Q: Why is webpage such a heinous shade of GREEN?

A: Well, we're always dealing with the aliens, and this years theme is 'The Bailout'. And... Well, we got tired of black and blue.

Q: I want to do a talk at Phreaknic. What do I do?

A: Simple. Put $500 in 20's in a brown paper bag... Nah... Seriously, it's very easy to submit a paper. Send an email to phreaknic13[at]gmail.com. In that email, give a 3-4 line description of your talk. Give us a title, and a general idea of what your talk is about. Make sure that the email address you send it from is one that you check more than once a month. We'll get them all together, decide on who's talking, and then let you know.

Q: I called the hotel to reserve a room. What do I tell them?

A: Tell them SkyDog says "Hi!". The room code we always use is 'Phreaknic'. Original, huh? If you just tell them you are coming to Phreaknic, they will give you the proper rate, which is $69.00/night. We don't have a block of rooms this year, so they'll just give you a reservation.

Q: Where is the best part of the hotel to get a room in?

A: Hmmm. That depends. If you don't mind loud music, random drunken people knocking on your door,etc, try the 6-8 floors. If you wanna sleep (Who the hell are you?) then try the middle floors. Also, the closer you are to the elevators, the more likely you are to hear people waiting for the elevator, loading furniture into it, etc. If you get too far out to the ends of the hotel, the wireless isn't as strong, and you have to deal with people slamming the stairwell doors. If you can find an optimum spot, let us know. :)

Q: Why is this site Green again?

A: Look. It's green. Get over it. Really. Just move on with your life.

Q: Say I want to share my vehicle or my room at Phreaknic, to offset the cost. What should I do?

A: Your best bet is sign up for the mailing list , and put out that you'd like to roomshare/rideshare. Hopefully someone in that area will give you a yell and you can make arrangements.

Q: What if I need to find a ride, or want to see if there is a room I can crash in?

A: Seriously. Talk to the guy above you, and see what he's got going on... OR, sign up for the mailing list and put it out there.

Q: How much does all of this fun cost?

A: Well, that depends. The conference is $25 at the door. The T-Shirts are $20 ea, unless you VOLUNTEER to help. If you do that, you work two-two hour shifts, for a total of 4 hours, and get a FREE T-SHIRT. Otherwise, the shirts are $20. Unless you VOLUNTEER.

Q: Wow, you lead a convincing argument. How do I VOLUNTEER?

A: Well, funny you should ask. Email phreaknic13[at]gmail.com, and let us know you'd like to help. From there, we'll get you on the list and setup! Thanks!

Q: What in the hell is a 'Phreaknic'?

A: Phreaknic was started years ago by JonnyX. After 5 years of working his bony ass off putting together a con on a budget, he had to leave Nashville to get a good job and survive. He passed on the duties to Dolemite, who with the help of his amex card, put together a group of directors and formed a non-profit corporation to put on the con. Dolemite built on previous successes, and has made phreaknic a well organized, finely tuned machine... Well, fairly well tuned. We have our moments. After Phreaknic 11, Dolemite stepped down as President of Nashville2600, the non-profit that puts on Phreaknic. A vote was taken and skydog was elected as President of the Nashville2600 Organization. This is our 13th year. We are the longest running annual hacker con in the United States. DefCon is the longest running, having just had their 17th con.

Phreaknic.com is an entirely different group, and if you happened to hit it while looking for us, we apologize. There used to be a Freaknic that happened in Atlanta,which we are usually confused with, until we explain the 'PH' instead of the 'F'.

Q: Who in the hell is 'Phreaknic'?

A: See above.

Q: Why in the hell is Phreaknic in Nashville?

A: Well, It was started in Nashville, why move it? What, don't you like country music?