Last week, on March 8th, was the Melbourne YouTube Gathering. Initially a much larger event was planned for this date, called Expload, but this event unfortunately had to be post-poned. So, in its place an old school YouTube gathering was organised at Federation Square to begin at 12pm. I was fortunate enough to be flown over for this event [and the Melbourne Queer Film Festival] by Vidception, so a big thank you goes out to them.
This was the biggest YouTube event I’d ever attended, and it was a little overwhelming at first. Hundreds of people turned up, both viewers & creators, and I experienced the craziness of fangirls first-hand, when people such as FunForLouis arrived at the event. I know quite a few people in the Australian YouTube community, having watched them for years, so it was really cool to finally meet them in person. I also met some of my own Australian viewers on the day, which was a fun thing I hadn’t experienced before. On the day I discovered a bunch of YouTubers I hadn’t watched before, which was great because I’m always on the look out for new YouTubers to watch.
I just want to say a big thank you to the organisers of the event, and to all those who turned up. It was a really great day, and I feel like I made a lot of friends there. I can’t wait to collab with some of you who I met on the day, and look forward to catching up with the rest of you sometime soon!