The Firefox Art Panel at ROFLThing-NYC

Posted on December 31, 2008 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Freeculture Nerds, Getting People, Kickass, New York, Tim, Triumph


In celebration of New Years, the team is super happy today to reveal our final mystery speaking slot for ROFLThing-NYC.

Specifically: we’re glad to announce that Jamie Wilkinson (who’ll be rolling deep with Serious Business later in the evening on the 24th) will be heading a panel showcasing “Firefox Art” — creative, experimental add-ons that twist the web experience (see e.g. Add-Art) — and discussing creativity on- and with- the web, and the specific possibilities presented by Firefox extensions, advances in javascript, and open-source generally.

In addition to Jamie, the panel will feature fellow F.A.T. member Steve Lambert (who you may remember from the NYTimes Special Edition project a month back, among other projects), and Tobias Leingruber, programmer of China Channel and the co-creator of Pirates of the Amazon. They’ll also be talking about ArtZilla, an awesome repository for Firefox add-on projects usually denied from listing on the universe for being “useless art.”

Badass? You betcha.

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Back By Popular Demand — The ROFLCondom

Posted on December 30, 2008 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Consumerism, New York, Tim

You know, I have to admit — when we originally made the fateful decision to produce these, multiple staff members on the ROFLTeam nearly cried.

But we can’t ignore the call of the crowd: back by massively popular demand, we’re officially going ahead and doing a limited 2nd edition run of the All-American ROFLCondom that will only be available for attendees at the one-day craziness of ROFLThing-NYC on Jan 24th.

I mean, we don’t expect that this will necessarily persuade anyone to come out to the event. But, uh, felt that you all should know.

photo courtesy Laughing Squid, CC BY SA NC

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The Final Week 2008: BIG STUFF HAPPENING / Volunteers?

Posted on December 29, 2008 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Announcements, Logistics, New York, Tim



After a brief holiday lull, things are shaping up to be a pretty Big Ass Ridiculous Week for ROFLThing-NYC. We’ll be debuting our shirt/swag for the event (including the reintroduction of an old favorite from our original conference in April), steaming forward to opening registration by the end of the week, and announcing a few more featured attendees and sponsors (as well as our final mystery empty panel slot).

Most importantly though, we’re actively looking for volunteers to help out day-of the conference. If you’re interested, drop a comment on this here post and we’ll be sure to get back to you. Benefits include free swag, free registration, and access to a little get-together that we’re doing for our guests the night before the event.

Also, since prereg demand is looking so high for tickets, we’ve decided to let the people on our early reserve list know about ticket launch in advance of the official launch on our website. There’s a chance we’re going to sell out fast even with that round — and we will only be adding names to this list today and tomorrow – so if you want to get in on it, be sure to drop us at line at tim AT roflcon DOT org in the next 48 hours.


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Phillip Torrone, Senior Editor @ MAKE to Attend ROFLThing-NYC

Posted on December 26, 2008 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, New York, Tim, Triumph

So how was everybody’s holidays?

The rumors are true — there’s more good folks coming down the pipe for ROFLThing. Glad to have a late-day report from the field confirming that, Phillip Torrone, senior editor at MAKE Magazine and all around doer of Seriously Neat stuff, will be attending ROFLThing as a featured attendee! He’ll be lurking around seeing talks and rocking with us at the party. So basically, what I’m trying to say is that, you should come and meet him.

I hear from several good sources that he is awesome.

photo courtesy pt CC BY SA NC

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