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Recently the already vibrant social networking scene in Newcastle Upon Tyne gained another group, ToonCon. What is ToonCon?

ToonCON is a monthly meeting and yearly conference in Newcastle-upon-Tyne of people with an interest in information security, these people include security professionals, students and hobbyists. We attempt to meet once a month at a local venue in the heart of Newcastle city center to discuss information security, drink b33r and have a good time. Our chosen venue will have free WLAN access, be quiet enough to have a decent conversation, have wheelchair access and be safe enough to leave your new gadgets and laptops on the table. At this moment in time we are still deciding on a venue, if you know of one that fits the description above, let us know!

After two events, ToonCon has so far lived up to billing, with plenty of infosec debate on a whole range of topics. With attendee’s experience ranging from students who are still learning the ropes, to those who have been on the frontlines for many years, all are welcome and everyone has something to both offer and gain from the discussions.
If you’ve got an interest in keeping information secure (or accessing supposedly secure information) and in the North East why not get involved?

— Andrew Waite

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