Last year about this time, I posted about a possible day trip to Penguicon (DW) (LJ).
Since I did the Proof of Concept last year and just went to East Lansing for MIAAPT the other weekend, then I think another Saturday day trip to Penguicon 2015 is in order. This would be Penguicon 13 by my accounting, which falls on 24-26 April 2015.
Last year I was out the door at 0610 hours and made it to Penguicon by 0919. Left by about 1730 hours. That's a good day and a fine lunch.
What is Penguicon?You can see all my posts and photos about Penguicon here (DW). (LJ)
Penguicon is a three-day event where we all learn from each other (as well as from our Guests of Honor) about hacking, building sci-fi universes, soldering, painting miniatures, gaming, coding, music, incredible costumes, and more.
Our two pillars are Science Fiction and Open Source, but we cover as many diverse nerdy interests as possible. We have a consuite with free soda, coffee, munchies and other real food, which makes it easier on your budget. You can find all kinds of original artwork and non-commodity crafts in our enormous Maker Market.
Over 1,300 nerds, geeks, and fans attend Penguicon every year to celebrate and share in what we all love. We are an all-volunteer, not-for-profit convention which brings together every kind of geek – software developers, moviemakers, authors and their fans, hackers, foodies – for a weekend of sharing in panels, workshops, and parties.
I have to remember to pack my copy of Flex, because Ferrett Steinmetz said he'd be signing copies at Penguicon. And THIS year, I have a cell phone which does text messages, so I'll text Al Bogdan and see if he's around. And maybe, just maybe, someone will be able to join me for lunch in the hotel restaurant at the Westin in Southfield MI, maybe at 1300 hours? (I haven't spent a lot of time checking the Programming schedule yet.)
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