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Welcome to Kiwicon 8 where - just like computer security - its always 1989!

  • Check out the schedule, presentations, speakers and events
  • Reconnoiter the venue ... the majestic Wellington St. James theatre.
  • The Call for Papers has closed, bit you can still volunteer to help.
  • Tickets are on sale from 10 Oct, until they sell out! Merchandise orders are being taken until 21 Nov.
  • Confused? Got a Question? What's a Hacker anyway? Ask the FAQ
  • Looking for one of the previous Kiwicons?
  • Need something else? Contact us

Latest News

Cyber Here, Cyber Now

Posted Dec. 9, 2014 4:54 p.m.

Its almost Kiwicon 8 time! Everyone with a ticket should have got a mailout with the last minute details; we'll see you for early ticket pickup on Wednesday afternoon, or at the con Thursday and Friday. 

If you're around on Tusday night, join the training people, the Crue and friends at the Malthouse for Right Island Con

Door sales are available at the early pickup, and at the venue on Thursday and Friday, $100, cash only, until we sell out. Tshirts are available for purchase, also for cash only. You can visit Wellington's most skimmed ATM over the road at Readings Cinema... 

From here on in, this are gonna get pretty hectic for the Kiwicon Crue, and updating the website on the go is second priority to actually running the 'con.We'll be using @kiwicon on twitter to keep you appraised of things on the fly. 

Cyber on,


The Kiwicon Crue

Girl Geek Dinners

Posted Dec. 5, 2014 4 p.m.

Kiwicon and Wellington GGD present the annual Kiwicon Wellington Girl Geek Dinner Event Thing!
Featuring Cocktails and Canapes!

If you're looking to meet up with some friendly faces before Kiwicon starts hit up their snazzy eventbrite RSVP form and head along!

Also, it's almost Kiwicon time. There are a few tickets remaining, but we're pretty sure everyone we know is coming along now.
Even our pals at the GCSB. (hi!)

Un-Sold Out

Posted Nov. 25, 2014 10:51 p.m.

We've rejigged some logistics, and have conjured forth more tickets which are for sale in the shopping barrow right now. These really aren't gonna last long, so if you missed out, do not delay! 

Related, this is insane. >1000 hackers at a con in New Zealand?! o__O

Merchandise Ordering Closed

Posted Nov. 24, 2014 11:16 a.m.

Merchandise ordering has finished; the screen printer is hard at work with the pots of cyan and magenta ink. 

Ticket sales are also closed (we're sold out!) but if you've got a pre-paid discount code, then you can still register your ticket. To do this you'll need the "late pass" code - ask whoever provided your discount code, or email 

Training sales have also closed, but we may be able to squeeze you in if you're keen. Email us!

Sold Out (in the punk rock sense too)

Posted Nov. 20, 2014 1:41 p.m.

Yes, Kiwicon 8 is sold out, all thousand seats. 


Sorry if you missed out, maybe go to Wrong Island Con instead?

Key Dates

  • 19 Sep: CFP Opens
  • 15 Oct: Ticket Sales Open
  • 27 Oct: 1st cut talks announced
  • 10 Nov: CFP Closes
  • 21 Nov: Merch orders end
  • 09 Dec: Paid Training
  • 10 Dec: Free Training & Early Pickup
  • 11 Dec: Day 1 - Kiwicon 8
  • 12 Dec: Day 2 - Kiwicon 8
  • 13 Dec: Hangover, Day-after-party
  • 14 Dec: Regret, zzzzZzzZz