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