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 [email protected] 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… 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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We Need YOU to be a Track Head

So, you love Penguicon, right? You’d love to be involved with it all year? You’d like to contribute to making the next Penguicon bigger and better? Have you ever considered being a Track Head? Track Heads are each given a track (an area of interest), and are in charge of drumming up interest, panelists, featured guests, etc, as well as keeping in contact with panelist applicants over the course of the year. They are in charge of scheduling their track’s…

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You’re Invited: June ComCom and SMoS

Have you thought it would be fun to know more about how Penguicon happens?  Do you have ideas or talents to make Penguicon a better experience?  Please join us at the June ComCom/SMoS* meeting in Canton, MI. We will meet at long-time volunteers, Jessica and Rich’s house, on June 23.  Their address is 39740 Coronation Rd, Canton, MI 48188-1527, United States From 1-3pm, we will have the formal ConCom meeting.  Each department will share a status of what has been…

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Be Thrifty! Pre-Register now for only $35

Have you pre-registered for Penguicon 2018 yet?  You still have time to purchase a a membership for only $35.  Please see our Purchase Membership page for information on how to register. After June 1, 2017, the membership rate will be $45.

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Revised 2018 Penguicon Code of Conduct

Each year, the Chair and Con Committee of Penguicon consider how the Code of conduct may be made both clearer and better. In this round of changes, we modified the reasons why someone might be removed from the convention to include violation of the Code of Conduct. We also revised our definition of harassment to ensure it emphasizes that we will protect the right to safety of all attendees. Finally, we updated the information about our process for handling harassment…

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Penguicon’s Commitment to the Community in 2018

Penguicon respects diversity in all forms. We are committed to cultivating a safe and inclusive community in which feedback from all community members is heard and valued. It is our goal to ensure that people who want to contribute to Penguicon are welcomed and included, as long as they are civil toward the perspectives of all attendees and abide by our Code of Conduct policies. To this end, we will have remote access available for all Penguicon 2018 ConCom meetings.…

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