What’s this Creator Day all about then?
Here’s TenEighty’s fun and fast photo recap of Summer in the City’s content creator focused day. Really we went along to nosey around the venue before madness strikes on Saturday… oh and to try our luck with Luke Cutforth. We will make him love us.
Welcome to Summer in the City at Alexandra Palace! ‘We Hope You Have An Amazing Weekend!’ the sign reads. We were surprised to see Pikachu at the event, after all he kept it very quiet on social media. What a pleasant surprise!
We’re worried Jackson won’t be able to call himself a musician after Ed upstagged him for a rendition of Royals by Lorde, so TenEighty extend our support to Jackson in the following months. Don’t beat yourself up about it boy, we all can’t be as good as Ed Stockham.
(Just look at all those happy faces, apart from the moody bandana guy… he’s barely managing a smirk. Shameless!)
And guess what? SORTED Food was over on the other table. Summer In The City pulled out all the stops for Creator Day!
You know you’ve made it as an event when DISNEY want to attend. We’re not entirely sure what Disney are flogging at Summer In The City, but there are occasional bursts of Let It Go from Frozen blasting out – so we’re not complaining. (We wonder when that giant Lotso will get nicked…)
The beauty of Summer In The City is the range of activities. Bored of the drawing tables? Finished your bite from the food vans? DriveClub let creators hop in the driving seat and put the pedal to the metal. Zoom zoom.
Doug Armstrong, Chris Bingham and BigFrame were among attendees to the Networks panel at Creator Day. Is being signed to an MCN essential? Is it the right choice for every channel? You’ll have to wait for our article on the panel to find out. Ooh, we tease.
Didn’t you know we were selling physical copies of the magazine at Summer in the City? I know, we’ve totally kept that one quiet. *cough* Come see us at our stand this weekend!
Look! Goodies! They gave us goodies! Yeah, see, this is really what that extra bit of dollar paid for. It also came with a bag of crisps and some sweets which everyone went bananas for… (mainly because the food stalls were closed today, apparently their was a food stall vendor strike happening nationwide that caused mass walkouts… well, we might be making that bit up.)
Overall a success – apart from the food vendor thing, that was crap. Lots of industry based panels, and a great opportunity for serious content creators to get the answers they really need from networks, brands and YouTubers themselves.
It was a far more relaxed day than we imagine any of the others will be. Everyone was calm and easy to approach. There was no screaming. We can only hope the rest of the weekend will be like today. Wait, who are we kidding, it’s going to be ballistic, isn’t it?
Photos by Olly Newport.