May 052014
 

deloreanWe want to thank everyone for attending, volunteering, presenting, and generally being amazing.

We welcomed 1377 guests, and had over 450 hours of programming this year.  We showcased over two dozen unique artists, and had one of the best and most well-staffed ConSuites you’ve ever seen.

Ernie Cline drove up in his ghostbusting Delorean, the Ecto88, to talk about our pop culture past and our virtual reality future.  Ed Mason of Gameface Labs showed us the VR present with a high-definition wireless prototype based on an Android OS.  Eva Galperin educated us on global and national privacy issues that the Electronic Frontier Foundation is tackling, and Erika Carlson showed us how one person can change the lives of hundreds of others, through Girl Develop It, by teaching people valuable coding skills.  And YTCracker flashed his mirror shades and his Nerd Life tattoo, rapping with maximum attitude.

If you have pictures or videos of the weekend that you’d like to share with the world, please send links or files to our Head of Commuications at marketing@penguicon.org.  We would love to use them in our next video, on the web site, or in next year’s promo materials.

Did you present this year?  We would love for you to share your presentation with us by emailing a link to marketing@penguicon.org.  There was so much great programming this year that we all missed a panel that we would have liked to attend.  When you choose to share your materials through a Creative Commons license, we can all benefit from your knowledge.

Don’t forget!  We have a brand new suggestion system called TuxTrax – If you’ thinking of presenting for next year you can submit your ideas today.

There is a lot of great feedback on the Facebook page and forums,  but these comments are difficult to keep track of through multiple years.  Please give us your comments through our feedback form and let us know how much you loved this year.

UPDATE: Penguicon 2014 Reviews

Finally, we would really appreciate if you would let us know about any publicly viewable commentary you make about your experience with Penguicon.   We are interested in both positive and critical reviews – one author will win a Galaxy Penguicon T-shirt!  We will be sure to share those reviews on a page for all of you to check out.

I know some of you are already making plans for next year.  Did you know you can register today?  Stay tuned for announcements about 2015, as well as our social gatherings leading up to next year’s Penguicon.

It was our pleasure and  honor to bring you Penguicon 2014 through the labor of our all-volunteer crew, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for next year.  If you want to be a part of the process this year, please let us know.

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