Vernor Vinge Named Penguicon Guest of Honor

penguicon.jpgPenguicon 2008, which will be held April 18-20, 2008, in Troy, Mich., recently announced that Vernor Vinge, noted science fiction author, will be the Science Fiction Guest of Honor. Penguicon is a both a science fiction and Linux open source convention.

This convention, in addition to typical science fiction con fare, features:

  • a computer lounge where attendees can check their email, browse the web, and perhaps find out a little bit more about open source software;
  • a multiplayer computer gaming room;
  • a giant customizable marble roller coaster; and
  • Ice Cream Made With Liquid Nitrogen!

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.