BREAKING NEWS: O HAI LOLTrek Iz Coming To ROFLCon

Posted on October 31, 2007 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, Tim, Triumph

In the increasingly superb and ever-developing LOLCat Panel saga, I’m really happy to announce this morning that Stephen Granade, creator of the full-length LOL magnum opus “We Has Tribbles and Also Troubles,” is coming to ROFLCon! (pending work schedule/travel arrangements)

This is pretty badass.

Our missing piece is the seminal I Can Haz Cheezburger. Anyone out there got a connect?

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Idea: The Willy On Wheels Panel

Posted on October 30, 2007 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, Planning, Team, Tim

So the Worst of the Web Target #1: Willy on Wheels, the most prolific Wikipedia vandal the web has ever seen — notable enough to even get coverage in the popular press accounts of Wikipedia.

Problem: LOTS of people have claimed to be Willy. This e-mail, apparently, is only one of a huge series of people.

The Solution (thanks to assistance from SJ): I think we’ve got to get them all into a panel.

More on this as we start to hear back from the Willys.

Also: thanks to all who e-mailed me about helping out! I’ll be sending out a coordinating e-mail later tonight and we’ll get rolling on this thing right away.

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All This Week on the ROFLCon: Music, Notorious, and Musically Notorious

Posted on October 29, 2007 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, Planning, Tim

While we close up the returns on LOLCat Week and continue to wait on some of our first round of invites, we’re moving on and carpetbombing a new group of folks. I’m doing a run this week of people who’ve been involved in musical phenomena online, whether that’s Chocolate Rain guy (above) or web kings Lemon Demon.

In an additional though not necessarily mutually exclusive note: In what will be undoubtedly a more than week long effort, we’re opening up a new front to track down the Worst of the Web — that means opening up our entire series of guests that are widely known on the internet for being huge jerks, huge embarrassments, or big assholes (in more ways that one!) Leeroy Jenkins, here we come.

Incidentally, there’s an interesting tale to be told about Numa Numa kid that I’ll be blogging about sometime this week. Keep on truckin, folks.

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ROFLCon Needs Your Help!

Posted on by Tim Hwang
Categories: Planning, Tim

So with last week’s amazing run of confirmed guests, it’s becoming readily apparent to me that this thing is going to be way bigger of a project than I originally thought it would be.

This is awesome in many ways, but I’m thinkin’ that one kid with a laptop and a dream ain’t going to cut it anymore. It’s going to require a crack group of expert internet culture nerds and organizers to get this thing ready for the spring.

If you’re interested in getting involved and being part of the ROFLCon team, shoot me an e-mail ASAP at thwang AT fas.harvard.edu.

We’re looking for people who are up with helping to trawl through the ginormous guest list, help set up a conference registration system, help out with finding ca$h money and all that other cool stuff.

Kick it!

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