2012 Mainstage

05:45 pm House Doors Open
06:00pm – 07:00pm Mark Time Radio Show
07:00pm – 08:00pm Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 CONvergence: Wonder Women
08:30pm – 09:30pm Marian Call
10:00pm – 11:30pm Girls Gone Smackdown!
Midnight – ? The Future Was Then: Retro Dance
12:00 DJ SLT (retro, remixes)
01:00 DJ Spider (retro, remixes, mash-ups)
02:00 DJs Nitrogen and noise (retro, remixes, remakes
10:45am House Doors open
11:00am – 12:30pm Sophie Aldred Panel
02:45pm House Doors Open
03:00pm – 04:00pm The Dork Forest Podcast-Recorded LIVE!
05:15pm House Door Open
05:30pm – 06:30pm Steam Century presents the Fourth Annual Steampunk Fashion Expo
07:00pm – 08:00pm Jackie Kashian Comedy show
08:30pm – 09:30pm Joseph Scrimshaw’s Verbing The Noun
10:00pm – 11:00pm Vilification Tennis
Midnight – ? Electrafixiation: Sound as a Weapon
12:00 o2 (theme-based dance music)
01:00 DJ Nitrogen (darkwave, industrial)
02:00 Super-Industrial Tag Team (industrial, goth, electro, synthpop, future-pop)
09:00am – 10:00am Masquerade -Participant’s Orientation-Mainstage
11:00am – 03:00pm Masquerade -Workmanship Judging -GREEN ROOM
11:00am – 03:00pm Masquerade -Technical Rehearsal-Mainstage
06:30pm House Doors Open
07:00pm – 08:00pm CONvergence presents :The Masquerade
08:00pm – 08:45pm Stand Up! Records presents The Masquerade “Half -Time Comics” show
09:00pm – 09:30pm Masquerade Awards Show
10:30pm – ? Pulse: The Beat Keeps Us Going
10:30 Strobe-Free Science-Fiction Dance (geek music)
12:00 Spider (house, electro, dubstep, mash-up)
01:00 Fenris (hardstyle, hard trance)
02:00 Starfive (electro, trance)
03:00 dv8 (hard electro, dubstep)
04:00 noise (psytrance, goa)
01:00pm – 02:30pm Gallowglass Irish Trio Reunion
04:30pm House Doors Open
04:45pm – 05:00pm Live Action Set presents….
05:00pm – 06:30pm Closing Ceremonies of the 2012 CONvergence: Wonder Women

2012 Featured Performers

CONvergence 2012 is proud to announce the following Featured Performers.

Marian CallMarian Call

Musical Performance

Thursday July 5th
08:30pm – 09:30pm

Marian Call delivers whimsical Alaskan folk funk for the Coffee Counter-Culture. She sounds a little like Joni Mitchell & Regina Spektor raising the child of Jason Mraz & Erin McKeown. Call’s sound is always soulful, honest, and clever, loved by all types — computer geeks, church ladies, teenage thugs, NPR listeners, and urban hipsters worldwide. She has toured all 50 United States and most of Canada, yet despite her incessant touring stays rooted in Alaska for inspiration. On October 1, 2011, Call released her much-anticipated fan-funded double album Something Fierce.

Jackie Kashian


Friday July 6th
07:00pm – 08:00pm

Jackie has been a national touring comic for over 15 years. She has her own half hour special on Comedy Central, was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, and has been on This American Life with Ira Glass. A native of Milwaukee, WI , Jackie discovered her love of stand-up comedy while attending The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was soon given stage time at a club operated by Bill Kinison (brother of stand-up legend Sam Kinison) five nights a week. Her grades suffered but her comedy flourished.

Her latest CD, “It is Never Going to Be Bread” was one of the top ten comedy albums on Amazon in 2010. She has a weekly podcast, The Dork Forest, where she interviews people about their obsessions.

The LA Weekly: “Jackie Kashian is like the comic next door – if the comic next door is prone to acutely hilarious family stories” (her podcast – The Dork Forest is) “dependably entertaining.”

ABC Australia: “The gem of the night was Jackie Kashian. Her droll, perceptive description of her family was hilarious.”

Minneapolis Star Tribune “[her comedy] is that rare, wonderful combination: smart and funny.”

And from Perth’s newspaper: -The West Australian, called her “whipsmart.”

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