Going to VidCon

- POSTED ON: Jul 27, 2011



This afternoon I'm picking up a rental car,
then picking up my web-genius son,
and driving us to Los Angeles to VidCon.

VidCon is short for the annual YouTube Video Convention.
The first was in 2010, and this will be the second.
All 1200 spots have been sold out for quite some time.
I got an e-mail a few weeks ago asking anyone who had  ticket
but had changed their plans and didn't intend to go,
to return it for a full refund, because there is a waiting list of more than 1000.

I'm taking 1,100 individually wrapped, tiny, homemade, diet cookies
for the "YouTube Grandma" (me)  to pass out.
I've devised a plan on how and when I'm going to do that,
and I'll be interested to see how it works out.

I can admit to you, my friends who read DietHobby,
that VidCon, for me, is 90% about pleasing my son.
He produces, films and edits all of the videos of one of the YouTube "superstars",
and knows some of the big names there...however, he, himself, does not have a "big" name,
and he is a little anxious about how it's all going to go for him.

The hotel was sold out, so he will be sleeping in an extra bed in my room
which means I'll be more involved in his life than usual.
I just want everything to work out for him, and if it doesn't go as he hopes,
it is going to take a great deal of energy for me to remain positive.

This is sort of a first for us.
It could be a really good time, or the opposite.
However, I am determined to maintain a positive attitude
and I have made plans to guarantee that I, personally,
will have the best time possible...no matter what.

If I can find the time, I will make daily entries here,
and if not...please know that I'm thinking about you.

Today's video was based on my Thoughts about VidCon
and the social organization there, the stars, the fans, and the others.
Sociology was my college major, and I have always found such issues interesting.

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On Jul 27, 2011 kimberchick wrote:
Good morning :) Just want to wish you and your son both a wonderful time in LA I hope it turns out to be one of the best times you've ever had together <3 I will be thinking of you and sending bright positive energy to you both :)

On Jul 27, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thanks Kimber.

On Jul 27, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
Offering up prayer that this unique moment will be filled with joy:-)

On Jul 27, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Karen, Thanks, that's something I'm doing as well.

On Jul 28, 2011 TexArk wrote:
Hope you and your son are having a great time. Just think of your journey from manual typewriter and carbon paper to high tech grandma...

On Jul 28, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thanks TexArk. Isn't it amazing?

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