In light of the recent protests in Minnesota and around the world, we want to make it very clear that we stand in support of Black Lives Matter and discrimination of any kind is not welcome at our convention or in our community.
At CONsole Room, it is our goal at all times to help build an inclusive, safe, welcoming community. While it is our shared love of Doctor Who that brings us all together, this community, our convention committee, our attendees, and our guests represent a multitude of diverse backgrounds and experiences. We remain committed, both in-person and online, to respecting and celebrating our differences, just as the Doctor before us has done.
We love that you have trusted us to not only create an immersive weekend experience every year where we can come together in celebration of this wonderful TV show but also to build a safe virtual space where this growing community can continue to engage and connect with each other while we’re apart. It’s important to us that we continue this support as an organization and as individuals so that we can all grow stronger together.
Jason Tucker and Amber Raden
CONsole Room Co-Chairs
Do you have programming ideas? We want to hear them! Join members of the CONsole Room Programming team in a virtual brainstorming session to talk about and share ideas for CONsole Room 2021.
We will be using Google Meet for this online gathering. For those who haven’t used Google Meet before, it is pretty simple!
Computer or Laptop:
Open a browser window
Go to meet.google.com (no google account necessary)
Smart Phone or Tablet:
Download the Google Meet app
Set up using your gmail or other google account
The meeting code is: meet.google.com/uaw-kard-hed
What. A. Year.
It feels like ages ago when we all gathered for CONsole Room 2020. We know that things are challenging for many right now, the global situation is changing rapidly, and that there is a lot of uncertainty. We also know that we have an amazing geeky community here in Minnesota and it’s in these difficult times in particular that this community joins together and lifts each other up.
As such, we have a couple of announcements to make:
First, we are still moving ahead with planning for CONsole Room 2021 at this time. Our 8th annual convention is scheduled for January 15-17 and is much too far away for us to make any decisions regarding cancellation or postponement at this time. However, the health and wellbeing of our attendees and fellow fans is of the utmost important to us. Please know that we are continuing to monitor the global COVID-19 situation and will follow global and local guidance put in place by the WHO, CDC, Minnesota Department of Health, and Minnesota Governor Walz.
Second, to help bring our community together while we’re all apart, we will be hosting a series of virtual panel events and activities over the coming weeks. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and join our #WhoItYourself Community group if you haven’t already to make sure you don’t miss any of the events. We will post a schedule as soon as possible, but, in the meantime, we invite you to join the discussions happening in the #WhoItYourself group and share your own activities.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay compassionate. We will get through this together.