Happy Friday! Glad to say that we’ve been hard at work here deep in the ROFLMines, and we’re just about ready to do the full announcement of our schedule for ROFLCon III next week, which is gonna be awesome. The line up is looking basically like the most ridiculous thing ever.
But, in the meanwhile, wanted to close out this week by announcing that we’ve just confirmed a squarely brilliant set of folks for a ROFLCon panel we’re entitling “ADVENTURES IN ACA-MEME-IA,” which will tackle the ongoing and evolving world of people studying funny cats and other internet-ness seriously in the hallowed halls of the University. This line-up to include:
- Whitney Phillips, UOregon and researcher of the fine art of the Troll
- Kate Miltner, London School of Economics and got a masters in LOLCats
- Jordan Lefler, Louisiana State University and a Linguistics masters in LOLSpeak
- Patrick Davison, of Media, Culture, and Communications @ NYU and knows a scary crapton about aniGIFs
They’ll be relating old war stories about trying to write papers about Goatse, talking about the general topic of memery becoming a “respected” (or at least accepted) part of Higher Learning, and coming siege (partnership?) of serious academia by the lolz. Welcome aboard folks!