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What is VidCon? Burning questions about the biggest YouTube star convention

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VidCon will kick off its sixth convention Thursday, and all kinds of YouTube royalty — including VlogBrothers John and Hank Green and actress Felicia Day — will be there. Want to know who else will be there, what’s new this year, and, most importantly, what exactly VidCon is? Then read on.

What is VidCon? 

VidCon is where creators and fans of YouTube series meet to talk about the changing world of online video. “VidCon is always fun,” Grace Helbig — who now has her own show on E! — told EW. “Every year, there’s always a new wave of content creators that you get to meet and talk to and hear their perspective. The community is tight-knit and supportive, and also it’s evolving.”

Where and when is VidCon? 

The convention kicks off Thursday, July 23 and goes until Saturday evening in Anaheim, California. (See the full schedule here.)

Who will be at VidCon?

All the biggest YouTube stars including iJustine, Rebecca Black, Bad Night‘s Jenn McAllister, Felicia Day, Tyler Oakley, GloZell, Hannah Hart, Grace Helbig, and both John and Hank Green

Is there anything new this year?

Indeed: For the first time ever, VidCon is getting the entire Anaheim Convention Center to itself. “Last year, we were sharing with a volleyball tournament, which was somewhat complicated because there were, unsurprisingly, fans of online video also attending the volleyball tournament,” Hank Green told EW. “So there was a lot of crossover there, which we did not anticipate and had to deal with it.”

How do you get VidCon tickets? 

They’re all sold out, but you can follow what’s happening here at EW.com.

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