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DEF CON Hacking Conference

Goons

DEF CON is made up of many people, all who know kung-fu and networking. Once per year, much like the quickening, they gather in Las Vegas to practice the arcane arts of drinking, socializing, debugging and crowd control. Without these core Goons™, DEF CON would not happen. It is due to their hard work and innate ability to survive on caffeine that allows the attendees to enjoy the con in a state of bliss.

Dark Tangent aka DT

The Dark Tangent

"When you can snatch this pebble from my hand."

  • Superpowers: Multi-tasking, ability to exist with no food or sleep. 
  • Best con moment: Having three network connections actually work.
  • Favorite con event: Not having the hotel blown up, TCP/IP drinking game.
  • Involved since: DEF CON 1
  • Web Page: You are here.
  • PGP Key: is here.
A

A

The guy who keeps the Hardware Hacking Village from burning down. Formerly involved with the DEF CON Movie Channel and the Scavenger Hunt.

  • Superpowers: Prehensile hands, internal thermoregulation, and one way time travel.
  • Best con moment: Having LosT take up every waking moment of a DEF CON with his mystery challenge.
  • Worst con moment: Witnessing things that I'll never be able to forget in the courtyard of the AP.
  • Introduced by: LostboY
  • Involved since: DEF CON 10
  • PGP: By Request
[goon name]

ACR0NYM

Info Booth Goon

  • Introduced by: pyr0? FAWCR?
  • Involved since: DEF CON 6
  • Contact: acronym [at] acronym [dot] com
  • Web Page: http://www.shapewerks.com/
Agent X (The Infamous) Minister of Speakers

Agent X

(The Infamous) Minister of Speakers

  • Superpowers: Warps time, circuits & space, to assure the speakers and booze
    are delivered on time.
  • Best con moment: Speakers; on time, on stage, on track.
  • Favorite con event: Drink, drink, bang bang.
  • Introduced by: Artimage (it's all his fault)
  • Involved since: DEF CON 6
  • PGP: By Request
Algorythm

Algorythm

Disinfo Goon

  • Superpowers: Able to raise vast sums for EFF by recommending people that want new programs donate.
  • Best con moment: bouncing press out of the SkyTalks anon panel
  • Worst con moment: having the anon panel decide SkyTalks wasn't good enough because there wasn't enough publicity.
  • Involved since: DEF CON 16
  • PGP: CFDF61DC
  • Contact: algorythm@gmail.com
  • Web Page: http://cruft.blogspot.com
AlxRogan

AlxRogan

Vendor Goon Extraordinaire

  • Superpowers: Limitless charm, zero tolerance for asshattery
  • Best con moment: Participating in the Wardriving Competitions
  • Worst con moment: Blowing our team's insurmountable lead at HJ
  • Introduced by: Roamer
  • Involved since: DEF CON 10
  • PGP: Look it Up
  • Contact: [handle] at gmail
Amazon

Amazon

Swag Goon Goddess

  • Superpowers: Being bigger than everyone else.
  • Best con moment: I remember the vodka. :)
  • Worst con moment: I remember the vodka... :(
  • Introduced by: Fox & Q
  • Involved since: DEF CON 18, Goon since DEF CON 19
  • Contact: Invalid Query
Blakdayz

Blakdayz

A digital ninja/pirate hybrid.

  • Superpowers: Eats Human badges for breakfast, can resurrect fallen goons, can manifest insanely hot females on command, and can code a better Stuxnet on a napkin.
  • Best Con Moment: Every moment. Every one.
  • Worst Con Moment: Attempting to walk back to my room on sunday after a 64 mile trek around the conference during the weekend. 2 feet. Stop. Repeat.
  • Favorite Con event: ScavHunt!
  • Introduced by: Noid
  • Contact: blakdayz [a.t.] g.m.a.i.l
b0n3z

b0n3z

Master of the Ginger Race and Cult Leader

  • Superpowers: The only ginger to have a soul, drink mass amounts of alcohol, being paler than anyone at defcon.
  • Best con moment: That one time when that guy got beat up and then everyone peed on him.
  • Favorite con event: Gooning and drinking and gooning and drinking
  • Introduced by: Noid
  • Involved since: DEF CON 19
CHS

CHS

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: drinking, able to identify make of firearm from 50 paces, drinking, offroading, drinking.
  • Best con moment: drinking
  • Favorite con event: DEF CON shoot
  • Introduced by: Noid
  • Involved since: DEF CON V
  • PGP Key: http://www.23.org/~chs/gpg.html
  • Contact: chs at 23 dot org
  • Web Page: http://www.23.org/~chs/
Cjunky

Cjunky

Thirsty hacker & Chief Red Shirt Goon.

  • Superpowers: Zero-day exploits while chugging beer. uber-skipper. Ability to consume all alcohol in a 50 meter radius without moving his lips. Ability sense trouble through 8 feet of concrete. PoolCon co-founder. old school.
  • Best con moment: DEF CON Weights and Measures
  • Worst con moment: Being the Lone goon controling 50 males and one naked girl.
  • Introduced by: Zac
  • Involved since: DEF CON 6
Clutch

Clutch

President of the PyR0 fan club/trying to locate Lostboy

  • Superpowers: DOSing ZOZ, being half as cool as Roamer
  • Best con moment: THAT stays in vegas...
  • Worst con moment: Saying goodbye at the end of every DEFCON. That ALWAYS sucks.
  • Introduced by: LostboY
  • Involved since: DEF CON 17
  • Contact: cdeanclarke@gmail.com
coleslaw

coleslaw

Contest Goon

  • Superpowers: Alcohol-related time travelling
  • Best Con Moment: That one time I got alcohol poisoning
  • Worst Con Moment: That one time I got alcohol poisoning
  • Introduced by: Pyr0
  • Involved since: DEF CON 15
  • Contact: coleslaw [at] prisoncamp [dot] net
cyber

cyber

  • Superpowers: Super Leopard Hair
  • Best con moment: VIP Extraction
  • Involved since: DEF CON 4
Dc0de

Dc0de

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Volume +8, Can spot bullshit at 1000yds
  • Best con moment: being asked, "Hey, can you watch me for a few hours? I just took like 18 hits of acid..."
  • Worst con moment: err?
  • Favorite con event: Hacker Jeopardy, standing in as a Drunken Whore
  • Introduced by: Noid
  • Involved since: DEF CON 13
  • Web Page: www.dc0de.com
  • PGP Key: @ pgp.mit.edu
Dead Addict - "Too lazy for slack."

Dead Addict

Helped DT with setting up and running DEF CON I. His contact juggling skills are most supreme. 

  • Superpowers: Can break anything, anytime.
  • Best con moment: Typing on an Enigma borrowed from the NSA museum
  • Favorite con event: Speaking, Listening
  • Introduced by: The Dark Tangent
  • Involved since: DEF CON 1
Effffn

effffn

Chief Networking Goon and Beer Drinking Tzar @ NOC

  • Superpowers: Technopathy, Energy Sourcing, 2.4 Ghz interference ESP
  • Best con moment: Flipping the switch to have all of those APs to light-up the venue at once and start watching those malicious packets flowing through the network.
  • Worst con moment: Bad wiring for 1Q-trunks and crappy QoS at the bars.
  • Introduced by: Lockheed
  • Involved since: DEF CON 13
  • PGP: 0x978B09AA
  • Contact: effffn [at] defconnetworking [dot] org
  • Web Page: http://www.defconnetworking.org
FAWCR

FAWCR

Information Booth - Dis-information Lead

  • Superpowers:
    - Strong liver
    - function with minimal sleep
    - lightning speed jap slap
    - knee capping
  • Best con moment: Hard to pick just one, but probably harassing the reporter @ DEF CON 18
  • Favorite con event: DEF CON 9 and the seeing the Haxor girls with all the cellulite hanging out.
  • Introduced by: Russ
  • Involved since: DEF CON 8
  • Contact: fawcr at defcon dot org
  • Web Page: www.securitytribe.com
flea

flea

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: I know when to say when, girlfriend
  • Best con moment: each successive moment has built upon the one before
  • Worst con moment: the time that guy in the black shirt did that thing
  • Introduced by: Pappy, kinda
  • Involved since: DC4
  • Website: http:// 23b.org/gallery/flea
fox

Fox

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Magic Touch,Telepathy, Making Vodka Vanish
  • Best con moment: Being yoinked out of the eternal reg line to pull shift on my second DEF CON.
  • Worst con moment: That one time, in that place, with the recorder...
  • Introduced by: Q
  • Involved since: DEF CON 15
  • Contact: AeroZaine@gmail.com
Froggy

Froggy

Speaker Goon

  • Superpowers: The goon that hugs you back.
  • Best con moment: That thing with that girl at pool 2 with vodka in 20 ounce bottles and a sharpie.
  • Worst con moment: Playing hero at Pool 1 and almost breaking my knee.
  • Introduced by: jnazario
  • Involved since: DEF CON 8
  • Contact: froggy@notacon.org
  • Web Page: notacon.org
G. Mark

G. Mark

Minister of Information

  • Superpowers: Hold higher clearances than Priest
  • Best con moment: Having my son be promoted to Goon
  • Worst con moment: Wife charging the Hacker Jeopardy stage at DEF CON V while swinging her purse like a mace. (Who told her what happens when you get a Double Jeopardy question right?)
  • Introduced by: Accident
  • Involved since: DEF CON 4
  • PGP: 0x51BD908F (http://pgp.mit.edu/)
  • Web Page: http://www.gmark.com
g-zigg

g-zigg

Swag Booth Ziggy Goon

  • Superpowers: Gamma ray skillz and space doodoo pistol
  • Introduced by: Beckie Mossman
Gadsden

Gadsden

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Superb rifle skills, able to cook over fire in 115F heat for hours, able to yell and people-herd for days at a time to make sure a good time is had by all.
  • Best con moment: All the Toxic BBQs, the AP days, the homebrew tastings.. the rest are classified.
  • Worst con moment: Pool 2 Girl, "The Asshole Incident", having ToxicBBQ cancelled.
  • Introduced by: Noid? Can't remember how I got roped into this...
  • Involved since: DEF CON 11
  • PGP: x90x90x90x90
Gattaca

Gattaca

Speaker Goon. Nasty, brutish and short.

  • Superpowers: Delivers bricks of enlightenment via high speed cranial infusion. Devouring the souls of project managers. Flexible morals.
  • Introduced by: Rich Mogull
  • Involved since: DEF CON 8
  • Web Page: http://www.liquidmatrix.org/blog/
Ghostwood

Ghostwood

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Hide bullshit through multiple "random" TSA searches; be two places at once
  • Best con moment: First goon shift
  • Involved since: DEF CON 14
  • Contact: [find it]
gLoBuS

gLoBuS

Swag Booth Goon

  • Superpowers: The ability to mostly remember where we keep stuff in the stock area.
  • Best con moment: I'm still under an NDA for that one...
  • Worst con moment: "Sorry, we're all out of that shirt in that size."
  • Introduced by: Sunsh1ne
  • Involved since: DEF CON19
  • Contact: karl@fosaaen.com
GodMinusOne

GodMinusOne

Red Shirt Goon

  • Favorite Con Moment: Team Jesus at DC12.
  • Involved since: DEF CON 7, Goon since DEF CON 10.
  • Contact: godminusone at godminusone dot com
  • PGP Key: Available on keyservers.
  • Web Page: http://www.godminusone.com
Goekesmi

Goekesmi

Speaker Ops Dispatch

  • Superpowers: Making problems go away through the power of communication and coffee.
  • Best con moment: Watching people recognize me for the first time out of Defcon's context.
  • Worst con moment: Walking into a presentation room with a visibly angry audience, a speaker provoking them, and knowing I was going to have to clean it up.
  • Introduced by: AgentX
  • Involved since: DEF CON 12
  • Contact: goekesmi (at) gmail (dot) com
  • Web Page: http://www.goekesmi.com/
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Einstein

Grifter

Vendor Goon, Scavenger Hunt and Movie Channel Organizer. New whipping boy & lab munkey.

  • Superpowers: The Ability to shuffle being a Goon, Vendor, Numerous Event Organizer, and sometimes Speaker on almost absolutely no sleep without ending up "Smelling like a Goon".
  • Best con moment: speaking at the con
  • Worst con moment: Watching people start to leave Sunday night.
  • Favorite con event: The Scavenger Hunt
  • Introduced by: Russ
  • Involved since: DEF CON 9
  • Contact: grifter at defcon dot org
  • Web Page: www.rootcompromise.org
Hackajar

Hackajar

Sr. Contest Goon

  • Superpowers: Winning humperdink award more times then humperdink himself!
  • Best con moment: Earning black badge after four PTSD inducing years of Scavenger Hunt
  • Worst con moment: Losing job offer for saying “getting F’ed in the A with a D” on stage
  • Introduced by: Russ AKA Vertigo
  • Involved since: Attending: DEF CON 8 Gooning: DEF CON 12
  • PGP: C03A D033 610D 5EE1 2A32 35B3 BA36 4BC4 0567 FDFC
Heather

Heather

Chief Communications Goon and Controller of Bitches!

  • Superpowers:  Network Dominatrix and Controller of Bitches!
  • Best con moment: "Ok, this jack works!"
  • Worst con moment: "Jack # 42, ya got anything? How about now? Alright lets try the next one...."
  • Favorite con event:  Beer Drinking! 
  • PGP Key: Around.
  • Introduced by: VideoMan@DC9
  • Involved since: DEF CON 9
  • Contact: Yeah, right!
  • Web Page: web pages are for weenies!
idontdrivecars

idontdrivecars

Pirate Sandwich

  • Superpowers: Pirate Sandwiches
  • Best Con Moment: Drinking warm PBR with minor out of a backpack.
  • Favorite Con Event: BT
  • Introduced by: Agent X
  • Involved since: DEF CON 20
  • Contact: nah
  • Web Page: What's a web page?
Jake23

Jake23

Red Shirt Goon - Department of Fun Enforcement

  • Superpowers: Can hydrate via TCP, Ability to leap 20 stanchions in a single bound, Rotunda Sumo-wrestling world champion.
  • Best con moment: Managing a line of 1000+ humans by dancing at/with them.
  • Worst con moment: Leading Phreck to water, then making him drink it.
  • Introduced by: Self
  • Involved since: DEF CON 9, Goon at DEF CON 14
  • Contact: [redacted]
  • Web Page: [redacted]
Jenn

Jenn

Info Booth

  • Superpowers: financial panther, drinking, carpet angels
  • Best con moment: Oooh, Sealab 2021! (and the rest of DEF CON 12)
  • Introduced by: Chris, Russ
  • Involved since: DEF CON 10
Jerel

Jerel

Info Goon

  • Superpowers: Clean socks
  • Best con moment: Closing Ceremonies - 2009 ‘ish Storming stage with ‘I <3 Nikita ’ boxers and tees. Phat32 was on stage receiving award and actuated the storming by stripping down to his ‘I <3 Nikita’ boxers and tees.
  • Worst con moment: Having two new shirts swiped while I was drinking
  • Introduced by: Lizzie / Nickerson
  • Involved since: DEF CON 17
  • Contact: 0.jerel.0 (at) gmail (dot) com
jjarmoc

jjarmoc

Swag Booth Goon

  • Superpowers: Transmutation of beer into urine.
  • Best con moment: Being both a Speaker and Goon at DEF CON 19.
  • Worst con moment: Saying good bye on Sunday.
  • Introduced by: Sunsh1ne
  • Involved since: Attendee since DEF CON 15, Goon since DEF CON 18
  • Contact: jjarmoc@offenseindepth.com
  • Web Page: www.offenseindepth.com
JohnD - Goon Save the Queen

JohnD

JD, never late for dinner, hey you, etc etc...

  • Superpowers: The same as The Spleen if you know what I mean...
  • Favorite con event: Gooning
  • Best con moment: DC 12 Pool 2 security guard waking up on the lawn of the AP missing his uniform.
  • Worst con moment: DC 11, not letting people into speeches due to fire code.
  • Introduced by: Cal, Noid, and Uncle Ira (the usual 206 suspects...)
  • Involved since: DC11
"That's **Mr** Fat Bastard to you!"

JustaBill

"Can Do Anything"

  • Superpowers: Mystical troubleshooting ability, electronics expert, Bay Area DEF CON Caravan organizer, founder and leader of Tri-Valley Security Group, knows where to find all the good parties.
  • Best con moment: Chillin' with other goons
  • Worst con moment: Gatorade (ask Cat about that)
  • Favorite con event: Saturday :)
  • Introduced by: Priest
  • Involved since: DEF CON 7
    Web pages: www.billzhouse.com or www.TVSG.org
Kampf

kampf

kampf-of-all-trades

  • Superpowers: Ability to blend in and be seen at the same time.
  • Best con moment: Gooning my way into a Caezar's Challenge party and playing music for hours on synthesizers with the winner of the first Badge Hacking contest.s
  • Worst con moment: The goggles, they do NOTHING!
  • Introduced by: Shatter, Grifter.
  • Involved since: Scavenger Hunt at DCX, Goon since DCXI
  • Contact: google it
  • Web Page: http://zzq.org
Kallahar

Kallahar

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Ability to determine funny from not funny.
  • Best con moment: Tuesdays
  • Worst con moment: Knowing the answer to "did that drunk chick just shit herself?"
  • Introduced by: 23b
  • Involved since: DEF CON 11, Goon since DEF CON 17
KevinE-Red Shirt Goon and alcoholic

KevinE

Red Shirt Goon and alcoholic

  • Superpowers: driving dangerously.
  • Best con moment: Watching AlexRogan make fun of a lady because she was waving her hands...and then watch him find out she was deaf.
  • Favorite con event: do the parties count as events?
  • PGP Key: On Key Servers
  • Introduced by: Chris
  • Involved since: DC 10 I think...
Lei

Lei

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Sleep Deprivation
  • Best con moment: Winning the keg bot challenge by hacking the javaID badges.
  • Worst con moment: Anything to do with code brown.
  • Introduced by: Flea
  • Involved since: DEF CON 9, Goon since DEF CON 16
  • Favorite con event: Wall of Sheep
Leila T

Leila T

Info Booth Goon

  • Superpowers: The ability to melt your face with a smile
  • Best con moment: The beard contest and mohawk con!
  • Worst con moment: Rope barriers! (to block the tv)
  • Introduced by: FAWCR
  • Involved since: DEF CON 19
"I'm not schitzophrenic...and neither am I."

Lockheed

Chief Operating Officer

  • Superpowers: Master of the 72-Hour Buzz, Networking Blindfolded
  • Best con moment: Priest's Drinking Song.
  • Worst con moment: Flipping my car - twice!
  • Favorite con event: Spot The Fed
  • PGP Key: 0xBB794089
  • Introduced by: Dark Tangent (DC3)
  • Involved since: DEF CON IV
  • Web Page: http://www.defconnetworking.org// & http://www.random-ether.net/
Londo

Londo

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Able to be in any place at the con at any given time while maintaining adequate levels of booze as well as being the BBQ mistress running the Toxic BBQ.
  • Best con moment: There all good but winning a black badge was awesome!
  • Worst con moment: Value
  • Introduced by: Noid & Bink
  • Involved since: DEF CON 4, Goon since DEF CON 10
  • PGP: On Keyservers
  • Contact: Londo {at} Threeville {dot} Com
  • Web Page: http://www.blacklodgeresearch.com
Lunaslide

lunaslide

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Instantaneous, focused and unexpected rage.  Winning smile.
  • Best con moment: Involves a golf cart, unfathomable amounts of booze and blatant disregard for vampire unlife.
  • Worst con moment: Monday morning hangovers and the rush to the plane.
  • Introduced by: Noid
  • Involved since: DEF CON 6, Goon since DEF CON 13
  • Favorite con event: TCP/IP Drinking Game
madstringer

Madstringer

Info Goon

  • Superpowers: 3x the patience of mere mortals, inability to desire offspring, love of any alcohol that starts with the letter "W".
  • Best con moment: Being glad that I'll never remember the worst con moment.
  • Worst con moment: Pissed that I'll never remember my best con moment.
  • Introduced by: Self
  • Involved since: DEF CON 16
  • PGP: F09D7AF0
"You want a WHAT for your talk??!?!"

Major Malfunction

Quartermaster

  • Superpowers: Leap tall routers in a single hop, crimp RJ45s with eyebrows, freshen tan with IrDA.
  • Best con moment: Priest exorcising Schneier.
  • Favorite con event: Keeping Bad Kitty's photo album up-to-date.
  • PGP Key: on key servers.
  • Introduced by: Zac, DT
  • Involved since: DEF CON 5
  • Contact: majormal at pirate-radio dot org
  • Web Page: www.alcrypto.co.uk
mattrix

mattrix

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Leader of ROM
  • Best con moment: Too many to recall, also ejected from that big party, you know the one.
  • Worst con moment: That Monday morning after the con is over.
  • Introduced by: Flea/Noid
  • Involved since: DEF CON 13
Medic

Medic

Purveyor of high-quality information to the uninformed.

  • Superpowers: with cat, sed, awk and grep, i could take over the world.
  • Best con moment: DEF CON 10 - Hacker Jeopardy. Losing it all on a daily double and drinking to make up the points. Or winning the Mystery Box challenge.
  • Worst con moment: The tent on the roof of the Alexis Park.
  • Introduced by: roamer
  • Involved since: DEF CON 10
  • PGP: 0xE1D416E1
Mojostico

Mojostico

Info Goon

  • Superpowers: The ability to change metabolizing alcohol into tasty pastry treats.
  • Best con moment: MC Frontalot!
  • Worst con moment: Having a friend take my car keys back to a different state.
  • Introduced by: Mar
  • Involved since: DEF CON 20
Neil

Neil

Keeper of the Site & Designer of all things DEF CON.

  • Superpowers: Content wrangling, drawing hot chicks and bending CSS to his will. Ability to produce designs out of thin air.
  • Best Con Moment: Seeing it all come together.
  • Worst Con Moment: Designing temp badges while everyone else is partying (or sleeping).
  • Favorite Con event: Traversing the parties, sharing some Jameson with friends, & chillin with all of you brilliant folks.
  • Introduced by: Nikita
  • Involved since: DEF CON 14
  • Contact: Neil [at] defcon ]dot[ org.
Nikita

Nikita

Brigadier General Momma Bear, Speaker Org.

  • Superpowers: Getting speakers selected, organized and to the show with minimal loss to life or frontal lobe damage to all those involved. Appearing sober when it counts. Finding DT. Making "it" work. Never smelling like a goon, despite the odds. Can find a 3x black t-shirt and sell it in under 60 seconds.
  • Best Con Moment: "The schedule is finished, done, final, for real this time."
  • Worst Con Moment: "Can you change the schedule to___"
  • Favorite Con event: Seeing Grifter's immaculate & masculine head of man hair.
  • Introduced by: The Dark Tangent
  • Involved since: DEF CON 10, Official goon since 13?
  • Contact: Nikita [at] defcon ]dot[ org
Nobody

NOBODY

is NOT a Goon

  • Superpowers: None.
  • Best con moment: None.
  • Favorite con event: None.
  • Worst con moment: None.
  • Introduced by: None.
  • Involved since: None.
  • PGP: Servers.
"Who rules the wasteland!"

Noid

Chief Red Shirt Goon (retired)

  • Superpowers: Kung-fu grip, poor impulse control, spare liver for processing alcohol.
  • Best con moment: PoolCon
  • Favorite con event: Gooning
  • Introduced by: DT
  • Involved since: DEF CON 2
  • Web Page: www.23.org
  • PGP Key:  is here
#2

#2

Speaker Operations

  • Superpowers: Ability to drink people much younger than me under the table. Ability to make speakers do whatever I want.
  • Best con moment: Getting into Caesar's challenge at DC9.
  • Introduced by: Agent X
  • Involved since: DEF CON 7
  • Contact: buzzwordsurvivor@gmail.com
Nynex

Nynex

Red Shirt Goon

  • Best con moment: Administering the 40oz basket.
  • Involved since: DEF CON 17
  • Contact: victrolla@ghettocode.net
  • Web Page: http://phatlabs.org
Panadero

Panadero

Contest Goon

  • Superpowers: Alcohol drinker. Ran Guitar Hero contests at DC 15 and 16. Drinker of alcohol.
  • Best con moment: Watching the end of the Guitar Hero III Expert contest. Head to head, winner won by only 1 or 2 notes. Epic.
  • Introduced by: Russ
  • Involved since: DEF CON 14
  • PGP: 458513CF
  • Contact: panadero@gmail.com
pancho

pancho

Practitioner of Verbs

  • Superpowers: Form of Honeybadger
  • Best con moment: Man, it's all good
  • Worst con moment: Pending
  • Introduced by: The Internet
  • Involved since: Forever
  • Contact: In person
Pardus

Pardus

Speaker Goon

  • Superpowers: Tracking and peering into your soul.
  • Best con moment: OMG that's Agent X and DT!
  • Favorite con event: Black and White party.
  • Introduced by: Agent X
  • Involved since: DEF CON 13
  • Contact: Pardus at live dot ca
  • PGP Key: By request.
Pasties

Pasties

Speaker Ops Goon aka A Speaker Whisperer

  • Superpowers: No shame, a high pain tolerance and a penchant for ending up in strange places...
  • Best con moment: Ah now that... yeah... good times hahah
  • Worst con moment: It involves the night after I was given my handle...
  • Introduced by: AgentX
  • Involved since: DEF CON 19
  • PGP: 47153C17
  • Web Page: http://stelfox.net/
Pappy Ozendorph, Goon Supremacist

Pappy Ozendorph

Goon Supremacist

  • Superpowers: Cause Moderate Wounds (touch), Detect Law Enforcement (15' Radius), Auxiliary liver where my soul should be.
  • Best con event: Breaking up a rather nasty situation.
  • Worst con moment: I don't remember, and that is by design.
  • Introduced by: Noid
  • Involved since: DEF CON 2
P33v3

P33v3

A midsized, mean, angry, Red Shirt Goon Cultist and Goon Spiritual Advisor

  • Superpowers: Able to out the un-outable, find the un-findable, fix any cluster f**k, and herd any number of rabid cats.
  • Best con moment: Seeing Dave Marcus meet Dave Marcus.
  • Worst con moment: Seeing some one foul themselves after passing out while fouling themselves having previously fouled themsevles just before they started to pass out.That's a trifecta of foulness.
  • Introduced by: Noid
  • Involved since: Attendee since DEF CON 1, Goon since DEF CON 15
  • PGP: @pgp.mit.edu
Pete

Pete

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Being awesome
  • Best con moment: Goon Swim
  • Involved since: DEF CON 19
Polish Dave

Polish Dave

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: true
  • Introduced by: CJ
  • Involved since: DEF CON 14
Priest

Priest

A big, mean, ugly, white guy.

  • Superpowers: Classified.
  • Best con moment: Its all good.
  • Favorite con event: See above.
  • Introduced by: Noid
  • Involved since: DEF CON 4
  • Contact: priest@23.org
Project Chatter

Project Chatter

Info Goon

  • Superpowers: Remaining calm in the face of asshattery.
  • Introduced by: Acr0nym
The Public

The Public

John Q. Public, Hall Monitor, Finder of Things

  • Superpowers: Doing what I do very well.
  • Best con moment: Something about a pool.
  • Worst con moment: I don't understand the question.
  • Introduced by: Pyr0
  • Involved since: DEF CON 4
  • Contact: tpublic at tno dot org
pwcrack

pwcrack

Speaker Goon

  • Superpowers: Crypto
  • Best con moment: Welcoming speakers to Defcon.
  • Worst con moment: It was agreed that we shall never again speak of that matter.
  • Introduced by: Dark Tangent
  • Involved since: DEF CON 16
  • PGP: http://www.pwcrack.com/pgpkey.shtml
  • Contact: pwcrack@pwcrack.com
  • Web Page: http://www.pwcrack.com
Pyr0

Pyr0

Senior Contest Goon /Retired Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Making things go BOOM, the ability to control large groups of unfriendly people with a single glance, and stealing all your infoz! (I'm in your corporation, bypassin' all your controls!)
  • Best con moment: I can't legally answer that.
  • Worst con moment: Realizing that some of the best people I have ever known will never be attending con again. (R.I.P. - PacBell/ P4ntz / Shadow / Ghent)
  • Favorite con event: Gooning / Drop kicking misbehaving children / 303 Party
  • PGP Key: on my servers :)
  • Introduced by: self
  • Involved since: DEF CON 6
  • Contact: pyr0 at pyr0 dot net |
  • Web Page: www.pyr0.net
Quadling

Quadling

Infosec Therapist

  • Superpowers: Megaphone like voice, ability to get anyone's life story in moments! (Even if I don't want to hear it).
  • Best con moment: Getting Priest to wince from the volume of my voice, making an announcement.
  • Favorite con event: Hackers For Charity Silent Auction.
  • Introduced by: PWCrack
  • Involved since: attending? DEF CON 14. Gooning? DEF CON 21
  • Contact: joshua.marpet@guardedrisk.com
  • Website: guardedrisk.com
quiet

quiet

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: shh
  • Introduced by: Riverside
  • Involved since: DEF CON 12
Redbeard

Redbeard

Vendor Goon

  • Superpowers: Superior keratin, ability to sit through 8 hour tattoo sessions
  • Best con moment: Sacking up and gooning
  • Introduced by: Roamer, GodMInusOne
  • Contact: redbeard [at] brianredbeard [dot] com
  • Web Page: http://www.brianredbeard.com
Reverend Gonzo

Reverend Gonzo aka Metalhead

Original Goon, Rabble-rouser & taller than Priest

  • Superpowers: Phear and Loathing
  • Best con moment:  The flight into madness...
  • Favorite con event: Bad Craziness @ PoolCon
  • PGP Key: On keyservers.
  • Introduced by: Self introduced @ DEF CON I
  • Involved since: Pre-Planning DEF CON I
  • Contact: gonzo at goons dot org
  • Web Page: www.MusicScene.org
Rich

Rich

Speaker Ops, Team HTA, forensics.

  • Superpowers: Have soldering gun, will travel.
  • Best con moment: Cult of the Dead Cow talk at DEF CON 7
  • Worst con moment: Doing shots Sunday early morning in front of a crowd. -- I swear, I though he said, "come up and shout with me".
  • Involved since: DC10, Goon since 7.
  • PGP: on key servers
  • Web Page: http://murphey.org
Rich

Rich

Contest Goon

  • Superpowers: Drum-fu
  • Best con moment: 303 party
  • Worst con moment: Not attending more DC's earlier on
  • Introduced by: Pyr0
  • Involved since: DEF CON 15, Goon since DEF CON 19
  • Contact: revbias at gmail dot com
Roamer

Roamer

Grand Vizier of All Things Vendor

  • Superpowers: Ability to party all night and still show up on time to open the Vendor Area.
  • Best con Moment The Goon Band
  • Worst con Moment: The first Goon Band show
  • Introduced by: Russ
  • Involved since: DEF CON 8
  • PGP: On my servers
  • Contact: roamer at def con dot org
  • Web Page: https://defcon.hackingyour.net
Russ

Russ

The "ideas guy"

  • Superpowers: Part Dr. X, part Lex Luthor, and part Tony Stark.
  • Best con moment: All day of every day at DEF CON rocks!.
  • Favorite con event: The Contests
  • Introduced by: Himself at DCVI
  • Involved since: DEF CON 6
  • Contact: russ at defcon dot org
  • Web Page: www.securitytribe.com
Sanchez

Sanchez

Info Booth Goon

  • Superpowers: Ability to make tacos and burritos disappear in the blink of an eye.
  • Introduced by: AlxRogan, Jen and Medic
Lisa Schaefer

Lisa Schaefer

Swag Team Lead

  • Superpowers: Knockout Smile
Scout

Scout

Queen of All I See

  • Superpowers: Uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Favorite con event: Hacker Jeopardy
  • Involved since: DEF CON 15
  • Introduced By: SunSh1ne
  • PGP: Upon request.
  • Contact: mcelligot@gmail.com
Shadoe

Shadow

GOOOOOOON

  • Superpowers: Classified
  • Best con moment: Getting there.
  • Introduced by: Agent X
  • Involved since: DEF CON 11
Skydog

Skydog

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Stripper-proof gloves
  • Best con moment: Goon Swim & Sunday Morning Pirate Raids on Deviant's talk
  • Involved since: DEF CON 14?
  • Contact: skydog at skydogcon.com
  • Web Page: skydogcon.com
Sparky

Sparky

NOC Goon, and resident NOC Bartender

  • Superpowers: Cat herding, working without sleep, and the ability to turn a hangover into a stung disposition ☺
  • Best Con Moment: First time I bring my wife and 9 months later we have a wonderful baby boy !
  • Worst Con Moment: Tearing down every year :(
  • Introduced by: Squeek and Luiz
  • Involved since: DEF CON 11
  • Contact: I'll contact you.
"That's **Mr** Fat Bastard to you!"

Sqweak

Minister of Data Transport & Newcastle Consumption

  • Superpowers: Able to quash large bottles of alcohol in a single swig, especially while crimping cables and testing jacks. Monkey Feet...OF DOOOOOOOM.
  • Best con moment: When 303 pushed Shipley in the pool at DC9.
  • Worst con moment: Everytime I show up with one less friend. (R.I.P. Ghent, Kam & Josh)
  • Introduced by: Self @ DC6
  • Involved since: DEF CON 7
Stealth

Stealth

  • Superpowers: Ninja art of invisibility
  • Best con moment: Really can't talk about it except to say that we won't be allowed back in that hotel again EVER.
  • Worst con moment: Had something to do with Pool 3.
  • Favorite con event: Hacker Jeopardy
  • Introduced by: self
  • Involved since: DEF CON 1
SunSh1ne

SunSh1ne

Senior Swag Goon

  • Superpowers: light, heat, energy
  • Best con moment: Once I saw the end of the swag line, it was amazing!
  • Worst con moment: "You have another pallet on the dock"
  • Introduced by: Heather
  • Involved since: DEF CON 14
  • Contact: sunsh1ne (at) sunsh1ne (dot) com
  • Web Page: sunsh1ne.com
Synn

Synn

Red Shirt Goon

  • Best con moment: Making DT Drink with myself and Vyrus
  • Involved since: DEF CON 17, Goon since DEF CON 19
Tacitus

Tacitus

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: [redacted]
  • Best con moment: [redacted]
  • Involved since: DEF CON 10, Goon since DEF CON 17
TC

TC aka Telecon

Contest Goon/303 godfather sorta

  • Superpowers: Cat herding
  • Best con moment: Spending all night drinking in the Monte Carlo with El Jefe and Major and then deciding to drive home before sleeping.
  • Worst con moment: See also: Best con moment.
  • Introduced by: Self, more or less
  • Involved since: DEF CON 4
  • Contact: telecon@gmail.com
"I am not THAT drunk"

TW

Registration Pit Boss & Creator of all things plastic.

  • Best con moment: DC7 Art and Bruce in the sumo suits
  • Worst con moment: DC9 getting handcuffed by the LVPD (yes that ended the party in my room)
  • Favorite con event: Drinking
  • Introduced by: self at DC6, Goon since DC9
  • Contact: tw at goons dot org
  • Web Page: www.NotTheFed.com
Vaedron

Vaedron

Lord

  • Superpowers: Electrokinesis
  • Best con moment: MacGyverin'
  • Favorite con event: Saturday Night Concert.
  • Introduced by: Agent X
  • Involved since: DEF CON 20
  • Website: http://laboratoryb.org
Ira- "Cash is good."

VideoMan

Networking Goon

  • Superpowers: Hacking, building, breaking, making.
  • Best con moment: Reverse engineering the Alexis Park's on-demand entertainment.
  • Worst con moment: When we made an eight foot tall cardboard cutout of Derek. He got to visit all of the best talks and room parties. Oh, and that time we got dry ice...
  • Favorite con event: CTF
  • Introduced by: Gonzo@DC6
  • Involved since: DEF CON 6
  • PGP Key: 7E41C888
  • Contact: videoman at defcon dot org
  • Web Page: http://dc612.org/
Vidiot

Vidiot

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: Ability to download solid objects via P2P.
  • Best con moment: Speaking @ DC 14 and exposing the secret of the Mein Fraulein number stations.
  • Worst con moment: THAT hangover‚Ķyou know the one.
  • Favorite con event: DEF CON shoot
  • Introduced by: Self @ DC11
  • PGP Key: On keyservers.
  • Contact: infidel at loljazeera dot net
  • Web Pages: http://dc213.org | http://projectevil.org
wham

wham

Red Shirt Goon

  • Superpowers: *wham*
  • Introduced by: Noid
  • Involved since: DEF CON 19
whiteB0rd

WhiteB0rd

Grumpy Red Shirt Goon, Old Fux0r

  • Superpowers: Age, wisdom, a patient spouse, and a liver which has not yet failed.   Plus, I float, can grow an award winning beard / mustache in less than a year.
  • Fav Con Moment: Dc0de, clearing a hallway at the Riv, and causing bodily injury by dropping the most vicious fart ever known to man. Dawgs worldwide are jealous....
  • Worst Con Moments: Clearing rooms, that damn tent on the roof of the AP, babysitting humans who overindulge, the stench of the Riv (even before Dc0de farted).
  • Fav Con Event: Gooning!  Oh, and Parties, Bitches!
  • Involved since: DC8
  • Introduced by: Noid, I guess...
  • Contact: If you need it, you have it. PM me on the forums, or ask for a card.
  • PGP: On the servers if you know me.
Will

Will

Chief of Staff

  • Superpowers: Jack of all trades, master of some. The ability to always contact DT.
  • Best con moment: Pending.
  • Worst con moment: Having to stop my wife from stalking Will Smith.
  • Introduced by: DT (DC7)
  • Involved since: DEF CON 20
xinc- random Red Shirt goon

xinc

Random Red Shirt goon

  • Superpowers: Void warranties at thirty paces, sex-toy ninja
  • Favorite con event: DC-Shoot, carousing
  • Introduced by: Himself
  • Involved since: DC12, attending since DC7
  • Website: www.strangerthanfriction.org
X-Istence (0x58)

X-Istence (0x58)

Vice-president Pyr0 fan club (i.e. Pyr0's bitch)

  • Superpowers: Absence of brain mouth filter.
  • Best con moment: Meeting all of the superstars Lostboy had been talking about for months!
  • Worst con moment: No idea ...
  • Introduced by: Lostboy
  • Involved since: DEF CON 16
  • Contact: xistence@gmail.com
  • Web Page: http://bertjwregeer.com/
y3t1

y3t1

Artist - Hacker - Drawer of things on people and people on things.

  • Superpowers: Master of Ink, Wine, Lime Juice, Soy Sauce, Sharpie, and other 'Art Supplies'
  • Best con moment: Drawing on scantily clad ladies.
  • Worst con moment: Too soon to talk about that.
  • Favorite Con Event: Hosting some of the greatest minds and coolest people on earth in my booth.
  • Introduced by: Russ
  • Involved since: DEF CON 15
  • Contact: http://eddietheyeti.deviantart.com/gallery/
"That's **Mr** Fat Bastard to you!"

Zac Franken


  • Superpowers: Alcohol Consumption, SuperTeraUltraMegaMultiTasking, Haggling with Ira, Chainsmoking Xtreme, Equipment Scrounging, DT Locating, Schmoozing Hotel Management.
  • Best con moment: Suggesting to Winn that maybe he should become a game show host full-time.
  • Worst con moment: Escorting DT in the middle of a quad of goons out of the Monte-Carlo to avoid the cops.
  • Favorite con event: Hacker Jeopardy & TCP/IP drinking game
  • Introduced by: Himself
  • Involved since: DEF CON 2
zantdoit

zantdoit

Mystery Challenge Goon

  • Superpowers: Controller of LOST time and master of Tequila
  • Introduced by: LOSTBOY
  • Involved since: DEF CON 13
Zendog

zendog

Speaker Goon

  • Superpowers: Ability to get speakers off the stage with a single stare.
  • Best con moment: Meeting a ton of great people.
  • Worst con moment: First year Kevin spoke at DEF CON I had to get him off the stage when his time was up. If screams and looks could kill.
  • Introduced by: Code24
  • Involved since: DEF CON 13
Zendog

Zziks

Entertainment Technical Goon

  • Superpowers: Able to make technical magic happen on stage.
  • Best con moment: Hearing DEF CON was canceled.
  • Worst con moment: Hearing DEF CON was canceled.
  • Introduced by: Bink (DC8)
  • Involved since: DEF CON 8
  • PGP: Classified

In Memoriam


Poolboy

Poolboy

  • 1992-2011
    Poolboy, aka Robert Conner Ashby, 19, of Ventura, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.
DrNick

Dr Nick2000

  • 1977-2006
    Dr Nick aka Nick Jeremicah lost the battle against cancer in the fall of 2006.

    He is survived by his parents, siblings, wife and two children.

    Dr Nick2000 was 30 years old.
Ghent

Ghent aka Branden Hancock

  • 1977-2003

    Ghent aka Branden Hancock died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

    He is survived by his mother and younger sister.

    Ghent was 26 years old.
Josh

Josh

  • 1978-2005

    Ted Turner Wannabe (DEF CON TV Engineer), RBOC, Network Flunkie, Deputy Schmoozer.
  • Superpowers: Taking over cable networks without breaking a sweat, Cabling/crimping for 36 hrs straight, reading minds of lame telco installers.
  • Best con moment: We now interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring you Cindy Salsa 
  • Favorite con event: Hacker Jeopardy
  • Worst con moment: Fearing my life would end at the hands of a Lou Gosset Junior wannabe guard
"Died at sea after safe landing". Survived by his parents, sister and daughter.

Ned Cohen
Father of Joshua Cohen

Past Goons


"Subverting today's youth for tomorrow's future."

Artimage

Gourmet chef. He also helps out with DEF CON, securing speakers like Bellovin and selling t-shirts like a madman.

  • Superpowers: This list is far to long to put here. But many would say his ability to find navel lint even in the dark was the one that proved most useful.
  • Best con moment: Besting the mighty Bruce Schneir in a physical battle of strength, aka Sumo wrestling. 
  • Favorite con event: Drinking. 
  • PGP Key: Available on request. 
  • Introduced by: Himself
  • Involved since: DEF CON 2
"Mercenary... I work for the highest bidder (OK, maybe i'm a hooker)"

Bink

Master of Auditory and Visual Realities.

  • Superpowers: Ability to work for 3 days straight. Ability to transform simple hotel convention rooms to alternate plains of reality
  • Best con moment: Not sleeping at all
  • Worst con moment: Not sleeping at all
  • Favorite con event: The club (never had time to see anything else... other things happen?)
  • Introduced by: Noid
  • Involved since: DEF CON 6
  • Web Page: www.23.org
Cat

Cat

  • Superpowers: Continuity
  • Introduced by: self
  • Involved since: DEF CON 8? 9?
Doolittle

Doolittle

Production Maestro

  • Superpowers: Can Cloud the Minds of Men, Knows where people are, and what is actually going on.
  • Best con moment: Briefly knowing where everyone is, and actually what is going on.
  • Worst con moment: Being chased by hotel security and the FBI
  • Favorite con event: It happens in the hallways, and we laugh because of it.
  • Introduced by: Riverside
  • Involved since: DEF CON 10
  • Web Page: www.wyrdcon.com
Teklord-Red Shirt Goon, Robotwarez Junkie

Queeg

Village Drunk

  • Superpowers: Able to leap a keg in a single bound
  • Best con moment: umm... I don't remember
  • Worst con moment: I don't remember
  • Introduced by: I don't remember
  • Involved since: I don't remember but DEF CON 8 sounded like a nice prime number
  • PGP: D.D.S.C.
  • Website: um.. something with 1`s and 0`s
  • Picture: http://23b.org/gallery/album168
Ira- "Cash is good."

"Uncle" Ira

DEF CON load master, tech & moral support.

  • Superpowers: Acquisition and Sales of Cool Techno-Trinkets. ÜberMemory* In both Technical, and Obscure-Info Modes. 
  • Best con moment: What? They won't let you on the plane with Gel-Cells? Send your suitcases home UPS! 
  • Favorite con event: Hacker Jeopardy, DCshoot.
  • Introduced by: Dr. Nick 2000
  • Involved since: DEF CON 5
  • Contact: ira@meco.org
  • Web Page: www.meco.org
Def Con Icon animation

Xylorg

  • Introduced by: DT, DA
  • Involved since: DEF CON 3
  • Web Page: www.goons.org