96 Lafayette
New York, New York 10013

We're back, kids. Another weird full day and night of the entire freakin' internet in one room.

Featuring Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Charlie Todd (Improv Everywhere), the creator of Comic Sans, the founder of 4chan, Bre Pettis and a host of others to be announced.


Preliminary ROFLThing-NYC Schedule
Saturday, January 24th, 2009
LOCATION: Santos Party House (96 Lafayette Street, Manhattan)
Hosted by: Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Rick Webb (The Barbarian Group)
12:00 - 12:30: Opening Remarks / Introductions
12:30 - 1:30: Troy Hitch & Matt Bledsoe (Creators, You Suck At Photoshop) on “According To Hoyle”
Description: A nostalgic retrospective on the You Suck at Photoshop experience, with an eye toward the future.
1:30 - 2:30: Jason Scott (Founder, Textfiles.com) on “Egad Tuna”
Description: In which a curious set of circumstances leads a twittering cat, Sockington, to gain thousands of people following his insane twitter feed. His owner, Jason Scott, describes Sockington’s lineage, the timeline of his success, and general historical observations on what leads to fads and worldwide cat fancy. (And free catnip).
TRACK ONE — Moderator: Rick Webb (The Barbarian Group)
2:45 - 3:45: Charlie Todd (Founder, Improv Everywhere) on “Causing A Scene”
4:00 - 5:00: Jim Louderback (CEO, Revision3) on “The Future of Online Video”
Is online video a brand new media, or just regurgitated sitcoms and dramas in a new wrapper? Will we see a consolidation in the online video space, or will the hyper-growth of 2008 continue? Join Jim Louderback in a conversation with Rick Webb, and the audience, as they explore what the future of internet video will look like in 2009 and beyond.
TRACK TWO — Moderator: Alexis Ohanian (Reddit)
2:45 - 3:45: Jamie Wilkinson (Internet Famo.us), Steve Lambert (Member, F.A.T.), and Tobi Leingruber (Creator, China Channel, Pirates of the Amazon) on “Firefox Art”
This panel will showcase “Firefox Art” — creative, experimental add-ons that twist the web experience (see e.g. Add-Art) — and discuss creativity on- and with- the web, and the specific possibilities presented by Firefox extensions, advances in javascript, and open-source generally. They’ll also be talking about ArtZilla, a repository for Firefox add-on projects usually denied from listing on addons.mozilla.org for being “useless art.”
4:00 - 5:00: Bre Pettis (Founder, NYCResistor) on “Commonist Objects” and Rapid Prototyping Technology
5:15 - 6:15: Vincent Connare (Creator, the Comic Sans font) on “The Cultural Impact of Comic Sans”
6:15 - 6:30: Closing Remarks
6:30 - 7:30: Break for Dinner
7:30 - 10:30: ROFLThing-NYC Afterparty
DJs: The Serious Business Crew (Jamie Dubs, Mike McGill, Tackleberry, and Bennett4Senate)

Official Website: http://roflcon.org/preliminary-roflthing-nyc-schedule/

Added by philgyford on December 15, 2008



Looking forward to it. NYC! Woo hoo!


So sad I won't be able to make this one! Everyone go to see Bre on Track Two ;)