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ROFL CON: The Main Event


Anonymous fans at the "Internet Cult Leaders" panel. Ian Chillag/NPR hide caption

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Don't know if it could be called a protest, but anonymous—the group most famous for their protests of Scientology—has definitely caused a disruption at the ROFL Con "Internet Cult Leaders" panel. They've made some noise at the back of the room, and seemed to be heading for the stage before ROFL Con staffers stopped them.

The next question from the crowd was "What does anonymous think they can accomplish by protesting here?" The panelists deflected the question, but if you were going to protest ROFL Con this would be the place to do it: the internet is crazy for these people. Moot from "4Chan," Randall Munroe of the web comic "xkcd," and Ryan North from "Dinosaur Comics" are here. If ROFL Con were real life, this would be Elvis sitting next to Double Elvis sitting next to the wheel.



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Thanks for working on the weekend, Ian - I love these ROFL posts. It's so dumb, but that lolcat language makes me lol every time without fail. (Although I think my IQ goes down a point or two each time.)

Sent by Maura | 8:35 PM | 4-26-2008

Maybe they're protesting that they weren't invited. Similar to Maleficent showing up at Sleeping Beauty's party and throwing curses around just because she wasn't invited.

Sent by Sarah Lee | 10:12 AM | 4-27-2008

15 year olds looking for their 15 minutes.

Sent by jurrel | 11:05 AM | 4-28-2008

What is up Anonymous? Do they have ADD and not humble enough to take their meds?

Sent by Matthew Scallon | 4:25 PM | 4-28-2008

Is the internet moving too fast for you commenters?

Sent by Anona | 1:59 AM | 5-3-2008