Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2016
VidCon (vidcon.com), the world’s largest online video conference for fans, creatives and industry professionals, is pleased to unveil its inaugural gaming programming slated for the 7th annual event this coming June 23-25. The Anaheim Convention Center’s Hall D will be transformed into a dedicated gaming hub, featuring the Snickers Gaming Stage and Snickers Competitive Gaming Stage, where all VidCon attendees will be able to witness panels and live gameplay.
Highlights of the Gaming Hall include:
- Creating with a Community, a panel featuring KittyPlaysGames, Aph~meow, and others
- Streamers Unite, a panel featuring Aureylian and Jordan Maron
- Nate Wants to Battle performance
- Live Gaming between attendees and top creators, including GassyMexican, ihasCupquake, sWooZie, LDShadowLady, and more
- Head-to-head competitions between top gamers, featuring Rooster Teeth and more
Upstairs on the third floor, Industry Track attendees will also hear from leaders in the gaming vertical in a Fireside Chat with Mike Sepso of Activision Blizzard, a panel featuring Peer Schneider, Founder and GM of IGN, and a demonstration from Royce Disini, Co-Founder of MobCrush.
"Having been involved in the content creation space specifically as a gamer, I'm excited to see VidCon put a focus on an area that makes up one of the biggest parts of the internet," said Erin "Aureylian" Wayne, Lead Community Manager at Twitch. "The rise of gaming in online video has created such a massive fan following in recent years, and it definitely deserves to have a major place at a large media convention like VidCon."
Panels and performances scheduled for the Gaming Hall also include "Making A Career Past YouTube Gaming," "The Old School is the Best School," "Gaming For Good," "Gender in Gaming: Shake It Off," "Creating With A Gaming Community," "Indie vs. AAA...Fight!," "Live Hot Pepper Gaming Challenge," "Chiptune, Guitars and a Mic: How I Make 8bit Music Masterpieces," and "Crafting Success: How Minecraft Helped Build my Channel."
The VidCon Gaming Hall content will be open 8am-6pm, Thursday, June 23, through Saturday, June 25. The current lineup of VidCon Featured Creators can be found on the VidCon website at vidcon.com/featured-creators and passes can be purchased at vidcon.com/registration. A complete list of Community Track gaming content will be announced in May.
VidCon is the world’s largest conference for and about online video. Held each summer in Anaheim, California, VidCon assembles fans, veteran and amateur creators, working professionals, and industry thought-leaders for three days of celebration, introspection, and discussion. Hank and John Green founded VidCon in 2010, and total attendance in 2015 was 21,000. For the fourth year in a row, YouTube has signed on as the title sponsor.
VidCon programming follows a three-track format, designed to appeal to everyone from the biggest media companies to the most passionate fans. The Industry Track features keynotes, fireside chats, seminars and product demonstrations geared toward attendees working in the online video industry. The Creator Track, now in its second year, serves attendees looking to make better content, grow their online presence, enter the industry, meet fellow creators, and learn the ins-and-outs of online video culture. The Community Track engages attendees interested in experiencing the online video culture through Q&As, discussions, concerts, interviews, movie nights, meet-ups, and games.
Though specific programming and special guests will be announced in upcoming months, VidCon experiences record ticket sales each year and routinely sells out. Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to register as soon as possible. Tickets can be purchased now at vidcon.com/registration.
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