So it's been over a week since VidCon, why not write a blog post about it? It was a pretty fun convention, both as a content creator and fan for other YouTubers.
On the creators side, there was a ton of great panels to teach us about YouTube strategy. All the panels and advice we heard really affected our strategy and we're going to shift the way we do things around a little bit. For our audience (ie, you), you'll really like these changes since it essentially means we're paying more attention to you! It was also great getting viewpoints from channels we normally don't follow and seeing how certain strategies work universally while others work specifically to certain genres.
As a fan, it was amazing! We ran into all our favorite YouTubers, usually just walking around. We got to ask them questions about how they make their videos, take pictures with them, and so on. There was a ton of events to showcase all the YouTube creators' talents. We had a couple music festivals and concerts for the music channels. A lot of YouTubers filmed their own content live and had Q&A panel versions of certain shows with the audience. Overall, it was cool to see all the YouTubers do their thing in person, and we ended up subscribing to a lot of channels we wouldn't have known about otherwise.
You know what else was at VidCon? KIDS! Seriously, we felt really old there. Everyone was in the 13-15 year old range. Some of these tweens were serious diehard fans. There were a couple times I thought I was at a Justin Bieber concert. If that's a true representation of the YouTube audience, it skews pretty young.
But yeah! VidCon was tons of fun and we'll definitely be back next year! Hopefully we'll get recognized by a couple fans there. We've got a whole year to prepare! If you want to see all the pictures we took at VidCon, check them out on our Facebook Album! We also talked about VidCon in the premiere of a new video series of ours, Ask Hyperdrive!