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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, Musical.ly, 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, Musical.ly 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 http://vidcon.com! Follow VidCon on Twitter and Instagram: @Vidcon.

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Zach King And Brendan Gahan “Kept It Real” At VidCon 2017 With Their Informative Panel About Influencer Marketing!

28 Jun


Working on your YouTube channel and creating content you love and are proud of is always an exciting thing to do. Online video making is so spectacular in so many ways as it allows us all to express ourselves and what we’re passionate about, and to add onto all of the fun, sometimes brands may even reach out to you for paid / sponsored content. Imagine if one of your favorite brands like Coca Cola, Crayola, Taco Bell, or Nike saw your work and reached out to you to partner up and create a video or some kind of content for your social media platforms and even get the opportunity to get paid for it?! It’s so great to see when your hard work pays off and to get incredible opportunities like that, but what is always important to remember is to stay true to your brand and the message you want to bring out to all of your viewers.

VidCon Day 1 kicked off with a lot of brilliant panels and one very informative and interesting panel took place on June 22, 2017. Social media sensation, Zach King and EVP of Epic Signal, Brendan Gahan kept it real at their “Keeping It Real” panel where the two, magnificent individuals talked about how influencers who get paid for the content they create must still emphasize the importance of making it creative and keeping it real and authentic. It’s easy to get wrapped up into paid content, but what a content creator must always remember is to take on offers that fit with their niche and viewers and bring out content that shows how much they truly value the product or brand.

Many renowned and fan-favorite brands are turning to influencers to help get their message out. Zach King and Brendan Gahan stressed how vital it is for influencers and the brands to have a good relationship and to always keep each other updated regarding the process of creating the content – from start to finish. In order to have a successful time working with brands, Zach King told panel attendees that he often blueprints and storyboards every part of his video so that the brands and production team know exactly what to expect. Transparency is definitely key when having an influencer / brand partnership.

After discussing how Zach King puts in so much effort to stay true to his brand and make creative content even when it’s sponsored for, Zach King and Brendan Gahan opened the floor for questions from attendees.

When asked how long it normally takes him to create his videos, Zach King answered by saying, “We did a video where I was in a museum. That video took me like three months of my personal time, as well as working on some other stuff, but like really focused for like three months on that video, and it was only 30 seconds. For the ideas – play, do a lot of crazy stuff. I’m not one to generally go to museums, but I travel a lot, and lately in my last couple of trips, I’ve been trying to go visit museums or like weird places. I was in Atlanta, Georgia a couple of months ago and I went to a puppet museum where they have Jim Henson’s museum and it’s not something I would normally go to, but I got a ton of inspiration and ideas, so do something you don’t normally do, get out of your routine. ”

Check out a video of Zach King’s answer below:


It’s clear to see why an endless amount of brands want to work with Zach King as he truly is a genius and one of the greatest content creators on this planet. His videos are always so awe-inspiring, original, magical, unique, and truly stupendous. No content creator has accomplished what Zach King has done. After the panel, Zach King took time to greet each one of his fans and take pictures and videos with everyone.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had an excellent time covering Zach King and Brendan Gahan’s “Keeping It Real” panel at VidCon 2017. Zach King and Brendan Gahan definitely gave some outstanding advice to all attendees and gave them more insight into brand and influencer relationships. Be sure to follow Zach King on Twitter: @FinalCutKing and on Instagram: @ZachKing. Follow Brendan Gahan on Twitter and Instagram: @BrendanGahan

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Jordan Doww Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess On Set Of “Reach” The Movie!

26 Apr


From his terrific sketches and YouTube videos to making his grand debut on the big screen, Jordan Doww always mesmerizes us all with his extraordinary talent and great charm in any and every project that he works on. Without a doubt, Jordan Doww is everyone’s happy pill. Whenever we’re feeling a little down or if we just need some sort of “pick me up” to make the day even better, we can always count on Jordan Doww’s videos to do the trick and put the biggest smile on everyone’s faces. Jordan Doww also has his remarkable series titled “It’s Sketchy” on his YouTube channel, and we can totally spend hours upon hours binge-watching all of Jordan Doww’s brilliant content. Jordan Doww always puts so much effort and hard work into every single one of his projects and it truly pays off. Whether it is his marvelous videos that always go viral or taking the acting world by storm, Jordan Doww’s incredible passion for what he does is always evident.

In fact, just recently, the multi-talented Jordan Doww just wrapped up his first ever movie – how exciting is that?! Jordan Doww took on the role of Nick Perkins, the school bully, in the impactful movie, Reach, which is a movie that brings out many important messages to all viewers and it helps bring awareness towards the bullying epidemic. It’s so awe-inspiring to see how Jordan Doww can take on a role that is so different from other roles he has portrayed before and yet do it justice. In Reach, Jordan Doww will bring out the side and story of a bully that may otherwise be overlooked.

In addition to his spectacular talent, one thing that everyone notices right away about Jordan Doww is his vibrant personality and positive soul. He always brightens up the room and his presence fills up the atmosphere with such great vibes. He has and continues to be a superb role model to all of his fans as he inspires them all to follow after their dreams, work hard and be kind to others. It’s clear to see that Jordan Doww will continue to have many, many more fantastic and well-deserved successes in his amazing career.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a wonderful time visiting the set of Reach the movie and had an excellent time catching up with and interviewing the outstanding Jordan Doww again on set of his film. Jordan Doww dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about his character in the movie, what the experience was like for him working on his first ever movie, what his reaction was like when he found out that he got the role, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview. Jordan Doww even described Reach using an emoji – find out what he had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview below. Thanks for another fun interview, Jordan!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview with the sensational Jordan Doww on set of his movie, Reach below!

Follow Jordan Doww on Twitter and Instagram: @JordanDoww

Follow Reach on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @ReachTheMovie

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Josh Levi Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At PMG’s Gift-wrapping Event With Hasbro And GenerationOn!

16 Dec


Can we all take a moment to totally fan-girl over Josh Levi and his indescribable talent?! Josh Levi has definitely made his mark in the entertainment world as one of the most gifted, musically inclined, and incredible multi-threats. We all were left in awe when he first set foot in the entertainment industry during his journey on the hit, singing competition show, “The X Factor.” Since then, the rest is history and Josh Levi continues to take the entertainment world by storm and leave us all absolutely and completely speechless with his remarkable talent. From his own music to the covers that he shares on his YouTube channel, Josh Levi’s powerful and stupendous singing voice is something we can listen to 24/7. Just recently, Josh Levi started off another excellent chapter in his career in the music world as his band, Citizen Four was signed onto the renowned Island Records record label. Josh Levi and Citizen Four has been making a terrific takeover through their phenomenal music they have been releasing that goes viral the second they bring it out to their fans. In fact, Citizen Four just recently wrapped up a very successful and fantastic tour with musician Sabrina Carpenter and they mesmerized everyone with their exceptional performances.

In addition to making an everlasting impact in the music industry, Josh Levi is also a magnificent actor. He has showcased his acting talent in many projects and just recently, he joined the cast of AwesomenessTV’s “Royal Crush” for the fan-favorite show’s third season. Josh Levi continues to be such a great role model to all of his fans and he shares his positive influence and inspires fans to make a difference in this world and make their voices heard. We can’t wait to see all of the other exciting projects Josh Levi has in store and we know that 2017 will be Josh Levi’s year yet again.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had an excellent time at PMG’s gift-wrapping event with Hasbro and GenerationOn and had a marvelous time catching up with and interviewing the wonderful Josh Levi again at the event. Josh Levi dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what the tour experience was like for him and his band, which musician he would like his band to make a song with, what it was like working on set of “Royal Crush,” and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview. Josh Levi even took on a fun speed round and revealed what name he would give to a Poptart he would make (Josh loves Poptarts, by the way!) and more – hear what he had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview below. Thanks for another fun interview, Josh – always a blast chatting with you!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview with the remarkable Josh Levi at PMG’s gift-wrapping event with Hasbro and GenerationOn below!

Follow Josh Levi on Twitter and Instagram: @JoshLeviWorld

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: The Terrific Jordan Doww Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The “MamaBoy” Movie Premiere!

9 Nov


From bringing out the most spectacular YouTube videos, to having the ability to make everyone laugh, and also instantaneously making everyone’s day 100x better, those are just some of the many, many things that the extraordinary Jordan Doww is so great at doing. We know Jordan Doww for being one of the most positive people on this planet. He always has a smile on his face and he encourages everyone to see the good in this world. Jordan Doww has certainly made an incredible impact in the entertainment world in so many ways. He brings out so much terrific content and fantastic videos on his YouTube channel that we love binge-watching and he is a talented comedian whose career in standup comedy is skyrocketing more and more as the days go by. Jordan Doww has so many awe-inspiring accomplishments and successes – from being nominated at the renowned and prestigious Teen Choice Awards to signing with UTA, one of the most well-known talent agencies. Despite all of his massive success, Jordan Doww continues to be one of the most genuine and down-to-earth individuals you could ever possibly meet.

Jordan Doww is such a magnificent role model to all of his fans and certainly someone who this generation needs to look up to. He is someone who motivates everyone to have confidence in themselves and love the amazing person that they are. Jordan Doww’s creative juices are always flowing and he is always working on something incredible. The world cannot wait for a whole lot more of Jordan Doww’s brilliant projects and masterpieces.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the great pleasure of covering and attending the “MamaBoy” movie premiere and had a blast catching up with and interviewing the outstanding Jordan Doww again at the event. Jordan Doww talked exclusively with Alexisjoyvipaccess all about his “Coming Out: One Year Later” video, what his dream role would be to portray, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview. Jordan Doww even spills on the actor he would like to work with in a future project and we totally want to see this happen. (#JordanAndDylanOBrien) Hear what Jordan Doww had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview below. Thanks for another fun interview, Jordan!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview with the remarkable Jordan Doww at the “MamaBoy” movie premiere below!

Follow Jordan Doww on Twitter: @JordanDoww

Follow @MamaBoy_Movie on Twitter

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: The Magnificent Jordan Doww Updated Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The 2016 Streamys Nominees Reception Event!

21 Oct


From YouTube videos to being in TV series, signing with UTA, and more – if there is one person who has definitely made an everlasting mark in the digital / online-video making world, it’s definitely the spectacular Jordan Doww. Jordan Doww is the YouTube sensation who has captured the hearts of fans worldwide in more ways than imaginable. He constantly radiates his positive personality to everyone – whether it is meeting him in person or watching him through his YouTube videos. One of the many things that is so admirable about Jordan Doww is that he uses his platform to inspire others. He encourages everyone to love and accept who they are and he has definitely changed the lives of many by motivating all of his fans to be confident in themselves.

In addition to being a terrific YouTube star, Jordan Doww also shows his talent in so many other ways as being an actor, comedian, writer, and director. In fact, he even just recently signed with UTA, one of the most renowned talent agencies. Jordan Doww is also ready to take on the world of stand-up comedy and will have us laughing from start to finish. He has a natural gift of just being able to brighten up everyone’s day. Jordan Doww’s talent continues to be recognized by fans and fellow creators and he was even nominated for a Teen Choice Award. Without a doubt, Jordan Doww is an influential figure in this world and successes will continue to flourish for such a genuine and magnificent person like him.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the honor of covering the 2016 Streamy Awards Nominees Reception event and had an excellent time catching up with and interviewing the inspiring and outstanding Jordan Doww again at the event. Jordan Doww dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about his career in stand-up comedy, what it is like for him being able to be a part of the online-video making community and seeing how far it has come, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview. Jordan Doww even took on a fun speed round and spilled on his fave song at the moment, something fans may not know about him, and more – hear what he had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview below. Thanks for another fun interview, Jordan – always a blast chatting with you!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview with the multi-talented Jordan Doww at the 2016 Streamy Awards Nominees Reception event below!

Follow Jordan Doww on Twitter and Instagram: @JordanDoww

Follow @Streamys on Twitter and Instagram and join in on the conversation by using #Streamys!

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: YouTube Phenomenon GloZell Updated Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The 6th Annual Streamy Awards Nominations Announcement Event!

26 Aug



With millions and millions of subscribers, her very own book, and a wonderful bundle of joy in her life – there is always a lot of spectacular things going on in the life of YouTube phenomenon, GloZell. We see how much the online community has grown since the very beginning, and without a doubt, GloZell is the QUEEN of YouTube who has contributed an immense amount of things to the world of online video making. GloZell has changed the world of online video making in so many ways and she is a great part of the massive success of the community today. This YouTube mogul has brought together fans from all over the world and it goes to show that when you create sensational content like what GloZell does, no language barrier or distance can ever come in between everyone’s love, bond and passion for watching all of GloZell’s terrific videos. GloZell is truly a YouTube icon and she inspires everyone in more ways than imaginable.

GloZell continues to have more awe-inspiring successes as the days go by. For instance, she just recently released her very own book titled, Is You Okay? which allows her fans to enter in her world more and get to know more about this remarkable individual. Needless to say, it is a book that we all can read over and over again with how amazing it is. In addition to that, GloZell will be bringing her talent in voice-acting as she has also joined the cast of the Trolls movie. GloZell has also shared a big milestone in her life with all of her fans through the birth of her darling daughter, O’Zell. O’Zell is truly blessed to have such a fantastic, loving and caring mother. There is so much to say about GloZell’s brilliance and she always brings her incredible energy that is contagious everywhere she goes. We can’t wait for all of the other superb accomplishments that GloZell has in store and we know she will continue to make online video making history!

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering the renowned 6th Annual Streamy Awards Nominations Announcement event and had a marvelous time catching up with and interviewing the stupendous GloZell again at the event. GloZell dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what her reaction was like when she found out that she was nominated at the Streamy Awards, the creative process behind her book, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview. GloZell even talks about what it is like for her being a mother – hear what she had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview below. GloZell did such an outstanding job, as always, bringing a lot of excitement out as she served as the host for the Streamy Awards Nominations Announcement event and it was such an honor interviewing her again!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview with the extraordinary GloZell at the 6th Annual Streamy Awards Nominations Announcement event below! Here at Alexisjoyvipaccess.com, I’d like to send a big congratulations to GloZell on her Streamy Awards nomination – she truly deserves it!

The Streamy Awards is a renowned award show celebrating all things online video making! Mark your calendars and tune in to the 6th Annual Streamy Awards on October 4th and stay connected on FacebookInstagramTumblrVine and Snapchat: streamys. Find out the nominees for the 6th Annual Streamy Awards here!

Follow GloZell on Twitter: @GloZell

Article: Veronica And Vanessa Merrell Looked So Dazzling At The “Captain America: Civil War” Premiere!

13 Apr


Are you #TeamCaptainAmerica or #TeamIronMan? After one incredibly busy weekend from being in Philadelphia for the Macy’s Prom and meeting all of their amazing fans, to winning “YouNower of the Year” at the Shorty Awards in NYC, the marvelous Merrell Twins continued off their hectic schedule by having a blast at the “Captain America: Civil War” premiere yesterday, April 12, 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Veronica Merrell looked ravishing in a red, sparkly dress and Vanessa Merrell looked beautiful in a blue, sparkly dress. The Merrell Twins looked elegant and stunning as always!

Veronica Merrell wrote along with the photo above shared through her Twitter account, “Captain America Civil War premiere was so fun! Thank you Disney for inviting us! 

Vanessa Merrell tweeted, “Captain America Civil War was freakin amazinggggg

It looks like Vanessa and Veronica Merrell had an extraordinary time at the premiere! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, will YOU be seeing “Captain America: Civil War” in theaters? Are you #TeamCaptainAmerica or #TeamIronMan? I want to know!

Follow the Merrell Twins on Twitter and Instagram: @MerrellTwins / Follow Vanessa Merrell on Twitter and Instagram: @VanessaMerrell / Follow Veronica Merrell on Twitter and Instagram: @VeronicaMerrell

Check out my updated VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the Merrell Twins in NYC below!

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: The Spectacular Merrell Twins Updated Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess In NYC!

13 Apr

Article: YouTube Sensation Brian Redmon Starts Off His New “Hey Brian!” Series! Watch Here PLUS His New Video!

25 Mar


We’ve seen all of Brian Redmon’s incredible YouTube videos, and choosing a favorite one of his videos is nearly impossible since we love them all! One thing that makes this extraordinary YouTuber different from others is that not only are his videos amazing, but Brian Redmon always tries to connect with his fans in different ways and is such a positive role model to this generation as he continues to inspire fans and help them out through his videos. Just recently, Brian Redmon started off a new series on his YouTube channel titled “Hey Brian!” where all of YOU, yes, YOU can be a big part of! In his “Hey Brian!” series, Brian Redmon will be taking in fan questions through videos you all send in and will pick one topic to focus on where he can help you guys and give his perspective on the situation. In this week’s video, Brian Redmon spoke about how to survive school, and the video is absolutely remarkable!

Brian Redmon shared the fantastic tweet as seen below:

Bringing out even more excitement to his fans, Brian Redmon also released another exceptional video “I’m In A Zombie Apocalypse”. Brian Redmon always brings out some of the most magnificent content to all of his fans!

Check out Brian Redmon’s new “Hey Brian!” video and “I’m In A Zombie Apocalypse” video below and don’t forget to let him know how much you love the “Hey Brian!” series so we can see a lot more of it on his channel!

Follow Brian Redmon on Twitter: @BrianRedmon and check out our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below!