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Smosh ROCKS Vidcon 2012

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This past weekend I attended the Mecca of all things awesome and YouTube, Vidcon 2012. Unlike some lazy people, I was there for work since I work for Smosh.

If you weren’t there, or just want to relieve the best weekend of your life, here’s a rundown of what was going on at Vidcon this year.



This was “Industry Day,” and it was mostly partners, creators, and business type people. If you are an “insider” like me, you might actually be interested in some of the panel discussions, like this one where the hilarious Fine Brothers, Shay Carl, and others discussed if partners should join a network or not.

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Not hilarious, but very interesting, I promise you.



Friday is when things really got started, since that is when the main expo hall opened, and when Ian and Anthony and Mari showed up. But before we get to that, can we talk about this awesome Charlie the Dunk Guinea Pig Cosplay, from ChakuuFoxDragon? Pretty amazing.

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She wasn’t drinking, but otherwise exactly right.

The first Smosh thing was a LIVE Lunchtime w/Smosh that was taped at the Alloy stage in the middle of the expo hall.

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Not Chineese of Mexican food this time

Mari was a special guest/server.

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She’s almost as good at serving food as she is at dancing

During the taping, Anthony brought up Smosher TehSmoshKidKris from the audience for a humping contest.

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This is what humping looks like.

It went great until the part where someone fell and kicked over Mari’s drink.

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Good thing there was only a zillion dollars of expensive video equipment around.

Some of the pizza ended up in the crowd and/or on the floor. People seemed excited to get it for some reason.

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Don’t eat that floor pizza.

After lunchtime, Smosh headed to the greenroom to get ready for their 10 minute performance on the main stage. Although Smosh is seen by millions of people every week online, being funny on stage in front of thousands of real live people can be daunting.

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This many people can be loud

Of course, the show went great, because T-SHIRT CANNON.

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Anthony was aiming to kill, but seemed to miss repeatedly.

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He does kind of look like a badass here.

Ian only killed the one guy so overall the main stage show was a success.



Saturday was the last day of Vidcon, so there was a lot of stuff to fit in. The day started with the Smosh signing.

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Yes, they can use pens so stop spreading that rumor.

Hundreds of Smoshers lined up to get autographs/hugs/pictures with Anthony, Ian, and Mari.

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If you recognize this kid, you are awesome.

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Look at this line!

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Mari was PUMPED to get some fan art.

vidcon 2012 mari fan art

The creators of the first three Shut Up! Cartoons, Emily Brundige from Pubtertina, Corey Edwards from Krogzilla, and Ryan Numann from Do’s and Don’ts also did a signing, where they drew pictures for everyone that stopped by.

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vidcon 2012 shut up cartoons

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Krogzilla's Corey Edwards is pretty awesome.

Besides Smosh stuff, Vidcon was crazy busy with other YouTubers like Jenna Marbles.

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I took this from a distance because I was afraid to get close to her and have her give me “the face.”

Charlie McDonnell signed autographs for like 10 hours.

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He seemed nice.



Smosh also taped a segment for the show “Ask A Naked Guy” which should premiere soon.

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Not really naked. Look at those flip flops.

After getting dressed, Smosh had ANTOHER interview on the Alloy stage, with world famous physician/writer/healer Deepak Chopra. DEEPAK CHOPRA! He did a speed drawing with Anthony and Ian for Ian Is Bored.

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One of these things is not like the other.

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He looks so happy!

That was the last official “Smosh” thing, so we could finally hangout with all the amazing people in the greenroom/ expo floor. Look who we freakin’ ran into: CHUCK TESTA!!!!

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You know who else is awesome? Shane Dawson

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Oh hey, It’s Felicia Day

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Tay Zonday and Mari… together at last!

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Also, we met TERRY CREWS.

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At first I was like…

vidcon 2012 terry crews

But then I LOL’d.

But YouTube was more than just smoshy stuff. There was amazing performances the entire weekend.

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The Gregory Brothers perform the double rainbow song… WITH DOUBLE RAINBOW GUY.

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George Watsky KILLS IT on stage.

All in all, a pretty amazing weekend! Did you go to Vidcon this year? Are you going next year? What was your favorite vidcon memory? Let’s chat in the comments!

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