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WHERE TELEVISION MEETS THE INTERNET!

YouTube, Animations, Vlogging, Web Series, Comedy Sketches, Livestreaming and much more – this is what VidfestUK is all about.

MCM Comic Con London the UK’s BIGGEST pop culture event brings you VidFestUK, a celebration of all things online video and social.

The ways that we are entertained and communicate have changed so much in recent years, helping to broaden the reach of video and launching new internet stars. Each event we invite some of the best and unique video and web series creators to VidFestUK.

This October VidfestUK is back and we are working on bringing you a great line up of Vidfest favourites and first timers.

Come along and join VidfestUK in October at MCM Comic Con London.

You can interact by:

TWITTER: Follow @VidFestUK
FACEBOOK: Like VidFestUK
EMAIL: vidfestuk@mcmexpo.net

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VidfestUK Panels Schedule  (at the Vidfest Stage)

Friday
 TIME  PANEL
5:00pm to 5.30pm WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF SNEAKY ZEBRA’S NEW SCI FI SHORT FILM
See it before it goes online and meet Sneaky Zebra team for a Q&A after the screening
5:30pm to 6:00pm SCREENING OF ‘PEACEKEEPERS’
The first episode of a new sci-fi black comedy: A group of assistants in NYC get texts about grisly accidents to be prevented before they occur. What would you do if you were getting texts from God?
 6:00pm to 6:15pm SCREENING OF ‘RECURRENCE’ BY MATT AMYS
 An independent short film, following a police officer trapped at an abandoned mill. His curiosity gets the better for him, which leads him to a extraordinary discovery. 
Saturday
 TIME  PANEL
 11:00am to 11:30am   PORTAL
 11:30am to 12:00pm   MUSICALBETHAN
 12:00pm to 12:30pm   RAINDANCE FILM SCHOOL: “How to break into the film industry”
 12:30pm to 1:00pm   SMALL SPARTANS
   1:00pm to  1:30pm   WILDSEED STUDIOS: “How to make a scripted web series”
   1:30pm to  2:00pm   EMMA BLACKERY
   2:00pm to  2:30pm   CALEDONIA
   2:30pm to  3:00pm   OMFG ITS JACK AND DEAN
   3:00pm to  3:30pm   THE DAY THEY CAME TO SUCK OUT OUR BRAINS
   3:30pm to  4:00pm   EDDSWORLD
   4:00pm to  4:30pm   THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES
   4:30pm to  5:00pm   REDSHIRT FILMS
   5:00pm to  5:30pm   TOMSKA

 

Sunday
 TIME PANEL
 11:00am to 11:30am  TOBY RANDALL
 11:30am to 12:00pm  
 12:00pm to 12:30pm  INDEPENDENT DRAMA
 12:30pm to   1:00pm  THIRDPARTYCONTROLLER
   1:00pm to   1:30pm  TOMSKA
   1:30pm to   2.:00pm  INFINITE IDEA MEDIA
   2:00pm to   2.30pm  MORGANVILLE THE SERIES
   2:30pm to   3:00pm  ASHENS
   3:00pm to   3:30pm  OUTSIDE THE BOX
   3:30pm to   4:00pm  MR WEEBL

Come see in October:

Follow @VidfestUK on Twitter for the latest updates
THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES

lizziebennetVIDFESTUK PREMIERE

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a ground-breaking modern-day adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice. Over fifty weeks, Lizzie’s story unfolded through five YouTube channels, Twitter, Tumblr, and nearly forty different social media accounts on platforms ranging from OK Cupid to LinkedIn.  Dubbed “the best Austen adaptation around” by The Guardian, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries went on to win the 2013 Emmy™ Award for Best Original Interactive Series, as well as the 2014 Streamy Award for Best Drama. Now the team is coming to the UK for the first time.

VidfestUK Booth: No
Channel: lizziebennet.com
Panel: SATURDAY 4.00PM

MORGANVILLE

MORGANIVILLEVIDFESTUK PREMIERE

Exciting new vampire web series Morganville will be making its world premiere at next month’s MCM London Comic Con. Join bestselling US author and series writer Rachel Caine as she introduces the cast, which will include Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Amber Benson along with Lindsay Seidel, JordanTanner Farris and a surprise special guest!  Debuting on Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry network in late October, Morganville adapts The Morganville Vampires, Rachel Caine’s hit series of novels set in the vampire-haunted city of Morganville, Texas.

VidfestUK Booth: No
Channel: geekandsundry.com
Panel: SUNDAY 2.00PM

CALEDONIA

MortalSoulsGroupDetective Inspector Leah Bishop is the only human officer at Caledonia Interpol, a branch of the police in Glasgow, Scotland, run entirely by monsters. Based on a series of urban fantasy novels written by Scottish historian and folklorist Amy Hoff, Caledonia follows the adventures of less than fairytale life in Scotland’s city of culture.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes 
Channel: www.caledoniaseries.co.uk
Panel: SATURDAY 2.00PM

CYANIDE & HAPPINESS

CYANIDE & HAPPINESS WEBFounded in late 2004, the cartoonists at Cyanide and Happiness have brought out the best and the worst in online humor. As one of the largest web comics on the internet today; Rob, Kris, and Dave are constantly raising the bar on humor through their ingenious comics and animated shorts. Always over the top and never too afraid to go “there” Cyanide and Happiness continues to deliver comedy on a daily basis.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel:  explosm.net
Panel:

THE DAY THEY CAME TO SUCK OUT OUR BRAINS

DAY SUCK OUT BRAINS CrabstickzVIDFESTUK PREMIERE

Since the dawn of time man has pondered over the existence of extraterrestrial lifeforms, until that was… The Day They Came to Suck Out Our Brains!” The Day They Came to Suck Out Our Brains is a comedy web series homage to 1950’s alien invasion movies, starring Warwick Davis, Crabstickz, Ashens, Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Nick Helm (BBC1’s Uncle) and huge cast of comedians.Protect Your Brains! Always wear a hat.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: brains-the-movie.co.uk

Panel: SATURDAY 3.00PM

EDDSWORLD

EDDSWORLDA webtoon created by Edd Gould (1988-2012) and kept alive by his friends! Eddsworld follows the brave adventures of Edd and his troubling group of friends as they tackle zombies, demons, clones and everyday life. Edd may be gone but his world will keep spinning.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: youtube.com/eddsworld
Panel: SATURDAY 3.30PM

EMMA BLACKERY

EMMA BLACKERY (bigger)VIDFESTUK PREMIERE

Emma Blackery is a British YouTuber and musician. Her primary YouTube channel has over 770,000 subscribers and over 53 million video views.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: youtube.com/emmablackery
Panel: SATURDAY 1.30PM

INDEPENDENT DRAMA

INDEPENDENT DRAMAIf you love Cosplaying with swords this is the stand for you as Independent Drama run courses in stage and screen combat. Pick up a leaflet, grab a free badge and enter the competition to win free courses for you or your friends. IDs Ronin Traynor will be at the stand throughout the weekend and will be there to answer questions on some of the web series he has co-ordinated the action for including Chronicles of Syntax, The First Musketeer, Super Brainy Zombies and fantasy series REN, created by Lord of the Rings – Born of Hope director Kate Madison. Ronin also worked on the fights for SEGA’s Total War series, SONY’s Killzone Mercenary, upcoming Star Trek Ambush and is currently creating the fights for the first stage adaptation of the award winning comic book series Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai and will be joined by some of the people involved in the show. 

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: independentdrama.com
Panel: SUNDAY 12.00PM

INFINITE IDEA MEDIA

INFINITE MEDIA IDEA

VIDFESTUK PREMIERE

IIM started out as a hobby between two friends, and now has grown into an active production team of writers, editors and actors. Originating from Last Hope, a machinima filmed in Halo 4 and inspired by Rooster Teeth’s Red Vs Blue, IIM has now branched into other machinima’s such as Minecraft, World of Warcraft and the world of live action film. IIM plans to shoot and release its first feature length film late next year. During the production of features, the channel remains active through Let’s Plays, original shorts and other gaming related content.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: youtube.com/infiniteideamedia
Panel: SUNDAY 1.30PM

MUSICALBETHAN (BETHAN LEADLEY)

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VIDFESTUK PREMIERE

Bethan Leadley is a YouTuber/musician under the username “musicalbethan” with over 225,000 subscribers online creating varied content in the likes of music, comedy, beauty, etc. Bethan is currently working on her latest EP “New Kinda New” which is released worldwide on November 2nd.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: youtube.com/musicalbethan
Panel: SATURDAY 11.30AM

OMFG ITS JACK AND DEAN

JACK AND DEANJack Howard and Dean Dobbs are the most exciting double act in the digital world. Their hilarious short films and sketches regularly attract fans from all over the world and their YouTube channels boast over 20 million views.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: youtube.com/user/OMFGItsJackAndDean
Panel: SATURDAY 2.30PM

OUTSIDE THE BOX

OUTSIDE THE BOX WEBVIDFESTUK PREMIERE

Outside The Box is a new British Science-Fiction Comedy web series following an eccentric inventor and his layabout flatmate.  Come and meet the cast at their booth and say hi.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: youtube.com/Outside The Box
Panel: SUNDAY 3.00PM

PORTAL

PORTAL WEBVIDFESTUK PREMIERE

Portal is a new British sci-fi web series from Future Artists.  The ultimate legal high ‘Portal’ part drug, part social network, just got banned… what happens when the ‘lost generation’ loses its means to escape!  Get a sneak peak before its released in their Q&A and meet the team at the VidfestUK booth.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: futureartists.co.uk 
Panel: SATURDAY 11.00AM

RAINDANCE FILM SCHOOL

rd-logo-squareThe very first Raindance event was in April 1992 when we hosted a film seminar with the Hollywood maverick, Dov Simens. Since 1993 the Raindance Film Festival has annually uncovered the hottest new filmmakers to hit the cinematic scene. In 1998 Raindance launched the British Independent Film Awards – penultimate awards in the world film calendar and in 2013 the UK’s first Web Fest. We don’t teach filmmaking, we make filmmakers.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: youtube.com/RaindanceFilmFest
Panel: SATURDAY 12.00PM

REDSHIRT FILMS

REDSHIRT FILMSHello there! We’re RedShirt Films, an independent film company based in the delightful city of York.  We make silly things for the internet, short films and music videos for people far cooler than we are. It all began in 2010, when a half digested taco caused a chemical spark to travel up into the brain of Jamie McKeller and ping on that metaphorical light bulb. Several years later, and we’ve inflated somewhat. We have a small legion of writers, VFX wizards, art designers, costume wranglers and people who bring us cake. All vital roles allowing us to produce some pretty cool stuff.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: www.redshirtfilms.com
Panel: SATURDAY 4.30PM

SMALL SPARTANS

SMALL SPARTANSAfter being transformed into miniature Halo 4 Spartans- in the real world- three average games must find a way home and become human again. Created entirely using live action footage and Halo 4 Greenscreen Forge walls Small Spartans is a machinima series like you have never seen before.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: youtube.com/MonkeyNukePro
Panel:  SATURDAY 12.30PM

THIRDPARTYCONTROLLER

THIRD PARTY CONTROLLERVIDFESTUK PREMIERE

Join ThirdPartyController, a neo-futurist art movement of 3 auteurs from another dimension, as they create sketch comedy, play video games and take you to another world of psychedelic and funkalicious light entertainment. 

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel:  youtube.com/thirdpartycontroller
Panel: SUNDAY 12.30PM

TOBY RANDALL
TOBY RANDALL WEBVIDFESTUK PREMIERE

Toby Randall is a 13 year old boy from Northampton. Toby grew to fame on social networking sites Vine and YouTube where he started recording covers of hit music songs from his bedroom in December 2013.  In just over 7 months Toby amassed over one million followers and over 70 Million views / loops.

VidfestUK Booth: No (Sunday only signing MCM Signing Area B Table 15 from 12:30pm for 90 mins)
Channel: youtube.com/tobyrandall1
Panel: SUNDAY 11.00AM

TOMSKA

TOMSKAThomas ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell is a perpetual man-child who makes stuff full-time for YouTube with an audience of over 2,000,000 subscribers. When he’s not beating an animator with a stick to produce webtoons such as asdfmovie and Eddsworld he’s flailing around with guns and pretending to be an action star. Choosing to fight zombies and dinosaurs instead of learn anything at university, he speaks only the language of the Internet. May God have mercy on his soul.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: youtube.com/tom
Panel: SATURDAY 5.00PM AND SUNDAY 1.00PM

WEEBL’S STUFF

vidfestWeebl’s Stuff have been making animations on the internet almost before it even existed. There’s viral songs about badgers, crabs, countries and various foodstuffs. Series like Weebl and Bob, Cat Face, On The Moon and the animated videos for Electro Pop band Savlonic. Their videos and music are absurdist and tend to get stuck in your head.

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: youtube.com/mrweebl
Panel: SUNDAY 3.30PM

WILDSEED STUDIOS

WILDSEED STUDIOSVIDFESTUK PREMIERE

Wildseed Studios is a next generation content-incubator. We have an appetite to enable creators everywhere to realise their creative ambitions with cash, creative mentorship and business smarts. We’re making investments of up to £10,000 in piloting fearless new comedy, sci-fi, horror and fantasy ideas - so come and say hello!

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: youtube.com/wildseedstudios
Panel: SATURDAY 1.00PM

THE YOGSCAST

The_Yogscast_LogoTHUMBVIDFESTUK PREMIERE

With 20 million subscribers, billions of views and more than 20 channels in the mix, The Yogscast crew cover their favourite games, mods and adventure maps, as well as animations, music videos, tabletop games and live action pieces in inimitable style. Did we mention that they’re also very funny? They’re very funny. Kim, Duncan and Turps will be attending on the Friday, with Trott, Ross and Sjin at the show on Saturday and Sunday …with maybe more to come!

VidfestUK Booth: Yes
Channel: www.yogscast.com
Panel: None

VIDFEST ELSEWHERE

But what about …… ?

Yes, there are even more Vidfest type guests attending MCM London Comic Con but you can find elsewhere in the exhibition hall.  So while you are there check out:

ASHENS – he will be attending with his own table over by Manga
ROOSTER TEETH – you’ll find them at their MCM stall and doing a talk on the main MCM stage.
STREETFIGHTER – yes the StreetFighter web series team are attending and you’ll find them with their own table over at Manga

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