Summer in the City Posters (2012 - 2014)
Jonny has done most of our design work for the past two or three years. I love it!
So, in light of some of the recent events, we feel now is a perfect opportunity to get some more sisterhood in the community going again. We wanted to attempt to create a safe place for women and non-binary people online to interact offline. And since SitC can be a stressful time for many of us, let’s get some love going the day before the crazy weekend.
This gathering will hopefully help to promote a feeling of sisterhood within the youtube community and will also give you the opportunity to make videos, make friends and take some shame free selfies. The ladies in this community are brilliant and hopefully this gathering will be able to celebrate how wonderful you all are!
The plan for the day is likely to alter depending on how much interest this gets but as of now we can guarantee the company and conversation of some wonderful and radical grrrls. And probably some singing and instrument playing, knowing you lot.
And when we head towards the evening those of us who are old enough can head off to the pub! If gatherings aren’t your scene you are more than welcome to meet us there.
If you have any suggestions for this event, feel free to let us know!!
P.S Dudes are allowed, but please appreciate this is a day for celebrating the ladies and the non-binary so be cool. Be cool.
Reminder that this awesome thing is happening in London next week! :D
There’s a few pre-SitC events happening, but the idea behind this one is my favourite. Go if you’re free!
As part of our ongoing plans for our first Creator Day this year, we’re offering a new incentive that will hopefully encourage more creators to attend the whole SitC weekend in the future. Attendees of Creator Day will be offered early priority access to ticket sales for the 2015 event! (We emphasise “ticket sales” here and will explain shortly!)
SitC was founded on content creation, and despite its growth and evolution, the community surrounding YouTube and making things is something we still hold very central to the event; which is why we always emphasise the importance of not just coming to meet one particular person - but to make friends, to network, and celebrate a shared interest. This is how the original SitC went, and it’s something we’re trying our best to uphold within the event.
This is why we are offering earlier access to those coming to Creator Day! We want to ensure those who want to progress with their channels and content and get more involved actively in YouTube can still come to the event and take part. Tickets were in very high demand this year and sold out so quickly; We want to make sure next year, some of those are shared evenly and so help maintain a balance between creator and viewer.
For those following us on Twitter: We’re sorry about the confusion earlier that came from the belief that this was early access to this year’s event, (then corrected to next year’s event, which is also incorrect). As the event is so close and it’s still just the five of us, we’re extremely busy at the moment and it’s easy for us to get wires crossed with one another and get things mixed up, which has happened here.
If you’re interested in Creator Day (and the early access to ticket sales that come with it), you can still purchase tickets here!
Thanks for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you all very soon!
- The SitC Team x
We’ve done our best to fill you guys in on Creator Day, our latest addition to this year’s SitC, but we realise there will always be people who miss these posts, or plan to read them later and forget. So here’s a concise FAQ that should hopefully give you all the info you need!
What exactly is Creator Day?
- Creator Day is a WHOLE EXTRA DAY we’re adding to the SitC weekend, taking place from 11am-5pm on Friday August 8th- the Friday of the SitC weekend.
It’s a day for YouTube creators who are keen on learning more about YouTube as a platform and an industry; we hope to give them a chance to meet other creators, brands who work with YouTubers, and plenty of new experience!
What’s happening on Creator Day?
- There will be several panels, including creators and industry professionals alike. Google will also be featuring a pop-up studio space for creators to get some practice, as well as showcasing some cool tech, like Google Glass! For more details, see the ticket page.
Wait, what happened to Industry Day?
- Technically this is Industry Day; but when we realised that what we wanted out of this extra day was all about YouTube creators, we realised the day should really be named in honour of them!
Should I come if I just want to take selfies with YouTubers?
- This is a day for creators to network and learn more about the industry, and any guests attending this day will have a similar interest. They will most likely not be there for meet & greets. There will be plenty of time for that during the main weekend; any guests attending will need to save their energy for then.
I’m under 16 but I’m genuinely interested in growing my channel. Why can’t I come?
- Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your YouTube URL and we’ll look into you! The age limit is a general deterrent, but we appreciate that some younger people are enthusiastic content creators too. :)
What kind of ticket should I get?
- You can buy one for the Creator Day on its own for £30, if that’s all you would like to attend; however, we are also selling tickets for Creator Day + the SitC weekend for £60.
ALSO BIG SECRET SSSHH: Our lovely pals at YouTube have arranged a Creator Discount! Make sure you check out the YTCreators Twitter to take advantage of that!
Can I buy a weekend ticket and just not come to Creator Day if I’m not interested?
- We’d rather Creator passes went to people who actually had an interest in using them, so we would appreciate you not taking advantage of this. Creator passes will only be validated on the Friday; anyone who buys one with the intent of only attending Saturday and Sunday will not be able to enter the venue.
Hot diggety, colour me sold! Where can I buy a ticket for this amazing event?
- We love your enthusiasm! Here is the ticket page!
Any other questions, feel free to shoot us a tweet @SummerInTheCity. Hope to see you there! :D
- the SitC Team x
As we’ve been well underway in planning our first Industry Day, we realise that the term “Industry” is quite daunting to many members of the community. To be clear, our primary focus for this day is to give YouTube creators a chance to interact, as well as develop new insights and connections to help grow and improve their channels. This day is all about you!! And we’d love to see as many of you there as possible.
Henceforth, the extra day of this year’s SitC will be known as Creator Day instead. In honour of this, we are now lowering the price for a single Friday Creator Day ticket to £30, and tickets for Creator Day + full weekend will be £60. Anyone who has already paid the full Industry price for their tickets has been contacted via email, with an automatic refund and details on how to purchase at the lower cost.
We want to make the Creator Day as accessible as we possibly can, and allow everyone who is interested in YouTube to attend. We hope this will encourage even more of you to come along, as we want to ensure that Summer in the City remains a great, beneficial and fun event for creators as well as the fans who want to meet them!
- the SitC Team x
We’re really looking forward to our first Industry Day, and hope to see as many of you there as possible!
We’ve had some feedback from creators who’d like to go, but are unable to afford the tickets, which we’d like to address. The reason the ticket prices are higher than the other days is simply that Industry Day costs us more per head to put on, due to a smaller capacity. We also measured prices against many similar events, to ensure they weren’t unreasonable.
However, this pricing is usually aimed at businesses, and we appreciate that many creators aren’t able to afford it. Since we’d like to see as many of you there as possible, we are rolling out a Scholarship Scheme; creators who are currently running YouTube channels will get a discount on the Industry tickets, bringing the price down to £30 for the day, or £60 for the full 3 days.
To apply for a Scholarship discount, just fill out the form above and we will get back to you!
- the SitC Team x
Reblogging again because the prices on the other one were wrooooonnng. If you’re interested in the lower rates, check it out!
SiTC 2013 is less than a week away and i’m not sure i’ve posted this online before, so here’s a handy advice page i made for the 2011 programme.
are free hugs still a thing?
here’s the comic i had in this year’s SitC programme :) (was a really fun weekend guys…thanks to everyone x)
gonna try and post up some new things soon…but i’m drawing a long comic at the moment and working on a bunch of other fun stuff that’s eating up a lot of time and energy. #life
I half agree with this, mostly the connection part, but I don’t think that is exclusive to appearing on camera.
Ultimately the term “YouTuber” or “the YouTubers” has started making me uncomfortable because recently it always seems to be used more in reference to a select five or six really prominent people (depending on the person using it’s tastes), despite the fact there are millions of people who have claim to the term!
Soooo many people at SitC went exclusively to “meet the YouTubers” and were surrounded by thousands of people who fit that description, but weren’t the ones they meant. It just seems like such a waste to limit yourself and miss so many connections.
You’re a YouTuber. You use the site, interact with users, creators and followers alike; you have as much right to the title as the person on the screen. Don’t use it as a term to fuel the us/them dichotomy between creator and viewer <3
Uploaded a new video today!
Me and Liam give you the BEST gathering tips EVER!
Check it out and share ahead of the weekend :D
look at my facial expression in the thumbnail. I’m gonna look like that the entirety of Summer in the City