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Give us a short description for your event idea. Can you suggest a title for your event idea?What track would best fit your idea?What type of event are you suggesting?Would this event have any specific space or other requirements? If so, please list them below.
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Please tell me how to build a robot to clean my houseThe Jetsons IRLDIY, MayhemWorkshop/Demonstration (With possible audience participation.)Robots and lots of money
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Reusable menstrual product corner! A frank conversation about nondisposable alternatives for people who have periods. How to change over to reusable products? Is it gross? How to clean your products? It’s not gross? Which products to choose? Bleed ‘Green’After Dark, LifeBirds of a Feather (Lead by no one, this is an open talk, all are welcome to speak.)Nah
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Space faring civilizations has remained a popular topic in science fiction for many years. We will realistically extrapolate from current technology, recent scifi works and known physics as to how this can actually be achieved. We will attempt to answer the following questions: How can a civilization spread most efficiently across the galaxy? How would conflicts be resolved, through combat or other means at such a range? Lastly, how can a galactic civilization actually be organized and managed? How Conquer The Galaxy: Scientifically Plausible Means of Space Exploration, Combat, and Governance!Science, TechnologyPanel, Multiple SpeakersProjector and projector screen, preferably speaker system
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I'm a new science fiction author. The one thing I know for certain is it is VERY difficult to get my book in front of people. Is it possible to have a self publishing workshop?So you've written the next great sci fi novel, now what?LiteraturePanel, Multiple SpeakersAn auditorium or listening space
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I'm a sci-fi / fantasy author looking to join a panel(s) on aspects of writing, editing, possibly marketing, critiquing and reading for others, etc. I don't want to jump into a presentation on my own, but would like to be part of a group if you have others who would be interested in joining together. I have self published and published with a small press and have written novels and short stories. You choiceLiteraturePanel, Multiple Speakers
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Using Docker, creating dockerfiles. The basics of creating your own docker container, first from a pre-made container, then the basics of altering the dockerfile to customize the container.Learning DockerTechnologyPresentation, Single SpeakerProjector
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On the After Dark track last year, there were 2 panels on rope work. I wasn't interested at the time, but would love to see those panels offered again this year. If last year's presenter isn't interested, I'd be willing to do a (most likely inferior) "rope for dummies" style presentation.Last year's panels were "Rope Basics - Bedroom & Beyond" and "Rope for Decoration", both presented by "kernelbrandon". After DarkWorkshop/Demonstration (With possible audience participation.)
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Enjoy science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture Mad-libs created by our panelists. Offer up some interesting nouns, adj, verbs and adverbs and be prepared to laugh your head off!SF/F MadlibsLiteraturePanel, Multiple Speakers
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Fast paced and quick witted , authors create stories in real time , “”round robin”” style , using prompts from the audience.Improv Flash FictionLiteraturePanel, Multiple Speakers
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This is a fan-made card version of the board game "Tahiti". The game is played on a sea of cards. Players paddle their canoes to islands where they pick up food cards, which they deliver to their families on the home island. The fewer food cards you carry, the faster you can return home and unload them. Watch out for stone heads, which indicate depleted food! Players: 2 - 4. Time: 1 hour.Tahiti Card Game Unpublished PrototypeGamingGame
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Bellydance / Mideast Music Jam

Let's pick some tunes and rhythms beforehand from someplace like:
https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ctg-public-content/files/501049ab3470391206000002/haflasongs-full.pdf

Bring our drums, ouds, zils etc and have fun!
Bellydance / Mideast Music Jam / HalfaAction & Adventure, After Dark, DIY, Lifemusic/dance participationdancing space, sitting space for musicians
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I would like to explore the different aspects of the series "Black Mirror", delve into how it takes to the extremes of technological advancements. Sometimes the episodes are dark, sometimes they are just unexpected but either way it's an interesting look at the way our technology can go in directions we never expected. I'd also like to look at other shows that are similar to "Black Mirror".So, you watched "Black Mirror", what's next?MayhemPanel, Multiple SpeakersPossibly a projector with sound.
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Bring that fiddle, tinwhistle, flute, guitar, (or dare I say, ukulele?) or … and join us for some classic Celtic tunes. Or step dance. We'll post links to the music beforehand, so you can learn them by ear or print them out. Celtic Music Session / CelidhAfter Dark, Music Jammusic/dance participationchairs for musicians, open space
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Sakuga is an anime style where they power up the visual and artistic quality dramatically for key scenes. We're talking jaw-dropping, drop-dead-gorgeous artwork! Come sample examples of this stunning phenomenon with us!

(a good source is https://blog.sakugabooru.com/ and other blogs for finding examples to use)
Sakuga Smörgåsbord

... or something
AnimePanel, Multiple SpeakersProjector/sound to show clips.
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We inhabit a world of multiple and intersecting fandoms and nerdities. Fandom has always included an intersection of people interested in technologies, SF, fantasy, comics, horror, cosplay, alongside people devoted to one specific franchise or author. These variations and divisions have been heightened by recent cultural developments. Gaming of various sorts has bred multiple fandoms. Many mainstream readers embrace science fiction and fantasy. Whereas fans once had a couple of genre shows and movies at any one time and pretty much everyone had some familiarity with them, we now have a surfeit of franchises. Finally, the internet allows people with once-marginal interests to find each other-- it may even negate the need for Cons.

This panel seeks to examine the complexity of fandom in the twenty-first century, its intersections and its complications.
The Fandom ThreadCrossoverPanel, Multiple Speakers
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Robert Charles Wilson’s time-travel novel Last Year raises questions about America’s future and past, and these seem especially pertinent in light of, well, last year. Elan Mastai’s 2017 debut, All Our Wrong Todays also examines the failure of our century to be one of enlightenment through science. What might recent events, and the increasing polarization—and, simultaneously, diversification-- of politics and culture mean for futures fictional and real? About Last YearLiteraturePanel, Multiple Speakers
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Arrival and, of course, its source, Ted Chiang’s “The Story of Your Life,” address a problem frequently overlooked in SF, and even more so in fantasy: how would different species communicate? What problems might we actually face, and how might we overcome these? What SF and fantasy best illustrates or solves these problems?He big in nothing important in good elephant: Lost in Interspecies Translation

(Title refers to a notorious translation)
Literature, MediaPanel, Multiple Speakers
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The Turkey City Lexicon has guided writers, especially within the fields of SF and Fantasy, for a few decades now. While no one can deny that it contains good advice, its guidelines were never set in stone. Increasingly, we can all think of stories or movies that violate key Turkey City guidelines. Which rules hold up? Which have or should be challenged?Turkey City RevisitedLiteraturePanel, Multiple Speakers
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Learn to JuggleBecome a Juggling expert in an hour! (expert =flail around dropping balls on the floor)Action & AdventureWorkshop/Demonstration (With possible audience participation.)
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A quick introduction into the world of Miniature Gaming. We will take a look at how to get started in miniature gaming. We will take a look at some tent poles of the industry as well as a few great games that will let you get playing almost right out of the box.Dipping your Toes into the World of Miniature Gaming.Gaming
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A basic tutorial in painting miniatures for complete novices or those with a little bit of skill. We will go over some of the tools of the trades and how to get started without breaking the bank. We will go over the the "Three Step Process" of base coat, wash, highlight. If possible we can do a live demo to show how it works. This could be done in one of the meeting rooms or in the paint & take table.Miniature Painting for BeginersDIY, Gaming
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Whiskey Tasting event! The guy who did the whiskey tasting last year was excellent and I'd love to see him come back this year!Whiskey Tasting!Food
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Port Tasting! Basically talk about different ports and drink them!Port Tasting!Food
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Learn how to make a basic California roll.Sushi Making 101Food
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I would like to do/suggest a "Stone Soup" costumers area. Basically people bring their random costuming odds and ends, materials, decorations, etc, and all contribute to a central table, from which people wanting to work on and add to their costume can pick pieces. I WOULD like to add that those NOT contributing to the table be the *last* allowed to pick through, as it would be unfair for those who did contribute to be left with the dregs while someone who was too lazy/disorganized/forgetful to bring something gets the best bits. Essentially after those who contributed get their choices, the table then becomes a "free table".DIY COSTUMING "Stone Soup" Cosplay
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Build your own rockets from scratch, including engines, fuel, and tracking devices. This is a big step up from the hobby kits.DIY Rocketry Science
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How to use interactive fiction programs like Twine or Inform to write and share your own IF stories. This seems like a very good fit for Penguicon with its emphasis on writing, technology, and gaming.Write your own Interactive Fictionmixes gaming, literature, and technology
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Unfortunately, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding mental health. Especially educating people on what it actually means and what can be done about it. Too often we see people with mental health problems as having 'issues' or unable to function. Without learning about the problems that are not only mental but physical as they change our brains and how they function. Learning to navigate this world with a mental illness is difficult and often we are forced to do it in secret. How do we take the stigma out of mental health issues?Taking the Stigma out of Mental IllnessLife
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we are hearing about marches all the time now, and while that's all well and good, there are plenty of ways to protest issues. so when and how? more importantly, what are our rights in organizing a protest these days?Peaceful ProtestLife
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history is written by the winners, so what about those we aren't taught about that have made major points in history possible? those minorities and women who's finds are ignored, forgotten or taken credit for by others.Reclaiming Our History: Let's Hear it for the Losers
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