YouTube’s first North American FanFest attracts thousands, but wants to stay ‘grassroots’

TORONTO — In a white-and-red room replete with YouTube branding, jars of chewy berry candy and T-shirt-clad publicists, a group of camera-ready millennials flash their pearly whites as they pose for a selfie. While they're not boldfaced names among people your parents' age, these YouTube personalities attracted thousands to the video-sharing website's first-ever North American FanFest in downtown Toronto on Saturday. The one-day live event, which featured 16 of YouTube's most popular vloggers from Canada and abroad, followed previous FanFests in Asia that each drew thousands of screaming admirers Read more... More about Youtube, Film, Music, Tv, and Social Media

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