Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams. cultural director/executive chair of ComplexCon, strikes a pose on Nov. 4 in Long Beach, Calif. (Anthony Trevino)

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if all of the cool people from the internet gathered in one room? Every brand, celebrity or influencer that you’ve interacted with online?

Rapper Big Sean headlines day one of ComplexCon on Nov. 4 in Long Beach, Calif. (Anthony Trevino)

Well that was just the beginning of my experience from Nov. 4-5 in Long Beach, Calif., at ComplexCon 2017. During my visit I rubbed shoulders with sneaker culture icons such as DJ Clark Kent and reggaeton superstar J. Balvin.

I also witnessed some of my favorite artists such as Pharrell and Migos. A major highlight was seeing alternative band N.E.R.D back together again after a three-year hiatus.

I also witnessed designer and founder of Off-White, Virgil Abloh and Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami put on a T-shirt screen-printing seminar and got a first look at many exclusive sneaker and fashion releases for 2018.

ComplexCon was a great experience and the ideal opportunity for consumers and companies to connect with brands, learn about pop culture and have some fun.

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Pro-tip for next year: Arrive early, bring cash for purchases, and study the event map.

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