Convention Newbie

California / July 14, 2012 / by Steven
Convention Newbie

So far this year I have gotten to do a lot of really cool things for the first time. Something I had never done before was attending a convention of any kind. Every year, different parts of the country have those massive conventions, you know for comic books, guns, farm equipment - you name it and there is usually a convention for it.

We had the chance to go to the Vidcon 2012 convention in Anaheim! For being my first ever convention, I had no idea what to expect. Vidcon is the place to be if you love YouTube videos. I know everyone has spent countless hours wasting away minutes going from video to video and eventually ending up seeing videos you never knew existed. Like many of you, I am always wondering how these famous YouTube stars act in person and how big of a craze the scene really is.

YouTube is so much bigger than I ever imagined. Video companies are really getting behind internet video and using YouTube as a main platform for getting video out to the world. What I was the most surprised by was the amount of fans that were attending the convention. YouTubers can get a really good following and it was impressive to see how loyal some of the fans are and how great each YouTuber was at taking the time to meet and talk to all their fans.

I did expect the convention to be a little larger. I was a little disappointed that there were not more vendors. The convention is growing and hopefully over the next few years there will be more vendors that sign up in the years to come.

All in all it was a great experience for my first convention and a video convention at that! I really hope that I get a chance to go again next year!