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This year's Arcade brings the designers of some of our favorite upcoming games to show off playable previews of @DoubleFine's Psychonauts 2, Killer Queen Black, Love Conquers All Games's Get in the Car, Loser!, Die Gute Fabrike's Mutazione …

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We're thrilled to announce that two of our favorite people, The Allusionist's Helen Zaltzman and Song Exploder's Hrishikesh Hirway, will be guest-hosting the conference all weekend.

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This year's Conference lineup features Tracy Clayton, Jahkara Smith (Sailor J), Rhea Butcher, Harry Brewis (HBomberguy), Soleil Ho, Lindsay Ellis, Mikki Kendall, Caitlin Doughty, Emily and Amelia Nagoski, Emma Kinema, Jenny Odell, Katherine Paul (Black Belt Eagle Scout), and Rekka Bellum and Devine Lu Linvega (Hundred Rabbits), with more to come!

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🎉🎟 XOXO returns to Revolution Hall with four days of incredible speakers, performances, and projects. Surveys close on May 23!

We wrote a little about the tradeoffs that came from supersizing XOXO last year, and why we’re back to our previous size and venue this year.

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✨🎟 This Tuesday, we’re announcing the XOXO 2019 launch lineup and opening surveys! Learn more about how registration works here.

🎊📆 XOXO will return to Revolution Hall on September 5—8, 2019! We’ll announce our starting lineup and open registration early April. See you then!

🗳️🤔 U.S. friends: only 7 more days until the 2018 midterm elections! Are you ready to vote?! Check your registration, find your polling place, and set a reminder:

✨📢 We've got an exciting announcement today! We're partnering with our friends at Kickstarter to build a new platform to help artists share their work, build community, and get paid:

✨📚 For a limited time, we're selling the remaining stock of our XOXO 2018 Field Notes designed by Shawna X: They won't last long!

XOXO Social, our day of community-led meetups and parties, is just getting started and runs until 6pm with dozens of events all around Portland. See the full list on our schedule!

If you're a 2018 attendee but don't have an account yet, log in to and scroll to "XOXO Slack" to request an invite.

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🗂💬 If you're not in the XOXO Slack, we'd suggest joining—at least for this week! We're making plans, organizing meetups, and actively addressing feedback. Join us!

⚡🗓️ Well hey, our 2018 schedule is now live:

📣🔖 Attending XOXO 2018? Our badges are about to go to print so it's your last chance to double-check your details! Log in and head to to update your information!

🚲💨 If you're interested in commuting via bike while you're in town for XOXO, we recommend you sign up for Portland's public bike share scheme "BIKETOWN". Bonus: use code "XOXO18" for a $10 credit!

We still need your help! We have a limited number of passes available for individuals and companies willing to pitch in, and we’ll thank you publicly and at the festival. Email us at or learn more:

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This year we offered over 400 free passes to folx who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend XOXO, with support from our patrons. Thank you MailChimp, Intel, Intercom, and Figma for your generosity and support! 💛


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