Announcements Cardboard Culture Commershuls

Oh Hai! Fashun Sho

The 14th Annual Cardboard*Con begins this evening in Atlanta with its “Oh Hai! Fashun Sho”, and the fashion world is abuzz with expectation. This year, Cardboard*Con’s attendees will focus on high fashion (“hai fashun” in Cardboardese). Rumors are running wild about potential attendees, with badjs to the event so exclusive that no photos have been shared to social media.

The first evidence of this year’s event was an enormous skin covering renovation scaffolding outside the Théâtre de la Ville along the Seine, in Paris.

Oh Hai! Fashun Sho advertisement in Paris, France.
Oh hai! Fashun building wrap at the Theatre de la Ville, in Paris, France.

The electrifying artwork was soon released to social media, and a date was announced on the Official Cardboard*Con website…


Cardboard*Con 13 Returns to Live Boxes

Cardboard*Con 13 will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2022 and we will return to LIVE and IN PERSON people wearing boxes!!! (Please don’t come if you don’t need to)

This year’s theme is: CHOOSE YOUR OWN DAMN THEME

Go to the spinner on our website and just let fate pick your costume, okay?

Our Badj is now LIVE:

Listen, people are fairly unhinged at this point in time and we’re all swimming in cardboard boxes. We have enough problems without having to tell you how to dress when you return for CC13. You be you, boo. Just don’t get in our face about it, okay??


Eternal Membership Increased to $25,000

This morning a representative from Cardboard*Con appeared on Good Morning Pulse Bar at the Marriott Marquis to announce that the cost of an Eternal Membership to this popular boxplay event has been increased to $25,000, effective immediately.

The representative also announced that Cardboard*Con 2022 will take place as usual on the first Saturday of March beginning at 7am at Meehan’s Pub.

The theme will be announced later, on Good Morning Pulse Bar on Cardboard*Con TV!!!

Convention Reports

Cardboard Confusion 2021

The world famous boxplay event Cardboard*Con has been roiled by cardboard controversy and cardboard confusion this year in the wake of a supposed “2021 global cardboard shortage”. Eternal members of the convention have been leading the protest, citing a lack of information from the convention’s leadership, demanding to know if the convention has been canceled.

Cardboard Industry

Brits Invent Cardboard Bottle

In a shock felt across the Chunnel, the Brits are the first to invent a cardboard wine bottle. Frugalpac, a firm specializing (or should we say ‘specialising’) in the design and manufacture of liquids packaging, announced to the world’s first cardboard wine bottle.

Cardboard Culture Videos

Summer Concert Series

Cardboard*Con gamely announces the arrival of a new summer concert series for dumpsterbound fans out there. While this video is entirely available for viewing, we strongly encourage our fans to save their 13 minutes for clipping their toenails or other useful tasks.

Announcements Boxplay Technology

Elon Musk and the CoronaBox 19

During a contentious pre-planning Zoom meeting for Cardboard*Con 2021, Elon Musk changed cardboard immunology forever. Musk, the self-appointed Director of the non-existent Research & Development Track said “Let’s get back to normal”, then did the unthinkable. Taking advantage of the host’s unfamiliarity with the Zoom interface, Musk proceeded to hijack the meeting. He began sharing his screen and running a 28 minute PowerPoint presentation for a radical new boxplay helmet design he described as a “CoronaBox 19”. While our intrepid CNN reporters were unable to obtain his actual PowerPoint file, they did walk away with a few details and images.


The Legacy of Robert Gair

Boxplayers the world over set aside the last day of July to celebrate the life and legacy of Robert Gair, inventor of the mass-production of cardboard boxes. The symmetry of Gair’s birth on July 31, 1839, and subsequent death on that same day in 1927 has proven irresistible to celebrants. Many boxplayers consider “88” to be a highly lucky number and incorporate it into their festivities.


Ben Burtt: Pioneer of Boxplay?

Investigative Cardboard News Network reporter Felix Cooper has uncovered a photograph poised to rock the world of boxplay: is famed Star Wars sound recordist Ben Burtt a pioneer of boxplay??

Material Reviews

Review of WrapPak EX Mini

One of our favorite new materials isn’t really new at all – it’s just paper! But it’s what the paper-based packaging firm Ranpak has done with that paper that has us so excited! These cats have gone in and die-cut brown kraft paper, giving it a three-dimensional texture, making it the paper equivalent of plastic bubblewrap without all those pesky hydrocarbons! So let’s get on with our review of WrapPak EX Mini before you rush off to buy some from!