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Friday, May 3
 

5:00pm EDT

So This is Your First Penguicon...
So it's your first time! One of us! One of us! Great, now that you're here, how do you do it right? What's up with the ribbons? How do you pick what you want do when soooomg many things are going on? Where's the free beer? What happened to the brazilian beef? Why is hand sanitizer terrible salad dressing? Learn some survival tips and hear some heart-warming stories from some seasoned experts, previous conchairs, and convention organizers!

Program Participants
avatar for Jessica Roland

Jessica Roland

Product Owner, Quicken Loans
avatar for Cassy Sinke

Cassy Sinke

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

Janet Gocay

Planner of Penguicon. Teacher and event planner. Maker of pretty things.
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 Lithie Dubois

Lithie Dubois

Just me; no more, no less. @Penguicon Program Ops. @ConFusionMI 2021 Conchair. AASFA Board of Director.Need Program Ops? text 989-482-9096 or email programops@penguicon.org or swing by the Algonquin Lobby Program Ops desk. (Look for the Bat 'Leth... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Algonquin B

5:00pm EDT

AHA Badge Soldering
It’s a yearly tradition to for All Hands Active to bring a special badge soldering project. There are two projects to choose from this year, a quick and easy option and a more complex one. Kits are available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to AHA.

Program Participants

Friday May 3, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Hackerspace [328]

6:00pm EDT

Opening Ceremonies
Join Jessica Roland, our illustrious ConChair, the rest of the ConCom, and our amazing Guests of Honor as they kick off another fabulous Penguicon! You never know what might happen!

Program Participants
avatar for Danny Hansen

Danny Hansen

Owner, Crafty Celts
Daniel Hansen discovered metal working as a teenager, learning everything he could about making weapons, armor, and other items for historical re-enactment. He took his first jewelry making class in 1988 as a college student, setting out to make a brooch for the cloak he wore to re-enactments... Read More →
avatar for Randal Bradakis

Randal Bradakis

President, Penguicon Board of Directors
avatar for Jessica Roland

Jessica Roland

Product Owner, Quicken Loans
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 Cassy Sinke

Cassy Sinke

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

Paul Keyes

Head of Registration, Penguicon
avatar for Chelle Silas

Chelle Silas

Board of Directors & Head of Programming 2020, Penguicon
avatar for Niki MacRae

Niki MacRae

Head of Hospitality 2020
avatar for Brigit Bradakis

Brigit Bradakis

Head of Volunteers, Penguicon
Do you want to help out around the convention? Or have a few hours to help out? Lucky for you, I’m the right person to talk to!
avatar for Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason (She Don’t Like Firefly, Best Game Ever) is a full-time standup comedian whose work has been featured on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, DrDemento.com, Nerdist.com, MTV Geek News, SyFy’s Blastr.com, Time Magazine’s Techland, and on theFuMP.com. He has made multiple... Read More →
avatar for Karen Corbeill

Karen Corbeill

YouTube Show host, Makerspace founder, Element14, The Bodgery
I love all things tools and making and I know how to make lots of things in lots of different ways. Ask me how!


Friday May 3, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Algonquin C/D
 
Saturday, May 4
 

10:00am EDT

Coffee Ritual
Back by popular demand, the Pope of Coffee shall blesspresso The Holy Of Holies: the most theatrical brewing method ever devised. The acolytes will serve the Holy Liquid unto the congregation, who shall raise the sacrament to the east, and in unison, recite the litany "God, I needed that!" Look for a blend of cafe'ths such as Press-byterian, Buzzentine, Sipiscopal, and even Atheismericano.

Program Participants
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 →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Nicolet

10:00am EDT

AHA Badge Soldering
It’s a yearly tradition to for All Hands Active to bring a special badge soldering project. There are two projects to choose from this year, a quick and easy option and a more complex one. Kits are available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to AHA.

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Hackerspace [328]

1:00pm EDT

Autonomous RC Car Race
Autonomous RC Car Racing Series is a competition where builders from across the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas will race their own self-driving 1/10 and 1/12 scale RC cars around our track as quickly as possible. The cars use a variety of software including TensorFlow, OpenCV and ROS. Remote-control cars will also be available for audience members to try to compete against us! Learn to build your own self-driving car at diyrobocars.com

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Algonquin C/D

3:00pm EDT

AHA Badge Soldering
It’s a yearly tradition to for All Hands Active to bring a special badge soldering project. There are two projects to choose from this year, a quick and easy option and a more complex one. Kits are available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to AHA.

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Hackerspace [328]

7:00pm EDT

AHA Badge Soldering
It’s a yearly tradition to for All Hands Active to bring a special badge soldering project. There are two projects to choose from this year, a quick and easy option and a more complex one. Kits are available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to AHA.

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Hackerspace [328]

8:00pm EDT

Mikey Mason: Comedy Rock Geek!
A nationally touring performer with more than a decade of professional stand-up comedy experience, and with hits like She Don't Like Firefly, Best Game Ever, and Opposite of Cool, Mikey Mason is a ball of contagious enthusiasm who makes songs about role-playing games, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, cats, and the general experience of being a geek. His personal anthem, The Opposite of Cool, strikes a nearly universal nerve wherever he plays it. He’s been heard on nerdist.com, SyFy, TheFuMP.com, and Dr. Demento, and is a truly must-see event each time he performs.

Program Participants
avatar for Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason (She Don’t Like Firefly, Best Game Ever) is a full-time standup comedian whose work has been featured on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, DrDemento.com, Nerdist.com, MTV Geek News, SyFy’s Blastr.com, Time Magazine’s Techland, and on theFuMP.com. He has made multiple... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Algonquin C/D
 
Sunday, May 5
 

10:00am EDT

AHA Badge Soldering
It’s a yearly tradition to for All Hands Active to bring a special badge soldering project. There are two projects to choose from this year, a quick and easy option and a more complex one. Kits are available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to AHA.

Program Participants

Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Hackerspace [328]

11:00am EDT

Penguicon Board of Directors Meeting
Each year of Penguicon is run by a Convention Committee, selected by the ConChair. The Penguicon Board is the group that selects each year's ConChair and approves their budget. The Board also handles any decision which would be binding on a future ConChair who is selected yet. The quarterly Board Meetings are open to the public, but we also have one during Penguicon so you can ask your questions about Penguicons of the future, ure, ure, ure!

Program Participants
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 Chelle Silas

Chelle Silas

Board of Directors & Head of Programming 2020, Penguicon


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
EMC V

3:00pm EDT

Closing Ceremonies
It is so hard to say goodbye. Join us at closing ceremonies as we recap the amazingness of Penguicon 2019, hear final thoughts from our Guests of Honor, and learn a little about plans for 2020!

Program Participants
avatar for Danny Hansen

Danny Hansen

Owner, Crafty Celts
Daniel Hansen discovered metal working as a teenager, learning everything he could about making weapons, armor, and other items for historical re-enactment. He took his first jewelry making class in 1988 as a college student, setting out to make a brooch for the cloak he wore to re-enactments... Read More →
avatar for Randal Bradakis

Randal Bradakis

President, Penguicon Board of Directors
avatar for Jessica Roland

Jessica Roland

Product Owner, Quicken Loans
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 Cassy Sinke

Cassy Sinke

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

Paul Keyes

Head of Registration, Penguicon
avatar for Chelle Silas

Chelle Silas

Board of Directors & Head of Programming 2020, Penguicon
avatar for Niki MacRae

Niki MacRae

Head of Hospitality 2020
avatar for Brigit Bradakis

Brigit Bradakis

Head of Volunteers, Penguicon
Do you want to help out around the convention? Or have a few hours to help out? Lucky for you, I’m the right person to talk to!
avatar for Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason (She Don’t Like Firefly, Best Game Ever) is a full-time standup comedian whose work has been featured on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, DrDemento.com, Nerdist.com, MTV Geek News, SyFy’s Blastr.com, Time Magazine’s Techland, and on theFuMP.com. He has made multiple... Read More →
avatar for Karen Corbeill

Karen Corbeill

YouTube Show host, Makerspace founder, Element14, The Bodgery
I love all things tools and making and I know how to make lots of things in lots of different ways. Ask me how!


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Algonquin C/D