Happy Birthday, ROFLCon!

Posted on May 25, 2008 by dianakimball
Categories: Announcements, Diana, Experiences, I Like The Web!, Team, Thoughts


Photo courtesy Doc Searls

We’ve been joking for a month about celebrating the one-month anniversary of ROFLCon.  In internet years (similar to dog years, except even more extreme), ROFLCon’s already an aging spinster!  But we still kind of like her.  In honor of this most special occasion, we wanted to pull together all the guest and team reflections on the conference that we could find.  We’ve been calling them “postmortems,” but that’s kind of mean, right?  I mean, she may be a spinster, but “dead” is such a strong word.

Without further ado, here are all the guest & team reflections I could find and fit into one post.  If you feel yours is missing, go ahead and add it in the comments!

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Behold! Tim Hwang’s reflections,

Diana Kimball’s (that’s me!),

Christina Xu’s,

Rachel Popkin’s,

Carrie Andersen’s,

and Natalie Bau’s.

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Meme Reflections & Reactions

Adam Lindsay (of LOLCode)

Alexis Ohanian (of Reddit and Breadpig) here and here

Alice Marwick (Saturday keynote speaker)

Andrew Baron (of RocketBoom)


Benjamin Palmer (of the Barbarian Group)

Professor Christopher Kelty (moderated Internet Cult Leaders panel)

David Weinberger

Dino Ignacio (of Bert is Evil)

Jason Scott

Jay Maynard (Tron Guy) here and here

Jeffrey Rowland (of Overcompensating) possibly here and here

Joe Mathlete (of Marmaduke Explained)

Joe Peacock (of Mentally Incontinent) here and here


Kevin Driscoll (Soulja Boy Studies)

Kyle MacDonald (of One Red Paperclip)

Matt Harding (of Where the Hell is Matt?)

xkcd, maybe (check out the rollover text!)

Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics)

Scott Beale (of Laughing Squid) here, here, and here

Stephen Granade (of LOLTrek): bingo here, video here

Xiaochang Li (CMS)

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…Stay tuned for more goodies tomorrow, on Day 2 of ROFLCon’s one-month birthday!

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Where Rubber Chickens Roam Free: The Rockstars of Wexley

Posted on April 7, 2008 by dianakimball
Categories: Diana, Experiences, Partners and Friends

This is the view from the Wexley School for Girls. As previously noted, the Wexley School for Girls is not, in fact, a school for girls. It’s an outrageous new-media marketing firm in Seattle. Weird, right?

Not only is Wexley a magical place where rubber chickens roam free, it’s also home to a couple of total rockstars who have been helping us left and right. They’ll be showing up on the Kid, We’re Gonna Make You a Star panel, so get ready to be blinded by excellence.

Anyway, we’ve known for a while that the entire ROFLTeam has a huge crush on Wexley, and no one’s got it worse than me. So imagine how I felt, two weeks ago, when Katie and Kristen gave me and Rachel the grand tour!

Cliffhanger (how did I feel?!?) resolved after the jump, but in the meantime, I have one very important thing to say. Wexley’s hinted that they’re interested in organizing a meetup (drinkup, perhaps?) during ROFLCon for all you marketing types. Details forthcoming, but, you know: forewarned is forearmed, and also, how exciting is this?

It is very exciting. Stay tuned.

After the jump: another picture, and a few more words…


‘PLUS LUNCH’: TripAdvisor Sponsors ROFLCon! And rules.

Posted on April 2, 2008 by dianakimball
Categories: Announcements, Diana, Partners and Friends

Okay, guys. We’ve been keeping this under wraps for a while. I would have posted this yesterday—you know, April 1, the day when people lie for fun—but then you would have thought I was joking.





We’re so excited we can barely contain ourselves. Great to have you on board, TripAdvisor!

After the jump: infinite snacks, employment, Wii, foosball and more…

ROFLCon on Internet Superstar

Posted on March 20, 2008 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Diana, I Like The Web!, Press, Tim

Check it out.

Hey kids, so me (Tim Hwang) and Diana Kimball (the sine qua non of transportation and guest hospitality for ROFLCon staff) recently got interviewed on Martin Sargent’s Revision3 show Internet Superstar, figured we’d shout it out and post it here.


1) The ROFLCondoms, totally not a joke. Wait till you see the design.

2) Goatse, if you’re out there. E-mail us.

3) Turns out first generation iSights are REALLY blurry.

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