At VidCon, young YouTube stars meet the even younger generation that TOP RIGHT AND ABOVE: Conan Gray greets a long line of admirers. song that paid tribute to his senior year of high school in his small Texas town. It is the ONLY way to have access to the Meet & Greet Hall, which is where meet & greets with Featured Creators take place. If you want to meet Featured. Conan Gray greets an admirer at VidCon. At 19, the YouTube musician was now famous enough to earn an official meet-and-greet at the conference, his paid tribute to his senior year of high school in his small Texas town.
Many teen attendees ask for VidCon tickets as their birthday or holiday gifts. Some families plan their entire vacations around the event.
That doesn't include food, travel and hotel costs. Meet and greets —which attendees can only partake in if they win the signing lottery — will also have stricter rules in place.
While there has always been a security officer assigned to every signing line, attendees will now have to pass through a metal detector before entering the hall. The news on Twitter was greeted by a general sense of disappointment, coupled with the realization that safety has to be a priority.
They're the reason we are all at VidCon, and I think we should be able to have 1 on 1 time without the signing lottery. This year, that is seemingly impossible.MEETING YOUTUBERS!!! WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT VIDCON!!!
The deaf YouTuber is scheduled to lead a workshop on how-to add closed captions to your videos. She will also be on a panel called " Disability on YouTube.
One Twitter user not the official VidCon handle even conducted an informal poll, with the results suggesting people felt "a lot better" about more security. Does the new security help you feel safer about attending vidcon? I do hope that everything goes smooth, well, and safe next week.
This post has been updated with additional reactions from creators.
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He snapped the photo and cheerily said, "We got it, we got it. About 30, people show up to the annual convention these days, and not a small number of them are or want to be creators themselves. When a travel company asked 1, kids between the ages of 6 and 17 what they wanted to be when they grew up, 75 percent of them said they wanted to be a YouTuber or a vlogger.
She is a poet, and she started her first YouTube channel in She came to VidCon to learn and to see the creators she's been watching since she was 7, such as vlogger Alex Wassabi. She also loves the extremely popular YouTuber Ricegum, she said, "but he's not here.
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She might want to do YouTube as her day job, if she can get good enough. She deleted her first channel in after running it for a year. She'll come back to the platform when she has learned more and can make content she is proud of. The VidCon expo floor is swarming with kids like Alexis, who wear purple "Creator" badges around their necks. The famous ones - the featured creators and guests - wear yellow. Purple badges go to VidCon and sit in on panels to hear the yellow badges talk about how they made it.
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Some of the purple badges already have a following: Alan and Alex Stokes, walking the floor in matching pink T-shirts and ripped white jeans, were followed by a small crowd of young girls hoping for a selfie. The year-old twins are Instagram famous: Their Jake Paul-inspired comedy videos put them in the spotlight just a few months before the convention. Now, brands are courting the duo to stop by their VidCon booths for publicity.
At around age 11, his mom gave him permission to show his face. The video ends with Gray making funny faces as he struggles to reach the button to turn the camera off. In eighth grade, his school found out he made videos on the side. A teacher projected them onto the board for the whole class to see. He was not ready to expose this part of himself to his real world.
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At 18, Conan Gray became famous for "Idle Town," a song that paid tribute to his senior year of high school in his small Texas town.
The song was an ironic turning point for Gray - the soon-to-be viral video was the result of a decision to step back from the internet a bit and make something for himself instead of trying to make content that he thought people would like.
Then he started college.