MaxFunCon 2010 Podcast: Al Madrigal


Al Madrigal performed standup at MaxFunCon 2010, and here's your chance to check it out!

And be sure to visit to find up-to-the-minute information about MaxFunCon 2011 and subscribe to the MaxFunCon Podcast to hear exciting segments from last year's MaxFunCon as they become available. Next week, standup from Marc Maron.

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MaxFunCon 2010 Podcast: Maria Bamford


Listen to the hilarious Maria Bamford performing her hilarious standup at MaxFunCon 2010. Besides performing, she also led a standup comedy open-mic for comedians of all skill levels.

You can always visit to find up-to-the-minute information about MaxFunCon 2011. If you've been dreaming of going to MaxFunCon, spots at 2011's con are almost all taken up, so register now!

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MaxFunCon: The Holiday Rush


Registration for MaxFunCon opened to the public on Friday, and the response has been overwhelming.

We've filled 86% of the beds at Lake Arrowhead - less than two dozen remain.

Who knows what the future holds, but my honest recommendation is: if you're waiting for something, stop waiting.

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(Photo by Jenny Ryan)

MaxFunCon 2010 Podcast: Jad Abumrad


The MaxFunCon Podcast returns triumphantly to bring you some of the fun from MaxFunCon 2010! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes to get these exciting podcasts as they become available. And you can visit to find up-to-the-minute information about MaxFunCon 2011.

In this episode, Jad Abumrad gives the MaxFunCon audience some insight into the making of Radiolab. Jad explains some of the behind-the-scenes techniques used to make the information presented on his radio program sound like music.

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MaxFunCon Registration is Now Open!


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.

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MaxFunCon: The Movie


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

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

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

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Maria Bamford
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.)

MaxFunCon 2010

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


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!


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.

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