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PenguiCon photo gallery

Posted on: May 15, 2015

A few weeks ago I went to my first PenguiCon! it’s a tech/geek/DIY/Scifi convention in Detroit every spring. More techy stuff than i’m usually into, there was a soldering lab, a bunch of RFID stuff, 3-D printed hands, a guy talking about radiation safety, a solar telescope, and some fantastic astronomy panels. I was mostly interested in the Lit track – went to a panels on editing, genre mash-ups, and got to hang out with Ferrett Steinmetz and Matt Betts, and go to both of their readings.  There was of course the requisite dealer room, a ton of artists, a costume contest, and parties that made me feel like I’d fallen into a time warp.

and the best part? I got to spend the weekend with Lesley Conner! She also got to learn that I compulsively write things down. like, all the things, and all the time.

Lesley's the tall one.

Lesley’s the tall one.

here’s some more pictures!

robots who were programmed to dance

robots who were programmed to dance

The solar telescope. I saw sun spots!!

The solar telescope. I saw sun spots!!

3-d printed prothetics

3-d printed prosthetics

Ferrett Steinmetz reading out of FLEX

Ferrett Steinmetz reading out of FLEX

Matt Betts reading from his forthcoming novel, Indelible Ink

Matt Betts reading from his forthcoming novel, Indelible Ink

Steven Saus reading that one thing that just shattered me into a million little pieces. I'm also driving safer thanks to him.

Steven Saus reading that one thing that just shattered me into a million little pieces. I’m also driving safer thanks to him.

Of course Doctor Who was there!

Of course Doctor Who was there!

And this incredible Weeping Angel cosplayer

And this incredible Weeping Angel cosplayer

and it's not a convention without whisky and coffee.

and it’s not a convention without whisky and coffee.

2 Responses to "PenguiCon photo gallery"

You two are so cute! I’ve never heard of this con, sounds like fun (but maybe a little odd!)

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PenguiCon has a little bit for everyone. Perfect if you have a geeky group of friends who all want to geek out about different things but want to do it together. I have to say I really enjoyed the science talks I went to (one on genetics, another on small orbital bodies beyond Neptune, and one on radiation) though I’m not sure how much I actually retained. Very interesting though. AND I got to hang out with Andrea!

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