Konformist: Disinfo.con 2000
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Editor, The Konformist
Disinformation, the Web's Leading Subculture Portal and Search Engine
Announces Disinfo.Con 2000
Set For February 19, 2000 Disinfo.Con Will Explore the Future with Robert
Anton Wilson, Douglas Rushkoff, Genesis P-Orridge, RU Sirius and More!
New York, NY - Richard Metzger, Creative Director for The Disinformation
Company Ltd. announced the details of the much speculated upon Disinfo.Con
today. Disinfo.Con will be the first event of its type in New York since the
legendary Nova Convention, honoring author William Burroughs, in 1979.
Featuring a line-up of speakers drawing from the best of the underground
media, new science and far fringes of the art scene, Disinfo.Con 2000 will
turn New York City's majestic Hammerstein Ballroom into an 11 hour
Technicolor dream house of revolutionary thought, visionary art and lysergic
lectures. The event will be "one part rave, one part performance, and one
part mind fuck," according to Metzger.
The event brings together many of today's most important thinkers including
Cyberculture pioneer RU Sirius, comic book artist Grant Morrison, elder
statesman of conspiriology Robert Anton Wilson, future culture "queen" of
all media Genesis P-Orridge, visionary artist Paul Laffoley, outsider artist
Joe Coleman, new media pundit Douglas Rushkoff, and Feral House publisher
Adam Parfrey and several other major names to be announced in ensuing
The event will also feature a Conspiracy Theory Roundtable featuring
publisher and researcher Kenn Thomas, Robert Sterling, editor of The
Konformist, editor Greg Bishop, and conspiracy theorist and academic Jodi
Dean. Paleo-psychology and mass behavior expert Howard Bloom will present a
special video lecture. There will also be an exclusive preview of the new
Disinfo Nation TV series produced for Channel 4 in the UK, featuring a
behind the scenes look at the Montauk Project, a biographical short about
Timothy Leary, the brain damaged snuff film carnage of "Uncle Goddamn,"
Salvador Dali advertising Alka Seltzer and more!
Disinfo.Con 2000 will take place on Saturday February 19, 2000 at the
Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street off of 8th Avenue in New York
City. Doors open 10 am; the event starts at 11 am and finishes at 11 pm. The
Ballroom is walking distance from Penn Station and The Port Authority Bus
Station. There are also a limited number of rooms at a special conference
rate reserved at the New Yorker Hotel, next door to the Ballroom. Passes for
the full 12-hour event cost $99.95 and for the evening session only $49.95.
Attendees can register online at <http://con2000.disinfo.com/>
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The Disinformation Company Ltd.
The Disinformation Company Ltd. owns and operates the Disinformation Web
site ( www.disinfo.com <http://www.disinfo.com> ), the leader in alternative
information on the Web since its launch in September 1996. TDC recently
completed production on a six program television series to air on Channel 4
in the United Kingdom beginning in January 2000. TDC also recently released
the compilation CD The Best Of Moog as part of a joint venture with Loud
Records, a Sony Music company. TDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of New
York's Razorfish Studios, Inc and a cornerstone of RSUB, the Razorfish
Subnetwork, an aggregation of cutting edge digital content.
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