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DEFCON is a Hacking Conference in Las Vegas.

When: July 30th - Aug 2nd, 2009

Where: Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel and Casino

Website: DEFCON

I just booked my flight and hotel. Correct me if I am wrong, I don't think you can pre-register. It seems like at the door registration only. This is my first time in Las Vegas and DEFCON, I am soooo excited XD.

Who wants to go and who's going? If you are going, we should plan a meet up!

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DEFCON is a Hacking Conference in Las Vegas.

When: July 30th - Aug 2nd, 2009

Where: Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel and Casino

Website: DEFCON

I just booked my flight and hotel. Correct me if I am wrong, I don't think you can pre-register. It seems like at the door registration only. This is my first time in Las Vegas and DEFCON, I am soooo excited XD.

Who wants to go and who's going? If you are going, we should plan a meet up!

You can't pre-register, you can go the night before to get your pass, avoid the lines (HIGHLY recommended). Last year they ran out of the cool badges and handed out laminates instead, lame. Go early!! CASH only, I don't recommend using an ATM there, they're not safe.... ;)

I went the last 2 years, it's so worth it! If you look at the price of other similar cons, this one is so much cheaper too.

To answer another thread, yes vegas has no laws about open containers. You can take your beverage from the liquor store or bar and walk around with it and go into other bars and casinos. Nobody hassles you about that stuff.

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i wasnt asking; i was telling. drinks are expensive at most bars and stores, but if your in a casino losing your money at something a waitress brings you drinks. although, i was there a 2 weeks ago and one spot on the strip was selling dollar michelob lights and dollar margaritas but i mean, do you want to get drunk like that. i would recommend bringing LOTS of your own alcohol

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i wasnt asking; i was telling. drinks are expensive at most bars and stores, but if your in a casino losing your money at something a waitress brings you drinks. although, i was there a 2 weeks ago and one spot on the strip was selling dollar michelob lights and dollar margaritas but i mean, do you want to get drunk like that. i would recommend bringing LOTS of your own alcohol

Sorry, the question mark at the end of your sentence made me think you were asking.

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I've been going the last 10 years, but I really don't attend anything or really do that much other than drink with people I know any more, so this year I'm giving it a miss as I'm going to attend HAR and ToorCamp instead as they seem more interesting.

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You can't pre-register, you can go the night before to get your pass, avoid the lines (HIGHLY recommended). Last year they ran out of the cool badges and handed out laminates instead, lame. Go early!! CASH only, I don't recommend using an ATM there, they're not safe.... ;)

I went the last 2 years, it's so worth it! If you look at the price of other similar cons, this one is so much cheaper too.

To answer another thread, yes vegas has no laws about open containers. You can take your beverage from the liquor store or bar and walk around with it and go into other bars and casinos. Nobody hassles you about that stuff.

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll definitely be there early to get the nifty badges, also, we are going a day early. I will be there July 30th at 11am. What time do they open up registration on that Thursday?

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I'm going down with a few friends I worked with in college I think. Never been to DefCon before, but I've been to Vegas quite a few times. Just make sure to stick to the Strip area, Vegas isn't exactly a crime-free place.

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I'll be there on Thursday, hit me up.

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Whats the minimum recommended budget for going?

Ticket - ?

Hotel - ?

Junk - ?

I would also need a flight from the UK, Im guesstimating around about £500 for the flight?! (return).

You want to be there the day before for the bbq.

For the flight and hotel your talking £800 and £72 for the ticket at current exchange right, your also want about £400 for walking around money, as in drinks, food, and bits.

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DEFCON is a Hacking Conference in Las Vegas.

When: July 30th - Aug 2nd, 2009

Where: Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel and Casino

Website: DEFCON

I just booked my flight and hotel. Correct me if I am wrong, I don't think you can pre-register. It seems like at the door registration only. This is my first time in Las Vegas and DEFCON, I am soooo excited XD.

Who wants to go and who's going? If you are going, we should plan a meet up!

Is anyone Southeastern Virginia planning on going to DEFCON 17?

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sablefoxx talked me into it so I should be there. Maybe hak5 meet up / party?

I agree, we should all have a Hak5 party/meetup! It will be a great chance to interact with the hak5 community!!!

Also, I just met my companies VP, and talked to him about DEFCON and how it would advance my knowledge, which is true, he said, "I'll pay for your trip to DEFCON, yeah, I'll pay for one conference a year, if the economy was better I'd pay for more, but one a year should be ok, right?"

I loved the comment my friend said after finding that out. His qoute was, "Great job with the social engineering!" I laughed hard. I am rather charming =P.

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