Friday, November 16, 2007


Not too long ago, ROFLCon — endearingly pronounced "rofflecon"— was a mere glint in Tim Hwang's eye. The left one, specifically. And look at it now! ROFLCon, conceived as an "Internet meme spectacular," has locked in xkcd, Dinosaur Comics, and Homestar Runner. And about a gajillion other Internet superstars, with more to come.

Slated to go down sometime next spring at Harvard/MIT, I think it's safe to say that ROFLCon will be a highlight of my life. Which is why I can't believe I'm lucky enough to be part of The Team. Being part of The Team essentially means that I get to send people e-mails and throw around phrases like "scholarly endeavor," "a night of revelry followed by a day of conference followed by another night of revelry," and "the Internet will manifest itself in one place at one time!" But we like to think of The Team as sort of a secret society, too. Or, least I do.

(I guess it's not such a secret society if it has its own web page?)


I'm cross-referencing here to announce my first ROFLsuccess—StupidFilter guys are coming to ROFLCon! And by "StupidFilter guys," I mean "Gabe and Paul, who run StupidFilter, and who are pretty awesome." I invited them, and they said yes. It was like asking someone to junior prom in high school...except with more references to memetic theory.

Let's dance.
Or roll on the floor laughing. I guess that works, too.

1 comment:

Annemarie said...

congratulations! roffle roffle roffle... I'm tantalizing my friend fiona with updates on roflcon from you and other sources... she esp. loves xkcd and dinosaur comics and she's sooo jealous. ;)