VidCon Attendance Expected to Top 10,000 as Fourth Annual Online Video Event Approaches

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Fans, industry professionals, YouTube celebrities and sponsors to convene in Anaheim August 1-3 for three-day conference and extravaganza.

In what is expected to be the largest single gathering of online video fans, content creators and industry executives ever assembled, more than 10,000 people will attend the fourth annual VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center August 1-3.

Online videos have become one of the fastest-growing entertainment mediums in the country. According to digital research firm comScore, in March 2013 there were 182.5 million people in the U.S. who watched a combined total of 39.3 billion online videos. 84.5 percent of the U.S. Internet audience viewed online video with the duration of the average online video at 5.6 minutes.

Online video celebrities who are confirmed to attend VidCon include Smosh, Philip DeFranco, The Fine Brothers, Felicia Day, iJustine, Hannah Hart, Daily Grace, Kassem G, Shay Carl, Hank and John Green, Dane Boe (The Annoying Orange), Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch, Charlie McDonnell and Jenna Marbles.

"Even when VidCon was just 1,000 people in a hotel, it was our goal for the conference to reflect the growth and culture of the online video industry," said Hank Green, creator and cofounder of VidCon, "VidCon's exponential growth over the last four years is indicative of online video's impact on the entertainment industry and on our everyday lives."

Event sponsors include some of the most well-known and innovative companies in the online video arena, as well as several popular consumer product brands, including YouTube, Dolby, Kia Motors America, Fullscreen, BigFrame, AwesomenessTV, Influxus, Orabrush, Alloy Digital and Bare Escentuals.

The first day of the conference is geared toward industry professionals and the business of online video. The second and third days will be a two-day gathering of fans who will attend performances, celebrity meet-ups, panel discussions, dance parties, concerts, an outdoor festival, an expo hall and much more. Passes to the main conference (August 2-3) can be purchased for $110 each and industry passes, which also include access to Industry Day (August 1), are available for $475 each. Passes can be purchased at http://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 10,000 industry professionals, content creators and fans. More information is available at http://www.VidCon.com.

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