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Master Event Schedule for Penguicon 4.0 in 2006

Friday, April 21, 2006

4:30pm-7:30pm, Renaissance A & B - **Monroe April LUG Meeting: CantennaConstruction** – RonBlanchett
 Ron Blanchett and Dan DeSloover of MonroeLUG will construct a cirular wave guide antenna. Activities and topics include a description of how the cantenna works, an overview of open-source wireless network surveying tools, and time and weather permitting testing of the antenna in the hotel parking lot.
5pm-6pm, ConSuite - **LiquidNitrogenIceCream** - RobLandley, JenniferSkwarski
 Join PenguiCon co-founder RobLandley as he creates custom forms of liquid nitrogen ice cream for your flavor enjoyment. Come for the show, stay for the ice cream. 
5pm-6pm, St. Claire B - **FUDMonocultureAndMonopolyInSoftwareAndMedicine** – CarlGregory
 FUD means Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Famed as a tool used by Microsoft in maintaing their desktop monopoly, its use tends to characterize commercial software. Is FUD also characteristic of our medical system/industry, and if so, how? 
5pm-6pm, The Pit - **GotFilk?** – TomSmith, RobBalder, FrankHayes
 WARNING: Not For the Humor Impaired. So what the hell is filk, and why should you care? These three humorists and musicians distill over 30 years of musical history into a one hour discussion. 
6pm-7pm, St. Claire A - **GettingStartedInWriting** - SteveMiller, SharonLee, SarahZettel, DianeFrkin
 Experienced and new authors discuss their process – starting with a blank page. 
6pm-7pm, St. Claire B - **PartiallyClips** - RobBalder
 PartiallyClips has no storyline, no characters, and author RobBalder doesn't actually draw anything. It is also an astoundingly funny webcomic. Come hear Rob tell you how he does it. 
6pm-7pm, The Pit - **SchlockMercenary** - HowardTayler
 Welcome to the 31st Century! Howard talks about his popular web comic Schlock Mercenary, which he describes as a “comic serial space opera.” Let him tell you about his world, and what it's like to quit your day job and do what you love. 
6:30pm-7:30pm, Renaissance C1 & C2 - **The WeddingOfMoonbeamAndDanielNance !**
 All family, friends, and close acquaintances of DanielNance and Moonbeam are invited to witness and celebrate their wedding. 
7pm-8pm, St. Claire A - **SmallIsBeautiful - embedded technology coming to the desktop** - Rob Landley, Karl Schroeder
 Big bloated environments like GNOME and KDE take up valuable space on a live CD, and it’s hard to fit them on a handheld at all. Battery-powered devices want to cram as much as they can into less memory and slower processors, and are turning to embedded technologies to do it. What small, focused applications are available to streamline your desktop? 
7pm-8pm, St. Claire B - **MONOAndASPDotNET** - JayWren
7pm-8pm, The Pit - **HowToThrowRoomParties** - RachelWeisenfeld, JoeSaul, BillPutt, CathyRaymond, MarkMiller
 Is there more to a convention room party than chips, dip, cheap beer, and people? Indubitably yes! How do you throw the room party people will talk about all con? Ask our panel of experienced party hosts. Audience members will be eligible to vote for Best PenguiCon Room Party. 
8pm-9pm, Renaissance A & B - **OpeningCeremonies** - GuestsOfHonor ChrisDiBona, FrankHayes, SharonLee and SteveMiller, with AndyLooney, KristenLooney, and AlisonLooney
 See all the Guests of Honor! Hear about convention highlights! Find out where we keep all the food! See if this year's ConChair proposes to anyone! 
8pm-9pm, Renaissance C1 - **PenguiCon WritingWorkshop, Pt. 1** - MichaelAndaluz, MichaelZWilliamson, WilliamAkselKuehl, AnneZanoni
 Local SF writer Michael "Freon" Andaluz introduces the “Writing Genome” – structure, sequence, and a homebrewed method to construct and analyze your SF/F literary creation. Stick around! Critiques collected ahead of time for the Sanctuary Press Second Annual PenguiCon Workshop are being given to workshop attendees now for their third draft makeover. 
8pm-9pm, St. Claire B - **AsteriskAndCisco** - RickLull
8pm-11pm, Holidome Patio - **BlackSweaterParty** - AegisConsulting Staff
 Wear comfortable clothing, please. Be prepared to move around, learn, and have fun. Hands-on SWAT team-style building clearing and hostage rescue simulations with the AegisConsulting Staff. 
9pm-10pm, Renaissance C1 - **IntroductionToPenguicon: Geek, Fan, or Both?** - TracyWorcester, SethBreidbart, MattArnold, RobLandley, ChuckFirment
 Are you new to conventions? This panel is a guide for newbies on how to survive and thrive in a convention atmosphere. Not sure where to go? What to see? What to do? These questions answered and more! 
9pm-10pm, Renaissance C2 - **Imagining the Future - WhenWeedIsLegal** - AndyLooney, EricRaymond
 Drug Peace activists believe that legalization is inevitable, and that the Drug War, like Prohibition, will eventually end. But what then? What would legalization look like? Andy discusses seven ways pot-smoking could be tolerated by future societies, under different models of decriminalization. 
9pm-10pm, St. Claire A - **HowLinuxIsDoing** - ChrisDiBona, CathyRaymond
 Is the fabled Linux desktop right around the corner? Is Linux maintaining its competitive edge as a server OS? What happens if the concept of the operating system itself becomes obsolete? Linux is inside more devices than ever before. Find out about the public’s awareness of Linux, and how it stands today and for the future. 
9pm-10pm, St. Claire B - **DVD Authoring with Linux** - KyleRankin
 In this panel, Kyle will discuss how to create your own custom video DVD using OpenSource tools – no XML editing required! 
9pm-10pm, The Pit - **Good, Bad or Indifferent: TheNewDrWho** - MichaelMarcus, MarshalNewrock, SarahZettel, TheFerrett
 Is the new Dr. Who living up to the series’ reputation or down to it? 
9pm-10:30pm, Renaissance A & B - **UnholyTrinityConcert** - FrankHayes, TomSmith, and LukeSki
 Three brilliant filkers. Three different styles. One big concert. One of the “Don't Miss!” events of the convention. 
10pm-11pm, ConSuite - **LiquidNitrogenIceCream** - RobLandley
 Convention co-founder goes for round two of ice cream creation! What classic and/or bizarre flavors will he make this time? 
10pm-11pm, St. Claire A - **Eww! Gross! RealLifeStoriesFromTheER** - ManyaNewton
 Real life stories from an ER doctor. Pictures to be shown are definitely not for the squeamish! Attendance by children is discouraged. 
10pm-11pm, St. Claire B - **UbuntuLinuxForHumanBeings** - JorgeCastro
 Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. It is developed by a large community and we invite you to participate too! In this panel, Jorge Castro will cover the basics of Ubuntu, its philosophy, its community, and will preview the upcoming features of the upcoming Ubuntu 6.06 (The Dapper Drake Release). Free CDs will be handed out, and members of the local Ubuntu Detroit team will be available for tech support and answering questions. Users of all skill levels are invited to visit, especially those new to Linux. 
10pm-12am, The Pit - **LojbanPresentation** - MattArnold
 PenguiCon has the honor of hosting this year’s Lojban gathering. Lojban is an artificial language with a grammar based on formal logic systems, and is speakable by humans and potentially by computers. Designed from an engineering standpoint for functional elegance, this project is spearheaded by a dedicated volunteer organization of linguists and logicians. The project has survived five decades and an intellectual property dispute. The celebration will go on all weekend, but this presentation offers the newbie the opportunity to take a look under the hood of the most sophisticated toolkit for expression a geek could desire. 
11pm-12am, Renaissance A & B - **BuffyTheMusical**
 Not familiar with Buffy: The Vampire Slayer? Have you been living under a rock? Come see the famed musical episode both on-screen and with our very own Live Cast. 
11pm-12am, St. Claire A - **JavaVirtualMachineFusion** - JohnCatherino
 Come learn about the cajo project, free software enabling machines ranging from mainframes to mobile phones to spontaneously discover each other and form a seamless computing collective. Build applications using multiple machines, every bit as easily as one. Transparently remote sophisticated Graphical User Interfaces, and dynamically script cooperation between machines. See what "the network is the computer" really means; it sure ain't Web 2.0.
11pm-12am, St. Claire B - **Git** - RyanAnderson
 The Git distributed revision control system has come a long way in the last year of development. This covers a brief history, a tutorial of the basic commands used daily, and some of the advanced tools built on top. 
11pm-2am, Holidome Patio - **PirateFreeForAll** - AegisConsulting
 Captain your ships through cannon-fire and free ports for profit and adventure! Join us for Pirates! the collectable card game by Whizkids Games! Cards will be provided. 
11:30pm-12:30am, Renaissance C1 - **ChocolateRitual** - LadySarah, FrankHayes
 Ever thought chocolate should be a religion? Come join us as we invoke chocolate in all its forms, directions, elements, and any other variation we can think of. Not for those inclined to take their religions too seriously, unless that religion is the Holy Cocoa. 
12am-1am, Renaissance A & B - **WormQuartetConcert** - Shoebox
 Worm Quartet is a Rochester, NY-based band that forcibly staples punk and electronica together and throws them into a blender with hysterically twisted lyrics. They have been featured repeatedly on the Dr. Demento show, and had the most requested song of 2004 with the ex-girlfriend rant "Great Idea For A Song" and the 2nd most requested song of 2002 with the anti-drummer anthem "Frank's Not In The Band Anymore." The sole member of Worm Quartet is a 6'4" 300-lb. bemulleted maniac named Shoebox who is under court order to stay away from chickens.
12am-1am, ConSuite - **LiquidNitrogenIceCream** - 
 Join PenguiCon co-founder Rob Landley as he creates custom forms of liquid nitrogen ice cream for your flavor enjoyment. Come for the show, stay for the ice cream.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

10am-11am, Renaissance C1 - **GreetTheDayCoffeeRitual** - MattArnold, AndreaDale 
 For those of you inclined to worship the Holy Liquid, come join us for celebration and partaking of the holy substance. Debate denominational variants such as honey versus sugar, the unorthodoxy of flavored creamer, or state your devotion to the pristine blackness. 
10am-11am, Renaissance C2 - **BirdFluThreatHypeOrBoth?** - DanielPeisach, ManyaNewton
 Get the rundown on the epidemiology and science of H5N1, the infamous Bird Flu, and an intelligent discussion of whether any of us need to be concerned. 
10am-11am, The Pit - **IntroToPenguicon - Geek, Fan, or Both?** - TracyWorcester, ShayVanZwoll, JeffBeeler, SethBreidbart, RobLandley
 Are you new to conventions? This panel is a guide for newbies on how to survive and thrive in a convention atmosphere. Not sure where to go? What to see? What to do? These questions answered and more!
10am-12:30pm, Renaissance B - **JunkPileWars** - TomSkelton and DanSkelton
 Three hours - a small mountain of random computer components - and a challenge. Will you and your team rise to it, and overcome? **ending time changed from 1pm to 12:30pm**
10:30am-12pm, Renaissance A - **FromClosedWindowsToOpenSource** - GregBarker
 What's different? What's the same? This session focuses on key areas that will help the new user’s transition from Windows to Linux be less frustrating. 
11am-12pm, Renaissance C1 - **WelcomeToLiad!** - SharonLee, SteveMiller, SusanHarris, TracyWorcester
 "If a Liaden hands you a contract don't sign it. If he won't sign yours, walk away." An introduction to the complex and exciting Liaden universe created by our author Guests of Honor, Steve Miller and Sharon Lee. 
11am-12pm, Renaissance C2 - **WritingAndTheArtOfCharacterization** - DavidKlecha, SarahZettel, NancyAtwell, TobiasBuckell
 Ever read a book which had an interesting world and a good plot, but you didn't give a damn about anyone in it? Our panelists discuss how to make characters real, and make your readers care if they live or die. 
11am-12pm, St. Claire A **WhatsNewWithTheLinuxKernel?** - RobLandley
 The Linux kernel has seen as much new development since 2.6.0 shipped as occurred in the last "development" series. How does the new development model work, and what are the results?
11am-12pm, St. Claire B - **IntroductionToKnoppix** - KyleRankin
 The first in a series of Knoppix talks from Kyle Rankin, this one gives an overview of what Knoppix is. Suitable for beginners. 
12pm-1pm, Renaissance A - **TechniquesIn3DIllustration** - TomPeters
 Tom plans to demonstrate digital illustration workflow using both 3-D and 2-D techniques, primarily 3-D. Tom has done cover art for Guests of Honor Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.
12pm-1pm, Renaissance C1 - **BuildingABetterMouse - Transgenic Research** - SaumyaVanderwyst
 An overview of mouse genetics and what we need 'em for!
12pm-1pm, Renaissance C2 - **HeinleinOneOhOne** - SusanHarris, BarbaraTrumpinskiRoberts, GregBarker
 Not familiar with the "old guys" of science fiction? Who's Heinlein, you say? Oh, you lucky person - hours of entertainment await you. 
12pm-1pm, St. Claire A - **TerseLanguages** - SethBreidbart, EricRaymond
12pm-1pm, St. Claire B - **RescueWithKnoppix** - KyleRankin
 A more advanced talk dealing with different methods of rescuing Linux and Windows systems using Knoppix.
12pm-1pm, The Pit - **WhyDontThoseReportersGetLinuxAndOpenSource** - FrankHayes, DianeFrkin
 Why is open source too hard for reporters to understand? Is it deliberate, or a horrible mistake? A look at how to present open source news in ways more likely to get an accurate recounting. 
1pm-2pm, ConSuite - **LiquidNitrogenIceCream** - RobLandley
 Watch the co-founder of PenguiCon create more weird and tasty goodness in classic mad scientist fashion. 
1pm-2pm, Renaissance C1 - **TechnicalWriting** - ClifFlynt, AndreaDale, TobiasBuckell
 If you want users to Read The F@%*ing Manual, you have to write it in a way they can understand. Our panelists discuss how to take a topic you know well, and explain it to someone who, well, doesn't. 
1pm-2pm, Renaissance C2 - **WebcomicsHavesAndHaveNots** - HowardTayler, RobBalder, TheFerrett, EricMilliken
 As webcomics begin their second decade as a medium, the vast majority of web traffic still is directed toward a tiny fraction of titles. What do the disparities in traffic numbers indicate about art, society, entertainment, and free choice?
1pm-2pm, The Pit - **WorldBuilding** – SteveMiller, KarlSchroeder, NancyAtwell, JohnScalzi
 Some worlds you believe in, and some interfere with the story. How to build and portray your fictional world. 
1pm-2:30pm, Renaissance A - **TomSmithConcert**
 It's TomSmith, for ghod's sake! He's funny! He's fast! He's witty! He's poignant! Go, listen, and have fun. 
1pm-2:30pm, Renaissance B - **ChrisDiBonaKeynote**
 Technical guest keynote by Google's own ChrisDiBona! 
1pm-2:30pm, St. Claire B - **BSD** – MarcusWatts, SteveAndre
 This year our moderators are going to do a bit more of a hands-on thing. They will be bringing in an older Dell, installing openBSD on it, configuring it as a firewall, and demonstrating it as such with a Windows machine on the "inside" and some interesting exploits on the "outside." 
1pm-3pm, St. Claire A - **PenguiCon WritingWorkshop, Pt. 2** – MichaelAndaluz, WilliamAskelKuehl, MichaelZWilliamson, SarahZettel
 The Writing Workshop gets down to business with a round-table discussion of proposed rewrites. We'll also discuss the well-known workshops like Clarion and Odyssey, and meet a few industry luminaries in the SF/F biz. We use the rest of the evening to hammer out third draft rewrites for Part 3 on Sunday. Semi-closed session - come if you are serious about your fiction and we will all be rewarded. 
2pm-3pm, Renaissance C1 - **GettingToAndLivingOnMars** – AntonVanderWyst; SaumyaVanderWyst
 An aerospace engineer and a biologist address the questions: What would it take to get humans to Mars? Once there, what biological hurdles would we have to overcome to live there?  
2pm-3pm, The Pit - **HistoryOfHotPeppers** – EricRaymond, JohnGuest, HowardTayler
 Can't tell a jalapeno from a habañero, but always wondered? These three capsaicin fans can take you on a journey through the wide world of hot peppers. 
2pm-4pm, Renaissance C2 - **AnatomyForTheFanArtist** – WilliamAkselKuehl
 Ever tried to draw something involving the human body, but just couldn't get it quite right? Artist William Aksel shares tips and tricks for getting it right. Bring pencil and paper; a model will be provided.
2:30pm-3:30pm, Renaissance A - **CollaborationWritingADeux** – SteveMiller, SharonLee
 The trials, tribulations, and unique victories of creating a shared universe. Creating a coherent world and consistent characters with shared brainpower. 
2:30pm-3:30pm, Renaissance B - **DancingForGeeks** – AnneMurphy, GregBarker, RennieWasielewski
 You know you want to learn, but you don't know where to start. A low stress and low pressure chance to learn some dance basics. 
2:30pm-4pm, St. Claire B - **Deploying and Administering Linux Desktops with GNOME and Sun Ray Thin Clients** – Jorge Castro
 Thin Client technology is a cost effective means of deploying large numbers of desktops to users while providing ease of administration for your IT staff. In this talk, Jorge Castro will discuss the prototype deployment of Sun Ray thin clients at Oakland University, using GNOME technologies to provide a common desktop to users. Related topics to be discussed include centralized user management, desktop administration using gconf, Sun Ray Server Software deployment on Linux, support for proprietary applications, remote desktop services using FreeNX, and resource management. 
3pm-4pm, ConSuite - **Hot Sauce Tasting** – Eric Raymond, Howard Tayler, John Guest, Michael Marcus
 Missed the History of Hot Peppers panel? Consider this the lab section. Learn how much heat you can take, and which kinds you enjoy. 
3pm-4pm, Renaissance C1 - **Einstein's Relativity for Dummies** – Anton VanderWyst, Andrew Porwitzky
 Everything you always felt you should understand about relativity, but were too embarrassed to ask. 
3pm-4pm, St. Claire A - **How Computers Think** – Marshal Newrock, Andy Vinton, Marcus Watts, Charles Ulrich
 Is it alive or dead? Has it thoughts within its head? Join us as we attempt to open up the iron and unravel how your clicks and keystrokes become things that the computer does, and how it runs a program.
3pm-4pm, The Pit - **Gail Does Something** – Gail Christopherson, James Klass, Neil Epstein
 Remember the Brick Panel from 2.0? Gail can guarantee something absurd, and will attempt something impossible. It's a secret until the event.
3pm-5pm, Holidome Patio - **A Map, a Chase: A Clue, a Compass, a Race!** – Aegis Consulting
 Find your way through the clues before everyone else! Learn basic map and compass use in an intricate race through the hotel! 
3:30pm-5pm, Renaissance A - **Frank Hayes Concert**
 You've read his column. Now come hear his music!
3:30pm-5pm, Renaissance B - **Tcl/Tk** – Clif Flynt
 What used to be the best kept open secret of Unix, and is now the best kept open source secret? What's the secret weapon of Cisco, Oracle, NBC, Deutsche-Telecom and more? Learn what Tcl/Tk is, and how easy it is to construct applications.
4pm-5pm, ConSuite - **Stuffed Animal Tea Party** – Alison Looney, Sharon Lee
 Come join Alison Looney and Sharon Lee for tea with their favorite stuffed friends. 
4pm-5pm, Renaissance C1 - **Biogeeks: Tissue Regeneration** – Saumya VanderWyst
 General concepts and approaches for tissue engineering. 
4pm-5pm, Renaissance C2 - **Eye of Aragon Dramatic Reading** – Cathy Raymond
 The Eye Of Aragon - quite possibly the worst science fiction ever written, but the most hilarious piece of fiction when read aloud. Come join us as we experience a West Coast phenomenon. 
4pm-5pm, St. Claire A - **Unix User Group Leadership - Q&A** – Ron Blanchett
 A panel consisting of area LUG leaders is put in the hot seat and forced to give frank answers to tough questions on what it takes to keep a successful user group going. Audience involvement is highly encouraged. 
4pm-5pm, St. Claire B - **PHP Application Security** – Flavio daCosta
 This talk discusses many aspects of web application security with a focus on the PHP language. We will be covering a wide range of attacks, what they look like and techniques to use to help avoid them. Some of the attacks covered will be input validation attacks (subsystem attacks such as SQL injection), output validation (XSS - cross site scripting), session hijacking, Cross-Site Request Forgeries and a few in-between. 
4pm-5pm, The Pit - **Warfare in SF** – Jeff Beeler, John Scalzi, Barbara Trumpinski-Roberts
 Which authors, past and present, do the best job of looking at warfare in a science fiction context? What's most important: that it is convincing, that it is plausible, or something else entirely? 
5pm-6pm, Holidome Patio - **Viking Sword Tournament** – Aegis Consulting
 Aegis’ favorite game: Ten foot circle, two swords. Don’t cross the line.
5pm-6pm, Renaissance A - **Spam Spam Spam** – Seth Breidbart, Marshal Newrock
 Checking your inbox can be like wading through a room full of singing Vikings, trying to hear someone on the other side. How do you shut those bloody Vikings up? Filtering with your mail client still lets them in the door, where they leave muddy footprints all over the place and steal important stuff. Learn about server-side techniques for stopping spam before it even gets to your inbox.
5pm-6pm, Renaissance B - **Open Cola** – Bill Putt, Charles Child
 There was once a software company who also sold a darn good beverage with a public flavoring formula as an analogy for open-source. The "Penguicon build" of the recipe is tastier and fizzier than ever this year. Did you drink it in the ConSuite and find yourself curious how it was done? Chuck Child, our Minister of Cola Chemistry, and Bill Putt the Super-Taster, demonstrate the process of safely brewing the black waters of corporate imperialism!
5pm-6pm, Renaissance C1 - **Racing Light: Real Physics** – Anton VanderWyst
 Real techniques for beating photons to the finish line.
5pm-6pm, Renaissance C2 - **Rob Balder Concert**
 Self-described renaissance geek Rob Balder regales us with songs from his album Rich Fantasy Lives.
5pm-6pm, St. Claire B - **Michael "Freon" Andaluz Reading**
 Ascent Stage short story author reads from the up and coming and long-awaited second collection. Let him autograph your forehead because he knows he's already signed your copy of AS-1. He grew a beard for you; the least you can do is come and listen.
5pm-6pm, The Pit - **InZer0** – Diane Frkin, Ed Gardiner, Jamie Sonderman
 InZer0 is a new science fiction television show being shot in Detroit. Be a part of this new creative movement involving filmmaking, local talent and our love of science fiction. Come and listen to the Director, Executive Producer, Assistant Art Director and Writer of InZer0 from Thought Collide Productions, as they present the latest filmmaking concept and why this movement is gaining fast recognition on MySpace. 
5pm-6:30pm, St. Claire A - **Slashdot** – Rob Malda and Jeff "Hemos" Bates
 Slashdot names itself as "News for Nerds, Stuff that Matters". Unfamiliar with Slashdot? Come find out what it is, and why you might want to care. Familiar with Slashdot? Find out the insider details of what's been going on this year, and what's coming your way soon.
6pm-7pm, ConSuite - **Chupaqueso** – Jay Maynard, Howard Tayler
 A cheese crisp folded around melted cheese.
6pm-7pm, Holidome Patio - **The Duel** – Aegis Consulting
 The grace of light saber battles, the precision of classic fencing, the (rum) violent glee of pirate duels! Aegis’ most advanced fighters demonstrate expert performance with sword. 
6pm-7pm, Renaissance C1 - **Andrea Dale Filk Concert**
 Come enjoy filk by the talented Andrea Dale! 
6pm-7pm, Renaissance C2 - **Preventing Spyware** – Rich Clark, Dan DeSlover
 Spyware sucks! But how do you stop it? Our panelists tell you how.
6pm-7pm, St. Claire B - **VMware Virtualization** – John Guest, Marcus Watts
 VMWare is the tool for testing. How many platforms can one computer run? Discuss the VMWare product line, focusing on VMware ESX, VirtualCenter and Vmotion. All welcome. 
6pm-7pm, The Pit - **Flirting and Romance for Geeks** – Bill Kolasa, Chuck Firment, Shay vanZwoll, Jessica Zerwas
 One panelist with all the questions you've wanted to ask. Other panelists with the best answers they have. Gain insight on the vagaries of flirting and romance.
7pm-8pm, Renaissance C1 - **SF Economics** – Karl Schroeder, Richard Herrell
 It's not rare for the science in science fiction to be sketchy at best, but that's *nothing* compared to the viability of the economics of most SF societies. Our panelists discuss who does it well, and what doing it well means. 
7pm – 8:30pm, Renaissance C2 - **TurboGears** – Mark Ramm
 TurboGears is a rapid web development megaframework toolkit for complete front-to-back web development, Mark Ramm will do a brief introduction.
7pm-8pm, St. Claire A - **OpenAFS** - The Linux Box
 The staff of The Linux Box will provide an overview of the OpenAFS distributed filesystem, and demonstrate rxk5,an extension of OpenAFS that provides native Kerberos V authentication and advanced encryption.

7pm-8pm, St. Claire B - Mono – Jay R. Wren

 Developing for Mac OS X, Linux, & Windows with Mono.

7pm-8pm, The Pit - It’s just a flesh wound. When you should stay home and avoid that $900 ER bill – Manya Newton

 Find out when you should absolutely *not* stay at home.
7pm-9pm, Renaissance A & B - **Masquerade**
 From jaw-dropping to head-scratching, the masquerade will be filled with the costumes people will be talking about until next year. 
8pm-9pm, ConSuite **Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream** - Rob Landley, Jennifer Skwarski
 PenguiCon co-founder Rob Landley creates another round of esoteric and happy-making ice cream flavors. Bring your own ingredients, and see if he'll make a custom flavor for you! 
8pm-9pm, Renaissance C1 - **Why Didn't Science Fiction Predict That?** – Karl Schroeder, John Scalzi
 SF predicted moon colonies by 2001 and computers so big they'd mostly exist in hyperspace. That wrong-headedness has something to say about predictions we're making today. And why DIDN'T SF predict Frogurt instead of yeast cigarettes, anyhow? 
8pm-9pm, St. Claire A - **Perl, Remember the Magic** – Brian Decker, Brian Johnson
 Why you still want to use Perl and what it is good for.
8pm-9:30pm, St. Claire B - **Security Fundamentals** – Tatsuya Murase
 60+ minutes on security starting with the basics.
8:30pm-9:30pm, Renaissance C2 - **Making String Figures** – Alison Looney
 Come spend a fun filled hour with Alison Looney learning how to make figures out of string. Sure to be a new skill to show off at parties.
8pm-10pm, Holidome Patio - **Black Sweater Party** – Aegis Consulting
 Wear comfortable clothing, please. Be prepared to move around, learn, and have fun. Hands-on SWAT team-style building clearing and hostage rescue simulations with the Aegis Consulting Staff. 
9pm-12am, Renaissance A & B - **Dance**
 DJ Brick will hack into your muscles and bones and install a beat that will upload your feet to the dance floor!
9pm-12am Renaissance C1 - **YAAARC and Robots** – Neal Probert
9:30pm-10:30pm, St. Claire B - **Introduction to SSL** – Bill Childers
 Bill Childers walks through the basics of SSL and PKI, all geared for a layman. Little to no math is involved. 
10pm-1am, Holidome Patio - **Midnight Revel** – Aegis Consulting
 Gather, converse, frolic, dream, drum, spar.
10:30pm-11:30pm, St. Claire B - **BackupPC** – Bill Childers
 Bill Childers explains why BackupPC is a pretty damn cool backup method for a small LAN, and how it could be used as a SOHO by medium-sized businesses
11pm-12am, St. Claire A - **Open Filk**
 Enjoy the music of the wide variety of musicians at the convention, or bring instrument and voice and join on in.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

10am-11am, Renaissance C1 - **Greet the Day: Coffee Ritual** – Matt Arnold, Andrea Dale
 For those of you inclined to worship the Holy Liquid, come join us for celebration and partaking of the holy substance. Debate denominational variants such as honey versus sugar, the unorthodoxy of flavored creamer, or state your devotion to the pristine blackness. 
10am-11am, St. Claire A - **Writing Computer Games with Tcl/Tk** – Clif Flynt
 Write games in an interpreted language? Well, yes. Professional gaming companies do, and so can you. Clif Flynt will show you some of the techniques and tricks for writing games in Tcl/Tk.
10am-11am, St. Claire B - **Michael Z. Williamson Reading**
 A professional bladesmith, Mike's written a little bit of everything, including SF and fantasy. Come enjoy his reading. 
11am-12pm, Renaissance A - **Nancy Atwell Reading**
11am-12pm, Renaissance B - **Copyrights and Trademarks** – Cathy Raymond, Karl Schroeder, Carl Gregory
 This panel offers a detailed look at the legal ins-and-outs of various methods of protecting intellectual property. Looks at how to, why to, and whether to.
11am-12pm, Renaissance C1 - **First Contact: Message From Another Sun** – Ron Wilson (Referee)
 SETI@PenguiCon has received a message. We need you to help interpret it. You may pick up copies of the raw message at Ops or Registration earlier in the weekend. Bring your efforts to this panel and present them to your fellows. 
11am-12pm, Renaissance C2 - **Blogging for Life** – The Ferrett, John Scalzi, David Klecha
 News pages. Online journals. Web logs. A lot of people are using them. What tools are available, and what are the best ways to use them? 
11am-12pm, St. Claire A - **Virtual Linux: User Mode Linux and qemu** – Rob Landley 
 Find ways to put one penguin in another.
11am-12pm, St. Claire B - **Promoting PGP** – Eric Raymond

11am-12pm, The Pit - Not Just for Kids: Young Adult Fiction – Tracy Worcester, Jeff Beeler, Bill Kolasa, Barbara Trumpinski-Roberts

 Some of the best science fiction and fantasy around has protagonists less than 18 years old. Just because Borders puts it in the kids section doesn't mean these aren't books you will want to read.
12pm-1pm, Renaissance A - **Steve Miller and Sharon Lee Reading**
 Author Guests Steve Miller and Sharon Lee read aloud from their work.
12pm-1pm, Renaissance B - **Virtual Tour of Google** – Chris DiBona
 Chris describes how Google got started, what it's like working there now, and where it's headed. Sure to be informational.
12pm-1pm, Renaissance C1 - **Best SF Books of 2005** – Jeff Beeler, John Scalzi, Tobias Buckell, Karl Schroeder
 What were the outstanding works of 2005? What are the titles to look for, and who are the authors to watch?
12pm-1:30pm, Renaissance C2 - **Luke Ski Concert**
 Dr. Demento favorite Luke Ski presents a musical performance you won't want to miss!
12pm-2pm, St. Claire B **PenguiCon Writing Workshop, Pt. 3** – Michael "Freon" Andaluz, Nancy Atwell, Michael Z. Williamson
 We Read the Stuff. Watch as Workshop participants have us read their new drafts while noted artists from Niftydom and fandom alike lend a frenzied hand interpreting the prose into illustration. Sort of a "picturing a thousand words" kinda thing. We round out the workshop by sharing contact information and information about local writing groups who need people like you. 
1pm-2pm, Renaissance B - **Speech Writing Contest** – Chris DiBona
 Participants will write and present a short speech on their favorite book, game or movie. Chris will judge the best entry for writing and delivery. Prizes to be awarded. 
1pm-2pm, Renaissance C1 - **Everything You Know About Filk Is Wrong** – Frank Hayes, Rob Balder
 Think you know what filk is? You're probably wrong. Sure you're right? Come to the panel and argue your case with our panelists. 
2:30-3:30pm, Renaissance A - **Closing Ceremonies**
 Bid a fond farewell to our fabulous Guests of Honor, and hear the exciting things planned for PenguiCon 5.0!
3:30pm-4:30pm, Renaissance A - **Gripe (and Praise) Session**
 Saw something you weren't happy about, and want us to know? Saw something you liked, and want us to do that again, and more like it? Give us the information we need to make next year even better than this year! 
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