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2014 will be remembered for many things: the year Kimye tied the knot, the year we saw the end of Breaking Bad, and the year that VidCon became a mecca for digital media.
For the unitiated, VidCon is the online video world’s annual three-day conference that calls Anaheim, California, home. VidCon 2014 presented a ton of brand activations, industry and community panels, and thousands of screaming fangirls (more on this later).
Big brands like The Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon, Kia, and Taco Bell seized the opportunity to get noticed by Gen C and had a huge impact throughout the weekend. And on this year’s panels, digital media tastemakers addressed the industry’s most buzzworthy topics, from vlogging to branded content.
But the biggest presence at VidCon 2014 by far: fangirls. At any moment, all it took was a fan to shriek “OMG IT’S ____________” to create an instant stampede worthy of The Lion King.
VidCon 2014 highlights
It’s clear that a media shift has occurred, empowering an entire generation of YouTube, Vine, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr creators. Don’t believe me? Check out some of VidCon’s top social moments.
Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos‘s opening keynote speech:
— Marc Hustvedt (@MarcHustvedt) June 26, 2014
The awesomeness of the Fullscreen booth:
— Tiffany Alvord (@TiffanyAlvord) June 28, 2014
Cartoon Network demoing their amazing game Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake live in our booth!
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) June 27, 2014
i fangirled pic.twitter.com/eczZAvbuj6
— con (@ConnorFranta) June 28, 2014
Fullscreen’s screening of The Fault in Our Stars to a packed house!
— Jenn McAllister (@jennmcallister) June 28, 2014
How can you watch The Fault in Our Stars without popcorn?
— The Fault Movie (@TheFaultMovie) June 29, 2014
The line for The Fault in Our Stars stretched all the way to the Anaheim Convention Center roof!
What was your favorite VidCon memory?