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.
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!
Our TARDIS Tours have been an exhilarating way to spend a day with fellow Doctor Who fans in Minnesota for the past two years. While COVID is keeping us from gathering in person this year, we’re excited to be bringing the TARDIS’ to you in this new, virtual format.
Don’t leave the breaks on! Our #WhoItYourself LIVE event “TARDIS Day” starts at 9AM central time on Saturday, July 11. Take a journey with us on the CONsole Room Facebook page and Twitter throughout the day as we travel virtually to TARDIS’ all around Minnesota. New TARDIS’ will materialize every 15 minutes, with activities and snack breaks built in, just like the real deal!
TIP: Follow along with our EXPLORER TRAVEL LOG to make sure you get the most out of your digital travels!
Our convention committee has been so excited to share LIVE events with you over the past few weeks, and tomorrow is our biggest one yet!
Our #WhoItYourself LIVE event “Day of the Doctor” starts at 9AM central time on Saturday, June 27 and brings you a full day filled with some of the unique, exciting ways CONsole Room celebrates not only the Doctor Who universe but also the fans who help bring this universe to life. Our schedule of events include activities, discussions, live panels, a tweet-along, a virtual Masquerade, and so much more!
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:
While much of our day is designed for live interaction across our social media channels, there are a few things you can do on your own, too, to share or add a little something extra special to your day. Take a look at our list below:
We have always enjoyed celebrating the creativity of cosplayers through the Costume Showcase and Hall Costume Contest at our convention. During our “Day of the Doctor” event, we will have dedicated space for you to share videos or photos of your own cosplay throughout the day!
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 this weekend 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 this weekend with some of our tried-and-true non-alcoholic beverage recipes!
No matter how you would prefer to get involved, we have options for you! Take a look at our schedule below to plan out your day. Please note that all times are in central time.
Please note that TIMED EVENTS (in blue) will be happening live at the listed time. All ACTIVITIES (in red) will be started as posts on our social media channels between panels listed below.
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.
ACTIVITY: Share Your Coloring Page Share pictures of your creations in this post so we can decorate our virtual walls with color.
9:00 AM | Welcome from the CONsole Room Co-Chairs Tune in for a brief, live welcome message from the CONsole Room co-chairs as we talk through what to expect from the day and can answer any questions you have.
ACTIVITY: Introduce Yourself Introduce yourself to your fellow Whovians from all around the world and share how you discovered Doctor Who.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Costuming the Doctor Panelists: T Aaron Cisco, Kiah Nelson, Kat Pepmiller, Amber Raden Whether you’re creating your cosplay from scratch or through thrift store finds, join us to learn great cosplay tips and hear stories from our cosplayers.
ACTIVITY: Digital Masquerade Share videos or photos of your own cosplay for this digital Masquerade!
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Radio Play: The Celestial Toymaker Cast: Ben Ellis, Meg Bjorkman, David Norris, Riki Gee, Earl Luckes, Matt Bjorkman, Susie Guille, Phillip Gordon The play is the thing! Join our cast as they take us on an audio journey into this First Doctor story. There will be time for Q&A and discussion at the end.
ACTIVITY: Caption This! Share a caption or two (or more!) on the photos we’ll be sharing (and please remember to keep it family friendly!)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Comic Creators of Doctor Who, Featuring Christopher Jones and Katy Rex Moderator: Dave Wheeler Doctor Who may have started on the small screen, but it’s expanded far beyond the screen’s four corners. Join us as we discuss Chris’ and Katy’s work in creating Doctor Who comics and their journey bringing the Doctor to the printed page.
ACTIVITY: One Word Story Add one word at a time to create a Who-related story as a community (and please remember to keep it family friendly!)
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Tea Time Roundtable Discussion You’ve had a day full of Doctor Who-related content, now join fellow fans on Zoom for an open discussion for all to talk about Who. Join on Zoom through this link using password “nomore”
ACTIVITY: TARDIS Forced Perspective Photo Challenge Get ready for our Virtual TARDIS Tour on July 11 by participating in a photo challenge! Learn more about forced perspective with our video, then take a picture of your own in preparation for our next #WhoItYourself LIVE Event – our virtual TARDIS Tour!
4:15 PM | Closing Message from CONsole Room Co-Chairs Tune in for a brief live message from our co-chairs about the day and what’s coming next.
7:00 PM | Day of the Doctor Tweet-Along Prop up your feet, pop some popcorn, and relax by joining us for a live Tweet-Along of the 50th Anniversary episode “Day of the Doctor.” Please note that we will not be streaming this episode live. To participate in the Tweet-Along, we ask all participants to start streaming or playing their own copy of the episode when we start at 7PM, then either follow #WIYDayOfTheDoctor on Twitter or join in the conversation in the #WhoItYourself Community Facebook Group as we share thoughts and reactions about the episode.