Image Caption: “Everything ends, and it’s always sad. But everything begins again, too, and that’s always happy. Be happy.” – The 12th Doctor
From all of us at CONsole Room, we hope you are having the happiest of holidays this holiday season!
We have a little under one month remaining before the start of our 10th CONsole Room convention and have a few exciting announcements for you, including more guests, the launch of our commemorative shirt and new enamel pins, registration opening for #WhoItYourself events, and more. Take a look!
DECEMBER 26: VIP MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION CLOSES
Registration is OPEN for CONsole Room 2023, but registration for our VIP memberships will be closing soon on December 26!
VIP memberships give you access to all of the in-person and virtual fun all weekend and already includes our convention shirt for the year AND year 10 enamel pin. It also includes some special VIP-exclusive perks, such as access to our Thursday night mixer with our Guests of Honour and Featured Guests. If you were interested in a VIP membership, make sure you register no later than December 26!
Learn more about our VIP memberships, as well as our other membership offerings, on our REGISTRATION page. Pre-registration for all other in person and virtual options will continue through January 13 or until sold out.
JANUARY 1: COMMEMORATIVE SHIRT ORDERING DEADLINE (ROUND 1)
We’re thrilled to finally be ready to launch our commemorative shirt for ordering this year! For the best chance of arriving in time for the convention, the ordering window closes on January 1.
**Please note that if you are a VIP, you do not need to place an order separately through CustomInk. A shirt is included with your VIP registration.
JANUARY 5: DEADLINE FOR HOTEL ROOM BLOCK ACCESS
CONsole Room returns to the HILTON MSP AIRPORT/MALL OF AMERICA HOTEL and our room block is open through January 5 or until full! Staying at the hotel is a great way to help the convention, but also gives you a home base for the weekend, a place to watch virtual panels, and easy access to local amenities.
PLEASE WELCOME NEW GUESTS TO CONSOLE ROOM 2023!
We’re excited to announce our latest Featured Guests and Attending Professionals:
- Miss Shannan Paul, comedian + show host
- Anna Williams, astronomy
- Greg Bakun, British TV + paranormal
You can learn more about our current guest list on our GUESTS page.
GIVE TO THE MAX DAY: THANK YOU!
Did you know CONsole Room Events is a Minnesota-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization? We are truly an event created by the fans for the fans, and our funding comes solely from donations and registrations to the event. To everyone that supported us by giving during Give to the Max Day, and to everyone who supports us throughout the year, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
NEW ENAMEL PINS CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF CONSOLE ROOM
As part of this year’s convention, we have created enamel pins celebrating all ten years of CONsole Room so far! Moving forward, we hope to make a new convention pin every year.
#WHOITYOURSELF EVENTS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
We brought #WhoItYourself into CONsole Room back in 2016, and we’re thrilled to be continuing this spotlight on Whovian creativity! In 2023, we’ll have three #WhoItYourself special events – Build-Your-Own Hydroponics Workshop, Seed Art Activity, and Painting with Plasmavores – and early registration is open. Additional details for some events are still being finalized, we will continue to share more details as we have them.
ART SHOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Do you like art? Do you MAKE art or crafts related to science fiction or Doctor Who? Would you like to show these pieces off and/or possibly sell them to fellow Whovians
Enter the Art Show – submissions are now open! Learn more on our ART SHOW page.
Are you ready to celebrate 10 Years in the TARDIS with us? Our celebration begins now! We’ll be spending the next several months leading up to our 10th annual convention celebrating the conventions, characters, and community that have come before – and everything still to come at CONsole Room 2023 and beyond!
Stay tuned on social media, via email, and here on our website to make sure you don’t miss a thing, then get ready to join us in January either in-person or online.