In this first installment of our Hotel Vlogs at VidCon 2014, we recap the first day of our Anaheim visit. Fair warning: we play f*ck, marry, kill a lot.
I’ve been making update videos but I’m going to recap what this is all really about for those just tuning in or those who don’t know us in person.
Q: WHO ARE YOU?
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A: We’re Kristin and Sally and we have a video series called What Did You Look Up on Wikipedia?. We make episodes about once a week and post them everywhere on YouTube, WordPress, Twitter and Facebook. We also post shorter “outtakes” and other random fun things we’ve made in these same places. Our recent episodes are thematic and involve some skit or parody material as well as tipsy discussion about various topics. Really, you just have to check some out to see what I’m talking about.
Q: WHAT’S THIS FUNDRAISER THING YOU KEEP TALKING ABOUT?
A: This summer, we’re going to VidCon, a yearly gathering of YouTube artists and fans. We’re hoping to meet some pros and connect with other artists. Unfortunately for our budgets, the entry fee is expensive ($150-175) and the convention is in Anaheim, CA, which means we have to buy plane tickets and stay in a hotel. So we’re hoping to get as much extra help as possible. And that’s where you all come in. If you like what we do, please consider donating $5 to help us get to VidCon. We have more details on our GoFundMe site. If you have trouble with this site, please e-mail us.
Q: WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THE PRIZE TIERS?
Prize Tiers are something that people use on fundraising websites to get people to donate. You DO NOT have to claim a prize. You can donate any amount you like by clinking on the link that says “or donate other amount.” Furthermore, some prizes have a limit on how many people can claim them, such as the $300 level (a personalized song). If it is not yet claimed it will say 1 of 1 available. If it is claimed, it will say 0 of 1 available. If there is no indication of how much of a certain prize is available, that means there is no limit. So for example, everyone who donates $5 will get a shout-out on the show. There’s no limit to the number of people who can receive a shout-out or a personalized card. Again, if confused, e-mail us! Or if you know us, you can give us a call or text.
THAT’S IT, REALLY. I’ve been posting update videos with examples of some of the prizes we’re giving out at different levels as well as just some general updates on the show. You can find all these fundraiser update related videos in a playlist on our YouTube channel.
Trust me when I say that you don’t want to miss this one.
If you’d like to request a 1 minute dance party to the song of your choice, go to gofundme.com/whatdidyoulookup and donate $50 or more! There are also lots of other prizes at lower amounts or you can choose to donate out of the kindness of your heart.
Oh hey there. What Did You Look Up on Wikipedia? is embarking on a journey. And we need your help.
Vidcon is a yearly gathering of online video makers and lovers. As both, we’d really love to go – and we’re planning on it. But we need your help! The tickets for Vidcon are $150, not to mention traveling to and staying in Anaheim. We’ve launched a fundraiser to help us get there. If you choose to donate, you can give as little or as much as you like. There are also a range of prizes, depending on your donation level. We didn’t want to let you down, so we tiered them by naming them after Game of Thrones characters.
Throughout the journey, both in raising donations and traveling to Vidcon, we’ll be documenting everything, releasing new episodes and updates. We appreciate how much many of you’ve supported this project from the beginning and we’re excited to meet and learn from some other folks who make videos at Vidcon.