We’re happy to announce that we’ve been able to extend our hotel room block through December 26, or until the room block is full. Staying at the hotel not only supports our use of the convention space, but it also gives you access to our special convention room rate AND ensures you can spend more time with your fellow Whovians and don’t have to miss out on any of the fun!
We are excited to announce that, for the fourth year in a row, we will be hosting a series of Doctor Who-themed painting events as part of our Painting with Plasmavores series!
Over the last three years we have created no less than SEVEN brand new, original paintings for attendees to create in a special step-by-step painting class at our convention. This year, we’re bringing back one of our paintings to give you the chance to revisit one of your favorites – or try it out for the first time, if you missed its first appearance – and we want YOU to help us choose which one!
We regret to inform all of you that JOHN LEESON will no longer be able to travel to our convention in January due to health reasons. These are never easy decisions to make for anyone and he is just as disappointed as all of us and you that he can’t be here in person, but it is far more important that John take care of himself than travel out to see us in Minnesota and we wish him all the best.
That said, John has graciously agreed to participate in a video call during our convention in January! We are currently working with John, his representatives, and our convention hotel to figure out how to make that work from a technology standpoint and we will keep all of you updated.
Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that RICHARD ASHTON, who played Friday the Ice Warrior in Peter Capaldi’s last season as the Doctor, will be joining us at CONsole Room 2020! Richard has been a regular face on UK and US TV since the 1990s, with appearances that include FIFTH ELEMENT as Mondoshowan, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD as Little John, VIKINGS as Thorvard, OUTLANDER as Marley, and all three A CHRISTMAS PRINCE movies as Mr. Little. He will also be appearing in the upcoming film DRAGONHEART VENGEANCE, which will be released in January 2020. This is Richard’s first time to CONsole Room AND to Minnesota – we are excited to welcome him to our convention and he is excited to meet all of you!
We’re not done with updates yet and are continuing to work to bring you the exciting experience you’ve come to expect from us, including working to bring in more guests involved in the Doctor Who universe and this lovely fandom. In the meantime, make sure to take a look at our website to see what else is happening at CONsole Room in January, and be sure to stay tuned for more updates!