The quick-and-dirty rundown of my PenguiCon, from my perspective:
1 - The Open Source Boob Project = Very Yes (I'm too lazy to link, but check out the Ferrett's LJ for details)
2 - After (or during?) a long conversation regarding poor media portrayals of AI and the nature of civilization/The Robot Wars, Aaron Diaz and I veered into a happy discussion of the Pros and Cons of living in South Alabama. It was a completely random and wonderful diversion.
3 - There is a subtle distinction between Southern Style Geeking Out and NorthEastern Geeking Out. And the lovely and talented Jennie Breeden is a master of the former. It was good to relax back into the familiar. Plus, I got to meet freakin' Jennie Breeden!
4 - Don't wait until Sunday to go to shop the dealer room. Because 40 million other con goers are doing the same thing for their own reasons, whatever they may be. Regardless, you will be arses and elbows in there and not even be able to get to the tables.
5 - When a 3rd year Medical Student is presenting a panel on "How to Kill a Character" and the there is a large scrawl on the sign saying "There will be BLOOD!!!"... don't sit in the front row.
That's the short version. Perhaps more details to come. Perhaps not