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It has been a month since we opened pre-registration for DEF CON 29 on May 15th and I would like to thank everyone who bought a badge. Because of your support we have good news to announce:

DEF CON 29 in-person is a Go!

Based on the current registration rate we should reach our "minimum viable con" in two weeks. We currently project attendance of around 6k+ but we don't know how many people will YOLO and try for on-site registration.

Now that we have some guidelines for attendance and costs, the only thing that would cause us to cancel the in-person con is be some kind of COVID-19 related disaster or Government lockdown. We continue to monitor the situation, and are planning at full speed. We are also not planning any changes to the safety precautions previously announced:

- Yes, you still need to wear a mask. We don't want to be like that BitCoin conference in Florida.
- Yes, vaccinations are still required. We don't want to be like that BitCoin conference in Florida.

We have placed our order for badges. We have also officially released our space in Flamingo, Linq and Harrah's. DEF CON 29 will be in Paris and Bally's. With the smaller crowd we can afford a reduced footprint and maybe even save our attendees some shoe leather. To facilitate all the catching up people will need after so long apart, the Thursday schedule will be lighter and we're adding an evening pool party.

So if you're planning to join us in person, thank you. Your support means everything. We look forward to the reunion in Las Vegas.

DT