Neighborcon 2 Badge

July 21st, 2009

The First Neighborcon
While Josh Gourneau was tied to a bottle of wine and left to fend for himself at the last Neighborcon, he imagined a belt buckle so neighborly that it could break smart cards and Zigbee chips. This has been realized in the badge for Neighborcon Vegas, which is based upon Travis Goodspeed’s GoodFET20. It’s the shape of an idealized future in which East Tennessee annexes the Middle and Western divisions of the state, as well as select parts of Arkansas, as a means of making the perfect USB belt buckle. Goodspeed and Gourneau have done it again!

As Neighborcon Vegas will be colocated with Security BSides, attendees of that conference are welcome to join in the neighborliness. Also look for belt buckles in Black Hat badges.


We’ll be giving a gold-fingered GoodFET20 or something similarly neighborly to the best belt buckle photo taken with this new badge in Vegas. Examples follow.

Extra-Neighborly Box Social
Extra-Neighborly Box Social
The Belt Buckle gets Sassy
Belt Buckle Nick
The Belt Buckle gets Sassy
Last Night in Knoxville
Belt Buckle at Barley's
Belt Buckle in Trouble

Neighborcon Vegas

July 8th, 2009

The First Neighborcon

My dearest neighbors and neighbors that I’ve yet to meet, in all neighborliness I invite you to join me for Neighborcon 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada this July 29, 30, during the Black Hat Briefings.

The first Neighborcon was so damned neighborly that we’ve no choice but to do it again. As the North American Strategic Club Mate Reserve having been depleted, we’ll have to settle for coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverages. Sponsors will kindly cover the costs, but an extra $10 or $20 can’t hurt if you’d like to be extra neighborly.

Speakers will include Sandy “Mouse” Clark, Joshua “Belt Buckle” Gourneau, and Dan Kaminsky’s “Outie” Belly-button, and Josh “Buttery Nipple” Marlow. Games will include the SCADA Conference Drinking Game, Mystery Black Hat Theater 3000, and a few other neighborly things.

As with the first Neighborcon, if you demand a schedule, you’ll be uninvited. Follow Neighborcon on Twitter and this blog for news and the exact location.

Also, we’ll in need of neighborly speakers. Email travis at with your most neighborly abstract, and we’ll put you on the secret schedule that we refuse to share with Cisco those that demand it.

Won’t you be my neighbor?
–Travis Goodspeed
Engineer of Superior Buckles