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The DEFCON 26 Experience Day 0 Registration

The CON is what you make of it.

I arrived in Las Vegas at my first DEFCON the night before registration.  We finally got to bed around 1:30 in the morning.

DEFCON Registration
The main part of the conference starts on Friday.  Workshops start on Thursday. Registration starts Thursday morning at Caesers. Most of the activities start on Friday.

I got in line Thursday at 5:30 AM along with several thousand of my closest friends.  Some folks spent the night in order to make sure they got the electronic badges.  Another few thousand joined the line behind me. You basically show up at Caesars with $280 in registration cash for plus whatever cash you need to purchase shirts and other SWAG.  I'd recommend having access to other cash in case you run into other swag you want from the villages or vendor area. Registration opened at 6:00 AM.  They register approximately 20,000 people on Thursday.

Registration is a cash only, no receipt, day-of type of operation.  You get in line at Caesars, ta…

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