Smosh Rocks Vidcon 2013!
This past weekend I was lucky enough to go to Vidcon 2013 as part of team SMOSH. Vidcon was twice as big this year, with over 11,000 fans, Youtubers, and creators attending the convention center in Anaheim, CA. I know a lot of people wanted to go, but were unable due to distance or money or both, so here is kind of a photo diary of our Smoshy adventures!
Friday started EARLY for us, since Smosh had a 7:30am dress rehearsal for their main stage performance. At 9:45am, the real deal happened, with Anthony and Ian performing LIVE their newest song, WE RULE HIGH SCHOOL. Here’s the video!
Next up was the first Smosh signing. Look at the line!
Ian Anthony signed pictures, shirts, and pretty much everything else you can think of for two hours.
I tried to get some shots of the other YouTubers who were signing at the same time.
Charlie McDonnell AKA Charlieissocoollike got creeped out by me taking pictures of him without asking first. Oops. (He was super nice to everyone though)
Look at that beautiful hair on Joey Graceffa
After the signing, Ian and Anthony were hustled off for a LIVE Lunchtime w/Smosh. Twerking happened.
Meanwhile, Lasercorn, Mari, Jovenshire, and Sohinki sat down for their own signing.
Look closely at Lasercorn’s “passion”
I then joined Ian and Anthony as they met with some of the FOOD BATTLE: THE GAME supporters. First up: a photoshoot with Ian, Anthony, and Aleeya. She was a natural in front of the camera.
Later, other supporters were IN special videos just for the Smosh Instagram. I was worried since we were shooting videos live, but everyone was super relaxed and funny and awesome.
We shot a few videos, but here’s the one by @antmennella! Watch MORE on the Smosh Instagram page. DO IT.
Smosh also did a meet and greet with a few other FOOD BATTLE: THE GAME supporters.
One of the highlights was a custom handwritten book complied by Brrandy called “Smoshers Around the World,” with heartfelt messages for Anthony and Ian from Smoshers who couldn’t make it to Vidcon.
After the meet and greet, Anthony and Ian sat down for some interviews with NewMediaRockstars and Tubefilter.
Everyone was pretty exhausted, so we called it a day.
The next day started with another Smosh signing.
Katie was back with her amazing Charlie cosplay head.
After that Ian and Anthony headed to the Alloy Digital booth for a live GAMETIME w/Smosh, where they played Scribblenauts.
After a short break, everyone from Smosh Games took the stage for an epic game of Rockband. Anthony, Ian, Sohinki, Mari, Lasercorn, and Jovenshire were joined by special guests Dana and Joslyn from ClevverTV, Andrea Rene from The Escapist, Jamie and Hayley from Gurl.com, Meghan Camarena AKA Strawberry17, Kingsley, and Taryn Southern. OH, and two very special guests, Selina and Peyton. They wore Bananas to Vidcon, and won their chance to play on stage with everyone. How cool is that?
At first Kingsley was like…
But then he…
Ian rocked so hard he died.
Who won the epic Rockband colab challenge? The video is coming soon…
BETWEEN all these adventures, we also got to hang out backstage at the Vidcon 2013 green room. So many amazing YouTubers were there just hanging out, and everyone from Toby Turner to Shane Dawson passed through on their way to their performances or their signings. Here’s just a few of the people we ran into!
We ran into Dan Howell (danisnotonfire), and we wanted to get a picture with him and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil), but we couldn’t find him. Since we were pressed for time, we decided we could just Photoshop Phil in later. How’s it look?
Luckily, Phil came back, and we got the RIGHT picture. These guys are both very nice AND very tall.
Vidcon hero Hank Green!
How did Anthony do on his Pewdiepie face?
Now, here’s a few more odds and ends I didn’t know what to do with!
I told them to "act natural"
Thanks for a great weekend, everyone. See you next year!
Did you see us at Vidcon? Tell us about in the comments or hit me up on Twitter.