Jeff Waugh (aka “jdub“) and Jorge Castro (whiprush) will be there as presenters from the Ubuntu Community. You also get Jon 'maddog' Hall, Chris DiBona from Google, Michael Johnson representing rpath, Jay Pipes of MySQL and many more. I would have to say, that you couldn't go wrong with this event!
If that list of people didn't excite you, or if your significant other is still not wanting to let you go and geek out… Then you tell them that you know that the Columbus Zoo will have REAL LIVE PENGUINS! That always works.
Registration is free, and the shows are a blast. You can find more information at http://ohiolinux.org.