A couple weeks ago I went to a one-day event called ROFLthing-NYC, put on by the same people that brought you ROFLcon last spring.
There’s been tons of coverage of it. It was blogged by the New York Times. There are excellent interviews on Rocketboom (and video of one of the presentations). Laughing Squid posted some great photos. There’s even a ROFLcon channel on Vimeo, which has more videos. I think more of the presentation videos will be showing up there eventually.
I loved all the talks I saw:
- Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, was the MC and gave a fun intro/keynote.
- Matt Bledsoe and Troy Hitch (Big Fat Brain) talked about audience participation with their web series You Suck at Photoshop (and in their presentation itself).
- Jason Scott talked about his cat Sockington, the most famous cat on Twitter.
- Charlie Todd talked about his group Improv Everywhere got started, and how it went viral this year with things like the Frozen Grand Central video on YouTube and the global expansion of No Pants Subway Ride.
- Bre Pettis talked about rapid prototyping.
- Vincent Connare, creator of the font Comic Sans, talked about the famously misused font.
Lots of other interesting people were there, like MC Frontalot, Moot, and Tron Guy. There was an annoying contingent of Anonymous, who had the impression that the conference was about them, but they settled down a bit after Jason Scott invited one of them onstage to give him the opportunity to say his bit and be done.
The whole thing went by way too fast. I hope these guys do another event soon.