Queercon 13 Ground Transportation

Queercon has negotiated a great rate to get you from the airport to Bally’s this year.

LASExpress offers fast and efficient airport transportation at rates lower than taxi’s.

We have rates for both Express Non-Stop service as well as Economy shuttle service and rates start as low as $11

LASExpress offers:

  • Advance reservations on a secure website 24/7/365
  • Preprinted boarding passes eliminates frustration of securing transportation onsite and avoiding long taxi lines
  • Significant Savings vs. Taxi Fare
  • Priority Boarding
  • On-site Airport Staff

Call For Papers

Queercon is holding a call for papers for mini talks this year at Queercon 13.

Have a LGBTQ research topic that would be of interest? How about a new privacy concern with Grindr?  Maybe just a discussion that you see as a current topic within the LGBTQ community.

Submit your idea for a Queercon Mini Talk.

email your topic and as much detail as you can to jason [at] queercon [dot] org

Queercon 13 - Limited Rooms Left!

Have you booked your room for Queercon 13 yet?  If not, you should get one while they last.

This year we had an even larger room block, but rooms have been going faster than ever before and we are almost sold out.  If you dont have your room yet, dont wait too long. We will sell out this year.

All the Unofficial Electronic Badges of DEF CON

By: Mike Szczys Hackaday I didn’t have any luck tracking down the maker of the Queercon 11 badge, but hopefully the webpage on the device will be updated soon. I believe it was selling for $125 and was an exquisite badge delivered in a box with some neat art on the lid. When you first turn it on, you name your character and then take it through a Tamagotchi-style life cycle. The badge is aware of other badges in the area.

Def Con 23: Where PR stunts and hackers come together

By: Violet Blue

Having outgrown the odiferous corridors of the Rio, hacker conference Def Con entered this year by relocating to Bally’s Hotel and Casino — a venue described to me, in turns, by a Mandalay Bay hairdresser as “a shithole,” a taxi driver as “a punishment” and a Mandarin Hotel bar waitress as “totally haunted.” It turned out to be all that and much more.

Def Con’s move to Bally’s and its adjoining property Paris allowed it to accommodate an estimated 20,000 attendees this year. And, like a goldfish growing to fit a big new ...

In the news: Group continues to promote LGBT visibility at Defcon

By Wesley Juhl
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Queercon’s blinking conference badges and rainbow pins set them apart from the thousands of attendees at this year’s Defcon cybersecurity summit.

Attitudes toward the LGBT community have changed a lot since the social group formed at the conference 12 years ago, but the San Francisco-based nonprofit’s mission of promoting LGBT visibility within the tech industry hasn’t.