XOXO is an experimental festival for independent artists who live and work online, taking place in Portland, Oregon on September 5-8, 2019.
⏳ Registration for XOXO 2019 closes *tomorrow* (Thursday 23rd) at 12pm PT / 3pm ET. We'll begin distributing passes through our lottery early next week! https://2019.xoxofest.com
⌛ Four days left to get your surveys in for XOXO 2019! Registration closes this Thursday at noon PT/pm ET. https://2019.xoxofest.com/
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📢⚡️ ICYMI: we announced our starting lineup for XOXO 2019 yesterday! Registration is now open, and you have until May 23rd to sign up for our pass lottery. https://2019.xoxofest.com/
Like every year, we’ll keep adding new performers and projects right up until September. Alright, you’ve got 10 days to register! See you on the other side! https://2019.xoxofest.com/
XOXO Story features live performances of @yoisthisracist w/@TrondyNewman and @AndrewTi, @AllusionistShow, Everything Is Alive with @ianchillag, and (of course) @punchupthejam Live w/@miel and @electrolemon. Plus: Earworm's @estellecaswell and @TheeNerdwriter at XOXO Video!
XOXO Tabletop spotlights a growing lineup of new and upcoming games including @UnrulyWarBirds' Rosenstrasse, @LederGames' Root: The Underworld, @tiltfactor's Mechanica, @wavelengthdaily, @jeriellsworth's Tilt Five, and @AsmadiGames' 1001 Odysseys.
Plus, @SmallBuStudio and @pillowfightio's Later Alligator, @q_dork/@bad_tetris's Consume Me, @chevyray's Ikenfell, @moonlightkids_' The Wild at Heart, and both Spelunky 2 and UFO 50 from @mossmouth—with more to come!
This year's Arcade brings the designers of some of our favorite upcoming games to show off playable previews of @DoubleFine's Psychonauts 2, @killerqueenblk, @christinelove's Get in the Car, Loser!, @gutefabrik's Mutazione…
We're thrilled to announce that two of our favorite people, The Allusionist's @HelenZaltzman and Song Exploder's @HrishiHirway, will be guest-hosting the conference all weekend.
This year's Conference lineup features @brokeymcpoverty, @SlaylerJ, @RheaButcher, @Hbomberguy, @hooleil, @thelindsayellis, @Karnythia, @TheGoodDeath, @ameliarnp, @emilynagoski, @EmmaKinema, @the_jennitaur, @blackbelteagles, and @hundredrabbits, with more to come!
🎉🎟 XOXO returns to Revolution Hall with four days of incredible speakers, performances, and projects. Surveys close on May 23! https://2019.xoxofest.com/
We wrote a little about the tradeoffs that came from supersizing XOXO last year, and why we’re back to our previous size and venue this year. https://explore.xoxofest.com/blog/2019-05-07-announcing-xoxo-2019
✨🎟 This Tuesday, we’re announcing the XOXO 2019 launch lineup and opening surveys! Learn more about how registration works here. https://explore.xoxofest.com/guide/registration
🌈📚 Last 24 hours! @bookswpictures is raising funds for building improvements and moving expenses as they take over the Longfellow’s Books building. Get there! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bookswithpictures/books-with-pictures-great-big-move
🌈📚 Our favorite inclusive queer-friendly comic book store @bookswpictures is raising funds to buy the Longfellow’s Books building—to create a dedicated home for diverse comics in Portland. Help 'em out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bookswithpictures/books-with-pictures-great-big-move
✨ Our friends at Layers just announced details for their 2019 event! Get your tickets before they're gone! https://twitter.com/layersconf/status/1108034181014020096
The only (other) good conference. https://twitter.com/layersconf/status/1108034181014020096
In a heartfelt and funny closing address, @harikondabolu on why he made "The Problem with Apu," the uninformed criticism from people who never bothered watching it, and why representation matters. https://youtu.be/FwCMFEHdTeU
 
P.S. Watch the fucking movie. TruTV: https://www.trutv.com/shows/the-problem-with-apu/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Problem-Apu-Season-1/dp/B077GB9J33 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/the-problem-with-apu/id1303756893 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/tv/show/The_Problem_with_Apu?id=G3Nu6dC6vXD_mBiaASQXQw
RT @xoxo: ✨💼 We’re working on a new platform to showcase and support the work of independent artists—and we’re hiring! Details within: http…
WE AGREE! @lizzo @RGAy Let’s make this happen on stage at XOXO 2019! Intimate venue, supportive audience, and we'll film it and release it online immediately after. https://twitter.com/rgay/status/1102697570856521728
🎊📆 XOXO will return to Revolution Hall September 5—8, 2019! We’ll announce our starting lineup and open registration early April. See you then! https://2019.xoxofest.com/
✨💖 We’re determined to create a new platform built on inclusivity and equity that raises up work from traditionally underrepresented artists. If you’re not a cis dude, we’re especially keen to hear from you! Get in touch: http://jobs.xoxo.llc/apply
✨💼 We’re working on a new platform to showcase and support the work of independent artists—and we’re hiring! Details within: http://jobs.xoxo.llc/apply
✨📝 New job listing! We’re also looking for a front-end developer to join us as we work on our new platform to showcase and support the work of independent artists. Come help us: http://jobs.xoxo.llc/apply
🍩🙌 Excited to be supporting this month's @donutjs! See you there, Portland! https://twitter.com/donutjs/status/1098998353872875521
Portland: our friends at @pdxjoin are taking donations for supplies to distribute to those experiencing homelessness in our city during the storm. Please give if you can. https://twitter.com/LuBellWoo/status/1094023606579867653
We're building a new independent platform to help artists share their work, build community, and make a sustainable living from their creative practice—and we're hiring! If you're an experienced engineer or project manager, get in touch! http://jobs.xoxo.llc
While we're here in sunny Portland, we're very happy to hire remote (based in the U.S). We'd also love it if you could help spread the word if you feel like you know someone who might be into this! Thanks y'all! 🙌💛
🔔💼 We're hiring! We're currently seeking a Senior Web Application Developer and Project Manager to join us as we work on our new platform to support independent artists. Come help us! http://jobs.xoxo.llc/apply
🎬🗄️ You can watch our entire archive of talks (over 100!) and our recap videos over on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/xoxofest
"Rape Jokes" is available to stream at Cameron's website: https://www.cameronesposito.com All donations benefit @RAINN—with almost $100k raised so far!
“Art dismantles power; otherwise it is propaganda.” We're excited to share our XOXO 2018 keynote from @cameronesposito, telling the story behind her award winning standup special, "Rape Jokes": https://youtu.be/J2pD8UJuc-A
✨✡️ Our friend @thursdayb just launched a Kickstarter to produce an inclusive and accessible alternative Haggadah for anyone hosting a Passover seder: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thursdayb/a-haggadah-of-our-own
🎤😸 The hosts of this year's Blue Ox karaoke bar @babykettenOR are raising funds to open their very own karaoke bar in Portland! Help 'em out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/babyketten/baby-ketten-klub-a-place-2-karaoke-and-fun-in-port
🏰💸 As many of you know, our friend @PatrickRothfuss really helped XOXO a lot this year. Let's repay the favor, and get Worldbuilders past their $800k goal! Less than $40k to go! https://twitter.com/worldbuilders/status/1070787672166318082
😎🎺 In an unannounced bonus talk, @electrolemon surprised XOXO with his "Guide to Makin’ and Livin’ Jazz.” That’s jazz! https://youtu.be/WUujsD44LfA
🎄🎁 The holiday season is a great time of year to support the work of independent artists. This gift guide featuring work from the XOXO community is an excellent place to start: https://xoxoholidaymarket.tumblr.com (thx, @lubellwoo!)
“The struggle lives in our survival, but there is revolution in thriving.” @IjeomaOluo on creating for the community you love and fight for, and lifting the burden of explaining racism off the backs of the oppressed. https://youtu.be/zz3fWlUwccQ
“For better or for worse, this is my calling.” @marinaomi explains why she made the Cartoonists of Color and Queer Cartoonists databases, an exhausting labor of love that’s changing the landscape of comics. https://youtu.be/PmdalIsUkss
 
Explore (and hire!) over 2,000 artists at http://cartoonistsofcolor.com and http://queercartoonists.com, and support @marinaomi’s work over on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/marinaomi
“You are really smart, you are really good at what you do, and we should fucking listen to you.” @hels on how a viral tweet spiraled into a national news story, erasing her identity and expertise in the process. https://youtu.be/2TZvf1rcQfw
Adam Ruins Everything’s @adamconover on preaching to the choir, and chipping away at Bullshit Mountain with comedy, truth, and transparency. https://youtu.be/Bk1gMAivD0U
“In a technological world, technological histories are important. We need our founding mothers and grandmothers." @TheUniverse on surviving the future by looking to the past, at the pioneering work of unsung women in technology. https://youtu.be/499vS93_LDI
"I don't want the internet to completely poison my sense of self.” @electrolemon on the fear of earnestness and using comedy to insulate himself from others. https://youtu.be/G39U1Z1d7qI
 
We’re guessing this is the first conference talk ever with an end credits rap, Big Willie style.
RT @sola_eclipses: Name a more iconic duo.....I’ll wait.
“Be yourself by being someone else.” @ContraPoints on transitioning in public, her use of fictional personas to cope with criticism, and making room for people to change. https://youtu.be/0Ix9jxid2YU
Illustrator Matt Furie talks about his experience seeing Pepe the Frog, the joyfully stoned character he created in 2005, turned into a symbol of hate by the alt-right, and all the strategies he used to fight it. https://youtu.be/lC0YQbLWjIM
 
 
 
 
 
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