Your Guide to Badge Pickup & Registration

Tomorrow is the day! Panelists are preparing for in depth discussions, cosplays are being finalized, and our console is whirring away. But before you get to enjoy all the fun you’ll need to visit registration.

Registration is located on the second floor of our convention hotel. Just walk up the flight of stairs to the left of the front doors. At the top, take a left. Registration is just a few steps ahead to your right!

Consider Registration your launch pad to fun. At Registration, you’ll find everything you need to have a fun, successful Whovian weekend, starting with friendly volunteers ready to assist you with any questions you have. (Psst! This is also where you’ll be able to register if you didn’t pre-register.)
At Registration, you’ll be able to pick up:
• YOUR BADGE – This indicates the length of your convention membership (weekend, Friday only, etc.) and gets you into all of the convention rooms at the hotel. It also indicates if you are a minor or not.
• YOUR SCHEDULE – We have a multitude of options for portable schedules, including a souvenir program book, a pocket schedule, and more. Grab your schedule of choice!


You have your badge, you’ve downloaded a schedule, you’re ready to join in on the fun – but don’t forget about the Registration table throughout the weekend! Registration is also your starting point for our CONsole Room 2017 treasure hunt, it’s a central location for information updates, and so much more.

So grab your badge and tuck that schedule in your back pocket for safe keeping – it’s going to be a wild weekend!

New Featured Guest: Jennifer Adams Kelley

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Adams Kelley will be attending CONsole Room 2017 as a Featured Guest!

JENNIFER ADAMS KELLEY discovered Doctor Who her senior year in high school (1981), and the show has molded her adult life. She ties life milestones in with what was going on vis a vis Doctor Who and the show’s fannish events she participated in. She plans trips around Doctor Who exhibitions and events. Her skills and hobbies—writing, filmmaking, website designing, and costuming—come in use when creating fan films, Doctor Who-related websites, and cosplay.

A 1985 graduate of Northwestern University (B.S. Speech, double-major in radio/tv/film and Creative Writing for the Media), Jennifer worked in customer service and marketing prior to tackling the full-time job of raising a child. Since said child now attends college, Jennifer divides her time between book promotion, Gallifrey Base (which she partly owns), and personal projects. She has essays in Chicks Dig Time Lords, Companion Piece, Outside In, Outside In 2, Outside In Boldly Goes, and the forthcoming Outside In Makes It So.  Jennifer also served as Masquerade Director/Special Events Manager for HME Visions (1990-1998) and Programming Director of Chicago TARDIS (2000-2017), and currently runs the Gallifrey One Masquerade of Mandragora. She was also named Fan of the Year by the Friends of Doctor Who in 1996.

Read more about our guests at our Guests page.

Film Festival Deadline Extended!

Procrastinators, this one’s for you: our Film Festival entry deadline has been extended! If you were thinking of entering and didn’t quite have the chance, you now have through April 30 at 11:59 PM CDT to enter. There will not be any further extensions beyond April 30.

Remember that the film festival is open to filmmakers of ALL ages – children, too!

Read the rules and regulations at our Film Festival page or enter through our Film Festival Submission form. We look forward to seeing your fan film!