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Karen Corbeill

Karen Corbeill, Guest of Honor 2019 Karen Corbeill’s passions and skills range from welding and web design to cosplay and crochet. She’s also cares deeply about helping girls and women acquire skills and enter non-traditional trades. Karen has been involved in the Maker Movement since 2010 and gained experience at i3 Detroit, where she was the Education & Events Coordinator and was elected president before she moved to Madison, WI in 2013. She founded STEAMboat Workshops in Madison to inspire…

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Pre-Registration and Ribbons

Ribbons may be ordered for even more fun at the convention! Deadline is April 1, 2019!  No April Fool’in 🙂 Pre-Registration for 2019 ends April 12, 2019 – registering before then means getting a fantastic pre-printed Penguicon 2019 badge and also savings compared to the at-the-door rate! Con Com, Staff, and Panelist badge types are also available via Pre-Registration – to get a pre-printed badge, register before April 12, 2019. Changed your mind on your pre-printed badge name and/or pronoun? Please let us know what…

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Sophia Brueckner

Sophia Brueckner, Guest of Honor 2019 Sophia Brueckner, born in Detroit, MI, is a futurist artist/designer/engineer. Inseparable from computers since the age of two, she believes she is a cyborg. As a software engineer at Google, she built products used by tens of millions. She received her MFA from RISD and MS from the MIT Media Lab where she investigated the simultaneously empowering and controlling aspects of technology with a focus on wearables. At the University of Michigan, she teaches…

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Daniel Hansen of Crafty Celts

Daniel Hanson of Crafty Celts, Guest of Honor 2019 Daniel Hansen discovered metal working as a teenager, learning everything he could about making weapons, armor, and other items for historical re-enactment. He took his first jewelry making class in 1988 as a college student, setting out to make a brooch for the cloak he wore to re-enactment events. He developed a true passion for metal-work, continued studying jewelry-making, and created his business, Crafty Celts, to sell his work to other…

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Confusion Room Party

Tell Tale Penguin Party at Confusion Join us this weekend at Confusion for our literary inspired party. We will be raffling off books from our Guest of Honor, inspiring you with a mix of funky tunes, and tempting your taste buds with yummy snacks and fun drinks. We will also be offering a weekend only promo code for $10 off of registration. So stop by on Saturday night to find out what is happening this year at Penguicon.

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Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason, Guest of Honor 2019 Mikey Mason spent more than a decade as a full-time standup comedian. He headlined on all four coasts, performed multiple times each on NBC, at the legendary House of Blues, and the Hard Rock Casino. He even headlined the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas. But it wasn’t enough.In 2011, he released a song expressing his geekier side (She Don’t Like Firefly) that went viral on YouTube and got him featured on Nerdist.com,…

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Ribbon Orders

Ribbon Ordering Now Open It is the moment that everyone anxiously waits for each year: The ribbon ordering form. We have been hard at work finding a new vendor for our ribbons this year in order to provide everyone with high quality and lowest cost ribbons. We believe we have found a great vendor and look forward to ribbon success this year. We will be using Hodges Badge Company Inc. to create the ribbons and paypal to process the payments.…

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Zed Shaw

Zed Shaw, 2019 Penguicon Guest of Honor I’m excited to announce our second GoH for 2019, Zed Shaw. Zed A. Shaw is a programmer and artist who loves teaching people how to code and painting. He is frequently a critic of technology, technologists, and their impact on society, despite being an old school hacker and avid technologist himself.  His books (Learn Python The Hard Way, Learn Ruby The Hard Way, Learn JavaScript The Hard Way) have been read by millions…

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Needed: Candidates for 2020 Penguicon Convention Chair

  Everyone, 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…

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Programming Submissions and Suggestions

It is finally time!  Time to submit your ideas to help bring all of the things to Penguicon 2019.  This year we have streamlined things a bit by putting everything in one form. So whether you want to suggest programming, run a panel yourself, or have ideas for a special event this document will be a one stop spot for you.   Each event, panel, or suggestion will need a separate submission. So, if you have a lot of ideas you may…

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