TOP TEN Ways to Prep for CONsole Room 2020

2020 is in full swing and CONsole Room is nearly upon us!

We have a LOT planned for you for the weekend, so while you're dusting off your most Doctor-ish running boots and knitting those last few stitches on a striped scarf worthy of a Time Lord, here's our TOP TEN ways to help you get the most out of our convention.

REGISTRATION FIRST

Your ticket to all of the fun for this weekend starts at REGISTRATION. Visit registration on the 2ND FLOOR of the convention hotel, just to the left of the stairs, to pick up your badge, souvenir program, and shirt (if you've purchased one). Regular registration opens at 9AM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

HAVEN'T REGISTERED? We do have weekend and single day registrations available at the door! Bring your friends and family and join us for a day or the whole weekend. We can't wait to see you!

DON'T GET CAUGHT IN THE COLD

We have SO much planned for this weekend you'll never want to leave - and you don't have to! Our official room block has closed but if rooms are still available at our convention hotel you still have access to our special convention rate.

PLEASE CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY if you wish to book a room for this weekend and let them know you would like to be added to the CONsole Room room block.

A PICTURE PERFECT MOMENT

We are thrilled that Guests of Honour RICHARD ASHTON, who played Friday the Ice Warrior, DR. ARNOLD T. BLUMBERG, ATB Publishing owner and editor, and ROBERT SMITH?, Doctor Who guide writer and editor, will be joining us for the weekend and they can't wait to meet all of you!

Take home a memento of your meeting with a photograph or autograph from our Guests of Honour. Photograph and autograph times can be found in our SCHEDULE.

Learn more about our wonderful Guests of Honour and Featured Guests on our GUESTS PAGE.

SO. MUCH. PROGRAMMING.

Planners, this one is for you: OUR SCHEDULE IS OUT and available on our website! Take a sneak peek at some of the interviews, activities, and discussions we have planned for the weekend and get ready to have some fun.

YOUR EVENING, WHO STYLE

Night owls, we've got you covered. From participating in our COSTUME SHOWCASE to winning at trivia, dancing the night away to singing your double hearts out, we have evening panels and activities to keep you engaged long after the stars come out.

Take a peak at our SCHEDULE to see what we have in store!

#WHOITYOURSELF FUN

Our #WhoItYourself campaign was designed to spotlight the originality and creativity of the fans, and we're proud to continue that focus this year. Painting with Plasmavores, our popular #WhoItYourself paint event which leads you through the creation your very own Who-inspired painting, is returning for the fourth year in a row - no experience required!

PLEASE NOTE: This event requires a separate materials fee and is not included with your regular registration. Learn more about the event and see this year's paintings on our WEBSITE, then guarantee your spot in one of our events by REGISTERING TODAY!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

Are you an artist but didn't want a full Artist Alley table (or applied for one too late)? You can still enter in our Art Show! Walk-in art will be accepted on a first-come, available space basis until the art show closes on FRIDAY, JANUARY 17. Learn more about our Art Show ON OUR WEBSITE.

THE HEARTBEATS OF OUR CONVENTION: VOLUNTEERS

This convention exists because of our volunteers. From our convention committee members to the enthusiastic fans leading panels and interviews to the smiling crew cooking and stocking food all weekend in ConSuite, everything runs as it does because wonderful, passionate people donate their time.

You can become a volunteer, too! We're always looking for helpful Whovians willing to dedicate even just an hour or two of their weekend to helping this convention run smoothly - and you get some neat perks for volunteering, too! Make sure to visit ConOps across from Registration to sign up for a volunteering shift early and often. You'll be glad you did!

THE BEST HOSPITALITY THIS SIDE OF THE GALAXY

We know there's a lot to do this weekend but don't forget to take care of you, too! Your CONsole Room membership gives you access to our ConSuite in Room 1100 for snacks and beverages throughout the weekend. Make sure to eat and stay hydrated!

STAY UP-TO-DATE ALL WEEKEND LONG

Just because we're all on the move throughout the weekend doesn't mean we can't keep in touch! Follow us on FACEBOOKTWITTER, and INSTAGRAM for updates and spotlights throughout the weekend.

Sharing updates yourself? Feel free to use our official hashtag #CONsoleRoom2020.

Vote For Your #WIY Masterpiece

We are excited to announce that, for the fourth year in a row, we will be hosting a series of Doctor Who-themed painting events as part of our Painting with Plasmavores series!

Over the last three years we have created no less than SEVEN brand new, original paintings for attendees to create in a special step-by-step painting class at our convention. This year, we’re bringing back one of our paintings to give you the chance to revisit one of your favorites – or try it out for the first time, if you missed its first appearance – and we want YOU to help us choose which one!

Your options are as follows:

TARDIS in the Park
Gallifrey Rises
Time and Relative Dimension in Space
The Doctor’s Best Friend
Through Time and Space
EXTERMINATE!

Vote in the poll below today:

Which Painting Would You Like to Create at CONsole Room 2020?
Total Votes : 30

TOP TEN Ways to Prep for CONsole Room 2019

We have officially reached 2019 (Happy New Year, everyone!) which means there are only three more days until CONsole Room!

We have a LOT planned for you for the weekend, so while you're dusting off your most Doctor-ish running boots and knitting those last few stitches on a striped scarf worthy of a Time Lord, here's our TOP TEN ways to help you get the most out of our convention.

 

REGISTRATION FIRST

Your ticket to all of the fun for this weekend starts at REGISTRATION. Visit registration on the 2ND FLOOR of the convention hotel, just to the left of the stairs, to pick up your badge, souvenir program, and shirt (if you've purchased one). Regular registration opens at 9AM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

PLEASE NOTE: If you registered as a VIP, registration will open at 6PM on Thursday, January 3 so that you can pick up your badge and join us at the mixer with our Guests of Honour at 7PM.

HAVEN'T REGISTERED? We do take registrations at the door! Bring your friends and family and join us for a day or the whole weekend. We can't wait to see you!

DON'T GET CAUGHT IN THE COLD

We have SO much planned for this weekend you'll never want to leave - and you don't have to! Our official room block has closed but if rooms are still available at our convention hotel you still have access to our special convention rate.

PLEASE CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY if you wish to book a room for this weekend and let them know you would like to be added to the CONsole Room room block.

A PICTURE PERFECT MOMENT

Our Guests of Honour KATY MANNING, who played 3rd Doctor companion Jo Grant, and NEVE MCINTOSH, who played the Paternoster Gang's Madame Vastra, will be joining us for the weekend and can't wait to meet all of you!

Take home a memento of your meeting with a photograph or autograph from our Guests of Honour. If you'd like to purchase your autograph or photograph in advance, please visit our ONLINE STORE before the end of the day Thursday, January 3. Photographs and autographs can be also be purchased at the convention. Photograph and autograph times can be found in our SCHEDULE.

SO. MUCH. PROGRAMMING.

Planners, this one is for you: OUR SCHEDULE IS OUT and available on our website! Take a sneak peek at some of the interviews, activities, and discussions we have planned for the weekend and get ready to have some fun.

YOUR EVENING, WHO STYLE

Night owls, we've got you covered. From participating in our COSTUME SHOWCASE to watching our original production of "EDGE OF DESTRUCTION", dancing the night away Friday night to singing your double hearts out on Saturday night, we have evening panels and activities to keep you engaged long after the stars come out.

P.S. Did you know that your friends and family can join you at the Friday night dance even if they aren't attending CONsole Room? Dance-only admission will be sold at the door Friday night for just $5!

#WHOITYOURSELF FUN

Our #WhoItYourself program has quickly become a main focus for us as a convention because we wouldn't be here without all of the dedicated, creative fans like you. We have two different types of #WhoItYourself activities available at the convention: our Time Travel Terrariums, which guides you through creating your very own extraterrestrial landscape, and Painting with Plasmavores, which leads you through the creation your very own Whovian-inspired painting. No experience required!

PLEASE NOTE: Both events require an extra registration fee and are not included with your regular registration. Guarantee your spot in one of our events by REGISTERING TODAY!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

Are you an artist but didn't want a full Artist Alley table (or applied for one too late)? You can still enter in our Art Show (NEW this year!) through Art Show close on Friday, January 4. Space is available on a first come, first served basis while space is still available. Learn more about our Art Show ON OUR WEBSITE.

THE HEARTBEATS OF OUR CONVENTION: VOLUNTEERS

Our convention committee is made up of volunteers who dedicate their year to this convention, the people who cook and stock food all weekend in ConSuite are volunteers, the enthusiastic fans who lead the panel discussion and interviews are volunteers, the happy smile you receive when you pick up your badge at Registration is given to you by a volunteer. Literally everything about this convention exists because of volunteers.

And you can become a volunteer, too! We're always looking for helpful Whovians willing to dedicate even just an hour or two of their weekend to helping this convention tick throughout the weekend - and you get some neat perks for volunteering, too! Make sure to visit ConOps across from Registration to sign up for a volunteering shift early and often. You'll be glad you did!

THE BEST HOSPITALITY THIS SIDE OF THE GALAXY

We know there's a lot to do this weekend but don't forget to take care of you, too! Your CONsole Room membership gives you access to our ConSuite in Room 1100 for hot food, snacks, and beverages throughout the weekend. Make sure to eat and stay hydrated!

ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE

Still have questions? Concerns? Thoughts? Doctor Who theories you've been dying to share? EMAIL US directly or MESSAGE US on social media and we'll be sure to get back to you as soon as we can!