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Serious ROFLcon is serious

Zawinski's law of software envelopment holds that all programs continue to expand until they can read email.
The revolution will not be televised — but it will be turned into an animated .gif
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 04, 2012
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The Big Hurt: Dodging the IRL horseshit at the World’s Lulziest convention

I've braved some gruesome events in the line of making-fun-of-stuff duty: anime conventions, comic conventions, and even a furry convention.
ROFLCon: A Skeptic’s Guide
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 04, 2012
Memes: Success

Meme forecast for 2012

When evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in 1976 — meaning "a piece of thought copied from person to person" — he probably didn't realize that, in time, the word would come to be synonymous with cat macros, various advice anima
What pianos will the cats of the future play for us?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011
Top 20 Memes: 2011

Top 20 memes of 2011

An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes.
An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011
Julian Assange has been reported to the cyberpolice

Julian Assange has been reported to the cyberpolice


Photomeme by ROFLCon co-founder Tim Hwang (h/t Wayne & Wax) In other news, How soon until Wikileaks: The Movie?
By Carly Carioli  |  December 08, 2010


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Meme police

I just woke up from some sort of bizarre dream. I was at MIT. There was a weirdo painting nudes of President Obama on a unicorn. Several adults were dressed like domestic animals.
MIT’s ROFLcon, a gathering of the Web’s biggest names, decides what will make you laugh and cry.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 07, 2010
Tonight: ROFLcon afterparty = No Tomorrow with Mistaker at Machine

Tonight: ROFLcon afterparty = No Tomorrow with Mistaker at Machine


We're at ROFLCON this weekend -- feel free to follow along at home, it's sort of like TED for the internets. Yesterday was pretty amazing...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 01, 2010
Get Your LOLs On IRL at Roflcon 2010

Get Your LOLs On IRL at Roflcon 2010


Spreading the awkwardness: Mike Bender and Chernack of awkwardfamilyphotos.com will be at this year's Roflcon. There's a solid chance that if you've ever laughed at...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  April 30, 2010