What is PenguiCon?
To those of you familiar with the Linux and Open Source community, think of a weekend long LUG meeting with hundreds of other geeks which also just happens to have nationally acclaimed guests, its own wireless network, free caffeine and snacks always available, lots of folks talking about Science Fiction and Fantasy, situated next to a place to buy really cool t-shirts and buttons and such, and with some extra events like amateur singing, anime, and a costume contest.
To those of you familiar with Science Fiction conventions, imagine all the convention features you know and love, with the addition of wireless internet access, computer gaming, non-stop Internet access (see Network Wrangler), people who know about online publishing / books on demand / digital art, a programming track involving computing topics (see the Tech Track) and another one focusing on the crossover between Science Fiction and computing.
And what else is there at Penguicon? There is a DealersRoom. There a MasqueradE, and a rocking DancE. There are reading and signing sessions from our guest authors, 24 hour NonComputerGaming, and an AnimeProgramming room. There is a Linux InstallFest, BirdsOfAFeather sessions, computing and programming tutorials, and InfoKiosks. We have coffee, OpenCola, and the famed “WaterJoe” in the ConSuite, which is open to everyone. We do technical presentations and seminars. There is a WritingWorkshop. There is a FilkRoom. There are homemade robotics. There is an open source [ComputerLounge4.0].
All of this on a three day weekend. And PenguiCon will have even more. We're looking forward to seeing YOU there!
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