The Next HOPE announced


Against all previous indications-including being called The Last HOPE-the conference will not only be returning in 2010, it will be at the Hotel Pennsylvania. We’re looking forward to The Next HOPE, which will probably followed by The Last HYPE, which in turn will be followed by: We’re Super Serious This Is The Last HOPE.

Comments

  1. 2bithacker says:

    I thought it odd that they’d be ending a successful convention.

  2. davis says:

    Two years is too long to wait!

  3. sirket says:

    Since this is the Last Hope, the next one should have been called “A New Hope”. The Star Wars nod would have gone over well.

  4. Eliot says:

    @sirket I’m honestly surprised they haven’t used that title yet.

  5. Albert says:

    Does anybody know if they are releasing videos of this con (2008)?

    /me HOPE

  6. zissou says:

    It was to be literally the last HOPE, as the venue was planned for demolition, but the owner has been lobbied to reconsider, so the conference may continue.

  7. mutant says:

    YES! I was so bummed about not getting to go to the last Hope… but now I get another chance, and the summer after I graduate too. Can anyone say, “ROAD TRIP!”? Now thats a graduation present. :)

  8. mutant says:

    So… this being a hacker convention and all… I was a little suspicious about the whole nearly-empty page with no title thing…. so I checked the source and found this.

    !– There are no STILL hidden messages in the HTML source of this page. –>

    I even checked the source of the style.css file. Nothing… anybody have any ideas why the word STILL is in all caps?

  9. shamwave says:

    I got back from HOPE last night. Awesome Con, but terrible venue. It’s one think to have a Con in a historic building, but pick one that is slightly maintained/dusted/fumigated.

  10. @mutant: Because it’s an acronym? Hackers On Planet Earth.

  11. mutant says:

    @John Baichtal
    really?

    i didnt ask why hope was in all caps… i asked why the word “still” in the source was caps… go look at the source to see what i mean.

  12. mutant says:

    crap… it filtered out my tags… i meant to say

    *sarcasm* really?

  13. edocronian says:

    Its true that the Penn was about to be levelled to make way for Merryl Lynch’s new corporate playhouse, but since the economy decided to belch and let out all the money, that didnt happen. The Penn is saved it would seem, as when someone looked at the books, it seemd the place actually makes money. Imagine that.

    Anyone whos listened to Emmanuel talk for more than 2 minutes will realise he has a dry way with words. Beyond Hope, Last Hope, Next Hope. who gives a damn. I dont recall him stating outright that this was the final hope to be held. He just called it last hope. And he got you.

    nyaaah.

  14. Mike says:

    Maybe “There are no STILL hidden messages in the HTML source of this page.” refers to a hidden message inside the STILL image on the page? It’s a long shot.. but there are a few steganography tools online that can hide messages in PNG’s. I tried the image in a few just for fun, but didn’t get any results.

  15. Farquharson says:

    Hey um, anybody notice how ‘thenexthope.org’ was registered two weeks BEFORE ‘thelasthope.org’? In /2006/?

    What’s the source of this info, anyway? Was it announced at the closing? We skipped the closing in favor of hitting a favorite food spot before getting on the road at a reasonable hour.

  16. drew says:

    @14:

    yes it was announced at the closing. If the domain was registered back in ’06, i’m guessing it was going to be the name for HOPE ’08. They probably changed it due to (exaggerated) news of the hotel’s destruction. Now they have a ready name and domain for hope ’10.

    Besides, although i like ‘a new hope’ better, it does open them up to the wrath of George Lucas.

  17. DVD’s of the sessions will be available for sale. check http://2600.Com in a few weeks time, after everything is sorted out.

  18. Griffin says:

    heh the next hope should be called “A New Hope”.
    Any other votes?
    Oh and all the dvd rips of the conference are online and torrentable. Just go to the IRC 2600/Hope channel and ask for the site.

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