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Why You'll Want to Watch the Fantastical Digital Series Oscar's Hotel

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The viral short film "Oscar's Hotel" from KickThePJ is becoming a fully-fledged series called "Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures," and this year at VidCon, we got insider details on how the project came together.

Gigi Gorgeous On Being a Transgender Icon

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.05.2015 | Style
Shira Lazar

Gigi has 1.6 million subscribers on YouTube and has appeared on shows like "Project Runway," and she uses her internet fame to bring awareness to transgender issues. She still deals with discrimination and bullying.

Ian and Anthony on "SMOSH: The Movie" and Their Sexy Wax Figures

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

It's been a big weekend for Smosh's Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, who were the first guests on our debut episode of the What's Trending Podcast and made it to the top of iTunes with their feature film debut.

What Is Vidcon? And Why Did 20,000 Teens Show Up?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Anaheim California is the home of Disneyland. It's a place where parents of mostly small children wander the streets wearing Micky ears and looking for a bit of americana fun. But for 3 days - worlds collide.

VidCon Takes Over Anaheim, Proves The Internet Is Taking Over The World

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment

Comic-Con ended just over a week ago, but that's already ancient history for the masses currently converging on Anaheim for VidCon. Like other fan co...

YouTube Get 'Fancy' For Jimmy Fallon

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.11.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon is known for his awesome celebrity lip synching battles, so "The Tonight Show" decided to hit up VidCon 2014 to see who else had "Fancy" ...

SMOSH - Two Dudes, One Media Empire

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.06.2014 | Media
Shira Lazar

Ian and Anthony of SMOSH fought off zombies to get to our interview. Just kidding, but they actually did compare the recent YouTube convention, Vid...

Fake Your Way Through Adulthood With YouTube Star Grace Helbig

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Shira Lazar

Between launching her YouTube channel (ItsGrace), starring in her first movie (Camp Takota) and coming out with a book (Grace's Guide), this has bee...

My Drunk Kitchen Star Brings Comedy To New Self Help Parody Book

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Shira Lazar

My Drunk Kitchen star, Hannah Hart joined us live at VidCon 2014 to chat about engaging her community off of YouTube. Her new book, "My Drunk Kitch...

How Tyler Oakley Gained 3 Million YouTube Subs in One Year | Vidcon 2014

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.30.2014 | Media
Shira Lazar

"Last year at VidCon, I had normal hair and didn't have a million subscribers," Oakley told us. "This year, I have 4.5 million. It's been a whirlwin...

10 Insider Tips For VidCon Newbies

Erin Mclaughlin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Teen
Erin Mclaughlin

The whole weekend is full of fun events and concerts where you can meet your favorite content creators, so feel free to go to as many of those as you like! But if you see Grace Helbig sitting with some friends eating Baja Fresh, let her eat in peace.

Who Is Tyler Oakley and Why Do His Videos Command Larger Audiences Than Many TV Shows?

Ed Martin | Posted 04.21.2014 | Media
Ed Martin

I can't help but wonder, where these people will be 10 years from now? Is it possible for the videos these people are making to be expanded into longer formats? Or would that be the kiss of death?

Varrati at VidCon: One Year Later

Michael Varrati | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Michael Varrati

Over a year ago, I wrote an article that publicly revealed to the world that I have a teensy little obsession with YouTube.

WATCH: Andy Cohen Twerks It Onstage

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.02.2013 | Gay Voices

This weekend is the 4th annual VidCon, a convention where online video stars and YouTube personalities meet with fans, participate in panels, do signi...

Q&A With the "New Queen Bee": Joseph Birdsong

Uloop | Posted 10.04.2012 | College

Five years later, with 70,857 subscribers (and counting), an app, website, two full albums out on iTunes, a Twitter following 17,000 strong, and only more to come, you could say YouTuber Joseph Birdsong, known online as disneykid1, did in fact "get it right."

VidCon 2012: iJustine and Dane Boe on Turning 'The Annoying Orange' Into a TV Show

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.04.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Favorite YouTube vlogger, blogger, gamer, and bubbly personality, iJustine cyberstalked Annoying Orange creator Dane Boe for a part on the comedic web series.

Follow the Star

Susan Campos | Posted 09.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Susan Campos

In certain circles they are known simply as YouTubers -- the cyber celebs who know how to go viral. There are a number of big YouTube stars that may not be household names yet, but have audiences larger than Jay Leno or David Letterman.

Online Video Makers And Their Fans Gather At VidCon

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 06.30.2012 | Entertainment

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A long line of teenagers has formed inside a cavernous convention center. They're waiting to nab an autograph from Rebecca Black, ...

Charlie McDonnell, VidCon, and the YouTube Revolution

Michael Varrati | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

The advent of the digital era has made the concept of disposable celebrity a living, breathing albatross around the neck of entertainment culture.

Proof of Intelligent Life on Youtube

Dan Beckmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Beckmann

This past weekend, I shlepped out to Long Island to visit Jerry, my distant relative through marriage. Back when I was starting out in broadcast news...

LA's Vidcon Brings Youtube Culture To Its Epicenter | Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles, already the capital of movies, music and tearful celebrity courtroom breakdowns, has acquired another distinction -- it's the epicenter f...

Internet Stars for Internet Freedom

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

While the Internet allows people to share their work with the world without anyone's permission, telecoms like Comcast and AT&T want to control the Internet -- deciding which content loads fast, and which doesn't load at all.