Hackday brought people together by letting them do what they enjoy. Similarly, I remember the first two Vloggercons, which, however great they were, were trying to be too much of a tech conference. For videobloggers. Somehow. Pixelodeon on the other hand is a video event for videobloggers, where they can make and watch videos. Makes much more sense.
What did I learn today? When you organize events, don’t try to be like conference X or Y, just let people do what they like to do, but together.