The Sevateem Joins Us in 2019

We’re excited to announce that THE SEVATEEM will be joining us as Featured Guests at CONsole Room 2019!

The Sevateem are an indie electronic group made up of otherwise-boring married couple Christian Erickson and Janey Winterbauer. Christian grew up a hardcore Doctor Who nerd and was a member of M.U.M. – a Twin Cities fan group that made Doctor Who spoof videos for cable access in the 80s. Janey, on the other hand, grew up in the theater doing much cooler things at CTC and other venues. The two met playing in electronic pop band Astronaut Wife at the turn of the millennium. Since the breakup of that band in the mid-2000s, Janey has become a ubiquitous voice in local music, lending her pipes to bands like The New Standards and The Twilight Hours. She was also a vocalist/cast member on MPR’s radio variety show “Wits” and is currently busy as backup singer for Twin Cities’ punk/pop legends The Suburbs.

The two – with the help many talented local musicians – recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of Christian’s by releasing “The Caves” – a concept album based entirely on the classic Who episode “The Caves of Androzani” which has drawn rave reviews from fans and media.

The Sevateem will be talking about their music and process at our convention, and we are THRILLED to be bringing them to CONsole Room this year!

Learn more about our 2019 CONsole Room guests at our GUESTS page.

Costuming, Meet SlytherPuff

Costumers and Harry Potter fans alike, have we got an event or two for you!

CONsole Room 2018 will have TWO costuming competition opportunities – a Hall Costume Contest on Friday and a Costume Showcase on Saturday. Further details on how to compete in both are on our COSTUMING COMPETITIONS page.

Our judges for this year’s Costume Showcase are non other than the VICTORIAN LADY DOCTOR COSTUMING GROUP! The Victorian Lady Doctors are a group of persons who like to sew Doctor Who themed costumes and cosplays, local to the Twin Cities. They’ve also hosted the popular Sunday Tea at CONvergence.

We are also thrilled to announce that SLYTHERPUFF will be performing for our Costume Showcase halftime show! SlytherPuff is a local comedy Wizard Rock Duo who perform original and cover songs about their favorite fandoms, including Harry Potter, Marvel, Mad Max, and more! Maren brings the Slyther, and Morgan brings the Puff!

You can learn more about our Featured Guests on our GUESTS page.

Welcome Katy Rex!

We’re bringing you not just one Doctor Who comic creator but TWO this year at CONsole Room! We are proud to welcome KATY REX, a comic writer who recently added parts of Titan Comics’ “The Lost Dimensions” series to her repertoire, to our convention as a Featured Guest.

Katy is the writer behind the creator-owned Jade Street Protection Services and is known for her work editing 2017 Eisner nominee Kim & Kim from Black Mask Studios. She is currently writing Charmed: The Manga, Sweet Valley High, Doctor Who, and the 2000AD all-female summer special event. She loves her dog, butt jokes, and dinosaurs. Her short story “Thank God” recently appeared in the critically acclaimed independently published anthology This Nightmare Kills Fascists.

Learn more about our convention’s guests at our Guests page.