VidCon is set to return in June 2022 with TikTok as title sponsor after a two-year hiatus induced by the COVID pandemic. The four-day event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center and will feature a roster of popular creators including Molly Burke, Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie, Hannah Meloche, Alyssa McKay, Brent Rivera and more.
If the June 22-25, 2022 event goes according to plan, TikTok, as title sponsor, will present the keynote address, bring its native talent and resident executives to participate in all three of VidCon’s tracks (i.e., for fans, creators and industry execs), and sponsor some of the expo hall stages.
TikTok was set to title sponsor VidCon US 2021, nabbing the position from YouTube after it held the role of lead sponsor since 2013. The upcoming event is TikTok’s chance to shine.
“At TikTok we’re thrilled to expand upon our partnership with VidCon, where helping creators learn, collaborate and elevate is at the core of our shared mission,” said Bryan Thoensen, head of content partnerships at TikTok.
VidCon, owned by ViacomCBS, has released the first set of creators who will be attending IRL. The list includes: Alan Chikin Chow, Alex Ojeda, Alyssa McKay, Amanda Rach Lee, Benjamin De Almeida (aka Benoftheweek), Brent Rivera, CaptainPuffy, Courtney Quinn (aka Color Me Courtney), Crissa Jackson, DangMattSmith, Devon Rodriguez, Elliana, Gigi Gorgeous, Hannah Meloche, Hannahxxrose, Jasminexgonzalez, Jonny Morales, Julian Bass, Kira Kosarin, MeganPlays, The Merrell Twins, Molly Burke, Nadia Caterina Munno (aka The Pasta Queen), Nia Sioux, the Onyx Family, SeanDoesMagic, SkincareByHyram, Sir Carter, Tubbo, Walter the Frenchie and Wasil Daoud.
After celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, VidCon will return to Anaheim with both a digital and in-person ticketing option for the first time. The move is part of its 2020 brand refresh that debuted a new logo and worldwide release of VidCon Now, its digital programming arm that features free creator-made content each week.