Penguicon, Here I Come!

Tomorrow (Friday) starts my annual trek down state to the Detroit area for Penguicon! It's possible the combination of Linux and Science Fiction wouldn't appeal to most people, but it absolutely appeals to me. I think perhaps adding a vintage video game track and calling it "Super Penguicon" would make it the trifecta of awesome. The conference chairs probably realize that would be too awesome, however, and the participants would be blinded by sheer awesomeness.

But I digress. :)

Anyway, this year I'll be there with fellow Linux Journalians Bill Childers and Kyle Rankin. There will be tons of geekishly famous people in attendance, tons of fun stuff to do, and enough strangeness to make the weirdest among us feel right at home. If you're going to be there and really want to see and hear me present, click HERE to see my scheduled appearances. Or look for me in the hallway and say hello!

Since this conference is in my home state, I'll be driving the 5-6 hours myself. Perhaps there will be a truckcam or so. Either way, this weekend should be a blast. Hope to see you there!


Shawn is Associate Editor here at Linux Journal, and has been around Linux since the beginning. He has a passion for open source, and he loves to teach. He also drinks too much coffee, which often shows in his writing.


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Catherine Devlin's picture

Shawn, are your slides available somewhere? I have a friend who's trying to work with the Ohio Department of Education, and I want to send him back in time to see your talk. Failing that, your slides are a start. Thanks!


Thomas Hunter's picture

I went to the one two years ago. It was great, had tons of Linux workshops.

This year, I checked out the lineup of events, and my god was if horrifying. There seems to be nothing going on but a bunch of weirdo's talking about their sexual habits. I could only see a couple of Linux workshops.

Also, nothing is quite as horrible as seeing a 50 year old heavy set man walking around in his spandex captain kirk outfit at the 08 penguicon.


Bill Childers's picture

Whoohoo! I'm getting ready to head out here any minute to start my trek to Detroit. Looking forward to some nerdly hijinks. :)

Bill Childers is the Virtual Editor for Linux Journal. No one really knows what that means.

I am SO JEALOUS!!!!!!

Webmistress's picture

I am SO JEALOUS!!!!!! :)

*sigh* at least I had DrupalCon.

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You shoud use....

Jimmy the Geek's picture

...your awesome geek clout and persuade the chairs to invite Wil Wheaton. Once he confirms, THEN add the vintage video games and call it UltraPenguicon :)