Since launching its YouTube channel in 2007, WatchMojo has posted more than 12,700 videos, which have collectively brought in over 8.2 billion views. Now, the prolific content producer known for its top ten lists is expanding its brand offline with a foray into the world of live events. It has announced its plan to host a gathering at YouTube Space NY on May 31st, with a series of panels, addresses, and performances on the docket.
The theme of WatchMojo’s upcoming event is “Creativity Travels: Media in the Age of the Global Stage,” and the presentation attendees will share their thoughts on how creators can stay relevant as online video expands worldwide. Panelists and speakers will include Anthony Batt of VR company WEVR, who will deliver a keynote address, as well as Rich Antoniello of Complex Networks. Tubefilter’s own Joshua Cohen will serve as one of the panel moderators.
Tickets to the event are available through two separate means. Creators and other industry professionals can snag tickets by emailing WatchMojo, while the channel’s fans are invited to reach out to the brand on social media. For anyone who cannot attend the gathering in New York but wishes to check out the resulting discussions, a live stream will be available on the WatchMojo YouTube channel.
For WatchMojo, the plan is to produce multiple live events in spaces around the globe. “As the digital world’s foremost curator of pop culture and infotainment, launching a series of shows in creative hubs across the world is the next logical step for WatchMojo,” reads a press release from the company. Future symposia hosted by the listmaker will include one in London on July 12th and one in Toronto at an undetermined date in the fall.
Meanwhile, WatchMojo’s digital video network will keep up its usual level of activity. The company’s YouTube channel now has more than 14.5 million subscribers.