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Penguicon winds down

Well, all good things must come to an end and this one will soon end with me returning to Detroit metro airport to catch a flight home. Penguicon was fun! But I will be glad to sleep in my own recliner tonight...

I didn't attend a great deal of programming, but what I saw was mostly pretty good. (The exception was a panel on intelligence enhancement which included Vernor Vinge, but consisted almost entirely of two guys I didn't know arguing. On the other hand I played some computer games, met up with old and new friends, attended some good parties, saw some good anime, and ate several bowls of liquid nitrogen ice cream.

The highlights of the con were the giant singing tesla coils and talking to Vernor Vinge for an hour or so over scotch in the Confusion party. Plus I liked the Pirate Party, which consisted of a fake boat they would push up to other parties and use to 'board' them. (An idea I would love to steal for Vikingcon/Valhallacon, except we would 'invade and pillage'.) All told I am glad I came and hope to do so again.


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Apr. 21st, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
>>An idea I would love to steal for Vikingcon/Valhallacon, except we would 'invade and pillage'.

Hey, I know how we could solve the lack of venue! Portable con! We could drive around to all the other cons in Winnebagoes and steal their Guests of Honor.
Apr. 21st, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
I can see it now! All we need (besides the motorhome) is ninja costumes and duct tape. I got that already!
Apr. 23rd, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Arrr! That ain't a boat. It's a ship. You land lubbers know nothin'.

Actually, our original concept was to go into parties and pillage their food -- but then replace it with other food that we either brought ourselves or pillaged from other parties. We've evolved away from offering food. It just wasn't as popular as the rum rations.
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