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Wednesday, July 3
 

9:00am CDT

Volunteers & Information Table
Wednesday July 3, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 St. Croix

10:00am CDT

Parties
Wednesday July 3, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 0418

12:00pm CDT

Registration
Wednesday July 3, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Walker

12:00pm CDT

The Bridge
Wednesday July 3, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Mirage

9:00pm CDT

Registration
Wednesday July 3, 2019 9:00pm - Thursday July 4, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 2 Walker
 
Thursday, July 4
 

12:00am CDT

Simplicity
Hey Convergence, Simplicity is back. Have you ever wanted to play a character and been told you can't? Well, come learn and play a game were imagination and creativity allow you to create anything you want to play. Participants: Kenneth Justiniano (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:00am - 3:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1b

8:00am CDT

The Bridge
Thursday July 4, 2019 8:00am - Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 2 Mirage

9:00am CDT

Volunteers & Information Table
Thursday July 4, 2019 9:00am - Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 2 St. Croix

10:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Registration
Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00am - Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 2 Walker

11:00am CDT

LAN: Open Gaming
Open LAN Gaming Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

11:00am CDT

Marvel Legendary (+ Expansions)
Co-op deck-building game set in the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU). Battle villains, and if you’re strong enough, take on the Mastermind! Participants: Eric R. Peterson (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1b

11:00am CDT

Munchkin Tourney: Round 1
Round 1 of the annual Munchkin Tournament! This event will take place on Boundary Waters Foyer tables A-C Participants: Andy Mullin (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer a

11:00am CDT

Parties
Thursday July 4, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 0418

11:00am CDT

PFS: Down the Blighted Path
More than a hundred years ago, Delbera Axebringer slew a necromancer, but spared his young apprentice. In the ensuing decades, the bitter survivor brooded and plotted her revenge. Now, revenge may be at hand. (Levels 5-7; PFS-registered characters only) Participants: Jeffrey Reed (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka a

11:00am CDT

The Magic School Party Room
Join us for an exploration of the natural world and revel in the nostalgia of our favorite School Bus. Free family-friendly experiments during the day, and scientific discussions over refreshments in the evening. Just don’t be afraid to take chances.

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 5123

11:00am CDT

Gaming Front Desk
Gaming Front Desk

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:00am - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer

12:00pm CDT

CONvergence Merchandise
Thursday July 4, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Skyway A

12:00pm CDT

Book Swap
Just like a little free library, take a book or leave a book, either way it's free!

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:00pm - 11:59pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Promenade Alcove

12:00pm CDT

CoF2E2
Thursday July 4, 2019 12:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 4114

12:00pm CDT

Smokers Paradise
Thursday July 4, 2019 12:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Outdoors

12:00pm CDT

Volunteers Den Massage Table
Thursday July 4, 2019 12:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am CDT

12:00pm CDT

Programming Office
Also Invited Participants and IT.

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Executive Boardroom

12:00pm CDT

Sensory Break Room
Thursday July 4, 2019 12:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 1:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Cedar Lake

12:00pm CDT

Volunteers Den
Thursday July 4, 2019 12:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 4125

12:30pm CDT

Boundaries, Conflict, and Toxic Behavior
This workshop addresses thorny ethical issues of leadership and community building for geeky groups including power struggles, harassment, abuse, discrimination, and whistle-blowing. We’ll explore boundaries, conflict resolution, communication, and more. Participants: Shauna Aura Knight

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

12:30pm CDT

String Theory
I’ve got a theory, it could be bunnies!… Or that you can make art out of string and nails. All ages, under 10 may need assistance. Participants: Wednessday Ezaki

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

12:30pm CDT

Anime 101
There is a lot of Anime out there. What’s a good place to start? Participants: James C Horvath, Donald Poleke, Michael Grimm (mod), Jessica Lynn Silver, Scott Kevin Jamison

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

12:30pm CDT

Creating a Good RPG Party
When you create your character, how do you do it in a way to meld into a great party? Participants: Taylor Daniel Anderson, Eric Zawadzki, Jennifer Wagner, Susan Willson, Colleen C Caldwell (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

12:30pm CDT

Embracing Your Inner Geek
Being comfortable in your geek skin is sometimes hard. What are ways to feel positive about expressing what you are? Participants: Nick Krekeler (mod), Matt Gamble, Art Allen, Ashley Myhre, Sherry P Johnson

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

12:30pm CDT

For the Love of Miniatures
With a combined sixty years of experience in the hobby, we cover history, collecting, prepping, painting, and using miniatures to enhance your game. There will be handouts on various subjects and a slideshow in the background of our work - minis made maxi Participants: Deborah Kay Spiesz, Kris Spiesz (mod), Laura Thurston, Chandra Reyer

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

12:30pm CDT

Physics of Avengers: Endgame
Dr. Jim is back for another talk about comic book physics and how they might (or couldn't possibly) work in our reality. Participants: James Kakalios

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

12:30pm CDT

Podcasting 101
You know what you want to talk about. How do you get to the point you can record it and share it with others? Participants: Shaun M Duke, Noel Shiri, Eric D Riedel, Jerry H Stearns (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

12:30pm CDT

Quantum Leap Fan Panel
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the premiere of this iconic show. Let's talk about what made it awesome and discuss its finer points. Participants: Amanda K Nerud (mod), Laura Evelyn Bidgood, Kendra Skoglund, Kristina Winn

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI
  Panel

12:30pm CDT

Rise of the "Smart" SF Film
Movies like Arrival, Annihilation, Ex Machina, and Blade Runner 2049 leave a lot to the imagination, trusting the viewer to fill in gaps and "explaining" (if at all) with open-to-interpretation visuals and sound. Do we NEED to be coddled as viewers? Participants: Boris L Smelov, Michael Allen Kingsley, Niles Schwartz, Dave Margosian (mod), Ella Rose Pearson

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

12:30pm CDT

Voltron
Voltron Legendary Defender has just come to an end, and oh, boy are there things to discuss! We'll talking fan theories, head canons, ships. A final look back at the interstellar journey of our (somewhat) fearless paladins. Participants: Lauren Addy, Dani Torrents, Nate Bird (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

12:30pm CDT

Bad Decisions - Open Play
When you have a Fool in a Crisis, you get a Bad Decision! A party game where you fill in the blanks to make stories about just how stupid people can be, inspired by real life news stories and customer complaints with the serial numbers filed off! Participants: Susan Price (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer f

12:30pm CDT

LAN: League of Legends Open Play
League of Legends open play in LAN Gaming (Lake Nokomis) Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

12:30pm CDT

Terran Revenge Fleet
Earth was almost destroyed by an alien ship, now Earth only wants REVENGE! Join the Space Marines! Travel to exotic planets! Meet exciting life-forms and then shoot them into itsy bitsy pieces! Participants: Robert "Ski" Cudinski (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1d

12:30pm CDT

Backyard Play House
The Backyard Playhouse in Connie’s Quantum Sandbox features drop-in activities available for you to have some fun with whenever you stop by! Open to all ages, but children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters D

12:30pm CDT

PFS: What the Helms Hide
The Decemvirate (leaders of the Pathfinder Society) have remained anonymous for 300 years, but a recent discovery may uncover new information about a dangerous part of the Society's history. (Levels 1-5, PFS Characters) Participants: Pathfinder Society (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka c

12:30pm CDT

SFS: Acts of Association
One of the Society's foremost diplomats is just about to sign a major deal with a visiting alien species. Before the documents can be finalized, the visiting dignitary requests a tour of the station. (Levels 1-4; Starfinder Society Characters) Participants: Starfinder Society (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka b

12:30pm CDT

SFS: Dreaming of the Future
The Starfinder Society pursues the dream visions of a Liavaran dreamer, seeking information lost in a time before the Gap. Three broken fragments form the key to a forgotten repository of knowledge hidden within the Pact Worlds. (L1-4; SFS characters) Participants: Starfinder Society (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka d

12:30pm CDT

Let's Play D&D 5th Ed.
Do you want to get your Dungeons & Dragons fix at Convergence? Come join us as we create a party of first level adventurers and send them on an epic quest of role-playing, exploration, and combat! Players of all ages welcome! Participants: Charles Roberts (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1c

12:30pm CDT

Vampires Don't Sparkle
Somethin' weird is goin' down in Stars Hollow. As a member of Monster Hunters International it's your job to investigate & lay the smack down. Evil Looms, Cowboy up, Kill it, Get paid. (16+ only, please- not appropriate for those of delicate sensibility.) Participants: Bob Wagner (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 12:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1a

1:00pm CDT

Girls & Panzer
Tank warfare is a popular traditional sport among young women. With the next world championships coming to Japan, a high schooler is dragged out of early retirement. null

Thursday July 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet
  Movie

1:00pm CDT

CVG Teen Room
Thursday July 4, 2019 1:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 1:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 4101

2:00pm CDT

Clothespin Flower Fairies
Make a fairy friend. All ages. Participants: Nikita Dragonrose

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

2:00pm CDT

Bad Parenting Examples
Do you ever think about how appropriate it is to let a ten year old go hunting for Pokemon? What are some of the worst genre parenting tips? Participants: Alison Rose Sommer, John Seavey, Art Allen, Naomi Kritzer (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

2:00pm CDT

CVG at the Hyatt 101
The convention is in a new space and we want you to know what to expect. Convention Committee members will walk you through the new layout and answer your questions. Participants: Chase Peterson, Jerry Keohen, Nick Rosencrans (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE
  Panel

2:00pm CDT

Fannish Hobbies
A fannish hobby occupies, amuses, and bemuses us. Do you put a spin on what you do that a non-fan wouldn't? Feel free to bring samples: knitting, sketchbooks, short poems, and whatever else brings you joy in your free time. Participants: Snow Cosplays, Kerry Teckla Peterson (mod), Jeanne Mealy, Kendra Skoglund

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B
  Panel

2:00pm CDT

Geeks with Disabilities
What draws people dealing with disabilities to genre fiction? Participants: Dirk Thomas Ykema, Jessica Wyn Miller, Vetnita Anderson, Barbara Ann Skoglund (mod), Elliot Besmann

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

2:00pm CDT

Humans v1.1
Speculative fiction has used genetic improvement in humans that aren’t caused by natural selection and reality is catching up. How is science working to extend/improve our lives by changing our genetic code? Participants: Kris Coulter, Richard Hurley, Colleen C Caldwell (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI
  Panel

2:00pm CDT

Ready, Steady, Flash!
Four writers are given a phrase, around which they must each write a piece of flash fiction. Live, in front of the audience. They have 5 MINUTES in which to write it. The audience votes on the best. Participants: C. Robert Cargill, Molly Glover, Amber Royer, Bryan Thao Worra, Lee Harris

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

2:00pm CDT

Reboots: The Rebootening!
We all have a favorite movie or t.v show we loved as a kid. Nowadays they all seem to be getting a makeover, whether for the good or ill, *cough* Michael Bay *cough*. Let's discuss the re-boots we love, and the one's we loathe. Participants: Corinne Lindskog, Daniel Blaine Lindskog, Jessica Lindskog

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

2:00pm CDT

Revitalizing the Cinema Experience
How do cinemas do things differently to attract regular patrons? Does AMC have anything over the Alamo Drafthouse? Participants: John White, Matt Gamble, Andrea Ropella, Kyle B. Dekker (mod), Thomas Boguszewski

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

2:00pm CDT

Super Heroes and PTSD
PTSD has become a much better understood concept in the past decade. Please join us for a discussion that will explore how super heroes from Batman to Spiderman and everywhere in between seem to suffer from this disorder, and how they deal with it. Participants: Peter David, Stephanie Zvan, Lathan Murrell, Sean Casey (mod), John Shea, MD

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

2:00pm CDT

YA for Everybody
Lots of great stuff is happening in YA fiction. What are books everyone should be reading aside from The Hunger Games and Harry Potter? Participants: Jennifer Dallman, Molly Jokimaki, Gillian Chan, Raederle Sterling, Laura Zats (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

2:00pm CDT

Wordslinger Reading Series: Volitive Dissonance
Explore the edges, nooks, and crannies of the science-fiction and fantasy realms, written by and for those seeking the places they may finally belong. Participants: Miss Shannan Paul, phillip andrew bennett low, Aimee A Kuzenski, Damian Sheridan

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

2:00pm CDT

Shootin' Ladders
This is NOT the Chutes & Ladders you remember! Arm your gingerbread man with the best guns you can find, and do unto others (but do it first) while climbing up ladders and sliding down chutes! Participants: Eric R. Peterson (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1b

2:00pm CDT

Arkham Horror
Learn to play the new (released since last year's Convergence) 3rd edition of Arkham Horror, a redesigned and streamlined version of the cooperative horror classic. Age 12+ recommended. Participants: Chris Nelson (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bb

2:00pm CDT

Games at The Lillith
The Lillith has pulled into port and dropped some of its booty on the pier so that they may disembark to party hearty with these strange creatures. Stop by to play pirate-themed games, listen to music, and be merry with a few pirates!

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 4116

2:00pm CDT

MTG: Casual Play
CONvergence Magic: the Gathering room opens for casual play / playtesting. Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters A

2:00pm CDT

Art Show
Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar A

2:00pm CDT

Artist Alley
Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Exhibit Hall B

2:00pm CDT

Dealers Room
Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Exhibit Hall

2:00pm CDT

Sword of Air
In the city of Bard's Gate and is on a test run for a mage, party is just about to enter a tomb to acquire an object that he requested of them. Gamers of all ages and abilities are welcome (Pre-gen characters use 25-pt buy from D&D 3.5 DMG; core races). Participants: Burl Zorn (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1e

2:30pm CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #1
Thursday July 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

2:30pm CDT

Soul Hunter
Evil warlocks have bewitched the emperor and the land is in peril. A young master wizard is sent to hunt down the warlocks and save the world. null

Thursday July 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

3:00pm CDT

Costume Wars Registration
Registration

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Alcove Ad

3:00pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

ConSuite
Thursday July 4, 2019 3:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 2 North Woods

3:30pm CDT

Iron Pen
Stretch your creative muscles by writing a 100-word story based on a surprise prompt item. Entries will be judged during the weekend and the winners announced at the end of the convention. Judges may include some of the Guests of Honor. Ages 13+. Participants: Heather Bufkin

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

3:30pm CDT

Renaissance Dance Lessons
Do you enjoy visiting the local renaissance festivals? Have you never been? Join us for some dancing and get a taste of the renaissance era. We teach a variety of English Country dances designed for any from ago 2 to 102, and do some other dances too. Participants: Terpsichory Courtly Dance Troupe

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium B

3:30pm CDT

Discovering Downtown
Learn about what's in the area around our new home. How can you navigate the skyways and buses to maximize your new CON experience? Participants: Rakhi Rajpal (mod), John Heimbuch, Anj Olsen, Boris L Smelov, AlysshaRose Jordan

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A
  Panel

3:30pm CDT

Emotional Exploration and Boundaries in Roleplay
Tabletop role-play has the potential to allow players to think through and enact emotional situations. We'll talk about our experiences while also providing tools to create boundaries to safely explore difficult issues through play. Participants: Becca Justiniano (mod), Lauren Sindt, Mark DiPasquale, Rachel Traynham, Lee Cygan

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

3:30pm CDT

Failing to Success
Messing things up is one of the ways to learn what works. Learn how to embrace your failures because they eventually lead to success. Participants: Lauren Addy, Peter David, Christopher Baye, Sarah Molasky (mod), Colleen C Caldwell

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2
  Panel

3:30pm CDT

Gaming For Education
How can you take the video games your kids like to play and turn them into educational opportunities? Participants: Nick Jaworski, Elvira Ryan Richards Canaveral (mod), Allen Turner, Renate Marie Fiora, Melanie Reap

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

3:30pm CDT

History of CONvergence
A look back at the history of this wonderful convention. Participants: Kristina George, Sarah Barsness (mod), Michael Lee, Jeremy Stomberg

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3
  Panel

3:30pm CDT

Interpretation
Some books have taken on a meaning that was never the intention of the author. How does this happen? Can it be stopped? Participants: Shaun M Duke, Eric Zawadzki, Susan Willson, Josiah J Mannion (mod), Laura Zats

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI
  Panel

3:30pm CDT

Proving Love is Real
Love is a many splendored thing. Join Dr. Tingle as he discusses how to show love daily and why it's so important to do. Participants: Chuck Tingle

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

3:30pm CDT

The Expanse Fan Panel
It was cancelled, then it wasn’t. What makes it so awesome? Participants: Geoff Wessendorf, Michael Scott Shappe (mod), Christopher Joe Daniels, Shannon Negaard-Paper, Sam Thompson

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

3:30pm CDT

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman has gone through a lot of changes over the years. What are the changes and why did they happen? Participants: Taylor Cisco, Jonathan Palmer, Sean Casey, phillip andrew bennett low (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

3:30pm CDT

Fairy Tales for Grown Ups
What happens before once upon a time or after happily ever after? Are princes really charming? Join storyteller Laura Packer for the other side of enchantment. No Disney princesses, singing teapots or emasculated wolves. Darker. Sexier. Funnier. Grimmer. Participants: Laura Packer

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

3:30pm CDT

Who Are the Geeks in Your Neighborhood?
The local nonprofit Geek Partnership Society exists to support our local fan community. Find out how they can connect you to your fandoms and grow partnerships. Learn about their events and activities. Participants: Kathye Coyle

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

3:30pm CDT

Signing - Aimee Kuzenski
Participants: Aimee A Kuzenski

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade X

3:30pm CDT

Signing - Damian Sheridan
Participants: Damian Sheridan

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade Y

3:30pm CDT

Signing - Shannan Paul
Participants: Miss Shannan Paul

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade W

3:30pm CDT

Inn Fighting
From the creators of Three-Dragon Ante comes the dice game of the D&D world – treachery and chaos abound, as every game promises a new (and hilarious) tavern-brawling experience! Participants: Eric R. Peterson (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1b

3:30pm CDT

Magic: 25th Anniversary Revised Cube Draft
Cube Draft - select cards to construct the decks, then play three matches. Cards will be provided, but must be returned at the end of the event. Each player will receive a hand-altered commemorative card after the event. Event on Bound B G & H

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bg

3:30pm CDT

LAN: Open Gaming
Open Gaming in LAN Gaming Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

4:00pm CDT

Handmaid's Tale: Photo Meet-Up CVG 2019
This is a photo meet-up for all Handmaid's Tale cosplayers! All ages, caliber, mash-ups, and genders of costumes are welcome at this meet-up. Please note that attending this particular event, your photo will be taken by an official CVG photographer. Participants: Soledad Kern

Thursday July 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Patio

4:00pm CDT

Parenting Room
Thursday July 4, 2019 4:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 0435

4:30pm CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #2
(this showing is captioned)

Thursday July 4, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

4:30pm CDT

Twelve Kingdoms
Three high school students are transported to another world - one to sit on the throne, the others by accident. When they lose their guide during a monster attack, they are forced to fend for themselves. null

Thursday July 4, 2019 4:30pm - 6:40pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

4:30pm CDT

Backyard Play House
The Backyard Playhouse in Connie’s Quantum Sandbox features drop-in activities available for you to have some fun with whenever you stop by! Open to all ages, but children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday July 4, 2019 4:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters D

5:00pm CDT

Nanoblocks
How can nanotechnology help clean up pollution? In this activity we will use simple supplies like Velcro and pompoms to learn about how nanotechnology can be useful in cleaning up pollution in air and water. All ages. Participants: Miriam Krause, Natalie Hudson-Smith

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

5:00pm CDT

1999 Movies Twenty Years Later
1999 was the year of The Matrix, The Phantom Menace, Galaxy Quest, Being John Malkovich, Fight Club, The Mummy, The Sixth Sense, and The Iron Giant. Let's take a look back at a year in which genre films took a great leap forward. Participants: Laura Okagaki-Vraspir, Kristina George, Matt Gamble (mod), Niles Schwartz, Noel Thingvall

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

5:00pm CDT

Changing Role of Reviews
The Internet has changed the face of reviews. How has this aspect of journalism changed over the years, now that any fan can reach a wide audience? Participants: Aaron Coker, Miss Shannan Paul, phillip andrew bennett low (mod), Karl Wolff

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

5:00pm CDT

DM and Players as a Team
DMs and players are often portrayed as adversaries. How does a game change when they work as cooperative agents instead? Participants: Eric Zawadzki, Noel Shiri, Jennifer Wagner, Kenneth Justiniano (mod), Sarah Ravely

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

5:00pm CDT

Finding Your CONvergence Niche
What are the different facets of the CONvergence membership? How do you get hooked up with the one for you? Participants: Amanda K Nerud, Rachel Pollack, Charlene Holm, Michael Lee, Samantha Bitner (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

5:00pm CDT

Gender and AI
Androids & AI in sci-fi disrupt the idea of a gender binary: what purpose is there for an android and/or AI to have gender? Could an android/AI be trans, gender-fluid, and/or non-binary? How will that affect how we as a society see gender as a construct? Participants: Naomi Kritzer (mod), Leigh Hellman, Justin Edward Grays, Nate Bird, Elliot Besmann

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

5:00pm CDT

Godzilla and Toho Monsters
Man in suit! Man in suit! Man in suit! But seriously, these creature's movies have cult status. What is the appeal? Participants: Melissa Sue Kaercher, Kyle B. Dekker, Christopher Joe Daniels, Peter Lane (mod), Dave Margosian

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

5:00pm CDT

Interpreting Anime
How do Americans interpret anime and how does it differ from the message being delivered in Asia? Participants: James C Horvath, Lathan Murrell, Michael Grimm, Jessica Lynn Silver

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

5:00pm CDT

Medicine Through the Ages
Nowhere is the constant march of science more apparent to the public than in medicine. Come to reminisce about the medical techniques and theories of yesteryear, and leave appreciating medical science of today. Participants: Kurt Fleschner, John Shea, MD, Kelly Jo Fredrickson, Amanda Folberg, Erica Madore

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

5:00pm CDT

She-Ra: Princesses of Power Fan Panel
New and old fans of She-Ra alike can come together to talk about the 2018 Netflix revival. Participants: Bess Stuvenoxend, Felicity Kusinitz (mod), TK, Jennifer L Klumpp, Kes

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

5:00pm CDT

Writing Religion
We'll discuss techniques that help ensure that you represent the effect religion (or the lack of it) has on your storytelling. Participants: Bryan Thao Worra, Rory Ni Coileain, Shauna Aura Knight, Stephanie Zvan (mod), Tim W Lieder

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

5:00pm CDT

Beowulf
An hour-long retelling of Charlie Bethel's adventurous adaptation of the epic Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf. Participants: John Heimbuch

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

5:00pm CDT

Signing - Peter David
Participants: Peter David

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade Z

5:00pm CDT

Signing - Rob Callahan
Participants: Rob Callahan

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade Y

5:00pm CDT

Matrix Tag Revisited
The war continues in new venue. Where are the hiding places, the choke points, the ambush zones? Matrix Tag is game of tag, played with tokens in the hallways of the hotel. Join (or be) Neo or Agent Smith, or betray them. (Just remember not to run!)

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer i

5:00pm CDT

GPS Charity Auction
Preview only.

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway A

5:00pm CDT

Arkham Horror
Learn to play the new (released since last year's Convergence) 3rd edition of Arkham Horror, a redesigned and streamlined version of the cooperative horror classic. Age 12+ recommended. Participants: Chris Nelson (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bb

5:00pm CDT

Viking Death Squad
6 Viking Heroes are plucked from their temporal stream. Rather than being greeted by the Doors of Valhalla, they are thrust into a conflict at the very edge of Ragnarok! Pre-generated characters will be provided for this thrilling adventure! Participants: Cale Albert (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bc

5:00pm CDT

Where I Was When the Sky Died
You don't remember it perhaps.... but you are a worker of magics. This world is not your true home, but a lie you wrapped around yourself to escape a war that defied imagination and sanity. Time to return home, to Satyrine, under the Indigo Sun. Participants: Robert "Ski" Cudinski (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1d

5:00pm CDT

PFS: Scions of the Sky Key - Part 1: On Sharrowsmith's Trail
Weeks have passed since Nieford Sharrowsmith departed for Bandu Hills. Having not heard from him since but learned of an Aspis Consortium expedition bound for the same destination, the Society and local allies have grown worried for his safety. (L 1-4) Participants: Pathfinder Society (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka a

5:00pm CDT

SFS: Dreaming of the Future
The Starfinder Society pursues the visions of a Liavaran dreamer, seeking information lost in a time before the Gap. Three broken fragments form the key to a forgotten repository of knowledge hidden within the Pact Worlds. (L1-4; SFS characters / pregens) Participants: Starfinder Society (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka c

5:00pm CDT

SFS: The Beacon Code Dilemma
The Church of Triune approaches the Starfinder Society with a stunning discovery: a centuries-old Society starship has been found in the Drift! (Levels 3-6 - Starfinder Society Characters or pregens provided) Participants: Starfinder Society (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka b

5:30pm CDT

The Fandom Menace
Music for robots, replicants, and reavers. A cantina full of classic movie and TV SF/fantasy themes, from the dawn of man to the end of the universe...Red Dwarf, MST3K, Buckaroo Banzai, and even Stranger Things than that! Participants: Nick Rezmerski, Scott Hill, Bob Poate

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

5:30pm CDT

Action Room
Have you ever wanted to hit your friend with a stick? We offer training in all the rules and techniques of foam-based boffer battle and the equipment required to head into your first or fiftieth fight; combatants of all skill levels are welcome. ages 14+ Participants: Garrett Braaten, Lindley Braaten

Thursday July 4, 2019 5:30pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium

6:00pm CDT

Game of Thrones: Photo Meet-Up CVG 2019
This is a photo meet-up for all Game of Thrones cosplayers! All ages, caliber, mash-ups, and genders of costumes are welcome at this meet-up. Please note that attending this particular event, your photo will be taken by an official CVG photographer. Participants: Soledad Kern

Thursday July 4, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Patio

6:00pm CDT

Big Fun Radio Funtime
Presenting old time radio comedy in a brand new hotel! Fearless Comedy will provide a comedy performance just as funny with your eyes closed as it is with your eyes open! Participants: Tim Wick, Dawn Krosnowski, Angela Fox, Charles Hubbell, Jerry H Stearns, Windy Bowlsby

Thursday July 4, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

6:00pm CDT

MTG: Commander Tournament
Bring your Commander-format deck and your event ticket to play! Purchase your tickets prior to the event, as only those with event tickets will be seated. ($8) Players responsible for knowing banned / restricted cards for formats they play. Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Ac

6:00pm CDT

MTG: Standard Constructed Tournament
Bring your Standard-legal decks and your event ticket to get your Standard on! Purchase your tickets prior to the event, as only those who have tickets will be seated. ($8) Players responsible for knowing banned / restricted cards for formats they play. Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Ab

6:00pm CDT

MTG: War of the Spark Booster Draft
Booster Draft using War of the Spark block packs. Tickets for this event available at CONvergence Merchandise Table on 2nd floor by the escalators. Please purchase your tickets prior to the event - only those who have event tickets will be seated. ($15) Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Aa

6:00pm CDT

Parties
Thursday July 4, 2019 6:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 3:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 0418

6:30pm CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #3
Thursday July 4, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

6:40pm CDT

Venus Wars
Colonists have thrived on Venus after extensive terraforming. Unfortunately, they can't escape the darker side of humanity; war is brewing, and even normal citizens are drawn into the conflict. null

Thursday July 4, 2019 6:40pm - 8:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

7:00pm CDT

Potato Light Bulbs
Can a potato really power a lightbulb? Find out with this hands on experiment that focuses on electricity and the flow of currents using a regular potato! All ages. Participants: Jesse Boom

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

7:00pm CDT

Anxiety, Depression, and the Creative Life
We will discuss how anxiety and/or depression motivate or challenge our creative lives as artists and performers. We will explore coping mechanisms and the trope of the tortured artist - is it true to our lives or a falsehood that hurts more than helps? Participants: Justin Lewis, Aimee A Kuzenski, Alison Rose Sommer, Matt MacInnes, Carl Zachmann (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

7:00pm CDT

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Let's talk about the film-length (and beyond) installment of Black Mirror - homages to 1980s PC gaming and CYOA storytelling, the use of viewer choices to establish narrative structure and themes, its bangin' soundtrack, and more. Participants: Jennifer Johnsen, David Brennan, Charlene Holm, Skazka 9000

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

7:00pm CDT

Critical Role Fan Panel
Voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons...what's not to love? Participants: Meredith Gillies, Teddy Skyler Lee, TK, Maya Sutton (mod), Mattie Jensen

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

7:00pm CDT

Friends of Bill W
Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J
  Panel

7:00pm CDT

Gaylaxicon 2019
Gaylaxicon is a SF/F/gaming fan-run convention for LGBTQ+ people and their Friends. It moves from city to city and is run by local committees. It is returning to Minnesota in 2019. This panel introduces the convention and tells local history of the con. Participants: Donald Kaiser (mod), Claudia Slovacek, David Lenander, Jason Tucker

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

7:00pm CDT

Glass
First there was "Unbreakable". Then there was "Split". "Glass" brings to two together. Did it succeed? Do we hope for more installments from this franchise? Participants: Aurora T Adams, Kyle B. Dekker (mod), Anj Olsen

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

7:00pm CDT

Importance of Editors
Experienced writers talk about what editors do and why they make their writing better. Participants: John Heimbuch, Madeleine Vasaly, Elizabeth Ess, Boone Dryden (mod), Ben San Del

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

7:00pm CDT

Knitting Circle
Sit and knit and chat. Participants: Tania Richter, Holley Van Susteren

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B
  Panel

7:00pm CDT

Non-Medieval Fantasy
Fantasy doesn't need to be set in medieval Europe. Come hear about stories from around the globe and all across time. Participants: Laura Anne Gilman, Rachel Pollack, Raederle Sterling (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI
  Panel

7:00pm CDT

Technology Catching Up
Cell phones do more than a tricorder ever could. We'll talk about "future tech" that is here now and is coming soon. Participants: Bob DeMers, Daniel Berliner, Jamie Riedesel (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2
  Panel

7:00pm CDT

Brute Force Therapy
Bringing 14th century instrumentation into the modern era, Brute Force Therapy bridges the gap of traditional "classical" orchestral score with modern "EDM" electronic dance music. Participants: Terry Hughes

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

7:00pm CDT

Learn to Play: Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools
Learn to play Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools, the game where tricky fox spirits scheme to be the first to reach nine tails by humiliating foolish mortals. Participants: Susan Price (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer f

7:00pm CDT

Opening Ceremony
Participants: Gregory Parks, Bryan Thao Worra, Chuck Tingle, Dawn Krosnowski, Bridget Landry, Peter David, Guy Consolmagno, Allen Turner, Aubrey Turner, The Doubleclicks, Laser Malena-Webber

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

7:00pm CDT

Hail Hydra!
Do you have what it takes to figure out who has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. Or are you already one of them? Find out with your friends or complete strangers as you work to defeat hydra masterminds, or sabotage the whole operation. Participants: Andy Mullin (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1b

7:00pm CDT

Let's Play GloomHaven!
Come play some GloomHaven (fantasy dungeon-crawling RPG-style boardgame). Those interested please watch the how-to-play videos on youtube so we can start right away. Participants: Ryan Johnson (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 7:00pm - 11:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1c

8:30pm CDT

Marbled Pens
Using polymer clay, make a ballpoint pen that is all your own! All ages. Participants: Wednessday Ezaki

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

8:30pm CDT

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fan Panel
It's on Season 6 and still running strong. What's the appeal of the show? Does it handle diversity as well as they say? Participants: Laura Okagaki-Vraspir, Kiah Nelson, David Brennan, Sarah Molasky (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

8:30pm CDT

Cloak & Dagger Fan Panel
This show has so far lasted two seasons. Let's discuss what works on the show and what doesn't. Participants: Dirk Thomas Ykema, Rakhi Rajpal (mod), Lathan Murrell, Noel Thingvall

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

8:30pm CDT

Doctor Who: After the Regeneration
Each time the Doctor regenerates, the series also revitalizes and reboots itself. This panel will talk about the first season of each of the Doctors; comparing them to how they reintroduce the concepts of the show each time. Participants: Justin Lewis, Steven Schapansky, Erika Ensign, Felicity Kusinitz (mod), Amber Raden

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

8:30pm CDT

Elements of the Fantastic in Shakespeare
From the witches of Macbeth to the fairies in Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare wove fantastic elements into his plays. Join us to discuss where the master bard found these themes and how he used them. Participants: Danith McPherson, Aaron Coker, John Heimbuch, Tim W Lieder (mod), Skazka 9000

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

8:30pm CDT

Handling Difficult Players
A conversation about how to deal with difficult players in various gaming groups--RPG, video, board, etc. Come and listen to fellow gamers share their experiences, get ideas on how to handle your own difficult player, and offer advice for others. Participants: Susan Willson (mod), Boone Dryden, Kenneth Justiniano

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

8:30pm CDT

Notorious RBG
This year we had 2 different films about the Notorious RBG: one documentary and 1 film based on a famous case. RBG is considered the last line of defense in women's reproductive rights. Let's celebrate RBG, who currently emulates her, and the films. Participants: Kris Coulter (mod), Rory Ni Coileain, Karl Wolff, Rena Cummings

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

8:30pm CDT

Polyamory 101
Back by popular demand! Polyamory means “many loves;” but there are many ways to be polyamorous. Come discuss it and some ways to navigate it. This panel provides space for those new to/curious about polyamory. Participants: Aimee A Kuzenski, Justin Edward Grays, Elliott Kios Dean, Dee Lynn Eisel (mod), Samantha Bitner

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

8:30pm CDT

Sherlock Holmes
Why do we still enjoy seeing the same stories over and over again? What about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective makes him so repeatable? Participants: Jonathan Palmer, Kelly McCullough, Mark Goldberg, Erica Madore, Scott Kevin Jamison (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

8:30pm CDT

Tardigrade Fan Panel
They can survive all the things! Come squee over your favorite micro-animal. Participants: Renate Marie Fiora, Thomas Boguszewski (mod), Richard Hurley

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3
  Panel

8:30pm CDT

You Didn't See It Coming
What are the best and worst twists in films? Come discuss your (least?) favorites. There will be spoilers! Participants: Jennifer Dallman, Molly Jokimaki, Kyle B. Dekker (mod), Allyson Claire Cygan

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

8:30pm CDT

Gernsback Continuum
Gernsback Continuum is a rock'n'roll power trio exploring science fiction via music. Loud guitars, thundering bass, and pounding drums tell stories of black holes, planet-busting starships, robot wars, and failed heroes. Participants: Justin Hartley, Dennis Maddix, Dave Stagner

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

8:30pm CDT

K7: A Klingon Tale of Bravery and Treachery
The true story! Unfiltered by Federation bias! The conflict between the noble Klingon warriors and the dishonorable petaQ, James T. Kirk. Participants: Bill Hedrick

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

8:30pm CDT

Dice Throne
Heroes gather to do battle! Select a hero. Roll your unique dice and activate abilities using the combos you roll. Upgrade your powers. Play cards to manipulate the dice and surprise your foe. Emerge triumphant or die gloriously. Participants: Bob Wagner (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Ba

8:30pm CDT

Project ARMS
A boy nearly lost his arm in an accident, but doctors somehow managed to save it. Years later, a secret organization comes after him when his arm turns out to be more than it appears. null

Thursday July 4, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

9:00pm CDT

Trailer Park
See what the future holds as Cinema Rex dishes out trailers for hot upcoming releases, and maybe a little other fun stuff.

Thursday July 4, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

9:00pm CDT

Smackdown: When Animals Attack
Smackdown returns and this year, it is time to take on the dangers of the natural world! If you've ever wondered who would win in a fight - the snake from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" or Scooby Doo, you just might find out! Participants: Tim Wick, Christopher Jones, Joseph Scrimshaw, Melissa Sue Kaercher, Laser Malena-Webber, Aubrey Turner, Duck Washington, Birdchick, Matt Kessen

Thursday July 4, 2019 9:00pm - 10:15pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

9:00pm CDT

Space Lounge
Space Lounge...the ultraviolet frontier.. Our continuing mission: to explore strange new sounds, to entertain new life and new fandoms...to boldly glow where no one has glowed before.

Thursday July 4, 2019 9:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes C

10:00pm CDT

Horror Show Hotdog Horror Shorts Festival
The crew of the locally produced podcast Horror Show Hotdog has curated shorts to be shown at the Twin Cities Horror Festival. They’ve chosen their favorites from past festivals to be shown in Cinema Rex.

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

10:00pm CDT

Aquaman Fan Panel
Come discuss the recent movie about DC's favorite Atlantian prince. Participants: Jonathan Palmer, Hazen Markoe, Kevin Eldridge (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

10:00pm CDT

Con Hopping on a Budget
CONvergence is great, but we're not the only convention out there. Which ones might you want to go to and how do you get there on a budget? Participants: Rakhi Rajpal, Amber Raden, Michael Lee (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B
  Panel

10:00pm CDT

Fan Fiction as Revitalization
Fan authors often use their work as commentary or improvements upon the professional canon. What are your favorite examples and what does the fanfic bring to the table that was previously lacking? Participants: Jo Thrace, Karina Basso (mod), Leigh Hellman, Brittany Nickel

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

10:00pm CDT

Frankenstein
Come discuss the subject of the first science fiction novel and the various incarnations of the creature. Participants: John Heimbuch, Niles Schwartz, Walter W Parker (mod), phillip andrew bennett low, Scott Kevin Jamison

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

10:00pm CDT

Getting It On in Gaming
Game players are all too familiar with romantic fades-to-black in RPGS, much-awaited scenes in the end of romantic visual novels, and joke games about junk. This panel explores how video games successfully, and not so successfully, depict sex. Participants: Katie Berger, Lee Cygan

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

10:00pm CDT

Halloween Music
Christmas gets a lot of musical love. What makes for good Halloween music and which artists capture the holiday's mood? Participants: Robert Becka, Michelle C, Cetius d'Raven (mod), Thomas Boguszewski

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

10:00pm CDT

Our Algorithm Life
Come discuss the algorithms that shape our lives - how they work, where to find them, and the two way street of influencing and being influenced. From Facebook to YouTube, traffic lights to the stock market, Google search results to spell check. Participants: Craig A. Finseth, Kerry Teckla Peterson, Nate Bird (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

10:00pm CDT

Red Dwarf, a Smeghead's Guide
12 seasons and counting, Red Dwarf is a piece of great British sci-fi, but it's mostly a cult following. Open to old and new fans. Participants: Amanda K Nerud (mod), Karl Wolff, Kendra Skoglund, Erica Madore

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

10:00pm CDT

Slammed in the Chuck Tingle
How and why have buckaroos made this national treasure a Hugo-nominated author? Participants: Lara Richardson, Kai Stewart, Kyle B. Dekker (mod), Kristina Winn, Windy Bowlsby

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

10:00pm CDT

Teen Titans Go Fan Panel
Let's about able how great the new Teen Titans series is. Participants: Nick Glover, Molly Glover

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

10:00pm CDT

Beth Kinderman & the Player Characters
Progressive filk-rock songs about myth, transformation, and video game characters who won't sleep with you. This is the CD release party for "The Hero's Journey," a concept album inspired by Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With A Thousand Faces." Participants: Elizabeth Greenberg, Justin Hartley, Beth Kinderman, Dennis Maddix, Dave Stagner

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

10:00pm CDT

Cardboard City
Join forces to create and build towers and vehicles to turn the Sandbox into a mini cardboard city. We will use this city for kids and members to cosplay, and maybe unleash their inner Godzilla, Friday morning. Ages 8+ Participants: Carla Mantel

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

10:00pm CDT

Dread Moon Blues
Play a character trying to survive in a world gone mad. Try to stay safe by pulling Jenga blocks to complete tasks, but beware, if the tower falls then your character is lost. (Horror game; Adult (18+ with gov't issued ID) only). Participants: Christopher Gibson (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka a

10:00pm CDT

Humor Me
Humor Me is and adult party game designed to help you share all those naughty jokes you keep inside. You use cards to create a setup to a punchline to in an attempt to make the target laugh. Adult-only (18+ with gov't issued ID); runs on tables C and D. Participants: Alex Alpert (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka c

10:00pm CDT

LAN: Open Gaming (18+)
Open gaming for grown-ups - adult badges only, please. Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

10:20pm CDT

Appleseed
After World War III, the experimental city Olympus is built to be a paradise on earth, but peace is built on strict rules and the labor of genetically engineered bioroids. A conflict between two conspirators draws the attention of the city's counter-terrorism unit. null

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:20pm - 11:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

10:30pm CDT

Nerdlesque
Journey with the Twin Cities' nerdiest burlesque artists as they boldly strip like no one has done before! Featuring a medley of characters from your favorite fandoms dripping in the dazzling, humorous, and sensual light of nerdlesque, this year's show invites you to join us on a whole new world: MainStage! Featuring Mona Montague, Opiumm Hayze, Champaign Lorraine, Sinasaurus Vex, Foxxi Stiletto, Trisha Spectacle and MORE! null

Thursday July 4, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

11:00pm CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #4
Thursday July 4, 2019 11:00pm - Friday July 5, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

11:30pm CDT

Late Night Music Circle
A late night gathering of musicians where you can sing, play or just listen. Participants: Beth Kinderman

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium A

11:30pm CDT

Roasting Radish Trees
Come and join in on an improv roasting of our former, beloved home: the Radish Tree! Participants: Tim Wick, Perrin Klumpp, Duck Washington, Bob Alberti, Heather Rand-McKay

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

11:30pm CDT

Fire and Blood Fan Panel
A discussion about the history of the Targaryen kings following the release of George R. R. Martin's new lore book from the A Song of Ice and Fire universe. Participants: Dirk Thomas Ykema, Tim W Lieder (mod), Mark Goldberg

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE
  Panel

11:30pm CDT

Halloween Movie Fan Panel
There's a new entry in the franchise - let's talk about it. Participants: Jei Herald-Zamora, Michelle C, Kyle B. Dekker (mod), Noel Thingvall

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

11:30pm CDT

How to Talk to People at Room Parties
A quick look at how to have a good time meeting people and navigating the new room parties floor. Participants: Kristina George, Sherry P Johnson

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

11:30pm CDT

Interactive Fiction
From Colossal Cave Adventure and Infocom to Twine, visual novels, and the IFDB, let's talk about the interactive fiction format and its history in SF, fantasy, and fandom. Where did these formats come from? How do they relate? Where are they going? Participants: Aaron Prust, Kai Stewart, Skazka 9000

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

11:30pm CDT

Magic: the Gathering Story and Flavor Panel
Magic the Gathering is a great game, and part of what makes it so wonderful is the art, characters, settings, and story. Come, fellow Vorthoses, let us gather and discuss the latest story developments, favorite planes, and beloved artists and flavor text! Participants: Elvira Ryan Richards Canaveral (mod), Michael Lee, Wendy A Hoskin

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

11:30pm CDT

Magnus Archives Fan Panel
Connie, archival assistant at the Magnus Institute recording statements number 0180704 through 0180707. Statement taken direct from subjects from July 4th to July 7th 2019. Statement begins... Participants: Destiny Ziebol, Cetius d'Raven (mod), Jacob M Gulliver, James Fairbairn, Katie Goodin

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

11:30pm CDT

RPG Gaming For an Audience
Twitch is huge and is more than just video games. Podcasts provide a platform to share your adventures. How do you change your gameplay knowing that you have someone watching or listening? Participants: Taylor Daniel Anderson (mod), Kaitlin Snakey, Noel Shiri, Teddy Skyler Lee, Colleen C Caldwell

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

11:30pm CDT

Womansplaining
A panel of women will answer any questions men have. Participants: Rachel Pollack (mod), Morgan Strickland, Barbara Ann Skoglund, Molly Glover, Kate Cornish

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

11:30pm CDT

dissociate
Dark electronic instrumentals blending IDM, trip hop, and various dance styles slathered with a spicy noise sauce. Participants: Jonathan Ford

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

11:30pm CDT

Gatchaman Crowds
A young girl is transformed into one of the Gatchaman, the legendary protectors of her city, to eliminate the threat of dangerous aliens. null

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 1:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet
 
Friday, July 5
 

12:00am CDT

CVG Teen Room
Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 4101

12:00am CDT

CoF2E2
Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am - 1:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 4114

12:00am CDT

Simplicity
Hey Convergence, Simplicity is back. Have you ever wanted to play a character and been told you can't? Well, come learn and play a game were imagination and creativity allow you to create anything you want to play. Participants: Kenneth Justiniano (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am - 3:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1c

12:00am CDT

CVGR:TLG (dance)
Journey with us as we explore a retrospective of the dance music that has led us up to this modern era. A variety of familiar CONvergence DJs will entertain you with electro swing, retro remixes, synthpop, and industrial music from years past. See our electronic signage for additional details. null

Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am - 5:00am CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

12:00am CDT

Book Swap
Just like a little free library, take a book or leave a book, either way it's free!

Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 6 Promenade Alcove

12:00am CDT

ConSuite
Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 2 North Woods

12:00am CDT

Smokers Paradise
Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Outdoors

12:00am CDT

The Bridge
Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 2 Mirage

1:00am CDT

Osomatsu-san
Six lazy identical siblings choose to live as NEETs rather than getting jobs. Their unique personalities lead them on a series of bizarre adventures. null

Friday July 5, 2019 1:00am - 2:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

2:00am CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #5
(this showing is captioned)

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00am - 4:00am CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

7:00am CDT

Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, and The Emerald City by L. Frank Baum, all adapted into one anime. null

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00am - 9:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

7:30am CDT

CoF2E2
Friday July 5, 2019 7:30am - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 4114

9:00am CDT

Cardcaptor Sakura the Movie
Sakura wins a trip to Hong Kong over winter vacation. When she arrives, she discovers that her trip was orchestrated by an evil force that has kidnapped her friends. null

Friday July 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

9:00am CDT

9:00am CDT

Programming Office
Also Invited Participants and IT.

Friday July 5, 2019 9:00am - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Executive Boardroom

9:00am CDT

Parenting Room
Friday July 5, 2019 9:00am - Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 0435

9:30am CDT

Monster Smash
Get your kids, get your costumes on, and come cosplay in our miniature cardboard city. We will have areas to strike a pose, and other areas to Hulk smash your enemies and save the day! Parents, enjoy the commentary by Nick & Molly Glover. All ages. Participants: Molly Glover, Nick Glover

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

9:30am CDT

ASL 101
Come learn about ASL. Bring your questions. Participants: Becca Justiniano (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J
  Panel

9:30am CDT

Comic Book Tech
How would Iron Man’s armor actually work? Or Cerebro? Can we actually make some of this cool stuff work? Participants: Renate Marie Fiora, Lathan Murrell, Bob DeMers, Nate Bird (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

9:30am CDT

Creating Your Personal Brand
In this hyper-connected digital age, we are all brands. Luckily, you get to choose how you present yourself, your art, and your business to the world--you get to pick who you are. Let’s talk about you fitting into your marketing. Participants: Miss Shannan Paul, Shauna Aura Knight, Echo Martin, Anj Olsen, David Otto Walbridge (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

9:30am CDT

Disney Buys Fox
This brings most Marvel properties under one roof. What else can we expect from the merger? Participants: Matt Gamble (mod), Peter Lane

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

9:30am CDT

Economy of Time Travel
Making money through time travel! Let’s throw ethics out the door and talk about how we would use time travel for our own personal gain! Participants: Amber Royer, Jim Tincher, Art Allen (mod), Hugh Gitlin

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

9:30am CDT

N64 Fan Panel
Nintendo's fifth generation machine had a great run from '96 to '02 and was the last of the cartridge consoles (until the Switch and its console masquerade). What are some of your favorite memories and games? Participants: Erik Blackstad, Lara Richardson (mod), John White

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

9:30am CDT

Stan Lee: Hero or Villain?
Stan Lee passed away on November 12, 2018, but did Stan "the Man" die a hero? Did Stan "the Brand" live long enough--longer than Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, and Steve Ditko, with whom he had "creative differences"--to see himself become the villain? Participants: Jim Radloff, Sean Casey (mod), Tim W Lieder, John Seavey, Dave Margosian

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

9:30am CDT

Tools for Writers
What tools make writing easier? What are the pros using to get faster as well as stay organized and ergonomically healthy? A panel of professional writers discusses useful tools--software, hardware, and wetware--that work. Participants: Nancy E Atkinson, Aimee A Kuzenski, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Peter David, Ty Blauersouth (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

9:30am CDT

Value of a Sense of Wonder
What is the value of applying a sense of wonder to our everyday lives? Is each person's sense of wonder different from the next person's? When we lose our sense of wonder to the daily grind, is that bad and what can we do about it? Participants: John Heimbuch, Mary McKinley, Raederle Sterling (mod), Jeanne Mealy

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2
  Panel

9:30am CDT

Wynonna Earp Fan Panel
We've had season 3. Now let's look ahead to season 4! Participants: Erika Ensign, Kenneth Justiniano, Craig A. Finseth (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

9:30am CDT

Super Hero Training - Parkour For Everyone
Calling all heros! Join Fight or Flight Academy as they teach parkour 101 and demonstrate their own super hero skills. ALL ABILITIES WELCOME! After all, heros always have an origins story. So suit up and let's get started! Participants: Brynn - Berryhill

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium B

9:30am CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #6
(this showing is captioned)

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

9:30am CDT

Robotics Demonstration
Come check out what F.I.R.S.T. programs are all about. From kindergartner through High School, there's a program for you: FRC, FTC, FLL, and FLL Jr. They've got roles for adults of all ages too! Come meet some teams and their robots too! Participants: High Tech Kids

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium A

9:30am CDT

Arkham Horror
Learn to play the new (released since last year's Convergence) 3rd edition of Arkham Horror, a redesigned and streamlined version of the cooperative horror classic. Age 12+ recommended. Participants: Chris Nelson (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bb

9:30am CDT

Backyard Play House
The Backyard Playhouse in Connie’s Quantum Sandbox features drop-in activities available for you to have some fun with whenever you stop by! Open to all ages, but children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - 9:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters D

9:30am CDT

Gaming Front Desk
Friday July 5, 2019 9:30am - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer

10:00am CDT

Costume Wars Registration
Registration

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Alcove Ad

10:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Artist Alley
Friday July 5, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Exhibit Hall B

10:00am CDT

CONvergence Merchandise
Friday July 5, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Skyway A

10:00am CDT

Dealers Room
Friday July 5, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Exhibit Hall

10:00am CDT

Registration
Friday July 5, 2019 10:00am - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Walker

10:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Art Show
Quick sale available.

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00am - 9:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar A

10:00am CDT

Volunteers Den
Friday July 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 4125

10:00am CDT

CVG Teen Room
Friday July 5, 2019 10:00am - Saturday July 6, 2019 1:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 4101

10:30am CDT

Sailor Moon Crystal
After an encounter with a talking cat, 14-year-old Usagi gains the ability to transform into a magical girl in a sailor uniform. She is tasked with finding the cat's lost princess and a magical crystal. null

Friday July 5, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

11:00am CDT

Affordable Cosplay
Buying a costume piece that can fit five different characters. Cheap construction techniques. How to dress up as your favorite character on a budget. Participants: Taylor Cisco (mod), Cody Vaughn Sass, Nicole LaBat, Emma Butzer, Jason Gallo

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

11:00am CDT

Bromances in History
An exploration of platonic male friendships and how they threaten toxic masculinity. Participants: Kyle B. Dekker, Ryan Alexander, Art Allen, Leigh Hellman (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

11:00am CDT

Edutainment Over Time
We've gone from The Magic School Bus and Ripley's Believe It or Not to Adam Ruin's Everything and MythBusters. How has edutainment TV changed from the advent of the medium to the present? Participants: Renate Marie Fiora (mod), Maya Sutton, Melanie Reap, Daniel Berliner

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

11:00am CDT

Ehdrigohr
Let's talk about the world created by GoH Turner. Participants: Allen Turner

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

11:00am CDT

Geeky Artist Opportunities In the Twin Cities
This is a panel with information on various artistic opportunities in the Twin Cities. Where to show your artwork, how to show your artwork, where to network, and meeting some of the people and volunteers that are working artists or art enthusiasts. Participants: Christine Mitzuk, Danielle Pebbles (mod), Tania Richter, Meredith Gillies, Ty Blauersouth

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

11:00am CDT

Great British Bake-Off Fan Panel
Soggy bottoms and fallen meringues. Participants: Miss Shannan Paul, Amber Royer, Kristina George, Rachel Traynham (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

11:00am CDT

Horror as Escapism
Reality getting you down? It could be worse! Come talk about how this genre is a great way to leave your troubles behind for a few hours. Participants: Snow Cosplays, Andrea Ropella, Wendy M Fossum, Ann Laabs, Janet Lano (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

11:00am CDT

Making Geek Spaces Inclusive
How can we encourage a sense of inclusivity and community in your favorite geek spaces? Participants: Rakhi Rajpal, Echo Martin, AlysshaRose Jordan, Justin Edward Grays (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

11:00am CDT

Star Trek: Photo Meet-Up CVG 2019
This is a photo meet-up for all Star Trek cosplayers! All ages, caliber, mash-ups, and genders of costumes are welcome at this meet-up. Please note that attending this particular event, your photo will be taken by an official CVG photographer. Participants: Kevin Doheny

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Patio

11:00am CDT

Witchcraft in the Modern Age
Witchcraft has been around for centuries, but with urban sprawl, witches are having to adapt to the world around them. Come learn about the different types of witches, their practices, & the effects modern life has had on them from purse altars to Tumblr. Participants: Bryan Thao Worra, Kai Stewart (mod), Brittany Ann Kerschner, Sam Berg, Eli Effinger-Weintraub

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

11:00am CDT

Worldbuilding
Creating the world your characters will inhabit from the rocks up is an important part of grounding your story. How can it be done effectively and concisely? Participants: Chuck Tingle, Danith McPherson, Eric Zawadzki, Laura Zats, Jamie Riedesel (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

11:00am CDT

Told and True: Ghost Stories from the Twin Cities and Beyond
Join Deborah Frethem and Laura Packer for stories of what haunts us. From the true terrors of the Twin Cities to the phantoms that lurk under the bed and around the corner, live storytelling that will thrill, fill, terrify, and amuse. Participants: Laura Packer, Deborah Frethem

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

11:00am CDT

TryForce
3-man group comprised of a few nerds who love to play music. Their love of video games, television, and movies combined with music brought them together to play some of their favorite songs they grew up with. Participants: Luis Benavides, Peter Ryden, Steve Hermes

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

11:00am CDT

Signing - Nancy Atkinson
Participants: Nancy E Atkinson

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade W

11:00am CDT

LAN: Open Gaming
Open Gaming in LAN Gaming (Lake Nokomis) Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

11:00am CDT

Mystic Vale
2 to 6 players take on the role of Druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Participants: Jenna Touchette (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bd

11:00am CDT

Cardboard Table Top Pinball
Be a wizard! A pinball wizard! We will make our own pinball machines out of cardboard. All ages, under 10 may need assistance. Participants: Renee Petersen

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

11:00am CDT

Munchkin Tourney: Round 2
Round Two of the Annual Munchkin Tournament! This event will take place on tables A, B, and C in the Boundary Waters Foyer. Participants: Andy Mullin (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer a

11:00am CDT

Roll Player
Compete to create the greatest fantasy adventurer – roll and draft dice to assemble character attribute scores. Purchase weapons and armor to outfit your hero. Train to gain skills and discover your hero’s traits to prepare them for their journey. Participants: Eric R. Peterson (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1b

11:00am CDT

Parties
Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 0418

11:00am CDT

MTG: Standard Constructed Tournament
Bring your Standard-legal decks and event ticket to get your Standard on! Purchase your tickets prior to the event, as only those who have event tickets will be seated. ($8) Players responsible for knowing banned / restricted cards for formats they play Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Ac

11:00am CDT

Signing - Peter David
Participants: Peter David

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade Z

11:00am CDT

Magic - Unstable Ghost Draft
Wanna go nuts? Come over to the Magic: the Gathering UNSTABLE Ghost Draft! No entry fee, No placements, No prizes. Just an excuse to let loose. (Note: you *cannot* keep your deck afterwards.) Participants: Tim Koon (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1d

11:00am CDT

The Magic School Party Room
Join us for an exploration of the natural world and revel in the nostalgia of our favorite School Bus. Free family-friendly experiments during the day, and scientific discussions over refreshments in the evening. Just don’t be afraid to take chances.

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 5123

11:00am CDT

GPS Charity Auction
Bidding open.

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00am - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway A

11:30am CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #7
Friday July 5, 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

12:00pm CDT

Silly Walk Parade
Silly Walk Parade in honor of Monty Python's 50th. Outdoors on Nicollet Mall.

Friday July 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Outdoors

12:00pm CDT

The Good, The Bad and the Glowy: A One Hour Rave (Space Lounge)
Put on your sparkle spats and your spectral stetson, it’s a showdown at the Splounge and the dance floor is callin' your name, partner

Friday July 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes C

12:00pm CDT

Princess Tutu
A duck is transformed into a girl and attends ballet school. With the secret power to transform into a better, more magical dancer, she searches for the shards of a prince's shattered heart. null

Friday July 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

12:00pm CDT

Assassin's Guild Boffing Practice
Are you not feeling particularly competitive and just want to hit friends, loved-ones, or other con-goers with foam padded weapons? Feel free to do so in this practice event. No need to feel intimidated, relax, and have fun fighting! Participants: David Bianchi (mod), William Verburg-Cunningham (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium B

12:00pm CDT

Gaylaxicon 2019 & CONsole Room 2020
2 great conventions, 1 great party! Join Gaylaxicon, an LGBTQ+ gaming/sci-fi con, and CONsole Room, THE Twin Cities' Doctor Who con, for some midday activities, discussion, games, and more! Detailed schedule can be found at the room.

Friday July 5, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 5126

12:00pm CDT

Anime Fusion
Revisit classic anime and discover new favorites with the convention that spans the ages. Whether you’re just getting into anime or haven't dusted off those old VHS tapes in years, there’s a place for you at Anime Fusion. Stop in and watch some anime!

Friday July 5, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 3 3123

12:00pm CDT

Volunteers Den Massage Table
Friday July 5, 2019 12:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am CDT

12:00pm CDT

Sensory Break Room
Friday July 5, 2019 12:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 1:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Cedar Lake

12:30pm CDT

#MeToo
How have the Me Too movement and other social justice causes changed the way we see films, songs, and TV of the past? How has it changed the way Hollywood and the media portray women? Can/should you like a work of art/fiction made by a predator? Participants: Rakhi Rajpal (mod), Rory Ni Coileain, Kerry Teckla Peterson, Josiah J Mannion

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

12:30pm CDT

Addressing the Fermi Paradox
What are some concerns arising from the Fermi Paradox? What do we think some solutions to it may be? What does this mean for "Are We Alone?" Participants: Guy Consolmagno, Bridget Landry, Korey Haynes, Richard Hurley, Ben San Del (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE
  Panel

12:30pm CDT

DImoposterY
How do you rid yourself of imposter syndrome (or at least keep it in check) when you are creating your own thing? Participants: Lauren Addy, Lee Blauersouth (mod), Mark Elton, Anj Olsen, Leigh Hellman

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

12:30pm CDT

Get Off My World! A Doctor Who Podcast
Get Off My World! is a podcast covering all aspects of Doctor Who: classic and NuWho, TV, books, audios, comics and everything else. We don't always love it all but boy do we have things to say about it! This will be a live podcast recording. Participants: Ariel Leaf, Pat Harrigan (mod), Kelvin Hatle, Joseph Scrimshaw

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

12:30pm CDT

Historical Costuming 101
Learn about the basics of historical costuming and find out where to start with your historical garment. From underwear to overwear, we’ll break down how to get that accurate historical look. Participants: Ally Guglielmi, Kara Knight, Stephanie Olson, Mary Challman

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

12:30pm CDT

Letterkenny Fan Panel
Well, pitter patter. Let's get at her. Grab your Puppers and come on down to the Ag Hall to discuss this new cult favorite on Hulu. Doesn't matter if you're a Hick, a Skid, a Hockey Player or a Degen From Up North, come find out why we love it so much. Participants: Andrea Ropella (mod), Megan M Slawson, Jeremy Stomberg, Windy Bowlsby, Cara White

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

12:30pm CDT

Music at the Movies: 2018's Best Movie Scores
Hear clips from last year's best and most innovative movie scores and talk about what we love to listen to at the movies. Find out what's new from your favorite film composers - and maybe discover your next favorite film score! Participants: Duck Washington, Kayla McGrady (mod), Dave Margosian

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

12:30pm CDT

Non-Fiction Books
We talk about fiction all the time. What about some great non-fiction books? Participants: Aimee A Kuzenski, Wendy M Fossum, Dee Lynn Eisel, Naomi Kritzer (mod), Erica Madore

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI
  Panel

12:30pm CDT

Power of Play
We know that play is not just for children. People play in a lot of different ways for different reasons. Let's have fun discussing this. Extra points for silly hats and socks and toys. Participants: Maya Sutton, Sherry P Johnson (mod), Jeanne Mealy, Thomas Boguszewski, Sonni de Soto

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

12:30pm CDT

Writing Badly for Fun and Profit
Worried about what not to end a sentence with? Worried that your story is derivative? Not sure if you need an Oxford comma or a Cambridge one? Perhaps you are thinking too much and writing too little. Come find out how to write worse and have more fun. Participants: Nancy E Atkinson, Amber Royer, Madeleine Vasaly (mod), Kelly McCullough, David Otto Walbridge

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

12:30pm CDT

Tanya Brody
Tanya Brody graces HarmCon with her special blend of original and traditional folk, with a few fun covers thrown in for good measure. Hear her sing some favorite tunes, and learn a few new ones, as she accompanies herself on harp and guitar. Participants: Tanya Brody

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

12:30pm CDT

Wordslinger Reading Series: Fantasy
Afrofuturism, magical realism, and urban fantasy all join forces to reflect upon their own definitions in this collection of tales caught in the Venn Diagram of "reality" and "everything else." Which side are you on? Participants: phillip andrew bennett low, Danith McPherson, Briana Lawrence, Snow Cosplays

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

12:30pm CDT

Signing - Allen Turner
Participants: Allen Turner

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade W

12:30pm CDT

Bad Decisions - Open Play
When you have a Fool in a Crisis, you get a Bad Decision! The party game where you fill in the blanks to make stories about just how stupid people can be, inspired by real life news stories and customer complaints with the serial numbers filed off! Participants: Susan Price (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer f

12:30pm CDT

CONvergence, the Game
Do you have what it takes to be a hero? Convergence is under attack and you have an opportunity to save everyone. Step up and be a hero. Participants: Kenneth Justiniano (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer d

12:30pm CDT

Arkham Horror
Learn to play the new (released since last year's Convergence) 3rd edition of Arkham Horror, a redesigned and streamlined version of the cooperative horror classic. Age 12+ recommended. Participants: Chris Nelson (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bd

12:30pm CDT

Hack the Planet
A one-page RPG with very simple rules and a lot of improvisation potential. It is designed for running comedy games heavily inspired by the movie Hackers and cyberpunk in general. Participants: Christopher Gibson (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bf

12:30pm CDT

LAN: League of Legends Tournament
League of Legends Tournament - please sign up in LAN Gaming (Lake Nokomis). Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

12:30pm CDT

Viking Death Squad
6 Viking Heroes are plucked from their temporal stream. Rather than being greeted by the Doors of Valhalla, they are thrust into a conflict at the very edge of Ragnarok! Pre-generated characters provided, simple / direct rules... and pure enthusiasm! Participants: Cale Albert (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bc

12:30pm CDT

PFS: What the Helms Hide
The Decemvirate (leaders of the Pathfinder Society) have remained anonymous for 300 years, but a recent discovery may uncover new information about a dangerous part of the Society's history. (Levels 1-5, PFS Characters) Participants: Pathfinder Society (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka c

12:30pm CDT

SFS: Acts of Association
One of the Society's foremost diplomats is just about to sign a major deal with a visiting alien species. Before the documents can be finalized, the visiting dignitary requests a tour of the station. (L1-4; SFS characters or pregens provided) Participants: Starfinder Society (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka b

12:30pm CDT

SFS: Dreaming of the Future
The Starfinder Society pursues the visions of a Liavaran dreamer, seeking information lost in time before the Gap. Three broken fragments form the key to a forgotten repository of knowledge hidden within the Pact Worlds. (L1-2 SFS characters or pregens) Participants: Starfinder Society (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka d

12:30pm CDT

Let's Play D&D 5th Ed.
Do you want to get your Dungeons & Dragons fix at Convergence? Come join us as we create a party of first level adventurers and send them on an epic quest of role-playing, exploration, and combat! Players of all ages welcome! Participants: Charles Roberts (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1c

12:30pm CDT

Let's Play Star Wars Rebellion
Star Wars Rebellion is a grand strategy game taking place during the original trilogy and Rogue One movie. The game features asymmetric sides, forcing players to strategize based on their side's strengths. Participants: Ryan Johnson (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Ba

12:30pm CDT

Wooley Bully!
The sequel to Vampires Don't Sparkle. Survival Horror RPG inspired by a Charlie Daniels song and based on the best-selling Monster Hunters International books. NOTE: Ages 16+ only, please -not appropriate for those of delicate sensibility. Participants: Bob Wagner (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 12:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1a

1:00pm CDT

Rivendell / Kids' party
Help us celebrate Bilbo's birthday with cake and juice. We'll be making cards to display, and blowing bubbles (instead of smoke rings). Kids 10 and under welcome (must be with 1 adult).

Friday July 5, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 5117

1:00pm CDT

Junior's Bar
Junior’s Bar is a RWBY themed party room. Stop by to play some games, watch Anime, or just hangout. Open to all ages, no alcohol served during daytime hours. (Still 21+ at night)

Friday July 5, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 4120

1:00pm CDT

Mos Icee Cantina
Kids - Join us and together you can rule the Con! We will be doing kids crafts in our room. Make a balloon lightsaber, paper ships, Leia and Yoda headbands and rings! Parents should attend with their younger children.

Friday July 5, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 5115

1:30pm CDT

Vice City
Vice City is a celebration of old-style video games, and how they stick with us! This is a relaxed, social, and non-elitist atmosphere for game-players of all skill levels. Come play anything from Muscle March to Puzzle Fighter and head down memory lane.

Friday July 5, 2019 1:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 4119

1:45pm CDT

Gintama
Aliens have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan, outlawing swords. Samurai have lost their high status as a result, but one errand boy still possesses the heart of a samurai. He does odd jobs with two friends and a dog. null

Friday July 5, 2019 1:45pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

2:00pm CDT

Pipecleaner Dragons and Critters
Amazing Soft Sculpture Artist Julie Bowman will be teaching all ages how to make wonderful creatures from the Flexible Master of Craft Materials...the Pipecleaner. Modifications are also shown and it can get crazy from there. All ages. Participants: MythJulie

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

2:00pm CDT

CONvergence for the Next Generation
How do we keep CONvergence relevant for the next generation of members? Participants: Rakhi Rajpal, Nick Glover, Charlene Holm, Michael Scott Shappe (mod), Wendy A Hoskin

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B
  Panel

2:00pm CDT

DC: Photo Meet-Up CVG 2019
This is a photo meet-up for all DC cosplayers! All ages, caliber, mash-ups, and genders of costumes are welcome at this meet-up. Please note that attending this particular event, your photo will be taken by an official CVG photographer. Participants: Soledad Kern

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Patio

2:00pm CDT

Gender Identity in Video Games
How do we relate to our video game avatars based on gender options? Participants: Elvira Ryan Richards Canaveral, Elliott Kios Dean, Aurora T Adams (mod), Susan Willson, Samantha Bitner

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

2:00pm CDT

Golden Age to Silver Age Reboots of DC
How and why were so many of the characters reinvented? Participants: Mark Lundberg, Sean Casey, phillip andrew bennett low, David Skoglund, Kevin Eldridge (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

2:00pm CDT

Long Strange Journey of Turn Left at Orion
Brother Guy Consolmagno published one of the most popular guides to using a small telescope. The story on how it got published is filled with missteps and adventures that were almost as much fun as the astronomical observations done for the book. Participants: Guy Consolmagno

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B
  Panel

2:00pm CDT

Philosophy and The Good Place
The Good Place has tackled a number of philosophical ideas over the course of its run. What is your takeaway? Participants: TK, Allyson Claire Cygan, Shannon Negaard-Paper, Sherry P Johnson (mod), Ben San Del

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

2:00pm CDT

Social Change Through Science Fiction
How has science fiction helped move forward the ideas of diversity and inclusion? Participants: Danith McPherson, Miss Shannan Paul, Brittany Ann Kerschner (mod), Josiah J Mannion

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

2:00pm CDT

Spoonie Support
A place for discussion of issues affecting those with invisible illness/disability/chronic pain/spoonies. Participants: Emilie Peck, Dirk Thomas Ykema, Renate Marie Fiora, Kerry Teckla Peterson (mod), Maya Sutton

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

2:00pm CDT

Studio Ghibli Retrospective
Studio Gibli has produced many wonderful films. Let's look back at them. Participants: Diane Blumenfeld, Michael Grimm, Barbara Ann Skoglund (mod), Alex Seymour, Sarah Molasky

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

2:00pm CDT

Switching Gears as a Writer
Four writers of book-length fiction and online non-fiction will talk about the unique challenges and rewards of both types of writing and how they approach each, with the discussion led by an editor who works with all of them. A Twin Cities Geek panel. Participants: Rob Callahan, Taylor Cisco, Briana Lawrence, Madeleine Vasaly (mod), Bryan Thao Worra

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

2:00pm CDT

Wonder Science Twins
Join CONvergence's two favorite scientists, Bridget Landry and Dr. Jim Kakalios, as they talk all about science! It's like an online ask me anything only they are real! And you can only ask them about science! Participants: Bridget Landry, James Kakalios

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE
  Panel

2:00pm CDT

Powerpoint Karaoke
Four "experts" must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before, and the slides make no sense! Participants: Melissa Sue Kaercher, Bill Stiteler, C. Robert Cargill, Joseph Scrimshaw, Andrea Ropella, Duck Washington, Dawn Krosnowski

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

2:00pm CDT

Pundamonium!
One by one, contestants make puns based on prompts they have received ahead of time; the finalists go head to head in a pun-off! Participants: Art Allen

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

2:00pm CDT

The Mourning Wood (18+)
Folk & comedy covers, born out of the minds of an eclectic group of outspoken nerds. After recently performing at Die Laughing VI, The Mourning Wood are excited to make their CVG debut. Look for them at the MN Renaissance Festival this season! Participants: Aiden Milligan, Chad Dutton, Ian Sinclaire, Rachael Dosen

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

2:00pm CDT

Signing - Aimee Kuzenski
Participants: Aimee A Kuzenski

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade X

2:00pm CDT

Signing - Amber Royer
Participants: Amber Royer

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade W

2:00pm CDT

Citation Needed (Space Lounge)
A trivia quiz with facts, dings, and mystery biscuits that ends up on a tangent more often than an answer (that we completely stole).

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes C

2:00pm CDT

Earworm - Hamil-sing
Is the musical Hamilton part of a conspiracy? We don't know, but we intend to find out. Join us as we sing our way to the solution. Help us uncover the conspiracy.

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 4121

2:00pm CDT

Best of the Best of the Midwest Sci-Fi Short Film Festival
Our usual festival of short films of various geeky genres and styles from Midwestern filmmakers and around the world is in its tenth year, so Rex is doing something extra special. He’s gone through all of his choices since 2010 and carefully selected his absolute favorites. This is truly the best of the best, you won’t want to miss it! null

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

2:00pm CDT

Rocky Horror Party - Surprise movie
Come catch a movie with your local Twin Cities Rocky Horror shadow cast! Film to be announced on the day. Snacks are possible, but to be safe, BYOP (the P is for popcorn, you maniacs).

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 4122

2:00pm CDT

Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Build the perfect castle, subject to the whims of the King. You’re a building contractor, adding rooms to the castle, while selling your services to other players. Points earned based on how well the castle adheres to the ever-changing demands of the King Participants: Eric R. Peterson (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1b

2:00pm CDT

Games at The Lillith
The Lillith has pulled into port and dropped some of its booty on the pier so that they may disembark to party hearty with these strange creatures. Stop by to play pirate-themed games, listen to music, and be merry with a few pirates!

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
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2:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Sword of Air
In the city of Bard's Gate and is on a test run for a mage, party is just about to enter a tomb to acquire an object that he requested of them. Gamers of all ages and abilities are welcome (Pre-gen characters use 25-pt buy from D&D 3.5 DMG; core races). Participants: Burl Zorn (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1e

3:00pm CDT

Costume Wars
Costume Wars is a judged competition where teams of two are provided with a sack of unknown and somewhat random materials and then will make a wonderful costume out of them in just one hour. The top three costumes will be awarded prizes.

Friday July 5, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium B

3:00pm CDT

MTG: Commander Tournament
Bring your Commander deck your event ticket, and come play! Please purchase your tickets prior to the event, as only those with event tickets will be seated. ($8) Players are responsible for knowing the Banned / Restricted lists for their chosen formats. Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Ac

3:00pm CDT

MTG: Modern Constructed Tournament
Bring your Modern deck and your event ticket! Purchase your tickets prior to the event, as only those who have event tickets will be seated. ($8) Players are responsible for knowing the Banned / Restricted lists for their chosen formats. Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Ab

3:00pm CDT

MTG: War of the Spark Booster Draft
Booster Draft using War of the Spark block packs. Tickets for this event available at CONvergence Merchandise Table on 2nd floor by the escalators. Please purchase your tickets prior to the event - only those who have event tickets will be seated. ($15) Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Aa

3:30pm CDT

Chair Rikering Contest (Space Lounge)
No one sits in a chair like Commander William Riker. Do you have what it takes to master this classic move on a variety of space age sitting apparatus units? Join us in Space Lounge to test your Chair Rikering Skills and see who will be named The Winner.

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes C

3:30pm CDT

Treasure Box
Decorate the outside of a box for storing treasures within. All ages. Participants: Amanda Kelly

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

3:30pm CDT

Cromartie High School
A mild-mannered high school student enrolls at a school notorious for its delinquents. He dedicates his life to improving his school's reputation, while dealing with punks, robots, and possibly gorillas. null

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

3:30pm CDT

Behind the Tigtone!
A look behind the scenes of the bizarre Adult Swim comedy/fantasy TV show Tigtone, created by Minnesotans Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martin. Participants: Andrew Koehler, Andreas Trolf, Freddy Christy, Joseph Scrimshaw

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

3:30pm CDT

Bringing Fandom to Work
Is it OK to have a replica of The Enterprise on your desk? If not, how can you celebrate being a fan in a work environment? Participants: Vetnita Anderson (mod), Michelle C, Matt Gamble, Adam Art Poetter, Amy Fischer

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

3:30pm CDT

Comedy Writing 101
Want to write the funny? Come and learn the techniques and tools for writing jokes, scripts, and books. Hear from several experts on how to find humor for your stories, plays, speeches, and other writings. Participants: Amber Royer, Peter David, Kelly McCullough, Elizabeth Ess, Ben San Del (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

3:30pm CDT

Geeky Dates
No, we aren’t going to set anyone up with anyone else. We are going to talk about great places to go for a great geeky date, either with someone you’ve been with for twenty years or someone you’ve been with for two weeks. Participants: Pacheechia Moua, Renate Marie Fiora, Karina Basso, Miriam Krause (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

3:30pm CDT

Going Even Bolder
More Star Trek: Discovery. Short Treks. A Picard show. A Georgiou series. A Lower Decks cartoon. Starfleet Academy! Star Trek is back on TV and shows no signs of slowing down. Let's discuss the new shows and the legendary staying power of the franchise. Participants: Diane Blumenfeld, Aaron Coker (mod), Richard Wielgosz, Shivani Seth, Ella Rose Pearson

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

3:30pm CDT

Henchmen
Stormtroopers, Hydra, and other followers of the bad guy. Where do they get their training? What is their motivation? Participants: Adam Momsen, Brian Forrest, Scott Kevin Jamison, Elliot Besmann (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

3:30pm CDT

Role Playing as Education
Using role playing as a way to help kids learn how to solve problems. Come learn about making your table top gaming a rich educational environment. Participants: Kelly Merges, Allen Turner, Kenneth Justiniano (mod), Sam Berg

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

3:30pm CDT

The Last Jedi was Awesome and Other Unpopular Star Wars Opinions
The Last Jedi has came out over a year ago and our panel will take into a deep dive around everything that was good about that movie. Then we will entertain and support (if we can) any unpopular Star Wars opinion! Participants: Tim Wick (mod), Molly Glover, Andrea Ropella, Ariel Leaf, Claire Alexander, Gregory Parks

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

3:30pm CDT

Updating the Classic Fairy Tale
How can we update the classic fairy tales to reflect modern values in gender roles, equality, and others? Participants: Bryan Thao Worra, Rory Ni Coileain, Dana M Baird, Elizabeth Wambheim (mod), Naomi Kritzer

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

3:30pm CDT

When Movies Lie
What about all those movies when the nerd guy gets the hot girl? Or the movies where the kid stands up to the bully and it works? Is media teaching us lessons that just aren't true? Participants: Nick Krekeler, Maya Sutton (mod), Kelly Jo Fredrickson, Dalton Ray Ivey

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

3:30pm CDT

Dawn of Justice: The Golden Age
A bolt of lightning. A magic lamp. An undersea experiment. A lone Martian. Magic and science collide in this full-cast reading of the first appearances of the Justice League. Participants: Dawn Krosnowski, phillip andrew bennett low, Kelvin Hatle, Duck Washington, Jena Young

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

3:30pm CDT

Lyritics
The #Geeknation is coming to HarmCon! Lyritics is nerdcore hip-hop based in Minneapolis. They released their debut EP #Mugglelovers in August 2015. Come see them perform favorites like "KONAMI" and "I Cosplay Hard" along with some new music! Participants: Dante Quinn, Wednessday Ezaki, Jason Kruger, Kayla Sotebeer

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

3:30pm CDT

Tingle Movie Table Read
Ever wanted to hear a live performance of a Chuck Tingle porn script? Now's your chance! Come listen to Dr. Tingle and local voice actors give life to his characters. Participants: Chuck Tingle, Matt Kessen, Lana Rosario, Angela Fox, Charles Hubbell

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

3:30pm CDT

Signing - Brianna Lawrence
Participants: Briana Lawrence

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade X

3:30pm CDT

Signing - Danith McPherson
Participants: Danith McPherson

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade W

3:30pm CDT

Signing - Jessica Walsh
Participants: Snow Cosplays

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade Y

3:30pm CDT

LAN: Open Gaming
Open Gaming in LAN Gaming (Lake Nokomis) Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

3:30pm CDT

Hadara
If Splendor and 7 Wonders had a love child, this game is it! July release from Z-Man games - come learn to play before it's release!! Participants: Kyrie Stephenson (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer e

3:30pm CDT

Terran Revenge Fleet
Earth was almost destroyed by an alien ship, now Earth only wants REVENGE! Join the Space Marines! Travel to exotic planets! Meet exciting life-forms and then shoot them into itsy bitsy pieces! Participants: Robert "Ski" Cudinski (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 3:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1d

4:00pm CDT

Marvel: Photo Meet-Up CVG 2019
This is a photo meet-up for all Marvel cosplayers! All ages, caliber, mash-ups, and genders of costumes are welcome at this meet-up. Please note that attending this particular event, your photo will be taken by an official CVG photographer. Participants: Soledad Kern

Friday July 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Patio

4:00pm CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #8
(with English subtitles)

Friday July 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

4:00pm CDT

The TARDIS Graveyard
From the story of The Doctors Wife comes an experience of 'The House' brought to life. With travelers snacks and music from every age, come experience the Doctor’s liquor cabinet. See the patched together bits of destroyed ships chasing the House.

Friday July 5, 2019 4:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 5 5125

4:30pm CDT

Sci-fi Spelling Bee (Space Lounge)
Did you freeze up on antidisestablishmentarianism as a child and have regretted it since? Polish your punctuation! We’re doing a sci-fi spelling bee and if you miss an accent or a cedilla, you’re out! Only the cleverest of geeks will win the sash.

Friday July 5, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes C

4:30pm CDT

Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern
In 1920's Tokyo, a tomboy who believes in a woman's right to a career and to marry for love is shocked to learn that her father has arranged her marriage to an army lieutenant. null

Friday July 5, 2019 4:30pm - 6:10pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

4:45pm CDT

Harisen Daiko Preview
At 4:45, join us for a quick preview of the thundering taiko drums that await in Harisen Daiko's Sunday performance on Mainstage (home of the Taiko Sci Fi medley!). Stop by to get a taste of Harisen BRINGING THE BOOM! Participants: Harisen Daiko

Friday July 5, 2019 4:45pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium A

5:00pm CDT

Fidget Tribbles
Make a Tribble stress toy to fit in your hand. The soft fur is soothing, and the beads inside are great for fidgeting with. All ages. Participants: MythJulie

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

5:00pm CDT

CONvergence Events Open Meeting
Get an update on the latest with the organization that runs CONvergence with members of the Convergence Events Board of Directors. Participants: Margaret Eastman, Lauren Sindt, Amy Mills, Nadim Khalidi, Michael Scott Shappe, Stephanie Zuercher, Jonathan Palmer

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B
  Panel

5:00pm CDT

Costuming and Cultural Appropriation
Where is the line between respect for a culture and appropriation of a culture and who decides? Participants: Bri Lopez, Elliott Kios Dean, Morgan Strickland, Shivani Seth, Justin Edward Grays

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

5:00pm CDT

Enterprising Individuals Live!: Star Trek 2009
The Star Trek film franchise got an action-oriented reboot in 2009, but was JJ Abrams's "less talking, more phasers" aesthetic the best way to bring the Enterprise back to the big screen? Join us for a live taping of the Enterprising Individuals podcast! Participants: Bridget Landry, Aaron Coker, Diane Blumenfeld, Jacob M Gulliver, Jeremy Stomberg

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

5:00pm CDT

Lyritics: An Ask Us Anything
Want to know more about Lyritics? Want to make them answer probing personal questions about the band and its members? This is the panel for you. Participants: Dante Quinn, Jason Kruger

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

5:00pm CDT

Meditation 101
What are the different types of meditation? How to you choose one for you? Participants: Thomas Boguszewski, Sherry P Johnson, Barbara Ann Skoglund, Lathan Murrell

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

5:00pm CDT

Storytelling in Different Media
How does your medium affect your storytelling? Come discuss what you think works best for various genres and how you'd adapt one craft to another. Participants: John Heimbuch, Damian Sheridan, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Peter David

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

5:00pm CDT

What's Next for the MCU?
Endgame is over. Phase 4 is coming. So are new series on the new Disney streaming platform. The Marvel Juggernaut (heh) marches on! Participants: Nick Jaworski, Robert Becka, TK, Jim Tincher (mod), Dalton Ray Ivey

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

5:00pm CDT

Writing Outside Your Experience
OK, you wrote what you know. Now what? Participants: Lauren Addy, Rory Ni Coileain, Briana Lawrence, Chuck Tingle

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

5:00pm CDT

Cirque de Nouveau
High flying aerialists, dazzling dancers, and so much more! Step right up, come one, come all--our performers are back again to the CONvergence Main Stage! Not a show to miss!

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

5:00pm CDT

Curt and Laura Do CONvergence
Comedy storytelling duo Curt Lund and Laura Bidgood are at it again! Ripping up CONvergence with their unique blend of nerdy humor and true life stories of awkwardness and unfortunate situations. Participants: Laura Evelyn Bidgood, Curt Lund

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

5:00pm CDT

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
This is a British radio game show: basically an excuse for four panelists and the host to play childish games for an hour. Come watch our panelists play Mornington Crescent and One Song to the Tune of Another! Participants: Melissa Sue Kaercher, Caroline Symcox, Nick Glover, Lee Harris, Tim Wick, Chrys VanDerKamp

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

5:00pm CDT

Chasing Ghosts and Urban Legends
We tell ghost stories and urban legends to scare, but do these stories say more about the teller than the monsters? An examination of some popular legends & what the stories and their evolution over time tell us about our culture and real world fears. Participants: Wendy Fossum

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

5:00pm CDT

Signing - Bryan Thao Worra
Participants: Bryan Thao Worra

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade X

5:00pm CDT

Signing - Guy Consolmagno
Participants: Guy Consolmagno

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade W

5:00pm CDT

LAN: Overwatch
Come play Overwatch! Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

5:00pm CDT

PFS: Scions of the Sky Key - Part 2: Kaava Quarry
A guardian stands vigil over the ancient ruins where Nieford Sharrowsmith disappeared recently, yet the beast has a weakness: a prophesied talisman now in the possession of an elusive grippli tribe deep in the Kaava Lands. (L1-5 PFS characters or pregens) Participants: Pathfinder Society (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka a

5:00pm CDT

SFS: Acts of Association
One of the Society's foremost diplomats is just about to sign a major deal with a visiting alien species. Before the documents can be finalized, the visiting dignitary requests a tour of the station. (L1-4 SFS characters or pregens provided) Participants: Starfinder Society (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka b

5:00pm CDT

SFS: Dreaming of the Future
The Starfinder Society pursues visions of a Liavaran dreamer, seeking information lost in a time before the Gap. Three broken fragments form the key to a forgotten repository of knowledge hidden within the Pact Worlds.(L1-4; SFS characters or pregens) Participants: Starfinder Society (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka c

5:00pm CDT

SFS: Dreaming of the Future
The Starfinder Society pursues visions of a Liavaran dreamer, seeking information lost in a time before the Gap. Three broken fragments form the key to a forgotten repository of knowledge hidden within the Pact Worlds. (L1-4; SFS characters or pregens) Participants: Starfinder Society (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka d

5:00pm CDT

FATE: Mind of Hard Light, Soul of Steel
One woman’s research could unlock the potential of transhumanity… or unleash a wave of werewolf super-soldiers on the universe. Standing between her work and the Empire’s designs on the galaxy… is you. Participants: Katie Berger (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 5:00pm - 11:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bc

5:30pm CDT

Reverend Matt’s Monster Science of the Planet of the Apes
Matt Kessen is an expert in all things monstrous, including creatures from mythology, film and other fiction, or actual history. His presentations on various monsters have been featured all over the Twin Cities, at libraries, comedy shows, the MN Fringe Festival, The Encyclopedia Show, and right here at CONvergence! We’re thrilled to have him come give a talk in Cinema Rex, covering the entire history of the Planet of the Apes movies. Participants: Matt Kessen

Friday July 5, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

5:30pm CDT

Poetry Slam Sign-Up
Enter a lottery to perform two three-minute poems as part of the 2019 CONvergence Poetry Slam! Participants: Dan Marlow

Friday July 5, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga Sign-Up Table

5:30pm CDT

Action Room
Have you ever wanted to hit your friend with a stick? We offer training in all the rules and techniques of foam-based boffer battle and the equipment required to head into your first or fiftieth fight; combatants of all skill levels are welcome. ages 14+ Participants: Garrett Braaten, Lindley Braaten

Friday July 5, 2019 5:30pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium

6:00pm CDT

Parties
Friday July 5, 2019 6:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 3:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 0418

6:10pm CDT

Twilight of the Cockroaches
Cockroaches live an easy life in a trashy bachelor pad, as the homeowner leaves them alone. That changes when he starts inviting a woman over. null

Friday July 5, 2019 6:10pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

6:30pm CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #9
Friday July 5, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

7:00pm CDT

Leadership and Community Building
Subculture groups face many challenges—power struggles, burnout, gossip, and misconduct. This workshop explores tools for building healthy groups including: communication, group structures, boundaries, responsibility, conflict resolution, and more. Participants: Shauna Aura Knight

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

7:00pm CDT

Reduce, Reuse, Reanimate!
With some felt and reused sewing supplies, make a zombie pincushion that won’t care how many times it gets poked with a pin. All ages. Participants: MythJulie

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

7:00pm CDT

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Fan Panel
She’s just a girl in love! She can’t be held responsible for her actions! ...or can she? The story may be finished, but there’s so much to talk about. Join us to gush over West Covina! Just 2 hours from the beach! (4 in traffic.) Participants: Tim W Lieder, Charlene Holm, Molly Glover, AlysshaRose Jordan (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

7:00pm CDT

Firefly/Serenity: Photo Meet-Up CVG 2019
This is a photo meet-up for all Firefly/Serenity cosplayers! All ages, caliber, mash-ups, and genders of costumes are welcome at this meet-up. Please note that attending this particular event, your photo will be taken by an official CVG photographer. Participants: Soledad Kern

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Patio

7:00pm CDT

Friends of Bill W
Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J
  Panel

7:00pm CDT

Game of Thrones Completion
It's (almost) over. What are your reactions? What about spinoffs? Participants: Eric Zawadzki, Mark Goldberg, Geoffrey Allen Hofman-Frethem, Deborah Frethem (mod), Brittany Nickel

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

7:00pm CDT

I am Iron Man? Identity in IRON MAN 3
As Phase 4 begins to envelop us, let's return to the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist that started it all: Iron Man. No, wait. Tony Stark. Wait... IRON MAN 3 literally deconstructs our hero and puts him back together again. Let's discuss. Participants: Lee Blauersouth, Windy Bowlsby (mod), Noel Thingvall

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

7:00pm CDT

Is The Handmaids Tale Possible?
The TV show is based on a piece of fiction written in 1985 but in so many ways the show highlights current day issues and is a forewarning. This panel will discuss IF it's required viewing/reading for anyone who gladly claims the title of Feminist. Participants: Hertzey Hertz, Kris Coulter, Karl Wolff

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

7:00pm CDT

Maintaining Your Online Identity
There are so many platforms (personal domains, social media sites) and concerns (security, doxxing) to contend with maintaining an online presence. How does your identity fare in cyberspace and how different from your meatspace identity is it? Participants: Shaun M Duke, Kelly McCullough, Sonni de Soto

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

7:00pm CDT

Researching Reality for Fiction
How much effort do you need to put into sticking to reality within a story that breaks with it? Where is the boundary of your suspension of disbelief and how can it be bridged successfully? Participants: Amber Royer (mod), Dana M Baird, Naomi Kritzer, Jamie Riedesel

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

7:00pm CDT

So You Want to Wear a Kilt
Kilts are becoming more and more popular - and there are many styles. How does one wear it? Is a great one necessary? Do I have to be Irish/Scottish/Latvian? What is worn underneath? You have questions; we have answers. Participants: Danith McPherson, Kurt Fleschner, Mary McKinley, Raederle Sterling, Rachael Sterling (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

7:00pm CDT

The Orville Season 2
It's the return of the best Star Trek show on television not actually called Star Trek! How did Season 2 fare compared to the first? What about the changes in the cast? Where does The Orville still have room for improvement? Participants: Taylor Cisco, Peter Gawtry, Michael Zecca (mod), Jim McMahon, Anj Olsen

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

7:00pm CDT

Joseph Scrimshaw vs Time!
Join comedian Joseph Scrimshaw (Adult Swim, ForceCenter, RiffTrax) as he speed-summarizes the last year of his life in one hour of "geek-flavored" comedy! Thrill to tales of social media obsession, Mary Poppins spoilers in a Hollywood bathroom, and how the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II prepared me to vote! Join comedian Joseph Scrimshaw (Adult Swim, ForceCenter, RiffTrax) as he speed-summarizes the last year of his life in one hour of “geek-flavored” comedy! Thrill to tales of social media obsession, Mary Poppins spoilers in a Hollywood bathroom, and how th Participants: Joseph Scrimshaw

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

7:00pm CDT

The Faithful Sidekicks
The Faithful Sidekicks are an award-winning comedic geek rock duo that writes and performs catchy original songs about all the fannish things they love, from Star Wars to SQL Code. Website: www.thefaithfulsidekicks.com Participants: Eric Distad, Jen Distad

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

7:00pm CDT

Space Lounge: Teens Only
The Teen Room hijacks Splounge for Teens-Only (ages 13 – 20) event. Bartend at the sensory bar, DJ, or just have all the awesome glowiness for yourselves. Space Lounge never serves alcohol, but during this event, no alcohol will be allowed in the room.

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes C

7:00pm CDT

The CONvergence Poetry Slam
Vogon poetry. Bilbo’s Walking Song. Nevermore. Nerds have words, and the slam is back to celebrate them in an exciting competitive format! Show up, sign up, and if the lottery gods are kind, you (yes, you) may be drawn to read two three-minute poems. Participants: phillip andrew bennett low, Allison Broeren, Dan Marlow, Allen Turner, Duck Washington

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

7:00pm CDT

Abomination: Heir of Frankenstein
New August release from Plaid Hat Games - come learn to play before it's officially out! Competitive game of strategic monster building for 2-4 players. Participants: Kyrie Stephenson (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer e

7:00pm CDT

Munchkin Tourney: Round 3
Round 3 of the Annual Munchkin Tournament. This event will take place on Boundary Waters Foyer tables A-C Participants: Andy Mullin (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer a

7:00pm CDT

MTG: Commander Tournament
Bring your Commander deck and your event ticket, and come play! Purchase your tickets prior to the event, as only those with event tickets will be seated. ($8) Players are responsible for knowing the Banned / Restricted lists for their chosen formats. Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Ac

7:00pm CDT

MTG: Standard Constructed Tournament
Bring your Standard deck, event ticket, and get your Standard on! Purchase your tickets prior to the event, as only those with event tickets will be seated. ($8) Players are responsible for knowing the Banned / Restricted lists for their chosen formats. Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Ab

7:00pm CDT

MTG: War of the Spark Booster Draft
Booster Draft using War of the Spark packs. Tickets for this event available at CONvergence Merchandise Table on 2nd floor by the escalators. Please purchase your tickets prior to the event - only those who have event tickets will be seated. ($15) Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Aa

7:00pm CDT

Where I Was When the Sky Died
You don't remember it perhaps.... but you are a worker of magics. This world is not your true home, but a lie you wrapped around yourself to escape a war that defied imagination and sanity. Time to return home, to Satyrine, under the Indigo Sun. Participants: Robert "Ski" Cudinski (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1d

7:00pm CDT

Call of Chthulu - The Haunted
Sanity is overrated - confront the eldritch horrors and save the world!

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - 11:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Ba

7:00pm CDT

Honour: the Awakening - The Wedding Banquet
The enigmatic Chen needs a favor. Lowlifes have threatened to make trouble, so a local high-profile wedding needs some protection. But why is it you're getting this request? Apparently, Chen knew your parents...and there's something special about you. Participants: Charles Price (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 7:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bb

8:00pm CDT

Turn A Gundam: Earth Light
After a devastating conflict leaves Earth largely uninhabitable, most people move to the moon until it is safe to resettle. When they suddenly invade Earth, intent on seizing it from those who remained, a boy acquires a Gundam and causes a standoff. null

Friday July 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

8:30pm CDT

Living Room Electron Microscopy
Ever wonder how a transmission electron microscope works? Now you can find out while making your own TEM-style images to take home! Ages 8+ Participants: Miriam Krause, Natalie Hudson-Smith

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

8:30pm CDT

Adapting to the Times
What changes occur in movies and TV to meet with technological and cultural norms? Would Mel Brooks movies be greenlit in the 2010s? Are the differences in modern cinema truly an improvement or just a sign of the times? Participants: Miss Shannan Paul, Matt Gamble (mod), Tim W Lieder, Niles Schwartz, Sonni de Soto

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

8:30pm CDT

Detoxifying Fandom
Why does toxic fandom happen? How do we fight back against it? Can’t people just like things? Participants: Taylor Cisco, Shaun M Duke, Stephanie Zvan (mod), Boone Dryden, Ashley Myhre

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

8:30pm CDT

Harley & Joker: Love or Stockholm Syndrome?
There has been a lot of backlash about Harley Quinn when it comes to her relationship with The Joker. Is it love? Stockholm syndrome? A misunderstood S&M relationship. Let's talk about Harley Quinn throughout the years. Participants: Jei Herald-Zamora (mod), Jonathan Palmer, Lathan Murrell, Geoffrey Allen Hofman-Frethem, Susie Kline

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

8:30pm CDT

Peele-ing back "Us"
Peele's second horror movie Us is out. Let's discuss. Participants: Pacheechia Moua, Michelle C, Skazka 9000

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

8:30pm CDT

Polyamory 202
Polyamory 202 is here! Did you attend Polyamory 101 and want to know more? Are you in a polyamorous relationship and wondering what other models look like? Are you interested in hearing about intersectionality in polyamory? Then this is the panel for you! Participants: Ryan Alexander, Anj Olsen, Justin Edward Grays, Carl Zachmann (mod), Elise Matthesen

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

8:30pm CDT

State of Horror 2019
Since last CONvergence, horror media has seen continued financial success, critical acclaim (Hereditary), and continued ratings winners on TV along with some disappointments. What do you see as the highlights/lowlights of horror in the past year? Participants: Jennifer Dallman, Molly Jokimaki, Nick Tollison, Andrea Ropella, Ann Laabs (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A

8:30pm CDT

The Magicians: Show Better than Books?
The Magicians may be that rare beast where the adaptation is better than the source material. What does the show do better than the books? Where does it fail them? Participants: TK, Felicity Kusinitz, Josiah J Mannion (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

8:30pm CDT

The Orville vs Star Trek Discovery
Which is the true heir to the Star Trek legacy? Are there things we can appreciate about both shows? Participants: Laura Okagaki-Vraspir, Jim McMahon, Richard Wielgosz, David Brennan (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

8:30pm CDT

What to Watch with my Kids?
In this panel we'll share shows we enjoy watching with our kids both on TV and streaming. Bring a list with focus on teaching kindness, equity, creativity, & learning while providing entertainment to folks of all ages. Focus on ages 10 & under. Participants: Vetnita Anderson

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

8:30pm CDT

Garlic Bread & Roses
Sincere and catchy original folk-punk from Olympia, Washington. For further information: garlicbreadandroses.bandcamp.com Participants: Steph Heron Beck

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

8:30pm CDT

The Doubleclicks
The Doubleclicks are a nationally touring, Billboard-charting nerd band with a cello, a meowing cat keyboard, and songs about dinosaurs, cats and Netflix, space, and Dungeons and Dragons. Their YouTube videos boast over 3 million views and have been featured on BoingBoing, Kotaku, the Huffington Post, and on NPR shows "Live Wire", "All Things Acoustic", and "State of Wonder". Find out more at http://thedoubleclicks.com. null

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

8:30pm CDT

Shiny New Anime
Looking for some new anime to watch? Get info on some of the best anime in the last year from panelists that have watched a lot, and enjoy some clips! Participants: James C Horvath, Jessica Lynn Silver

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

8:30pm CDT

LAN: Open Gaming
Open Gaming in CONvergence LAN gaming (Lake Nokomis). Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

8:30pm CDT

Learn to Play Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools
Learn to play Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools, the game where tricky fox spirits scheme to be the first to reach nine tails by humiliating foolish mortals. Participants: Susan Price (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 8:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer f

9:00pm CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #10
(this showing is captioned)

Friday July 5, 2019 9:00pm - 11:30pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

9:00pm CDT

Space Lounge
Space Lounge...the ultraviolet frontier... Our continuing mission: to explore strange new sounds, to entertain new life and new fandoms...to boldly glow where no one has glowed before.

Friday July 5, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes C

10:00pm CDT

Riding Bean
A pair of couriers with a custom sports car are hired to escort a kidnapped girl to her home, not realizing they are being framed for her kidnapping. null

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

10:00pm CDT

American Horror Story Fan Panel
Come discuss the most recent season taking place after a nuclear apocalypse. Participants: Pacheechia Moua, Kristina George (mod), Janet Lano, Geoffrey Allen Hofman-Frethem, Deborah Frethem

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

10:00pm CDT

Avoid the Void
Creatures of the void are dangerous scoundrels that must be avoided at all cost. Let our panels of experts, including Dr. Chuck Tingle, walk you through the best methods to stay safe when dealing with these creatures from another dimension. Participants: Chuck Tingle

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

10:00pm CDT

Hamilton Fan Panel
We aren’t going to throw away our shot to have a panel about Hamilton. Participants: Laura Evelyn Bidgood, Susan Willson, Alexandra Howes (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

10:00pm CDT

History and Future of Sex Work
We'll be exploring sex work--where has it come from and where is it going? Participants: Rakhi Rajpal (mod), Lathan Murrell, Anj Olsen

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

10:00pm CDT

Insects, in Sex
Insects are already wildly fascinating but do you know some of the mating behaviors and outcomes? Praying mantis may be one insect you think of, because the female will often eat the male after copulation, but what are other examples of unusual behaviors? Participants: Arthur Kneeland (mod), Jessica Wyn Miller, PZ Myers, Kelly Jo Fredrickson

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI
  Panel

10:00pm CDT

Slash Panel
Slash Panel returns to discuss what's new in same-sex shipping & fanfiction in the last year! We'll talk ships, tropes, and rec some of what we've been reading lately. Mature topics will be discussed. Participants: Bess Stuvenoxend, Kes, Skazka 9000, TK, Briana Lawrence

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

10:00pm CDT

So Bad It’s Good
What are some examples of absolutely horrible media that are good in spite of themselves? Participants: Shaun M Duke, Melissa Sue Kaercher (mod), Matt Gamble, John Seavey

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B
  Panel

10:00pm CDT

Survivalism 101
Are you prepared for when the apocalypse comes? Would you like to be? Participants: LauraJean Krueger, Nick Krekeler

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A
  Panel

10:00pm CDT

Ursula Le Guin's Legacy
Ursula K. Le Guin died January 22nd 2018. How has the field of speculative fiction changed because of her? What are her most influential books and why? What stands out in Le Guin's relationship with her critics and her fans? Let's talk. Participants: Rory Ni Coileain, Kyle B. Dekker (mod), Boris L Smelov

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

10:00pm CDT

Be Our Geek Podcast
Join Miss Shannan (myTalk 107.1 radio) and Jatin Setia (Twin Cities Film Fest) as they discuss movies, TV, music, and pop culture from the geek perspective. Plus, a special guest each week shares what has them geeking out. Participants: Jatin Setia, Miss Shannan Paul

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

10:00pm CDT

Revolutionary Jetpacks: Roots and Renewal
Revolutionary Jetpacks is a sci-fi cabaret that centers BIPOC, queer and trans, and disabled artists. Our theme this year is what roots us, and helps us steady, in our struggles against oppression, and what renews us, and keeps us going forward. Participants: Gabriela Felice Santiago, Xochi de la Luna, Keila Saucedo, Maitreyi, Ifrah Mansour, Nia Hampton, Johanna Keller, Eric Gonzalez

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

10:00pm CDT

Vilification Tennis
Vilification Tennis is a structured improvisational show where competitors engage in a battle of insults. The show is never the same because the competitors keep changing and the material is constantly evolving. We feel that there is humor inherent even in the most taboo subjects and we are, therefore, willing to make fun of things that most people would think aren’t the least bit funny. Like your mom. Beware--this show is not for those with delicate sensibilities. Participants: Nick Glover, Stephanie Hammon, David McKay, Tim Wick, Laurie Richardson Sweep, Lee Harris, C. Robert Cargill, Duck Washington, Jena Young, Molly Glover, James Fairbairn, Bob Alberti, Eric Knight, Nathan Gerber, Kelvin Hatle, Chrys VanDerKam

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

10:00pm CDT

Everyone is John
Everyone is John is a competitive RPG where compulsions (players) bid to control John! Complete the goal you set for yourself with the help of your skills! Participants: Tim Koon (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka a

10:00pm CDT

Joking Hazard
Joking Hazard, it's the card game for people who think Cards Against Humanity is too family friendly. Join your other sick friends in trying to out "What is WRONG with you?!?!?!" each other. Adult (18+ with gov't issued ID) only. Participants: Bob Wagner (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka e

10:00pm CDT

Top Hats and Pasties
Make a mini top hat fascinator, or a set of pasties, or both! Ages 13+ Participants: Bridget Landry, Mona Montague

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

10:00pm CDT

Mafia!
Played like werewolf, villagers meet to determine who is killing the townspeople off, who will survive, and who will be hanged is up to you. Will be played on Great Lakes A1 tables A and B. Participants: Andy Mullin (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 1:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1a

10:00pm CDT

Dread Moon Blues
Play a character trying to survive in a world gone mad. Try to stay safe by pulling Jenga blocks to complete tasks, but beware, if the tower falls then your character is lost. Horror game - Adult (18+ with gov't issued ID) only. Participants: Christopher Gibson (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka c

10:00pm CDT

Humor Me
Humor Me is and adult party game designed to help you share all those naughty jokes you keep inside. You use cards to create a setup to a punchline to in an attempt to make the target laugh. Adult (18+ with gov't issued ID) only. Participants: Alex Alpert (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka b

10:00pm CDT

LAN: Open Gaming (18+)
Grown-up Open Gaming in the LAN room (Lake Nokomis). Adult Badges (18+) only, please. Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

11:00pm CDT

Lupin III: From Siberia With Love
Master thief Lupin is after 500 tons of gold that the Romanovs paid to escape execution. Behind the scenes, telepathic swindler Rasputin works to steal the gold for himself. null

Friday July 5, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

11:30pm CDT

Late Night Music Circle
A late night gathering of musicians where you can sing, play or just listen. Participants: Sharla Stremski

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium A

11:30pm CDT

Buzzfeed Unsolved Fan Panel
Let's discuss our favorite aspects and episodes of Buzzfeed Unsolved. Participants: Troy Guhr, Jo Thrace (mod), Jei Herald-Zamora

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B
  Panel

11:30pm CDT

Killing Eve and Women Show Runners
Killing Eve was originally written by a man, but under Phoebe Waller Bridges and Sandra Oh has become something of a woman-centered phenomenon with two flawed but complete women as protagonist and antagonist & various interesting secondary characters. Participants: Bess Stuvenoxend, Michelle C, Josiah J Mannion

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

11:30pm CDT

Living in Dystopia
You're dropped into a dystopia. How would you change as a person? What sort of person would you become? Participants: Laura Evelyn Bidgood (mod), Sherry P Johnson

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

11:30pm CDT

New Dracula TV
The producers of Sherlock are working on a new show centered around our favorite vampire. What do we know? What are we hoping for? Participants: Amanda Germaine Day, Tim W Lieder, Brian Forrest (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

11:30pm CDT

Praise the Sun - A Dark Souls Panel
The Soulsborne series of games (Dark Souls, Demon's Souls, Bloodborne) are notorious for their difficultly. Join a few Sunbros and the Good Hunter as we discuss our side of the fandom, why difficultly matters, what makes this fanbase so fiercely loyal. Participants: Ansley Grams, Mike Wat, Daniel Englemeier, Christopher Hare

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

11:30pm CDT

Pun-El
Once again, the English language (and a few others) gets pun-ched, pun-ked, and pun-ji'd without fear of flying fruit! The Pun-El returns. Speech class was never like this! Participants: Art Allen, Edward Eastman, Margaret Eastman, Brian LaBounty, Bob Alberti

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

11:30pm CDT

Sex in the Media
This is a panel where we will be discussing positive and negative representations of sex and relationships in media and fandoms we enjoy. Anything from Doctor Who to Steven Universe to The Guild. Participants: Lara Richardson, Kristina George (mod), Lathan Murrell, Elliot Gunderman

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

11:30pm CDT

Welcome to Night Vale Fan Panel
Crazy things are still afoot in this quiet desert town. What new developments or stories amused you in the last year? Participants: Eric Zawadzki, Gabriela Felice Santiago, Haley Dauffenbach

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

11:30pm CDT

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Two teams compete to see who is better at letters, numbers, and conundrums in this take on a hilarious British game show. Participants: Melissa Sue Kaercher, Dave Rand-McKay, Angela Fox, Nathan Gerber, Liz Capouch, Salsa Sterling, Miss Shannan Paul, Duck Washington, Megan M Slawson, Matt Kessen, Lee Harris, Caroline Symcox, Dawn Krosnowski (mod)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

11:30pm CDT

Queerdo (18+)
Queerdo is not just a show, it's a riot. Featuring local performers on the fringe of drag and burlesque: the mission of Queerdo is to celebrate queer artistic authenticity. Become a part of our movement. Follow us on social media: queerdompls Participants: Seamus Shenanigan, Trisha Spectacle, Sissy Tops, Sparky Seduction, Kim Trailz, The Other Jeannie Retelle

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

11:30pm CDT

The Cosplay and Comedy Funhouse
Dustin Ellringer, Shawn Ryan, and Peter the Great are stand-up comics who tell ridiculously inappropriate jokes about geek fandoms and nerd culture at pop-culture conventions! Come laugh your expletives off with these hilarious cosplaying comedians! Participants: Peter The Great, Dustin Ellringer, Shawn Ryan

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

11:30pm CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #11
Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

11:30pm CDT

Boom Goes the Dancefloor (dance)
Tonight we celebrate low frequencies by bringing you the best in bass dance music. Everything from slow and gritty to remastered classics, we'll make sure you can feel the music as you groove. See our electronic signage for additional details.

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 5:00am CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom
 
Saturday, July 6
 

12:00am CDT

CVG Teen Room
Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 4101

12:00am CDT

CoF2E2
Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am - 1:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 4114

12:00am CDT

Simplicity
Hey Convergence, Simplicity is back. Have you ever wanted to play a character and been told you can't? Well, come learn and play a game were imagination and creativity allow you to create anything you want to play. Participants: Kenneth Justiniano (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am - 3:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1b

12:00am CDT

Book Swap
Just like a little free library, take a book or leave a book, either way it's free!

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am - Sunday July 7, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 6 Promenade Alcove

12:00am CDT

ConSuite
Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am - Sunday July 7, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 2 North Woods

12:00am CDT

Smokers Paradise
Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am - Sunday July 7, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Outdoors

12:00am CDT

The Bridge
Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am - Sunday July 7, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 2 Mirage

12:30am CDT

Dororo
A greedy lord trades his son's senses and limbs to 12 demons so his prefecture will prosper. The son is saved by a medicine man, and must defeat the demons to regain pieces of himself. null

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30am - 2:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

2:00am CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #12
Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00am - 4:00am CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

7:00am CDT

Adventures of the Little Prince
The Little Prince lives on an asteroid and spends his days cleaning volcanoes and weeding out baobob trees. When he gets lonely, he flies away on a comet to find adventure on Earth. null

Saturday July 6, 2019 7:00am - 9:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

7:30am CDT

CoF2E2
Saturday July 6, 2019 7:30am - Sunday July 7, 2019 12:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 4114

8:00am CDT

8:00am CDT

Masquerade Workmanship Judging
Performer judging times will be assigned.

Saturday July 6, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore AB

9:00am CDT

Beyblade
A team of Beybladers strive to become the best Beybladers in the world. Beyblades, which are tops, are somewhat more exciting in this world than in real life. null

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

9:00am CDT

Masquerade Technical Rehearsal
Performers will be assigned a 15 minutes slot during this time.

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom

9:00am CDT

Volunteers & Information Table
Saturday July 6, 2019 9:00am - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 St. Croix

9:00am CDT

Programming Office
Also Invited Participants and IT.

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:00am - Sunday July 7, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Executive Boardroom

9:00am CDT

Parenting Room
Saturday July 6, 2019 9:00am - Sunday July 7, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 0435

9:30am CDT

Crayon's Corner
KIDS!! Bring your parents to this Exciting Story and Activity Hour. Crayon (Caryn Lengkeek) leads this wonderful CONvergence staple. Ages 12 and under. Participants: Caryn Lengkeek

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

9:30am CDT

Improv for Cosplayers
We all fall in love with characters for many reasons: from confidence to timidness, from sassy to clumsy. Come and join us in learning how to walk, talk, and interact with others as your favorite characters. Presented by Fearless Comedy Productions Participants: Brynn - Berryhill

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium A

9:30am CDT

Anthony Bourdain Fan Panel
Anthony Bourdain, perhaps one of the best known celebrity chefs, passed away in 2018. Let's discuss the man, the myth, his legacy, contributions to the TV food landscape, and how he stood apart from others. Participants: Stephan N Stomberg (mod), Amber Royer, Adam Art Poetter, Elise Matthesen

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J
  Panel

9:30am CDT

Dragons are Cats
In the majority of friendly dragon literature, the dragons’ personalities seems to mimic the personalities of cats. Let’s discuss. Participants: Hertzey Hertz, Renate Marie Fiora (mod), Raederle Sterling

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

9:30am CDT

Hugo Nominees
Let's review recent Hugo nominees and what kind of works are getting the nod. Participants: Anthony W. Eichenlaub, Dave Margosian (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

9:30am CDT

Is Different Bad?
There have been a lot of different Batmans. Does different always mean bad? Participants: Taylor Cisco, Matt Gamble (mod), Art Allen, Geoffrey Allen Hofman-Frethem

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

9:30am CDT

Kim Possible Fan Panel
Have we spent enough time talking about Kim Possible? Probably not. Participants: Karina Basso (mod), Kenneth Justiniano, Jeanne Mealy

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2
  Panel

9:30am CDT

Mystical Studies of Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac was more a pseudo-scientist than a true one. Why do we see him in the light that we do? Who was the real man? Participants: Lathan Murrell, Daniel Berliner

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

9:30am CDT

New Mutants
Coming soon to a theater near you, the next Fox Marvel movie. What are your hopes and fears about this often underappreciated property's film debut? Participants: Troy Guhr, Jim Radloff (mod), Peter Lane, Dalton Ray Ivey

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

9:30am CDT

Writing for Visual Storytelling
Screenplay and comic writers have to write in a different style than novelists, as their work is as much visual as in the mind. What considerations need to be made when writing for these medium? Participants: Lauren Addy, Peter David, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Ty Blauersouth (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

9:30am CDT

Boss Monster
Remember the great side-scrolling 8-bit games of the 1980s? No? Too bad, they rocked. This game lets you recreate the magic using cards to build dungeons, populate them with monsters and try to kill your fellow player's heroes when they go a-crawlin. Participants: Bob Wagner (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1a

9:30am CDT

Live Action Super Smash Bros
Come out to experience Smash Bros IRL! Its the biggest game of Smash you'll ever see. Grab a photo and hang out with your favorite characters between battles that YOU direct! Who knows? You may unlock the super smash ball badge ribbon! Participants: Wendy A hoskin

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium B

9:30am CDT

U of M Raptor Center
Participants: Vetnita Anderson (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B

9:30am CDT

Galactic Infamy
Competitive, science fiction themed board game in which players take on the roles of bounty hunters in search of the galaxy's most notorious crime lord. Capture bounties, then turn them in to collect credits and infamy. Participants: James Gatzmer (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer j

9:30am CDT

PFS: Down The Blighted Path - The Tower Spite Built
The Axebringers and their hometown of Davarn need heroes to break this family curse. What mysteries lie sealed within Delbera Axebringer's ancient abandoned fortress? (L 5-7; PFS characters only or iconic pregens provided) Participants: Jeffrey Reed (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 2:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka a

9:30am CDT

Backyard Play House
The Backyard Playhouse in Connie’s Quantum Sandbox features drop-in activities available for you to have some fun with whenever you stop by! Open to all ages, but children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - 9:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters D

9:30am CDT

Gaming Front Desk
Hours of Operation - Gaming Front Desk

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30am - Sunday July 7, 2019 12:30am CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer

10:00am CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #13
(this showing is captioned)

Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

10:00am CDT

Art Show
Quick sale available.

Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar A

10:00am CDT

Artist Alley
Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Exhibit Hall B

10:00am CDT

CONvergence Merchandise
Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Skyway A

10:00am CDT

Dealers Room
Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 1 Exhibit Hall

10:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Registration
Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00am - 8:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Walker

10:00am CDT

Volunteers Den
Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 4125

10:00am CDT

CVG Teen Room
Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00am - Sunday July 7, 2019 1:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 4101

10:30am CDT

Giant Robo
Humanity is enjoying a new era of prosperity, thanks to a revolutionary source of renewable energy, but peace is threatened by a cabal seeking world domination. Superpowered warriors, martial artists, and Earth's most powerful robot are dispatched to stop them. null

Saturday July 6, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

11:00am CDT

Balloon Cars
Learn about principles of physics including momentum, force, friction and speed by making your own balloon powered car! All ages. ALLERGY WARNING: Latex balloons will be used. Participants: Jesse Boom

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

11:00am CDT

Anime, Style vs. Source
If you copy the form/style but aren't in Japan, is it anime? Is it appropriation? Participants: James C Horvath (mod), Michael Grimm, Boris L Smelov, Jessica Lynn Silver, Donald Poleke

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

11:00am CDT

Creating Tiny Imagined Spaces
Can you create a believable, fictional space in an inn? A room? Learn how to create interesting spaces for gaming and fiction on a micro scale. I know there is an orc in the corner of the pub; but why is there an orc in the corner? Participants: Anthony W. Eichenlaub, Laura Anne Gilman, Kelly McCullough, Teddy Skyler Lee, Ty Blauersouth (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

11:00am CDT

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
How do we feel about the crimes of Grindlewald? With the sequel delayed, what's next for the Harry Potter universe? Participants: Amanda K Nerud, Robert Becka (mod), Elizabeth Wambheim, Amber Raden, Deborah Frethem

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

11:00am CDT

New Horizons
Learn more about the discoveries made by the New Horizons spacecraft during its flybys of Pluto and 2014MU69 (Ultima Thule). Participants: Bridget Landry, Nancy E Atkinson, Michael Zecca (mod), Jimmy

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

11:00am CDT

Riverdale Fan Panel
Archie and his pals have weathered three seasons of dark mysteries while attending school and dating. What are the highlights in your mind? What you want to see in Season Four? Participants: Rakhi Rajpal, Karina Basso (mod), Laura Evelyn Bidgood, Rita K Walaszek, Kevin Eldridge

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

11:00am CDT

Science of Food
What are new (to us) technologies and how do they work? Participants: Amber Royer, Adam Art Poetter, Nicole LaBat, Rachael Sterling (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

11:00am CDT

Star Wars: Photo Meet-Up CVG 2019
This is a photo meet-up for all Star Wars cosplayers! All ages, caliber, mash-ups, and genders of costumes are welcome at this meet-up. Please note that attending this particular event, your photo will be taken by an official CVG photographer. Participants: Soledad Kern

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Patio

11:00am CDT

Weird Biology
Animals that don't exactly die, terminal reproduction, and aspen tree colonies. Weird and cool stuff about the world around us. Participants: Laura Okagaki-Vraspir, Lathan Murrell, Brittany Ann Kerschner, PZ Myers, Colleen C Caldwell (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI
  Panel

11:00am CDT

Judging a Book by Its Cover
Three competing teams of "literary experts" explain the history and plot of a book, based only upon its cover art. Participants: Chuck Tingle, Miss Shannan Paul, Dawn Krosnowski, Birdchick, Lee Harris, Caroline Symcox, Molly Glover, Nick Glover, Melissa Sue Kaercher, Tim Wick (mod), Jerry Belich

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

11:00am CDT

Ravenscroft Musicke Guild
We're just like Voltron, except we have violins, viola, cello, harp, dulcimer and recorders instead of robot lions. And we play your favorite TV and movie themes, instead of defeating the Galra Empire. --- Okay; we're nothing like Voltron. Participants: Stephanie Claussen, Katherine Kilde, Chris Mortika, Kathleen O'Laughlin, Kerry Teckla Peterson, Eve Zabronsky

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

11:00am CDT

Super Natural Pie Eating Contest
Join the Supernatural themed party room, The Bunker, in a pie eating contest. Participants: Chris Pederson

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium A

11:00am CDT

Signing - Danith McPherson
Participants: Danith McPherson

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade W

11:00am CDT

LAN: Open Gaming
Open gaming in LAN (Lake Nokomis). Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

11:00am CDT

Mystic Vale
In Mystic Vale, 2 to 6 players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn. Participants: Jenna Touchette (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Ba

11:00am CDT

The Morning Reboot
Had too much fun the previous night? Still in your pajamas? Grab a cup of coffee at the downstairs cafe, and mosey on up to Wordslinger's Way to reboot with this sampler of stories and poems from curated CON talent! Participants: phillip andrew bennett low, Kyle B. Dekker, Teighlor McGee, Erin Smith, Leigh Hellman, Kassha, Taylor Cisco

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

11:00am CDT

Signing - Peter David
Participants: Peter David

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade Z

11:00am CDT

Parties
Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 0418

11:00am CDT

Ehdrigohr
Guest of Honor Allen Turner runs his Ehdrigohr RPG in CONvergence Gaming. Participants: Allen Turner (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1d

11:00am CDT

SFS: Ashes of Discovery
When a major Pact Worlds organization approaches the Starfinder Society about investigating an abandoned outpost in Near Space, the PCs get assigned to the case. (L 1-4; create a Starfinder Society character or play an iconic pregen) Participants: Starfinder Society (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka b

11:00am CDT

SFS: Dreaming of the Future
The Starfinder Society pursues visions of a Liavaran dreamer, seeking information lost in a time before the Gap. Three broken fragments form the key to a forgotten repository of knowledge hidden within the Pact Worlds. (L1-4 SFS characters or iconics) Participants: Starfinder Society (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Minnetonka c

11:00am CDT

MTG: Magic 2020 Pre-Release
Come get your Magic 2020 fix with the fine folks from Dreamers Vault! Bring your playmat, your score sheets, and your event ticket to your first chance to play Magic 2020 at CONvergence. Only players with event tickets will be seated. ($30) Participants: Dreamer's Vault Games (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters A

11:00am CDT

The Magic School Party Room
Join us for an exploration of the natural world and revel in the nostalgia of our favorite School Bus. Free family-friendly experiments during the day, and scientific discussions over refreshments in the evening. Just don’t be afraid to take chances.

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 5123

11:00am CDT

GPS Charity Auction
Bidding closes at 7:00 PM.

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00am - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway A

12:00pm CDT

Beginnings - Great Opening Credit Sequences from Films
The art of the title sequence, the opening of a film; it can set the story, it can set the tone, it can set the context, or it can simply give you a feeling. Some directors use the space to evoke excitement, fear, or dread. When a movie just throws some words on the screen to tell you who made it, there is a missed opportunity. For years Rex has wanted to do a special event featuring great film openings and credit sequences. What better year than this year as we launch into a new era! null

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

12:00pm CDT

Gaylaxicon 2019 & CONsole Room 2020
2 great conventions, 1 great party! Join Gaylaxicon, an LGBTQ+ gaming/sci-fi con, and CONsole Room, THE Twin Cities' Doctor Who con, for some midday activities, discussion, games, and more! Detailed schedule can be found at the room.

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 5126

12:00pm CDT

Assassin's Guild Boffing Tournament
Welcome to the 13th annual Assassin's Guild Boffing Tournament! Compete against your fellow con-goer by hitting each other with foam padded weapons! Trophies will be awarded to the top combatants! Participants: William Verburg-Cunningham (mod), David Bianchi (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium B

12:00pm CDT

Anime Fusion
Revisit classic anime and discover new favorites with the convention that spans the ages. Whether you’re just getting into anime or haven't dusted off those old VHS tapes in years, there’s a place for you at Anime Fusion. Stop in and watch some anime!

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 3 3123

12:00pm CDT

Volunteers Den Massage Table
Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00pm - Sunday July 7, 2019 12:00am CDT

12:00pm CDT

Sensory Break Room
Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00pm - Sunday July 7, 2019 1:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Cedar Lake

12:20pm CDT

Bananya
A mysterious cat-fruit hybrid, the Bananya, dreams of becoming a chocolate-covered bananya. Without a care in the world, its existence is carefree and gentle. null

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:20pm - 1:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

12:30pm CDT

Cosplay For All: Jedi Robe
Learn how to make a Jedi robe out of a thrifted sheet or tablecloth. No sewing needed! All ages. Participants: Renee Petersen, Bridget Landry

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

12:30pm CDT

Alternative Education
From Adam Ruins Everything to Drunk History to Mythbusters; how are our kids learning about the world outside of the classroom? Participants: Brynn - Berryhill, Renate Marie Fiora (mod), Anj Olsen, Jennifer L Klumpp, Daniel Berliner

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3
  Panel

12:30pm CDT

Finding Good Cover Art
Authors need to get cover art and fans often want a print. What makes good cover art? How does one acquire it once you find it? Participants: Snow Cosplays, Kelly McCullough, Becca Justiniano (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

12:30pm CDT

Geeks in Therapy
Curious about therapy for mental health? Wondering if it might be for you? Come ask your questions and get insights from a group of geek therapists. Participants: Lee Blauersouth, Karina Basso, Pacheechia Moua, Ashley Myhre, Shivani Seth

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG
  Panel

12:30pm CDT

N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth Trilogy
N.K. Jemisin made history as the first African-American woman to win a Hugo for best novel. Panelists will discuss the merits of the series, what makes them so relevant today, and the controversy. Participants: Cetius d'Raven (mod), Marguerite Krause, Lee Cygan, Josiah J Mannion

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

12:30pm CDT

Or Is It Dr. Whom?
How we write and talk is carefully structured, but grammar is also really annoying. Why is it like that? Do people even talk that way? Which rules are important? Why does grammar matter? Participants: Madeleine Vasaly, Ty Blauersouth (mod), Echo Martin, Eli Effinger-Weintraub, Brittany Nickel

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

12:30pm CDT

Representation vs. Tokenism
There's a line between characters that actually create diversity and ones that are there to tick a box. We'll discuss how to spot the difference and why it matters. Participants: Rakhi Rajpal (mod), Michelle C, Elliott Kios Dean, Lathan Murrell

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

12:30pm CDT

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2
Season Two has brought more new revelations to the Star Trek universe. Come discuss the new canon. Participants: Aaron Coker (mod), Caroline Symcox, Peter Gawtry, Gabriela Felice Santiago, Ella Rose Pearson

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

12:30pm CDT

Geeks Without God Live
The Geeks Without God podcast returns once again to the convention where we started it all! Participants: Jeremy Stomberg, Laser Malena-Webber, Nick Glover, Tim Wick, Molly Glover

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

12:30pm CDT

Karl Brown
Karl has been writing comedy and novelty songs with scatological humor over the past 12 years, performing at MarsCon & FuMPFeST, & at HarmCon in 2017. He's been played on Dr. Demento & was in the San Francisco band Automatic Pilot in the 1980s. Participants: Karl Brown

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

12:30pm CDT

Signing - Anthony Eichenlaub
Participants: Anthony W. Eichenlaub

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade Y

12:30pm CDT

Signing - Nancy Atkinson
Participants: Nancy E Atkinson

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade W

12:30pm CDT

Bad Decisions - Open Play
When you have a Fool in a Crisis, you get a Bad Decision! A party game where you fill in the blanks to make stories about just how stupid people can be, inspired by real life news stories and customer complaints with the serial numbers filed off. Participants: Susan Price (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer f

12:30pm CDT

Ticket to Ride
It's the classic game of building railroad routes. Multi-award-winning masterpiece Ticket to Ride. Select routes. Collect the right colored cars and beat out the competition to emerge King Of The Rails. Participants: Bob Wagner (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1a

12:30pm CDT

Castle Panic
Castle Panic is tower defense strategy board game in which players work cooperatively to protect a castle from monsters. Participants: Eric R. Peterson (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1b

12:30pm CDT

LAN: League of Legends Tournament
League of Legends Tournament - please sign up in LAN Gaming (Lake Nokomis). Participants: LAN Gaming (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Nokomis

12:30pm CDT

FATE: Mind of Hard Light, Soul of Steel
One woman’s research that could unlock the potential of transhumanity… or unleash a wave of werewolf super-soldiers on the universe. Standing between her work and the Empire’s designs on the galaxy… is you. Participants: Katie Berger (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bc

1:00pm CDT

Disney: Photo Meet-Up CVG 2019
This is a photo meet-up for all Disney cosplayers! All ages, caliber, mash-ups, and genders of costumes are welcome at this meet-up. Please note that attending this particular event, your photo will be taken by an official CVG photographer. Participants: Soledad Kern

Saturday July 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Patio

1:00pm CDT

Rivendell / Tea with Bella
Come compete in the Hobbit/LOTR Trivia contest. Prizes awarded. Find out about other Tolkien related events & organizations.

Saturday July 6, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 5117

1:00pm CDT

Galaxy Railways: Letter from an Abandoned Planet
The Galaxy Express 999 crashes on off-limits planet Herise. The Space Defense Force Sirius Platoon goes to assist. null

Saturday July 6, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

1:00pm CDT

Classic Video Game Tournament (Space Lounge)
Elimination-style competition on a 2-player glass table-top arcade machine featuring games ranging from the classic to the bizzare. (Space Limited)

Saturday July 6, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes C

1:00pm CDT

Mos Icee Cantina
Want to fly like Poe? Smuggle like Han? Or play cards like Lando? We will be doing various Star Wars related gaming in our room, including X-Wing and Outer Rim.

Saturday July 6, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 5115

1:30pm CDT

Cinema Rex Movie #14
(this showing is captioned)

Saturday July 6, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

1:30pm CDT

Vice City
Vice City is a celebration of old-style video games, and how they stick with us! This is a relaxed, social, and non-elitist atmosphere for game-players of all skill levels. Come play anything from Muscle March to Puzzle Fighter and head down memory lane.

Saturday July 6, 2019 1:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 4119

2:00pm CDT

Slimes and Oozes
We’ll be making a variety of gooey substances to play with. Dress for a mess. All ages. Participants: Amanda Kelly, Renee Petersen, David Otto Walbridge

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

2:00pm CDT

Captain Marvel Fan Panel
Captain Marvel is the first female-centered Marvel film. How does the film fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? How does it compare to the comics? Who among our Marvel heroes might be a Skrull? Join us as we discuss the film and the titular character. Participants: Diane Blumenfeld, Aaron Coker, Jo Thrace, TK, Ella Rose Pearson (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes B

2:00pm CDT

Favorite Indie Comics
What are some great comics not from the big houses? Participants: Lauren Addy, Meredith Gillies, Sean Casey, Garrick A Dietze (mod), Kelly Jo Fredrickson

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2

2:00pm CDT

Managing Your Creative Career
How do you decide important career and life decisions, especially if you’re in a non-traditional career? How do you grow? Market? Transition? Work & retire? Where do you go for advice? Creative professionals discuss mistakes they (might have) made. Participants: Laura Anne Gilman, Peter David, Shauna Aura Knight, Eleanor Arnason

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway J

2:00pm CDT

My Hero Academia Fan Panel
Come discuss your favorite parts of this series about a superpowerless boy attending a school for those with them. Participants: Troy Guhr, Dirk Thomas Ykema, Lee Blauersouth, Scott Kevin Jamison, Elliot Besmann (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3

2:00pm CDT

SEAPunk: Southeast Asia in SFF
AKA From Sticky Rice To Secret Wars: What are some of the exciting monsters, settings, characters and cultural elements that can make your Southeast Asian fantasy, Sci-Fi & horror capture the imagination? Our panel shows you how! Participants: Bryan Thao Worra

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway FG

2:00pm CDT

Sharing Your Fandom On The Internet
There are many ways to share your fandom and engage with fandom communities on the Internet: list servs, forums, social media, blogging, streaming, and more. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various options. A Twin Cities Geek Panel. Participants: Michael Lee, Trisha Lynn, Mariah Dawn Kaercher, Rachel Traynham

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway HI

2:00pm CDT

Star Wars Rebels Retrospective
Last year, the animated series Star Wars Rebels came to a conclusion. What did we like about the series? How did it contribute to Star Wars canon? What possibilities does it leave open for the future? Participants: Adam Momsen (mod), Gretchen Lucken, Pari Elizabeth Bailey, Kes

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway B

2:00pm CDT

Vilification Tennis: Behind the Net
Vilification Tennis talks about itself because nothing is more important than us. Participants: Laurie Richardson Sweep, Tim Wick (mod), Duck Washington, Lee Harris, Jessabelle Olmstead, Eric Knight, Nathan Gerber, Stephanie Hammon

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE

2:00pm CDT

Work vs. Life: Finding Artistic Balance
"Do what you love, and...", if that's an artistic pursuit, you may never have a day to yourself for the rest of your life. How do you find balance? Is it possible to find balance? Ideas for maintaining a work/life balance in creative fields. Participants: Cynthia Porter

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Northstar B
  Panel

2:00pm CDT

Paper Knife
Sci-fi storytelling with electronic accompaniment. Join award-winning writer and poet Cole Sarar and Artists-on-the-Verge alumnus Caly McMorrow as they take us on a series of journeys through space with unlikely heroines. Participants: Cole Sarar, Caly McCorrow

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Yoga

2:00pm CDT

Scott Keever
Scott performs original tunes for solo guitar, ranging from Celtic to Balkan to Blues, with a few surprises in between. He recently released a new album “Solo Guitar: Vol. 1”. Find out more at "Scott Keever - Composer/Musician" on Facebook. Participants: Scott Keever

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Room

2:00pm CDT

Signing - Doubleclicks
Participants: Laser Malena-Webber, Aubrey Turner

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade X

2:00pm CDT

Signing - Guy Consolmagno
Participants: Guy Consolmagno

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade W

2:00pm CDT

Signing - Taylor Cisco
Participants: Taylor Cisco

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Promenade Y

2:00pm CDT

Magic: Commander
Bring a legal commander deck (commander + 100-card deck built around their mana colors, where no card other than basic lands appears more than once) and come play! (Event on Boundary Waters B tables B and C) Participants: Ross Prosser (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Bb

2:00pm CDT

Galactic Infamy
Galactic Infamy is a competitive, science fiction themed board game in which players take on the roles of bounty hunters in search of the galaxy's most notorious crime lord. Capture bounties, then turn them in to collect credits and infamy. Participants: James Gatzmer (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters Foyer j

2:00pm CDT

Games at The Lillith
The Lillith has pulled into port and dropped some of its booty on the pier so that they may disembark to party hearty with these strange creatures. Stop by to play pirate-themed games, listen to music, and be merry with a few pirates!

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 4116

2:00pm CDT

Rocky Horror Party - Surprise movie w/open auditions
Come catch a movie with your local Twin Cities Rocky Horror shadow cast... and maybe join them?! Movie from 2-4, then open auditions for cast anytime between 4-6. Questions? Stop by our room anytime we're open for more info.

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt 4 4122

2:00pm CDT

Sword of Air
In the city of Bard's Gate and is on a test run for a mage, party is just about to enter a tomb to acquire an object that he requested of them. Gamers of all ages and abilities are welcome (Pre-gen characters use 25-pt buy from D&D 3.5 DMG; core races). Participants: Burl Zorn (mod)

Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00pm - Sunday July 7, 2019 2:00am CDT
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1e

3:00pm CDT

Wizarding World: Photo Meet-Up CVG 2019
This is a photo meet-up for all Wizarding World cosplayers! All ages, caliber, mash-ups, and genders of costumes are welcome at this meet-up. Please note that attending this particular event, your photo will be taken by an official CVG photographer. Participants: Soledad Kern

Saturday July 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 2 Regency Patio

3:00pm CDT

Tomorrow's Joe
After the delinquent Joe defeats a gang in a fight, a washed-up boxing coach offers to train him. Joe isn't initially interested, but changes his mind when the trainer saves his life. null

Saturday July 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Lake Harriet

3:00pm CDT

And Hope They Don't have Blasters
An interactive discussion of how fight choreography and weapon choices can help tell the story in sci-fi and fantasy films Participants: Lee Andrew Fillingsness, Nick Klaus, Amanda Germaine Day, Babatunde Oyewo

Saturday July 6, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt 6 Gymnasium B

3:30pm CDT

Best of the James Bond Opening Credits
This year Convergence is all about new beginnings. And what better way to celebrate these beginnings than by playing some of the best James Bond opening credit sequences just before the amazing reboot of this franchise. If you stick around too long you just might end up watching Casino Royale! null

Saturday July 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hyatt 5 Lake Superior

3:30pm CDT

Sock Puppets
Puppets can be friendly and fun, or they can give the voices in your head a physical outlet! Come play with socks on your hands! All ages. Participants: Angie Anderson

Saturday July 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt 4 Boundary Waters C

3:30pm CDT