YouTube star and Maker Studios co-founder Shay Carl has been to VidCon every year, but 2014 has definitely been the game changer for him and his company.
"It just gets bigger and better every year," Carl told us. "This has been a great year for me. I had a sweet meeting with Facebook and they're like showing me all these analytics and best practices, so I feel like as a creator this has been the best VidCon for me."
Aside from an upcoming book he announced and continuing to engage with more fans on the platform, he spoke about the recent trend of YouTube network acquisitions including Maker's recent sell to Disney for $450 million.
"People are really taking this seriously," the YouTuber told us. "This is a new way to entertain, connect and communicate with people around the world and you don't have to do the traditional thing anymore, you can create things that you like and get it in front of millions of people's eyeballs."