VidCon Australia announces lineup additions, YouTube returns as title sponsor

YouTube will have a significant presence at VidCon Australia.

VidCon Australia has announced a new roster of creators who will be appearing at the event to be held in Melbourne later this year. YouTube has returned as title sponsor for the second annual VidCon conference to be held in Australia.

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YouTube stars, online video creators and social media celebrities will gather with fans and brands to create one-of-a-kind IRL experiences and celebrate all things online video. The three-day event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 31-September 2.

YouTube will have a significant presence at VidCon Australia, building out interactive experiences for fans, creators, and industry attendees.

Creators announced today will join a lineup of internationally acclaimed online video creators including Anna Akana, SketchShe, Tanya Hennessy, Hank Green and Maaz.

Celine Sargent, Executive Producer of VidCon Australia, said, “Our partners at YouTube, Creative Victoria, and the Melbourne Convention Bureau brought so much enthusiasm to the inaugural VidCon Australia and to the fans and creator communities who came to celebrate with us in Melbourne. We couldn’t be happier to partner with YouTube again this year in a collective effort to celebrate, uplift, and accelerate online video and shine a light on the richness and diversity of the global creator community.”

Approximately 7,500 fans and creators are expected to attend VidCon Australia this year. The first-ever VidCon Australia, held in 2017 in Melbourne, had over 6,500 attendees and more than 60 featured creators from 12 different countries.

The latest creators added to this year’s VidCon Australia lineup are:

• Grace Helbig – The creator of It’s Grace channel, which has over three million subscribers

• Thomas Sanders – American singer, actor, scriptwriter and internet personality

• Brett Stanford and Derek Herron – two of a trio of Australians that make up the How Ridiculous team

• Jaiden Animations – American YouTube creator and animator

• Adelaine Morin – The Canadian showcases her passion for makeup by transforming into famous movie and television characters on YouTube. The AdelaineMorin channel has over 2.4 million subscribers

• Riley J. Dennis – A non-binary trans creator, who produces vlogs that address politics, gender, and intersectional feminism

• Sha’an d’Anthes – Sydney-based illustrator behind the furrylittlepeach channel

• Chloe Ting – Melbourne-based YouTube creator and fashion blogger

• Jamie and Nikki – A couple from Melbourne who share weekly snippets about their lives as young parents

• Adele Vuko, Greta Lee Jackson and Sarah Bishop – Comedic trio behind the YouTube channel Skit Box, known for the Activewear video, which has 130 million views

• Danger Dolan – Australian creator behind the channel Planet Dolan. It has a total of 8.5 million subscribers and 1.9 billion views

• Annika Victoria – Australian fashion designer and seamstress

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