MIT CMS Sponsors ROFLCon!

Posted on February 29, 2008 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Partners and Friends, Tim

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As we’ve been harping on about for the past month and a half or so, we’ve been collecting the input of various attendees, guests, and to reconstruct our schedule so it’s slicker, faster, and way cooler than some stuffy room with lame panels. (We’re going to do the final hashing out about that, along with the venue decision at tomorrow’s staff meeting, so stay tuned).

One big partner in that effort has been the awesome grad students and faculty over at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies department. Suffice it to say, they’ve played a huge role in sorting out cool questions and finagling how the entire structure of the conference will go. You’ll also probably end up seeing some of the various faculty and staff as speakers and moderators at the event. At any rate, I’m glad to announce today that they’ve come on board as official conference sponsors! Very woo.

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Super Deluxe signs on as ROFLCon sponsor

Posted on February 28, 2008 by Carrie Andersen
Categories: Carrie, Partners and Friends, Triumph

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As y’all might have noticed, ROFLCon has ballooned into a pretty huge event, far beyond what any of us on the team could have imagined back in ‘07. That’s meant hardcore searching for help from partners, friends, and all of you folks in internet-world to help make this conference the best it can be. We’re always really thrilled when a company wants to help in some way, so imagine our delight when Super Deluxe notified us that they’d like to sponsor ROFLCon.

Now, I don’t think Super Deluxe needs much explanation since they’re huuuuuge and awesome. But if you’re just joining us from old media land, they’re behind a lot of the best creative comedic content on the web today. Their list of featured artists and comedians is pretty amazing, and includes Brad Neely, Bob Odenkirk, Tim and Eric, Maria Bamford, Fark TV, and the list goes on and on and on. Needless to say, Super Deluxe offers a kickass collection of videos and animations. Do yourself a favor and watch something (anything!) on the site real quick.

So basically, we’re so pumped about this partnership that we can’t even stand it. Ballllller.

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Capacity Warning! (Redux)

Posted on February 27, 2008 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Announcements, Tim

So a few weeks back I posted about the fact that this event is looking ALOT bigger than we originally envisioned. And, with registrations and press requests streaming in with no signs of stopping, we were rapidly reaching fire hazard levels of capacity for our originally announced venue of the Gutman Conference Center. Of course, we want to make it possible for as many of you to get in on the ROFLing, so our team has been dispatching incredibly competent agents around the Cambridge area, searching for a larger venue that can seat the ~500+ that it’s looking like (zomg).

We’re doing a Big Important Meeting on March 1st with the ROFLCon team to decide on the venue (and schedule, and every other important thing), but just posting to give advance warning that we may (i.e. a possibility) be moving this entire thing over to MIT. This is not a problem if you’ve booked places near Harvard Square, since the transit time on the subway will literally be around ~10-5 minutes. Directions and guidance will be provided at the event.

In any case, stuff is filling up quick even with the extra capacity that we’re looking to move into either at Harvard or MIT, and we will definitely have to cap admission at some point, so get in while you can (and before the rate hike in early March!).

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Schedule Revised

Posted on February 25, 2008 by Christina Xu
Categories: Announcements, Christina

Hey patient fans,

We’ve put up ROFLSchedule 2.0–still not finalized, but a lot better than what we had before. If you had questions or suggestions, please leave them as comments!

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