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Track Spotlight: Tech!

Penguicon Loves Tech Track and Tech Track loves you back! With two Tech focused Guests of Honor and a pile of awesome open source tech experts, Penguicon Tech Track is going to be huge this year!  We want you to bring your expertise too! Submit quickly as the deadline is only in a couple weeks! Need some inspiration? Tech Track Preview! Programming Games with PyGame Computational Social Science DIY IoT Workshop Turning Material Science Fiction into Science Fact Welcome to…

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Mary Anne Mohanraj, 2018 Penguicon Guest of Honor

We are happy to announce Mary Anne is one of our three Guests of Honor from the Writing Excuses podcast! Author of Bodies in Motion (HarperCollins), The Stars Change (Circlet Press) and eleven other titles. Bodies in Motion was a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards, a USA Today Notable Book, and has been translated into six different languages. The Stars Change, a Sci-fi novella, and finalist for the Lambda, Rainbow, and Bisexual Book Awards.  Mary Anne founded the Hugo-nominated…

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Track Spotlight: Science!

  Science Fiction inspires and has been inspired by scientific work. The Science track brings you telescope viewings, hands-on chemistry, robotics, discussions on the future of disease prevention, and the future of automation. We are super geeked for Penguicon Guest of Honor DR. KRISTINE LARSEN! Her teaching and research focuses on the intersections of science and society, including the history of women in science, and science and popular culture. In the Science track this year we are excited to see: Relic…

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Last Call: Panel Wishlist!

Hey everyone! Got a panel idea you wish you could see at Penguicon this year? Then hurry up and submit it! We’re looking to close down the suggestion form on Wednesday so we can make it public. That way we can make sure we get panelists for all your amazing panel suggestions!

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Track Spotlight: After Dark Track!

Come explore our events including frank and often hilarious discussions of sex, kink, and other adult-oriented content (ie. age 18+).  We would love for you to submit a proposal for an event in the After Dark track that you intend to present or just want more info about! Examples from last year: Rope Basics: The Bedroom & Beyond Erotica in Speculative Fiction Mark Reads After Dark (Featuring Guest of Honor Mark Oshiro!) If you have an idea for a After…

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The new press kit is here! And we need a few good people…

The new press kit is here! The new press kit is here! Well, technically, it’s here, but I was saying it’s “here” in a more abstract sort of way in order to relate the perceived arrival of said press kit in… oh, never mind. The kit itself is here and there’s a flyer for the con you can print out and put up (on campus, at work, in your bedroom) here. Do keep in mind that we may have a few…

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Event Spotlight: Geeks with Guns

Geeks with Guns(GwG) is an off-site event held early on Friday afternoon, just prior to the official opening of the con. It involves going to a nearby range, and consuming copious quantities of ammunition while noisily punching holes in various paper targets for a couple of hours. It is a painless and fun way for newbies to learn the fundamentals of firearms safety, and for them (and experienced shooters) to have an opportunity to handle and shoot a variety of…

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Track Spotlight: Cosplay!

Ever wonder how those nifty cosplayers make armor out of cereal boxes and a sewing machine? What’s their secret to taking thrift store items and transforming them into gravity defying cosplays? Well, you’re in luck! Make a suggestion and you might find out. Are you a cosplayer gearing up for Penguicon’s Cosplay Contest? Well come share your tricks with the rest of us! Can’t wait to see what creativity you all will bring to the Cosplay Contest this year 🙂…

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Gryffindors & Browncoats, get in line – we have Escape Rooms!

In 2017, the Nearly Useless Entertainment Team (or NUET Performance) brought Penguicon its very own escape game with their ‘Pirate-Themed Escape Room.’ As many of you know, it was a resounding success, with each event filling up in minutes. Due to the immense interest last year, NUET Performance is pleased to announce they will be returning with an Escape Room for 2018! This year they’re upping the ante – aiming to provide a near total immersion room to take participants…

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Makers, Programming, and PenguiNotes

Like a galactic con-man with some very impressive facial hair, we’re back (with another update, not a con… though a time crystal could be useful… hmmmm <strokes goatee>)! First, and most pressing – makers get your applications in for the Makers Market! The deadline is tomorrow (February 1, 2018)! Speaking of deadlines, the programming deadline is March 1. Why wait the extra month? If you want to present, have a panel discussion, run a workshop, demonstrate how two lab mice…

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