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Vidcon 2010

Nerdfighters who are going (or might go) to Vidcon 2010.

Website: http://www.vidcon2010.com/
Location: The Internet, IRL
Members: 57
Latest Activity: May 11, 2012

Vidcon 2010 FAQ (from the Vidcon2010 site)

When and where is VidCon 2010?
VidCon is July 9-11 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA.

Only VidCon attendees have access to our special rate, an incredibly low $149/nght, even for a quadruple occupancy room. Book it now, because rooms are going to go fast! Make sure to use this link to make room reservations. (http://tiny.cc/VidConBookHotel)

Is this a gathering?

It is a gathering, but it's not your traditional youtube gathering. Instead of just collecting as an aimless mass of awesome, we're going to use this opportunity to grow and strengthen the community with more formal programming. Speeches, concerts, dance parties, panels, demonstrations and more are all on the docket. You can see what we're planning here at the programming page.
http://www.vidcon2010.com/programming


Is this a business thing?

Yes and no. Online video is becoming a place where lots of people make money, so we will certainly be discussing that aspect of this community. But really, the conference is about bringing together and highlighting one of the coolest things that has happened to the world in the last few years. We want rich industry people to see that what we're doing might be making money, but it's much more about having a good time. And we hope they won't mind if we rub it in a little.

Why is it so expensive?
I think what you mean is...why is it so cheap? A conference of this kind can easily cost upwards of $300 per day. We've kept the cost down to $40 per day with the help of our excellent sponsors as well as by not paying anybody anything.

The conference costs are going to the rental of the space, food and beverages provided during programming and setting up kickass A/V for presentations and concerts. Otherwise, we couldn't have made this the largest gathering of successful online video makers the world has ever seen.

Are there any more speaking opportunities available?

At this point, we have reached our limit for comped registration and help with travel expenses. However, if you have an exciting idea for programming, be it a demonstration, a talk, a panel or something else, please fill out our speaker inquiry form, and we will get back to you ASAP.

Can I stay offsite?

Absolutely, though we suggest you stay at the Hotel. Being on site will allow you to maximize your fun at VidCon. All you'll have to do while at the conference is get to in from elevators. No commute = way more fun. The Hyatt Century's group rate for the conference of $149 is the lowest rate you'll find in downtown LA. Trust us...we checked.

How did you decide who you would invite as a speaker / why didn't you invite BLANK!!!
YouTube, of course, is an extremely vibrant, exciting, large and growing community. We had to limit ourselves to a certain number of conference guests who we will be featuring as speakers to keep costs down. We know very well that lots of extremely popular, successful and talented YouTubers aren't coming as speakers. We hope that they will attend nonetheless and grace us all with their awesome.

Who's idea was this?

Hank Green, of the Vlogbrothers, couldn't believe it hadn't been done before, and asked his brother if it was a good idea. John thought it was a horrible idea, but decided to do it anyway. In order to prevent exacerbation of already-existing stress ulcers, the brothers hired Mischief Management, a conference planning team, to help.

More questions? Please email us at vidcon2010@gmail.com.

Discussion Forum

"Introduce Yourself" Discussion 16 Replies

Since Vidcon is months away, and many of us might not know anyone who is going (or want to find a roomate), I'm starting this discussion for us to introduce ourselves.I'll start. I'm Francis. I live…Continue

Started by Francis (Nerdfighterlife). Last reply by A.W. Lukens Jun 29, 2010.

Rides from Airport to Hotel

Anyone want to share a cab to save on the price or know someone who would want to pick some Nerdfighters up? I'm flying into LAX and staying at the same hotel that VidCon is in, so let me know. I'd…Continue

Started by A.W. Lukens May 24, 2010.

Roommate search

I know there are others out there looking for roommates to share a hotel room with during VidCon 2010.I thought it would be a good idea to start this thread so we can actually find some roommates.I…Continue

Tags: room, rooms, sharing, hotel, 2010

Started by Elinious Jan 4, 2010.

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Comment by Jordan on June 14, 2011 at 6:07pm

hey so right now i actually dont have tickets :( :( but i will pay full price or more than they sold for! pleas! ive wanted to go all year! contact me at kitkatkid09@yahoo.com

Comment by Steve Mann on June 12, 2010 at 2:54am
I am still looking for someone to share my room with. If I can't then it's going to be a really expensive trip.
Comment by Meghan on June 12, 2010 at 1:10am
I get more and more excited the closer it gets!!! ACCIO VIDCON!!!!
Comment by MalfoyIsOurKing on April 24, 2010 at 11:25am
Hey is anyone going from Houston or Texas in general?
Comment by Trina on March 13, 2010 at 2:39pm
I'll hopefully get to go(if my mother gets that friday off) but I'm probably going to be alone because the friends who wanted can't go. So I was wondering if there were any Nerdfighters who would like to meet up and hang out up there. :)
Comment by Jackie M.O. on March 3, 2010 at 12:46am
I REGISTERED 2 DAYS AGO!!!! SCORE!!!!

I am looking forward to meeting:
Julia Nunes (AGAIN)
Michael Buckley
John & Hank Green
Ray William Johnson
Meekakitty
Shane Dawson
Mitchell Davis
& Pomplamoose

...concerts, dance parties, nerdfighters?
this thing is gonna be extra- terrestrial
Comment by ChelseaIRL on February 22, 2010 at 10:01am
for the record, i'm expecting more t-shirts as we speak. if i don't stop soon, i'm gonna need another closet. :/
and i hope you can save up, cuz it's gonna be so awesome!:)
Comment by Dustonian on January 31, 2010 at 11:04am
i wanna go sooooooooooooooo bad /:
Comment by MalfoyIsOurKing on January 13, 2010 at 1:57pm
Ugh I didn't even think to stop following them on twitter. That is were a lot of my extra cash goes so if I stop buying their awesome awesome shirts I might have a chance.*looks in closet full of Threadless shirts* It's not like I really need more shirts.=/
Comment by ChelseaIRL on January 13, 2010 at 9:48am
haha! that email is rather effective, isn't it? i keep telling myself i should unsubscribe, but i can't. #hopelesslyaddicted

and that just demonstrated how often i'm on twitter. *shakes head*
 

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