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@party registration closes on June 6th!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Just a head’s up that registration for @party, located in Harvard, Massachusetts, closes on June 6th! You only have a few more days to buy your tickets!

Tyger and I had a great time last year, and hung around a lot of other Notacon/PixelJam/Blockparty folks. Their registration price is super cheap at only $55 and the venue (a country hostel) is awesomely unique and inviting. Unfortunately we can’t make it this year due to the little one, but I wanted to encourage all of YOU to do so in our stead!

All of the information you could possibly want is on their website, located at

Notacon badge schematics

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Seth Hardy, creator of the Notacon 8 board badge, just posted the schematics for the board on his SVN server. Check them out, if you are so technically inclined and interested.

Also, we still have a few more parts kits, add-ons and spare batteries for the badges, for those interested.

Badge kits shipping

Friday, May 13th, 2011

We are now shipping Notacon 8 badge parts kits for those who pre-ordered them! Thank you all for your patience while we gathered orders, ordered the parts, built the kits and got them to the post office!

For those who missed out, we actually have enough parts leftover to put together a few spare its. If you are still interested in a kit, please order them quickly before they’re gone for good at:

Also, check out a lot of extra accessories and spare batteries available for the badges, as well as other Notacon shwag:

As a side and more personal note, after being effectively without employment for over 6 months now, I am planning on trying to make a full-time job out of Notacon and Nerd’s Nook. Thus, your support, word-of-mouth mentions and, of course, orders, not only help support Notacon, but also, hopefully, me, as I put all of my efforts into making Notacon better than ever before!

Only a few more days to pre-order parts kits!

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

If you haven’t put in a pre-order yet for your parts kits, please do so immediately! We will stop taking pre-orders at the end of the day on May 8th. At that time we will put in OUR orders for the parts, assemble the kits and ship them out.

If you’re just looking for the badges/circuit boards themselves, we have some of them left as well.

Thursday Night Lightning Talks

Monday, April 11th, 2011

In past years, we’ve hosted a conference preview session on the Thursday evening of Notacon. We know this is popular and gives everyone a chance to take a sneak peek at what’s coming for the rest of the event.

We plan to do the same again this year, but we’d like to expand on the idea as well. In addition to certain presenters giving a brief overview of their talk, we’ll be opening up extra five minute slots for impromptu lightning talks. Sign ups for these slots will be open Thursday evening, with the preview/lightning session beginning at 7pm. So if you have a (slideless) five-minute presentation you’d like to give, Thursday evening, this is your chance!

Only three days away! Are you as excited as I am?

Registration code snafus

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Well, the third time’s the charm. Please ignore the first two set of emails regarding registration codes. I guess that’s what I get for working on too little sleep. :) The latest one should work ;)

Discounted Registration Ends Tonight

Friday, April 8th, 2011

This your last chance to get a Premier Registration which includes a parts kit for your programmable badge and other goodies.

It is also the last opportunity to get into Notacon for less than the at the door rate of $120.

See you in a week!

PixelJam updates

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

A number of PixelJam updates! What are you going to submit? Remember, remote entries are allowed!

4 days left to pre-register

Monday, April 4th, 2011

4 days left to pre-register. Tickets will be available at the door most likely, but if you’d like to save some cash, I’d strongly suggest that you register now! Pre-registration officially closes at 7 PM EST on April 8th.

That is all.

New Keynote Speaker (and Updated Security Policy)

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Notacon is thrilled to announce that U.S. President Barack Obama will be providing a keynote speech at Notacon this year. Scheduling and topic details are still being sorted out, but we are very happy to welcome such a distinguished guest of honor to this year’s event.

Also, please be aware that there will be enhanced security measures at the conference this year. All attendees will be required to submit to a thorough background screening. Details about this process will be posted soon. Additionally, all event entrances will be equipped with backscatter x-ray equipment. We will do our best to keep delays to a minimum, but please allow extra time when attending conference schedules.

More information about the updated security procedures can be found on the registration page.