[hackerspaces] Nullspace Labs on a CITY BUS!

Volatile Compound volatilecompound at gmail.com
Fri May 11 07:45:59 CEST 2012

In the spirit of completing hackery-related projects before conferences, 
Nullspace Labs will be having its first annual party to celebrate the 
many things it will be bringing to Defcon!  And what better place to do 
that than on a Los Angeles Metro bus in what will almost certainly be 
110-degree Fahrenheit Summer heat?  Pro-tip: there is no better place!

The plan:

Amass at 5152 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood on Saturday, July 
7th at noon.  You will know that this is the place by the giant banner 
over the door that proudly proclaims, "INTERNET!"  We'll get good and 
liquored-up here (BYOB or ask the proprietor for some; it's all the 
same), then commence our indulgence in the phantasmagoria of travel to 
exotic locations.

Just before 2pm, we will cross the street in an orderly and respectful 
fashion to the Metro bus stop just south of Magnolia on Lankershim.  At 
2.14pm the #183 bus shall be boarded, and, in the luxurious manner only 
afforded by travel on Los Angeles' mass transit systems, ridden right 
the way into Beautiful Downtown Burbank where we shall disembark at 
Verdugo and 3rd streets, arriving approximately 18 minutes after departure.

At this point we shall enjoy a brief open-air interlude, during which 
time all the aesthetic amenities the locality has to offer shall be 
taken in.  These include (but are not limited to) concrete, traffic, and 
heat.  It's also where we shall consume more alcohol whilst we wait for 
the #94 bus to Downtown Los Angeles.  It is anticipated that this 
masterful conveyance shall depart our location at 2.50pm, whisking the 
intrepid traveller to the neo-futuristic environs of Downtown Los 
Angeles.  Note that as this event is scheduled for July, it *will* be 
the future, dammit.

Imagine if you will the world as it will be at approximately 3.41pm on 
Saturday, the seventh of July, 2012.  Now imagine it as you alight, 
inebriated, from the Chariot Of The Gods at the corner of Hill and 
Olympic streets in Downtown Los Angeles.  The door opens and 
air-conditioning gives way to the urban blast furnace that is the 
Southland, gently wafting the blended aroma of sweat, travail, taco 
trucks, indeterminate pavement stains, and hookers to your nostrils. 
Your transsexual bus driver (direction of conversion unknown yet 
oddly-intriguing) bids you adieu, and you proceed to the technological 
wonderland that is Nullspace Labs.

Note that this is not a free event: you will need to bring the 
not-inconsiderable sum of $3 with you for bus fare.  Exact change in 
U.S. funds is required, and at present the public transportation 
infrastructure in our fair megalopolis is not equipped to accept payment 
in Bitcoin.

- skroo.

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