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VidCon to Host First East Coast Convention Next Year

VidCon, the annual convention that brings together top digital creators around the world, is expanding its presence to the East Coast with a new event taking place in Baltimore, Maryland, next year. VidCon Baltimore will occur from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 next year at the Baltimore Convention Center. Much like the flagship event in […]

Even Top Creators Find That Star Power Is Fleeting

VidCon, the marquee gathering for creators and influencers, was poised for a triumphant return to Anaheim after its two-year COVID-19 hiatus. And this year, TikTok — the once upstart platform that skyrocketed during the pandemic to more than 1 billion-plus active users — was taking over YouTube’s spot as the conference’s title sponsor, promising the […]

Paramount Promotes Two Execs to Oversee VidCon Amid Leadership Shake-Up

Paramount Global has promoted two executives to svp positions overseeing VidCon as the convention’s general manager, Jim Louderback, transitions to an advisory role. Colin Hickey will be the svp operations at VidCon after serving as its chief operating officer for more than eight years. During that time, Hickey helped broker VidCon’s 2018 sale to Paramount […]

VidCon 2021 Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns, Rescheduled for Next Summer

ViacomCBS has canceled VidCon for the second year in a row due to concerns about the ongoing COVID pandemic, event organizers told The Hollywood Reporter. The convention, which brings together online creators and fans, was supposed to take place from Oct. 22 to 24 at the Anaheim Convention Center, though event organizers had included tickets for […]

VidCon 2021: Binging With Babish’s Andrew Rea, Alyson Stoner to Return as Featured Creators (Exclusive)

VidCon is back in person this October and creators like Binging With Babish’s Andrew Rea, Alyson Stoner and The Try Guys’ Ned Fulmer and Zach Kornfeld are set to return to the Anaheim convention alongside newcomers including TikTok beauty influencer Abby Roberts, YouTuber BENOFTHEWEEK and TikTok “twinfluencers” The Montes Twins. Other creators returning to the […]

VidCon Taps Nicole Leo as Director of Creator Partnerships (Exclusive)

She will be based in ViacomCBS's Hollywood office and report to Colin Hickey, vp of operations.

VidCon to Return to Anaheim With Fall Event

Featured creators at the in-person event will include Brent Rivera, Spencer X and MeganPlays.

ViacomCBS Cancels VidCon Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The online video conference VidCon has been canceled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.

ViacomCBS’ VidCon Sets First Abu Dhabi Edition

ViacomCBS' international networks unit teamed with the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi to bring VidCon, the world’s largest online video event, to the United Arab Emirates for the first time in March 2020.

VidCon at 10: How a “Thrown-Together” Event Gave Rise to the Influencer Era

From 1,400 people in a Century City ballroom to over 75,000 attendees in Anaheim, VidCon has become a regular stop on the calendar for media executives and talent over the past decade.

VidCon Plots Mexico City Expansion

Viacom-owned VidCon announced that the online video conference will travel to Citibanamex Center in Mexico City in spring 2020.

YouTube Product Chief Neal Mohan to Keynote VidCon 2019

Executives from YouTube, Instagram, Twitch and TikTok will take the stage at VidCon this summer for the festival's industry programming track. Neal Mohan, chief product officer at YouTube, will be the industry creator keynote speaker July 11.