5-Feb-2020 (Wed)
Wherein we HACK THE PLANET.

That's right, we're throwing another CYBERDELIA on Friday, February 28 -- which is just four weeks from now! It's a bit short notice, so please help us out by sharing this far and wide.

The last time we threw this party was three years ago, but now it's the 25th anniversary of the release of HACKERS, so we're going all-out this time.

  • A screening of Hackers at 7pm;
  • Hackers costume contest at 10:45pm;
  • Head-to-head Wipeout XL competition throughout the night;
  • Skate ramps! Rollerblades welcome!
  • Psytrance dance party in all four rooms, until late!

This is also the closing night of the RSA conference, so if you're in town for that, you've really got no excuse. (Would your company like to sponsor this and make it your official after party? Let's talk.)

Reserved seating for the movie is extremely limited, so get your tickets now...

Keep your eyes out for the flyers, which are the finest flyers you're ever going to find, hand-crafted and burned by me from new and used floppy disks. Normally flyers cost pennies each, but these cost like a dollar fifty, so we don't hand out too many of them. You can help us keep that cost down by participating in our FLOPPY DISK AMNESTY PROGRAM! That's right, surrender your used 3.5" floppies at the club and I will transubstantiate them into sweet-ass Cyberdelia promo material:

Also if you have any 90s hacker-scene memorabilia you'd like to donate as prizes for the costume contest, that would be awesome. You know: old laptops, blue boxes, a complete run of Mondo 2000, a CM-5, that sort of thing.

9 Responses:

  1. Nat B says:

    I don't have any floppies to offer, but there seems to be a company in SoCal that'll sell you 100 broken 3.5" floppies for $15 - https://www.floppydisk.com/promo-disks

    • jwz says:

      Good to know! I'll hold out on getting some working ones for a while, but that's an excellent backup plan. (See what I did there.)

    • jwz says:

      Well the price was right, so I picked up some from those guys. Sad to report that when they say "non-working" they mean it. I had hoped they just meant "we didn't test them" but yeah, they did. Still, that's fine, they warned me.

      • Nat B says:

        Glad to hear it did what it said on the package. I had no skin in that game, just a reader who went searching.

  2. Brandon Stewart says:

    This is awesome. I always wanted to attend cyberdelia back in the day due to my love for hackers, but never got a chance. I love the floppy flyers.

  3. pedant says:

    Points deducted if there's no data on the disks. (Does 'burned' mean there is?)

  4. J. Peterson says:

    Are you sending the floppies to Jason Scott to ingest their precious contents first?
    On the flip side, Jason may have a mountain of previously-ingested floppies to donate.

  5. I'm honestly so excited about this that I can hardly stand it. Every few days I call my friend who bought reserved seats for us and proclaim how I can barely contain myself. "Emojis and exclaimation points can't convey how excited I am, so I had to call and tell you with a voice call instead. That's all. Talk to you later."

    My Hackers handle username was a wasted reference on the AOL chat room frequenters that I conversed with in the 90s, so I'm very much looking forward to being in my favorite SF club, full of all the counter-cultutal friends I wish had known in my teens :)

    ps: patreon membership is a freaking STeAL, so def consider joing that card carrying club that I'm unofficially calling "The coolest folks in SF"

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