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    Hello all . Not nany know me, but I have been Binks #2 for B&W since DC8 .

    I am in contact with him . and we will be Hammering out the B&W Very soon .

    He has given control of booking Bands, DJs and general chaos on stage for the ball
    .( he wants to focus on the technical production side )

    That being said I am interested in getting some fresh ideas concerning acts for B&W . please post those ideas here

    If you would like to possibly DJ/Perform , Be sure to have a demo set in mp3, wma or ogg format . Then PM me for further information.(15minutes or less please)

    Hopefully in the next few days I can dig up bink from work and sit down w/ him and get all this figured out .

    more to come
    Zz...
    the only question in life is , Why?

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    Re: Call For DJs bands and ideas

    Nerdcore seems to be a growing idea at this years Defcon.

    Personally, I would like to throw a name in the hat for Nerdcore at Defcon: The Big Beat Battaltion. They will already be at Defcon on Thursday for theSummit, and would also like to perform either on Friday or Saturday night in Penthouse club.

    You can get samples of their music at http://www.bigbeatbattaltion.com
    "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"

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    • #3
      Re: Call For DJs bands and ideas

      Originally posted by zziks View Post
      That being said I am interested in getting some fresh ideas concerning acts for B&W
      a high ranking item for me would be better/faster ways to get the recordings of the event out to the attendees. either with publicly-available board patches so folks could do their own recordings for personal use, or someone willing to put out a torrent for the whole sets within a day or two of the con.

      i, personally, have been waiting for the minibosses set (which i actually offered to record if i could have had a board patch) since august.

      just my $0.02
      "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
      - Trent Reznor

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      • #4
        Re: Call For DJs bands and ideas

        Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
        either with publicly-available board patches so folks could do their own recordings for personal use,
        Holy crap that's a good idea! Streaming content across network? Or even to a channel on the room TV? For people's room parties!
        "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"

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        • #5
          Re: Call For DJs bands and ideas

          Originally posted by hackajar View Post
          even to a channel on the room TV? For people's room parties!
          now that would be pretty amazing. i know that we didn't get to have the movie channel last year due to the hotel's being asinine about matters... but having the DJ sets broadcast would be amazing if it's possible.
          "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
          - Trent Reznor

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          • #6
            Re: Call For DJs bands and ideas

            Bink has yet to burn down the recordings of last year . i think .

            The issue with a breakout patch from the console is babysitting that persons property the entire evening..

            If someone provides equipment that can push a A\V signal to a stream or channel they would be welcome to patch in. we have had defcon radio in the past
            hook up and broadcast .
            now only if we could get a pirate TV signal setup ( Hint ... Hint)
            the only question in life is , Why?

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            • #7
              Re: Call For DJs bands and ideas

              Ideas for Sets:
              Everyone is scheduled for a 45 minute set. Ok: I know that sounds WEIRD. But how often have the B/W ball(s) not been on schedule?

              The thing is: leave all the djs/bands an HOUR block, so you get 15 minute leeway between acts for....random Priest/Goon chaos, cops, alien invasion, beer drinking, etc.

              just .02 stuff i've found out through promoting my own parties...
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              dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

              send in the drop bears!
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              • #8
                Re: Call For DJs bands and ideas

                Just want to you guys know I'll be in Vegas again this year and of course I'd throw in a set of electronic music

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                • #9
                  Re: Call For DJs bands and ideas

                  Perhaps get in contact with the local Vegas Promoters & DJs in Vegas; such as Delchi & 3vil_1?

                  Perhaps try to prevent the dramafest that happened last year? ;)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Call For DJs bands and ideas

                    hey everyone. sorry bout being in hiding, everything's been very hectic lately. i am hoping to get a few days off this month and having a sit down with Zziks about starting to finalize this years festivities. we'll be in touch.
                    bink
                    bink@23.org

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                    • #11
                      Re: Call For DJs bands and ideas

                      Originally posted by zziks View Post
                      The issue with a breakout patch from the console is babysitting that persons property the entire evening.
                      i can't imagine a huge number of people would avail themselves of the board patch. if people were restricted to using small devices (i.e.- MP3 player/recorders, DAT devices, minidisc units, etc) i don't think it would be a huge burden on the DJ staff, would it?

                      i mean, you hand up a device with the record function running. all the booth staff would do is plug it in to a jack with properly-normalized volume (really, just line-level inputs) and let it roll. at the end of the night, the four or five people who were jacked in can claim their stuff. ask them to mark their devices with colored tape or some other sort of flag if need be.

                      just my $0.02
                      "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
                      - Trent Reznor

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                      • #12
                        And just were is the B&W ball to be held?

                        This is a good question!

                        We don't have Top of the Rive this year, so we need a new home for the B&W ball.

                        I'm thinking maybe put it where there is good flow, where we can be loud and not disturb anyone. That way it can go later, keep more people near the sky box parties and the out door area (Which we will keep open late)
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                        • #13
                          Re: Call For DJs bands and ideas

                          Originally posted by wintamute View Post
                          Just want to you guys know I'll be in Vegas again this year and of course I'd throw in a set of electronic music
                          I vote for Wintamute!
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                          DJ Jackalope
                          dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

                          send in the drop bears!
                          ======================================

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                          • #14
                            Re: And just were is the B&W ball to be held?

                            Wow....the top of the Riv was a good venue in theory for sure, awesome place, and glad I got to play there...

                            Ideally if money wasn't an issue, I'd just ask if you wanted to rent out RA or ICE.

                            *tries to think of a Riv venue* All I can think of is the floor at the bottom of the skyboxes, but that would be loud and bother the skyboxen and echoy...

                            I fully agree with the criteria of finding a new space.

                            Ideas, guys?



                            Originally posted by Dark Tangent View Post
                            This is a good question!

                            We don't have Top of the Rive this year, so we need a new home for the B&W ball.

                            I'm thinking maybe put it where there is good flow, where we can be loud and not disturb anyone. That way it can go later, keep more people near the sky box parties and the out door area (Which we will keep open late)
                            ======================================
                            DJ Jackalope
                            dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

                            send in the drop bears!
                            ======================================

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                            • #15
                              Re: And just were is the B&W ball to be held?

                              in reality, any of the ballrooms would work out fine. but the rooms on the ground floor that have the power hooks that we need are Pavillion 5 or 6 and Grande ballroom A or E. we can also consider sharing the room as we did in the past with a daytime talks room. just as long as we get 4 hours to set up bands for Saturday night (if we have an 8pm open, the talks end at 4pm). Friday is easy,30 to 45 minutes tops to get ready. we will just need time for the banquet staff to pull chairs and set some tables.

                              as always, you know myself and Zziks are always up for a good challenge.

                              Originally posted by Dark Tangent View Post
                              This is a good question!

                              We don't have Top of the Rive this year, so we need a new home for the B&W ball.

                              I'm thinking maybe put it where there is good flow, where we can be loud and not disturb anyone. That way it can go later, keep more people near the sky box parties and the out door area (Which we will keep open late)
                              bink
                              bink@23.org

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