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Friday, April 27
 

3:59pm

W.O.W. Live Game

Hello all my fellow on-line gamers! I understand your fear of withdrawal and hope to keep you busy with your own live action quest to keep the symptoms away. Come and join in this years live action world of warcraft themed game. Keep your eyes open for the gold ! to start your quest.


Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - Sunday April 29, 2012 2:00pm
Roaming

3:59pm

Penguicon Minecraft Server

Want to play Minecraft while you are at your home away from home? Bring your computer to the lounge and hook up into our Minecraft server where you can let your creativity out and your blocky adventuring begin. Feel free to pop in anytime, it'll be running all con.


Speakers

Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - Sunday April 29, 2012 2:00pm
Marquis - MPCON

5:00pm

BOF: One-shot RPG

So here I go it's my shot.  Feet fail me not, this may be the only RPG that I got. You better lose yourself in the story, the moment. You own it, you better never let it go. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow, this opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo.


Friday April 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Stanley

6:00pm

Best and Worst of 2011/12
Sit in on some gamers listing off their best and worst games of 2011 and 2012 thus far. We give our favorites and the games we threw out! Warning: We don't always agree so bring the popcorn!


Friday April 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Bugatti

7:00pm

Gears of War 3 Horde Mode Competition

Want to play some Gears with your friends, form a team and maybe get an epic prize? Come join us in the computer lounge with the MP Con crew and kill some grubs in a horde mode wave completion competition! Teams of 2 - 4, most waves on Normal win! Sign up at Ops to play.



Friday April 27, 2012 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Marquis - MPCON

12:00am

BOF: Bring Your Rhino!

Don't you hate it when corpses line the sewer after a failed attack on your undead monarch?  Get your friends together and keep that from happening.


Saturday April 28, 2012 12:00am - 12:50am
Knight
 
Saturday, April 28
 

12:00pm

Girls in Gaming

Girls and guys come to this panel to hear some girl gamers talk about what its like in the gamer world for them, the fun and the not so fun.



Saturday April 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Bugatti

2:00pm

DotA Talk
A large discussion on DotA type games aka MOBA's (i.e. Heroes of Newerth, League of Legends, DOTA2) talking about strategy, hero picking, and what is desired in the years to come.


Saturday April 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Steamer

3:00pm

The Fall of the FPS Genre

Been noticing a decline in FPS (First Person Shooter) game quality lately? So have we! We discuss why the FPS Genre has become a cloning machine and what developers are still bringing the innovation to this slowing genre.



Saturday April 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Bugatti

4:00pm

League of Legends

A look at the popular RTS game


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sica

Jeff Sica

Research Database Administrator, University of Michigan


Saturday April 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Steamer

5:00pm

W.O.W. Addict Support Group

Find yourself spending more time in Azeroth than in the real world?  Want to connect to your friends without the mask of your main?  This group is here for you!  Don't worry, you know you'll be right back in the heart of Orgrimmar with Garrosh soon.  Better yet, what about those Pandaren Monks??!!??


Saturday April 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Franklin

5:00pm

Rapid Video Game Prototyping - Preparing for the Grind

A panel on how to prepare yourself for entering rapid game prototype competitions. It will go over a variety of subjects including what to do weeks, days, and even hours before starting; including getting involved with the community, learning what types of tools are available, familiarizing yourself with rules, acquiring food type supplies, getting appropriate amounts of sleep, and making a rough schedule for the upcoming event. (Website: wally2069@blogspot.com. Twitter: @wally2069)


Speakers
JW

Jon Wallace

Video game design hobbyist who spends his time on rapid prototype design events both for the thrill of the challenge and in order to develop a portfolio and one day start his own video game company


Saturday April 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Knight

5:00pm

Gears of War 3 Horde Mode Competition

Want to play some Gears with your friends, form a team and maybe get an epic prize? Come join us in the computer lounge with the MP Con crew and kill some grubs in a horde mode wave completion competition! Teams of 2 - 4, most waves on Normal win! Sign up at Ops to play.



Saturday April 28, 2012 5:00pm - 8:50pm
Marquis - MPCON

8:00pm

The Role of Video Games in our New Era

The longer times go on, life is going to become more like a game than we realize. With apps and games like Foursquare, Fitocracy, and MMORPGS invading our pop culture, we can already see the rise of "Gamification" in the way we do simple things. Here you will learn how to adjust and adapt to the idea before falling behind with the times. Don't be scared of gamers, because you probably already are.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Bugatti

10:00pm

Rapid Video Game Prototyping - Eye of the Competition

A panel on how to proceed once in the middle of the rapid game prototype competitions. It will include brainstorming before coding, knowing how to multitask, having some downtime to avoid burnout, resisting the urge to overextend, and letting go of ideas in order to complete the project. (Website: wally2069@blogspot.com. Twitter: @wally2069)


Speakers
JW

Jon Wallace

Video game design hobbyist who spends his time on rapid prototype design events both for the thrill of the challenge and in order to develop a portfolio and one day start his own video game company


Saturday April 28, 2012 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Bugatti

12:00am

Rock Band Rock Off

Enter the 3rd year of this epic competition of Rock Band rockers to compete for this years Rock Off trophy! Your band (A minimum of two rockers needed) will rock off in a 2 song display in front of a panel of judges who will be looking at costumes, skill, accuracy, and most of all just how awesome of a show you can put on. Sign up at Ops with your band name and number of members.



Sunday April 29, 2012 12:00am - 1:50am
Dearborn - BIG TOP
 
Sunday, April 29
 

11:00am

BOF: RPG Worldbuilding

Move past the dice rolls and character development of an RPG, or consider the in-depth story-telling needed to plan RPG video games.  Both rely on imaginative and creative processes to create new worlds, settings, and cultures.  Come chat with others about the adventure.


Sunday April 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Thomas

1:00pm

The MMO Conversation

Come and sit in on an open discussion with the community of MMO players that attend Penguicon. We talk about game mechanics, recent releases, what games and companies to look out for, and how to better your MMO life.



Sunday April 29, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Steamer