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November ConCom, join our staff (and too many Discovery-related references)

Is it already getting to be time for turkey and pie? I haven’t finished the kids’ my Halloween candy yet… regardless, like a Mark Cohen-powered Starfleet spore drive, here we are popping back into your lives for a few brief minutes! As you all know, the November ConCom meeting will be this weekend. It will be “virtual” (it’s not truly virtual in a 1990s way till someone sets up an island in Second Life… then it will be virtual… and…

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Not a Trick – November 5 Programming Meeting Cancelled

The Programming meetings scheduled for November 5 has been cancelled.  Send those burning questions to programming@penguicon.org or progasst@penguicon.org if they cannot wait for the December meeting. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope your Halloween has the right balance of tricks and treats. — Rose Quartz aka Miranda

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More Spooky Updates (and come see us at GrrCON!)

Hello, it’s Geoffrey again! The creepy green skull is more than just a seasonal reference – it has an actual reason to be here. Read on for more… We’re still a week away from convincing our neighbors we’re really tall children (possibly descendants of Brienne and Tormund) and thus deserve free candy (note: I make no guarantee that rouse will work), so that means it’s a great moment to kill some time and give you some updates! YEEEEEAAAAAA (I imagine…

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ConCom, and calls for programming, charity, and staff (oh my!)

Hello, all! This is Geoffrey and I’m assisting Miranda with communications for Penguicon 2018. You may not know me, or you may… either way – Hello! Seems we have some housekeeping to do before everyone starts dressing up and begging for candy, so let me run it down: There’s a ConCom meeting this Sunday (October 15, 2017, so if you’re reading this after that date then there may very well not be a meeting this coming Sunday… you’ve been warned).…

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Submit Programming Ideas for Penguicon

Is there a topic you would like to share with other attendees? Would you like to suggest an activity that would be suited to our event? No experience required, – only enthusiasm and a willingness to share your passion with others. Our Penguicon Event Proposal form is accepting suggestions. Help the Programming team tailor the offerings to those that have the greatest interest and impact and submit your idea. Our tracks this year are Action-Adventure, After Dark, Anime, Cosplay, DIY,…

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Hotel Information for 2018 Penguicon

Hotel rooms for 2018 Penguicon are now available for reservation.   Rooms for Penguicon 2018 are: AVAILABLE   Location: 1500 Town Center Southfield, Michigan  48075 Phone: (248) 827-4000 Westin Rates: King or Double room – $129 Jr. Suite – $219 Additional information, including how to make special requests and reserve a party room are available on the Hotel Information page.  Once your room is booked, don’t forget to purchase a membership.  

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HELP WANTED: Enthusiastic Penguins to Staff Penguicon

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:  See the Join Our Staff page for more information.  Some available positions are during the event (ConSuite, Ops, Program Ops) while others are involved more in planning and communicating (Communications, Track Heads).  Some positions are great for those who like to work directly with people (Ops, Track Heads) and others are suited for those who prefer less social interaction while they work (Logistics, ConSuite) REQUIRED SKILLS: Enthusiasm to work as a team to make the Penguicon a successful event,…

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Upcoming Penguicon Events

Thank you to all who came out to July ConCom/SMoS party hosted by Matt and Dana.  The taco bar was a hit.  The minutes are here and cover what was discussed during the meeting. The August ConCom meeting will held at the Westin in Southfield on August 20 from 1-3pm.  After the meeting, you can learn more about being on the Penguicon Staff.  ConCom will be there to talk about positions available.  Some positions include helping with the ConSuite, staffing…

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Claim Yer Lost and Found

Hey, did you lose something at Penguicon? Like, in the last three years? Check the list and if you would like to be reunited with your stuff, come to a ConCom meeting or email Ali at logistics@penguicon.org to make alternative arrangements. Unclaimed items will be donated after the October ConCom meeting.  Our meetings and other events can be found on the official calendar.  

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This Month…..in Penguicon

It may be hot but the Penguicon penguins do not let that stop us from working on our 2018 Event. Here is a summary of what we have been doing along with several opportunities to get involved. The June ConCom Meeting/SMoS Party at Jessica and Rich’s was well attended by a mix of familiar and new faces. Take a look at what was discussed during the ConCom portion of the meeting. Motor City Steam Con has hosted the incredible Corset…

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