Back in 2008, I was trying to figure out what costume to wear for the annual Boston Halloween bike ride. Being a fan of the movie Tron and seeing famed internet sensation Tron guy put together an excellent costume by adding some stripes and lights to spandex tights, showcased at the first ever ROFLcon internet culture conference just a few months prior,
it only made sense to stick blue masking tape to my biking spandex and transform my bicycle into a light-cycle with glow sticks, and become Tron guy with a friend for Halloween.
So this weekend, when many of my friends were enjoying a variety of activities such as celebrating Cinco De Mayo, running the Bay State Marathon, or participating in the Wake Up the Earth festival in JP, I was volunteering at the third ever ROFLcon at MIT in Cambridge. Taking a break on a nearby bench to check out the #roflcon feed on my phone’s twitter app, a face I had only ever seen on the internet sat down next to mine,
and my life was complete.