There's no easy way to say this, our friends. Unfortunately, Skytalks has made the very difficult decision to not do an in-person event for 2021. Our full announcement is at skytalks.info. We are still discussing what, if any, virtual event we might do instead. 1/4

12:00 AM · Mar 31, 2021

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This is not the announcement we wanted to make, and it was a VERY tough call. We can see the end of this crisis. Vaccines are finally starting to come out, and it looks like things are opening up. We really wanted to see you, share a drink, and tell some stories. 2/4
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Unfortunately, even with vaccine distribution ramping up and things starting to re-open, the logistics of social distancing make things impractical to implement. We aren't comfortable betting that Vegas will be "back to normal" in a few months. 3/4
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Next year will be DEF CON 30. We're really, REALLY hoping that this debacle will be behind by then, so we can celebrate with you in style. The stories we'll have to tell then will be ones for the history books. 4/4
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Replying to @dcskytalks
Very Sad, but right decision!!
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Thanks. Not the decision we wanted, but the decision we needed.
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Replying to @dcskytalks
Alas, I am saddened... But this is indeed the right decision. It's still too early even for in the US, and borders are still closed. Next year will be one hell of a party!
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Replying to @dcskytalks
where to send cash for badge, asking for a friend...
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We'll figure that out as soon as we figure out what we'll do for badges. Remember, Skytalks badges will ship in discreet packaging, just like your favorite cheap sex toys!
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Replying to @dcskytalks
This is a good call. I mean, it also super sucks, but it's a wise decision, especially with vaccine takeup rates being what they are in a lot of western states.
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The initial driver actually wasn't vaccination rates, believe it or not. Yeah, that's in the back of our mind, but the big thing that kicked it off is the vagaries in requirements from both State of Nevada and Clark County. 1/
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