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Friday, April 27
 

3:59pm

Zombie Tag Make-up Transformations

Have you been enjoying "Zombie Tag?"  If you've been bitten, stop by for a chance to be made up by zombie effects expert Kat McConnell.  She'll be stationed here intermitently throughout the weekend to provide proper zombification (check the room for availability).

Speakers
Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - 2:00pm
Pierce/Arrow

3:59pm

Lego City

Everyone loves building with plastic bricks of all shapes and sizes, so why not join the rest of Penguicon in creating a miniaturized version of the convention?  Bring your creativity and structural engineering skills in a celebration of a childhood favorite at open building sessions throughout the weekend.

Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - 2:00pm
Pierce/Arrow

3:59pm

Trading Post

Ever get home from a convention and realize you not only have a new wardrobe of software-promoting t-shirts, but also 3 new Intel pens, numerous sheets of Ubuntu stickers, and a notepad of non-descript origin?  Got spare buttons, keychains, CDs, stickers, posters, books, memorabilia, or clothing items that you've received in the past from related conventions, events, fairs, trade shows, expos, or concerts?   Are you still wondering when you will ever get around to using that shoe horn from [insert obsolete software program here]?  What about the innumerable key fobs that are stacking up on your Swiss laptop-carrying ultra ergonomic with dual padding back pack? Drop off your new/gently used former swag and pick up a shiny new bauble from the swap.  Let's not be greedy, OK?  Please share and be courteous to other swappers.  You do not have to bring swag to swap, but must be respectful when taking part in this activity.  Open from all weekend!

Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - 2:00pm
Pierce/Arrow

3:59pm

W.O.W. Live Game

Hello all my fellow on-line gamers! I understand your fear of withdrawal and hope to keep you busy with your own live action quest to keep the symptoms away. Come and join in this years live action world of warcraft themed game. Keep your eyes open for the gold ! to start your quest.

Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - 2:00pm
Roaming

3:59pm

Button Man

Have you met the button man? The button man?  The button man?  The one at Penguicon?  Bring the man a button (the type you collect, not the type used to keep your pants on) and he'll give you a specialized ribbon.

Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - 2:00pm
Roaming

3:59pm

Nerd Rage

“Hold on a second, someone is wrong on the internet.” Ok, there are just some things that rile up the geek community more than others.  When that boiling point is reached in a discussion of Kirk vs. Picard, Ubuntu vs. Fedora, or whether Han shot first, the result is nerd rage.  Only at Penguicon, can this be tweaked into enjoying the tiny, tasty sugar morsels of similar nomenclature.  Look for a MayHem official awarding Nerds candy to the feistiest con goers.

Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - 2:00pm
Roaming

3:59pm

Ribbon Fairy

You have any convention ribbons to spare?  There happens to be a young lady looking to distribute her ribbons.  Find the mysterious “Ribbon Fairy” and trade any other ribbon for one of her unique design!

Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - 2:00pm
Roaming

3:59pm

Twitter Ninjas

Practice the art of invisibility.  Sneakily put yourself in the background of others' snapshots, and invite the unknowing victim to post your devious work on twitter. Yes, we're asking you to photobomb your friends, your enemies, your grandmas, or anyone else at the con. The trick is not your masterful appearance in the background of another's mementos, but getting them to upload the pic on twitter and mentioning it to the Official Penguicon Mayhem Twitter Feed (@pconMAYHEM) for a prize.

Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - 2:00pm
Roaming

3:59pm

Zombie Tag

Tag, you're it.  Enjoy eating braaaaaains!  Look out for zombified con-goers trying to “bite” you (with a ribbon, not teeth).  If you are so unlucky, you'll have the opportunity to get your own zombie make-up by special effect artists, and then start infecting others!

Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - 2:00pm
Roaming

6:00pm

Introduction to MaYhEm

Mayhem involves “the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person.”  We don't endorse that sort of thing, so we'll instead rely on the more vernacular definition – utter chaos.  This year, Penguicon will incorporate several “non-traditional” events, including scavenger hunts, twitter activity and random acts of randomness.  Stop by this informal session to learn about the events going on throughout the weekend, or talk mayhem with others looking to cause some mischievous fun.  A full list of mayhem achievements will be accessible here and throughout the con.

Volunteers
Friday April 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Pierce/Arrow
 
Saturday, April 28
 

4:00pm

The Masquerade Parade

Costumes, costumes, everywhere, and not a chance to blink.  Observe the Masquerade participants as they show off their work throughout the convention!  Cheer them on or even join in the march to the Masquerade event, judging and award ceremony.

Speakers
JG

Jim Gettys, Bell Labs

Jim Gettys is a MTS at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, working on bufferbloat. He was the V.P. of Software at the One Laptop per Child project. He is one of the original developers of the X Window System at MIT. He worked at W3C and was the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification in the IETF. Gettys helped establish handhelds.org, freedesktop.org and X.org. | | Gettys is one of the keepers of the Flame (USENIX's 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award) on behalf of The X Window System Community at Large.
KM

Kat McConnell

Costuming

Volunteers
Saturday April 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Roaming

4:00pm

The Masquerade Setup and Parade Line-Up

All Masquerade participants are to meet in this location at 4PM to confirm their entry and begin the parade route.

Speakers
JG

Jim Gettys, Bell Labs

Jim Gettys is a MTS at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, working on bufferbloat. He was the V.P. of Software at the One Laptop per Child project. He is one of the original developers of the X Window System at MIT. He worked at W3C and was the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification in the IETF. Gettys helped establish handhelds.org, freedesktop.org and X.org. | | Gettys is one of the keepers of the Flame (USENIX's 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award) on behalf of The X Window System Community at Large.
KM

Kat McConnell

Costuming

Volunteers
Saturday April 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Dearborn - BIG TOP

5:00pm

The Masquerade

A premiere event at Penguicon, the Masquerade showcases the dedicated and talented costumers in attendance and includes a full parade and judged contest.  All costumes are welcome from the simplest newbie offerings to the most elaborate presentations.  Honored judges will award prizes, but the real reward comes in the form of unending praise, unending glory, and unending lines of con goers wanting your picture!

Speakers
JG

Jim Gettys, Bell Labs

Jim Gettys is a MTS at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, working on bufferbloat. He was the V.P. of Software at the One Laptop per Child project. He is one of the original developers of the X Window System at MIT. He worked at W3C and was the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification in the IETF. Gettys helped establish handhelds.org, freedesktop.org and X.org. | | Gettys is one of the keepers of the Flame (USENIX's 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award) on behalf of The X Window System Community at Large.
KM

Kat McConnell

Costuming

Volunteers
Saturday April 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:50pm
Dearborn - BIG TOP
 
Sunday, April 29
 

11:00am

MayHeM FEedbAcK

Did you enjoy the roving chaos and fun known as the 2012 MaYHem TRacK?  Come and speak with others about what worked, what didn't, and what could be added to make next year's version even better.  If you were a Master of Mayhem – one who participated in all the necessary events posted at the con – you can pick up your prize during this session.

Volunteers
Sunday April 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Pierce/Arrow
 
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