An online market of goods made by the XOXO community

Want to skip Amazon and support independent artists this holiday season? Head to the online market put together by the good folks of the XOXO festival. They've curated some really cool stuff made by enterprising members of their community. These are just some of the things I have my eyes on: https://xoxoholidaymarket.tumblr.com/post/180562582041/cross-stitched-emoji-artwork-by-steph-parrott https://xoxoholidaymarket.tumblr.com/post/180557361706/you-think-you-know-me-a-conversational-card-game https://xoxoholidaymarket.tumblr.com/post/180595957966/intricate-pop-up-cards-from-the-pop-up-card https://xoxoholidaymarket.tumblr.com/post/180561425521/musical-delights-by-molly-lewis-bandcamp…

Videos from this year's XOXO Festival

The XOXO festival (previously) is one of the best events I've ever attended; and this year's was the biggest, most inclusive one yet, but one of the things that makes XOXO so special is the cap on attendance, which means most of us can't attend; that's why it's such good news that the organizers have…

XOXO will be bigger and more inclusive in 2018

Described as "an experimental festival for independent artists and creators who work on the internet," Andy Baio and Andy McMillan's internet-fest baby XOXO will be back in early September. And according to this tweet, they're making it bigger and more inclusive (be sure to check out their "living" inclusion policy): We're moving to a new…

XOXO is back!

XOXO is the much-loved culture and tech conference in Portland, organized by Andy Baio and Andy McMillan; they took 2017 off and would not confirm when or if the conference would be back, but a year later, it's back!

XOXO's new co-working space: no drop-ins, jerks or randos

Last June, the founders of Portland's XOXO Conference announced a new co-working space; now they've formalized it, calling it "XOXO Outpost" and promising "something more than just a place to sit on your laptop—a supportive community of amazing people you're genuinely excited to see every day, and XOXO's extended network of friends and advisors to…

XOXO 2015 registration opens

The Portland, OR conference celebrating indie tech and creativity is inspiring, invigorating, and utopian in the very best way, and they're open for registration for the Sept 10-13 event in their new community space.

Justin Hall at XOXO

Justin describes his life as an early Web writer, why it made him happy and how it nearly destroyed him, and who it turned him into. It's a talk that's uplifting and sad and funny and absolutely worth your time. (via Waxy)

New Disruptors 55: Boing Boing Editors at XOXO 2013

In September 2013, I interviewed at the XOXO conference and festival the four lead editors of Boing Boing, this fine publication, a descendant of zine culture that is one of the most popular blogs on the Internet, on the occasion of its 25th continuous year in existence. For the day after Christmas, it seems appropriate…

Boing Boing 25th Anniversary interview at XOXO Festival

Last month our friend Andy Baio, co-organizer of the incredible XOXO Festival in Portland, invited Xeni, David, Cory and me to be interviewed on stage by Glenn Fleishman. It was a blast! Here's the video. In 1988, Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair launched a print zine called bOING bOING, "the world's greatest neurozine." After migrating…

Boing Boing at XOXO Fest

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, a "first": Four of the Boing Boing editors will be on stage, all at the same time, at the XOXO festival in Portland, Oregon. Mark, Cory, Pesco and I will be speaking with Glenn Fleishman about the past 25 years (yep!) of Boing Boing, from early zine days to all…

XOXO: Maker Love, Not Thwart

I have fallen in love with a building, hundreds of people, a MakerBot, a portable toilet trailer, food trucks, and two men each named Andy. Is it possible to fall in love with a conference? If so, I have. The organizers named the conference XOXO for hugs and kisses. This was presented without hipster irony or marketing-speak. They meant it. They delivered.

XOXO: a Kickstartered "disruptive creativity" conference in Portland

Andy Baio and Andy McMillan have announced XOXO, a SXSW-like "disruptive creativity" conference in Portland. They're pre-selling the tickets on Kickstarter, and if they don't sell enough, they're not going to do it. They've made and shot through their targets already — don't worry! We'd confirmed most of the entire lineup by Monday, including the…