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Friday, April 28 • 18:00 - 18:50
Opening Ceremonies

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Join our Con Chair, Cylithria Dubois, the Con Committee, and our Guests of Honor as we open Penguicon for its 15th year!

Speakers
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Allison Anderson

Registration
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Ben Churchill

Guest of Honor
Ben Churchill is the producer and director of The Tommy Edison Experience and Blind Film Critic series and a documentary filmmaker focusing on pop culture and unique lifestyles.
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Cory Doctorow

Guest of Honor
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist and journalist — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of many books, most recently WALKAWAY, a novel for adults, IN REAL LIFE, a graphic novel; INFORMATION DOESN’T WANT TO BE FREE, a book about earning... Read More →
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Daniel Dugan

Bioinformatician, Genomenon
I got into Penguicon in 2015 through e-nable. I work for a startup. I do weird things in and around Michigan. I have an awesome daughter. I make stuff.
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Dan Eckerd

Penguicon 2012
Hungry? Thirsty? Brand new to Penguicon? In need of a respite? Then why are you standing around reading this blurb instead of heading directly to the Penguicon ConSuite located on the Fourth Floor -North Suites; Rooms 401 & 402 of the Hyatt Hotel? Seriously, you’re not here yet... Read More →
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Tommy Edison

Guest of Honor
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, is the Blind Film Critic reviewing movies from his point of view, the host of The Tommy Edison Experience on YouTube and Amazon where he uses humor to answer the most popular questions about living without sight, and worked in radio for... Read More →
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Nuri Gocay

Sr. Technology Manager, Expedia Group
Nuri has been involved in the IT industry since 1996, when he, at the tender age of 14, was able to pester the local IT firm into his first intern job. In 2000, Nuri took his first call center job, and after pestering the IT guys into giving him a job, he launched a career in contact... Read More →
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Janet Gocay

Planner of Penguicon. Teacher and event planner. Maker of pretty things.
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Sumana Harihareswara

Guest of Honor
Sumana is a programmer, technology executive and open source expert who practices and teaches technical and people skills. She is also a comedian, author, and holds a master's in technology from Columbia University
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Peter Jansen

Hack of Honor
Peter Jansen, PhD is the developer of The Tricorder Project, which aims to develop handheld devices that can sense a diverse array of phenomena that we can’t normally see, and intuitively visualize them so we might see temperature or magnetism or pressure as naturally as we see... Read More →
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Maker Market Lead

ConCom, Penguicon
The Penguicon Maker Market Lead is appointed by the ConChair.Our Maker Market Leads acts as a one-stop-shop for our Maker Market Artists relationship. They arrange for our Makers Profiles on Sched during Virtual Penguicon, and make sure they have a great Virtual Penguicon experience.The... Read More →
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Kevin MacLeod

Guest of Honor
Kevin MacLeod is an international award-eligible composer and copyright activist, known for his Creative Commons licensed royalty-free music available on incompetech.com. He is an avid Twitch Streamer, showcasing his music production skills and scintillating* personality. Kevin's... Read More →
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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!
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ada palmer

Guest of Honor
Historian. Author. Composer. Teacher. Blogger. Ada Palmer does considerable research on everything media, from historical texts to anime and manga. She writes both science fiction and fantasy novels, and composes music in the same genres. Ada teaches in the History Department of... Read More →
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Cylithria Dubois - She/Her

Program Operations/Sched Consigliere, Penguicon
Penguicon Program Operations Lead and Sched Consigliere! 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... Read More →
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Chelle Silas—she/her

Board of Directors & Head of Programming 2021, Penguicon
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Cassy Sinke

I'm the Conchair for 2018. I love Penguicon. I like Anime and Programming. I also tend to wear panda hats, so look out for that :P
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Treasurer

ConCom, Penguicon
The Treasurer is appointed by the ConChair.Our Treasurer works with every department to help maintain and track our annual budget, as well as handling expenses and refunds.The 2021 Treasurer is: Amanda Long-Adams - She/HerTo contactthe Treasurer email: treasurer@penguicon.org
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Volunteers

ConCom, Penguicon
The Head of Volunteers is appointed by the ConChair.The Head of Volunteers gathers and manages on-site volunteers, working with the rest of the staff to find areas which need more helping hands and then placing willing volunteers into those roles in order to keep the convention running... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 18:00 - 18:50 EDT
Algonquin B