100 days! Today marks 100 days until the start of CONsole Room 2023. That’s just a little over three months, and we have announcements, fun activities, and calls to action to fill the time in between.
Speaking of announcements, we are thrilled to share that Sophie Aldred, who plays 7th Doctor companion Ace, will be joining us in person in January! Sophie attended our very first CONsole Room event in 2014 and we are thrilled to welcome her back to Minnesota for our 10-year celebration.
Take a look below at more announcements – including additional guests, our upcoming #WhoItYourself events, and our updated 2023 COVID-19 policies – then stay tuned for more to come.
LIMITED VIP MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE
Did you know we have a limited number of VIP memberships for CONsole Room? VIPs include in-person and Cyberman access to content, exclusive VIP perks, an exclusive VIP mixer with convention Guests the Thursday before the convention, and more!
Learn more about our VIP memberships, as well as our other membership offerings, on our REGISTRATION page. Registration for all in person and virtual options will continue through the end of the year or until sold out.
As we get closer to CONsole Room 2023, it’s important to us that we continue to prioritize the health and safety of this amazing community.
Please make sure you have reviewed our updated 2023 COVID-19 policy so that you know what to expect when our convention arrives.
Thank you for continuing to support our convention and this community! We look forward to seeing you all in January, whether in person or virtually.
PLEASE WELCOME SOPHIE ALDRED TO CONSOLE ROOM 2023!
We’re excited to announce our first IN PERSON Guest of Honour, Sophie Aldred!
In Doctor Who, Sophie played the role of Ace, companion to the 7th Doctor. After the original series was canceled, Ace lived on through books, comics, and Big Finish audios. Sophie is thrilled at being called back to play Ace in “The Power of the Doctor,” the 13th Doctor’s final story, which will be airing October 23 of this year.
PLEASE WELCOME NEW FEATURED GUESTS TO CONSOLE ROOM 2023!
We’re excited to announce our latest Featured Guests:
- T. Aaron Cisco, award-winning author
- Steven Ricks (Virtual Guest), professional tailor/costumer
- TC Trek Trivia, geeky pub trivia host
- MJ Wilke, nerdy travel writer/editor
You can learn more about our current guest list on our GUESTS page.
OCTOBER 15: TARDIS TOUR
We’re excited to embark on the 4th regeneration of our TARDIS Tour! This year we’ve partnered with The Artery Studio & Glass Arts to bring the TARDIS to us.
OCTOBER 29: PANEL SIGN-UPS ARE OPEN
Our sign-up form for 2023 panels is open! Whether you’re attending virtually or in person, we want to hear from you!
Interest forms are due OCTOBER 29. View our current panel idea list, or learn how to submit new ideas, by visiting our PANELS page.
OCTOBER 29: #WHOITYOURSELF LIVE
Join us to discuss “The Power of the Doctor,” the extended Doctor Who special celebrating 100 years of the BBC and serving as the final story in the Jodie Whittaker/Chris Chibnall era.
Learn more on our #WHOITYOURSELF page, then join us live!
HOTEL ROOM BLOCK IS OPEN
CONsole Room returns to the HILTON MSP AIRPORT/MALL OF AMERICA HOTEL and our room block is open! Staying at the hotel is a great way to help the convention, but also gives you a home base for the weekend, a place to watch virtual panels, and easy access to local amenities.
ART SHOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Do you like art? Do you MAKE art or crafts related to science fiction or Doctor Who? Would you like to show these pieces off and/or possibly sell them to fellow Whovians
Enter the Art Show – submissions are now open! Learn more on our ART SHOW page.
Are you ready to celebrate 10 Years in the TARDIS with us? Our celebration begins now! We’ll be spending the next several months leading up to our 10th annual convention celebrating the conventions, characters, and community that have come before – and everything still to come at CONsole Room 2023 and beyond!
Stay tuned on social media, via email, and here on our website to make sure you don’t miss a thing, then get ready to join us in January either in-person or online.