Please Welcome Our Latest CONsole Room 2022 Guests!

We are excited to welcome our latest Guest of Honour and several Featured Guests to our CONsole Room 2022! More information about our guests can be found on the GUESTS PAGE on our website - and stay tuned for additional Guest of Honour updates in the coming days!



We are thrilled to welcome Guest of Honour JOHN PEEL to CONsole Room 2022!

John has written several Doctor Who novels, including the first original Doctor Who novel, and will be joining us in person in Bloomington, MN.



British Television & Paranormal Researcher and Investigator


Therapist, Yogi, Writer, and Podcaster


Comedian, Speaker, Radio and Television Host, Actress, and Social Instigator


Twin Cities-Based Nerdy/Geeky Musical Duo


Recurring Star Trek/Doctor Who Pub Trivia Hosts in the Twin Cities

Guest Update: John Leeson, Video Conferencing, and Richard Ashton

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!

Guest of Honour Spotlight: Robert Smith?

Writer, editor, zombie expert (yes, really), Robert Smith? has it all!

He is the author of Bookwyrm (ATB Publishing), Who is the Doctor, Who’s 50, and The Doctors Are In (ECW Press) guides to the wonderful world of Doctor Who. He’s also the editor extraordinaire of the Outside In series of pop-culture reviews with a twist (ATB Publishing), covering Doctor Who, Star Trek, Buffy, Angel and Firefly. In his day job, he’s a professor of mathematics and a world leading expert on zombies.

We are so thrilled to welcome Robert to CONsole Room 2020!

Want to learn more about our 2020 guests so far? Visit our GUESTS PAGE.