The ROFLCon Pre-Party: Tonight!

Posted on May 3, 2012 by Tim Hwang
Categories: Announcements, ROFLCon III, Tim

Kiddos! We are less than 24 hours from ROFLCon. Are you excited? We’re excited.

Anyways, if you’re around in town this evening – come and join us before our calm before the storm meet up. Started by Scott Beale back when we started in 2008, it’s been traditionally a great time to hang out with your fellow attendees and meet the various guests before all the proceedings get started.

This will be happening at the Asgard in Cambridge (350 Massachusetts Avenue) starting at 8 PM and going until they kick our asses out onto the curb.

Also, thanks to the good efforts of Austin Powell and the team of the Internet’s hometown newspaper the Daily Dot, there’ll be an open bar! You are obligated to give them infinite high-fives if you see them around. See you all on the Web 0.7.

(photo courtesy cityrover, CC BY NC)

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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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Ticket to Ride!

Posted on May 1, 2012 by sherlock
Categories: Announcements, Jamie, ROFLCon III

The ROFLs are just a few short days away and do you know how you are getting here yet? Well, this year we are have been working on a way to be a bit more sustainable while helping reduce the cost and hassle of travel for you!

Do your part to make your trip to ROFLCon more convenient, earth-friendly, and fun :)

How might you ask? Well, we’ve partnered up with Ridejoy, a social ridesharing site, to help you connect and make friends with your fellow attendees! Just sign up and post a ride offer or request, get matched up with other attendees going your way, then share the ride and gas expenses! Click here to get started: http://ridejoy.com/roflcon

If you have any questions, drop us a line or Jason from Ridejoy directly at jason@ridejoy.com. Thanks!

See y’all soon,

The ROFLCon + Ridejoy Team

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The Metamemes Panel at ROFLCon

Posted on 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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