ANAHEIM — Over the weekend, YouTube creators and fans gathered at the annual VidCon convention to celebrate online video. We had the opportunity to speak with VidCon co-founder John Green to find out more about the convention and some of the other projects he’s working on.
John and Hank Green, the VlogBrothers, started YouTube in 2010. Four years later, Green says, “This year’s VidCon is actually bigger than all the previous VidCons combined.”
“I think it’s really important for creators to have the opportunity to interact with each other and to have real life conversations and this is one of the big opportunities for all of us to do that. There aren’t that many people who do what we do, so it’s really fun to spend a few days hanging out with the other people who are as passionate about this as I am.”
In the interview, Green also speaks about the complexity of the ad driven Internet and how it inspired Subbable, “a new voluntary subscription platform that allows people to fund the stuff that they love directly.” John and Hank Green launched Subbable last week.