I attended my first VidCon in Anaheim, CA this past weekend. It was incredible to see the 8,000+ attendees who are true YouTube and online video fanatics. Everyone runs around with their channel name listed on a badge and you never know what YouTube ‘stars’ you’ll run into.
A personal highlight was bumping into MyDamnChannel’s DailyGrace (Grace Helbig). As a YouTube content creator, I’m always asked “What do you watch on YouTube?”—and my answer is DailyGrace! Two years ago I sent a mass email to my friends directing them to Grace’s videos. She’s hilarious and her comedy is perfectly suited for daily YouTube videos. Of course, I told her this embarrassing story (while finishing off my second vodka soda…). She was so humble, fun and cute. She even said hi the next day. Hopefully next time she’s in LA we can hang.
I also (re)met this year’s female YouTube stand-out, Jenna Marbles. I originally met Jenna a year ago at a random panel w/ BigFrame’s Sarah Penna. Back then Jenna totally flew below the radar. She was a raunchy, emo girl from Boston with one viral hit at the time (“How to Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking”). Now she’s the top female on YouTube! And, even better, she LOVES our show “Beauty Vlogger Boot Camp.” So validating to know other YouTube personalities actually watch our content.
I’m already excited for next year’s VidCon to be bigger and better than ever. I really hope we can expand our presence and have a fun booth for people to stop by and hang with EQAL and u look haute, etc.
Take a look at some of the VidCon fun:
Rebecca Black Interview (JennaMarbles and DailyGrace Coming Soon):
Elle and Blair on “What’s Trending” w/ Shira Lazar: