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The History of VidCon And Why Hank Green Didn’t Attend in 2023

Originally aired on June 28, 2023

This article discusses the history of VidCon, an annual convention for internet creators, and the reason why its founder, Hank Green, did not attend in 2023. The convention was founded by Hank and his brother John Green, who gained popularity through their online video messages and educational YouTube channel. Despite facing initial challenges, VidCon grew into a multi-day international convention, attracting over 70,000 attendees each year. However, due to Hank Green’s battle with cancer, he was unable to attend the 2023 VidCon.

Why did Hank Green not attend VidCon in 2023?

  • Hank Green’s ongoing battle with cancer prevented him from attending the 2023 VidCon.

History of VidCon:

  • VidCon was founded by Hank Green and his brother John Green in 2010.
  • Initially, the convention faced uncertainties, but it attracted 1400 attendees in its first year.
  • YouTube executives recognized the potential of VidCon and began sponsoring the convention from its second year.
  • Over time, VidCon grew into a multiple-day international convention with over 70,000 attendees on average each year.

Notable Attendees and Growth of VidCon:

  • The 2023 VidCon welcomed a diverse range of creators, including Chrissy Chlapecka and Anthony Padilla.
  • VidCon has evolved to cater to various demographics, including fans, creators, and industry professionals.
  • Despite not being held in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, VidCon returned in 2022 and 2023 with eager attendees.
  • The convention’s growth is expected to continue as online media and videos gain popularity worldwide.