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Gardenpathing is linguists' jargon, not logicians'.
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==  jbonunsla at Philcon 2006, Nov 17-19 ==
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<font color="#FF0000">'''The deadline for the $30 group discount rate has passed, but you can still pre-register on the Philcon website for $40 through October 31.'''</font>
  
The classic gardenpath example is
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[http://www.philcon.org/ Philcon], the oldest local science fiction convention, is hosting this year's festival for speakers and enthusiasts of [[What Is Lojban|Lojban, the Logical Language]]. As early as two months out, attendance was already up for this year. Lojban enthusiasts are coming from all over; from Utah, Alabama, NYC, Michigan, as close as Pennsylvania, and as far away as California.
  
''The horse raced past the barn fell''
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== Pre-registered Attendees: ==
  
You read it as "The horse raced past the barn", "The horse was racing past the barn". But when you hit ''fell'', you realize that you misparsed the sentence up to this point, and it meant "the horse that was raced past the barn". Hence, to use an English idiom, the sentence has "led you up the garden path" -- it has misled you.
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*[[User:Bob LeChevalier|Bob LeChevalier]] ([[User:Bob LeChevalier|Bob LeChevalier]]), Lojban founder, [[LLG|LLG]] Board member
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*[[Nora LeChevalier|Nora LeChevalier]] (noras), Lojban founder, [[LLG|LLG]] member
  
--[[User:And Rosta|And Rosta]]
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*[[User:John Cowan|John Woldemar Cowan]], author of [[The Complete Lojban Language|The Complete Lojban Language]], [[LLG|LLG]] member
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*[[Robin Lee Powell|Robin Lee Powell]] (camgusmis), lojban.org webmaster, [[LLG|LLG]] Board member
  
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*[[Matt Arnold|Matt Arnold]] (epkat), [[Lojban podcast|jbocradi]] podcaster, jbonunsla organizer, [[LLG|LLG]] Board member
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*[[Stephen Weeks|Stephen Weeks]] (Tene), [[LLG|LLG]] member
  
How odd, I can't decipher the sentence in any way besides "The horse raced past, the barn fell."
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*[[User:Mark Shoulson|Mark Shoulson]] (clsn), Lojban instructor, [[LLG|LLG]] member
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*[[Pierre Abbat|Pierre Abbat]] (phma), [[LLG|LLG]] member
  
''The horse who was raced past the barn, fell.''
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*[http://www.wickedoasis.org/arika/ Arika Okrent], Klingon and Esperanto speaker, PhD. in Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience
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*John Schock (djancak)
  
le xirma poi pu jivna bajra va le cange sorcu dinju cu farlu
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*[[Adam Cooper|Adam Cooper]] (komfo,amonan)
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*[[Bruce Webber|Bruce Webber]], [[Karda|Karda]] flashcard programmer
  
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*David Montenegro (brablonau)
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*David Crowell, of the Klingon Language Institute
  
Well, for me, not all of the following feel gardenpathily, but they are used as examples somewhere.
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*Daniel Adamec, world's youngest Lojbanist
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*Rachel Adamec
  
*The horse raced past the barn fell.
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*Gale Cowan
*When Fred eats food gets thrown.
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*Angela LeChevalier
  
*Mary gave the child the dog bit a bandaid.
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*Avgust LeChevalier
*I convinced her children are noisy.
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*Donovan Brock
  
*Helen is expecting tomorrow to be a bad day.
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==  Possible Attendees ==
*I know the words to that song don't rhyme.
 
  
*She told me a little white lie will come back to haunt me.
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*[[Theodore Reed|Theodore Reed]] ([[bancus|bancus]]), [[LLG|LLG]] member
*Until the police arrest the drug dealers control the street.
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*Melissa, who met us at jbonunsla last year, has reportedly already registered for Philcon independently of our discount group.
  
*The dog that I had really loved bones.
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*A past Lojbanist, and a leader in the open source software community, Eric S. Raymond always attends Philcon and will stop by jbonunsla to say hello.
*That Jill is never here hurts.
 
  
*The man who whistles tunes pianos.
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==  How To Register ==
*The old man the boat.
 
  
*The cotton clothing is usually made of grows in Mississippi.
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[[Matt Arnold|Matt Arnold]] (epkat) is sending in a group registration in order to get the group rate of $30 per person for attendance at Philcon. In order to qualify for this rate, the Lojban group must have at least ten people, who must get registration info and payment to Matt no later than Friday, October 27, 2006. <font color="#FF0000">'''The deadline for the $30 group discount rate has passed, but you can still pre-register on the Philcon website for $40 through October 31.'''</font> Required registration info includes full real name, street address, city, state, zip code, and email. Send this info to [email protected].
*Have the students who failed the exam take the supplementary.
 
  
*Every woman that admires a man that paints likes Monet.
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[[Robin Powell|Robin Powell]] (camgusmis) is dealing with the money as a first step, as he has a PayPal Premium account.  Paypal $30 to [email protected], which must be sent in time to clear by October 27. If you have already sent your payment directly to Matt, there is no need to resend it. (Note the two different email addresses.)
*The raft floated down the river sank.
 
  
*We painted the wall with cracks.
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==  Lodging ==
*The man who hunts ducks out on weekends.
 
  
*The prime number few.
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The $30 cost covers only your admission badge to Philcon and jbonunsla, not lodging costs.
*Fat people eat accumulates.
 
  
*The obese man weighed 450 pounds of grapes.
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In mid-October [[The Logical Language Group|The Logical Language Group]] decided to get two hotel rooms at the convention, complimentary to jbonunsla registrants who need it the most. This helps defray the overall costs to active members of the community. We hope it will encourage Lojbanists from nearby areas such as Maryland, New Jersey, or NYC to stay later for our activities and not just make a day trip. Currently the rooms have not filled up. Also, one of our members has offered a guest room in a home 15 minutes from the hotel, to two people who would not mind sharing a bed. Email Matt at [email protected] to inform us of your lodging needs and means.
  
* mi djuno le du'u do ba penmi le penmi be mi xukau
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== Schedule of Events, jbonunsla at Philcon 2006, Nov 17-19 ==
** The neat trick of a 1-token lookahead grammar, like Lojban's, is that you can't garden path the listener by more than 1 token. Which doesn't usually count. If you've heard n+1 symbols, you know exactly the syntax of the first n symbols, only the n+1th symbol remains to be resolved. (And it will be resolved by the n+2th symbol)
 
  
***But in this case, we don't know until the end that we are being told that "I know ''whether'' you will become a friend of a friend of mine" and not "''that'' you will ..."
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This schedule is tentative and in progress. We still don't know the Philcon schedule in much detail. Suggestions are welcome. We have a function space room for Saturday evening and all of Sunday, and will spend Friday and Saturday morning/afternoon in a public area, possibly the game room. It's a good idea to start off our events in a location that draws attention and attendance from attendees who otherwise would not have known about us.
****''penmi''->''pendo''. In this case ''xukau'' attaches to ''mi'', so it is more like "I know whether it is _my_ friend that you will become a friend of. To get the other meaning use ''vau xukau''.
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===  Friday, November 17, 2006 ===
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*6:00 p.m. Discussion: Lojbanic software development- priorities and direction
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*7:00 p.m. Game: [[Nanofictionary|Nanofictionary]]
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*8:00 p.m. Discussion: Do Lojbanists tend to have certain interests in common a lot, and if so why?
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*9:00 p.m. Slideshow presentation: "What Is This 'Lojban' Thing?" by brablonau
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*10:00 p.m. Discussion: Design brainstorming for [[samxarmuj|samxarmuj]]
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===  Saturday, November 18, 2006 ===
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*10:00 a.m. Game: [[la cibyska|la cibyska]], the Lojbanic word-building card game based on TriVirsity
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*11:00 a.m. Discussion: Lojbanic software development- priorities and direction, part two
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*12:00 p.m. Bring in lunch
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*1:00 p.m. Game: Lojban [[Lingo|Lingo]]
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*2:00 p.m. An interview with [[User:Bob LeChevalier|Bob LeChevalier]] and Laurence Schoen. Logical Language Group meets Klingon Language Institute. The Logical Language and the Warrior Language, together for the first time!
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*4:00 p.m. [http://www.wickedoasis.org/arika/ rika Okrent] on the history of invented languages and where Lojban fits in
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*5:00 p.m. Group photo and bring in dinner
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*6:00 p.m. Lojban class by Mark Shoulson
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*7:00 p.m. Lojban class by Mark Shoulson, continued
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*8:00 p.m. Record ourselves for jbocradi podcast
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*9:00 p.m. Discussion: How to stir up local interest in Lojban
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*10:00 p.m. Game: Choose [[Nanofictionary|Nanofictionary]], [[la cibyska|la cibyska]], or [[Lingo|Lingo]] to play again
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===  Sunday, November 19, 2006 ===
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*10:00 a.m. Discussion: Planning for Lojbanimation and film
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*11:00 a.m. Logical Language Group meeting, eight out of 26 [[LLG Members|LLG members]] present
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*noon Bring in lunch
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*1:00p.m. Attempt Voice Over IP conversation with Lojbanists
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*speaking Lojban
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*saying goodbyes
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==  jbonunsla at Penguicon 2006, April 21-23 ==
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Penguicon, a combination science fiction convention and open source software expo in the greater Detroit metro area of Michigan, allocated function space for jbonunsla 2006. In its fourth year, Penguicon was held April 21 through 23, 2006 at the Holiday Inn in Livonia, Michigan. See http://www.penguicon.org/ and http://wiki.penguicon.org/ for more information about Penguicon.
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My presentation about Lojban at Penguicon 2005 packed the room, and was in demand for a repeat this year. Five local Lojban enthusiasts attended jbonunsla 2006 festivities and were joined by several curious onlookers with many questions. Present were me ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/138027043/ Matt Arnold], AKA "epkat" [http://www.lojban.org/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=Matt+Arnold ee profile]), [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/60026968/ Thomas Idzikowski] (who is interested in teaching Lojban to little [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/117472267/ Ivy]), [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/138005992/ Shaun Klein], [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/135033889/ Jennifer Leadbetter], and [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/138005992/ Bruce Webber].
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Instead of getting one of the closed-off function space rooms, jbonunsla had a spacious and relaxing presentation area full of rows of chairs, open to the main public thoroughfare in the hotel. You can see it in [http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/dttln he online photo tour]. It's beneath the French-Quarter-style balconies, right next to the Holidome where the pool is, and across from the cafe.
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'''More About Penguicon'''
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A past Lojbanist, Eric S. Raymond, never fails to attend Penguicon. Guests of Honor at Penguicon this year included:
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Looney Labs, creators of Zendo and Nanofictionary, games which have been played at past Lojban festivals
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Chris DiBona, open source director for Google
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Frank Hayes, filk musician and tech columnist for ComputerWorld
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Steve Miller and Sharon Lee, authors of the Liaden universe novels
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Program participants included: Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda of Slashdot, musicians Tom Smith and The Great Luke Ski, SF authors John Scalzi and Karl Schroeder, Tcl/tk guru Clif Flynt, blogger "TheFerrett", web cartoonists Howard Tayler and Rob Balder.
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That concerns the Penguicon convention in general, of which jbonunsla was but a part.
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'''The Michigan Lojbanists'''
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Wednesday May 3, 2006, the five of us followed up at my house for the latest meeting of our Lojban group and class that started a year ago. I bought a large whiteboard and we wrote example bridi such as {.i .u'u doi .can. mi pu pinxe lo do ckafi} and {.i doi .epkat. pe'u e'o ga'inai ko dunda lo ckafi mi} and explained them to the newcomers. I provided pizza. We also talked about Java, Lisp, and Python, and played some games.
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Our next meeting was Saturday, May 20, 2006, at my house in Redford, just west of Detroit and half an hour away from the University of Michigan.  
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Future plans include recording an episode of the podcast, conference calling with other Lojbanists, and writing a sketch performance for [http://www.penguicon.org/ Penguicon 2007] called "Whose Lisri Is It Anyway?"
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As of August 2006, in-person meetings continue to be held every couple of weeks, and show no sign of slowing down.

Latest revision as of 14:55, 23 March 2014

jbonunsla at Philcon 2006, Nov 17-19

The deadline for the $30 group discount rate has passed, but you can still pre-register on the Philcon website for $40 through October 31.

Philcon, the oldest local science fiction convention, is hosting this year's festival for speakers and enthusiasts of Lojban, the Logical Language. As early as two months out, attendance was already up for this year. Lojban enthusiasts are coming from all over; from Utah, Alabama, NYC, Michigan, as close as Pennsylvania, and as far away as California.

Pre-registered Attendees:

  • Arika Okrent, Klingon and Esperanto speaker, PhD. in Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • John Schock (djancak)
  • David Montenegro (brablonau)
  • David Crowell, of the Klingon Language Institute
  • Daniel Adamec, world's youngest Lojbanist
  • Rachel Adamec
  • Gale Cowan
  • Angela LeChevalier
  • Avgust LeChevalier
  • Donovan Brock

Possible Attendees

  • Theodore Reed (bancus), LLG member
  • Melissa, who met us at jbonunsla last year, has reportedly already registered for Philcon independently of our discount group.
  • A past Lojbanist, and a leader in the open source software community, Eric S. Raymond always attends Philcon and will stop by jbonunsla to say hello.

How To Register

Matt Arnold (epkat) is sending in a group registration in order to get the group rate of $30 per person for attendance at Philcon. In order to qualify for this rate, the Lojban group must have at least ten people, who must get registration info and payment to Matt no later than Friday, October 27, 2006. The deadline for the $30 group discount rate has passed, but you can still pre-register on the Philcon website for $40 through October 31. Required registration info includes full real name, street address, city, state, zip code, and email. Send this info to [email protected]

Robin Powell (camgusmis) is dealing with the money as a first step, as he has a PayPal Premium account. Paypal $30 to [email protected], which must be sent in time to clear by October 27. If you have already sent your payment directly to Matt, there is no need to resend it. (Note the two different email addresses.)

Lodging

The $30 cost covers only your admission badge to Philcon and jbonunsla, not lodging costs.

In mid-October The Logical Language Group decided to get two hotel rooms at the convention, complimentary to jbonunsla registrants who need it the most. This helps defray the overall costs to active members of the community. We hope it will encourage Lojbanists from nearby areas such as Maryland, New Jersey, or NYC to stay later for our activities and not just make a day trip. Currently the rooms have not filled up. Also, one of our members has offered a guest room in a home 15 minutes from the hotel, to two people who would not mind sharing a bed. Email Matt at [email protected] to inform us of your lodging needs and means.

Schedule of Events, jbonunsla at Philcon 2006, Nov 17-19

This schedule is tentative and in progress. We still don't know the Philcon schedule in much detail. Suggestions are welcome. We have a function space room for Saturday evening and all of Sunday, and will spend Friday and Saturday morning/afternoon in a public area, possibly the game room. It's a good idea to start off our events in a location that draws attention and attendance from attendees who otherwise would not have known about us.

Friday, November 17, 2006

  • 6:00 p.m. Discussion: Lojbanic software development- priorities and direction
  • 7:00 p.m. Game: Nanofictionary
  • 8:00 p.m. Discussion: Do Lojbanists tend to have certain interests in common a lot, and if so why?
  • 9:00 p.m. Slideshow presentation: "What Is This 'Lojban' Thing?" by brablonau
  • 10:00 p.m. Discussion: Design brainstorming for samxarmuj

Saturday, November 18, 2006

  • 10:00 a.m. Game: la cibyska, the Lojbanic word-building card game based on TriVirsity
  • 11:00 a.m. Discussion: Lojbanic software development- priorities and direction, part two
  • 12:00 p.m. Bring in lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Game: Lojban Lingo
  • 2:00 p.m. An interview with Bob LeChevalier and Laurence Schoen. Logical Language Group meets Klingon Language Institute. The Logical Language and the Warrior Language, together for the first time!
  • 4:00 p.m. rika Okrent on the history of invented languages and where Lojban fits in
  • 5:00 p.m. Group photo and bring in dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Lojban class by Mark Shoulson
  • 7:00 p.m. Lojban class by Mark Shoulson, continued
  • 8:00 p.m. Record ourselves for jbocradi podcast

Sunday, November 19, 2006

  • 10:00 a.m. Discussion: Planning for Lojbanimation and film
  • 11:00 a.m. Logical Language Group meeting, eight out of 26 LLG members present
  • noon Bring in lunch
  • 1:00p.m. Attempt Voice Over IP conversation with Lojbanists
  • speaking Lojban
  • saying goodbyes

jbonunsla at Penguicon 2006, April 21-23

Penguicon, a combination science fiction convention and open source software expo in the greater Detroit metro area of Michigan, allocated function space for jbonunsla 2006. In its fourth year, Penguicon was held April 21 through 23, 2006 at the Holiday Inn in Livonia, Michigan. See http://www.penguicon.org/ and http://wiki.penguicon.org/ for more information about Penguicon.

My presentation about Lojban at Penguicon 2005 packed the room, and was in demand for a repeat this year. Five local Lojban enthusiasts attended jbonunsla 2006 festivities and were joined by several curious onlookers with many questions. Present were me (Matt Arnold, AKA "epkat" ee profile), Thomas Idzikowski (who is interested in teaching Lojban to little Ivy), Shaun Klein, Jennifer Leadbetter, and Bruce Webber.

Instead of getting one of the closed-off function space rooms, jbonunsla had a spacious and relaxing presentation area full of rows of chairs, open to the main public thoroughfare in the hotel. You can see it in he online photo tour. It's beneath the French-Quarter-style balconies, right next to the Holidome where the pool is, and across from the cafe.

More About Penguicon

A past Lojbanist, Eric S. Raymond, never fails to attend Penguicon. Guests of Honor at Penguicon this year included:

Looney Labs, creators of Zendo and Nanofictionary, games which have been played at past Lojban festivals

Chris DiBona, open source director for Google

Frank Hayes, filk musician and tech columnist for ComputerWorld

Steve Miller and Sharon Lee, authors of the Liaden universe novels

Program participants included: Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda of Slashdot, musicians Tom Smith and The Great Luke Ski, SF authors John Scalzi and Karl Schroeder, Tcl/tk guru Clif Flynt, blogger "TheFerrett", web cartoonists Howard Tayler and Rob Balder.

That concerns the Penguicon convention in general, of which jbonunsla was but a part.

The Michigan Lojbanists

Wednesday May 3, 2006, the five of us followed up at my house for the latest meeting of our Lojban group and class that started a year ago. I bought a large whiteboard and we wrote example bridi such as {.i .u'u doi .can. mi pu pinxe lo do ckafi} and {.i doi .epkat. pe'u e'o ga'inai ko dunda lo ckafi mi} and explained them to the newcomers. I provided pizza. We also talked about Java, Lisp, and Python, and played some games.

Our next meeting was Saturday, May 20, 2006, at my house in Redford, just west of Detroit and half an hour away from the University of Michigan.

Future plans include recording an episode of the podcast, conference calling with other Lojbanists, and writing a sketch performance for Penguicon 2007 called "Whose Lisri Is It Anyway?"

As of August 2006, in-person meetings continue to be held every couple of weeks, and show no sign of slowing down.