What is Penguicon?
Penguicon is a non-profit, community-run convention for open source software and hardware, science fiction, gaming, DIY, and more!
Imagine your happy place, where all geeky interests are represented, explored, and respected. A place where hackers, makers, foodies, open source software junkies, anime buffs, and science fiction fans of all ages and backgrounds come together in a hotel for a weekend and totally blow the roof off.
We go to panels, get free food and beer in our Consuite, go to ridiculously awesome room parties, and just hang out.
It’s more than a thousand of your new best friends.
This event only happens through the hard work and dedication of people like you. If you want to get the most out of attending Penguicon, please consider volunteering your time and energy to make it better.
If you have an idea for improving Penguicon, come to our monthly ConCom/SMOS party and tell us about it!
Penguicon doesn’t just happen for one weekend. We meet all year long, working to make sure the event is going to be a success. Working is the technical term for it, but is it really working when you’re having so much fun?
We’re friends outside of con, too. Monthly planning meetings are held either in the house of a volunteer or in the host hotel… and are always followed by a potluck and a party. It’s like a mini-convention every month!
Penguicon is also active in the community. We’ve attended Makerfaire for several years, and have many active members in some of the larger Hackerspaces in the area. We are active in charities relating to STEM and to open source, as well as other local sci-fi, open source, and tech conventions. Once you know to look for us, you’ll see us around.
Penguicon has a little something for everyone. If you’re passionate about a topic, we want to hear about it! We’re an inclusive and accepting community for all geek interests.
Ready to come find your Penguicon?
For all the details for 2018, check out the rest of this website, or join us on Facebook. In the meantime, you should plan on not doing anything else for the weekend of May 4th – May 6th, 2018. We’ll be at the Westin in Southfield, MI, and you should be too.