Research For Penguicon "Apocrypha"
The Penguicon Board of Directors is considering compiling a history of the unwritten philosophies of Penguicon. As different staff and attendees have come and gone, the past fifteen years have seen many different decisions, trends, tendencies, strategies, preferences, desires, aversions, rules-of-thumb, and principles.
The natural emergence and drift of cultural norms is informal, so it goes unrecorded. We would like to record it. An "apocrypha" will not be a set of rules. It is not intended to bind us to a predetermined vision of Penguicon's future. It is a description of how we got where we are: the decisions that shaped Penguicon's distinctive philosophical approach to organizing an event and a community.
We present this questionnaire in the hopes that our research will include input from as many interested parties as possible. Feel free to tell stories, take a humorous tone, link to media files, deviate from the questions, and use this form in a way you find useful to the project.