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.

New Featured Guest: Jennifer Adams Kelley

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Adams Kelley will be attending CONsole Room 2017 as a Featured Guest!

JENNIFER ADAMS KELLEY discovered Doctor Who her senior year in high school (1981), and the show has molded her adult life. She ties life milestones in with what was going on vis a vis Doctor Who and the show’s fannish events she participated in. She plans trips around Doctor Who exhibitions and events. Her skills and hobbies—writing, filmmaking, website designing, and costuming—come in use when creating fan films, Doctor Who-related websites, and cosplay.

A 1985 graduate of Northwestern University (B.S. Speech, double-major in radio/tv/film and Creative Writing for the Media), Jennifer worked in customer service and marketing prior to tackling the full-time job of raising a child. Since said child now attends college, Jennifer divides her time between book promotion, Gallifrey Base (which she partly owns), and personal projects. She has essays in Chicks Dig Time Lords, Companion Piece, Outside In, Outside In 2, Outside In Boldly Goes, and the forthcoming Outside In Makes It So.  Jennifer also served as Masquerade Director/Special Events Manager for HME Visions (1990-1998) and Programming Director of Chicago TARDIS (2000-2017), and currently runs the Gallifrey One Masquerade of Mandragora. She was also named Fan of the Year by the Friends of Doctor Who in 1996.

Read more about our guests at our Guests page.