VidCon is coming to YOU this year!
After canceling their in-person, California-based event due to COVID-19 earlier this year, the world’s largest digital creator convention is making the most out of the current situation, and launching a virtual summer-long YouTube series!
But what does that mean exactly? We’ve got all the details! Here’s everything you need to know about VidCon Now, the online version of the interactive celebration you know and love…
1. It kicks off this weekend! The fun officially begins Saturday, June 20th with two community track panels: Elle Mills and Miles McKenna in “The Power of Digital Media: Elevating Queer Voices” and Damon Dominique in “Out and Proud.”
2. You can tune in to catch new content five days a week! There will be workshops, creator chats, panels, and other events every day Tuesday-Saturday, and VidCon will update their programming lineup weekly to keep everyone in the know.
3. It’s completely free! Users don’t need to purchase tickets to any of the VidCon Now digital events, but are required to register at vidcon.com for free access before attending.
4. Instead, attendees are encouraged to support Black Lives Matter causes through donations. While there’s no required payment for joining the online events, VidCon Now is inviting its community to aid foundations like Black Visions Collective and the NAACP, as well as serve COVID-19 relief efforts through the World Heath Organization and No Kid Hungry.
5. It will feature top creators and industry speakers! Among other exciting events on the schedule, Emma Chamberlain is slated to have a real and raw sit-down with her dad Michael about her career journey, and Brent Rivera will be conducting the ultimate BFF Q&A session with his sister Lexi Rivera and the Stokes Twins.
6. Throughout the summer, YouTube will exclusively livestream several community, industry, and creator tentpole events! The first will celebrate Pride and diverse voices worldwide with a lineup of speakers, musical performances and tributes on June 27th.
7. VidCon Now attendees will be able to connect with one another! Online chat company Discord will serve as the official community for users, hosting different channels for each of the digital events.