Youtube Fanfest 2015: Back in Singapore

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Youtube Fanfest 2015 (Singapore): Youtube Creators Here To Inspire

For those who weren’t aware, Youtube FanFest was back here in Singapore at *SCAPE last weekend. Debuted two years ago, the Youtube FanFest is an event where international YouTube stars rub shoulders with local talent from Singapore and around Asia to perform, collaborate and meet new friends.
Youtube Fanfest Singapore YoutubersThe YouTube FanFest gave fans the chance to attend live chats, performances, creative workshops and meet & greets with the YouTube creators at *SCAPE. This year, YouTube turns 10, and with over 30 famous content creators (music, comedy, beauty and fashion), the FanFest has the largest crew to date! Youtube Fanfest Singapore Gautam AnandI was honoured to be invited to attend the press conference and the opening ceremony of the event. While I don’t usually cover events, the FanFest has a special meaning to me. It is an event where many recognized YouTube content creators come together, know each other and try to work together. As someone who had tried dabbling in Youtube Videos and Vlogs, I know how difficult it is to be doing the content creating, filming and editing all by myself. What’s more, number of views determines how popular you are. I’ve lost hope, given up but this is an opportunity for me to get inspired by the successful YouTubers again. Gautam Anand, Director of Content and Operations, YouTube Asia-Pacific, even shared with us something I’ve never thought of – The first Ever Youtube video to be uploaded.

<Pretty awkward huh? Haha…Unlike Facebook (where I remember how we had to set an account, get profile pictures, post pictures, play games), I’m not exactly sure how YouTube crept into our lives. But all I know now, especially locally, TV is no longer the only channel for people to reach out to the masses. You can be popular just from home (or the zoo).

YTFF SingaporeJasper Donat, CEO of Branded, producers of YouTube FanFest also shared with us how they added creative workshops this time round so that they can develop more YouTube stars of the future!

How To Create An Impression

Since this is a FanFest revolving around YouTube and videos, I thought I will present the bulk of my experiences via YouTube videos too! As I understand that the YouTube FanFest has a channel where they will upload the events and programs, I decided to give the press conference a twist by adding some personal touch.
This video pretty much showcase every single creators who spoke during the Press Conference (even Jianhao’s team which I didn’t manage to catch as I thought they would be coming to the front – my fault). While I had a friend who advise me to make it shorter by removing some of the “boring” ones, I decided to keep them all, as it’s really a video about the Press Conference and not about who’s the best! We can learn something from every thing we attend as long as we try to!

FanGirl Moments

I don’t exactly know ALL of them during the Press Conference, but now I really do. While I did take a lot of pictures (selfies especially) with the YouTubers, I thought I won’t flood the article with the photos but just selected few. Youtube Fanfest Singapore Wong Fu ProductionsIf I have to choose a YouTube Idol, it will have to be the Wong Fu Productions. (because I get a team of them instead of just 1 :P) Like many, I learnt about them through “Strangers, Again”, something which touched my heart deeply because I’ve just experienced something similar at that point of time. I like how their content touches the heart instead of jumping onto bandwagons and doing what everyone does – parodies and list videos.

Youtube Fanfest Singapore BubzbeautyBubzbeauty and Michelle Phan are perhaps the two top beauty YouTubers whom I follow, thanks to my make-up artist friend. While Michelle goes for the elegance, Bubz (or Lindy) is really fun to watch, and watching her get married, get pregnant and then childbirth, it really felt like growing up with someone. 

Street Challenge: This Or That?

So after meeting them at the YouTube press conference, I decided to do an impromptu challenge show and try to get to speak to them within a short period of time!

Well, I didn’t really manage to catch many of them, so here’s the full list of performers over the 3-4 days event:
All India Bakchod, Benjamin Kheng, Cheokboard Studios, Grizzle Grind Crew, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Last Day Production, Night Owl Cinematics by Ryan Sylvia, The Fung Brothers, The Sam Willows, Timothy De La Ghetto, BB Tran, Bie The Ska, Bubzbeauty, Dee Kosh, DMingThing, Gentle Bones, Jakarta BeatBox, Jason Chen, Jianhao Tan, JinnyBoyTV, Macy Kate, Munah & Hirzi, Naomi Neo, Noah Yap , Paperbug TV, Pho Dac Biet, ShiGGa Shay, Tiffany Alvord, Tosh Rock, Tree Potatoes, Wah Banana and Wong Fu Productions

Youtube Fanfest Singapore Tiffany YongOnce again, thanks for the opportunity to the FanFest and hopefully, one day, I can be part of it! 🙂

The YouTube FanFest in Singapore is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board and held in association with HP and *SCAPE.
For more information, check out or YouTube FanFest Channel!

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22 Responses to Youtube Fanfest 2015: Back in Singapore

  1. Ling Tan says:

    My SON would have loved this event.
    He goes on and on about the YouTube stars he follows – Wah banana etc etc. I just roll my eyes, mostly 😉

  2. Pal Raine says:

    I really admire people that have talent in doing video and posting it in YouTube. I myself have an account in YouTube but I only use it in uploading videos of my kids activities in school or my activities together with my colleagues.

  3. What Fatemah Say's says:

    I have always seen youtubers covering this event I am glad that yo enjoyed the Fanfest!

  4. says:

    So many famous you tubers ! I know of a few youtube events here in malaysia but i’ve never been to one yet

  5. Cebuana Mom says:

    Looks like you had a lot of fun! Huge fan of Youtube and so far, I haven’t attended any event for them though.

  6. Yvonne Bertoldo says:

    Wow, that seems like a fun and enjoyable event. I’m not sure if we also have such an event here in our country. But if ever we have, I do hope to join and experience a Youtube Fanfest soon 🙂

  7. enzo says:

    I am not aware that there is a YouTube Fan Fest, I hope something like this happens here in Thailand.

  8. Sunshine Kelly says:

    Yeah! It was a great experience and learning listening to the inspiring story by the YouTubers. I am glad that I met you there too. Hope to attend it again next year.

  9. Raquel says:

    Oh my Gosh! I reacted so hard when I saw Phil and Wes. I love Wong Fu. It must be a nice experience to meet with everyone.

  10. Tisha Berg | Biz Mommy says:

    Sounds like such a fun event! How nice that you got to attend and meet so many of your YouTube idols. Looks like you had a great time!

  11. 3xhcch says:

    Thanks for sharing that very first Youtube video. Internet streaming videos are very much part of our daily lives now. Youtube is a revolutionary idea, and I am glad we are in this generation who can enjoy its various benefits. – Fred

  12. Pooja Kawatra Gupta says:

    Wow. this must be a lovely experience meeting youtubers as you feel so connected looking at those videos posted by them.something similar to meet fellow bloggers.

  13. Franc Ramon says:

    Youtube is really popular now and yes, we barely noticed Youtube creeping into our life. It’s nice to attend a fanfest like this.

  14. Pingerrain says:

    Amazing, you met bubz!!! I like her too… heee~~
    There are also many other youtubers that I haven seen before.. Time to go check out their channel~~

  15. Jason Panuelos says:

    It must have been so amazing meeting all these personalities and deepening your knowledge about YouTube! We need more events like this to happen in Manila! 😀

  16. sinyees says:

    I am not aoninti youtube video makong. But i have friend who is doing this. If he can attend, i think he will be very happy!

  17. rochkirstin says:

    Wow, it’s great to meet with the YouTubers you just watch on YouTube. I only know some of them. Wong Fu Productions always keeps me entertained.

  18. Chef Jay says:

    This is a great event! Hope Youtube sets up a similar event in the Philippines. Looks like you had so much fun!

  19. Anne V says:

    Now I’m wondering if Youtube holds events like this one here in Manila. It would be great if they did!

  20. Mia Foo says:

    wow, fungbros and kurt was there too! i love their youtube videos, especially kurt. this guy is so talented!

  21. Elizabeth O. says:

    Awesome event, I love youtube! I wish we had events like this here.

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