This weekend Chris and I will be at YouTube Live, the online video site’s first big in-person event in San Francisco. We really have no idea how exactly you turn a website into a variety show, but we’ll be there covering both the pre-show festival and the main event. You’ll be able to watch for yourself at YouTube.com/Live (the live stream starts Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. PT, and will not be embeddable, says YouTube, so you’ve got to go to the source). We’ll also do some mobile posts with Kyte, Flixwagon and the like.
YouTube has some major web-star wattage lined up for the event, from Soulja Boy to Will.i.am to Fred. So what do you want to see from our coverage? Who do you want us to chat up? And what do you want to know?
Below is the line-up, including the “Vlog Squad,” aka YouTube stars whose work is more appropriate for the small screen than live performance. Many more of the site’s stars are being flown in (by sponsor Virgin), given cameras (by sponsor Flip), and will be seated in the VIP section. Given that every single one of these folks likes to be the center of attention, things could be a little awkward, but I guess you just can’t fit that many people on stage in two hours. However, in a distributed fashion that seems entirely appropriate for such an event, YouTube stars have been promoting YouTube Live on their own channels. Even Charlie the Unicorn (above) is doing it. More promo clips here and all over the YouTube front page today.
Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from MythBusters
Jon M. Chu and The League of Extraordinary Dancers
The Spinto Band