Aug 202012
What follows is an extensive invitation to enjoy some fun and laughter (and a little bit of work) to close out the summer.  If you’re interested, here is a quick summary.
What: Pengui-Camp
Where: Monroe, MI – a private residence (details below) has offered space to use for a large-scale outdoor party for the Penguicon Community, which includes large outdoor space, pool, bonfire, outdoor activities, and camping.
When: August 25th 3:00PM – Dawn, or whenever you wake up.
This get together will include a brief Programming meeting to coordinate moving forward with each track and project, followed by a ConCom meeting to address any summer developments, followed by a SMOS dinner, followed by fun for all.
Still interested? Keep on reading.  Not available/not your thing? Skip the rest.
Ok, I’m still reading.  What’s the deal exactly?
Your gracious ConChair has organized a large-scale, outdoor party to be enjoyed by the Penguicon Community.  At 3:00PM, a programming meeting will be held with the Programming team, but all are welcome to attend.  Similarly, a 2013 Planning meeting will follow at approximately 4:00PM, with all welcome to attend.  For those not looking to get any work done, you are additionally invited to the SMOS dinner provided at 7:00PM.
So you’re just having some meetings outside?
No, no.  It’s much more than that.  We will be situated on a 1.5 acre lot with ample space for outdoor activities (bring your frisbees).  There is a pool available.  Food will be provided.  And this will be a fun way to close out the summer.
Sounds fun, can I just come for the fun and not the boring meetings?
Sure!  It’s an open space and everyone is welcome.  You can help as little or as much as you like.
What will you be eating?
The SMOS budget will cover the main course (hamburgers, hot dogs, and a vegetarian option).  The hosts (ConChair and Programming) will be donating some additional food and beverages.  Everyone else is encouraged but NOT required to bring along some extra dishes, snacks, beverages, toilet paper, etc. in a pot luck style.
Will there be alcohol?
There will be many beverages, including some alcohol for those 21+.  People are encouraged to bring their own as well, but again, not required.
Can I bring my friends?
This is open to the entire community.  Significant others, spouses, children, are welcome.  Friends too.  If you are bringing a carload of people, do consider contributing to the food or beverages.
You called this a camp, will people be camping outdoors?
Yes.  A group of us will be camping at the event, and anyone who wishes to join us should coordinate with Tim Slovik (  You MUST provide your own tent, or coordinate with someone who has space for you.  No one shall be sleeping in the open grounds.  If you have space and can share, speak to Tim.
Will this be a safe place over night?
Yes.  This is a private residence, not a camp grounds.  The space is mostly open, not surrounded by woods which invite creepy individuals looking to do you harm.  In addition, a securtiy team will be awake and on duty 24 hours to prevent shenanigans of any type.  If you are interested in joining the security team, please contact Tim (
Is there a bathroom?
There are indoor and outdoor facilities.  At sundown, only the outdoor facilities will be available for restroom use.
Ok, I’m intrigued.  Where is this place?

Sorry.  No mass posting of a private address to the entire list.  Everyone is welcome to attend, but everyone who does must RSVP by contacting Tim (for those who can’t remember:

Thanks again for all of your hard work this summer, especially with Mini-Maker Faire!

There’s still much to do, but don’t worry, all of those to-do lists will get shorter over the next few months as we dive into what I hope to be my awesomest Penguicon ever!

Love yas all!
Captain Sparrow

Sarah Slovik
2013 Conchair