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Thursday 

Caesars Forum Chillout Area – Opening Party 

18:00 – 19:00 – Magician Kody Hildebrand 
19:00 – 20:00 – NPC Collective 
20:00 – 21:00 – Archwisp 
21:00 – 22:00 – Dr. McGrew 
22:00 – 23:00 – DJ St3rling 
23:00 – 00:00 – ytcracker 
00:00 – 01:00 – TRIODE 
01:00 – 02:00 – FuzzyNop 

Hallway Monitor Party (Forum Skybridge Entrance)

21:00 – 22:00 – heckseven 
22:00 – 23:00 – DotOrNot 
23:00 – 00:00 – Tavoo 
00:00 – 01:00 – CodexMafia 
01:00 – 02:00 – PankleDank 

Friday 

Caesars Forum Chillout Area – Black & White Ball

18:00 – 19:00 – Magician Kody Hildebrand 
19:00 – 20:00 – Dual Core 
20:00 – 21:00 – Icetre Normal 
21:00 – 22:00 – n0x08 
22:00 – 23:00 – Skittish & Bus 
23:00 – 00:00 – Biolux 
00:00 – 00:15 – Costume Contest 
00:15 – 01:15 – Miss Jackalope 
01:15 – 02:00 – Keith Myers

 

Hallway Monitor Party (Forum Skybridge Entrance)

21:00 – 22:00 – Tense Future 
22:00 – 23:00 – DJ Scythe 
23:00 – 00:00 – DJ UNIT 77 [ 0077 : 0077 ] 
00:00 – 01:00 – CaptHz 
01:00 – 02:00 – Magik Plan 

Saturday

 

Caesars Forum Chillout Area – Night of the Ninjas 

18:00 – 19:00 – Magician Kody Hildebrand 
19:00 – 20:00 – Scotch and Bubbles 
20:00 – 21:00 – Z3npi 
21:00 – 22:00 – Mass Accelerator 
22:00 – 23:00 – Krisz Klink 
23:00 – 00:00 – TAIKO PROJECT 
00:00 – 00:15 – Costume Contest 
00:15 – 01:15 – Zebbler Encanti Experience 
01:15 – 02:00 – CTRL/rsm 

Hallway Monitor Party (Forum Skybridge Entrance)

21:00 – 22:00 – Terrestrial Access Network 
22:00 – 23:00 – DJ Thaad 
23:00 – 00:00 – Hellacopta 
00:00 – 01:00 – Hanz Dwight 
01:00 – 02:00 – Yesterday & Tomorrow 




The Black and White Ball is Back!

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A little announcement about DEF CON 30's Black and White Ball: the best-dressed entrants will get some to enter early and enjoy a few free drinks before we let everyone else in. So look sharp - more details at defconmusic.org.

DEF CON Arts & Entertainment Presents: Night of the Ninjas featuring TAIKOPROJECT

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Main Event
Join us Saturday night (Aug 13) at the Forum for an experience never seen at a hacker con! Treat yourself to a performance of modern taiko drumming, blending traditional formats with innovative arrangements and fresh artistry from TAIKOPROJECT.

TAIKOPROJECT performs at 23:00. Doors open all day. Pre-show magician Kody Hildebrand at 20:00. Music starts at 21:00 and continues to 02:00!

Contest – Win the cost of a DEF CON badge - $360!
Now for your turn to participate! We seek the best dressed in the style of either classic ninja or 15th century Japanese. The winner will receive a cash prize equal to the cost of the DEF CON 30 badge. Judging will be based on decibel measurement of crowd cheering for each contestant. The contestant with the loudest audience reaction wins! We are looking for creative use of materials, historical accuracy, and demonstration of respect to tradition. Bonus points if you can describe the historical significance or meaning of the components of your chosen dress. Culturally insensitive dress will be disqualified.

Contest immediately following TAIKOPROJECT.

About TAIKOPROJECT
TAIKOPROJECT was founded in 2000 in Los Angeles, California by a group of young, emerging taiko drummers led by Bryan Yamami and Masato Baba.  The group continues to define a modern American style of taiko, blending traditional forms with an innovative and fresh aesthetic.

TAIKOPROJECT first made waves when they became the first American taiko group to win the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest in 2005, besting all of the Japanese taiko groups in the competition. That year, they were cast in the Mitsubishi Eclipse commercial, the first and still only national advertising campaign to prominently feature taiko. Since then, the group has performed on the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, NBC's "The Voice,"Syfy's Face/Off, The X-Factor, rock band 30 Seconds to Mars' "Up in the Air" music video, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the iHeartRadio Music Festival, and were honored with the prestigious Visionary Award from East West Players.