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MaxFunCon Registration is Now Open!

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Registration for MaxFunCon is now open. Join us June 10th-12th, 2011 in Lake Arrowhead for the time of your life!

Registration is $790 per person (plus a small processing fee) and includes everything you will need for the weekend - lodging, food, drink, classes and shows. We even offer a $100 discount for couples sharing a room. For a limited time, you can also pay via an installment plan - four monthly payments of $197.50.

For the first time this year, all registrants will receive a special gift package (pictured above) upon registration. MaxFunCon is a wonderful holiday gift for someone close to you - or for yourself.

Registration for MaxFunCon is extremely limited - only 150 guests will experience this special weekend - so register now or risk being left out of the fun.

Register For MaxFunCon Now!

MaxFunCon: The Movie

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Join us for MaxFunCon 2011, June 10th-12th in Lake Arrowhead, California.

Tickets go on sale at MaxFunCon.com on Black Friday, November 26th.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 133: Con Games with Maria Bamford, John Hodgman and Spiderman

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Guests: 
Maria Bamford
Guests: 
John Hodgman

A special video episode, recorded live at MaxFunCon and featuring special guests Maria Bamford, John Hodgman and Spiderman. (Note: audio player won't work for this episode.)

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MaxFunCon 2010

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MaxFunCon 2010 was a wonderful, spectacular success. My thanks to the more than 200 people who came and celebrated with us. Blaine Cardoza shows the path to World Record Happiness John Hodgman offering the benediction, with the aid of a curious botanical. Jeff Solomon of Elephant Larry, as "Not That Batman." Our team: Nick, Julia, Chris and Mariel. They ruled. The Friday partay! Click through for more awesome shots by our photog, Noe Montes!

MaxFunCon Podcast Ep. 14: Julia Crookston

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We're so excited to have Chef Julia Crookston as our in-house cooking instructor at MaxFunCon, where she'll be helping us make delicious zucchini pickles. Head over to the MaxFunCon site to get our podcast -- you'll learn a thing or two about Julia and get a mini-lesson in making your own salad dressing.

MaxFunCon Podcast: Elephant Larry's The Wow!

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The MaxFunCon podcast continues apace... this time around it's a new video from our friends in the New York sketch group Elephant Larry, who'll be performing at this year's Con. It's a full-length parody of pre-film entertainment called The Wow. You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes to download it to your portable media player. And while you're at it, check out last week's show, an interview I conducted with Merlin Mann.

MaxFunCon Scholarships

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It's our host's contention that MaxFunCon.com will be back up tomorrow, but in light of its disasterous collapse the past few days, I've decided to extend the scholarship deadline to Monday.

Click on "read more" for the full application guidelines.

MaxFunCon Podcast Ep. 11: Merlin Mann

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Merlin Mann shared his thoughts on creativity and producing creative work in a very popular talk at last year's MaxFunCon.

Maybe you couldn't make it in 2009. Well, luckily enough for you, Merlin will be joining us again this year. In anticipation of next week's podcast, in which Jesse will be talking to him about his upcoming book, we're sharing the advice he gave at MaxFunCon 2009.

Merlin is great at breaking down the process of making art, or writing, or however you choose to be awesome and helping you think clearly about how you can stop stalling and just get started. So what are you waiting for? Help him help you by heading over to the MaxFunCon site to get the podcast.

MaxFunCon Podcast Ep. 10: John Hodgman and Merlin Mann

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A few months ago, MaxFunster Merlin Mann (of 43 Folders and You Look Nice Today fame) conducted a live interview with MaxFunster John Hodgman (of Daily Show and Areas of My Expertise fame).

Want to know what kind of persimmon-kickery these two might be capable of at this year's MaxFunCon? Get the podcast of their conversation over at MaxFunCon.com.

MaxFunCon Podcast Ep. 9: Andrew WK at WNYC

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We guarantee the always epic Andrew WK will be ready to motivate and inspire you at this year's MaxFunCon. Need to get pumped up now? Head over to the MaxFunCon site to hear his live interview and performance on an episode of The Sound of Young America in NYC.

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