Without powerful central figures, this community would be nothing. We’re extremely excited about the speakers that we have been able to line up so far. If you or someone you work with might be interested in working with VidCon, please contact us at vidcon2010@gmail.com.

At this point however, there are no more speaking slots available with comped registration. But we’re very interested in ideas for further programming. This is all about “user generated content” after all.

Below is an incomplete list of people who will be at the conference. It’s incomplete for two reasons:

  1. Because everyone who comes to VidCon is part of the community, but we can’t list everyone.
  2. Because we’re still talking with a bunch of people who might be able to come.
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Shane Dawson
Sketch comedian and personality Shane Dawson has over a million subscribers on his main channel and another 700,000 on his vlogging channel. His hilarious and sometimes heartfelt videos have been viewed more than 250,000,000 times.
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Smosh
VidCon’s most viewed performers, Ian and Anthony, claim 350 million views on YouTube alone. They are also some of online videos’ most perennial stars, having been in the game for over four years now. Their viral hits have taken them from lip-syncing kids to successful film-makers in that time, and they’re coming to VidCon to share that story.
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natalie tran
Natalie Tran
With more than half a million subscribers on YouTube, Natalie Tyler Tran’s utterly original sketches–in which she generally plays multiple characters–have established her as one of the biggest stars on YouTube. Natalie averages more than a million views per video, and her uber-smart humor–mixed in with a fair bit of jokes about your mum–has earned praise from media around the world. (Among her fans, in fact, is Ze Frank.)
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Phillip DeFranco
Phillip DeFranco
The Phillip DeFranco Show has more regularl viewers than Anderson Cooper 360, and with good reason. It’s entertaining, it’s broad and it’s community-based. Phil isn’t afraid to bring you news of hot celebs mixed and idiotic criminals mixed in with actual analysis of things that really matter. Phil also recently launched “Like Totally Awesome” a video game and technology review show.
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Ray William Johnson
Ray William Johnson
In their end-of-year festivities, YouTube called 2009 “The Year of Ray.” Ray William Johnson shot up the charts by making entertaining commentary on viral videos. In 2009 alone, Ray netted some 500,000 subscribers and 80 million video views. Every one of his bi-weekly videos gets more than a million views in it’s first week.
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Marina Orlova
Marina (Hot for Words) Orlova
Marina’s etymology-based project, Hot for Words is YouTube’s most successful educational show. Though, it’s worth noting that the average guy finds himself much more interested in the meaning of the word “snorkel” when Marina is explaining it. Her online success has led to a book deal as well as regular spots on television and speaking gigs.
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Ze Frank
Ze Frank
Ze Frank is probably the most influential individual in the history of social video. Beginning on March 17, 2006, Ze hosted The Show with Ze Frank, a year-long video-based experiment in news coverage, community, and collaboration. Under Ze’s guidance, the show’s fans–known as sportsracers–played him in chess, dressed up hundreds of vacuum cleaners, and made the earth into a sandwich. Along the way, Frank popularized many videoblogging techniques now considered standard. He has spoken at conferences around the world, including Ted Talks. Frank now makes news videos from Time Magazine.
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Dave Days
Dave Days
The ninth most subscribed user on YouTube, Dave Days is a talented parodist and lyricist whose songs are infectiously catchy. Still just a teenager, Dave Days is signed to DFTBA Records and has already released a successful album.
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Mitchell Davis
Mitchell Davis
Over the last few years of making artistic, obscure and occasionally incomprehensible videos, Mitchell Davis has created one of the most active communities in online video. Not only has he sold out 500-seat concert halls, Mitchell and his friend Kyle have starred in videos that have been viewed over 65 million times.
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Kassem G
Kassem G
If Kassem G’s “California On:” series doesn’t make you laugh until you pee, then you’re probably a good person. But for the rest of us, Kassem’s ability to dead pan the peculiarities of California culture makes his shows the hilight of our week. Also starring in the successful web comedy “Hot Girls” in which he plays a girl who is decidedly not very hot.
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Michael Buckley
Michael Buckley
Michael Buckley’s entertainment news show “What the Buck?” began on Connecticut public-access TV, but when his videos were uploaded to YouTube, they made him a star. With more than 180 million views, What the Buck is one of the most successful shows in the history of online video. Buckley also maintains a popular vlogging channel, peron75, and hosts wildly popular live shows. Known for his infectious enthusiasm and genuine kind-heartedness, Buckley has also served as a mentor for many online video creators. As the Hollywood Reporter noted, Buck appeals “to both the celeb fanatics and the black rim-glasses set.”
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iJustine
iJustine
Justine Ezarik is literally a coal miner’s daughter, but that hasn’t prevented her from becomming one of the web’s biggest new media stars. Justine actually trained as a video editor and graphic designer, and has since picked up every skill she needed to help her be successful, from life casting to music production. Though she only began really dedicating herself to YouTube a year ago, she already has 300,000 regular viewers and over 70 million video views.
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Shay Carl
Shay Carl
Shay Carl is one of the most subscribed YouTubers of all time. His original YouTube channel has 32 million views, while his vlogging channel has eclipsed that with over 60 million views. In 2009, Shay also started a channel focusing on his weight loss, which has been one of the fastest growing YouTube channels of all time.
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Charlie McDonnell
Charlie McDonnell
Charlie is a 19-year-old YouTube Video blogger from Bath, England, known online as ‘charlieissocoollike’, he’s the top Vlogger in the whole of the UK. He joined the website in April 2007, and after a month of posting videos he amassed little over 150 subscribers, but after his video ‘How to Get Featured on YouTube’ was indeed featured on the front page of the UK site, his popularity rapidly increased; he now has over 230,00 subscribers and over 20,000,000 total video views.
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Olga Kay
Olga Kay
Though Olga Kay isn’t shy about her film and television career (not to mention her stint as a juggler with Ringling Bros.) It’s clear that YouTube is where she really gets to let her talents and her personality shine.
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Karen Alloy
Karen (Spricket) Alloy
Brand new mommy Karen Alloy is the only Emmy Award-winning VidCon presenter. Her fast-paced, informative videos have captured the attention of millions…including the midwest Emmy committee.
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Brittani Louise Taylor
Brittani Louise Taylor
Internet sensation and cupcake fanatic Brittani Louise Taylor is one of the fastest-growing channels on YouTube. Her high-energy, high-production-value, high-def vlogs prove that you don’t need a cast of thousands to make the kind of quality video content that millions will enjoy.
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jon and jory
Jonny Paula and Jory Caron
Jonny and Jory wanted to help the world answer one simple and important question: “Is it a good idea to microwave this?” And, in doing so, they created one of the most successful projects in online video history. To date, they’ve microwaved 197 different things ranging from christmas lights to an airbag. They’ve also leveraged the popularity of the microwave show to launch several other successful shows, resulting in 200,000 regular viewers and a thriving business.
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Matt Brown
Matt Brown
Matthew Brown is known as swiftkaratechop on YouTube and his wildly popular video series “Ask Swifty” generates more than 4,000 email responses per episode. With a fan base already over 200,000, Brown is one of the fastest-rising stars in online video–and he does it all from his home studio in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
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David Choi
David Choi
With a mix of sweet gravelly vocals and technical guitar playing, David Choi has become one of YouTube’s most successful musicians. Performing wildly popular original songs as well as accoustic covers of today’s hits, Choi seems unstoppable.
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Rhett and Link
Rhett and Link
Childhood best friends Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal are “internetertainers” known for their high production quality, top-notch writing, and mellifluous harmonies. Currently traveling the country filming hilarious TV commercials for free on behalf of small businesses, Rhett and Link have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and the Jay Leno Show. Plus, Ashton Kutcher follows them both on twitter.
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Kalel Cullen
Kalel Cullen
Kalel Cullen is one of the pioneers of the YouTube beauty community with millions of video views and several sponsors under her belt, her videos have consistently entertained and informed her growing community.
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Kevin Nalty
Kevin “Nalts” Nalty
Kevin “Nalts” Nalty is the only career marketer who is one of YouTube’s most-viewed personalities. His more than 800 online videos have been viewed on online-video sites more than 100 million times. He and his online videos have won numerous awards, and have appeared on CNN, ABC, BBC, Fox and CBS News. Nalts has consulted with dozens of brands including Microsoft, Mentos, Holiday Inn, Logitech and MTV. His book “Beyond Viral Video” will be out in time for VidCon.
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Tessa Violet
Tessa Violet
Hyperactive vlogger Tessa Violet is known and loved all over online video. Aside from winning $100,000 in viral video-making contest, Tessa’s real-life antics and adorable nerdiness have made her one of the most successful personalities in online video.
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Dan Brown
Dan Brown
Dan Brown, who is not the author of the Davinci Code, might just be taking you on an adventure to KFC, but it feels like the adventure of a lifetime. When he’s not semi-professionally pogo sticking, being a contestant on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” or teaching the “Dan Brown method” of solving a Rubick’s Cube (it’s really called that) he’s an active advocate of community on YouTube, and one of the world’s most successful and dedicated vloggers.
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Hank Green
Hank Green
The younger half of YouTube’s “Vlogbrothers” project, Hank Green writes funny songs about nerdy things and has sold more than 3,000 copies of his albums 100% through YouTube. Hank is the co-founder of DFTBA Records, a record company that produces and distributes music from YouTubers. Hank also is the on who thought up VidCon…so you can blame him.
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Julia Nunes
Julia Nunes
Julia Nunes is one of YouTube’s top musicians. Her YouTube channel has 60 videos with over 100,000 views and she has toured all over the world playing to huge YouTube-based audiences everywhere she goes. Since starting on YouTube she has opened for Ben Folds Five and played the music festival bonaroo.
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Lisa Nova
Lisa Nova
With her dead-on celebrity parodies, hilarious sketches, and memorably origianal characters, LisaNova was one of the first breakout online video stars. After a stint as a featured player on MadTV, LisaNova returned to her online roots, where she built a huge audience. In 2009, LisaNova cofounded The Station, a collaborative video channel featuring many of the most popular online content creators.
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Eric Franks
Eric Franks
D. Eric Franks is a video technology evangelist (videopia.org) with a dozen years of experience. He’s written a dozen books, hundreds of articles and splashed the ink of literally a million words onto dead trees. Eric’s passion is helping producers take the next step up in quality, without spending another dime on gear.
Charles Trippy
Charles (and Alli) Trippy
Charles Trippy and his fiancee Alli like to use the motto, “Internet Killed Television.” And with more than 600,000 subscribers and 100,000,000 views on their various channels, they’re making it happen. Lately, Charles and Alli have been documenting their lives daily on their channel CTFxC; already, tens of millions have tuned in. Can you still say tuned in? Or is television too dead already?
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Kaleb Nation
Kaleb Nation
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Alex Day
Alex Day
Whether he’s singing songs about Dr. Who or engaging in a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the Twilight Saga, Alex Day–known as nerimon on YouTube–is always entertaining. Nerimon was a featured member of the BBC television show chartjackers, in which a group of online video enthusiasts recruited talent from the Internet to write, record, and promote a single, which made it on to the UK singles charts.
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John Green
John Green
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