The inaugural VidCon Australia, held on Sept. 9 and 10 at the Melbourne Convention And Exhibition Center, was such a success that it’s already confirmed for another outing in 2018, the company announced today. Dates and details will be revealed in coming months.
The first-ever VidCon Australia saw globally-renowned creators like Tyler Oakley and Grace Helbig rubbing elbows with local stars including How To Cook That’s Ann Reardon and Kate Mclennan’s The Katering Show.
“It was incredibly exciting to see creators, fans, and the industry from all over the world converge on [Melbourne] to share their passion for online video,” VidCon’s newly-tapped CEO, Jim Louderback — who replaced founding CEO Hank Green last month — said in a statement. “After such a vibrant and positive event, we really had no choice: we just had to commit to running it again in 2018.”
For the first time this year, VidCon expanded beyond its flagship event in Anaheim, Calif., with satellite conferences in Europe and Australia. VidCon Europe was held in Amsterdam last April — though the company has yet to announce that that event will return for another showing. The original VidCon U.S., which hosted 31,000 attendees in 2017, is set to return to Anaheim next summer for its ninth-ever gathering from June 20 to 23. Tickets are already on sale.