VidCon 2013 was an awesome experience! This was Influxis’ first year to sponsor the event, and it was nothing short of amazing. YouTube stars and content creators abound plus thousands upon thousands of fans (tons of teenagers, a few parents and a smattering of industry execs) gave the event a vibrant, energized feel. People came from all over the United States and also from other countries such as the U.K. and even Australia. There were a lot of exhibitors with really cool booths, great people and sweet giveaways, plus an area for arcade games, padded gladiator battles and inflated jumpers. Several booths did on location video interviews and shows. There also long lines for fans to meet their YouTube idols, plus no one can forget Shark Week’s giant shark in the middle of the room that crunched anything in its jaws with 20,000 pounds of pressure.
On the mainstage on Day 1, in-between such Youtube greats as iJustine and Rebecca Black, Influxis had a web-robotic, twitter-powered Plinko board that when the chip dropped in a given spot, the host would dunk one of two YouTube stars, or both stars if it landed on the ‘X’! The crowd voted for which slot it would drop using Twitter. The robotic chute would move to slot with the most votes and release the chip. VidCon donated $1 to clean water via The Thirst Project for every vote. Watch the videos here.
Many people lined up to get their Influxis tattoo and a pair of Influxis 8-bit sunglasses. Some played our Influxis Plinko board and won an Influxis t-shirt or our 8-bit sunglasses (Minecraft style).
We also sponsored a live streaming hat-cam, and we went throughout the Exhibit floor interviewing the crowds about their experience and several exhibitors about what they offer.
People were having a great time, and were so excited to meet their YouTube star favorites. Here’s a video of the opening fan rush to the signature tables on Day 2:
You can see here some of the photos from the event: