The YouTube convention ‘Summer in the City’ is back for another year in London and we have been trawling the internet to find all the important details you need to hear.
1. THE BASICS
The convention will take place on the 13th and 14th August, from 10am – 9pm at London Excel. Getting on the DLR is your best option for a painless arrival.
2. WE’VE DONE WHERE AND WHEN… NOW HOW ABOUT THE ‘WHAT?’
As always, the convention will be filled to the brim with all the exciting things, from live music performances to comedy acts. There will also be Q&As, as well as informative panels about a range of topics. If you want to learn how to be the next YouTube sensation, there’s probably a talk to attend for that. And if you’re into the more gritty conversations on things like women on YouTube and so on, you can bet your faves will be getting heated somewhere and asking the important questions.
Although this very much comes under the ‘What?’ we reckon this one is the most exciting of all, so it probably deserves a section all of its own. At the convention there will also be an opportunity to get up close and personal and go in for a hug with all the YouTube stars you watch. Get a selfie too, obvs.
4. WHO’S ON THE LINE-UP?
Some of the line-up for ‘Summer in the City’ has already been announced. To be honest, this is the most crucial bit about the whole thing, but we’re going to try our very hardest not to just yell the names of who will be in attendance. Amongst the huge entourage of guests, there will be opportunities to see Dodie Clark, the Midnight Beast and Jack and Dean. Helen Anderson will also be there with her band Box of Light, as well as one of our favourite YouTube couples, Rose and Rosie. And then some.
5. THE BALLOT
There will be a ballot launching in the months before the convention in order for you to be in with a chance of attending the meet and greets you want to go to. When the ballot opens you will choose the top five YouTubers you would like to meet for each day and tickets will be allocated accordingly. This process keeps you and the YouTubers nice and safe. We don’t want anyone feeling uncomfortable on what will inevitably be an epic day.
6. MORE PEOPLE SET TO BE ANNOUNCED
Yes, that’s right! As if we weren’t all excited enough, there are still yet more of the #TeamInternet lot to be announced.