Penguicon 2018 Wrap-up!

What a fantastic weekend!  We had record breaking attendance this year; 1,686 of you ate and drank us out of the ConSuite this year – good job! 🙂 You really stepped up this year in terms of charitable giving, and because of that Penguicon has donated a whopping $2,124.67 to DAPCEP, the STEM education charity for Detroit youths.  Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to speak to them about their Charity, volunteered, participated, and donated.  It…

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DAPCEP table

Our Charity Donation for 2018

Thanks to you, we had a very successful raffle for this year’s charity, The Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP)! Becky, our Charity Coordinator, was charming and inventive under pressure, and was a great volunteer her very first year with us! Not only did our con sponsors get involved by donating items, our community of makers submitted many items to the raffle over the weekend. We had over $1,200 in prizes donated to the raffle which took place just before…

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Massages available at Penguicon this year!

Massage will be available at Penguicon this year! Axxis Massage will be providing massage therapists that will be working with and on con attendees all weekend! Therapists will be available in 10 minute increments with a 5 minute buffer during the following hours: Friday: 12-2p 3-7p   8-11p Saturday: 10a-2p 3-7p 8-11p Sunday: 10a-3p Signups will be available with text reminders for your appointment. Those who choose to receive a massage will be able to tip via cash or card.…

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Penguicon 2018: Last Minute Info

Last Minute Info At-the-door weekend rate is $60. Friday-only memberships are available for $30 (Your access to Penguicon events expires at midnight). If you purchase a membership on Saturday, it is reduced to $40. If you purchase a membership on Sunday, it is reduced to $20. Directions via Google – you may park in the parking lot or in the parking structure – the ramp is to the right of the main doors. 2018 Schedule of Events.  You can create…

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Using Sched to optimize your Penguicon experience

A Brief Intro to Sched. Sched is the scheduling application we are using this year for Penguicon. It’s an easy-to-use site, complete with both Apple and Android apps. Search for Penguicon’18 in either iTunes or the App Store. There are MANY search options. You can search for a keyword, a speaker, or under “Types” to find everything under any of our Programming Tracks. You can also determine what is going on in a particular room all weekend, or what…

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Guests of Honor Programming Highlight!

We’re here to talk Guest of Honor programming! This is a long list, so basically: Each GoH (listed alphabetically by last name) is linked to the blog post about them, has their respective sessions listed, with the day and time, and a link to the session on Sched. Easy-peasy, right? Amal El-Mohtar Friday, May 4 at 7:00pm Setting as Character Saturday, May 5 at 1:00pm Writing Excuses Podcast Saturday, May 5 at 2:00pm Teams & Types Saturday, May 5 at…

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Penguicon Event Spotlight: Space Limited Events

This year we have a pile of super awesome events that are limited by the room size, donated supplies, game restrictions, or other factors. Attendees can sign up at Ops to secure spots at these soiree’s (unless specified otherwise). We recommend you sign up for them early, as they fill up fast! Geeky Speed Friending Fri 5pm Crochet 101 Fri 6pm Cthulhu Live: Cafe Abuelita Fri 9pm Knitting 101 Fri 9pm Sketchy Nonsense Live Podcast Fri 10pm Make and Take SF/Fantasy…

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What’s Happening in the Consuite This Year?

ConSuite is where you will find food and drinks throughout the convention. Everything in ConSuite is included with your badge purchase! You will need your Penguicon badge in order to enter the ConSuite. Based on attendee feedback, this year in ConSuite we will offer more prepackaged foods, more options for protein-based snacks, and more seating! Hours Friday:    3:00 pm to 2:00 am Saturday:    7:30 am to 2:00 am Sunday:    7:30 am to 3:00 pm Note that the ConSuite will remain…

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ConCom Meeting CANCELLED

Hey Everyone! Due to weather conditions, the ConCom Meeting for today has been cancelled and re-scheduled for next weekend, April 22nd, at the same time and place.  So sorry for any inconvenience!

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Penguicon Featured Guest Programming Highlight: Part One!

This year we have an amazing lineup of featured guests who are excited to share their expertise and enthusiasm with you! There is so much great stuff I had to break it into three posts! Here is what you can expect from them this year! (In order of announcement) MARK OSHIRO Mark is the Hugo-nominated writer of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (Mark Reads and Mark Watches), where he analyzes book and TV series. He was the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and…

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