Another VidCon has come to an end…
While we didn’t personally attend the annual gathering in Anaheim, with the amount of people posting about it on social media we almost feel as if we did! Through tweets and hilarious Instagram posts, those of us stuck in the UK were able to view the excitement of meet-and-greets, the intriguing discussions during the panels, the chillaxin’ by the pool, and all the fun everyone had on Disney Day.
We might have had some bad FOMO this week, but we’re glad we were able to keep up-to-date with everything online. So much was announced and honestly, we’d be pretty bummed if we’d missed it all! And because we’re such sweethearts, we’ve sifted through everything to bring you what we feel were the most important parts of VidCon 2016.
No need to thank us.
VidCon’s going international!
We're bringing VidCon to Amsterdam and Melbourne, Australia next year. So intense! https://t.co/FHDQDrhhRK
— Hank Green (@hankgreen) June 22, 2016
Yes, you read it right. Along with the annual gathering in Anaheim, VidCon will also be occurring in the Netherlands and Australia in 2017! It’ll be the first time VidCon is held on such an international scale and we can’t wait see what the announcement will mean for the YouTube community over here.
As with the Anaheim event, the VidCons in Amsterdam and Melbourne will feature meet-and-greets with creators, premieres, panels, group activities, and more! Honestly, we’re pretty stoked to see how the new gatherings will go. We’re sure they’ll be just as exciting as the original!
The pool was where it was at
Enjoying some time by the pool 💦 pic.twitter.com/aPaw1IkA4v
— Scream Dobbs (@DeanDobbs) June 26, 2016
We were being a cult of crabs and whenever The Bucket tipped we said "ooglyboogly"
it tipped halfway through pic.twitter.com/Rg0qIsLazW
— do(die) (@doddleoddle) June 27, 2016
Each time we Brits hit the States our main goal is to spend as much time by the pool as possible, and can anyone blame us? It’s barely ever warm enough here for us to take a dip in the water, but in LA it’s always hot, which means it’s always pool time! Our faves made sure to soak up every second under the sun when they weren’t at the convention centre in Anaheim.
Although, we feel a couple of them might have been suffering from a slight case of heatstroke. Rumour has it there was group who thought they were crabs…
Dan & Phil are coming to YouTube Red!
— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) June 25, 2016
Can’t go see Dan Howell and Phil Lester‘s The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire? Or even if you did, do you still want to know more about how the duo put it together? Well, fear not because you’ll soon be able to, with Dan and Phil’s new YouTube Red special!
Dan and Phil’s special was one of the many that YouTube Red announced at VidCon. Along with a film of the actual show, the special will feature a making-of documentary, which will offer viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the tour. Learn how the pair came up with the show’s segments, what goes into putting the show on, and (hopefully) some of the shenanigans Dan and Phil got up to while touring.
We can’t wait!
PJ Liguori keeps getting better and better
Loads of films premiered at this year’s VidCon and PJ Liguori‘s Hair and Brimstone was one of them. PJ has said the new film is his favourite out of those he’s created thus far, and we can see why! Not only does the film show his ability to bring the flare while keeping things original and fresh, but it also features Jack Howard, Dean Dobbs, Chris Kendall, and Dodie Clark! A dream cast, if you ask us.
Haven’t checked out the film yet? What’s wrong with you! Seriously, you’re missing out on some of PJ’s best work yet, and that’s saying something because we absolutely adored Oscar’s Hotel.
Free stuff is always good
got greedy in the VidCon Calvin Klein gifting suite and now I can't shut my suitcase #youtubescum
— Jimmy (@hi_jimmy) June 26, 2016
What’s better than getting to spend a week with your faves in Anaheim? Getting free stuff, of course! Attendees were treated to a bunch of free swag (including official VidCon beanbags!), and so were creators. It seems Jimmy Hill got a bit greedy, but who can blame him? Calvin Klein is quality!
Jack and Dean’s series is their best work yet
Along with PJ’s film, attendees were also treated to the premiere of the first episode of Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs’ new series, Jack & Dean of All Trades. The show, which will start on Fullscreen on 28 June, sees Jack and Dean joining a temp service and trying their hand at a whole host of jobs. Just from the first episode, we know All Trades will be Jack and Dean’s best work to date, and we’re super excited to see the full series!
The pair are in good company on Fullscreen, with US vloggers Hannah Hart, Grace Helbig, and Shane Dawson also having original content premiere on the site. Be sure to sign up to check out the rest of the series. Your first month is free!
Everyone loves Dodie
Every YouTuber has a crush on Dodie. I asked everyone at Vidcon. Confirmed. 100% fact. Dodie is a natural resource that must be protected
— Evan DEADinger (@EvanEdinger) June 24, 2016
— do(die) (@doddleoddle) June 24, 2016
To be honest, we weren’t at all surprised by this one. Dodie Clark is like a little fairy who magically brightens up the world whenever she walks into a room. She’s a national treasure who should be cherished by all, and we’re glad everyone in America agrees.
The Internet Creator’s Guild has officially been unveiled!
— New Form (@NewFormDigital) June 25, 2016
Hank Green is always a busy man during VidCon (he did organise it, after all!) and this year’s event was no exception. This year, he introduced attendees to the Internet Creators Guild, which aims to “increase transparency in this industry, establish norms that favour creators and their audiences, and help clarify new developments in this quickly changing industry”.
The guild was created by Hank and Laura Chernikoff, and features Louise Pentland as one of its board members, along with US vloggers Casey Neistat, Ashley Mardell, and Anna Akana! We know the ICG is going to better the YouTube community, and we’re excited to see how it helps creators grow their audiences.
Overall, it truly was a week to remember
— Hannah Witton (@hannahwitton) June 23, 2016
— Daniel J. Layton (@DanielJLayton) June 27, 2016
— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) June 26, 2016
— Liam Dryden (@LiamDrydenEtc) June 26, 2016
For many YouTubers, VidCon is their favourite time of year, and it’s easy to see why. There’s always so much to do and so many amazing people to meet! You’re pretty much guaranteed to have a great time and make friendships that’ll last you a lifetime, and that’s why we love it and other YouTube gatherings so much.
We’re glad everyone had a great time and we can’t wait to see what shenanigans attendees get up to next year! Who knows, maybe we’ll actually get to go too?
Can we fast-forward to Summer in the City?
That’s the next big YouTube event, right? VidCon has got us so excited for summer gatherings and we don’t want to wait a month and a half for Summer in the City. Would it be okay with everyone if we made a time machine and fast-forwarded to August?
Yeah, we didn’t think it was possible either, but hey, it was worth a shot… It’s a good thing we’ve got a million articles for you to help pass the time:
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