Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
With close to 200 million Americans watching approximately 50 billion online videos every month, the online video industry has taken a strong foothold in the global entertainment landscape and is changing the way people consume media. This will be abundantly apparent as more than 18,000 online video fans, content creators, entertainment industry executives and YouTube personalities convene for the fifth annual VidCon June 26-28, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The event includes programming geared toward both fans and industry professionals. Fans can enjoy Q&A’s, signings, special gatherings, performances, panel sessions, outdoor concerts, dance parties and the expo hall. For professionals, the event is an opportunity for people in the business to come together and generate ideas for the growth and transformation of online video through programming consisting of keynotes, panel sessions, roundtable discussions, receptions, parties and more.
Online video personalities who are confirmed to attend VidCon include Charles & Alli Trippy, Charlie McDonnell, Freddie Wong, Grace Helbig, Hank & John Green, Hannah Hart, iJustine, Philip DeFranco, Toby Turner, Ze Frank, Jack & Finn Harries, Tyler Oakley, The Gregory Brothers, Wheezy Waiter, Dane Boedigheimer (The Annoying Orange), The Fine Brothers, Rhett & Link, Shay Carl, Zoella, Tanya Burr, Jim Chapman, Marcus Butler, Caspar Lee and Troye Sivan.
“VidCon is simply about and for people who love online video,” said Hank Green, creator and cofounder of VidCon. “The media landscape is rapidly changing, as is the way we communicate with one another, and we have created a single event that brings together everything and everybody connected to online video.”
According to digital measurement and analytics research company comScore, during the month of November 2013 there were 189.2 million people in the U.S. who watched a combined total of 47.1 billion online videos, which translates to 87.1 percent of the U.S. Internet audience having watched some form of online video. The duration of the average online content video was 4.7 minutes.
Event sponsors include some of the most well-known and innovative companies in the online video arena, as well as popular consumer product brands. YouTube will once again return as the title sponsor of the event.
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 $550, with special early bird pricing available for a limited time. 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 18,000 industry professionals, content creators and fans. More information is available at http://www.VidCon.com.