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 Greetings! Greetings!
  
-I am [[https://​plus.google.com/​+JohnDBell/​about|John D. Bell]], your event coordinator for the [[:​makerspace|Makerspace]] and [[:​geekswithguns|Geeks With Guns]].+I am [[https://​plus.google.com/​+JohnDBell/​about|John D. Bell]], your event coordinator for [[:​geekswithguns|Geeks With Guns]].
  
-2015 will be my fifth Penguicon -+2017 will be my seventh (!) Penguicon -
   * I was "​dragged"​ to my first one by a fellow author in 2011, and I attended much of the Literature track, including Cat Rambo'​s workshop.   * I was "​dragged"​ to my first one by a fellow author in 2011, and I attended much of the Literature track, including Cat Rambo'​s workshop.
   * In 2012, I volunteered to lead GwG (even though I hadn't handled a firearm since the mid-70'​s!),​ and I attended an assortment of activities in just about all of the tracks.   * In 2012, I volunteered to lead GwG (even though I hadn't handled a firearm since the mid-70'​s!),​ and I attended an assortment of activities in just about all of the tracks.
   * In 2013, I re-started the martial arts track ([[:​actionadventuretrack|Action/​Adventure]]),​ with the very generous assistance of Heather Gutterman and the rest of the staff at [[http://​www.polarisfellowship.com|Polaris Fellowship of Weapons Study]].   * In 2013, I re-started the martial arts track ([[:​actionadventuretrack|Action/​Adventure]]),​ with the very generous assistance of Heather Gutterman and the rest of the staff at [[http://​www.polarisfellowship.com|Polaris Fellowship of Weapons Study]].
-  * In 2014, I presented in the Tech track, plus "all of the above"​.  ​8-o  m(+  * In 2014, I presented in the Tech track, plus "all of the above"​. 
 +  * In 2015, James Hice and I kicked of the "​Penguicon Robot Build"​. ​ I also presented on some Tech track panels. 
 +  * In 2016, I presented on a couple of Tech track panels, continued the "​Penguicon Robot Build",​ and ....
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-For 2015, I have been asked to lead the Makerspace.  ​Since "open source"​ and "​hacking"​ are at the very core of Penguicon, I consider it an honor to do thisand //great// challenge to make it be as engaging ​and delightful as possible ​**Please** give me your ideas on how to make this awesome!+For 2017, I am going to dial my responsibilities back, and will only coordinate GwG.  ​I'll be attending ​the annual NTPsec Face-to-Face meetinghelping out on panel or two, and just otherwise visit with old friends ​and hang out.
  
 +Professionally,​ I'm a computer systems administrator and (rather out-of-date) open source programmer. ​ I'm trying to become a published SF author (several short stories and two novels in (very slow) progress).
  
-Professionally,​ I'm a computer systems administrator and (rather out-of-date) open source programmer. ​ I'm trying to become a published SF author (several short stories and a novel in progress). +Please do not hesitate to [[guns@penguicon.org?​subject=From the wiki|email]] me with suggestions about how to make GwG (or really, //any// part of Penguicon) better, or if you have any questions.
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-Please do not hesitate to [[maker@penguicon.org?​subject=From the wiki|email]] me with suggestions about how to make the Makerspace, ​GwG (or really, //any// part of Penguicon) better, or if you have any questions.+
  
 See you all in late April! See you all in late April!
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