Welcome to Kiwicon 2038AD
The Call for Papers has closed, and we're working through the very many submissions. We'll update with the final schedule this week, and then we'll tend to the ticket waitlist.
There'll also be a few other updates as the all new Capture the Flag competition, and other such events get sorted.
There's some training tickets still available for purchase for some of the classes, and if you're after a free one, you can still apply for that.
General availabiltiy tickets are sold out, but we do have a reserve pool. There's a form where you can add your name to the waiting list.
If you've got a DISCOUNT CODE for a ticket because your employer or someone bought you one that you need to redeem, you should go through the ticket purchase process like normal, and stick the DISCOUNT CODE in the right place. You will also need the LATE PASS code, which you will also have gotten already.
Merchandise and training ticketing will continue to work like normal.
Sorry its all gotten difficult - we can't make the venue magically bigger.
The initial pool of 1800 tickets has, in less than three days, sold out (which is utter madness). We have 300 in reserve, but we're taking a pause to figure out how we're going to manage distributing those equitably.
If you have a corporate bulk-purchase ticket (i.e. we've already invoiced your employer, and they've given you a DISCOUNT CODE to use on the site) we're holding tickets for you, so don't worry. You still need to complete the registration process here, but you'll recieve instructions on how to do this from them.
We'll put up some kind of waiting list sign-up process soon, but yknow, we've all got day jobs we're supposed to be doign right now, so check back in a day or two, or follow @kiwicon on twitter for real-timey-ness.
Thanks for your support, we're rather :O and humbled at how much y'all missed us.
The Kiwicon Crüe
It is the year 2038AD. The dystopic cyberpunk future has well and truly set in; high tech multinationals transcend the authority of nation states, and autonomous drones commit extra-judicial killings based on metadata. Artificial intelligences and machine learning dominate decision making. The algorithm is all. The algorithm can never be questioned.
Wearable computers and ubiquitious encryption emancipate ideas. Simultaneously, people are disenfranchised in a post-capitalist feudal nightmare. The planet cooks for proof-of-work while the glittering towers of imaginary unending economic growth climb ever towards the starless, polluted skies.
(it's good this is just cheap cyberpunk science-fiction trope ripoff scene setting, otherwise it'd be grim af...)
Kiwicon 2038 is here. Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November 2018 in the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington. There'll be the usual set of training and other shindigs going on around the con, details of which will emerge like the data-chip from your deck.
Ticket sales begin... now (the first thousand anyway, let's see how long those last eh?).
See you at the 'con, console cowboys,
The Kiwicon Crüe
P.S. Wondering about the weird background pictures? So we (okay, it was pruby) uhh - for serious, not making this up - trained a machine learning neural net on a bunch of cyberpunk cityscapes, then had it grind up a rather non-trivial amount of GPU cycles cyberpunkify-ing metl's daytime photos of Wellington...