Ribbons (intended to be attached to your membership badge) are one of the best things about SF/F conventions – sometimes they’re used to highlight roles (like Guests of Honor). They’re used to express your fandom (like Browncoat). They’re used to help someone understand your interests (like the relationship ribbons). They’re used to denote how you’d like to be referred to (like the pronoun preference ribbons). And they’re used as rewards for picking up some art at the Maker Market, participating in contests, and getting to know our Guests of Honor.
If you’re interested in picking up some ribbons for Penguicon, your time is running out! Please submit your ribbon order by March 1st if you’d like to be a part of our (inexpensive!) bulk purchase. Click on the button “Add a ribbon” to get started.
After March 1st, you’re on your own!
If you are a fan of color and you’re interested in coming to Penguicon, please feel free to check out Con or Bust.
Con or Bust is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction.”
“Con or Bust isn’t a scholarship and isn’t limited by geography, type of con-goer, or con; its goal is simply to help fans of color go to SFF cons and be their own awesome selves.
“It is funded through donations and an online auction held annually. One hundred percent of all donations to Con or Bust are provided directly to fans of color to help then go to SFF cons; all administrative expenses are donated by Kate Nepveu or the Carl Brandon Society, and everyone working on Con or Bust volunteers their time.”
We are pleased to donate three memberships for 2016.
Geeks with Guns is an off-site event held early on Friday afternoon, just prior to the official opening of the con. It involves going to a nearby range, and consuming copious quantities of ammunition while noisily punching holes in various paper targets for a couple of hours.
It is a painless and fun way for newbies to learn the fundamentals of firearms safety, and for them (and experienced shooters) to have an opportunity to handle and shoot a variety of guns in the company of other Penguicon attendees. The cost is as low as we can make it, and the fellowship is excellent. We usually have Eric S. Raymond in attendance (who is the inventor of the event). There are also several other experienced firearms instructors present, and the unwavering emphasis is on safety.
Please join us for 2016! Email email@example.com to express your interest by February 29th, and to get the latest planning info.
Are you interested in alternative energy sources like solar and wind power? Have you figured out how to hyper-mile your electric car? Whether you’re into beekeeping, urban space planning, or vermicomposting, our Eco track is the place for you.
We would love for you to submit a proposal for an event in the Eco track that you intend to present!
If you have an idea for a Eco track event you’d like to see at Penguicon but don’t want to present yourself, please suggest an idea for our track head to look into!