Yard Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, July 13, 2024

Are you finding that your storage issues will only be solved by having your very own TARDIS?  Does it feel like your possessions are starting to possess you?  Would you like to be able to have more space and help out the best Doctor Who convention in the Twin Cities at the same time?

Bring your books, your comics, your action figures, your models, your costumes, along with anything else you’d like to get rid of to the CONsole Room Community Garage Sale, taking place Saturday, July 13, 2024!  Anything that’s sold as part of the garage sale that day will help fund CONsole Room 2025. At the end of the day, any “fandom” items remaining will be donated to the Geek Partnership Society (@GeekPS) for their ongoing auctions. All other remaining items will be donated to Goodwill, Savers, and/or other local donation locations.

To Donate Stuff: please fill out this form so we know what to expect. Plan to bring your items that Saturday morning between 8am and 9:30am to the sale location.

To Lend Tables: please fill out this form. Plan to drop off tables earlier that week, or on Saturday morning with your other donations.

To Volunteer: please fill out this form. We can always use more people for set up and tear down, as well as people throughout the day to help visitors and reset stuff. Volunteering for this event counts as hours towards volunteering at the convention as well! 

#WIY LIVE Time of the Doctor is July 31

Don’t wait for January to join in on some Doctor Who fun! Our latest #WhoItYourself LIVE event “Time of the Doctor” starts at 6PM central time on Saturday, July 31, with pre-event content launching all week starting Tuesday, July 27!

Keep reading to learn more about how you can get involved in and be prepared for our day of fun, as well as see the full schedule below:

Where to Tune In

Our panels will be streaming live in our YouTube channel.

Share how you’re celebrating on Twitter and our #WhoItYourself Community Facebook Group using #WIYTimeOfTheDoctor.

Pre-Flight Schedule

Our “Time of the Doctor” event may only be a few hours, but we have content launching all week leading up to the event! Please note that TIMED EVENTS (in blue) will be happening live at the listed time. All PRE-RECORDED EVENTS (in red) will be shared at the scheduled time on social media channels.

See what you can expect below:

  • Tuesday, July 27, 5:00 PM CDT | Chat with CONsole Room Co-Chairs
    Chat live with CONsole Room co-chairs Jason Tucker and Amber Raden to hear more about CONsole Room 2022 and #WhoItYourself LIVE events throughout 2021. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about CONsole Room and what’s coming and have them answered live.
  • Wednesday, July 28, 12PM CDT | Radio Play Launch: Galaxy Four, Episode 1
    The CONsole Room Radio Players return with a new radio production of Doctor Who story “Galaxy Four.”
  • Thursday, July 29, 12PM CDT | Radio Play Launch: Galaxy Four, Episode 2
    Listen to a radio play of episode two of “Galaxy Four”, presented by the CONsole Room Radio Players.
  • Friday, July 30, 12PM CDT | Radio Play Launch: Galaxy Four, Episode 3
    Listen to a radio play of episode three of “Galaxy Four”, presented by the CONsole Room Radio Players.

“Time of the Doctor” Schedule

Please note that TIMED EVENTS (in blue) will be happening live at the listed time. All PRE-RECORDED EVENTS (in red) will be shared at the scheduled time on social media channels.

Not available when a panel or activity launches? Not to worry! While you might miss out on some of the live interaction, all posts and videos will still be available later when you are able to join us.

  • 6:00 PM CDT | Radio Play Launch: Galaxy Four, Episode 4
    Directed by: Ben Ellis
    Cast: Matt Bjorkman, Meg Bjorkman, Joe Erickson, JoEllen Erickson, Jennifer Jo Peck, Carly Schumacher, Jon Sloan

    The CONsole Room Radio Players return with the fourth and final episode of Doctor Who story “Galaxy Four.” Tune in to the exciting conclusion to begin your evening of events!
  • 7:30 PM | WIY Celestial Game Makers
    Panelists: Nick Seidler, Libby Shea, John Till
    Our experienced gaming panelists will be discussing designing and playing Doctor Who board and role playing games (RPG).
  • 9:00 PM | Doctor Who Jeopardy
    This is Doctor Who! Wrap up the day with a fun game of Doctor Who-themed Jeopardy.

Learn more about our “WIY Celestial Game Makers” Panelists:


Nick Seidler is a writer and gamer.  He is co-author to the book “Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America” and has contributed to various other works including the “Outside In” series.  Nick has worked professionally writing and editing role-playing games and is the editor of the fanzine “The Diary of Doctor Who Role-Playing Games”.  His own Doctor Who RPG campaign is now in its 36th year of play with over 4860 adventures played and it is still going strong.  He also helps design fan-made Doctor Who games that appear at cons such as Console Room and Chicago TARDIS.  He’s hopes you enjoy gaming too.


Libby Shea is a gamer, writer, and fan-made board game creator. She has written for “Outside In Takes a Stab”, as well as contributed to “Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America” and the “Diary of Doctor Who Role-Playing Games” fanzine. She is the Chicago TARDIS Game Room Lead and has created/worked on several original fan-made games specifically for the convention. In her personal time, she plays in and Game Masters for a long-running Doctor Who RPG campaign.


John Till is the author of the Strange Stars Fate Rule Book, available at DriveThruRPG.com, currently writing and playtesting the Fate of Tekumel RPG, and co-founder of Saturday Night Space Opera, a monthly SF RPG event for Twin Cities fans. He has run the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG many times, and is proud to be running an all-LGBTQ campaign using the Star Trek Adventures RPG which has been running for more than two years now.

Making Your Day Extra Special

Expand on your experience with some of our on-demand content to add a little something extra special to your day. Take a look at our list below:

Coloring Pages

Need some coloring time to unwind? Our coloring pages have always been very popular at both CONsole Room and at the outreach events we have hosted outside of our convention. Bring that experience home by printing these out to color by hand or color digitally, then share on social media to add your art to our digital wall.

Mix Your Own Mocktails

We are very proud of the top notch refreshment experience we offer both through our ConSuite at our convention, as well as at some of our Who-themed experiences outside of CONsole Room. Bring a piece of that magic into your home during the event with some of our tried-and-true non-alcoholic beverage recipes!

Give to the Max Day 2020

Did you know that CONsole Room is created by Console Room Events, a Minnesota-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization? We are a completely volunteer-run event and our funding comes entirely from ticket sales for our event and generous donations from people like you.

While our 8th annual convention will be virtual and free for all to attend (please read the full announcement on our website), there are still some costs involved. We are using Give to the Max day on Thursday, November 19 – a day dedicated to supporting nonprofits throughout Minnesota – to help share some insight and awareness around CONsole Room and what we have been working on to share with this wonderful growing community. As we head into the final months of planning before the 2021 convention, we ask that you consider supporting our local convention in any way you are able to so that we can continue to bring you the best Doctor Who convention, and ongoing community engagement, that we can.

How to Get Involved:

  • Visit our Give to the Max donation page to gift a tax deductible donation to Console Room Events. Any amount is helpful, and we’ve made some special digital thank you gifts just for you that you can use during our virtual convention in January!
    • Tip: Don’t forget your passport! Get a peek at – and a head start on – some of the January fun we have planned by finding this special image on our organization page.
    • Learn more about Give to the Max Day by visiting the GiveMN website.
  • Tune in for a LIVE discussion on Facebook with the CONsole Room co-chairs, Jason and Amber, on Thursday, November 19 at 7PM central time to get a peek into what’s ahead for CONsole Room 2021 and to ask any questions you have about the upcoming virtual event!
  • Consider becoming a CONsole Room volunteer! Our volunteer interest form is always available on our website.
  • Spread the word! Invite friends and family to the CONsole Room 2021 event on Facebook, follow us on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube), share what you’re most looking forward to at our 2021 event using #CONsoleRoom2021, and more.