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Friday, May 4
 

5:00pm

So This is Your First Penguicon?
Members of our concom will talk about why Penguicon is an awesome con and community and give you tour of what's in store for this weekend. If you're new to Penguicon and you want to get to know the event, this is the panel for you.

Speakers
avatar for Angel

Angel

Conchair, Penguicon
Bagel makes a lot of things and watches a lot of movies. She crafts and Warcrafts. She prefers bagels to donuts (but will eat either). :)
avatar for Nuri Gocay

Nuri Gocay

Sr. Technology Manager, Expedia Group
Nuri has been involved in the IT industry since 1996, when he, at the tender age of 14, was able to pester the local IT firm into his first intern job. In 2000, Nuri took his first call center job, and after pestering the IT guys into giving him a job, he launched a career in contact... Read More →
avatar for Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy

Head of Communications, 2019, 2015, 2014 | Asst Chair, 2018, 2015 | Chair, 2016Into RetroPie, Steven Universe, A:TLA, nerdy tattoos, stickers, photography, video editing, color correction, graphic design, social media moderation and community management, and more.
avatar for Jessica Roland

Jessica Roland

Product Owner, Quicken Loans
Volunteer Chair Penguicon 2018, ConChair Penguicon 2019, Penguicon Board Member, Hotel Liaison 2020 I love all things science especially neurobiology, Doctor Who, Wolverine, volunteering, and building communities.
avatar for Cassy Sinke

Cassy Sinke

Penguicon 2019 Asst Chair, Penguicon 2018 ConChair, Panda trapped in a human body.


Friday May 4, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Hamlin

6:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Join our con chair, Cassy Sinke, the Con Committee, and our Guests of Honor as we open this bad boy up for the weekend. You never know what surprises might be in store!

Speakers
avatar for Angel

Angel

Conchair, Penguicon
Bagel makes a lot of things and watches a lot of movies. She crafts and Warcrafts. She prefers bagels to donuts (but will eat either). :)
avatar for Daniel Dugan

Daniel Dugan

Bioinformatician, Genomenon
I got into Penguicon in 2015 through e-nable. I work for a startup. I do weird things in and around Michigan. I have an awesome daughter. I make stuff.
avatar for Amal El-Mohtar

Amal El-Mohtar

Writing Excuses Podcast
Amal is an award-winning writer of prose, poetry, and criticism. She’s written stories about maps, bird women, book women, the Arabic alphabet, singing fish, Damascene dream-crafters, sentient diamond oceans, and pockets that are bigger on the inside. Her stories The Green Book... Read More →
avatar for Janet Gocay

Janet Gocay

Planner of Penguicon. Teacher and event planner. Maker of pretty things.
avatar for Nuri Gocay

Nuri Gocay

Sr. Technology Manager, Expedia Group
Nuri has been involved in the IT industry since 1996, when he, at the tender age of 14, was able to pester the local IT firm into his first intern job. In 2000, Nuri took his first call center job, and after pestering the IT guys into giving him a job, he launched a career in contact... Read More →
avatar for Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy

Head of Communications, 2019, 2015, 2014 | Asst Chair, 2018, 2015 | Chair, 2016Into RetroPie, Steven Universe, A:TLA, nerdy tattoos, stickers, photography, video editing, color correction, graphic design, social media moderation and community management, and more.
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Writing Excuses Podcast
Mary is the author of historical fantasy novels: The Glamourist Histories series and Ghost Talkers in addition to being a host on the Writing Excuses podcast! She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kristine Larsen

Dr. Kristine Larsen

Kristine is Professor of Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. Her teaching and research focuses on the intersections of science and society, including the history of women in science, and science and popular culture.In particular, her work... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Marraccini

Jeff Marraccini

Registration, Penguicon 2016-2020 Con Com
I am looking forward to welcoming everyone to Penguicon! Thank you to Paul Keyes, Allison, our Registration Team, and the Penguicon Con Com for all their help as well!
avatar for Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Writing Excuses Podcast
Mary Anne is one of our talented Guests from the Writing Excuses Podcast!  Additionally, she is the author of Bodies in Motion(HarperCollins), The Stars Change(Circlet Press) and eleven other titles.Bodies in Motion was a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards, a USA Today Notable Book, and has been translated into six different languages... Read More →
avatar for Mark Oshiro

Mark Oshiro

What if you could re-live the experience of reading a book (or watching a show) for the first time? Mark Oshiro provides just such a thing on a daily basis on Mark Reads and Mark Watches, where he chronicles his unspoiled journey through various television and book series. Since 2009... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Roland

Jessica Roland

Product Owner, Quicken Loans
Volunteer Chair Penguicon 2018, ConChair Penguicon 2019, Penguicon Board Member, Hotel Liaison 2020 I love all things science especially neurobiology, Doctor Who, Wolverine, volunteering, and building communities.
avatar for Chelle Silas

Chelle Silas

Board of Directors & Head of Programming 2020, Penguicon
avatar for Cassy Sinke

Cassy Sinke

Penguicon 2019 Asst Chair, Penguicon 2018 ConChair, Panda trapped in a human body.
avatar for Ian Stedman

Ian Stedman

Magic Meeple Games
Magic Meeple Games is an independent tabletop games design, development, & publishing company based in Phoenix, Arizona and co-owned by Ian and Trish Stedman.MMG began when a good friend, and Gamelyn Games founder, Michael Coe approached Ian and Trish to co-publish a project with him. Ian and Trish (who have over 15 years combined involvement in various games industries) officially formed MMG in 2015. Ian has had a lifelong passion for gaming and is the designer of Magnum Opus from... Read More →
avatar for Trish Stedman

Trish Stedman

Magic Meeple Games
Magic Meeple Games is an independent tabletop games design, development, & publishing company based in Phoenix, Arizona and co-owned by Ian and Trish Stedman.Trish has been heavily involved with gaming conventions (including Phoenix Comicon, RinCon, and Crit Hit) for years as an experienced... Read More →
avatar for Christine Sunu

Christine Sunu

An interface designer, Christine (per her Twitter bio) builds things. The things she builds vary, but her focus throughout it all is on interfaces hooking into human behavior and expectation. She believes the level of complexity in tactility, geometry, and human factors in connected interface design requires understanding and experience... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Xmas

Johnny Xmas

Security Researcher, Uptake Technologies
Johnny is a Security Researcher at Uptake, a company dedicated to ensuring safety, reliability, and security of  industrial environments.  Johnny’s been speaking internationally (both in and very far outside of the infosec community) on the topics of information security, career... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Algonquin C/D
 
Sunday, May 6
 

10:00am

Penguicon Board of Directors Meeting
You’ve done the convention, you’ve met the staff, and you’ve even socialized with the ConCom. But what about those *other* Penguicon people? Those shadowy figures that create the multi-year rules, have their fingers on the money, and cause a ConChair to mysteriously appear every year in a puff of penguin-scented smoke? Ever wonder what the Penguicon Board of Directors does in their secret sanctum, and where they are taking Penguicon? Come to the Board of Directors meeting and see!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Arnold

Matt Arnold

Over the past 14 years, Matt has served at almost every level of leadership in Penguicon. For five years, he has alternately served as a Board Director and Officer at i3Detroit hacker space. Professionally, Matt designs and publishes board games, develops websites, and makes custom... Read More →
avatar for Randal Bradakis

Randal Bradakis

President, Penguicon Board of Directors
avatar for Steve Gutterman

Steve Gutterman

Board of Directors, Penguicon
avatar for Jer Lance

Jer Lance

Board of Directors, Penguicon
I've served Penguicon as a staffer, member of the concom, and/or board of directors for more than a decade. In real life, I'm a software engineer, leader, and coach. I'm the lesser half of the Leading Questions Podcast duo (http://questionscast.com).@jer_ on Twitter and Wandering.shop... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
EMC II

2:00pm

Penguicon 2019 Planning Meeting
Did you have an amazing weekend, want to learn how to be involved with planning next year's con? Join us to meet the 2019 ConChair and some of the ConCom as well as find out the the ways you can be involved and what the vision is for 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Angel

Angel

Conchair, Penguicon
Bagel makes a lot of things and watches a lot of movies. She crafts and Warcrafts. She prefers bagels to donuts (but will eat either). :)
avatar for Matt Arnold

Matt Arnold

Over the past 14 years, Matt has served at almost every level of leadership in Penguicon. For five years, he has alternately served as a Board Director and Officer at i3Detroit hacker space. Professionally, Matt designs and publishes board games, develops websites, and makes custom... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Dugan

Daniel Dugan

Bioinformatician, Genomenon
I got into Penguicon in 2015 through e-nable. I work for a startup. I do weird things in and around Michigan. I have an awesome daughter. I make stuff.
avatar for Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy

Head of Communications, 2019, 2015, 2014 | Asst Chair, 2018, 2015 | Chair, 2016Into RetroPie, Steven Universe, A:TLA, nerdy tattoos, stickers, photography, video editing, color correction, graphic design, social media moderation and community management, and more.
RL

Richard Langan

Penguicon Logistics
avatar for Niki MacRae

Niki MacRae

Head of Hospitality 2020
avatar for Jeff Marraccini

Jeff Marraccini

Registration, Penguicon 2016-2020 Con Com
I am looking forward to welcoming everyone to Penguicon! Thank you to Paul Keyes, Allison, our Registration Team, and the Penguicon Con Com for all their help as well!
avatar for Jessica Roland

Jessica Roland

Product Owner, Quicken Loans
Volunteer Chair Penguicon 2018, ConChair Penguicon 2019, Penguicon Board Member, Hotel Liaison 2020 I love all things science especially neurobiology, Doctor Who, Wolverine, volunteering, and building communities.
avatar for Chelle Silas

Chelle Silas

Board of Directors & Head of Programming 2020, Penguicon
avatar for Cassy Sinke

Cassy Sinke

Penguicon 2019 Asst Chair, Penguicon 2018 ConChair, Panda trapped in a human body.


Sunday May 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
EMC II

3:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
As we officially shut down another amazing, exciting year for Penguicon, come hear about how it went, and what we’ve got our eye on for next year.

Speakers
avatar for Angel

Angel

Conchair, Penguicon
Bagel makes a lot of things and watches a lot of movies. She crafts and Warcrafts. She prefers bagels to donuts (but will eat either). :)
avatar for Daniel Dugan

Daniel Dugan

Bioinformatician, Genomenon
I got into Penguicon in 2015 through e-nable. I work for a startup. I do weird things in and around Michigan. I have an awesome daughter. I make stuff.
avatar for Amal El-Mohtar

Amal El-Mohtar

Writing Excuses Podcast
Amal is an award-winning writer of prose, poetry, and criticism. She’s written stories about maps, bird women, book women, the Arabic alphabet, singing fish, Damascene dream-crafters, sentient diamond oceans, and pockets that are bigger on the inside. Her stories The Green Book... Read More →
avatar for Janet Gocay

Janet Gocay

Planner of Penguicon. Teacher and event planner. Maker of pretty things.
avatar for Nuri Gocay

Nuri Gocay

Sr. Technology Manager, Expedia Group
Nuri has been involved in the IT industry since 1996, when he, at the tender age of 14, was able to pester the local IT firm into his first intern job. In 2000, Nuri took his first call center job, and after pestering the IT guys into giving him a job, he launched a career in contact... Read More →
avatar for Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy

Head of Communications, 2019, 2015, 2014 | Asst Chair, 2018, 2015 | Chair, 2016Into RetroPie, Steven Universe, A:TLA, nerdy tattoos, stickers, photography, video editing, color correction, graphic design, social media moderation and community management, and more.
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Writing Excuses Podcast
Mary is the author of historical fantasy novels: The Glamourist Histories series and Ghost Talkers in addition to being a host on the Writing Excuses podcast! She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kristine Larsen

Dr. Kristine Larsen

Kristine is Professor of Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. Her teaching and research focuses on the intersections of science and society, including the history of women in science, and science and popular culture.In particular, her work... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Marraccini

Jeff Marraccini

Registration, Penguicon 2016-2020 Con Com
I am looking forward to welcoming everyone to Penguicon! Thank you to Paul Keyes, Allison, our Registration Team, and the Penguicon Con Com for all their help as well!
avatar for Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Writing Excuses Podcast
Mary Anne is one of our talented Guests from the Writing Excuses Podcast!  Additionally, she is the author of Bodies in Motion(HarperCollins), The Stars Change(Circlet Press) and eleven other titles.Bodies in Motion was a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards, a USA Today Notable Book, and has been translated into six different languages... Read More →
avatar for Mark Oshiro

Mark Oshiro

What if you could re-live the experience of reading a book (or watching a show) for the first time? Mark Oshiro provides just such a thing on a daily basis on Mark Reads and Mark Watches, where he chronicles his unspoiled journey through various television and book series. Since 2009... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Roland

Jessica Roland

Product Owner, Quicken Loans
Volunteer Chair Penguicon 2018, ConChair Penguicon 2019, Penguicon Board Member, Hotel Liaison 2020 I love all things science especially neurobiology, Doctor Who, Wolverine, volunteering, and building communities.
avatar for Chelle Silas

Chelle Silas

Board of Directors & Head of Programming 2020, Penguicon
avatar for Cassy Sinke

Cassy Sinke

Penguicon 2019 Asst Chair, Penguicon 2018 ConChair, Panda trapped in a human body.
avatar for Ian Stedman

Ian Stedman

Magic Meeple Games
Magic Meeple Games is an independent tabletop games design, development, & publishing company based in Phoenix, Arizona and co-owned by Ian and Trish Stedman.MMG began when a good friend, and Gamelyn Games founder, Michael Coe approached Ian and Trish to co-publish a project with him. Ian and Trish (who have over 15 years combined involvement in various games industries) officially formed MMG in 2015. Ian has had a lifelong passion for gaming and is the designer of Magnum Opus from... Read More →
avatar for Trish Stedman

Trish Stedman

Magic Meeple Games
Magic Meeple Games is an independent tabletop games design, development, & publishing company based in Phoenix, Arizona and co-owned by Ian and Trish Stedman.Trish has been heavily involved with gaming conventions (including Phoenix Comicon, RinCon, and Crit Hit) for years as an experienced... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Xmas

Johnny Xmas

Security Researcher, Uptake Technologies
Johnny is a Security Researcher at Uptake, a company dedicated to ensuring safety, reliability, and security of  industrial environments.  Johnny’s been speaking internationally (both in and very far outside of the infosec community) on the topics of information security, career... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Algonquin C/D