VidCon’s Top Influencers #ThrowbacktotheFuture with Rise9 and Diply

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rise9, the invite-only community for digitally focused talent and executives, returned to VidCon for its 2nd year to celebrate the industry and encourage more influencer collaborations. Presented by Diply, and in partnership with media empire Mashable, this year’s party entertained guests with its Back to the Future theme at vintage car museum Highway 39 Events Center.

“#ThrowbackToTheFuture is a celebration of the early-day YouTube community, and the future of our industry,” Co-founder and CEO of Rise9, Zack James, said. “VidCon is proof of how large our industry has become with its 30,000 attendees. Rise9’s mission is to foster the growing community of social media influencers as they continue to fuel our industry’s future,” he added.

Talent including Smosh, Smosh Games, Logan Paul, Patrick Starrr, Manny Mua, Liza Koshy, Steve Kardynal, Lauren Giraldo and executives from Hollywood and Silicon Valley’s flagship players in the digital space were entertained by a 50’s barbershop quartet, vintage candy girls, a real-life DeLorean time machine photo booth and live music. Emceed by wacky German, Flula Borg, the night featured performances by social media influencers Dave Days, The Flux Capacitors, Nicole Arbour, DJ Brody Jenner, and the ultimate throwback, Aaron Carter who paid homage to his old tunes and introduced songs from his new album including his current hit “Fool’s Gold.”

Guests nibbled on burgers, fries, Ring Pops and sipped on cocktails curated by New Amsterdam Vodka. Live streaming service,, overtook the red carpet and inside the party to feed real-time moments with the industry’s leading faces for fans to share the experience. entertained guests in its lounge with 3D image printing, along with photo/video sessions provided by Movebooth and iBlossom. Gibson Brands and Epiphone sponsored an acoustic guitar giveaway as part a contest to “take the silliest selfie and send it to us” at the Rise9 2016 VidCon Party. An Epiphone FT-350 with MinETune - “The Guitar of The Future” was given away to the winner.

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Rise9 is a community of influencers, artists, and creators founded by YouTube Stars and creators of the animated channels YoMama and Animeme, Zack James and Alex Negrete who have over 10 Million followers. Their mission is to unite influencers across all communities and platforms to generate massive growth, collaborations, experiences and opportunities. For more information go to

Diply operates the 20th largest website in the USA, and 58th in the world (Alexa). Diply provides a home and monetization base for some of the world's top influencers, and continues to expand and take possession of more and more of the social space with their distinct storytelling, viral content and original video productions that have captured the curiosity of audiences around the globe.

Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.

ABOUT LIVE.ME is the fastest growing live broadcasting app that lets you interact with viewers, discover new content, and earn cash no matter who you are. is available on iPhone and Android. Find out more at and follow along on Twitter with @streamliveme.

G2A is the world’s fastest growing digital gaming marketplace with more than eight million transactions worldwide in 2015 (over 1.2 million transactions monthly in 2016). G2A is the top two most popular organic keyword searches in gaming. Currently more than 67 million desktop visits. For more information visit:

iBlossom is a social media marketing platform with tools which converts social media content into revenue. iBlossom is a 3 year old social media technology company lead by experiential marketing and technology veterans from Comcast Spotlight, Charter, Tribune Broadcasting and others. iBlossom LIVE makes any event into a social media experience that convert attendees into active participants by creating content that is distributed to social media channels in real-time.

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