Sleeveface to Appear at ROFLCon II

Posted on September 30, 2009 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon II, Tim, Triumph

First off, some deep and enduring apologies for being off the grid for about two weeks — the ROFLCon crew has been razzlin’ with the bureaucracy getting some boring logistical stuff together with MIT, so there hasn’t been much to report on. I’ve also been borked with conference season lately (Toronto, Washington DC, Croatia), and have been trapped wrangling with angry customs people, ex-communists, and poor wifi connections. But I’m back, and the wave of e-mail invites should get things rolling again. Stay tuned. 

With all that out of the way, glad to report today that I got in a good long chat with Carl Morris today — the creator of the amusing, fun, and sometimes downright unsettling site Sleeveface.

He’s pretty excited about all the ROFLs and I’m glad to confirm in true style that he’ll be attending ROFLCon 2010! Catch him (potentially) on our emerging single-serving blog panel — and otherwise hanging around, being awesome. I’ve added him, accordingly, to our updating guest list.

Incidentally, Carl’s also a DJ, which has officially got the ball rolling on putting together that whole conference party/music show thing…more soon.

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Kevan Atteberry, Designer of Clippy, to Appear at ROFLCon II

Posted on September 16, 2009 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon II, Tim, Triumph

Holy shit. Sorry about the delay in posting — but we’ve got some serious late day breaking news over here at ROFLCon II.

After a few e-mail back and forths, I’m glad to confirm today that Kevan Atteberry, the mastermind designer behind the much maligned Microsoft office assistant Clippy, will be making an appearance at ROFLCon II. Just spoke with him — and he’ll be hanging out at the conference, talking about his experiences in the trenches on the Microsoft Office team, and otherwise reveling in some serious retro Windows 97 glory.

That is all for now. It looks like you are planning a conference. HELL YES.

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Fuck You, Penguin To Be Raging Up A Storm At ROFLCon II

Posted on September 14, 2009 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon II, Tim, Triumph

Of this adorable kitten, blogger Matthew Gasteier has this to say:

What’s with the stupid pose, Cat? I’m sure you think you are just headed for the Sears catalog now… or you are making fun of people who are headed for the Sears catalog. I’m going to be honest with you, Cat, you look like a total loser, so I really hope this isn’t your laid-back-but-sophisticated look. So either way, fuck you, Cat. The hours of Photoshop I will get out of you cannot heal the part of my soul you have destroyed. But I will try, Cat. I. will. try. 

To some of us at ROFLCon headquarters, this is a genius of the highest kind. And, in recognition of this kind of genius, we really had no choice but to invite the creator of perennial favorite FU Penguin to ROFLCon II. We’re pumped to report today that we’ve confirmed his participation, and he’ll be attending, speaking, and otherwise rocking out with us this spring.

Effin’ good times. As per usual, I’ve updated the guest list accordingly. 

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Scanwiches To Be Attending ROFLCon II

Posted on September 10, 2009 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon II, Tim, Triumph

Truly, 2009 was the year of the single-serving blog. And, obviously, we here at ROFLCon HQ would be truly remiss if we didn’t bring those folks to party at the conference with us.

Yes, the word out on the street is true: for all you people that have enjoyed the strangely eerie pleasures of high-res, scanned food pr0n, the ROFLCon team’s happy to officially confirm today that Jon Chonko, the creator of Tumblr favorite Scanwiches, will be attending this year’s conference! Schedule to be announced, but he’ll be there, sharing his experiences — and otherwise rocking out with us in Spring 2010.

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