📣 What You Need To Know About the First East Coast VidCon


VidCon, the beloved digital creator convention founded by John and Hank Green, is turning 13 next year. Within that time, the event has grown beyond what anyone could have imagined in 2010, scaling to multiple conferences in various global cities since it was acquired by Paramount Global (formerly Viacom) in 2018. 

In all of its years, the convention has never come to the East Coast of the United States—until now. The brand announced it was holding a VidCon event in Baltimore next fall, with hopes to bring the experience to more people in the U.S. Many were perplexed by the location, but VidCon’s senior vice president of marketing and communications Sarah Tortoreti explained the decision—and more—to Passionfruit reporter Grace Stanley. Learn more about the event below.


Marketing executive Sarah Tortoreti shares what creators need to know about VidCon Baltimore

Capture mind-blowing content with Skydio

The Skydio 2+ Starter Kit functions like your own personal camera crew. With unmatched autonomous subject tracking and 360 obstacle avoidance, Skydio 2+ will help you capture unbelievable shots in stunning 4K60 HDR. Shop now to get $25 off with code “Skydiofest.”



Def Noodles speaking into microphone on blue to purple gradient background Passionfruit Remix

Def Noodles’ new direction alienated fans—how did we get here? 

The move strained the already-fraught trust he had from fans.

By Steven Asarch, Passionfruit Contributor


REFY Lip Kit on yellow to orange gradient money sign background Passionfruit Remix

TikToker says her video was used in Refy Beauty ad without her permission, sparking debate

“Is that legal?”

By Grace Stanley, Passionfruit Reporter



Content for Creators.

News, tips, and tricks delivered to your inbox twice a week.

Newsletter Signup

Latest Newsletters

  • Dear President Biden, Stop the Ban

    Dear President Biden, Stop the Ban

    CREATOR NEWSLETTER Issue #229 | April 16, 2024 – Grace Stanley, Deputy Editor PLATFORMS CBS Issues Copyright Claim on 38-Hour ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Video by YouTuber Quinton Reviews The YouTuber is speaking out about his experience with a CBS copyright claim. By Steven Asarch, Passionfruit Contributor → READ THE FULL STORY SPONSORED Need help staying organized as a…

  • Beware the TikTok’s DopplegAIngers

    Beware the TikTok’s DopplegAIngers

    CREATOR NEWSLETTER Issue #228 | April 11, 2024 THE COMMENTS SECTION “Nope. It is not about feeling threatened. It is about the fact that generative AI relies on the work of actual human artists. AI isn’t creating anything, so it is not threatening to creators. It is theft. That’s why we loathe it.” – Drew…

  • The Conspiracy and Camaraderie of the Eclipse

    The Conspiracy and Camaraderie of the Eclipse

    CREATOR NEWSLETTER Issue #227 | April 9, 2024 – Grace Stanley, Deputy Editor PERSONALITIES Can Gambling Content Be Ethical? YouTuber Brian Christopher Is Trying To Find Out ‘I would have hated it if I was ever responsible for encouraging anyone to play beyond their means.’ By Steven Asarch, Passionfruit Contributor → READ THE FULL STORY SPONSORED Build…