One Week Away: Newest Guests + Schedule

Image Caption: “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but, actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff.” – 10th Doctor

We are just ONE SHORT WEEK away from CONsole Room 2024: Bigger on the Inside! We’re still wrapping up everything we need to create the best start to your year in convention form. However, we have a few more updates for you before we wrap up our final guides and reminders, including MORE guest updates, the preliminary schedule, and more!


We are so thrilled to be welcoming our latest Guests of Honour, Featured Guests, and Attending Professionals! Take a look below at a summary at the newest guests you can expect to see at con.

    • We had one companion, but how about two? Guest of Honour Sophie Aldred, who played 7th Doctor companion Ace, will be joining us remotely on the Sunday of our convention!
    • Featured Guest Jody Houser, New York Times bestselling and Eisner-nominated comic writer.
    • Featured Guest M2O, geek-inspired musical duo.
    • Featured Guest Victorian Lady Doctors, costuming group.
    • Attending Professionals Margret Blaylock, Matt Dooyema, Gabby Ok, Randall Reid, and Drew Schingen, local comedians who will be joining us Saturday only for the newest edition of Ga-LAUGH-ray.

Learn more about our guests on our Guests page.


Pre-registration for in-person attendance at CONsole Room 2024 ends TODAY, January 5, 2024. Registration for remote attendance and at-the-door registrations will still be available after today.

Learn more about our registration options on our Registration page.


The TARDIS has been expanded! Our room block has re-opened and will remain open through January 7 or when the room block is full, whichever comes first. Staying at the hotel is a great way to support the convention AND stay close to all the fun.

Learn more on our HOTEL PAGE or go to the HILTON HOTEL WEBSITE to book your room when they are available.


The Art Show is returning in 2024, and registration is now open! Register your art online by the end of the day TODAY, January 5. Walk-in space will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Learn more about our Art Show and submit your art now on our Art Show page.


We’re still tweaking and uploading panels and room hours to our online schedule, but the preliminary schedule is now available! Take a first look at what programming you can expect this year.

Learn more on our Schedule page.

We’ll be sharing all kinds of updates, announcements, and Whovian fun over the coming months while we ramp up to our 11th annual convention.

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!

Please Welcome Sylvester McCoy to CONsole Room 2024!

Please welcome Guest of Honour SYLVESTER MCCOY, who will be joining us IN PERSON at CONsole Room 2024!
Sylvester regenerated into the Doctor in 1987 with the story “Time and the Rani.” He portrayed the role until the original series ended in 1989, last seen walking into the distance with his companion Ace, played by former CONsole Room Guest of Honour, Sophie Aldred. He returned to the role in the television movie in 1997, passing on the keys to the TARDIS to Paul McGann. Sylvester has reprised the role many times since, including in numerous Big Finish audio plays, the comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, and, most recently, in the 2022 special “The Power of the Doctor.”
We are so excited to welcome Sylvester to CONsole Room for the first time for our year 11 convention!

Final Reminders for CONsole Room 2023

Image Caption: “We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one.” – The 11th Doctor

WHO is excited for CONsole Room 2023? We’re just one final day away!

In our last broad update before the convention, review our guest list (with one final addition!), check out our guide to the convention, see reminders on important information about hotel parking, and more.

We’re so glad you’ve chosen to spend the weekend with us, whether in person or virtually. If you haven’t registered yet, you can still join us in person (visit Registration when you arrive) or virtually by registering for a CYBERMITE or CYBERMAN virtual registration.

Power up your sonic screwdriver, strap on your vortex manipulator, and get ready to have a blast online or in person this weekend. Allons-y!


We’re excited to announce our final Guest of Honour, Caitlin Blackwood! Caitlin is most well-known in the Doctor Who universe for playing Young Amy Pond.

You can learn more about our current guest list on our GUESTS page.


Autographs and Photographs are now available for purchase for in person and virtual attendees!

Please review the information on our website about ordering, as the steps differ a little depending on how you are joining us.

You can learn more on our AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTOGRAPH page.

For those of you used to the hotel we’ve been using for the past decade – and those joining us for the first time! – please take the time to review the information below for updates on hotel operating procedures.

Parking at the Hotel
Parking in the hotel parking lot is FREE for all CONsole Room attendees. In 2023 the hotel is implementing a new paid parking system – you will likely see signs throughout the parking lot with QR codes guiding you to a parking website – but parking is FREE for CONsole Room attendees. In order to access the free parking, please make sure to stop by Registration soon after your arrival at the hotel to receive access to our free parking code.

Cash vs. Cashless Amenities
The hotel has moved to a (nearly) fully cashless system.

CASHLESS: If you plan to eat at the hotel bar/restaurant, you will need to either charge your meal to your room (if you are staying overnight at the hotel) or use a credit or debit card.

CASH ONLY: Please note that the cash bars in our convention space (by or in the ballroom on the second floor) on Thursday (for VIPs), Friday, and Saturday nights will only accept cash.

Our website contains all the information you need to navigate the convention this weekend, either in person or virtually. Visit our Guide to CONsole Room 2023 to find in-person room hours and gain an understanding of our hybrid layout.

Some highlights for this weekend are below, but make sure to continue to explore the pages underneath “What to Expect” in our website menu to learn more about the convention!


Our schedule for CONsole Room 2023 is up and available on our website! Take a look at what you can expect in just a few more days.

View the SCHEDULE online.

Please note that CYBERMAN and CYBERMITE links will be sent directly from Eventbrite to in person and virtual attendees Thursday or Friday.


As a reminder, if you are joining us in person please make sure you have reviewed our 2023 COVID-19 policy so that you know what to expect when you arrive at our convention.

Thank you for continuing to support our convention and this community! We look forward to seeing you all in just a few days, whether in person or virtually..


Our Charity Auction supports CONsole Room’s partner, the Geek Partnership Society. Bidding will be online and available to in person and virtual attendees.

Learn more and access the auction by visiting the GPS PAGE on our website.


We have three #WhoItYourself special events this year – Build-Your-Own Hydroponics Workshop (FREE), Seed Art Activity, and Painting with Plasmavores – and registration is open.

Learn more on our WHOITYOURSELF page, or register now through SQUARE.


Our commemorative shirts are again available to order, now through January 31! Don’t miss this opportunity for a wearable memory celebrating this year’s convention – and all the years leading up to it.

Please note that any shirts ordered at this time will not ship until after the convention.

Learn more on our COMMEMORATIVE SHIRT PAGE or order now through CUSTOMINK.


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.

Learn more on our ENAMEL PINS page, or order now through SQUARE.