Discovery Digital Networks Takes to VidCon

5th Annual VidCon LogoWhen most people hear “Anaheim,” they think of Disneyland. For me, Anaheim is synonymous with VidCon, the annual gathering of online video creators, leaders and viewers that’s now in it’s fifth year. Tomorrow I’ll join our San Francisco- and Los Angeles-based Discovery Digital Networks teams and talent for three packed days — from meetups and signings to panels and one epic game of Ninja led by Phil DeFranco.

Discovery Digital Networks LogoIt’s been a busy year for DDN, with the DeFranco Creative team joining Discovery officially in May of last year, the launches of TestTube and SourceFedNERD and, just this month, celebrating 11 shows with more than 100M streams each (led by DNews)! This week and year don’t look like they’ll be any quieter either. Check out a few highlights of what we have happening at VidCon (in addition to some shoots of shows like Animalist News, Anyhoo and DNews):

Thursday, June 26

  • 9:30am: Eyeballs + ??? = $$$ (Keynote Moderated by Jim Louderback) – Ballroom
  • 11:15am-12:00pm: Why is Hollywood Buying In? (Industry Panel Moderated by Jim Louderback) – Room 210
  • 1:00-5:00pm: Signing with Phil DeFranco and SourceFed Team – Booth #13
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Signing with Catie Wayne – Booth #4
  • 2:00-2:45pm: Launching a Channel in 2014 (Industry Panel with Jim Louderback) – Room 210

Friday, June 27

  • 11:00am-12:00pm: Writing Comedy for YouTube (Community Panel with Steve Zaragoza) – Room 206
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Building Your Own Destination (Industry Panel with Phil DeFranco) – Room 208
  • 2:00-3:00pm: Fighting Sexism on YouTube (Industry Panel with Trisha Hershberger) – Room 209
  • 2:00-3:00pm: Do You Need an MCN? (Community Panel with Jim Louderback) – Room 202
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Building Communities: How and Why (Community Panel with Phil DeFranco) – Room 204
  • 3:30-5:00pm: SourceFed Hosting The Kia Mainstage
  • 4:20-5:50pm: SourceFed on the Hollywire Red Carpet Stage

Saturday, June 28

  • 9:30-10:30am: The Future of Online Video (Community Panel with Phil DeFranco) – Room 204
  • 9:30-10:30am: Suddenly a Star (Community Panel with Catie Wayne) – Room 205
  • 9:30-10:30am: Women on YouTube (Community Panel Moderated by Laci Green) – Room 207
  • 11:00am-12:00pm: Starting Your Channel (Community Panel with Ross Everett and Elliott Morgan) – Room 206
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Online vs. TV (Community Panel with Lee Newton and Ross Everett) – Room 206
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Script Writing and Improvisation (Community Panel with Joe Bereta) – Room 204
  • 2:00-3:00pm: Q&A with Phil DeFranco, Moderated by SourceFed – Room 210
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Q&A with SourceFed, Moderated by Phil DeFranco – Room 210
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Growing Your Channel (Community Panel with James Haffner) – Room 202
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Talking Sex on YouTube (Community Panel with Laci Green) – Room 205
  • 6:00pm: World’s Largest Game of Ninja with Phil DeFRanco (Register online today!)

If you’re at VidCon, makes sure to say hi!