VidCon comes to London: View the schedule
Staff Reporter | On 13, Feb 2019
VidCon is officially coming to the UK this week, with its first ever Lodon event.
The convention, founded by YouTube creator Hank Green back in 2009, is the longest established festival and summit for the online video community and has expanded year on year, with more than 90,000 attendees worldwide in 2018. Now in the year that it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, VidCon will bring creators, communities and industry figures together for an inaugural London event.
Running from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th February, British, European and US social media superstars, content creators and executives will share in live on-stage performances, keynotes, panels, interactive experiences, creator meet and greets, and innovative brand activations.
Hank Green, Co-Founder of VidCon, says: “London is a market that’s very important to the global creator economy and home to a diverse and rich set of creators and fans that represent the VidCon community. We’re excited to bring the event to the UK so fans, creators and the industry can connect with each other to celebrate online video in new ways.”
VidCon London will focus on innovation and diversity in the creator community, with a range of vertical genres represented and creators from a number of different platforms, including a dedicated podcast room, while industry figures from Jungle Creations, BBC, Buzzfeed and more will host networking and Q&A sessions.
“The show will spotlight a variety of content and experiences that celebrate the diverse interest and lifestyles of London,” says Jacques Keyser, Director of Content, VidCon London. “We’ll be celebrating communities from beauty, gaming, travel, animation, LGBTQ+, politics and advocacy and more. It’s an incredibly exciting time for online video and social media platforms and the diverse audiences who are powering them.”
Featured creators at the weekend include Hannah Witton, Amber Doig-Thorne, Anastasia Kingsnorth, Anna Maynard, Archie Manners, Ben Phillips, Casey Barker, Chloe Ferry, Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs (Jack and Dean), ElleoftheMills, Jack Maynard and more.
The overall schedule of events, panels and talks is below – or see the full agenda broken down by day and session at the official VidCon website here.