Wifi: MIT GUEST
A map of the MIT campus.
So, a while back, we blogged up here about potential interest in discounted hotels for the conference — people kind of went buck-wild e-mailing us, and between the reservations we had been making for guests, these ran out pretty rapidly. So that set us on a mission for another place to stash folks for the conference.
To that end, I’m glad to report that we’ve secured a much larger block of rooms at the nearby Hyatt Regency Cambridge, which is only a few minutes walk from where everything will be going down for the weekend!
They’re going for $149 a night, with the added bonus of free wifi that we negotiated for the weekend! (you’re welcome).
You can reserve the rooms online or call them at 888-421-1442, so, have at it!
We’re keeping on keeping on here at ROFLCon HQ with all the guest announcements, and I’m happy to confirm all the rumors today that internet elder statesman and awesome dude Aaron Peckham, the creator of the internet knowledge repository that is Urban Dictionary, will be attending (and speaking at) ROFLCon II.
If you’re like me, Urban Dictionary figures prominently in the development of your knowledge of obscure pop culture exclamations, rage-filled commentary, and (probably, mostly, hopefully fictional) prohibitively nasty sex acts. It’d be difficult to estimate how many total hours of fascinated clicking have been lost on the site, internet-wide.
Also, if you lost track, the site has been up for a decade and now contains 4.8 million definitions. Outta control. In any case, Urban Dictionary’s seriously great, and we’re excited to have Aaron there. Welcome!
So, we’ve been sitting on this one for a little bit now (sorry about that), but everyone agrees on the ROFLTeam that it’s time to let this tiger right on out of the cage. So, we’re blogging it up.
Yes, glad to announce officially today that Mister Jeffrey Rowland — of the long-running webcomic institutions over at Wigu and Overcompensating (and some of his wonderful, wonderful crew over at TopatoCo, which stocks this recent geeky t-shirt gem) — will be loading up the wagons and making their way to Boston in April to attend ROFLCon II! We couldn’t be happier.
And what might all these webcomics folks be doing at the conference, you might ask? Good question! ROFLCon HQ is currently hard at work hammering out the schedule of events, tying up some loose ends, and confirming with all our guests before we ask them to do something ridiculous. But, we guarantee it’s going to be epic, and we’ll likely have it out next week. Sit tight.