I think I'd like to bring back this interactive fiction of a simulated this time as a Mastodon bot. You would enter your commands by at-mentioning the bot, and it would respond with what happens in the simulated Penguicon by replying to you. nemorathwald.dreamwidth.org/19

Also, it is with great pleasure that we announce does not have to move to Mother's Day weekend after all. The hotel reserved our traditional weekend of May 1 through 3!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, congratulations to @Bagel3000 on being elected Conchair for Penguicon 2020!

@thedragonsroost @MMG_IanStedman @MMG_TrishStedman @rosie Welcome! Here's the best write-up on : kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

Also, lurking is fine, but diversity/engagement is great! Reach out make new friends. Follow people; report bad users (mods will take care of them) & we look forward to seeing your statuses and pics.

No need to keep it about only! This is your door to the whole Fediverse!

Write an post w/ hashtags of your interests to help with discovery!

Let's give a big penguicon.social welcome to past guests of honor @MMG_IanStedman and @MMG_TrishStedman of Magic Meeple Games!

@jtrip @SamTeaGuy @Chance13 @kyrsten @cyr4n0 For new-ish users to , here's the best write-up on it: kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

Also, lurking is fine, but engagement is great! Reach out make new friends. Follow people; report bad users (mods will take care of them) & we look forward to seeing your statuses and pics.

No need to keep it about only! This is your door to the whole Fediverse!

Write an post w/ hashtags of your interests to help with discovery!

I want to say, "Let's give a big penguicon.social welcome, to 2013 Tech Guest Of Honor @mwl Michael W Lucas." But um, given how long @mwlucas has been on , I kind of feel like he's welcoming us. :D

@brainwane It was wonderful to talk to you when you were a guest of honor at ! Our convention now runs a Mastodon server for our attendees and featured guests, and it is a pleasure to discover that you are in the Fediverse. Hi!

OK people, I have been planning this a long time.

With Keybase, you can connect your accounts on different services, to prove you are who you say you are. Today integrated penguicon.social as one of those services.

You don't have to wait for staff to prove you are "Verified". I don't have to make my username therealmattarnold.

In the above post, I proved I'm MattArnold on Github, nemorathwald on Reddit, & matt_arnold on Hacker News.

keybase.io/blog/keybase-proofs

@Automatedjoy How did "Star Trek: Disco" go at this year? I missed it!

For new-ish users to , especially penguicon.social: Welcome! Here's the best write-up on it: kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

Also, lurking is fine, but diversity & engagement is great! Reach out make new friends. Follow people; report bad users (mods will take care of them) & we look forward to seeing your statuses and pics.

No need to keep it about only! This is your door to the whole Fediverse!

Write an post w/ hashtags of your interests to help with discovery!

Penguicon.social

A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA. Convention info: https://penguicon.org