Andy Baio Announces the XOXO Festival

Can he bring Etsy, 4Chan and Kickstarter to Portland?


Arts & Books
Andy Baio is one of Portland's most influential geeks. The former Chief Technology Officer of Kickstarter, he's been writing his hugely influential blog for a decade and done a bunch of other stuff you can read about on his Wikipedia page.This morning, Baio—along with Belfast-based Build festival organizer Andy McMillan—launched one of his most ambitious projects to date: a "disruptive ...   More
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Andy Baio Interviews Girl Talk at MFNW


Remember that time Girl Talk played Pioneer Square at MusicfestNW? With all the toilet paper? Was that really only three weeks ago? Anyway. Somehow amongst all the festival madness, Rick Turoczy, the organizer of MFNW's Portland Digital eXperience conference, and Andy Baio, the organizer of the XOXO festival, got together with Girl Talk, aka Greg Gilles, after his show and recorded a video.Turoczy ...   More
Friday, September 21, 2012 by Ruth Brown

Reflections on the XOXO Festival

The new SXSW? God, I hope not.


Ritual declaration of self interest: I attended this festival on a press pass. That means I paid nothing. Some of the speakers were also acquaintances of mine. So you probably shouldn't trust a damn word I write."This is SO much better than South by Southwest!""This is like the first year of South by Southwest!"I must have heard these phrases dozens and dozens of times through XOXO, the new "disruptive ...   More
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Headout: Create Disruption

Kickstarting The Arts With XOXO Festival.

It’s easy to make fun of Kickstarter. God knows we do: A project involving vegan cookies delivered by unicycle is a running joke in the WW office. But setting cynicism aside for one page, it’s   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 RUTH BROWN


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