Hey, everyone, VidCon 2015 is coming up in July at the Anaheim Convention Center. Now, I won't be attending (by the time I was able to budget the $$ and get around to trying to buy tickets, the event had sold out), however, the Anaheim Convention Center is a mighty 20 minutes from my residence. So, this is me offering area advice from a local to FxHome staff and Hitfilm users who are attending.
First observation: The Convention Center is across the street from Disneyland. This puts you in a huge tourist trap area! (No fooling, I've been flat-out told by restaurant managers in the area that they won't accept coupons and that they don't participate in "special menu" items from their franchise simply because they are located right by Disney, and they know they can gouge you tourists.) If you want to know the restaurants that might be out of walking distance but still have good food and are less expensive, I'll hook you up. Hey, there's a movie theater right down the street! Or, if you want to see a movie, I'll send you to the location that's half the price for the same seat. Load up your Uber and Lyft apps, or I'll track down public transport information. (Hint: OC doesn't have wonderful public transportation). If you wanna get a drink at a local bar, not a touristy one, I'll recommend some ood ones. Hell, if you wanna go karaoke, I'll tell you where I'll be working those nights!
Ask, and I shall answer--on my recent honeymoon, the joys of the smartphone and instant internet access helped my wife and I get around England, Ireland and Wales, but our best advice and help came from friendly locals.