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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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Penguicon Volunteers Needed!

Penguicon is a non-profit volunteer run conference! Many people contribute their time to help make Penguicon happen because they want to give back to our community. We want you as part of our team! Please consider putting a few hours into volunteering – it’s a great way to meet people, and a solid way to contribute to our community. Here is an example of available roles to volunteer in! ConSuite-available at various times throughout the weekend Beer Troll-Checking IDs and…

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Penguicon Event Spotlight: Drone Race!

This year at Penguicon, attendees will be able to watch racers from Detroit Drone weave around tight corners and narrow spaces while overtaking competitors! Racers from Detroit Drone will be competing for trophies and con wide acclaim! The schedule on Saturday, May 5th, will be: 11am: Open Controlled Practice 12pm: Begin Rounds 5pm: Trophy/Prize Presentation If you are interested in participating and finding out more about the Local Drone User Group, please check out the Detroit Drone Group!

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Penguicon Event Spotlight: Geeky Burlesque!

Burlesque was originally a literary, dramatic, or musical work designed to elicit laughter (hmmm… that doesn’t sound that far off from much of what we enjoy as geeks nowadays, does it?). As it evolved through the centuries, and Americans put their very specific stamp on it, it evolved into a form of musical expression of the self. And Penguicon is excited to present a Geeky Burlesque show on Friday, May 4th at 9pm in Big Top! Featuring: Tommy Gun! Florence…

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Programming Schedule Has Arrived!

It’s April 1st but it’s not a joke! The Programming Schedule has arrived!  The Programming Team has been working extremely hard to bring you over 460 unique events with more than 500 hours of programming provided by approximately 250 presenters and panelists!  I’m still not sure how they managed to fit so much into one weekend 🙂  Stay tuned for an update with details on Sched (our scheduling software) and all the awesome features it has built in.  If you should…

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Penguicon Event Spotlight: Cosplay Contest!

The Penguicon Cosplay Contest returns for another super awesome year! You’ll have a chance to show off all of your hard work, creativity, and ingenuity for some cool prizes and bragging rights! If you’re interested in competing, registration and prejudging will happen an hour before the contest. No skill level is required to enter. If you want to just show off your work without competing that’s fine too. We’ll also have a hallway contest throughout the weekend where people can…

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