VidCon is the world’s largest event for everyone who loves online video and is excited about its potential. Video is still an incredibly young medium, but it has already become a powerful, transformative, global force. VidCon is at the center of that revolution.
The first VidCon was run in July 2010 by the Vlogbrothers, John and Hank Green. Already a pair of online celebrities, they started VidCon as a place where people who had only ever met on the internet could meet and connect in real life. It was a hit, and became a popular annual event in Southern California.
In 2017, VidCon expanded out of North America and into the world. A key part of that expansion was the debut of VidCon Australia in the cultural capital of Melbourne. The second VidCon Australia will be held 31 August – 2 September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Made for both the creators and viewers of the online video industry, VidCon Australia will be a celebration of everything that makes this medium awesome. This emerging industry is wildly diverse and rapidly evolving, and VidCon Australia, presented with support from the State of Victoria, aims to bring together a global community that believes online video is the most important cultural force since the motion picture.