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What: THOTCON 0x8 - Chicago's Hacking Conference
When: May 4th & 5th, 2017

There are 4 official contests at THOTCON 0x8. Three of them are Gold Badge 
eligible and 1 is not.  

*** THOTCON TAS CONTEST ***************************************************

Note: This is a GOLD (lifetime) badge contest.

This is a new contest that we are launching this year at THOTCON 0x8! You m
ay be asking what is a TAS? Well a TAS is an acronym for “Tool Assisted Spe
edrun". In our case we will be slightly disregarding the speedrun part b
ut don’t get confused, you can still go fast! But make it as stylish and sw
aggy as possible since that is where you will generate the most points.

The rules are as follows:

- There will be a list of 1-3 games to choose from at the start of THOTCON 
on Thursday!
- You will have until 2PM Friday to finish your TAS and submit it.
- You will be judged solely on performance and style! (Being faster doesn’t 
mean better!)
- The more swag the better!

Some things to help you out can be found at:

TAS Videos

Use this site to research things about the game you have chosen so you can 
learn bit by bit on how the game works, remember all games work differently

TAS Tutorial

This video will provide you with a basic overview and examples on how to ge
t started with TAS’ing.


We also highly recommend using this emulator, as the judges will be using t
his to play your TAS runs, and almost all examples will be using the same. 

A good example of a game that has “swag” can be found here:

Before entering the contest, you should try and TAS a game, we recommend le
arning Super Mario Brothers 3 for your first TAS as a lot of good examples 
and resources exist for this game. 


(SMB3 will NOT be one of the 3 games in the contest)

While it is not required to have TASed a game before entering the contest i
t is highly recommended.

If you have any questions or need help feel free to reach out to us on our 
Discord server setup just for this contest:


Thanks and have fun!

*** HACKER BREW CONTEST ***************************************************

Note: This is a GOLD (lifetime) badge contest. 

Hackers like beer. Some like to brew their own.

Brew a special beer for THOTCON and bring a bomber with you to enter in the
Hacker Brew contest - a special session during lunch on Day 2. 

The event is now considered a Sanctioned BJCP Competition!

To register for the contest visit:
Email brewninja@thotcon.org for more information. 

Note: You will be limited to bringing 1 bottle (22oz) of beer to the con.

Also Note: This contest is only open to THOTCON attendees. Get a ticket!!!

*** PROGRAM/BADGE PUZZLE **************************************************

Note: This is a GOLD (lifetime) badge contest.

Read the program. Solve the puzzles. Hack your badge. 

Win the ultimate THOTCON prize. 


*** TRACK 1 DRINKING GAME *************************************************

Note: This is NOT a GOLD (lifetime) badge contest. 

c7five will secretly select a magic word corresponding to each talk.

The audience will learn the word but the speaker will not. 

Every time the speaker says the magic word, you drink. 

Everyone wins. 

Выпить все бухло, взломать все вещи!

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