Vid Con 2015: Art of Vlogging Panel

Jesse and Jeana of Prankvsprank and BFvsGF, Justine Ezarik (iJustine), Shay Carl (SHAYTARDS) and Charles Trippy (CTFxC) all united on the Entertainment Weekly & People Interview Stage for the Art of Vlogging panel, yesterday afternoon.

On the panel, they discussed what motivates them to create and how they interact with an audience through online video. They talked about how vlogging has changed them and how their techniques have changed over the years.

Vlogging is an extremely popular niche on YouTube, and the panel’s turnout showed how interested people were to learn more about the medium.


Paul McLauchlan   Editor-in-Chief


Vid Con 2015: Troye Sivan Announces Album ‘Wild’

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After months of waiting, fans of Troye Sivan were finally happy when the Australian announced his debut album ‘Wild’.

“WILD” is an opening instalment, a 6 song keyhole to introduce you guys to all of the music i’ve got coming in 2015. I couldn’t be prouder, and can’t wait for you guys to hear this. thank you from the bottom of my heart, endlessly.

If you go to TROYESIVAN.COM you will be directed to Troye’s Tumblr page. On there will be an opportunity to download ‘Wild’ images. They are all Photoshop-able and fans have been making new Twitter icons using the package. The password to unlock it is “blueneighbourhood”.

We are looking forward to the release of Wild, are you?

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Paul McLauchlan   Editor-in-Chief

Vid Con 2015: Power of Words Panel

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The Power of Words panel (24th of July), on the Kia Main-stage, dealt with many topical issues including, but not limited to, harassment, shaming, call-outs, privilege, being a good ally, and tone-policing.

Many of these issues can be connected to huge occurences in pop culture that have offended many people, thus proving the effects that misspeaking can have.

The panel included:

John Green (@JohnGreen)

Meghan Tonjes (@Meghan Tonjes)

Dan Howell (@Danisnotonfire)

Alli Speed (@AlliSpeed)

Connor Franta (@ConnorFranta)

Felicia Day (@FeliciaDay)

Phil Lester (@AmazingPhil)


Here are some reactions:

Dave said: “Great talk on the power of words.”

Aric said: “Panel on power of words dealt with harassment, shaming, call-outs, privilege, being a good ally, & tone-policing. Very topical.”

Maria said: “This Power of Words panel is so, so good!”

Will said: “Ughhh – [Alli Speed] is KILLING IT on the Power of Words panel”


Eoin O’Brien   Contributing Writer

Vid Con 2015: Sexual Orientation on YouTube Panel


The “Sexual Orientation on YouTube” panel took place on the 24th of July during Vid Con 2015 @ the Kia Main-stage. It was moderated by Michael Buckley.

The panelists and members of the LGBT+ community answered questions regarding coming out, how their sexuality influences their work, and some of the struggles they’ve had to face.


The panel included:

Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley)

Ingrid Nilsen (@ingridnilsen)

Hannah Hart (@harto)

Miles Jai (@milesjai)

R.J. Aguiar (@rj4gul4r)

Steph (@ElloSteph)


Here are some reactions:

McKenna said: “The Sexual Orientation panel was so amazing! Ahhh!

Isaac said: “The sexual orientation and race and representation panels at #VidCon were really great; powerful messages and relatable talks!”

Colin said: “The Sexual Orientation panel at #VidCon was absolutely wonderful. It’s great to know that there is such an awesome and supportive community.”

Xander said: “At the Sexual Orientation #VidCon panel with all the Tyler Oakley fan girls because fuck people who actually care about a panel, right?”


Eoin O’Brien   Contributing Writer

Vid Con 2015: An Intimate Gossip Session with YouTube’s Biggest Flop Tyler Oakley


After premiering his book trailer on Friday, Tyler Oakley had another event to attend. Korey Kuhl moderated “An Intimate Gossip Session with YouTube’s Biggest Flop: Tyler Oakley” on Saturday morning.

Fans had been waiting since 7:30 a.m. @ the Kia Main-stage, 2 hours before the highly-anticipated event. Tyler gave the inside scoop on his book Binge, his award-winning podcast Psychobabble (co-hosted by Kuhl), his Slumber Party Tour and what’s to come for the rest of 2015.


Fans reacted to the event on Twitter:

Jenny said: “Had an amazing time at a gossip session with [Tyler Oakley] this morning! Looking forward to his book…”

Bat said: “Tyler’s little gossip session was perfect.”


Paul McLauchlan   Editor-in-Chief

Vid Con 2015: Glitter Time


Louise Pentland, or Sprinkleofglitter, left audiences in hysterics after her hilarious Glitter Time event @ the YouNow Community stage during Vid Con 2015.

After touring the U.K. with a bestselling book and Glitter Time tour, Louise once again returned to Vid Con with her hit one-woman-show. She delighted audiences with quippy remarks, honest discussions and Q&A’s.


Here are some reactions from Twitter:

Tina said: “Glitter Time at #VidCon was absolutely amazing & I found myself smiling endlessly. [You] are so lovely.”

Parker said: Glitter Time was the best time.


Paul McLauchlan    Editor-in-Chief