By Michael Varrati
Since its inception in 2010, the notable YouTube gathering has become a veritable behemoth of the digital realm. With creators and members of the community alike traveling the world over to attend, the impact of VidCon is undeniable.
Heading into the convention this year, the anticipation couldn’t be higher. With panels, meet-ups, and parties galore, the event truly allows all aspects of the community to come together in one glorious celebration of the digital world we all passionately inhabit. For fans, the chance to connect with their favorite online personality in the flesh is meaningful. For the creators, the opportunity to get face-time with the individuals who propelled their channels to greatness is invaluable.
With everyone all a-flutter with excitement, it seemed like the perfect time to connect with some of the digital space’s most-talented individuals to talk about the medium that inspired the gathering. Through a series of discussions about their own channels and the radical evolution of the online community, I got to hear from these notable creators about what they feel drives their own work and what makes this world so special.
But, lest you think this is all too serious, don’t worry. At the end of the day, VidCon is about fun, and in the spirit of the occasion, so are these interviews. From dream collabs to getting weird user comments about feet, these content creators opened up about how the changing face of the digital space has allowed them to chase their dreams and have a blast in the process.
With videos, insight, and laughs aplenty, here’s what they had to say: