They'll be rolling on the floor laughing this weekend as ROFLcon II takes place at MIT. ROFLcon is a conference devoted to Internet culture and celebrity and is billed by its organizers as possibly the "most important gathering of humanity since the fall of the tower of Babel."
The focus of the conference is internet memes, those little catch phrases, web sites, or chain letters that spread quickly across the Internet, making their creators and or subjects famous, at least on the Internet.
Academics, internet celebrities and humorists will be among the guests, including:
The program for the weekend includes panels on "The Future of the World Weird Web", "The Good, The Bad, and The Awkward" and "i can haz dream?: race and the internet", a performance by the MemeFactory, and a pre-release screening of "The Winnebago Man" about the titular Angriest Man in the World.
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