans and industry professionals, including celebrity Q&A’s and signings, special gatherings, keynotes, performances, panel sessions, outdoor concerts, receptions, dance parties and an expo hall.

Industry panels will cover a myriad of topics, some of which are titled:

  • Platform Overload
  • How We Know About Our Audience and What it Means for our Content
  • Launching a Channel in 2014
  • Integrations without Breaking the Law, Alienating Your Audience or Getting a Terrible Deal
  • Just Ask: Letting Your Audience Pay
  • Do We Have a Responsibility to our Communities and The World?
  • The Bigger Pie: Revenue Beyond Advertising

Online video personalities who are confirmed to attend VidCon include Philip DeFranco, iJustine, Hank and John Green, The Gregory Brothers, Jack Harries (Jacksgap), Hannah Hart, Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla (Smosh), Grace Helbig, Dan Howell and Phil Lester (Danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil), Charlie McDonnell, Tyler Oakley, Charles and Alli Trippy (CTFXC), Toby Turner, Freddie Wong, Craig Benzine (Wheezy Waiter), Dane Boe (Annoying Orange), Michael Buckley, Shay Carl, Shane Dawson, Dave Days, Tanya Burr, Jim Chapman, Marcus Butler, Caspar Lee, Troye Sivan, Zoella Sugg, Alfie Deyes, Our2ndLife, The Fine Brothers, Mamrie Hart, Rhett & Link, Tessa Violet, SourceFed, Mark Malkoff, Bethany Mota and dozens of others.

Event sponsors include YouTube, Kia Motors, Maker Studios, AwesomenessTV, Fullscreen, HGTV, Dolby, Tubestart, Penguin Publishing, Stylehaul, Loudr, Tubular Labs, Glide Talk, DFTBA Records, Subbable, Snap Yourself, VideoInk, Videomaker and more to come.

Attendees may purchase either community or industry passes to the event. The community pass offers full access to gatherings, performances, concerts, signings, the festival, dances and the expo hall. The industry pass includes access to all of the community events as well as industry-specific content that runs throughout the conference. Industry content is geared toward professional creators and others in the industry such as people who work for advertisers, platforms, agencies and networks. Community passes can be purchased for $150 and industry passes for $500 at www.VidCon.com.

VidCon is the largest industry conference and fan extravaganza in the world for online video. Started in 2010 by online video personalities and brothers Hank and John Green, the event has grown exponentially and is now attended by more than 18,000 industry professionals, content creators and fans. More information is available at www.VidCon.com.


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