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    Hi All,

    Our performer application is now open. This application will strictly close out on April 30th, 2014 at 12:00am Central US Time. 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.


    Here is a copy of the directions:

    READ THIS CAREFULLY: This is the application form to perform at DEF-CON 22, August 7th to August 10, 2014 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!

    Listed below is the application to fill out and submit.
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1N0K...jAIWk/viewform

  • #2
    Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

    Oooh, more chill?

    This should be good!
    #ut2600 / #dc-forums * EFNet

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    • #3
      Re: Call for Musicians/Artists/DJs application is LIVE!

      Originally posted by kampf View Post
      Oooh, more chill?

      This should be good!
      Bit of a copy and paste from 2012, pre-SomaFM. All genres are encouraged to apply, though we're still working out headliners, slots, spaces, and all the logistics. With the BSides having their closing party on Wednesday this year it may provide us with more bodies (and thus opportunities).

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

        Can we vote for our favorite DJ ?
        I loved Alikat last year and have been a fan since, and she has grown even better skills! Listen to BadBIOS on Alikat.ca!
        Would love to see her back this year!!!
        - d4e5

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

          Yay!

          Definitely applying again!

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

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

            yea! This year will be my 5th DEFCON!

            and I finally got my application in before deadline! Would love to play the Chillout room, I'm all about chill G House these days.

            Or if need be, I can play bangers until the cows come home. :D

            I linked a deep house mix on my application, but I can go even more chill
            http://www.mixcloud.com/alikat/g-star-raw/
            alikat.ca * @suckitpig * mixcloud.com/alikat * facebook.com/alikat.ca

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

              Originally posted by Tribalsoul View Post
              Bit of a copy and paste from 2012, pre-SomaFM. All genres are encouraged to apply, though we're still working out headliners, slots, spaces, and all the logistics. With the BSides having their closing party on Wednesday this year it may provide us with more bodies (and thus opportunities).
              Good to know.

              I'm hoping to help with Rusty and SomaFM again this year. It was a real treat last year and we've had a lot of fun running the DEF CON channel on Soma: http://somafm.com/events
              #ut2600 / #dc-forums * EFNet

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

                Quick Updates:

                - 25 Applicants thus far (not reviewed or filtered for crap responses)

                - We'd love to hear from some non-electronic performers as well as there may be some dedicated time for such opportunities

                - Remember the application closes on April 30th!

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

                  Originally posted by Tribalsoul View Post
                  Quick Updates:
                  - We'd love to hear from some non-electronic performers as well as there may be some dedicated time for such opportunities
                  Well, isn't Defcon mainstream electro? ;)

                  When do you get a response to the application? If I missed something important I do want some time before the deadline to fix it.

                  If you have a public demo, please post the link here!

                  Regards
                  //Sigtrap, aka VJ Q.Alba

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

                    Awesome, until today I didn't realize that DEF CON had a call for musicians. I'm a full time software developer and I produce/dj on the side. I've been wanting to go to DEF CON for a while and I figured this year was a good year to do so. Decided to throw in an application to DJ there this year.

                    I'm curious how people feel with regards to UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore/etc :P

                    Edit: oh yeah, here's uhh my soundcloud I guess :P https://soundcloud.com/djsymbiotix
                    Last edited by DJ SymBiotiX; 04-23-2014, 01:39 PM.

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

                      Originally posted by DJ SymBiotiX View Post
                      Awesome, until today I didn't realize that Defcon had a call for musicians. I'm a full time software developer and I produce/dj on the side. I've been wanting to go to defcon for a while and I figured this year was a good year to do so. Decided to throw in an application to DJ there this year.

                      I'm curious how people feel with regards to UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore/etc :P
                      If you do, I'll be bouncing around to the entire set.

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

                        Here is my Defcon 22 demo for those who are interested:
                        https://soundcloud.com/sigtrap/defcon-22-2014-demo
                        //Sigtrap aka VJ Q.Alba

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

                          Hey there guys n gals. Here is my submission for DC22. Hopefully the Defcon folks are looking for a bit of divergence from the mainstream. I have a strong feeling the 24-hour chillout room will be home base this year.

                          https://soundcloud.com/tense-future/...ep-note-part-1
                          https://soundcloud.com/tense-future/...ep-note-part-2

                          edit: Just realized the deadline was midnight Central time not Pacific! Please almighty ones, accept my submission!!!
                          Last edited by LeSamourai; 05-01-2014, 12:40 AM.

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

                            When are the artists and performers to be announced?
                            #ut2600 / #dc-forums * EFNet

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

                              Hi,
                              If you want to play at other parties you could announce when you are available here:
                              https://forum.defcon.org/showthread.php?t=13869
                              Regards
                              //Sigtrap

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