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THE ROFL Aftermath 2010


Full ROFLCon Coverage from Rocketboom “How I Got Famous On The Internet”

ROFLCon 2010: From Keyboard Cat to Chad Vader (Bostonist)

They’ll Be Rolling on the Floor Laughing at ROFLcon II (Cambridge Community Television)

Taryn Southern Visits ROFLcon (G4 Attack of the Show)

Keyboard Cat After Dentist (When Memes Collide) (Geekosystem)

You’re accidentally famous. Now what? (Globe and Mail)

ROFLCon (Murketing)

Traditional book deal FTW! (Murketing)

Taking Web Humor Seriously, Sort Of (New York Times Magazine)

Tracking memes on their native turf: Viral anthropology at ROFLcon (Nieman Journalism Lab)

Huh? Internet Flavored Ice Cream? (NPR Morning Edition)

Get your LOLs on IRL at ROFLcon 2010 (The Phoenix)

ROFLcon 2010 Podcast Vol. 1: Berkman Center’s Ethan Zuckerman on International Meme Diplomacy (The Phoenix)

What Flavor is Internet Ice Cream? You Tell Us (SF Weekly)

ROFLcon 2010: What makes a meme go mainstream? (Technorati Blog)

And Ceiling Cat said… let there be LOLz! (Toronto Star)

ROFLcon II recap (Urlesque)

WTF is ROFLcon?! (Village Voice)

ROFLCON 2010: A Gathering of Viral Memes Grows Up (Wall Street Journal)

Too Much Information does ROFLCon (WFMU)

Pre-ROFL Coverage 2010


ROFLCon, the SXSW for Memes (Current)

Internet Culture Conventions: ROFLCon 2010 Is Coming (Trendhunter Magazine)

Evento no MIT reúne criadores de sites humorísticos (Agencia Estado)

ROFLCon II, The Conference on Internet Culture & Memes Returns Spring 2010 (Laughing Squid)

The ROFLThings


LOL, OIC, and WTF at ROFLThing (East Bay Express)

Revision3’s Internet Superstar On ROFLThing’s Preview Coverage of ROFLThing
(And Emily Goligoski’s Parallel Post)

San Francisco Thrillist Shouts-Out ROFLThing!

ROFLThing Draws Internet Celebrities (NYTimes Bits Blog)

The Internet Comes Alive (New York Press)

my saturday with internet superstars (Barbarian Blog)

The ROFL Aftermath 2008


Wired Magazine: “So Tron Guy, Gem Sweater Lady, and the Firefox Walk Into A Bar”

The Onion AV Club Interview: Christian Lander

Full ROFLCon Coverage from Wired’s Underwire Blog

Full ROFLCon Coverage from NPR’s The Bryant Park Project Blog

Full ROFLCon Coverage from CBC Radio’s Spark Blog

Full ROFLCon Coverage from Rocketboom

Barbarian Group Rocks ROFLCon with Closing VIP Party (Adrants)

Web Celebs Consider Their Role (Boston Globe)

ROFLCon! (Boston Globe, the Brainiac)

LOL in the Family (Boston Phoenix)

The New Fame: Internet Celebrity (CNN)

The Internet, in Real Life (CNN)

ROFLCon: Another Nerd Party Cracked Wasn’t Invited To (

Toronto’s Unknown Comics (Eyeweekly)

Meme Genies and a Meeting of Minds (Guardian)

ROFLCon Final Session: Cult Leaders (Guardian)

ROFLCon: Life is a LOLercoaster (Guardian)

ROFLCon: Weinberger and the Internet’s Flukes (Guardian)

Conference Celebrates Internet Pop Culture (Harvard Crimson)

ROFLCon Explores the Art of LOLing (Harvard Crimson)

Are Tron Guy and xkcd the Future of Internet Celebrity? (io9)

ROFLections on a Conference (MSNBC, Clicked)

My ROFLCon Weekend: Breakfast with Tron Guy (NPR, The Bryant Park Project; with audio)

Tron Guy, Meet Cheezburger at ROFLCon (NPR, the Bryant Park Project; with audio)

Let’s LOL It Up (Portland Press Herald, NXT)

Cash In on Internet Memes (PC World)

Fighting the Anonymous Fight (Portland Press Herald, NXT)

Highlights from ROFLCon (Super Deluxe Blog)

Meme Brains Discuss What Makes Lolcats Funny (Telegraph)

Reflections on ROFLCon (USA Today, Pop Candy)

My Young, White, and Nerdy Boys, Let Me Show You Them (Valleywag)

Brawndo, the Irony Mutilator (Valleywag)

Behind the Memes with ROFLCon’s Biggest Cewebrities (Wired)

So, Tron Guy, Gem Sweater Lady, and the Firefox Walk Into a Bar… (Wired Magazine, July 2008 issue)

Pre-ROFL Coverage 2008


ROFLCon (Boston Globe, The Brainiac)

ROFLCon: Internet’s Cutting Edge Comes to MIT (Boston Herald)

Rolling on the Floor Laughing Convention (Bostonist)

Internet Celebrities Gather to Swap Memes (Guardian)

Internet Stars to Visit Boston (Harvard Crimson, FM)

Web Humour: A Guide to Rick-Rolling (MSN UK)

Net Event Sells Out (Nashua Telegraph)

Rick-Rolling: An Action Primer for the Uninitiated (NPR, the Bryant Park Project)Famous Internet Memes to Gather at ROFLCon 2008 (, The Underwire)

See what others have been saying about us!


The most anticipated, talked about event of the year.


From lolcats to goatse to the Zidane headbutt, I’ve been at least tenuously linked to some of the web’s most notable and notorious memes. Naturally, when I heard about ROFLCon, a conference being organized at Harvard to celebrate online memes and celebrities, I knew I had to be there.

Anil Dash

In what could turn out to be just about the greatest convention in the history of conventions, the organizers of ROLFCon are attempting to assemble all the famous internet memes and icons in one place.


Virgin fest.

BF2S Forums

Oh god, ROFLCon. Promise me something? Please have free condoms well-stocked throughout the weekend. I don’t want any of these people breeding with each other.

— Gavin Baker, Friend of Harvard Free Culture

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