Penguicon is a combination scifi convention and open source conference that's been running annually for 15 years. I'm a guest of honor at Penguicon 2017 (my schedule), as is MeFi's own Cory Doctorow (schedule) and Ada Palmer (schedule) whose work's been discussed on MetaFilter several times. Other speakers include MeFi's own John Scalzi. [more inside]
Any of y'all headed to the Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting 30-31 January in Brussels, Belgium? I'm going there (and giving a couple of talks), and would enjoy getting to meet other MeFites. The evening of the 29th or sometime on Feb. 1 would also work for me.