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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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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JESS3 Sponsors R0FLC0N

Posted on by Tim Hwang
Categories: Partners and Friends, ROFLCon III, Tim

Things have been predictably nuts as we get into the home stretch here at ROFLCon-HQ, but I’m thrilled to announce today that we’ve confirmed a late-breaking sponsorship from Jesse Thomas and the good folks over at JESS3!

JESS3 is a DC-based crew of folks that specialize in some of the most gorgeous (and informative!) dataviz ever to hit the web IMHO, and we’re excited to have them aboard the ROFLCon train.

To boot, ROFLCon coincides with Jesse’s 30th birthday, so be sure to wish that guy many happy returns and all that if you see him around.

Also potentially relevant to your interests: The State of Wikipedia. See you all soon!

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