The Penguicon Board is currently looking for people interested in being the 2020 Penguicon Convention Chair.  Yes, this is the person “in charge”, the one that organizes running the whole event for that year.  If you’ve been involved with Penguicon (or even if you haven’t, but know about us and think you would make a good candidate) please e-mail me and put your name in for our consideration.  We will ask candidates to come to the January Penguicon Board meeting to talk to us about why you think you would make a good Chair for Penguicon 2019, what you bring to the convention, and why you’d have a boatload of fun doing it. (A carload will not be sufficient, you must be prepared to have at least a boatload.  A *big* boat.)

The key information:

The job: The convention Chair is responsible for everything having to do with organizing, running, and surviving each year’s Penguicon.  They have complete authority over the convention, subject only to the Penguicon’s Bylaws, permanent policies, and the budget.  They solicit guests, find volunteers, organize departments, arrange a hotel, filter suggestions, herd cats, whack moles, and discourage programming suggestions that would run afoul of either the fire department or police.  (Or, instead of discouraging them, they find a way to do them *without* running afoul of local laws!)  They also get to coordinate the work of dozens of bright, motivated, fascinating and enthusiastic staff members, and hopefully delegate most of the work to them.  For this massive and difficult task, they receive no compensation, have to sweat blood, might possibly get an occasional thank you, and enjoy the love of a thousand and some odd (some very odd) convention attendees that think that Penguicon is the neatest thing since sliced bread, and actually probably a bit neater, since, after all, sliced bread really IS kind of yesterday.

Applying: Send an e-mail with your name and contact information (e-mail and phone, please) to me at this address: SteveGutterman at GMail dot com.  Do this before January 12, 2019; because on that day at HIGH NOON (12pm EST) we will ask you to come to the Penguicon Board and talk to us about your interest in being the ConChair.  Also feel free to e-mail me at that same address if you’d just like more information.

We very much encourage all interested to apply, and anyone interested in talking to the candidates is invited to the January Board meeting.  (All Penguicon Board meetings are open to all interested persons. Or even disinterested persons.) This meeting will be held at the following location:

PenguiCorp World Headquarters
29200 Lake Park Dr
Farmington Hills, MI 48331

You can see a map to the location here: https://tinyurl.com/ydhxpksk