The Penguicon team wants all of our attendees to feel equally valued, regardless of any disability. To that effect, we’ve created an Accessibility statement to make clear what we are doing to help improve access to everyone, and to provide details about our hotel.
This is an evolving document. Please contact our Accessibility Liaison through email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns that we can address or add to the document.
Additionally, we are updating our Code of Conduct for 2016. This reflects an effort by our Con Committee and the Board of Directors to adjust our rules as the landscape of conventions change.
We are proud of the work we’ve put into making Penguicon as safe and accessible as we can for our attendees.
This customizable marble roller coaster is a perennial favorite, serving as a metaphor for the open source development process. The Chaos Machine is available all weekend for Penguicon attendees to tinker with!
Join us for Retro Gaming! Including systems from Atari to GameCube and (almost) everything in between, join us for four hours of reliving your childhood! Enter our Mario Party 4 Tournament and win a retro system to take home!
It’s always a bittersweet moment when we sell out every available room in the hotel, as we love to have a full hotel but hate to make last-minute attendees sleep elsewhere, particularly considering how late into the evening Penguicon remains active.
Fortunately, we have an unofficial overflow hotel just across the parking lot, and other nearby options for those who still need to get a room.
Please check out our updated Hotel Information page for details.
There are always so many excellent costumes at Penguicon and only a small portion of them ever get seen in the Costume Contest.
Throughout the weekend, N.U.E.T, better known as the Con Scouts, will be running around asking people to enter the Hall Favorite Costume Contest. All you have to do is allow N.U.E.T. to take a photo of you in your costume, and provide some basic contact information.
Pictures will be posted at the Greeters’ Desk, where every attendee gets one vote for their favorite costume. Voting begins at 7PMon Saturday and runs til right before Closing Ceremonies on Sunday. Winners will be announced at Closing Ceremonies, and first place will receive a free badge to Penguicon 2017!
We’re very pleased to announce that our 2016 shirts are now available for purchase through OffWorld Designs!
Tiffany Williwalker created the front art – a virtual penguin artificial intelligence, scanning the news about Penguicon. A similar graphic will be on the cover of our souvenir book. The back art was assembled by Scott Kennedy, using Tiffany’s work as inspiration.
We are are in the final stages of planning for Penguicon. Now all we need is you!
Penguicon only manages to be as awesome as it is through the dedication of its volunteers. For as little as two hours over the weekend, you can give back to the con and your fellow con participants. As a volunteer-run event, your contribution is crucial to an amazing weekend for all.
Come join our ConCom and staff at our Volunteer Bash on Sunday, March 20 from 1pm – 3pm at our hotel, the Westin Southfield. There will be games, prizes, and of course food and drinks. There may even be a photo booth!
We’ll also be holding a volunteer orientation three times an hour so all of our volunteers know what they can expect during Penguicon.
For more information on the Volunteer Bash check out our Facebook event.
If Penguicon holds a special place in your life, put in a few hours at our Greeters Desk, Operations Desk, Registration, or help the staff set up and tear down.
Don’t forget that there are perks to volunteering besides satisfaction – you can bank your hours for reimbursement of your badge before you leave on Sunday (if we are in the black, which is pretty certain). You can also turn in your hours to stay in the Penguin Pit – volunteer crash spash that’s first come first serve, so our volunteers can get sleep or freshen up.
We’ve also got special ribbons – if you sign up to volunteer prior to the Friday of Penguicon you’ll be given a limited edition ribbon, and another one if you sign up for four or more hours of volunteering.
If you can’t make it to the bash but would still like to volunteer, email our Volunteers Coordinator, Jessica Roland, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penguicon chose four maker market vendors to reward for great art, great displays and great service. Best in Show – Darkside Designs: original paintings, custom shoes, airbrushed tattoos and body painting 1st Place – Steampunked: …Read More »