Newly added global comedy, beauty, lifestyle, and LGBTQ+ creators announced for VidCon Australia as world’s premier online-video platform, YouTube, confirms presence as event’s title sponsor.
(Melbourne) 31 May, 2018 — VidCon, the world’s largest global event for people who are passionate about online video, announced today an exciting new roster of creators who will appear at the show and confirmed that YouTube will again be the title sponsor of VidCon Australia (VidCon AU). In its second year, VidCon AU will take place in Melbourne, August 31 – September 2, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. (www.vidconaustralia.com)
YouTube stars, online video creators, and social media celebrities will gather with fans, brands, and more to create one-of-a-kind IRL experiences and come together as a community to celebrate all things online video.
YouTube will have a significant presence at VidCon Australia, building out interactive experiences for fans, creators, and industry attendees.
Mark Wheeler, Head of YouTube and Large Customer Marketing, Australia and New Zealand, said, “With Australia home to more than 70 creators with over one million subscribers — which on a per capita basis is amongst the highest in the world — we couldn’t be more excited to help bring VidCon to Melbourne again in 2018.
“Australian YouTube creators are making uniquely Aussie content for both local and global audiences, and have found success in everything from ‘how to’ videos, to comedy skits, to documentaries. We’re looking forward to helping showcase this amazing talent in September.”
Creators announced today will join a line-up of internationally-acclaimed online video creators including: Anna Akana, SketchShe, Tanya Hennessy, Hank Green, Maaz, and more.
The latest creators added to this year’s VidCon AU lineup include
- Comedian, actress, and video vlogger Grace Helbig. Grace is the creator and star of “It’s Grace” (over 3 million subscribers), for which she’s been awarded a Webby.
- American singer, actor, scriptwriter and internet personality Thomas Sanders, made famous by Vine and YouTube.
- Brett Stanford and Derek Herron — two of a trio of Australians that make up the How Ridiculous Whether it’s world record trick shots, dropping bowling balls onto trampolines, insane RC Car dodging videos or showcasing the Magnus Effect on almost anything, How Ridiculous are those Aussie YouTube creators who just keep popping up in your feed.
- Jaiden Animations, an American YouTube creator and animator who creates animated stories about the struggles of life.
- Adelaine Morin, who showcases her passion for makeup by transforming into famous movie and television characters. Her makeup skills were self-taught and have inspired her peers within the YouTube community.
- Riley J. Dennis, a non-binary trans creator who produces vlogs that address politics, gender, and intersectional feminism
- Sydney-based Illustrator Sha’an d’Anthes (furrylittlepeach) whose playful and gorgeous illustrations come to life through her studio vlogs, timelapses, and tutorial videos
- Melbourne-based health and fitness YouTube creator, and renowned fashion blogger, Chloe Ting
- Jamie and Nikki, a young, fun, and very in-love Melbourne couple who share weekly snippets into their lives as hip young parents. Nikki also has her own channel where she uploads beauty, fashion, and mum advice
- Skit Box, a comedy trio consisting of Adele Vuko, Greta Lee Jackson, and Sarah Bishop, creators of the viral hit video, “ACTIVEWEAR” whose outrageous comedy skits from a twisted female perspective have generated over 130 million views worldwide
- Australian creator Danger Dolan (Planet Dolan) whose animated, community-driven videos and channels total 8.5 million subscribers and 1.9 billion views
- Annika Victoria, Australian fashion designer, seamstress, and creator of thrift-inspired, DIY clothing tutorials
Similar to the 9th Annual VidCon (in Anaheim, California, June 20-23), VidCon Australia will be packed with sponsors and exhibitors, robust content, performances, hilarity, and high-energy celebration. Attendees of VidCon Australia in Melbourne should expect an online-video celebration of global proportions.
Celine Sargent, Executive Producer of VidCon Australia, said, “Our partners at YouTube, Creative Victoria, and the Melbourne Convention Bureau brought so much enthusiasm to the inaugural VidCon Australia and to the fans and creator communities who came to celebrate with us in Melbourne. We couldn’t be happier to partner with YouTube again this year in a collective effort to celebrate, uplift, and accelerate online video and shine a light on the richness and diversity of the global creator community.”
VidCon AU will welcome approximately 7,500 fans and creators, with a custom experience designed to celebrate Australia’s unique online video ecosystem. The first-ever VidCon Australia, held in 2017 in Melbourne welcomed over 6,500 attendees and more than 60 Featured Creators from 12 different countries.
VidCon programming and tickets follow a three-track format, designed for everyone from the most passionate fans to the biggest media companies. The Community Track engages attendees interested in experiencing online video culture through Q&As, discussions, concerts, interviews, meetups, meet & greets, and games. The Creator Track 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 Industry Track Features keynotes, fireside chats, seminars, and product demonstrations geared toward attendees working in the online video industry. This three-day celebration in Melbourne will feature programming, activities and entertainment for all three tracks throughout the weekend.
Sponsorship and exhibition inquiries can be made by emailing AustraliaSponsorships@vidcon.com
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