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Friday, April 28
 

16:00

Sorting Ceremony
Everyone dreams of getting into Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Didn't get that letter? That's ok! Come join us as we unofficially sort you into a house. But instead of sitting down for a feast, we've made four different treats to represent each house. After your house is picked you'll be given your very special treat and be able to talk to others in your house as well.


17:00

Let's Eat Weeds!
Do you like eating new things? Maybe you'd like to supplement your diet? What will you eat when **** hits the fan? Did you know that many weeds in the US were introduced from Europe originally as food sources? Many weeds are also high in vitamins and minerals you're not getting from normal store-bought foods. We'd like to introduce you to the wonderful (free) world of weeds! Your backyard is an untapped resource of possibilities!

Speakers
avatar for Kristoffer Marshall

Kristoffer Marshall

Cyber Defense Engineer
I'm a former Linux admin who has weird hobbies. Electronics, hacking, hiking, camping, eating weeds... | | Twitter: @CrunkComputing


18:00

Mrs White, in the Kitchen, with Assistive Technology
We will discuss and demonstrate assistive technology that can help work around physical limitations that impair food prep and cooking.


19:00

Ask a Baker
What does creaming really DO? What causes browning? Why does bread...bread? Why did my thing do that thing? If you've ever had a baking question, or just want to shoot the breeze about butter, come in. Have a chat, have a snack, and leave with a few recipes that won't let you down.

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20:00

Vegan Junk Food: Delicious and Not at All Nutritious
Think vegans are waifish, pallid folk who munch broccoli all day? Join a Fat Vegan who totally knows what she's talking about and enter the tasty world of naughty vegan treats! We'll sample many yummy chips, cookies, candy, and more until your guard is down and the Vegan Army recruits you. Kidding! We will also talk about hidden animal-based ingredients, sugar processing, and how you can make decadent vegan goodies at home.



20:00

LN2: Standards and Practices Ice Cream
For the opening session of Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, we'll start out with some familiar flavors, as well as some offbeat "practice" batches. (As a reminder, we make inclusive ice cream. We always have non-dairy mix bases available, juices for sorbets, and sugar-free sweeteners on hand. We're prepared, and want everyone to be able to enjoy!)

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Elkins

Sarah Elkins

Geekery, games, dance, LN2, build and deploy automation, government contracting, Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra
avatar for Susan Sons

Susan Sons

Interests: Infosec, software engineering, infrastructure tech (ICS/SCADA, infrastructure software), OSS, martial arts, strength training, search and rescue, startups (interested in advising, not becoming a founder or employee at this time), swing dancing, scientific CI, boardgame... Read More →


21:00

A Cheesy Competition
Let's battle! Test your abilities to build the most epic cheese creation using the fondoodler (a cheese hot glue gun!) Win the tastiest victory of the convention! Please sign up in advance at Ops.

Speakers
avatar for Cylithria Dubois

Cylithria Dubois

ConChair, Penguicon 2017
Just me; no more, no less. @Penguicon ConChair. @ConFusionMI Head of Hospitality. AASFA Board of Director... Read More →


22:00

Whiskey Tasting 2017 - Let's Get the Taste of 2016 Out of Our Mouths!
Whiskeyologist Greg Williams will present a few select expressions to the group, give some educational background on whiskey in general, and focus on the unique characteristics of the expressions being tasted in the room. 21+ and ID will be required. Please sign up in advance at Ops.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Williams

Greg Williams

My passion for distilled spirits began in college, when I realized that beer was an extremely inefficient way to get drunk. Over time I learned to appreciate the fact that some liquors tasted better than others. I have been expanding that learning over the last 30 years, and no... Read More →



00:00

LN2: After Hours Ice Cream
We'll make ice cream with everyone's favorite ingredient - booze! 21+ and ID will be required. (As a reminder, we make inclusive ice cream. We always have non-dairy mix bases available, juices for sorbets, and sugar-free sweeteners on hand. We're prepared, and want everyone to be able to enjoy!)


 
Saturday, April 29
 

09:00

The Allergies of the Few Outweigh the Hungers of the Many
Do you have an allergy to something that is found in everything (gluten, dairy, eggs, etc.)? Or a dietary lifestyle that makes cooking a challenge? Come to a panel about food substitutions for cooking and learn some tips, tricks, and trade resources. There may be some samples to prove it.

Speakers
HH

Hope Howell

As a lover of food and cooking is my favorite hobby I strongly believe there should be tasty food for all. With a family filled with allergies and growing up in a "health nut" home there is so much more about food to know. Community is built around food, I think one should be for... Read More →


10:00

Kitchen Hacks
We will be presenting some easy time and money-saving ideas for common kitchen chores, as well as covering some basic terminology & techniques.

Speakers
JB

John Belden

Writer and editor with The Eagle, Indy's LGBTQ-focused newspaper and blogger at PlaysWithJohnAndWendy.com, focused on the games we play and the stage plays we see.


11:00

Are You a Supertaster?
There are those in the world with more taste buds than the average person. There are also those who are can pick up on one of three bitter compounds. Then there are folks like Bill Putt who (as a self professed level foure super taster) has more taste buds and can pick up on all three of the bitter compounds. Come learn about the different tests, get tested, and get ribbons based on your supertaster level!

Speakers
avatar for Blasted Bill Putt

Blasted Bill Putt

Tech, Network Services Group


12:00

Entomophagy: You Want Me to Eat WHAT?!
Learn about the field of entomophagy with anthropologist Julie Lesnik as she discusses the basics of insect consumption. There will be snacks!

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13:00

The Open Soda Guy Tells You to Stop Drinking Pop
Bill Putt (one of the founders of Open Soda) discusses his weight loss journey. He was pushing the scales at 400 pounds and is an extremely picky eater. He will talk about what inspired him, things he learned on the way, challenges of losing weight as a super taster, and simple ideas that made big impact. He will attempt to inspire all who come hear him talk to make changes to their life as well.

Speakers
avatar for Blasted Bill Putt

Blasted Bill Putt

Tech, Network Services Group


13:00

Tea Tasting and Discussion
We make tea, we drink tea, we have a nice discussion, everybody profits! Or at least gets somewhat caffeinated.

Speakers
avatar for Cylithria Dubois

Cylithria Dubois

ConChair, Penguicon 2017
Just me; no more, no less. @Penguicon ConChair. @ConFusionMI Head of Hospitality. AASFA Board of Director... Read More →


15:00

Multiple Ways to Make a Grilled Cheese
Let's experiment! Come learn a few ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich, and discover what works (and what doesn't!) in our quest for yummy, cheesy bliss!

Speakers
JW

Justin Winkelman

Principal, W Consulting


15:00

LN2: Saturday Matinee Ice Cream
For this session, we will be focusing on soda sorbets and candy mix-ins. (As a reminder, we make inclusive ice cream. We always have non-dairy mix bases available, juices for sorbets, and sugar-free sweeteners on hand. We're prepared, and want everyone to be able to enjoy!)

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Elkins

Sarah Elkins

Geekery, games, dance, LN2, build and deploy automation, government contracting, Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra
avatar for Susan Sons

Susan Sons

Interests: Infosec, software engineering, infrastructure tech (ICS/SCADA, infrastructure software), OSS, martial arts, strength training, search and rescue, startups (interested in advising, not becoming a founder or employee at this time), swing dancing, scientific CI, boardgame... Read More →


16:00

Open Soda Demo
We're going to make soda, and we need you to help! Learn how to make your own soda pop, and make your own flavors to boot! Don't be afraid to ask questions or suggest something crazy!

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18:00

Butter Churning and Compounding
Through the course of human history, it has been essential to preserve commodities that are capable of spoiling. In this workshop, we will gain an understanding of dairy a we briefly discuss its separation and distribution. The highlight of this course will be making your own butter from cream and compounding it. Compounding is the process of adding herbs, spices, and fruits to yield a flavored butter. This workshop requires mild physical exercise of the upper body. Please sign up in advance at Ops. Dairy tentatively supplied by Calder Bros. Dairy.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph W Baumann

Joseph W Baumann

Culinary Bad Boy


20:00

LN2: Sure, We Can Freeze it - What is it?
Have something you're just hankering to have made into ice cream? Bring it here, and we'll make it for you! (As a reminder, we make inclusive ice cream. We always have non-dairy mix bases available, juices for sorbets, and sugar-free sweeteners on hand. We're prepared, and want everyone to be able to enjoy!)

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Elkins

Sarah Elkins

Geekery, games, dance, LN2, build and deploy automation, government contracting, Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra
avatar for Susan Sons

Susan Sons

Interests: Infosec, software engineering, infrastructure tech (ICS/SCADA, infrastructure software), OSS, martial arts, strength training, search and rescue, startups (interested in advising, not becoming a founder or employee at this time), swing dancing, scientific CI, boardgame... Read More →


22:00

Port Tasting
Learn how to properly taste wine while sampling both white wine and red wine! We will guide you through the introductory process and lead you to the final destination of tasting a variety of aged Tawny Ports! 21+ and ID will be required. Please sign up in advance at Ops.


00:00

LN2: After Hours Ice Cream
We'll make ice cream with everyone's favorite ingredient - booze! 21+ and ID will be required. (As a reminder, we make inclusive ice cream. We always have non-dairy mix bases available, juices for sorbets, and sugar-free sweeteners on hand. We're prepared, and want everyone to be able to enjoy!)


 
Sunday, April 30
 

10:00

Instant Pot Moroccan Red Lentils Demo
Using an Instant Pot pressure cooker, I'll whip up a big batch of delicious vegan stew for you to taste. It's easy, healthy, and spiced with cumin, coriander, cilantro, cinnamon and lemon.

Speakers

10:00

LN2: Sunday Brunch Ice Cream
For our final LN2 session, we'll be mixing up cereal flavors, orange juice, coffee, tea - a lovely way to wake up! (As a reminder, we make inclusive ice cream. We always have non-dairy mix bases available, juices for sorbets, and sugar-free sweeteners on hand. We're prepared, and want everyone to be able to enjoy!)

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Elkins

Sarah Elkins

Geekery, games, dance, LN2, build and deploy automation, government contracting, Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra


12:00

Kimchi Making
Through the course of human history, it has been essential to preserve commodities that are capable of spoiling. In this workshop, we will discuss traditional techniques for making the fermented Korean side dish as we sample and prepare Kimchi. Please sign up in advance at Ops.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph W Baumann

Joseph W Baumann

Culinary Bad Boy


13:00

Kimchi Making
Through the course of human history, it has been essential to preserve commodities that are capable of spoiling. In this workshop, we will discuss traditional techniques for making the fermented Korean side dish as we sample and prepare Kimchi. Please sign up in advance at Ops.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph W Baumann

Joseph W Baumann

Culinary Bad Boy