The wonderful folks at Penguicon have invited me to join the fun as a "Nifty Guest." It's flattering to be invited as a Program Participant, and that "Nifty" title is a special upgrade which puts me in illustrious company. I'm honored. Here's the 411 on Penguicon:
Time again for the Linux/OSS and Science Fiction/Fantasy convention, Penguicon, in Troy, Michigan April 20 through April 22nd, 2007. This year's guests include Bruce Schneier, Charlie Stross, Christine Peterson, Steve Jackson, Randy Milholland, and Elizabeth Bear.
It's an anarchic hotbed of intelligence and creativity, a geek Woodstock, a true Nerdvana. At Penguicon, you can be discussing characters with your favorite author one moment, getting help installing Linux on your laptop the next, and enjoying a swordfighting demonstration in your spare time. Penguicon is where creative and technical dreamers meet the visionaries who are creating the future.
Should be a whole lot of fun, and hopefully no one will mind that I know
very little absolutely nothing about Linux. I've signed up for a couple of panels, including one that's featured in the advertising:
SF authors John Scalzi and Nick Sagan, and the filker Tom Smith, and "The TRON Guy" Jay Maynard will give goofy films the MST3K treatment.
All in all, I'm looking forward to panelling, hanging out with friends, signing books, meeting all kinds of new people, and
drinking myself silly generally having a good time. If you're going to be in the Troy area, I hope you'll swing by and say hello.