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.

2020 Featured Guest Spotlight: TC Trek Trivia

For the past three years, The TC Trek Trivia crew has produced Wibbly Wobbly Wednesdays, the ONLY pub trivia in the state dedicated exclusively to Doctor Who! Every fourth Wednesday of the month, Whovians from all over the Twin Cities converge on the Driftwood Char Bar for a night of food, fun, and a whole lot of WHO. Every edition is all ages, has no cover, and there are prizes for the first- and last- place team/player.

The next edition of Wibbly Wobbly Wednesdays is TOMORROW at 7PM at Driftwood Char Bar! You can learn more about it in their event on Facebook.

We are so excited to welcome TC Trek Trivia back to CONsole Room 2020!

To see a full list of our current guests for CONsole Room 2020, please visit our GUESTS PAGE.