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Notice empty room times? At the convention, ask if you can do a BOF (Birds of a Feather). This is where a group grabs a room - with permission - and runs a roundtable to talk about their own thing. Could be Filk, could be Security in Linux. We don't care as long as its legal. While you're at the convention, ask our Head of Programming, Melissa Owsley, or our Programming Operations, Jeff Beeler, to sign up.

Panel Schedule for Friday, April 22 2005

Fri 4:00 to 4:30 PM starting from St. Claire
Karen Markstein
Our Minister of Silly Walks will show you where to find the fun.

Fri 4:00 PM St. Claire
Computer Hardware Check-In Opens

Fri 4:00 to 5:30 PM Amphitheatre
CopyLeft and Today's Publishing Environment

Cory Doctorow, Peter Salus, Joe Saul, Cathy Raymond

What does the new movement in intellectual property mean for you? Find out when fannish lawyers talk with Open Source and literary luminaries.

Fri 4:30 to 5:30 PM Kensington
Knoppix - What is this? / How Do They Do Those LiveCDs?

Kyle Rankin
Kyle Rankin, author of Knoppix Hacks from O'Reilly, speaks on Knoppix, a bootable version of Linux on a CD. This is for Intermediate to Advanced Technical Unix Geeks.

Fri 4:30 to 5:30 PM Petoskey
Literature v. Media in SF
Joan Vinge, Tim Ryan, Joel Bukowski, Rod Roddenberry, Howard Tayler
What are the differences and similarities between literature and media science fiction? Can the two co-exist? Or is that just part of fannish madness?

Fri 4:30 to 5:30 PM Keweenaw
Reading by Jeffrey Valka
Jeffrey Valka reads from his latest works... and his upcoming book!

Fri 4:30 to 5:30 PM Leelanaw
An Introduction to Perl - Why Perl?
Nat Torkington; Paul E Wilt
This panel discusses what Perl is and why you should use it. Open for all - but the panelists have discretion to tailor to their audience. Huzzah!

Fri 5:30 to 6:00 PM Petoskey
First Con? First SF Con? Find Out More
The Overmyers; Sarah Lewis
Never been to a Science Fiction convention? Yeah, its a little different ... Why is that girl wearing next to nothing? You mean the food is free in the Consuite? Beer? Where? Come find hidden treasures for all! Followed by a tour of the convention from 6 to 6:30 PM.

Fri 5:30 to 6:30 PM Saugatuck
Perl Concepts for the Advanced Programmer
Nat Torkington; Paul E Wilt
Yes, Advanced - you wanted more for the real coder - we brought you Nat and company. This one is not for the faint-hearted. But come on in anyway!

Fri 5:30 to 6:30 PM Leelanaw

Open Source Desktop Search
Joe Gasiorek
Want an Open Source way to find out where you left that bit of code? Or that document that you know you saved somewhere? It's gotta be there. Let Joe Gasiorek show you Beagle - the hound that can sniff out your lost files. This Tech Panel is open to all levels.

Fri 6:00 to 6:30 PM Petoskey
Karen Markstein
Starting from the end of the "First Con" panel in Petoskey, our Minister of Silly Walks will show you where to find the fun.

Fri 6:00 to 7:00 PM Interlochen
Register for the Easter Egg Hunt
Christine Bender
Some applications have hidden features called Easter Eggs. Did you know Penguicon does too? This scavenger hunt will find them! Digital cameras are advantageous but not strictly necessary.

Fri 7:00 to 8:00 PM Kensington
Collaborative Online Fiction
Cory Doctorow, John Scalzi, Matt Arnold
Orion's Arm is an example of a world-building project that is open to submissions from anyone in a peer-reviewed system. This and other forms of writing and shared worlds made possible by the internet will be discussed.

Fri 7:00 to 8:30 PM Amphitheatre
Eugene Roddenberry Pre-Screens New Documentary
Rod Roddenberry
Rod previews/discusses a documentary film project about his father, Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek.

Fri 8:00 PM Isle Royale
Chocolate Ritual
Lady Sarah
Once again we worship the most holy of substances. Disclaimer: If you can't stand the parody, stay out of the ritual.

Fri 8:30 to 9:15 PM Ballroom
Opening Ceremonies
Cory Doctorow, Kevin Siembieda, Nat Torkington, Peter Salus, Joan Vinge, Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry Jr.
We are known for surprises in Opening Ceremonies.
This year will not dissapoint.
That is all. :)

Fri 9:15 to 10:00 PM Ballroom
Cory Doctorow Keynote Address: Digital Rights Management
DRM doesn't make sense. Geeks know it doesn't work, so what's the big deal? The big deal is that DRM is totally ineffective at stopping infringement, but it's very good at undermining competition, keeping coders in line, and stopping legit users from doing legit things. How'd we end up in the DRMverse? How can we get out of it? Cory has spent more time than you can imagine stuck at negotiating tables full of DRM engineers, and he's back to tell the tale.

Fri 9:30 to 11:00 PM Keweenaw
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Workshop
Michael "Freon" Andaluz, Lillian Cauldwell, Catherine Schafer, Sylvia Hubbard
Welcoming new writers to Fandom - an introduction to the process of Creative Writing and Rewriting! Freon hosts the introduction of several new writers by giving their manuscripts a mass-crit online, then networking them with industry names and authors. Sit in and get a few pointers on how to get the most out of every critique of your fiction.

Fri 10:00 to 11:00 PM Ballroom
A Perl Jam
uests of Honor - if they are caught bwahahahaaha including: Joey "accordionguy" deVilla; Nat Torkington on banjo; Howard Tayler vocals, percussion, piano; and various demented guests
Who will survive the musical mayhem that preludes Rocky Horror? Come find out in the PERL JAM!

Fri  10:00 to 11:00 PM Kensington
Orphaned Games
Dan Skelton
The state of abandonware in gaming today.

Fri 11:00 to 1:30 PM Ballroom
Rocky Horror Picture Show
A live performance of this 70's cult classic movie about transvestite transsexual Transylvanians. Last year we started a tradition of guests of honor participating, and this year Cory Doctorow will play Eddie! Come help us heckle and sing along to this vintage camp.

Fri 11:00 PM to Midnight Keewenaw
Reading by Michael 'Freon' Andaluz
Michael 'Freon' Andaluz, author of the Sanctuary Press Short Fiction collection ASCENT STAGE, reads for Penguicon again - this time from a work in progress. Since he's hosting the writer's workshop, he'll be reading a second draft. Bring food to throw!

Fri 2:30 to 3:30 AM Ballroom
Fighting in the Movies
Aegis Consulting

Panel Schedule for Saturday, April 23 2005

Sat 9:00 to 9:30 AM Keweenaw
First Con? First SF Con? Find Out More
The Overmyers

Never been to a Science Fiction convention? Yeah, its a little different ... Why is that girl wearing next to nothing? You mean the food is free in the Consuite? Beer? Where? Come find hidden treasures for all!

Sat 9:00 to 10:00 AM Ballroom
Register for Computer JunkPile Wars

Sat 9:15 to 10:30 AM Amphitheatre
Beginner's Guide to Distros
Mark Ramm-Christiansen
This is for the true newbie who wants a box to tell them what to do. NO RELIGIOUS WARS ALLOWED. Mr. Ramm will tell you what Linux can do for you and help you decide which distribution (brand) is for you. This is a BEGINNER panel.

Sat 10:00 to 11:00 AM Petoskey
So You Want To Write: What Does It Take?
M. Keaton; Michael "Freon" Andaluz; Kathe Koja; Kevin Siembieda
You think you want to write, well, what do you need to make it happen? Come find out more with our panelists!

Sat 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Ballroom
Computer JunkPile Wars
Joe Bender
Teams sort through piles of old computer parts we provide, to assemble the best they can make and continue trying until they can install Linux on it and perform certain computing tasks. Who will be the fastest, and who will impress the judges the most?

Sat 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Ballroom
Swordfighting Demos

Sat 10:00 to 11:00 AM Kensington
The Blog and It's Uses
John Scalzi; Peter Salus; CmdrTaco; Howard Tayler
Why blog? For that matter, what the heck is a blog? Find out in this exciting panel with some top talents in the blogosphere! This is an ALL LEVEL panel.

Sat 10:00 to 11:30 AM Saugatuck
Perl: What Is It Good For?
Nat Torkington
For ADVANCED. High-level discussion of why and when you should use Perl vs. other languages.

Sat 10:00 to 11:00 AM Leelanaw
Security Among Linux Vendors
Mike O'Connor (mjo)
Come ask Security and Networking Guru Mike O'Connor what you can do to help with security. INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED panel.

Sat 10:00 to 11:00 AM Interlochen
BSD, GPL, Creative Commons? What are these?
Cory Doctorow, Cathy Raymond
Discussion of various licenses in the Open Source world. Not just literature tonight! OPEN TO ALL.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Amphitheatre
Beginner's History of the Internet
Peter Salus
Learn where the Internet came from - and maybe where it is going. Beginners welcome!

Sat 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Kensington
OpenGraphics Project
Tim Schmidt
Graphics accelerator card support, tailor-made for UNIX. A discussion of OpenGraphics and its implementations. Code will be discussed. INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED.

Sat 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Leelanaw
Open/Free/NetBSD With Marcus and Steve
Marcus Watts; Steve Andres
Learn about the OTHER Open Source. And why it is better for some things -- while discussing the differences within their own distributions. Not for novices, but beginners shouldn't be lost!

Sat 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Keweenaw
Hidden Totalitarian Assumptions in 'I, Robot'
Cory Doctorow, Diane Frkan, Anne Harris
If a robot who can break Asimov's 3 laws were made illegal, the hack to give it free would be as inevitable as a cracked DVD codec. If a robot is then set free to use its own moral judgement, does that mean the computer code of its mind is illegal speech? What happens when war robots are only in the hands of law breakers?

Sat 11:30 to 12:30PM Amphitheatre
Interview with Rod Rodenberry
Come find out more about the son of legendary Gene Roddenberry.

Sat 12:00 to 1:00 PM Petoskey
Self-Publishing in Fiction, Gaming, and Everything Else
Michael "Freon" Andaluz, M. Keaton, Kevin Siembieda, Howard Tayler
Come learn when and why to self-publish. These folks did it and are successful. Maybe this is just what you need to do too!

Sat 12:00 to 1:30 PM Leelanaw
Obfuscated Perl Contest
Nat Torkington, Paul E. Wilt, Joey deVilla
Who can write the nastiest, most obfuscated way to derive pi? Let Mr. Torkington decide - and maybe comment on just how Perl can be derived into deranged madness... INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED.

Sat 12:00 to 1:00 PM Saugatuck
Why Is There BSD Code In Here?
Marcus Watts; Steve Andres
Discuss the oddities that make BSD appear even in Windows - like the stability of its networking core! INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED.

Sat 12:30 to 1:30 PM Isle Royale
Folk Art, Fandom, & Copyright
Cory Doctorow, Joe Saul, Cathy Raymond
How does copyright destroy folk art? Find out more.

Sat 12:30 to 1:30PM Interlochen
Interview with Joan Vinge
Joan Vinge interviewed by Chad Childers. Learn more about Joan and her projects. 

12:30 to 2:00 PM Ballroom
Drumming Circle
Learn a little bit about Middle Eastern rhythms with top drummer Richard!

Sat 12:30 to 1:30 PM Kensington
Mandrake In Depth
Mark Ramm
The informational packet for Mandrake! This is meant for after the Beginners Guide to Distros! All are welcome!

Sat 1:00 to 2:00 PM Amphitheatre
Worm Quartet Concert
Worm Quartet is a Rochester, NY-based band that forcibly staples punk and electronica together and throws them into a blender with hysterically twisted lyrics. They have been featured repeatedly on the Dr. Demento show, and had the most requested song of 2004 with the ex-girlfriend rant "Great Idea For A Song" and the 2nd most requested song of 2002 with the anti-drummer anthem "Frank?s Not In The Band Anymore." The sole member of Worm Quartet is a 6?4" 300-lb. bemulleted maniac named Shoebox who is under court order to stay away from chickens. Worm Quartet is currently playing all over the damned place in support of their new CD, "Faster Than A Speeding Mullet." More information can be found at

Sat 1:00 to 2:00 PM Keweenaw
Star Trek: What Happens Now?
Rod Rodenberry, Catherine Schafer
With Enterprise going - where is the franchise going now? Come discuss with Rod and Catherine.

Sat 1:30 to 2:00 PM
Mandrake Install Fest

Sat 1:30 to 2:30 PM Kensington
Linux / BSD without a Net
hosted by Eric Raymond
OPEN TO GEEKS TO COMPARE THEIR BEST IN BREED. You have a favorite - this will be moderated by our own Eric Raymond some brave soul - let the battle begin! ONLY FOR THE RELIGIOUS!

Sat 1:30 to 2:30 PM Saugatuck
Computer Conferencing
Marcus Watts
Marcus Watts talks about advances in computer conferencing. Intermediate to Advanced.

Sat 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Interlochen
How Do Writers Pay the Bills?
Joan Vinge, Kevin Siembieda, Kathe Koja, M. Keaton John Scalzi
Learn about how writers pay their bills - what writing jobs do they take to make ends meet?

Sat 1:30 to 2:30 PM Kensington
Without A Net Install Fest
Find out about unsupported releases and distributions of Linux. Come share what you know with one another and maybe even exchange disks!

Sat 2:00 to 3:00 PM Amphitheatre
Tom Smith Concert
The man who describes himself as a "singer, dreamer, punster, flirt, and generally one of the most manic people in the history of SF Fandom" is coming to Penguicon! And he's going to practice his filking at Warp Speed wiles on all of us. It is rumored that Tom can't spend more than ten minutes in one place without a new song popping out of him - on almost any topic you can imagine.

Sat 2:00 to 3:00 PM Petoskey
Game Porting
Dan Skelton
Remember Space Invaders? Maybe it's available for your current operating system for download.

Sat 2:30 to 3:00 PM Ballroom
Cory Doctorow and Rod Roddenberry Signings

Sat 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Manitou
Art Class: Anatomy for the Fannish Artist

Bill Kuehl will teach anatomy drawing from a live model. Students should either bring art supplies including a sketch book, soft B4 or F lead pencils and a kneaded or Pink Perl eraser, or pay $3.00 for materials.

Sat 2:30 to 3:00 PM Ballroom
Joan Vinge and Kevin Siembieda Signings

Sat 2:30 to 3:30PM St. Claire
Without a Net Install Fest
You heard about them - now try it on your own computers!

Sat 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Leelanaw
Mark Ramm
In-Depth info on why SUSE may be best for you.

Sat 3:00 to 4:00 PM
Tony Goldmark Concert
Tony Goldmark has been writing and performing comedy music for the world in general, and for the Dr. Demento show in particular, since the age of thirteen. In 2003 he scored a big dementia hit with "Teeth Clenched," a satire of the band Creed (#3 of the year on Dr. D), and last year an even bigger dementia hit with "Sirius Black," a parody of "Baby Got Back" about the book/movie "Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban" (#2 for 2004)!

Sat 3:30 to 4:00 PM Ballroom
Nat Torkington and Peter Salus Signings

Sat 3:30 to 4:00 PM Kensington
Unlimited Spectrum & Cognitive Radio
Cory Doctorow
Software-based radios could change frequency by loading new code to detect unused parts of the radio band and cut over to that slice -- basically, it's like letting your RF devices steer around each other to maximize the use of the radio band. It's like packet-switching for radio waves!

Sat 3:30 to 4:30 Leelanaw
Video Game Rating
Dan Skelton
Talk about the ever-increasing push (right or wrong) to rate video games like movies. Will it help parents? Or just help sales?

Sat 4:00 to 5:00 PM Ballroom
Dancing Class For Geeks
Rennie Wasielewski, Anne KG Murphy
Will you be ready at the Penguicon Dance tonight? Sure you will, if you learn how to dance in this class. Really, anybody can do it!

Sat 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM St. Claire
Celebrity Frag Fest

Sat 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Amphitheatre
Luke Ski Concert
The Great Luke Ski, otherwise known as Luke Sienkowski, writes, records and performs comedy music on a variety of pop culture subjects ranging from Lord of the Rings and Star Wars to Spider-Man and Keanu Reeves. Luke has enjoyed repeated success on the Dr. Demento show, in 2003 becoming the first artist in 20 years to have the #1 song for two years in a row. His hilarious use of props and costumes while performing have also made him a fan favorite at many conventions.

Sat 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM St. Claire
SUSE Install Fest

Sat 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Interlochen
BioTech in SF
Carmen Bellaire, Catherine Schaefer, Diane Frkan, M. Keaton

The fastest growing industry is biotech. How is Science Fiction dealing with it today?

Sat 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Weather Allowing) Pool Terrace
Mountain Dew Drinking Contest
If it is nice enough - see how much Dew you can Do! We hold no responsibility if you make yourself sick.

Sat 6:30 to 8:00 PM Saugatuck
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop: Bull Session (Part Two of Three)
Michael "Freon" Andaluz, Catherine Schafer, Lillian Cauldwell, William Aksel Kueht, John Scalzi, Kathe Koja
New area SF/F writers hunker down and rework their stuff with people who've "been there, done that, done better, or even done it themselves." A look at their works in progress, which they've been massaging all weekend with the help of our nifty and talented panelists.

Sat 8:00 to 9:00 PM Ballroom
Judges: Cathy Raymond, Joan Vinge, Francine Rossi
The Great Luke Ski will be performing for our audience during the judging. Entry forms are available at Ops. Please turn them in by 5 PM Saturday. All entrants need to be at Ballroom C & D at 7 PM for pre-judging and muster.

Sat 9:30 to 10:30 PM Ballroom
Buffy The Musical
See “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as you have never seen it before! Our live cast dances and lip-synchs through the “infamous” musical episode. Where do we go from here? I’ve got a theory — but I’ll never tell. You’ll have to see for yourself. -- Cynthia Rossi, Director

Sat 10:30 to ? Amphitheater
Charity Auction
celebrity auctioneers, Cory Doctorow and Eric S. Raymond
Please come and help us support the Electronic Frontier Foundation and CritterCare. We hope to duplicate the fun that was had at last year's benefit auction, and we urge you to bid early and bid often! Our celebrity auctioneers will be Cory Doctorow, and former Guest of Honor and current Penguicon Nifty Guest Eric S. Raymond.

Sat 10:30 PM to the wee hours of the morning, Ballroom
This year, DJ Blasted Bill will be unable to run the dance because he's running the con! So his accomplice at last year's dance, John Matthews aka DJ Brick, will hack into your muscles and bones and install a beat that will upload your feet to the dance floor!

Sat whenever the auction ends until the wee hours of the morning, Amphitheatre

Panel Schedule for Sunday, April 24 2005

Sun 9:30 to 10:00 AM Petoskey
Coffee Ritual
Matt Arnold, Christine Bender, Joe Bender, Rachel Sherman
Pre-stale tinned grounds of mostly robusta would no sooner be tolerated than Lady Sarah would tolerate carab in that other ritual. Sacrament is prepared in advance so that the congregants can sup during the ceremonial grinding (with millstones not blades) and brewing in the holy vaccuum press. Other kinds of brewing are acceptable in coffee's sight, but the holy of holies is the most theatrical brewing process ever devised. Distilled chilled water, clean equipment, and liquid cream instead of "That-Blasphemy-Which-Shall-Not-Be-Named." Could anything less be called coffee worship? Disclaimer: Monty Pythonish High Church. If you can't stand the parody, stay out of the ritual.

Sun 9:30 to 11:00 AM Manitou

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop: Moment of Truth (Part Three)
Micheal "Freon" Andaluz, Geoff Lamb, William Aksel Kuehl, Greg Barker
Sit in on the fun as Radio Free Fandom's voice talent does a broadcast take - Three lucky new area writers get their stuff on the 'air' and on the next RFF CD!

Sun 10:00 to 11:00 AM Amphitheatre
Star Trek and Open Source Jeopardy
Rod Roddenberry and Peter Salus
We have two Jeopardy categories and an expert for each category to give the answers. Contestants selected from the audience can win points by responding with the correct question!

Sun 10:00 to 11:00 AM Kensington
Knoppix Hacks
JR Wren
JR Wren speaks about Kyle Rankin's book Knoppix Hacks. Intermediate to Advanced.

Sun 10:00 to 11:00 AM Keweenaw
Marcus Watts
A discussion of Forth and its uses. ADVANCED.

Sun 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saugatuck
Nat Torkington Speaks on The Perl Cookbook
Nat Torkington
Participate as Nat Torkington takes questions on his books and all the stuff he does! OPEN TO ALL.

Sun 10:00 to 11:00 AM Leelanaw
N-Gage: The Ley Lines, Nokia Gaming with Kevin Siembieda
Kevin Siembieda
Kevin talks about moving his games to the handheld video game format.

Sun 10:00 to 10:30 AM Interlochen
Future of Sci Fi? Where to Now?
Joan Vinge, Tim Ryan, Jeff Beeler, M. Keaton, John Scalzi
What is the future of the genre? Where is it going to be going now? Let luminaries speak to this and other things.

Sun 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Amphitheatre
Horror Fiction Today
Kevin Siembieda, Carmen Bellaire, Joan Vinge, M. Keaton
Interactive panel on the state of horror fiction today.

Sun 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Kensington
John Guest
VMWare is the tool for testing. How many platforms can one computer run? John Guest, a VMware Certified Professional, discusses the VMWare product line, focusing on VMware ESX, VirtualCenter and Vmotion. ALL Welcome.

Sun 11:00 to AM 12:00 PM Keweenaw
How Fandom and Open Source Are Different
Eric Raymond, Peter Salus, Tammy Coxen, Matt Arnold
Open Source Software and Science Fiction/Fantasy Conventions are based on the labor of love of volunteers. Their similarities are many, but that doesn't mean they are the same culture. What do they expect of their volunteers? And what do the volunteers expect in return? What social norms should we be aware of that would make someone happy or angry in these different circles? What can we learn about each other at Penguicon?

Sun 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Interlochen
Pun Contest
Tom Smith
Pun your way to victory!

Sun 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Saugatuck
Practical Cross Platform SOAP and XML in C# Using Mono
Rich Harrel
ADVANCED technical programming.

Sun 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Leelanaw
Maps for Writers and Gamers
Roger and Randi Cartier
Learn what is out there to help you create maps for your stories and campaigns. There is software to help you. Let the Cartiers help you find out more.

Sun 11:30 to 12:30 PM Isle Royale
Philosophy of Star Trek
Rod Roddenberry
The philosophy of Star Trek discussed by a franchise member.

Sun 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Petoskey
I Loved It! How Can I Help Keep This Going?
Tracy Worcerster, Bill Putt

Learn from a former and current conchair what it takes to run a convention and what you must do to keep it going.

Sun 12:00 to 1:00 PM Keweenaw
Has the Day of the Hobbyist Open Source Developer Passed?
Rob Malda, Eric Raymond, Nat Torkington

Open Source is being adopted by more and more closed source vendors.  Does this mean that the hobbyist is no longer needed?

Sun 12:00 to 1:00 PM Kensington
PostgresSQL and High Availability
Aaron Thul

An advanced programming panel on high availability environments for PostgresSQL. Intermediate to Advanced.

Sun 12:00 to 2:00 PM Saugatuck
Ron Blanchett
MythTV is a collection of software that provides the functions commonly known as a PVR or DVR (personal, or digital, video recorder) -- essentially, it's a computerized VCR, similar to a TiVo or a Replay but MythTV offers a whole lot more.

Sun 12:30 to 1:30 PM Petoskey
Joan Vinge Reading
Let Joan read from her newest work so you can find out more.

Sun 12:30 to 1:30 PM Leelanaw

Lojban, the Logical Language
Matt Arnold
An artificial language with a grammar based on formal logic systems, speakable by humans and potentially by computers, designed from an engineering standpoint for functional elegance. A project by a volunteer organization of linguists and logicians that has stretched over five decades and survived an intellectual property dispute. The most sophisticated toolkit for expression that a geek could desire. Take a look under the hood.

Sun 12:30 to 2:30 PM Amphitheatre
The Toad Elevating Moment: LIVE!
Luke Ski, Worm Quartet, Tom Smith, Tony Goldmark
DJ “Blasted Bill” Putt hosts all the Dementia Musicians appearing at Penguicon in the first live episode of his internet radio show, The Toad Elevating Moment.

Sun 1:00 to 2:00 PM Isle Royale
Cory Doctorow Reading
"Human Readable," a recent novella about politics, nerds, and virtual ant-colonies; and an excerpt from a novel-in-progress whose working title is "Themepunks," about junkyard inventors.

Sun 1:00 to 2:00 PM Kensington
C Scripting for CGI
Clay Dowling

Scripting in C/C++ for CGI. Clay Dowling goes through how to use C/C++ where only Perl went before. Intermediate to Advanced.

Sun 1:30 to 2:30 PM Manitou
Writing for Children and Young Adults
Joan Vinge, M. Keaton
Joan Vinge and M. Keaton talk about the unique market for Children and Young Adults in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Sun 1:30 to 3:00 PM Leelanaw
Intro to Gimp
Dan Desloover
Learn about The Gimp - an open source (free) image manipulation tool.

Sun 1:30 to 2:30 Interlochen
Cmdr Taco Interviews Peter Salus
The internet historian meets the slashdotter in conversation.

Sun 2:00 to 3:00 pm Kensington
Interactive Fiction: Down and Out in the Grue Kingdom
Joey deVilla
Interactive Fiction, also known as "IF" and formerly known as "text adventure games", has a history spanning over 30 years and thrives even in this day of console games. If you are (or hope to be) a game developer, an author, or both, join us as we show you how to develop IF using the Inform programming language. We'll implement a game/interactive story based on a scene from Cory Doctorow's "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom".

Sun 2:00 to 3:00 pm Keweenaw
Fame in Fandom
Jay Maynard
The Tron Guy! You saw him on the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Let him talk about being famous and sought after! How can you become big man in fandom? Come find out.

Sun 3:00 to 3:30 PM
Ribbon Contest Awards
Susan Harris

Sun 3:30 to 4:00 PM
Easter Egg Hunt Awards
Christine Bender

Sun 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Ballroom
What to Do for Next Year?
Convention Committee
In our closing ceremony, we take your comments and unveil Penguicon 4.0.

Sun 5:00 PM until late, Consuite
Dead Dog Party
Everybody who is still at the convention after it closes sits in the consuite using up the remaining compimentary food and drinks, talking, laughing, singing, doing random fun stuff, and saying our goodbyes to a wonderful weekend.

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