Playlist Live is an annual convention held in Orlando, Florida and Washington D.C., primarily for YouTube content creators. The convention has been held annually since 2011.The convention has also been held in the tri-state area as well as Orlando and Washington. The most recent event took place in Orlando , FL, on March 1-3, 2019. The next event is scheduled to be on February 28-March 1, 2020. Notable content creators that have attended the event include Tana Mongeau, David Dobrik, Rebecca Black and Ricky Dillon. Content creators who are part of the Fullscreen (company) multi-channel network, including MaxNoSleeves and Kristina Urribarres have also attended.
A convention, in the sense of a meeting, is a gathering of individuals who meet at an arranged place and time in order to discuss or engage in some common interest. The most common conventions are based upon industry, profession, and fandom. Trade conventions typically focus on a particular industry or industry segment, and feature keynote speakers, vendor displays, and other information and activities of interest to the event organizers and attendees. Professional conventions focus on issues of concern along with advancements related to the profession. Such conventions are generally organized by societies or communities dedicated to promotion of the topic of interest. Fan conventions usually feature displays, shows, and sales based on pop culture and guest celebrities. Science fiction conventions traditionally partake of the nature of both professional conventions and fan conventions, with the balance varying from one to another. Conventions also exist for various hobbies, such as gaming or model railroads.
Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida and the county seat of Orange County. Located in Central Florida, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area, which had a population of 2,509,831, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in July 2017. These figures make it the 23rd-largest metropolitan area in the United States, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States, and the third-largest metropolitan area in Florida. As of 2015, Orlando had an estimated city-proper population of 280,257, making it the 73rd-largest city in the United States, the fourth-largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.
Playlist Live’s programming is divided into three different tracks: the Community Track, the Insight Track & the Industry Track.These track ensure that all attendees, whether they be fans, creator, or managers and agents, have something to look forward to.
The Community Track is best suited for fans of Youtuber creators. The panels on this track consist of creators talking about various lifestyle topics. These topics include mental health, staying motivated and LGBTQ life.
The Insight Track is created for current and aspiring Youtube content creators. The panels are geared toward teaching guests how to make a living from making Youtube videos.
The Industry Track is for guests who currently work in the media industry. This track benefits marketers, managers, agents, producers, etc. This track goes in depth of the technicalities of the business realm.
Otakon is an annual three-day anime convention held during July/August. From 1999 to 2016, it took place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland's Inner Harbor district; in 2017, it moved to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The convention focuses on East Asian popular culture and its fandom. The name is a portmanteau derived from convention and the Japanese word otaku.
MegaCon, short for Mega Convention, is a large speculative fiction convention that caters to the comic book, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, and gaming communities, often occurring between late February and early March at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. The 2016 event was held in late May.
An anime convention is an event or gathering with a primary focus on anime, manga and Japanese culture. Commonly, anime conventions are multi-day events hosted at convention centers, hotels or college campuses. They feature a wide variety of activities and panels, with a larger number of attendees participating in cosplay than most other types of fan conventions. Anime conventions are also used as a vehicle for industry, in which studios, distributors, and publishers represent their anime related releases.
Penguicon is a convention in southeastern Michigan designed originally to mix the communities of the science fiction fandom and Linux user groups. In addition to educational panels on science fiction in the media, attendees participate in professional and beginner-level panels on Linux and open-source software. Penguicon takes its name both from a Monty Python sketch and from Tux, the penguin mascot of Linux.
The Star Wars Celebration is a fan gathering to celebrate the Star Wars franchise. It began in 1999, when Lucasfilm held the Star Wars Celebration in Denver, Colorado to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Subsequent events have taken place to welcome forthcoming movies, as well as honoring the 30th and 40th Anniversaries of the release of the original film.
Machinima, Inc. was a U.S.-based multiplatform online entertainment network owned by WarnerMedia. The company was founded in January 2000 by Hugh Hancock and was headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
Live streaming refers to online streaming media simultaneously recorded and broadcast in real time. It is often referred to simply as streaming, however this abbreviated term is ambiguous due to the fact that "streaming" may refer to any media delivered and played back simultaneously without requiring a completely downloaded file. Non-live media such as video-on-demand and YouTube videos are technically streamed, but not live streamed.
An Internet celebrity, blogebrity, cyberstar, online celebrity, micro-celebrity, Internet personality, or influencer is someone who has become famous by means of the Internet. The advent of social media has helped people increase their outreach to a global audience. Internet celebrities may be targeted by companies who would like them to advertise products to their fans and followers.
Royal Pirates is a Korean-American rock band which debuted in 2013. The band consists of Kim Moon-chul, and EXSY (drums)
Intervention is a yearly Internet Culture convention held in September in Rockville Maryland at the Hilton Rockville/Washington D.C. hotel. Intervention highlights independent artists from all spectrums of creative output who use the Internet as their primary distribution method. The convention hosts panels, workshops, movie showings, music concerts, open gaming, and dance events.
VidCon is a multi-genre online video conference, held annually in Southern California since 2010. Originally conceived by Hank and John Green of the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, the convention is the largest of its kind in the world, gathering thousands of online video viewers, creators, and industry representatives worldwide. In February 2018, Viacom acquired VidCon, although the conference remains a standalone subsidiary. Its offices remain in Missoula, Montana, sharing a building with Complexly.
Kassem Gharaibeh, known by his stage name Kassem G, is an American comedian and actor, best known for his online content. His YouTube channel, "KassemG", hosts several hundred videos, most notably the California On, Going Deep and Street Music webseries. He won the 2013 Streamy Award for Best Host for his work on California On.
The goal of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is to provide a forum to discuss the increasing role of analytics in the sports industry. Founded in 2006, the conference is co-chaired by Daryl Morey, General Manager & Managing Director of Basketball Operations for the Houston Rockets, and Jessica Gelman, CEO of KAGR, who oversee MIT Sloan students in the planning and operating of the yearly conference. It is the largest student-run conference in the world, attracting students from over 170 different schools and representatives from over 80 professional sports teams in the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, and Premier League. The conference is held in the Boston area and while its location has moved from the MIT campus to higher capacity convention centers, it has always occurred during February or March. One of the largest student run conferences in the country, it has been sold out every year and has become the premier venue for sports analytics discussion. ESPN has been the presenting sponsor since 2010 and the conference has garnered national attention through media outlets such as Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time, BusinessWeek, NBC Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, and Forbes. ESPN columnist Bill Simmons has nicknamed the conference Dorkapalooza.
BronyCon is an annual fan convention held on the east coast of the United States for fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, among them adult and teenage fans of the show, who call themselves bronies. Ten events have occurred to date, with the most recent one in July 2018 drawing in 5,465 attendees. Though originally planned to run through 2025, it was announced at the closing ceremonies of the 2018 convention that 2019 would be the final year.
RTX is a series of annual gaming and Internet conventions created by Rooster Teeth held in Austin, Texas; Sydney, Australia; and London, England. They are run by Bethany Feinstein and Eric Cherry.
Summer in the City is an annual three-day event held in London, dedicated to YouTube content creators and users. The event began in 2009 as a small gathering in London's parks, and has since grown into a convention-scale event that now takes place annually at ExCeL London. In 2014, SitC took place in Alexandra Palace and attracted over 8,000 attendees.
Koreaboo is a digital media company that creates and shares viral Korean pop culture content, in English, to readers from around the world. Koreaboo content is viewed by 40M users, from more than 100 different countries, every month across multiple platforms.
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CVX Live is an event designed to bring online media creators and their fans together. It was held for the first time in Orem, Utah, on August 7 to 8, 2015 Originally created by the team behind the "Bored Shorts TV" YouTube channel, the convention is Utah's first YouTube event, gathering thousands of online YouTube creators and fans together in one place. One of the creators, Brett Robers, described it as “...a very unique opportunity to bring YouTube to life.” Other YouTube events similar in nature are VidCon, Playlist Live and Vlogger Fair.
Buffer Festival is an international digital video festival, held annually in Toronto, Ontario. The festival, founded in 2013 by Corey Vidal, Corrado Coia, and Samantha Fall of the ApprenticeA YouTube channel, showcases the talent of online video creators who have debuted their work on YouTube. Buffer Festival has been called "The Digital version of the Toronto International Film Festival" and "The World's first festival dedicated to YouTube content".