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Penguicon 2017Photos – Presentations

  • Focus: Retro Theme (Penguicon Turns 15!)
  • ConChair: Cylithria Dubois
  • Location: Westin in Southfield
  • Date: April 28-30, 2017
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Hack of Honor – The Tricorder Project
    • Ada Palmer
    • Cory Doctorow
    • Sumana Harihareswara
    • Coraline Ada Ehmke (Canceled)
    • Kevin Macleod
    • Tommy Edison & Ben Churchill

Penguicon 2016PhotosPresentations

  • Focus: Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents
  • ConChair: Scott Kennedy
  • Location: Westin in Southfield
  • Date: April 29-May 1, 2016
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Ann Leckie
    • Sirius (Professors Lingjia Tang and Jason Mars)
    • Catherynne Valente
    • Deb Nicholson
    • Ann Lemay

Penguicon 2015PhotosPresentations

  • Focus: Human Augmentation
  • ConChair: Nuri Gocay
  • Location: Westin in Southfield
  • Date: April 24-26, 2015
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Hack of Honor – E-Nabling the Future (Jen Owen and Ivan Owen)
    • Albert Manero
    • Charlie Jane Anders
    • Annalee Newitz
    • Aral Balkan

Penguicon 2014 Photos

  • Focus: Privacy and Security
  • ConChair: Nuri Gocay
  • Location: Westin in Southfield
  • Date: May 2-4, 2014
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Hack of Honor – Gameface Labs
    • Ernest Cline
    • YTCracker
    • Eva Galperin
    • Erika Carlson

Penguicon 2013 – Photos

  • ConChair: Sarah Slovik
  • Location: Marriott Centerpoint Auburn Hills
  • Date: April 26-28, 2013
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Jason Denzel
    • Jim C. Hines
    • Jeff Potter
    • Maik Schmidt
    • Michael W. Lucas
    • Nick Farr

Penguicon 2012

  • ConChair: Chuck Child
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Dearborn
  • Date: April 27-29 2012
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Hack of Honor – Open Soda
    • John Scalzi
    • Jim Gettys
    • Scrub Club Records

Penguicon 2011

  • ConChair: Limey Zrnich
  • Location: Troy Marriott
  • Date: April 29-May 1, 2012
  • Guests of Honor:
    • MC Frontalot
    • Brandon Sanderson
    • Jimmie P. Rogers
    • Howard Tayler

Penguicon 2010

  • ConChair: Randy Bradakis
  • Location: Troy Marriott
  • Date: April 30-May 2, 2010
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Hack of Honor – i3Detroit
    • Joe Brockmeier
    • Marcel Gagné
    • Karl Schroeder
    • Spider Robinson (Canceled)
    • Jeanie Robinson (Canceled)
    • Howard Tayler

Penguicon 7.0

  • ConChair: Matt Arnold
  • Location: Crowne Plaza in Romulus
  • Date: May 1-3, 2009
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Rasmus Lerdorf
    • James Hall
    • Andrew Hackard
    • Jane McGonigal
    • Wil Wheaton (Canceled)
    • CandyFab

Penguicon 6.0

  • ConChair: Gerald Gentry
  • Location: Troy Hilton in Troy
  • Date: April 18-20. 2008
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Benjamin Mako Hill
    • Jono Bacon
    • Vernor Vinge
    • Tamora Pierce
    • Randall Munroe
    • Keith Baker
    • Singing Tesla Coils (aka Zeusaphone)

Penguicon 5.0

  • ConChair: John Guest
  • Location: Troy Hilton in Troy
  • Date: April 20-22, 2007
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Bruce Schneier
    • Charlie Stross
    • Elizabeth Bear
    • Christine Peterson
    • Steve Jackson
    • Randy Milholland

Penguicon 4.0

  • ConChair: Aaron Thul
  • Location: Holiday Inn Holidome in Livonia
  • Date: April 21-23, 2006
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Chris DiBona
    • Frank Hayes
    • Steve Miller
    • Sharon Lee
    • Andy Looney
    • Kristin Looney
    • Alison “Looney” Frane

Penguicon 3.0

  • ConChair: Bill Putt
  • Location: Novi Sheraton
  • Date: April 22-24, 2005
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Nat Torkington
    • Dr. Peter Salus
    • Cory Doctorow
    • Joan D. Vinge
    • Eugene Roddenberry Jr
    • Kevin Siembieda
    • Wil Wheaton (Canceled)

Penguicon 2.0

  • ConChair: Steve Gutterman
  • Location: Novi Sheraton
  • Date: April 16-18, 2004
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Jeff “Hemos” Bates
    • Jon “maddog” Hall
    • Neil Gaiman
    • Steve Jackson
    • Wil Wheaton (Canceled)

Penguicon 2003

  • Location:  Van Dyke Park Hotel
  • Date: May 2-4, 2003
  • Guests of Honor:
    • Eric S. Raymond
    • Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda
    • Terry Pratchett
    • J D “Iliad” Fraser
    • Pete Abrams
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