Stream Con NYC, the first-ever digital content convention in New York City, will take place from from October 30 to November 1, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Center.
The event is being launched by Greg Topalian of LeftField Media, in conjunction with Tubefilter Inc., a source for online video industry news. Topalian, who was previously at Reed Exhibitions and oversaw BookExpo America, said on a visit to PW that the goal is for publisher participation, and to take advantage of the ever-growing number of YouTube stars who have signed book deals in recent years.
"Stream Con NYC is a reflection of rapidly evolving consumer behavior,” said Topalian “Industries are all grappling with how best to connect with a new audience, and Stream Con NYC is where these worlds converge and where the engagement begins."
Like BEA now does with BookCon, the the industry convention will open up to consumers. On the second and third days, fans will be invited to see and meet personalities in the worlds of entertainment, comedy, music, beauty and fashion.
Stream Con NYC will feature AwesomenessTV, Big Frame, Collab, Collective Digital Studio, Condé Nast Entertainment, Dailymotion, Defy Media, Endemol beyond USA, Fullscreen, Jukin Media, Kin Community, Maker Studios, MiTú, Inc., New Form Digital, Perseus Book Group, StyleHaul and Vimeo, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets range from $65 for a one-day fan pass, to $395 for an all-access industry pass.