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Find These 7 Viral Nation Creators at VidCon: Part 2

By: Viral Nation | 4 mins read |

VidCon Anaheim is right around the corner, so what better time to meet seven more highly influential creators from the Viral Nation Talent team? It’s shaping up to be a wonderful event and we can’t wait to see everyone there.

With such a wide variety of panels covering so many different topics, it’s guaranteed to be a great time to network, learn, and have fun. And while you’re at it, make sure to keep an eye out for these standout Viral Nation creators:

Steven He

Steven He is a Chinese-Irish comedian, actor, TikToker, and Youtuber. His renowned sketches and skits encompass his hilarious expression of Asian-American family life – one of his most impressionable characters being “Asian Dad,” not to mention his iconic and meme-worthy phrase, “Emotional Damage!”.

After the pandemic and industry shutdown left him with zero auditions and all productions canceled, He created his first comedy sketch with his phone at home. Since January of 2022, Steven He’s main YouTube channel became the second-most viewed long-form comedy sketch on the platform – second only to SNL! He also recently hit 10M subs and he’s surpassed over 5 Billion views and counting.

Back in May, He launched Ginormo, his infamous series that spoofs the Japanese giant monster shows of the 60s and 70s. Watch his hilarious sketches on YouTube, follow him on TikTok, then find him on the following panels:

  • Grow Your Creator Brand with 360 Services: June 23 at 3 PM; Room 211AB
  • Ginormo: Elevating AAPI Storytelling on YouTube: Jun 24 at 5:30 PM; Spotlight Stage

Dylan - USC Reach

At just 21, Dylan Huey has become a successful content creator, musician, entrepreneur, host, speaker, innovator, and leader in the entertainment, social media, and technology industries. As a creator, he has garnered over a million cumulative followers on social media under his monicker and stage name, Rodin’ Flash. In addition, he has previously managed other creators with followings over 100M. 

Currently, he is a University of Southern California student studying business administration and minoring in the music industry. At USC, he runs the first and only content creator club at any university, USC Reach, and he plans to have chapters on 25 campuses before the end of the year.

Reach has become the go-to club for aspiring content creators because of its mentorship opportunities and ties to some of the world's biggest media and tech companies, including Google, TikTok, and WarnerMedia. But out of the more than 250 people that applied to USC Reach last semester, only 38 made the cut, making it, as Dylan says, an “exclusive, tight-knit community.”

Follow Dylan and USC Reach on Instagram and learn from the next generation at his panel:

  • Next-Gen Leaders: The C Suite Reimagined: June 22 at 10:55 AM; Room 304ABC

Steph Grasso

As a Registered Dietitian and social media influencer, Steph Grasso creates nutritional content to educate and inspire her 2+ million followers to make healthier lifestyle changes and enjoy their kitchen creations. She is known for delivering digestible TikToks that educate viewers on balanced eating and living healthy. 

Steph uses her expertise and comedy to provide evidence-based nutrition advice and debunk trending nutrition myths. She is well known for her grocery guides and meal prep tips and has helped many followers develop a healthier relationship with food. Steph also serves on Orgain’s advisory board and she has been on multiple news outlets such as Good Morning America, Good Day LA, Health Digest, NBC, and more. Look out for her cookbook coming out later this year!

Follow Steph on TikTok and Instagram, then bring yourself and your hunger for knowledge to her panel:

  • Grow Your Creator Brand with 360 Services: June 23 at 3 PM; Room 211AB


Naomi Hearts is a trans, plus-size, Latina creator known for spreading love and positivity through her comedic videos. She started her social media journey in 2020, inspiring people to be uniquely themselves. Naomi was recently named a 2022 TikTok Pride Trailblazer and has continued to push boundaries as a creator.

Follow naomiheartsxo on TikTok and Instagram and catch her at these panels:

  • Every Body is Beautiful: June 22 at 2:30 PM; Amplify Stage
  • How TikTok Works: Optimizing Your “For You” Feed: June 22 at 4 PM; Room 213
  • Be Kind Online: June 22 at 5:30 PM; Spotlight Stage
  • We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Shaping the Digital Sphere: June 24 at 1 PM; Amplify Stage
  • The Responsibility of Representing a Community: June 24 at 5:30 PM; Amplify Stage

K.J Smith

KJ Smith Jr. is fulfilling his destiny as NBA royalty. Son of legendary NBA champion and sports commentator Kenny Smith, the young entrepreneur and baller played guard at UNC as a Tar Heel and now is the Director of Basketball at the nascent talent management agency Range. KJ’s work as a broadcaster for UNC and HBCU GO has allowed his personality to shine through, helping him build a strong social following.

Follow KJ on Instagram and see him at:

  • How Sports Creators are Changing the Game: June 22 at 12 PM; Room 303AB

Ant Hamilton Jr.

Ant Hamilton Jr. is a former NIL athlete at Clemson and Chicago State who has developed a basketball-centric audience as part of the Overtime Network and organically staying true to his identity as a high-level dunker and athlete in his content. He is also in the remake of White Men Can't Jump, which premiered May 19 on Hulu.

Follow him on TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, then find him at VidCon here:

  • How Sports Creators are Changing the Game: June 22 at 12 PM; Room 303AB

Chris Staples

World-class dunker and skills master Chris Staples has taken the world by storm with his incredible work on the court and his charm in front of the camera. He was also a contestant on The Bachelorette and had a three-season show on Snap called “Dunk Day With Chris Staples”.

Follow Chris on TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, then catch him at:

  • How Sports Creators are Changing the Game: June 22 at 12 PM; Room 303AB

See You at VidCon

With so much talent, it might be hard to pick where to go and who to see, but make sure to save the dates for your favorite creators and get there early because it’s going to be busy!

_About the author
Viral Nation

Viral Nation is a new media innovation group that powers the social ecosystem through integrated solutions that align strategy, talent, media, and technology. As pioneers in the influencer space, Viral Nation is comprised of a full-service creative agency, a creator and athlete-influencer representation agency, and a technology division creating modern marketing solutions for the social media age.