VidFest was back at London’s bi-annual MCM Comic Con last weekend for another weekend of fun, frolics and cosplay!
Tucked away in its own section (N7 to be exact) of the overall convention, VidFest celebrates the biggest and best of online video, which naturally includes some of our favourite YouTubers. We went down to geek out, grab some selfies with our nerd loves, and stalk some Star Wars cosplayers.
VidFest was a busy weekend for Dodie Clark who had her own Q&A session and ran her own merch stand with fellow YouTuber Sammy Paul. Here she is Loki-ng fine! (Yes we’re aware that pun is terrible, but we Thor-t some of you might like it. WHAT, stop groaning!)
Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs were about causing mischief as usual… well, signing merch and being polite to fans. The duo also performed a slot on the VidFest stage, bringing sketches and skits from the well-oiled Jack and Dean Live machine.
Getting into the Halloween spirit, Tom Hooker from Out the Box TV gave away spoopy goodie bags and sweets to everyone who stopped by. We won’t disclose how many times we stopped by this stand, but we will say that we needed the sugar rush. Don’t judge us!
This is Matt Ley. He is the illustrator behind Tom Ridgewell‘s Art is Dead, and is currently touring with Tom to promote it. Ask him to sign things so he feels important.
Team TomSka were left to toil away at Tom’s stall, working their fingers to the bone while Tom gallivanted about and practically did nothing. Well, apart from a panel every day. And his Q&A. And signing things. And have queues that never seemed to quit. Who does he think he is?
To be fair, Tom was confronted with some pretty heavy questions at his Q&A, such as: “If you could recast 17 Again, who would you put in it?”
“It was a perfect movie,” said Tom. “You can’t make me do that. That’s just cruel!”
Tom also used the weekend to premiere a new video, which features him rapping and 12-year-old Hedy Clark toting a machine gun. As you do. You’re going to want to keep your eyes peeled for that one.
With a queue that covered half the hall, the entire Yogscast team were out in force. We’re not kidding about how long this line is. It was the biggest one at Comic Con this year, let alone VidFest.
We would’ve loved to have approached them for a comment, but they barely had time to breathe! Besides, that Ash Ketchum cosplayer had his eye on us and we weren’t going to cut the line for fear of a Pokemon battle we weren’t adequately prepared for.
And when people weren’t lining up to meet Yogscast, they were watching them play games over on the Twitch stage! Apparently Rick from Rick and Morty is a Yogscast fan too. The more you know.
Rooster Teeth, in the form of Burnie Burns and Jack Pattillo, were also a popular sight across the weekend. Here they are hosting a talk in the Platinum suite on Saturday. We think Jack wins best facial hair we saw all weekend (sorry the two Toms!).
The award for ‘most innovative/last-minute idea for a panel’ goes to flower-crown toting Jonti ‘Weebl’ Picking. His Q&A was accompanied by a slideshow of cat memes, and in turn, inspired a mostly feline-centric line of questioning.
Jonti estimates he can take about 30 cats in a fight. If we can locate the cats, we’re game to set this up. Place your bets now!
Awh, Team YouTube gives us #SquadGoals!
Photos by Chloe Dungate and Tilly Jeanette Pearce
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