John Green

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of books including The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down, and The Anthropocene Reviewed. His books have received many accolades, including a Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and an Edgar Award, and he has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John has co-created many online video projects, including Vlogbrothers ( and the educational channel Crash Course ( He lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can visit John online at

Community Track

Live Podcast: Dear Hank & John

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Discover Stage Presented by Wondershare

Saturday, June 24

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Featuring: John Green

Take a peek behind the scenes during this live podcast recording! Join hosts John and Hank Green as they offer both humorous and heartfelt advice about life’s big and small questions.


Community Track

The Real OGs

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Spotlight Stage

Friday, June 23

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tag: ASL Interpreters Present

Featuring: John Green, Dani Calleiro, MatPat and Steph

These digital content pioneers have seen it all — the trends, the challenges, the birth, death, and reinvention of numerous platforms. And through it all, they’ve maintained their spotlight and a special place in the hearts of countless fans. They’re here to talk about their successful careers and how they’ve adapted to the constantly-evolving state of the digital world.


Industry Track

Paradigm Shifts & New POVs: Rethinking Everything from Entertainment to Education

Duration: 35 minutes

Location: Industry Track Mainstage

Friday, June 23

3:05 pm - 3:40 pm

Featuring: Joshua Cohen, Sarah Craig, Steven Greenwood and more

A series of short talks from notable industry leaders highlight how the creator economy is changing… everything. At universities, on film lots, in living rooms, board rooms, and beyond, there is a new world order being created in real time. New worlds require new thinking, and these talks will educate and inspire, helping us all to rethink and reframe how we see the future.


Creator Track

How to Actually Make Money Selling Stuff

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Room 211AB

Friday, June 23

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Featuring: Brandi Jessup, Sierra Schultzzie, Fraize and more

Sponsored. Creator economy pioneer, best-selling author and co-owner of, John Green shares the stage with two of DFTBA’s top creators to discuss what their biggest unlocks have been, how to build a great product business, and why most creators never make good money from merch.