ROFLCon 3 Panel Videos Are Going Up!

Posted on May 11, 2012 by Christina Xu
Categories: Announcements, Video, Winning

In all our years of doing ROFLCon, this may be the craziest thing that’s happened yet: thanks to the pros at PopSpot, nicely-edited and beautifully-shot panel videos from ROFLCon 3 are already appearing online. Early projections indicate that ALL of the videos will be uploaded by the end of next week. It’s nothing short of a Cinco de Mayo miracle!!

You may remember PopSpot as one of our excellent sponsors during the conference. In addition to filming all of the panels and bringing Antoine Dodson onboard, they were also tirelessly shooting amazing slow-mo video portraits of all the guests. Thanks, PopSpot, for going above and beyond the call of sponsor-duty!

PopSpot has put together a handy-dandy Youtube playlist of all the panel footage, but we’ll also be throwing up blog posts with all the embeds for easy linkage. Keep an eye on the schedule, too, which is being maintained as a comprehensive, one-stop shop for all the links.

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“The Heroes of Usenet” — Complete Video!

Posted on June 1, 2010 by Tim Hwang
Categories: ROFLCon II, Tim, Video

Sorry for delay, true to form — sucked up by all the festivities of the weekend. But, we’re officially back to work and I’m glad to say that today we’re releasing the complete video of “Heroes of Usenet,” with moderator Jason Scott and a host of luminaries. The description:

Now only browseable through Google’s dirty porthole, Usenet’s early history holds parallels, lessons, anecdotes and memories well worth sharing with the current online world. Moderator Jason Scott brings you a panel of historians, history-makers, internet famous and internet infamous figures to talk about Usenet, the worldwide networked messaging system that showed everyone How It Was Done.

Uploading big honkin’ files have been giving us a bit o’ trouble with Blip, but rather than delay the content coming out, we’re starting to split panel videos into sections. So, Heroes of Usenet is in three, glorious sections (and embedded for your viewing pleasure after the jump)

It’s also pretty easy to navigate the sections by going to our main show page. Enjoy! More to come in the next few days. Stay tuned.


“It Looks Like You Are Giving A Keynote” — Complete Video

Posted on May 26, 2010 by Tim Hwang
Categories: ROFLCon II, Tim, Video

Next up out of the ROFLCon II video hopper — complete video from “It Looks Like You Are Giving A Keynote,” our Saturday morning keynote with Kevan Atteberry, the designer behind Clippy. The talk description is as follows:

A short whirlwind tour of animated assistants, starting with Microsoft Bob. How did Clippy end up being the default Character for Microsoft Office? And how has it continued to live on in internet culture? And why did it take hundreds of hours of testing with Social Psychologists from Stanford to build it? (seriously).

And, as before, if you want to glory of the player, here it is.

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“Mainstreaming The Web” — Complete Video

Posted on May 24, 2010 by Tim Hwang
Categories: ROFLCon II, Tim, Video

First off, apologies — despite our promises to the contrary, the video from the conference has been taking a bit later than expected to get out. But, glad to announce that as of tonight we’re finally up off our asses and chugging along on getting all the complete panel videos from ROFLCon II out to the internet. Expect to see them popping out on this blog at a fairly steady clip over the next few weeks.

We decided that the first of these, to lead off strong, would be our final keynote panel on “Mainstreaming The Web,” featuring Ben Huh (I Can Has Cheezburger), moot (4chan), Kenyatta Cheese (Know Your Meme), Jamie Wilkinson (, and Greg Rutter (You Should Have Seen This). The panel description is:

As web culture increasingly flows into the mainstream, it becomes enmeshed in a crowded world of businesses and commentators. In turn, it becomes more easily digestible and accessible to broad audiences. What are the ethics of being a part of that space? As this process continues, what is gained? What is left behind?

And, if you prefer the glory of the player experience, you can also check out the direct link here.

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