Dream of being the featured creator at VidCon Anaheim after the internet’s groundbreaking faces were revealed

Minecraft star Dream is taking over VidCon Anaheim as a featured creator, marking one of his first big appearances since showing his face last year. We had the chance to chat with Dream about the VidCon and life after its reveal.

Dream is one of the most well-known Minecraft content creators on the web. With over 31 million YouTube subscribers and 6.4 million followers on Twitch, Dream is best known for his highly creative Minecraft videos and collaborations with other YouTubers on his Dream SMP server.

Until last year, Dream was a “faceless” influencer, hiding his mug under a mask and using fanart in his profile pictures. However, in a shocking turn of events, Dream decided to take the mask off in late 2022, sparking one of the most viral moments in online history.

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Now he’s slated to headline VidCon Anaheim this July as a featured creator, where he’ll have an exclusive merchandise booth where fans can show their support.

For Dream, meeting fans is more fun than ever

We got a chance to chat with Dream about attending VidCon, one of his first big appearances since his big face reveal last year. Although Dream has changed his image significantly, he is more than excited to meet his fans in person and enjoys being in the public eye.

“I meet my fans! That’s great,” he told us. “Not just my fans, but other creators and stuff. It brings everyone together and everyone is in the same area and can hang out and at least say hello. It’s super exciting. From my point of view there is not really much to emphasize. The only thing would be like, ‘Oh god, I hope my haircut I get before I go doesn’t get butchered or something.’ That’s about the only thing I would have to worry about. Otherwise it’s really exciting and I’m always really looking forward to meeting fans and friends.”

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Twitter: DreamOnce a faceless YouTuber, Dream showed off his mug online in 2022, sparking a range of mixed reactions from fans and critics.

“We’re going to do some cool stuff [at VidCon,]he added. “We have a lot of plans. We’re still mostly in the planning stages for that, but there’s going to be some cool stuff. Probably some exclusive merch and some cool creative Dream and Dream Team related stuff, that fans can look at and take photos with.”

In fact, Dream says he can barely go outside without being approached by someone — but it doesn’t bother him. In fact, he shared a heartwarming story about meeting one of his young fans over breakfast.

“The other day I actually went to breakfast alone and there was a mum, a dad and their son – I think he was 12. I could tell he recognized me because he looked twice every time I walked in. But I wasn’t 100% sure. I thought, ‘Ah, he probably has.’ Until the father finally shouted “Dreams” to see if I would look their way. So I did and they asked for a photo.”

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“I said sure, but I walked over and I was like, ‘I know I just hugged you, but can I have breakfast with you?’ And I literally sat and had breakfast with them. We chatted for 45 minutes – he was in Orlando for spring break. I love interacting with fans. I love people in general. That’s the main reason I feel like I’ve found success on YouTube, or at least one of them. i love people I love how people think. I just love talking to people and interacting with people.”

Dream would not change his face reveal

Overall, Dream has a thoroughly positive outlook on his face reveal — although there has been some backlash to the ordeal. The creator says he wouldn’t change a thing about how he showed his mug to the world and even found one of his “faux pas” quite funny.

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“The only thing I would go back and change – and I’m not even 100% sure I would go back and change it because I find it funny – was I had never done a facecam video before. So when I set up my facecam and google you know what you should set up it’s like, “Make sure you summarize your good angles.” I might have gotten a bit too quirky there. I might have had too lopsided an angle the whole video, which led to a lot of funny jokes and memes and stuff about how I’m a crescent moon. I found it hilarious. I don’t know if I would change it because it ended up being funny.”

“The transition was pretty easy. Maybe I would have been more stressed if there wasn’t so much positivity – even the opportunity to just hang out with my friends. I could see fans and create more content. Just seeing my friends… the joy and excitement of that outweighed any negative aspects.”

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Dream gives advice to other faceless creators

Dream isn’t the only faceless creator out there. In fact, Corpse Husband is one of the most prominent influencers on the web using fanart to portray themselves online. When asked for his advice for other faceless creators, Dream had a solid tip:

“Honestly, I feel like it’s such a niche. It’s definitely becoming more common for humans to be faceless creators, but it’s such a niche thing. I have my experience, but my experience is only one. I only had one try. I’m sure there are countless things I could have done differently or planned strategically.”

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“I don’t know what my advice would be. It’s kind of, you know, be yourself. Just know that you have the option to show your face if you want to. Just do what you feel like doing and don’t rely too much on other people’s opinions.”

For now, Dream himself is focused on getting back into content creation after taking an extended hiatus following his face reveal — but he’s also going back to his roots. Dream told us that despite his plans to do more IRL content, his main channel will still focus on Minecraft, the game that made him a star in the first place.

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“I want to do tons of things that are on the crazier side, but I’m also trying to get back to my roots,” he explained. “One of the main reasons I found success with Minecraft on YouTube was making creative videos, and I did a lot of developing and coding myself to make crazy, unique things that had never been done before.”

“Regarding my main channel and the videos I post, I don’t plan on posting too much IRL stuff. It’ll still mostly just be Minecraft and not even Facecam or anything. But I’ll be able to be more hopeful about getting involved in my videos in the future, with videos that are gaming and Minecraft and real life. But the biggest difference really is that you can do things like go to VidCon. I can actually meet fans and do things in real life that I couldn’t do before.”

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Fans can purchase tickets for VidCon Anaheim at the official VidCon website. The convention will take place from July 21st to 24th.

For more interviews with top creators, check out our chat with QTCinderella about the Streamer Awards.