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Penguicon Maker Market Sneak Peak (5 of 6)

Our Maker Market is chock full of artists from our community who make everything from paintings to leather to unique electronics.  Again this year, our makers are not reselling anything – it all comes from them.  This post highlighting our makers is the fifth in a series – be sure to check them out during Penguicon! Mimosa Studio Melissa Francis is a self taught artist that creates original and fan-based illustrations. She specializes in chibi, kawaii, and anime styled illustrations…

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Event Spotlight: Capture the Flag (CTF)

Are you ready to put your Network Security skills to the test? Well, you’ll have a chance to at Penguicon! Merit Network, our proud sponsor, is hosting a Network Capture the Flag (CTF) event on Saturday, May 5th from 10am-5pm!  Additionally, attendees will be able to Meet with the creators of the event on Friday to learn about the CTF environment. There will be both reserved seats and open seats (first come, first served) for attendees in one hour blocks.  Space is limited! So…

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Penguicon Maker Market Sneak Peak (4 of 6)!

Our Maker Market is chock full of artists from our community who make everything from paintings to leather to unique electronics.  Again this year, our makers are not reselling anything – it all comes from them.  This post highlighting our makers is the fourth in a series – be sure to check them out during Penguicon! Things from Rings David Foley makes one of a kind rings that he fashions into chainmail jewelry and other unique pieces.   Kawaii Atama…

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Penguicon Event Spotlight: Writer’s Block!

Are you an author who’d like to experience Penguicon’s programming, be on panels, connect with your fans and potential fans, do readings AND perhaps sell a few books? Hooray, The Writer’s Block is back for 2018! The Writer’s Block consists of two rooms on the third floor – one where we will have small readings/signings and one where our Writer’s Block staff will accept books by their authors and sell them (consignment style), without markup, to any interested Penguicon attendees…

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Penguicon Maker Market Sneak Peek ( 3 of 6)!

Our Maker Market is chock full of artists from our community who make everything from paintings to leather to unique electronics.  Again this year, our makers are not reselling anything – it all comes from them.  This post highlighting our makers is the third in a series – be sure to check them out during Penguicon! Tao By Design If you are looking for the opportunity to glimpse into the mind of an artist who dreams of color palettes that…

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Penguicon Event Spotlight: Chaos Machine!

This customizable marble roller coaster is a perennial favorite. It is available all Penguion weekend long for a wide variety of tinkering. The Chaos Machine serves as a metaphor for the open source development process. It challenges us emotionally, the plans of mice and men falling aside to process of entropy. It is a physical example of the values of a group being sacrificed by a self serving individual who wants to see the world burn. The chaos machine celebrates…

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Magic Meeple Games, 2018 Penguicon Guest of Honor

We are happy to announce our next Guest of Honor for 2018 – Magic Meeple Games! Magic Meeple Games is an independent tabletop games design, development, & publishing company based in Phoenix, Arizona and co-owned by Ian and Trish Stedman. MMG began when a good friend, and Gamelyn Games founder, Michael Coe approached them to co-publish a project with him. Ian and Trish (who have over 15 years combined involvement in various games industries) officially formed MMG in 2015. Ian has…

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Penguicon Maker Market Sneak Peak (2 of 6)

Our Maker Market is chock full of artists from our community who make everything from paintings to leather to unique electronics.  Again this year, our makers are not reselling anything – it all comes from them.  This post highlighting our makers is the second in a series – be sure to check them out during Penguicon! Crystal Mielcarek Drawing since she was a young child Crystal has followed her passions creating unique one of a kind pieces.  Crystal is a…

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Volunteer Bash: March 25

Can you feel it!  The clock is ticking down and the excitement is starting to build, soon it will be time to walk the halls of the Westin for Penguicon 2018.  However, we still need you!  Yes, you we need you to join our madness and help make the behind the scenes magic happen by volunteering. Penguicon only manages to be awesome the the dedication of its volunteers. For as little as two hours over the weekend, you can give back…

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Penguicon Maker Market Sneak Peek (1 of 6)!

Our Maker Market is chock full of artists from our community who make everything from paintings to leather to unique electronics.  Again this year, our makers are not reselling anything – it all comes from them.  This post highlighting our makers is the first in a series – be sure to check them out during Penguicon! faceOdd Wearable Art Masks Pronounced ‘façade’ and inspired by the chaotic masquerade scene in Labyrinth, Tamara has been making high quality leather wearable art…

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