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[THOTCON 0x3] Call for Papers && Ticket Sales
From: THOTCON Announce <announce () thotcon org>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:20:35 -0600

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***BEGIN THOTCON TRANSMISSION***********

What: THOTCON 0x3
When: 04.27.12
Where: TOP_SECRET
Call For Papers Opens: NOW!
Call for Papers (CFP) Closes: 01.01.12
More Info: <http://www.thotcon.org>

*** ABOUT ******************************
THOTCON (pronounced \ˈthȯt\ and taken from THree - One - Two) is a small 
venue hacking conference based in Chicago IL, USA. This is a non-profit, 
non-commercial event looking to provide the best conference possible on 
a very limited budget.

This is the 3rd year for THOTCON. Last year was a sold out event with 
world-class speakers and talks.

This year we'll be expanding the attendance to 500 and 20 talks.

*** WHEN / WHERE ***********************
The conference will be held in Chicago, IL USA on 04.27.12.

It will be held at a location only to be disclosed to attendees and 
speakers during the week before the event. It WILL be in the City of 
Chicago and close to a CTA train stop, accessible by bus, cab, and even 
a rickshaw (we have them in Chicago).

*** FORMAT *****************************
The event will be a single track.

There will be ten (10) 50-minute talks and ten (10) 25-minute turbo 
talks selected.

Topics we are interested in: retro computing, forensics, robotics, 
physical security, 0days, application hacking, wireless, malware 
development/research, hackerspaces, The Muppets, Penguins, zombies, 
attack detection, the number 7, online game hacking, consumer device 
hacking, beer, and bananas [foster].

This year, based upon past attendee feedback, the selection committee 
will be prioritizing technical talks over non-technical talks.

*** SPEAKER PERKS **********************
Speakers will be given free admission to the conference as well as one 
(1) free attendee badge (to bring a guest). In addition, 50-minute 
speakers who give their presentation as planned, will be given a THOTCON 
life-time attendance badge. This means you will be given free entry to 
every future THOTCON event for life.

You will also have access to the THOTCON VIP Lounge. This means you will
have access to free stuff (food and drinks). We don't have anything else 
to give, except you can tell your mom and your friends you spoke at the 
THOTCON.

*** HOW TO SUBMIT **********************
If you are interested in speaking at this event, please send your
completed speaker application <http://www.thotcon.org/cfp.html> to
cfp () thotcon org 

Once we receive your submission, you will get an email back within 48-72 
hours. If you do not hear back from us, please resend.

The CFP will close on 01.01.12 or when we feel we have 20 outstanding
talks. We anticipate having all speakers selected by 02.01.12.

Note: We will not accept CFP submissions as PDF attachments. No need to 
get fancy on us.

Visit: <http://www.thotcon.org/cfp.html> for more information.

*** Tickets ****************************
Tickets will officially went on sale on 11.05.11. 3/5 of the tickets 
have sold already. No tickets will be sold at the door. The event sold 
out 2 months before last year. If you are not interested in speaking, 
but want to attend, buy your ticket soon!

Visit: <http://tickets.thotcon.org> for more information.

*** T-Shirt ****************************
The last two years the THOTCON t-shirt was designed by an attendee. We 
are going to continue that tradition. Design us a t-shirt and we'll give 
you a VIP pass to the conference ($240.00 USD value). Email your design 
to contests () thotcon org

Visit: <http://www.thotcon.org/contests.html> for more information.

This contest will close on 12.01.11.

*** Sponsors ***************************
If you happen to work for a company that likes to sponsor cons, we could 
use your help. We are not looking for actual conference sponsors, but 
Saturday night (04.28.12), we're having a party for attendees and 
speakers. We are looking for sponsors at $2,000.00 USD each to cover the
cost of the party. Email sponsors () thotcon org to become a sponsor.

Visit: <http://www.thotcon.org/sponsors.html> for more information.

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info () thotcon org
http://www.thotcon.org
twitter: @thotcon

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