Last But Not Least: KNOW YOUR MEME + SCUMBAG STEVE

Posted on May 2, 2012 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon III, Tim

HAS LOTS OF PANELS TO ANNOUNCE. WAITS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO ANNOUNCE THEM.

We’re painfully slow on getting to this, but excited to make the final announcements before we’re properly up to our gills in the ROFLs IRL.

But thrilled that, last but not least, we are doing a very special session with Scumbag Steve and friends at Know Your Meme entitled “BECOMES AN ADVICE ANIMAL; TALKS ABOUT IT.”

The panel to feature the talents of KYM researchers Don Caldwell, Brad Kim, Amanda Brennan, and — well — and, Scumbag Steve. They’ll be talking about the exploitables phenomena (fun fact! we tried to get Advice Dog for this panel — his people turned us down :( ), what it’s like suddenly being forced into the limelight, and what life after looks like (see: the upcoming Scumbag Steve rap album). It’s gonna be awesome.

Excited! See all y’all this weekend!

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The Metamemes Panel at ROFLCon

Posted on May 1, 2012 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon III, Tim

Yep – unbelievably, we’re going to keep featuring/announcing new panels and speakers all the way to the closing bell this time. Pleased today to announce that we’ve got a stunningly great line up for our Metamemes featuring the Justice-League-esque talents of:

* Christopher “Topherchris” Price, Tumblr

* Lindsey Weber, Buzzfeed

* Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey, Shit Girls Say

Session to be moderated by the multi-talented Nick Douglas of Slacktory. They’ll be talking about the many tasty flavors of meta on the internet, and the features of platforms that make memes meta like they do. There’ll probably be some pictures of funny cats and wildly offensive image macros going on as well, I assume. We’re vaguely hoping that they talk about talking about panels about memes as well.

It’ll all be going down 4:30 – 5:30 this Saturday. BE THERE.

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Ben Huh Confirmed for ROFLCon

Posted on April 30, 2012 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Getting People, ROFLCon III, Tim

Ben Huh has had a storied history at ROFLCon. Starting from 2008 on our LOLCat panel, he’s repped at a number of our events – not least of which in taking part in the epic final Mainstreaming the Web panel in 2010 (the discussion on that session still ranks up there as one of the best we’ve ever seen in the kind-of-about-funny-cats-kind-of-about-big-huge-issues category).

Beyond the Cheezburger Network, Ben has been involved in much since ROFL2. He’s launched up a new effort to take on systemic problems in journalism, and took some pretty hefty stands in the fight on SOPA (including one particularly spectacular showdown with GoDaddy).

We’re glad to say that we’ve confirmed him for ROFLCon III! He’ll be speaking about this, and much more on the future of the internet and the defense of the web, this coming Saturday at ROFLCon. Be there.

(photo courtesy Ragesoss, CC BY SA)

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Supa Hot Fire is not a rapper…

Posted on April 26, 2012 by Christina Xu
Categories: Christina, Getting People, ROFLCon III

…but he IS coming to ROFLCon!

Deshawn Raw, AKA Supa Hot Fire released the first Parody Rap Battle video less than a year ago, and had us seriously considering the importance of hype crews in our lives. By part 4, which was released in March, he’s nabbed a cameo from none other than CHRIS ROCK. How the hell did he do that??

Catch Deshawn at the “Channels killed the Internet Video Star” panel on Saturday, 1:30 PM in 26-100. He’ll be joined by co-panelists Liam Sullivan (OMG Shoes), Judson Laipply (Evolution of Dance), and perennial ROFLCon favorite Matt Harding (Where the Hell is Matt?) The whole shindig will be moderated by Christian Sandvig, one of our favorite internet scholars, so this panel? You should catch that.

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