presentationWe’re deep into programming mode for Penguicon!  We have a full slate of Guests of Honor to announce very shortly, but before that, we wanted to remind everyone that our deadline for event submissions is February 15th – submit your events soon!

Penguicon’s programming is community-driven – what you’re excited to present on becomes our programming for the year.  We offer a significant discount for presenters putting in multiple hours, but we also offer a unique discount for presenters willing to submit their presentations and notes (Creative Commons) to be listed on our presentations site for those who can’t attend or want to be refreshed later.

Types of events at Penguicon:

  • panel is any discussion with multiple presenters who get up in front of an audience and discuss the topic.
  • presentation is a talk delivered by one person. This is usually a subject matter expert of some sort.
  • workshop/demonstration is a hands-on event where presenters teach audience members how to do/make something. Penguicon does offer reimbursement for workshop supplies!
  • music/film/spoken performance could be anything from a book reading to a short film screening to a solo electric triangle concert;)
  • birds of a feather session is any discussion around a topic or common interest scheduled without official panelists. This is where you just show up and talk with whoever comes to chat.  If you don’t want the responsibility of running a panel, this may be for you.
  • computer lab workshop is held in our Linux computer lab. Past events in the computer lab have ranged from coding classes to résumé writing workshops.

Two panelistsTracks include:

  • Action & Adventure
  • After Dark
  • Anime
  • Cosplay
  • DIY
  • Food
  • Gaming
  • Life
  • Literature
  • Mayhem
  • Media
  • Science
  • Tech
  • Diversity meetups of all kinds

If you’re not sure if your idea is right for us, submit it and see, or reach out to our Head of Programming, Chelle.

If you know of someone you think would be a great fit for Penguicon programming or like-minded groups who may want to get involved (hackerspaces, tech groups, crafting groups, cosplay, homesteaders, etc), share this post with them!