Daft Hands @ ROFLCon II

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

Happy pre-Halloween, everyone!

Glad to send you all off to the weekend with the official announcement today that Austin Hall, the creator of YouTube favorite Daft Hands, will be attending ROFLCon II! Clocking in at close to 35,000,000 views on YouTube, he’ll be attending the conference, talking about what he’s been up to since the explosion, and the spoils of massive internet celebrity. Should be some most excellent times.

As per usual, we’ll be out of commission this weekend, but back on Monday with some more announcements as this conference continues to congeal together. Registration details, guest updates, and much much more, coming up.

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Greg Rutter of “You Should Have Seen This” to be @ ROFLCon II

Posted on October 27, 2009 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon II, Tim, Triumph

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We’re pretty fond of the art of the single-serving website here at ROFLCon HQ. You know — black-and-white, no-muss-no-fuss, distilled awesomeness. IsItChristmas. IsBarackObamaPresident. HasTheLHCDestroyedTheEarth (that last one turned our guest invite down, no kid)

Those are all well and good for the laffs. But one site of that spartan-ly designed breed in particular, Greg Rutter’s “DEFINITIVE LIST OF THE 99 THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED ON THE INTERNET UNLESS YOU’RE A LOSER OR OLD OR SOMETHING,” is by far the best. There, in glorious Helvetica, Rutter lays down the gold standard titans of popular web culture, line by line, for 99 lines. It’s beautiful, possibly one of the best curations of ALL TIME.

It reads a little like All Known Metal Bands. It was written about in Time. And the Chicago Tribune.

Is there anything more you need to know? Mr. Greg Rutter will be at ROFLCon II.

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Christian Lander of “Stuff White People Like” at ROFLCon II

Posted on October 26, 2009 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Alumni, Getting People, ROFLCon II, Tim, Triumph

Glad to kick off this week with some old friends — we’ve got an official announcement today that Christian Lander, the creator of the endlessly brilliant “Stuff White People Like” and completely badass ROFLCon 2008 alumni, will be returning to the fold and attending ROFLCon II!

We recently got back in touch with Christian to see what had been up since a year ago. Needless to say, things have only gotten more nuts with time — his book has since went from being a mega-bestseller to an ultra-super-bestseller, he’s been busy traveling the world and, perhaps most interestingly, he’s in the process of developing a TV pilot based on his blog. We’re looking forward to bringing him back to talk about living the dream, and the “what happens next” side of memedom. It’s gonna be awesome.

image courtesy jslander, CC BY 

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Designers of Three Wolf Moon / Three Keyboard Cat Moon Confirmed

Posted on October 21, 2009 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon II, Tim, Triumph

As promised, we were going after them, and we got them.

Thanks to the superbly generous help of Michael McGloin, the creative director/owner over at The Mountain, I’m extremely glad to announce today that we have officially confirmed BOTH Antonia Neshev, the original designer that created Three Wolf Moon and Shawn Harris, part of the design team that put together the Three Keyboard Cat Moon shirt. They’ll be at ROFLCon II, rolling deep, rocking out, and talking about life before, during, and after the Internet came knocking.

Know we’ve been slow on the announcements, but we’ve got another few awesome ones are coming down the pipe for this week. Hold on to your hats.

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