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    Greetings -

    Our performer application is now open. This application will strictly close out on April 30th, 2012 at 12:00am Central US Time. This gives you roughly 2 months to fill out the application. I would suggest taking care of it as soon as you read this so you don't forget. The directions are below, but I'd like to raise some additional points:

    - It's not easy for me to say this, but please do not assume that a booking in previous years means you are grandfathered in for a guaranteed slot. This can definitely factor into our decision making if you've been a con favorite and/or have been playing practically every single year over the last decade. That said: We have a little less breathing room for the # of avail slots this year in particular.

    - The flipside to the above comment: If you've applied in the past and didn't make it in, please still consider applying again. Every year there are apps that I really liked, but I just simply didn't have enough spots to be able to accept.

    - We actually have a fair amount of breathing room for chilled music this year. It looks like we will have a 24-hr dedicated chill-out space this year. I would like to strongly encourage applicants who play chiller stuff (be it ambient, trip-hop, and even/especially non-electronic/acoustic acts) to apply!

    - Generally: Unless you've headlined in the past at Ultra, Coachella, or Fuji Rock fest, I have a low tolerance for diva-ism. Certain things I can understand: being picky about how your artist name is presented, press photos used, etc. I have specifically tailored the application to accommodate such points.

    - This application is really meant for folks who are either planning on attending def-con anyways or want to come out for a fun time and to experience the con with the benefit of exposure opportunities.

    - Finally, feel free to PM me on the forums with questions. I'm generally pretty good about responding in a timely manner, but feel free to re-ping if a few days pass.


    LINK TO APPLICATION

    Here is a copy of the directions:

    READ THIS CAREFULLY: This is the application form to perform at DEF-CON 20, July 26th-29th at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

    Failure to appropriately answer questions may result in your application being discarded. If you mess up your application, feel free to apply again and be sure to fill out EVERYTHING again. We will only look at the most recent application if an entry is duplicate, and discard it if it is not fully filled out.


    Please take note of the following:
    - All acts will receive 2 free conference passes per person involved with the act
    - up to a reasonable amount determined by us. (e.g. an act of two will get 4 passes, we'll probably have to take an act of 3 or more under consideration).
    - We do not cover travel+hotel
    - We do not monetarily compensate acts that are booked through this application

    That said, DEF-CON can be an excellent promotion opportunity as the conference has a typical attendance of well over 10,000 people each year

    - It is STRONGLY suggested you fill out the optional questions. These questions are mainly for gathering promotional information we can use down the line about you. You will NOT be able to add this information in later if you leave it out.

    - MORE information is better than less - Read the descriptions for the questions - some contain specific directions.

    ** We are keen to book a good number of chill/downtempo-music acts this year for our chill-out lounge, so don't feel like this form's not for you if you don't play energetic/danceable stuff!
    http://greatscottmusic.net * http://soundcloud.com/greatscott * http://twitter.com/greatscottmusic * http://glitch.fm

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    Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

    Hey everyone!

    I'm super psyched the Great Scott has put himself in harm's way by doing this again this year for everyone!
    Application coming soon after I get back from Hackcon!

    Hi everyone!
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    DJ Jackalope
    dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*
    www.dj-jackalope.com
    send in the drop bears!
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    • #3
      Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

      I think this guy is going to be very, very busy this year...

      Looking forward to spending more time around music this year at the conference.
      #ut2600 / #dc-forums * EFNet

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      • #4
        Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

        Hey Great Scott-

        Is there a preference for the style/genre of music you are leaning towards, being that some of the musicians are already picked out? (ie Crystal Method / Mochipet) Like breaks vs techno vs dnb?
        ======================================
        DJ Jackalope
        dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*
        www.dj-jackalope.com
        send in the drop bears!
        ======================================

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        • #5
          Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

          Hey lope -

          Not exactly. My goal is to actually have a good mix of genres, but the genre will likely factor into my decision making for where people get placed in terms of set time.

          That being said, as one might expect: the more popular genres yield more dj apps of that genre, which means that there will be some more competition for applicants of those genres to deal with.

          So what's the most popular type of app? I'm not tellin, cos I don't want to discourage anyone from applying ;)


          Originally posted by DJ Jackalope View Post
          Hey Great Scott-

          Is there a preference for the style/genre of music you are leaning towards, being that some of the musicians are already picked out? (ie Crystal Method / Mochipet) Like breaks vs techno vs dnb?
          http://greatscottmusic.net * http://soundcloud.com/greatscott * http://twitter.com/greatscottmusic * http://glitch.fm

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          • #6
            Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

            Hey I was just reading this and saw that you guys are looking for more chill out/down tempo artists. I put in my application for Djing/Vjing Electro and House, but I would love to do some ambient, chill out music as well. Right now we are going and helping out with the Bro CTF competition. Bringing 4+ dj's, sound equipment, as well as Vj/Video equipment. But we are down for everything.

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            • #7
              Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

              Originally posted by Dvj Cheshire View Post
              Hey I was just reading this and saw that you guys are looking for more chill out/down tempo artists. I put in my application for Djing/Vjing Electro and House, but I would love to do some ambient, chill out music as well. Right now we are going and helping out with the Bro CTF competition. Bringing 4+ dj's, sound equipment, as well as Vj/Video equipment. But we are down for everything.
              Cool. Definitely submit a second as a chillout DJ also - otherwise this will be overlooked. If you have a crew, also be sure to have them individually submit apps (unless you plan on tag-teaming/sharing a slot).
              http://greatscottmusic.net * http://soundcloud.com/greatscott * http://twitter.com/greatscottmusic * http://glitch.fm

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              • #8
                Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

                Hello Every one, I'm Cy-Fi. I realize I'm kind of a late arrival, but just saw the call for performers when we were booking our hotel for this year. For me this will be my first year at DefCon and I'm pretty excited about going.

                A bit about me:
                I mix Psy Goth: a combination of EBM, Dark Psy Trance, Industrial, & Full-On Psy. I use a Asus G73 with VDJ & a Hercules RMX.

                Here's some of my "experiments"
                http://lolli.org/artists/Cy-Fi

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                • #9
                  Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

                  Oh!

                  And go see REBOOT while you are at the convention. Joe Kawasaki & Sidney Sherman we kind enough to let me interview them for my radio show. This is one of the first films I've been excited about in a while.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

                    GreatScott:

                    Does the venue allow for pyrotechnics?
                    My sets usually involve fire breathing and sparx (metal grinders) performances.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

                      Originally posted by Cy-Fi View Post
                      GreatScott:

                      Does the venue allow for pyrotechnics?
                      My sets usually involve fire breathing and sparx (metal grinders) performances.
                      uhhh... if I'm REALLY digging the app then I'll look into it, but 95% chance of me getting a lot of resistance + a "no" from the hotel + other organizers on that. :/ Sorry, bud.
                      http://greatscottmusic.net * http://soundcloud.com/greatscott * http://twitter.com/greatscottmusic * http://glitch.fm

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                      • #12
                        Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

                        SCOTT!!!! I missed the deadline :'( I played last year and was hoping to get in again but work has kept me from checking the forums. Any chances at all let me know man.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

                          I've had people ask me for pyro before (actually people who do pyro who wanted to do it during my set, whoa!) but I haven't looked into it.

                          Agreed on GreatScott's quote below, but of course completely curious if Rio would be willing to risk life and limb inside.


                          Originally posted by greatscott View Post
                          uhhh... if I'm REALLY digging the app then I'll look into it, but 95% chance of me getting a lot of resistance + a "no" from the hotel + other organizers on that. :/ Sorry, bud.
                          ======================================
                          DJ Jackalope
                          dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*
                          www.dj-jackalope.com
                          send in the drop bears!
                          ======================================

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                          • #14
                            Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

                            Jackalope doesn't need pyro cos her sets are always on fire.

                            -DJSGM

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                            • #15
                              Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

                              *pacefalm!* AWWWEEEEE
                              ======================================
                              DJ Jackalope
                              dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*
                              www.dj-jackalope.com
                              send in the drop bears!
                              ======================================

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