Zed Shaw, man in blue shirt

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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Saladin Ahmed, 2019 Penguicon Guest of Honor!

I am so pleased to announce our first featured guest for 2019, Saladin Ahmed! Saladin Ahmed’s first novel, Throne Of The Crescent Moon, was nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards, praised by George RR Martin as “a rollicking swashbuckler,” and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Saladin’s short fiction, essays, and poems have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Slate, Salon, and BuzzFeed. Currently he is writing MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN and THE MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL. More recently…

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