VidCon Exhaustion and Wrap-Up

August 5, 2013 ♥ Posted in: Geek Events, Journal, Travel by Kristina Horner

Hello, blog readers! I started this trip to LA exhausted, so really, it’s only fitting we’ve come full circle here right before I leave for the airport to head home. Between very little sleep, dance parties, signings and a full day at Disneyland… VidCon 2013 was a fantastic success, but oh my gosh am I ready for some quality time in my bed with Netflix and a box of wheat thins.

Honestly, when people ask me what I’ve been up to lately, a genuinely fitting way to sum up the entirety of my time this past week (month, year, etc.) is by saying I’ve been “cramming more into my hours than should be humanly possible” – but that’s depressing, so here’s a picture of me in a ball pit:

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So anyway, here we are; another VidCon come and gone. The reality of the situation is that no matter how you decide to spend your time, which panels you go to, which parties you check out, you’re likely going to be surrounded by familiar YouTube friends, people with cameras and more booze than can even be consumed in a single weekend.

No matter how much fun you have, how little sleep you accept yourself to deserve, how much you party hop – you’ll never see everyone or do everything, but that’s totally okay! That’s the beauty of the Internet, of social media, and of knowing that VidCon isn’t truly over until everyone has sufficiently documented it online.

So over the next few days I’ll be posting my VidCon wrap-up here, complete with photos, my outfits from the event as well as my thoughts on the goings-on that happened there. Did we meet at VidCon? Let me know in the comments so I can match usernames to faces!



Amanda says:

I went to the Job Hunters (great trailer, by the way) and the Five Awesome Girls panel and sat in the front row for both which was so cool! And then I went home and rewatched a bunch of your videos so of course when I read this blog post it was in your voice (especially the “hello” part). My favorite part of VidCon was a tie between the women on youtube meetup because when else do you get the chance to have face to face discussions like that with youtubers and the 5AG panel because you were all so happy and nostalgic and adorable.

Hege Harstad says:

Looking forward to seeing the updates, Kristina! I’m gonna start saving up for next years vidcon, and your stand will definitely be on my “visit-list” !

– Hege, Norwegian nerdfighter

Joy says:

Over my last 3 VidCons I definitely have learned your wisdom about not being able to go to everything you planned! But yes this year was wonderful anyways. And I was at Job Hunters and 5AG, both of which were awesome panels. 🙂 My favorite part was definitely spending time with my internet friends, and also the times I got to listen to the people who’s work I admire and respect talk about what they do. (Which is such a vague statement but oh well haha)

ColoradoGal says:

We did meet! I was the one that gave you the unicorn hat and plush toy. My favorite parts, 5AG aside, was meeting Shay Carl and his family. They have helped me out in the past 2 years with losing weight and depression problems (as have you and the other girls of 5AG, so thank you!) and I literally cried after Shay and I talked. Infact after meeting you I had to call my mother to get her to calm me down. A 24 year old on the phone with mom saying… OMG I JUST MET KRISTINA! It was hilarious.

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