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    Queercon is back for our 14th year, and more epic than ever! All this information will be available in physical form hopefully at the info desk, and also online on our website or in our mobile app. Here's the chaos for QUEERCON AT DEFCON 25:

    queercon lounge, room # TO BE ANNOUNCED
    Open every day starting at 11am, located in the two-story Emperor Suite of Caesars Hotel, Forum Tower. Many Queercon events are hosted here, including the daily mixer at 4pm and Saturday dance party + karaoke. Check the schedule for details! For supporters and folks in the room block, we offer complimentary coffee and bagels every morning in the lounge at 8am... and something special on Sunday. The Queercon swag store is open in the Lounge daily. We have shirts, hoodies, and water bottles available for purchase. All proceeds go to support qc outreach programs like this one. Your support is appreciated!

    TUESDAY - 7/25
    #Hak4Kidz Water Balloon Fight 19:00, tuscany suites back parking lot

    Queercon is once again helping support the Hak4Kidz Charity at BSides with their annual water balloon fight. Come make a donation and get soaked before the poolside mixer.

    BSidesLV Mixer [18+] 19:00 - 21:00, tuscany suites poolside
    Queercon returns to BSidesLV, and we’re poolside once again for the Queercon BSidesLV mixer. Come grab a drink and meet some new friends while we lounge by the Tuscany Pool!

    WEDNESDAY - 7/26
    BlackHat Queercon Mixer [18+] 16:00 - 18:00, mandalay bay lvl 3 - palm foyer - next to the blackhat merch store

    Black Hat is excited to host Queercon, the largest social network of LGBT hackers from around the world, at Black Hat USA 2017. Queercon will host a reception onsite at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Queercon continues to grow and now focuses on outreach to the LGBT community within the IT Security and Hacker Spaces. Blackhat badge required!

    VIP Welcome Reception [Invite-only] 20:00 - 00:00, main qc lounge
    Queercon welcomes our sponsors and partners with an intimate welcome reception in the Queercon Lounge. Invite only (our only closed-invite event!)

    THURSDAY - 7/27
    Queercon for Kidz 11:00 - 12:00 track 2 speaker: Jason Painter

    Queercon is not just for adults, we welcome everyone in the LGBTQ community including those that are under 18. Queercon for Kidz is an introduction to how to enjoy all that Queercon has to offer in a safe and responsible way.

    Queercon 101 12:00 - 13:00 track 4 speaker: Jason Painter
    Is this your first time to DEFCON? Or are you new to Queercon? You are not alone. Every year many new faces join us at Queercon, a dedicated group for the LGBTQ within DEFCON. Come find out about what Queercon is, who we are, and what we have planned for Queercon 14!

    Titan Launch Party [21+] 13:00 - 16:00 main qc lounge by:
    Join us for drinks we celebrate the launch of Titan, a new privacy application by Eijah, LLC. Titan allows you to chat, message, and transfer files without fear of data collection or surveillance. More info:

    Kickoff Party [18+] 20:00 - 03:00 main qc lounge by: Duo Security
    Get ready, get set, GO! Queercon 14’s official kickoff party - this year at a new venue. Join us in our two-story suite at Caesars Palace for an amazing evening to start the con off right! No registration required. Open bar, with the amazing Queercon bartenders. Featuring DJ Abstract, DJ Zoe Lindsey and DJ Andrew Gibbons.

    QC PreReg Badge Pick-Up 20:00 - 00:00 track 1
    Did you pre-register for a Queercon 14 badge? Join us at the Queercon Kickoff Party and pick-up your badge.

    FRIDAY - 7/28
    QC PreReg Badge Pick-Up 09:00 - 13:00 track 1

    Not able to make it to the kickoff party to pick up your badge? Be sure to grab it Friday morning. All badges must be picked up by 1pm.

    The Hive 10:00 - 11:00 track 2 by: Booz Allen Hamilton
    We believe in harnessing collective ingenuity to make the biggest difference. Bring your boldest thinking to participate in a freeform innovation exercise.

    Retro Gaming 11:00 - 12:00 track 2 by: Booz Allen Hamilton
    Take a break to play our old school/retro gaming console with games such as Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Contra, and Zelda!

    QC 14 Badge Talk 12:00 - 13:00 main qc lounge speakers: Evan, George, Jonathan
    Once again the unicorns and rainbows aligned, and Queercon produced another amazing electronic badge. Come meet the outstanding design team that pulled together this year’s badge. Maybe score one yourself!

    Hacker Trivia 13:00 - 15:00 track 4 by: Booz Allen Hamilton
    Try your hand – and your memory – at our bar-style trivia event with questions that cover topics in cybersecurity, programming, networking, cryptography, and reverse engineering. Bring a team, make a team, or join a team.

    Ingenuity Through Diversity 13:30 - 14:30 main qc lounge by: Booz Allen Hamilton
    Join Booz Allen VP Scott Welles as he talks about how their cyber and engineering staff embrace collective ingenuity through harnessing the power of diversity.

    Creative Build - Lego Building Contest 14:30 - 15:30 track 2 by: Booz Allen Hamilton
    Come try some active meditation, hacker style, at our Lego builds and lock picking stations.

    Women of Queercon 14:30 - 15:30 track 3
    Whether trans, lesbian, bi, queer, or ally, all women are important and welcomed at Queercon. Join us for the Women of Queercon meetup.

    Queercon Mixer 16:00 - 18:00 main qc lounge by: Dropbox
    Join us and 300 other attendees for the first Queercon Mixer of DEFCON 25. Come find old friends, and make some new ones in the new Queercon Lounge at Caesars. No DEFCON badge required; Open to all LGBTQ, as well as friends and allies. Featured DJ: Klaus Hagen.

    Queercon 14 Pool Party [21+] 20:00 - 03:00 palms place, pool area by: Bugcrowd
    With Bally’s and Caesar’s pools closed to parties, this year Queercon returns to Palms Place for the most epic pool party of the year. Bring your suit and plan to get wet as we party with legendary DJs Brett Law, and Skittish & Bus. There will be a shuttle running back and forth to the venue all night, and we’re planning drink specials to make it pain-free for you to get your booze on. Sadly 21+ and ID is required. No outside food/beverages, usual poolside rules apply. Watch social media for the vital details, and do not miss this party!

    SATURDAY - 7/29
    Retro Gaming 10:00 - 11:00 track 2 by: Booz Allen Hamilton

    Take a break to play our old school/retro gaming console with games such as Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Contra, and Zelda!

    Creative Build - Lego Building Contest 13:00 - 14:00 track 2 by: Booz Allen Hamilton
    Come try some active meditation, hacker style, at our Lego builds and lock-picking stations.

    Bears Meetup 14:30 - 15:30 track 4
    Bears and bear-lovers are encouraged to gather in the lounge for some drinks and bear hugs. You may notice bears have a special role in the badge, because they have a special place in our hearts (spoiler!).

    Transgender Meetup 14:30 - 15:30 track 2
    Queercon is a large and diverse community and we embrace you for being you. Join us for the second annual transgender meetup. This is a safe and accepting place to socialize and swap stories.

    Furries and Kinksters Meetup [21+] 14:30 - 15:30 track 3
    DEFCON Furs is a group of members of the furry fandom and their friends, that organizes events and parties at DEFCON for the infosec community. We are a puppy, kinky, alternative, and queer friendly group that hosts a safe space where the community can meet up and share adult interests. 21+

    Queercon Mixer 16:00 - 18:00 main qc lounge by: Google
    Swing up to the Queercon Lounge for the afternoon Queercon Mixer. Catch up with friends, grab a drink from the bar and meet new people. Featured DJ: Klaus Hagen.

    Queercon Party [18+] 20:00 - 03:00 main qc lounge
    Who needs a black and white ball when we have a Rainbow Ball?! The Queercon Lounge turns into the biggest dance party going all night long.
    Featuring DJ Andrew Gibbons, DJ Brett Law, and Skittish & Bus!

    Queercon-Karaoke 20:00 - 03:00 karaoke bar, by the queercon lounge
    If you’re looking for a break from the parties, the Queercon Karaoke room is open all night just across the hall from the Queercon Lounge. Swing in and find our all-night Queer-aoke party.

    SUNDAY - 7/30
    Breakfast with Mimosas 09:00 - 12:00 main qc lounge

    Wake up and nurse yourself back to life with coffee or mimosas offered until noon in the Queercon Lounge.

    Queercon Local 12:00 - 13:00 track 4
    Did you enjoy the week? Wish there was a group like this where you live? Queercon is branching out and starting local meetups across the country. Come stop by and learn how to help get a Queercon group in your area.

    Queercon 15 Booking 12:00 - 14:00 track 3
    Did you have a great time? Planning on coming back for the 15th Queercon? We have a lot of great things planned, so why not pre-book your room with Queercon for next year and lock in discounted prices with a $100 deposit.

    Queercon Mixer 16:00 - 18:00 main qc lounge
    Join us for the final Queercon Mixer of the year. Catch up with all your new friends and be sure to connect on Facebook before the end of the con.

    Farewell party [18+] 20:00 - 00:00 main qc lounge
    One last time, the Queercon Lounge will be open until midnight as a chill space for you to unwind from the weekend of events. Come say farewell to all your friends both old and new.

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    For the Friday night pool party, there will be shuttles running nonstop from the front entry of Caesar's, just to the right of the fountains. Look for the bus stop sign and see you at Palms Place, poolside!