Last year thousands of DefCon-ers hooted and hollered as Vanna Vinyl, Beer Betty and the HJ competitors drank their way through tough questions, meaningless trivia and nearly x-rated pictures.
One team of women, the RRRRRs, bet their clothing on the final round
You had to be there to see what happened
and then when Vanna and Betty decided to
you gotta come to see whassup.
Well, for DC11, and HJ10, we are going to continue the tradition that started in DC2. Winn went to Jeff at DC1 and said, This is boring. Why dont you liven this thing up?
Jeff said, OK. What do you want?
Winn replied, Oh, why not something like Hacker Jeopardy. (I was dancing!)
Jeff: So do it.
And thats how it got started, and Capture the Flag got started the same way a couple of years later.
So much for history.
WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU!
Every freaking year we ask DC-ers for questions and answers in groups of 6 or 7 per category. And every freaking year we get a load of stupid questions from lamers. Lots of help that is. And the decent questions come in the night before
which really doesnt help at all.
SO: Send your categories and questions (QUALITY! NO MORE BULLSHIT! SHOW SOME IMAGINATION PEOPLE!) and maybe, just maybe, Ill be lucky and something worthwhile will show up. Some ideas we could use:
- 1. Microsoft F*-ups Since DC10
2. Why the Government is Soooo Wrong About Security 2002
3. The TSA: Good, Bad and Ugly
4. Great Hacks of 2002/2003
5. THESE FOLKS SUCK: Hall of Fame (With Pictures)
6. Anything Pictorial or Video that will fit into a PPT. Standard formats.
7. Inside the Linux Kernel
8. Security STATS
9. Hairy Animals
10. Felching 101
You get the idea.
To submit, go to www.hackerjeopardy.com
It starts, as usual, at 10PM on Friday night for two games where the teams (of up to three people each) fight it out, duke it out and drink it out with questions to our answers.
You know the Game. Winners win great gifts from Dark Tangent and DefCon. Losers get to drink. All players drink. (>21 Only). Hacker Jeopardy is rated Heavy-R, NC-17 and one year it was nearly X. You are warned.
WHO CAN PLAY? Most people play pretty lousy
but you can still try. Submit your teams to dtangent<a>defcon.org and well pick you out of a hat before each Game. One year a secret government group got so drunk, they didnt answer one question right. That was humiliating. For them.
AUDIENCE PLAYS: Yup! You get to play, too.
DefCon ends up with tons of presents and gifts that we toss out to audience members who come up with the right questions
we got to get rid of all this stuff
one year we gave away a couple dozen Sun workstations!
Plus, you can make fun of the contestants on stage. Be rowdy. A little rowdy, not a lot rowdy. Dont want anyone arrested again for being TOO rowdy.
Friday, August 1, 2003: 10PM. Rounds One and Two.
Saturday, August 2, 2003: 10PM Round Three, and then the Final Round, where the winners from the first three Games compete.
Last Years winners can play in Final Round as Team #4, if they choose.
WHAT YOU CAN WIN:
Members of the winning team will each win a coveted DEF CON leather jacket.
score keeper: G Mark
beautiful babe: Vinyl Vanna
supporting babe: Beer Betty
LAST but not least: If you have significantly good ideas of what we can do to make HJ even more entertaining than last year (if thats possible!) lemme know. (Crying out for more naked women is not allowed. Thats a given. GET CREATIVE!)
See ya there.