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07/07/2014 07:11 pm ET Updated Sep 06, 2014

SMOSH - Two Dudes, One Media Empire

Ian and Anthony of SMOSH fought off zombies to get to our interview.

Just kidding, but they actually did compare the recent YouTube convention, VidCon to World War Z.

"We were walking up the staircase and there was a hoard of zombies, a mountain of people," SMOSH told us. "One person bit me."

They started just posting videos on their channel at 17 for fun and hanging out... and they just keep going and growing!

"We started off just the two of us and now we want it to be more of a brand of comedy and when you hear SMOSH, we want it to be stuff people know they're going to like because it's similar to stuff we've already made," the YouTube stars told us.

They come up with new ideas through random conversations or sometimes when they want to make fun of something in pop culture. Now their community has expanded beyond their over 18 million subscriber YouTube channel, to bring them huge brand deals, a popular online destination at Smosh.com and a gaming channel.

They envision next year's VidCon to be quite futuristic.

"There's going to be 100,000 people and we're going to walk in in gold suits and be flown in by a drone and become miniature and walk in without anyone seeing us," they joked.

What's next? While they've consistently said traditional media wasn't their thing as they grew their new media empire, they mentioned the possibility of a movie project (which fans loved). In the short term though? Their next target is a collab with Grumpy Cat.