MaxFunCon Podcast Episode 2: Hodgman!


Our MaxFunCon podcast continues apace. This week, last year's keynote address from our friend Mr. John Hodgman.

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MaxFunCon Podcast

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Thanks to some prodding from Merlin, I hereby announce the MaxFunCon podcast.

It'll feature some live recordings from last year's Con, some new interviews, some stuff from TSOYA and JJGo, and whatever else we can scrounge up. It'll be more or less weekly, and the first episode features a 25 minute set from Hard N Phirm.


Preregistration for MaxFunCon 2010


MaxFunCon 2010 is May 7th-9th, 2010 at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, California.

Standard registration is now available at

MaxFunCon Memories

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Rebecca is an intrepid MaxFunster (and a member of Jordan's Platinum Angels) who was one of the most enthusiastic visitors to MaxFunCon.

Like a lot of MaxFunCon attendees, she didn't want to leave the experience in Lake Arrowhead, so she put together the amazing website MaxFun Memories.

It's full of text, photos, and video of MaxFunCon. If you went, you can relive the experience, if you didn't, you can get a taste of what you missed.

Thanks Rebecca!

MaxFunCon: Comedy from Chris Hardwick, Kasper Hauser and Jordan Morris; The Sound of Young America

Chris Hardwick, photo by Reed Kavner
Chris Hardwick
Kasper Hauser
Jordan Morris

Live comedy from Chris Hardwick, Kasper Hauser and Jordan Morris, recorded live at MaxFunCon 2009.

MaxFunCon: Merlin Mann on Doing Creative Work; The Sound of Young America

Merlin Mann

Merlin Mann talks about the process of doing creative work, and particularly how to abandon the quest for perfection, get off your butt and get started.

John Hodgman's MaxFunCon Keynote Address, The Sound of Young America

John Hodgman, photo by Scott Beale
John Hodgman

Author and raconteur John Hodgman welcomes attendees to MaxFunCon 2009 with a rousing address and a friendly camp song. Also, a stiff drink.

Donor Discount Code for MaxFunCon


If you're a donor, registering for MaxFunCon, today is your last day to use your donor priority registration discount. It was actually through yesterday, but I'm giving you an extra day just in case :).

MaxFunCon 2009: It's On.


A couple years ago, I asked Dan Grayson, the guy who wrote "Maximum Fun" with me, what he was up to. He looked at me and said with utter conviction, "the greatest artistic work of which I am capable." Dan doesn't fuck around when it comes to that kind of stuff, and it was amazing to hear him say such an outlandish thing with such commitment. I never thought I'd be able to do the same.


MaxFunCon is the greatest work of which I am capable.

I have known in my heart for years now that is about much more than just a radio show -- it's about a mindset, a way of thinking and being. MaxFunCon is my attempt to take that out of the realm of the abstract and make it real.

Here's what MaxFunCon is:
A long weekend in a beautiful mountain conference center and resort in Southern California.
A chance to see some of the funniest people in the world perform.
An opportunity to learn to be more awesome.
A chance to share a weekend with your new best friends.

Here's who'll be there (so far):
John Hodgman
Merlin Mann, Scott Simpson & Adam Lisagor of You Look Nice Today
Jimmy Pardo & Matt Belknap of Never Not Funny
Jordan, Jesse Go!
Hard N Phirm
Mark Frauenfelder & Xeni Jardin of
...and more to come.

So cop those tickets now.

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