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Maker Market Highlight 4 (of 5)

Promoting Creators in our Community Intended to highlight our community artists, Penguicon’s Maker Market spotlights crafts, art, and electronic projects. We do not accept resale vendors, which means our vendors have created or designed the products they sell. Makers are selected by the Con Committee based on quality, variety, type of merchandise, relevance to the Penguicon concepts (Open Source and SF or general fandom), and whatever adds the most to the Penguicon experience. These vendors (and more) can be found in the…

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Maker Market Highlight 3 (of 5)

Promoting Creators in our Community Intended to highlight our community artists, Penguicon’s Maker Market spotlights crafts, art, and electronic projects. We do not accept resale vendors, which means our vendors have created or designed the products they sell. Makers are selected by the Con Committee based on quality, variety, type of merchandise, relevance to the Penguicon concepts (Open Source and SF or general fandom), and whatever adds the most to the Penguicon experience. These vendors (and more) can be found in the…

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Join us for the Guest of Honor Dinner!

We’re once again planning our yearly intimate dinner with our Guests of Honor. It’s laid-back and casual — more like relaxing with your friends than an official banquet. We are all one community, from the person who is attending for the first time or the returning Guest of Honor (GoH) that has been with us for years. Thursday, May 2, at 7 pm The Westin Southfield, in the “TC’s Private Dining Room” on the main floor. (From entering the front…

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Track Spotlight: DIY

DIY Track Featured Guest: Grace Cocking In 2008, Grace joined her local fiber group Chicago Knitters Unite and her interest in knitting and crochet went from casual hobby to serious passion.  After eventually assuming leadership of CKU she became a teacher for a local yarn shop. Four years ago Grace found herself presented with a dream opportunity to work as a dyer for indie yarn companies Lorna’s Laces and Mrs. Crosby. One of her greatest joys of working in so…

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We Need Your Help!

Penguicon is an all-volunteer non-profit convention full of opportunities to not just spectate but participate!  We depend on you to step up and steer the ship with the rest of us. If you ever wanted to be involved in making the event better (it can always improve!), volunteering is a great place to begin. Fear not, you also get some really cool perks for volunteering! If you work 10 hours, you can get your badge reimbursed, 8 hours gets you…

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Track Spotlight: After Dark

After Dark Track Featured Guest: Pam Pam (aka TheMtnLioness) is the current President of the Board of Education (aka the BOE) and has been involved with the BOE since before its inception. In her many roles with the BOE organization, she helps host weekly kink classes and monthly kink parties at a local Michigan venue. She has helped many people understand and express their kinky desires through the BOE Mentorship Course (which is a long term kink self development program). She…

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Track Spotlight: Gaming

Gaming Track Featured Guests: Casey O’Donnell and Hermione Banger Casey O’Donnell is an Associate Professor of game design and development at Michigan State University. His book, “Developer’s Dilemma” is published by MIT Press. He has previously worked as a video game developer. Fellowship of Fools: The (Friendship) Game is his first self-published non-digital game. Hermione Banger is a pseudonym (obviously) for a non-binary witch who writes about witchcraft, anarchism, and dabbles in crafting, camming and game development. Fellowship of Fools:…

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Track Spotlight: Mayhem

Mayhem Track Featured Guest: T-Rex from the Jurassic Party The team behind Jurassic Party were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. InGen scientists have been serving up the Dino DNA since Penguicon 2016, and this year they’re back for two nights of stomping, roaring fun. If you see any stray dinosaurs roaming around the convention, don’t panic, they probably just want to dance. Track Highlights Family Feud Let’s play some…

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Track Spotlight: Life

Life Track Featured Guest: Mari Brighe Mari Brighe is a professional essayist, journalist, critic, editor, speaker, and educator. Her work has appeared in numerous outlets including The Verge, INTO, Vice, Mic, Salon, Bustle, The Advocate, Autostraddle, Salon and Everyday Feminism. She has particularly focused on criticism and analysis of queer and trans representation in television and film, as well as the broader cultural context of gender and sexual diversity. She is also a freelance sensitivity reader/consultant, providing authors with feedback…

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Maker Market Highlight 2 (of 5)

Promoting Creators in our Community Intended to highlight our community artists, Penguicon’s Maker Market spotlights crafts, art, and electronic projects. We do not accept resale vendors, which means our vendors have created or designed the products they sell. Makers are selected by the Con Committee based on quality, variety, type of merchandise, relevance to the Penguicon concepts (Open Source and SF or general fandom), and whatever adds the most to the Penguicon experience. These vendors (and more) can be found in the…

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