NYC Videoblogging Meetup tonight at 6pm at the Rocketboom studio. Any and all are invited to come meet with local area videoblogging enthusiasts.
For the first hour, everyone will take 2min to introduce themselves and their project(s) and then we will discuss three of these projects in-depth altogether as a group. For the second hour, we can just hang out and chat.
Im pretty excited about this. It’s called ROFL. It’s kinda like a live, non-screen based version of screen-based internet media. In competition form. At a really cool venue:
Info below from the ROFL website:
Friday June 22
Joe’s Pub (this is a major theater near Astor)
Featuring web art, presentations and
“teh funney” from
Josh Fruhlinger of Comics Curmudgeon and Wonkette
Cintra Wilson of Salon and Dregublog
Joe Garden of The Onion
(the voice of Jim Anchower and Jackie Harvey),
Vote Joe Garden! and Monkeywire
Michelle Collins of You Can’t Make It Up and
VH1’s Best Week Ever
Andrew Baron, creator and producer of Rocketboom
Marisa Olson, artist / editor / curator of Rhizome.org
Stu VanAirsdale of The Reeler
Charles Broskoski of Supercentral
ROFL is the very best of the internet, lovingly hand-picked by eight of America’s most-respected blogger types for maximum freshness and optimum awesomeness.
ROFL is high art, low humor, YouTube video, Myspace weirdness, flash animation, web memes, conceptual puzzles, original film and non-sequiturs galore.
ROFL is a gong show for the new millennium.
ROFL puts the “hyper” in hypertext, the “interest” in internets, the “blow” in weblog… or possibly the “glob”.
ROFL is twelve bucks to get out of the house and meet people who are even more web-obsessed than you are!
Hosted by the ever-pithy Slovin and Allen (Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Saturday Night Live) and featuring live improvisation from avant-garde oddball Reggie Watts, ROFL promises to be the finest internet variety show you’ve ever drunkenly laughed yourself sick to.
SEE! Eight bloggers enter with their finest internet finds and online creations… but only 1.0 will exit with the kind of digital hipster cred that can’t be bought by PayPal!
SCREAM! Your applause will mercilessly separate digital wheat from the GIGO chaff as the eight blogger bracket is winnowed down to the ultimate dorko-el-dorko match.
COVET! As the winner makes off with a kingly $150 grand prize!
MOCK! As the losers run home PWND and sobbing.
OGLE IN DISBELIEF At the astonishing lineup of writers, producers, programmers and curators we’ve assembled from the fields of journalism, business, comedy, art and television. It’s multidisciplineat-o!
REMEMBER! There’s only room on the ROFLcopter for a few… so get your tickets early.
Presented with The Onion and Paper Thin Walls
Additional production provided by John Seroff of The Tofu Hut, Paddy Johnson of Art Fag City and Jon Williams of Wizard Is Hungry
More information on licorice can be found on the internet.
OMG, so WTF is ROFL?
If you are in NYC this weekend (April 6-7), consider checking out Podcamp, a free podcasting-oriented conference. It’s like a cross between a conference and an unconference. As of April 2nd, around 1000 people have signed up and over 100 people will be speaking. It’s at the New Yorker Hotel. Fridays night is a social gathering, Saturday is all the talks (including Rocketboom yea). If you see me around there come say hi.