Welcome to DC816.org. We are a DEFCON Group based in Kansas City. The group was around before but became inactive several years ago. Now we are attempting to regain a following; enough members to get together and have a few meetings. Please add yourself to our mailing list or follow @DC816 on Twitter.
How do I join? Just express your interest through any medium (e.g. e-mail, Twitter, the forums) and you're in. There's no real joining to be done- we are an open group, accepting of all.