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Programming Team Meeting

At the heart of Penguicon is its hundreds of hours of amazing programming. And it all starts with the dedicated volunteers of the Programming Team. Join them this Saturday for their first 2021 meeting– and maybe become part of the team that makes our incredible programming happen! Topic: Programming Team meeting Time: Oct 3, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85616398602?pwd=a0JuanhlZU4rOWtpYzlWY2FoUE1LUT09 Meeting ID: 856 1639 8602 Passcode: pcon2021

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Penguicon 2021 September ConCom

Penguicon 2021! Come see it all start to come together and learn how you can become a volunteer to help make it happen. After the meeting, everyone is invited to join us for social time. Connect with Penguicon friends and make new ones! This meeting will be virtual and may be recorded– but not the after-party. The Code of Conduct will be in effect for both. Zoom meeting information Topic: Penguicon Virtual Concom Meeting Time: Sept 19, 2020 12:00 PM…

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Programming Track Head Application Open

Penguicon’s programming– hundreds of hours in 2019– is an incredible feat of participant-led content, covering pretty much everything from AI to Zen Meditation. All this awesome means dedicated volunteers behind the scenes! Programming is looking for Track Heads to help create an unforgettable experience for: Anime, After Dark, Cosplay, Diversity, DIY, Food, Gaming, Life, Lit, Mayhem, Media, Science, Special Event, and Tech. Our tracks are what make Penguicon the wonderful community event it is! Running a track is a great…

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Board Seeking Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

Penguicon is seeking a leader to join our team and guide conversations about how we, as a community, can better serve and welcome our underrepresented populations- specifically the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPoC) communities. This is a non-voting Board Appointed Officer position that continues year over year. The Coordinator will work closely with the Chair, Convention Committee, and the Board of Directors, and should make every effort to attend or virtually attend relevant official meetings. For more information…

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Penguicon 2021 August ConCom

Join us on Saturday, August 15 at noon and see Penguicon 2021 start to come together. Plus, learn how you can become a volunteer to help make it happen! After the meeting, everyone is invited to join us for social time. Connect with Penguicon friends and make some new ones! This meeting will be virtual and may be recorded– but not the after-party. The Code of Conduct will be in effect for both. Zoom meeting information Topic: Penguicon Virtual Concom…

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Con Chair announcement for 2021

Greeting PenguiCommunity! The Penguicon Board of Directors is happy to announce Dave “Ska” Green as the Convention Chair for Penguicon 2021, to be held April 23-25, 2021 at the Westin Southfield Detroit hotel. We are excited to see what he will bring to the convention next year. Please join us in welcoming him to his new role! As always, please contact the Board with any comments or concerns at board@penguicon.org.

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Statement on George Floyd and Black Lives Matter

The Penguicon Board of Directors believe that Black Lives Matter, and believe in racial equity for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). We grieve for the lives lost in the continuing systemic racism and violence, as shown in recent events including the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery,  and refuse to be silent. We think that the philosophy behind Open Source requires supporting the education and participation of a diverse group of people. Though we…

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New Board Additions

Last Sunday the Board of Directors was tasked with the difficult decision of choosing from very capable candidates to join the Board. It is really wonderful to know that we have so many passionate people in our community. It is our great pleasure to announce the following additions to the Penguicon Board: Scott Kennedy is joining as a new Board Member Paul Keyes will take on the role of IT Officer (which, like ConChair, is a titled role and not…

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