ROFLCon gets Racialicious

Posted on April 2, 2012 by Christina Xu
Categories: Christina, Getting People, ROFLCon III

If you love smart, insightful, and critical writing about pop culture, chances are that you have some gummy bears in your information diet. Since its founding in 2004, Racialicious has been a beacon in the night for much-needed commentary about race and gender in the shows, games, movies, and internets we all love.

That’s why ROFLCon is excited that Latoya Peterson, the superwoman owner and editor of Racialicious, will be joining us at ROFLCon to offer her take on identity-centric memes like the “Shit People Say” phenomenon. She’ll be joining up with previously announced guests Dan Sinker and Biella Coleman to talk about the political power of memes–definitely don’t sleep on that one!

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ROFLCon at SXSW

Posted on March 9, 2011 by Christina Xu
Categories: Announcements, Events

Photo by Doc Searls

The next ROFLCon won’t be until 2012. But you need a hit of ROFLs RIGHT NOW! What will you do?

If you happen to be at SXSWi next week, you’re in luck: Tim, Diana, and Christina will be presenting on the history and future of ROFLCon. Come hear us swap hilarious never before heard behind-the-scene stories, share insights that we’ve gathered along the way, and ponder what’s next. Oh, and there’s plenty of time for Q&A, of course! To give you a sneak peek of what we’ll be talking about, we’ve each written blogposts about different angles that our panel will cover:

* Diana, on ROFLCon’s humble origins
* Christina, on the challenges of representing multiple internets
* Tim, on what lies ahead

So! Whether you are a close ROFLfriend or just curious about what this ROFLCon business is all about, we hope to meet you at:

Tim Hwang, Christina Xu, and Diana Kimball on
Internets, How Do They Work? Lessons from ROFLCon

at SXSW Interactive

Tuesday, March 15 at 9:30am
Hilton Salon F/G
500 East 4th St.
Austin, TX

(Informal meetup/reunion lovefest to follow!)

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Can’t spell Saturday without WIN

Posted on May 1, 2010 by Christina Xu
Categories: Announcements, Christina, Experiences, ROFLCon II, Uncategorized

We’re very happy to announce a slew of exciting things happening on Saturday that you definitely don’t want to miss. They all involve internet celebrities AND/OR dancing! What more could you ask for?

***Dance with Matt Harding***

Matt, of “Where the Hell is Matt” fame, is shooting one of his famous dancing videos at ROFLCon this year at 1:30PM on Saturday during the lunch break. If you are interested in learning a short dance and becoming internet famous, there will be a group leaving from where the pizza is 5 minutes before, or you can just make your own way over here.

***ChatRoulette Bingo, Round Two, FIGHT!***

Dr. Beth Coleman and her CMS.100 class have created a ChatRoulette Bingo game for ROFLcon participants and fans of emoticon-based games everywhere. The first sound on Friday was EPIC.

There will be a repeat session on Saturday from 1 – 2 PM during lunch in the Bartos lobby of E15. Beth reports that initial playtests saw “lots of laughs, participation, and full frontal nudity…” What’s not to love??

***TopatoCo Signing Schedule***

Thanks to the amazing comic artist wrangling skills of TopatoCo VP Holly Post, a wide assortment of webcomic masters will be available to autograph things, shake hands, and kiss babies throughout Saturday at the TopatoCo merch table outside 26-100.

11-12 Ryan North, Dinosaur Comics
12-1 Zach Weiner, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
1-2 Wes & Tony, Amazing Superpowers
2-3 Emily & Joey, A Softer World
3-4 Jeph Jacques, Questionable Content

***ROFLafterparty at Machine’s No Tomorrow***

I was going to write something clever, but I can’t top this poster:

No Tomorrow, Machine, 21+, $5ROFLCON AFTERPARTY AT MACHINE!!!111!!one!!!1!1!!one!
1254 Boylston Street., Boston, MA
21+, $5 cover ($10 after midnight)

(Many thx to Mike McKay and the No Tomorrow team for getting up close and personal with the Goatse hands to make this poster, and for having us!)

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Friday Morning: ChatRoulette Bingo, Swag, etc.

Posted on April 28, 2010 by Christina Xu
Categories: Announcements, Christina, Consumerism, Events, ROFLCon II

You may have noticed that in the schedule, there is a large chunk of time–10 AM to 1 PM–allotted for registration. You may think this is a vacuum in the otherwise incredibly busy schedule. YOU’D BE WRONG.

CMS 100 Class

Dr. Beth Coleman and her CMS.100 class have created a ChatRoulette Bingo game for ROFLcon participants and fans of emoticon-based games everywhere. The first session will take place from 11 to 1 AM on Friday in room 633 of E14, right next to where reg is going down. There will be a repeat session on Saturday from 1 – 2 PM during lunch in the Bartos lobby of E15. Beth reports that initial playtests saw “lots of laughs, participation, and full frontal nudity…” What’s not to love??

Additionally, many of our guests will also be selling their swag. These include the people behind Chad Vader, Wondermark, Chainsaw Suit, Keyboard Cat (they’re bringing the sweater!!), Stuff White People Like, Regretsy, FU Penguin, and I Can Has Cheezburger. Meanwhile, MemeFactory will be asking you to participate in some “meme iteration” exercises for their performance. So far what we know is that it involves dancing, photography, and worksheets. A+++.

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