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***We're having THREE VIDCONS this year***
VidCon EU | April 7-9, 2017 | RAI Convention Center
http://www.vidconeurope.com
Guests include Hannah Hart, Rhett and Link, Nathan Zed, Mamrie Hart, Charlie McDonnell, Dodie Clark, and so many more!

VidCon US | June 21-24, 2017 | Anaheim Convention Center
http://www.vidcon.com

VidCon AUS | September 9-10 | Melbourne Convention Centre
http://www.vidconaustralia.com

You can also catch me and John in February (VERY SOON) in Boston at NerdCon Nerdfighteria
http://www.nerdconnerdfighteria.com
Guests include Hank and John, Nathan Zed, Craig Benzine, George Watsky. Hannah Hart, Emily Graslie, with music by Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers.

Thanks to Tessa Violet for letting us use her song Not Over You! The music video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg4setI1nMk

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Hello people who went below the fold. I'm uploading this on a quiet Thursday evening and I want to say two things:

1. My leave has been a really reflective time and one of the main takeaways from that reflection is how grateful I am for the support of this community and that we get to do cool and good things together.

2. The conference business is weird and difficult. I'm still dealing with some of the financial fallout from NerdCon: Stories. But it's so so worth it when I hear from people who say that VidCon or NerdCon is one of the best or the best times they have all year. I think it's so fantastically important that we gather together in the real world when we can and love things together. I'm so proud to help facilitate that for so many people.


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Hank: Good morning John paternity leave break! What am I doing here? I prerecorded this video because I have some things to tell you about VidCon...s. VidCons. Three of them.

Lilly: I think my favorite thing about being a YouTube creator is that it lets me be on a stage and talk to you in real life. 
 
Rosianna: VidCon is one of the only times of year you get to get together and see each other.

Shay: I don't want a TV show! I want to be a pioneer of something brand new.

Casey: We should only be sharing our ideas in the environment that enables us to do that the best. Let go of the ego behind it and instead focus on what matters, which is reaching the audience and nothing enables that like the internet.

(Montage)

Hank: We come together at VidCon to immerse ourselves in the world of online video. To connect with our friends and our communities, to capture and reflect the state of this ever changing and thriving culture, and simply to celebrate. We are pleased to announce that VidCon US will return to the Anaheim Convention Center for another exceptional weekend, June 21st to 24th.

And for the first time ever, VidCon is going global. VidCon Europe will kickoff April 8th and 9th in Amsterdam with VidCon Australia following on September 9th and 10th in Melbourne. These are two cities that foster innovation and collaboration. They're cosmopolitan, friendly and lively cities and we're very excited to see how VidCon lives and breathes in these new homes. Tickets are officially available now for VidCon US, VidCon Europe and VidCon Australia. I hope to see you there.

I'm so excited to be going to these things, I've never been to Amsterdam, I've never been to the Southern Hemisphere. No Australia, no Sydney, no Melbourne, no anything.

I will be at all three: Anaheim, Amsterdam, and Melbourne. John, you're only gonna be able to be at Anaheim. So I will just have to be both me and you for those people there, which I think I can pull off. I'm working on your signature, it's not complicated. And maybe you can like, you can Skype in for a Dear Hank and John. That'd be fun. I say without having asked you about that first.

We're digging into the really interesting creator communities in these places but we will also be bringing creators from the US and the UK. We're so lucky at VidCon to be able to represent a diversity of creators and creations and going international is a humongous step in that direction for us. I'm really excited about it. I think it's gonna be a ton of fun.

I apologize to you for coming back from leave temporarily just to let most of you know about events that you're not gonna be able to be at. I feel very bad for all the people who live far away from these events, but now there are fewer of you! For everybody who can come, I'm so excited to see you in Anaheim, Melbourne and Amsterdam.

John, thank you so much for taking care of this place and for all of our guest hosts for taking care of this space while I've been gone. I don't know how its gone, because as I said I prerecorded this because I am on leave.

Thanks for not burning the channel down, I assume. And I'll see you on Tuesday.