Yeah, actual words are so 2015. So it only makes sense that now there’s Emojicon, a convention in San Francisco dedicated to 🎊 🎉 everything emoji.
The idea for the convention came from Jeanne Brooks, an ecosystems architect, and Jennifer 8. Lee and Yiying Lu, a journalist and a designer, respectively, who proposed and illustrated the dumpling emoji and also created a grassroots campaign called Emojination to help other people also 📝(craft emoji proposals).
The purpose of the convention is to celebrate 😝 “face with stuck-out tongue and tightly-closed eyes,” 💩“pile of poo,” 💋“kiss mark,” and all of your other favorite emojis while also raising awareness about the Unicode Consortium, the group that oversees emoji approvals and implementation, and the submission process. Still, even if you don’t have a great idea for a new emoji (white wine and vomiting face, anyone?), you can still go to the convention just to 🍕, 🙋, 🎥 , and 🙌.