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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: VidCon Made Online Video Making History Yet Again At Its 8th Annual Convention – Alexisjoyvipaccess RECAP!

28 Jun

Photo Credits: @VidCon on Instagram

From YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter,, YouNow, and beyond – what social media platforms are YOU on? When asked that question, the list could probably go on and on. That’s the world we live in – the social media world and my, oh my has it changed our lives in more ways than imaginable. There’s only one stupendous convention that celebrates the wonderful world of online-video making that we live in and it’s none other than the epic and renowned VidCon convention. 8 years ago, VidCon started off as a convention that celebrates creating amazing content for online platforms such as YouTube. Now, 8 years later, VidCon has and continues to grow and establish itself as one of the biggest conventions out. VidCon, which garners over 27,000 attendees each year (and that number continues to grow) has now gone international and in addition to its annual convention held at the Anaheim Convention Center, VidCon is hosting conventions in Europe and Australia as well.

This year, the prestigious VidCon convention was held on June 22 – 24, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center. As soon as you see the extra large “VidCon” sign posted outside of the Anaheim Convention Center, you know that you’re in for three of the greatest days of your life. VidCon never fails to give attendees three of the most unforgettable days – from community pass holders, to creators, those from the industry as well as the featured content creators themselves. This year was yet again jam-packed with an indescribable amount of excitement. VidCon had over 400 of the biggest content creators out, basically meaning it was three days of pure “fan”-demonium and could you blame us?! Some of the many online video makers in attendance included highly-acclaimed creators such as Casey Neistat, The Fine Brothers, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, Joey Graceffa, Miranda Sings, Dan Howell, Phil Lester, Kian Lawley, Jc Caylen, Tyler Oakley, Jenna Marbles, Zach King, Anthony Padilla, GloZell, Kingsley, Meg DeAngelis, the Merrell Twins, Alisha Marie, Bethany Mota, Patrick Starrr, Alli Fitz, AndreasChoice, Bertie Gilbert, Caspar Lee, Bretman Rock, David Dobrik, Liza Koshy, Ingrid Nilsen, Lele Pons, Leroy Sanchez, Marcus Butler, Ricky Dillon, Rosanna Pansino, Zach Clayton, and many, many more. VidCon creators and geniuses, John Green and Hank Green were also in attendance.

Attendees were able to enjoy a ton of interesting panels and interviews at the many stages at Vidcon including the Vidcon Gaming Stage, Instant Interview Stage, and others. Attendees were able to learn more about their favorite online-video creators and even get to ask them some of their burning questions. Industry pass holders were able to get the latest insight in the world of online-video making and what’s next in this fast-paced, constantly evolving world. VidCon is the perfect place for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite creators. There were many meet and greet opportunities where fans were able to take some of the cutest photos with the creators they love the most.

The fun and excitement continued at VidCon’s Expo Hall. The Expo Hall is definitely one of everyone’s favorite places to go to and hang out at – both attendees and featured creators themselves like to stop by and visit all of the booths. The Expo Hall had many terrific areas to stop by at – from Nickelodeon, who had a whole area with tons of excellent activities for everyone to enjoy. People were able to make their very own slime to take home with them as their VidCon souvenir and even get the chance to be slimed themselves! (You know that it’s everyone’s dream to be slimed at least once in their life). Nickelodeon even had dancing sensation, singer, and social media star, JoJo Siwa debut her new music video at VidCon and even share the love by giving fans some of her signature JoJo Siwa bows.

Other fun booths and areas at VidCon’s Expo Hall included the Cooking Channel’s “Genius Kitchen” where you were able to get a hands on experience and fulfill your sweet tooth by decorating your very own donut. Dove, Maltesers, M&Ms, NBC, Despicable Me 3, Live.Me, Disney, Taco Bell, Studio71, Instagram, Hubert’s Lemonade, and more all had incredible activities and great photo-ops for VidCon attendees to enjoy.

Our faves at AwesomenessTV also had a lot planned out for VidCon guests. A wonderful AwesomenessTV and Live.Me ball pit was right outside of the convention center for everyone to try out and get a slow-mo video of themselves taking a dive into the ball pit. AwesomenessTV also had its festival stage where people were able to see great performances and jam out all day long. Just as cool as the inside of the convention center was the outside – tons of food trucks with scrumptious treats were lined up outside if you wanted to take a break from your hectic VidCon day and get some grub.

There is no question as to why VidCon is such a great success. No amount of words can fully describe just how enjoyable VidCon is. It’s a great place to celebrate your love for creating or those that you admire watching on YouTube and other social media platforms. VidCon has helped people believe in themselves, inspire individuals to follow after their dreams and express themselves by creating videos, and it has even allowed friendships to be created. What better place to meet new people and make new friends than at a convention where everyone shares the same love and passion for online-video making?! VidCon is a terrific event for friends and families to go to and it’s a very safe and organized environment.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering VidCon 2017 for my fourth year in a row. VidCon is, without a doubt, one of my favorite events of the year and I always look forward to it. Check out some VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE pictures below from my coverage of Vidcon 2017 and watch my VidCon RECAP vlog below.

Don’t miss out on all of the awesome times and be sure to get your tickets for Vidcon 2018 out now on! Follow VidCon on Twitter and Instagram: @Vidcon.


Article: Vidcon Announces YouTube As Its Title Sponsor For The 4th Year In A Row!

20 Jan


In just a few more months, the world’s first and largest online video conference will be making its way to the Anaheim Convention Center on June 23 – 25, 2016; and the excitement continues to grow daily as we get closer and closer to the renowned and prestigious 2016 Vidcon event. With thousands and thousands of some of your favorite YouTube sensations and online video creators, fans, and industry professionals all under one roof, Vidcon 2016 is bound to be even bigger, better and more epic than ever!

Vidcon just announced today that the one and only YouTube will be its title sponsor for the fourth year in a row. According to the press release, “As the largest gathering of our fans, creators and stars, every year VidCon provides us an opportunity to come together and celebrate the success of the YouTube universe.” said Danielle Tiedt, Chief Marketing Officer of YouTube.  “We’re excited to be title sponsors this year as VidCon prepares to make the seventh gathering the biggest and best ever.” The press release also mentioned, “YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, has supported VidCon as the title sponsor since the 2013 event, and has worked closely with VidCon to bring a dynamic atmosphere to all facets of the growing convention.”

Vidcon is one stupendous and extraordinary event that celebrates the success of online video making as well as its future. Having covered Vidcon for two years in a row, I can say that it is one remarkable event that allows attendees to create memories that will last a lifetime. Attendees are able to meet their favorite online video creators, attend panels, meet new friends who share the same interest as them, as well as check out the many incredible booths present from all of the amazing sponsors.

Hank Green, CEO of Vidcon stated, “YouTube really gets how wonderful and special its community and creators are and they’ve always been one of the most supportive platforms on the internet. I’ve seen this as a creator, and I see it as the CEO of VidCon. It’s great to have them back again, helping us put on the best show possible.” (source: press release)

YouTube has, without a doubt, changed the lives of many people and it is so magnificent to hear that YouTube will be Vidcon’s title sponsor again for this year’s event. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, will YOU be attending Vidcon 2016 this year?

Follow Vidcon on Twitter: @Vidcon and check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE coverage from Vidcon 2015 here!

Article: The Field Museum Purchases “The Brain Scoop” Channel From Hank And John Green’s “Vlogbrothers Studios”!

4 Dec


Ever wanted to investigate the trees of the Amazonia? Or have you ever wanted to see shark fossils? Then, “The Brain Scoop” Youtube channel is the place for you. With its premiere in January 2013, “The Brain Scoop” has been recognized as one of the most remarkable, awe-inspiring, interesting and educational museum channels out. “The Brain Scoop” has over one hundred magnificent episodes which has allowed viewers to be immersed into another world! Viewers do not need to hop on a plane but they can visit the Amazonia by watching The Brain Scoop’s stellar Youtube videos. “The Brain Scoop” has over a whopping 2.4 million video views! “The Brain Scoop” has been featured on National Public Radio and Scientific American and was also on the front page of Wikipedia!

The exceptional geniuses: Hank and John Green just recently announced the exciting news that The Field Museum in Chicago has purchased “The Brain Scoop” from Hank and John Green’s “Vlogbrothers Production Studios”.

There was an incredible amount of excitement in regards to The Field Museum’s purchase of “The Brain Scoop”. According to the press release,

“Field Museum President Richard Lariviere stated “We are delighted to bring The Brain Scoop into The Field Museum fold. Over the last year the channel has been a wonderful asset as we pursue our goal of communicating better to the public and reaching new audiences.”

“As soon as I met Emily I knew she had a really fascinating future in front of her,” said Hank Green, CEO of the Vlogbrothers production company. “We helped create The Brain Scoop with Emily and Michael Aranda of our studio because she was just so passionate and enthusiastic about science, history, and her work.  I am so proud and pleased that The Brain Scoop and Emily have found what is absolutely their best possible home.”

Emily Graslie said, “Hank Green believed I had a voice that deserved to be heard and a cause that needed a champion. He and Michael Aranda laid a solid foundation for our series, and I will be eternally grateful to them for the chances they took in making this happen, and the time and resources they’ve dedicated to the show.  I’m looking forward to a bright future for The Brain Scoop with full support from The Field Museum. We are in a very unique position to be progressive and innovative with how the public perceives the work of natural history museums, and I find it incredibly encouraging they have taken this investment in science communication so seriously.”

Green said, “It is very satisfying to work with traditional institutions doing important work that is largely unseen by many people. As content moves from print and television to online video it’s important that it remains high quality and accurate. The global nature of online video is especially exciting. More than 45 percent of The Brain Scoop views come from people outside the United States.”

The stupendous Hank and John Green have many more thrilling projects up their sleeves. It has been reported that the Vlogbrothers have partnered with PBS Digital Studios and will add two new courses to their fan-favorite and adored channel, CrashCourse which has over 2.4 million subscribers. Hank and John Green were also proud to announce their partnership with Bill Gates’ “The Big History Project” in order to create more video content.

Hank and John Green are truly masterminds changing the world of online-video making by the millisecond. All of our favorite Youtube videos and Youtube channels, we can attribute it to Hank and John Green who are revitalizing the online-video making / Youtube world, and our whole technological status as a whole.

Learn more about the extraordinary Vlogbrothers Studios here (source: press release):

“Hank and John Green, the Vlogbrothers ( are among the largest independent producers of online video content, with more than eight million subscribers on more than a dozen channels totaling in excess of 1 billion views.

Hank Green is executive producer of SciShow (, Crash Course (  and other YouTube channels.  He is also CEO of VidCon, the world’s largest online video conference and co-producer of the Emmy Award winning Lizzie Bennet Diaries a modern day adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  He is also CEO of DFTBA Records and Subbable platforms that enable creators to build sustainable careers.

John Green is the NY Times best selling author of The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines.  He is executive producer of Crash Course (, The Art Assignment ( and MentalFloss Video ( other YouTube channels.  John is vice president of DFTBA Records and Subbable. “

Watch The Brain Scoop’s “In Search of Night Life” video below from the Peruvian Amazon! This video is truly sensational!

Source: Press Release