My first ScienceFiction convention was the first Penguicon. I've been helping to run it ever since, and have been a frequent panelist and presenter there in recent years. I presented the Lojban talk (see LojbanPresentation), and Coffee Ritual (see CoffeeRitual).
I have done desktop publishing for most of the ConFusion & Penguicon program books for the past decade. Frequent presenter/panelist/gamemaster. For the past ten years at Penguicon, variously: secretary, truck driver, GoH liaison, head of Programming, track head, Chair, assistant Chair, board member, and creator of website/signage/publications (usually multiple jobs at once). Past board member of the AnnArborScienceFictionAssociation which runs ConFusion.
I am heavily involved in i3Detroit, a hacker space (community workshop) in Ferndale which was a HackOfHonor at Penguicon. By specific request, time permitting, I can provide occasional publications, displays, flyers, web ads, banners, & other graphics. Also custom manufacturing of promo items with a laser cutter, adhesive vinyl plotter, 3d printer, & possibly a vacuum former.
I have expert-level knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and In Design.
At PenguiCon 2.0 in 2004 I was on the PanelDiscussions “Cyber-Age Mythology” and “The Future of the Divine” with SF author SarahZettel and a panel with CathyRaymond about creating a costume at the last minute called “Help! I Forgot My Costume.” At PenguiCon 3.0 in 2005 I was on the PanelDiscussion “Collaborative Online Fiction” with SF authors CoryDoctorow and JohnScalzi.
I prefer to read Fictionwise ScienceFiction e-books on the screen of my handheld computer rather than buy them on paper. I'm a fan of CoryDoctorow and personally got him as a GoH for 2005, and fan of ChristinePeterson and CharlieStross who I got as GoHs for 2007.
I wrote post on my blog about what open source software and science fiction might gain from each other at Penguicon.