Parties

Parties are a cornerstone of CONvergence culture and open to all registered members of the convention. Who knew you could transform a hotel room into a fallout shelter, a toaster, a zombie bar or the U.S.S. Enterprise? Try a mystical snack, play an alien game, or even enjoy a mercenary beverage! Just show your convention badge as you cross each threshold into a dazzling new world, brought to you by the talent and generosity of our amazing party hosts!


You must be a registered member of CONvergence to attend CONvergence 2016 parties.

CONvergence 2016 Parties

During the convention, the Hotel’s 38 poolside cabanas are transformed into incredible themed parties with something for everyone.

Cabana Map

Purple Party Room – Cabana 103

Honoring the purple reign of Prince. Let’s go crazy all weekend long, party like it’s 1999, in your raspberry beret.

  • Friday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 12:00am

Rocky Horror Party Room – Cabana 104

Unconventional Conventionists! You’re invited to witness a breakthrough in party-chemical research! And paradise is to be ours! Join Twin Cities Rocky Horror cast Transvestite Soup for games, libations and do the Time Warp again!

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Sunday 11:00am – 2:00pm

Vice City – Cabana 105

Vice City is a celebration of what old-style video games, and their visions of our future destinations! This is relaxed, social, and non-elitist and safe atmosphere for game-players of all skill levels. Come play anything from Muscle March to Puzzle Fighter, head down memory lane, and just have fun.

  • Thursday 6:30pm – 1:30am
  • Friday 6:30pm – 1:30am
  • Saturday 6:30pm – 2:00am
  • Sunday 5:00pm – 9:30pm

The Lillith – Cabana 106

The Lillith is back, with more pirates, party games and powerful drink to entertain con-goers! Join us as we battle the Queen’s navy with our beer pong cannons and drink your fill of the strongest grog on the seven seas (or some not-strong-at-all grog, for the responsible)!

  • Friday 7:00pm – 2:00am
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 2:00am
  • Sunday 7:00pm – 2:00am

Star Trek Mirror Universe – Cabana 107

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with the Evil Empire. Visit with crew members and sample some colorful libations. Step next door into the USS Enterprise for more fun.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 7:00pm – 1:00am
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 1:00am

United Federation of Planets – Cabana 108

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek aboard the USS Enterprise. Visit with crew members and sample square food. How about Trek Trivia or other games? Step next door into the mirror universe if you dare.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 7:00pm – 1:00am
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 1:00am

Thirty Years in Fandom – Cabana 109

Thirty years ago I got involved in fandom for the first time, so it’s time to celebrate that Anniversary! We’ll be celebrating with old things and new things: Worldcons from Finland and elsewhere, Steven Universe, Hamilton, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Comics, Space Unicorns, and whatever else.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 12:00am

GPS Clubhouse – Cabana 110

Join GPS and our various clubs (Crafty Geek, Geeks Read, Read the Book-See the Movie, United Geek of Gaming….) as we celebrate all things geek. Plus Mashed Potatoes!

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 12:00am

Bilbo Baggins Bag End – Cabana 123

Come visit ‘Bag End’,. Enjoy a quiet atmosphere, have some tea & seed cake.Open afternoon (and eve) hours. Children’s birthday party for Bilbo on Friday

  • Thursday 9:00pm – 1:00am
  • Friday 2:00pm – 4:00pm (children’s party)
  • Friday 9:00pm – 1:00am
  • Saturday 9:00pm – 1:00am
  • Sunday 11:00am – 1:00pm

Campaign CONvergence – Cabana 125

Come meet your candidates for this year’s evil presidential election. Ask the candidates your questions, cast your vote, and play games for prizes. We toast the winner on Saturday evening. Sponsored by the Guild of calamitous intent. –Vote Early, Vote Often–

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 1:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 12:00am

The E-Tank – Cabana 126

A gaming themed room featuring speedruns and gameplay clips, with Game themed drinks. Displays, lights and game music played throughout the con.

  • Friday 9:00pm – 2:00am
  • Saturday 9:00pm – 2:00am

Anime Fusion – Cabana 127

Revisit classic anime and discover new favorites with the convention that spans the ages. Whether you’re just getting into anime or haven’t dusted off those old VHS tapes in years, there’s a place for you at Anime Fusion. Stop in, watch some anime, and let us grill you a cheese.

  • Thursday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Saturday 6:00pm – 10:00pm

The Anime Lounge – Cabana 128

Come down and see what Anime Twin Cities is doing after Anime Detour Wraps up. Watch some AMV’s, enjoy some Girl Scout Cookies and Grab a bag of popcorn.

  • Thursday 7:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 6:00pm – 1:00am
  • Saturday 6:00pm – 1:00am

Barista Girl and Pancake Mouse – Cabana 129

We are and will be the definition of fun and games, and will surround everyone with an aura of fun, the entire time. The return of Barista Girl with her new friend Pancake Mouse of Pancake Mouse Studios. We are excited to bring it back, bigger and better than ever and, for the first time, in an actual Cabana where you can eat, drink and play, say hello to Barista Girl, and get re Acquainted with her and her friends.

  • Thursday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday 12:00pm – 1:00am
  • Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00am
  • Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Vault 131 – Cabana 131

Escape the wastelands in our retro-futuristic lounge, complete with refreshing libations and live music inspired by our predecessors’ hope for the future and the promises of technology. Don’t miss out on our signature drink – The Atomic Blast.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 12:00am

Assassin’s Guild – Cabana 201

Come and join the Assassins’ Guild for mystery, mayhem, merriment & murder. Games? Foam sword boffing? OBVIOUSLY! And even some DDR. Come and join us for refreshment and only light twisted insanity.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 1:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 1:00am
  • Sunday TBD

MacStallion’s Distillery – Cabana 202

Escape to the Highlands for a shot of Scurvy Curing Oral Tonic. The secret ingredient is more rum! (and juice, and rum and juice and rum and juice and rum)

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 2:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 2:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 2:00am

Captain Kirk’s House of Ill-Repute! – Cabana 203

The partying-est Captain in the galaxy is back! Join us for some 2-fisted punch and ill-repute!

  • Friday 7:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 12:00am

Planet Express – Cabana 204

Good news everyone! I.C. Weiner invites all CON-goers to join the Planet Express crew to get blasted and blast off to the year 3000!! (It’s like hee-haw with lasers.)

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 7:00pm – 4:00am
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 11:59pm
  • Sunday 12:00am – 4:00am

Millieway – Cabana 205

Come and enjoy milk shots (over 40 different flavors) and cookies while watching Arthur’s and Ford’s travels across the universe. Please bring your best and worst poetry on Friday and Saturday for Vogon poetry for a chance to win prizes.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 12:00am

Fandom Scouts – Cabana 206

The Fandom Scouts are dedicated to making fandom a safer, more fun space for everybody. Come join us in our blanket fort, earn a merit badge or two, eat a s’more, and do some arts and crafts.

  • Friday 7:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 1:00am

Wonderland Tea Party – Cabana 207

Come down the rabbit hole again this year. Once again we will be having many treats along with plinko and a raffle each night.

  • Friday 10:00pm – 2:00am
  • Saturday 10:00pm – 2:00am

Spartan Armory – Cabana 209

THIS IS CONVERGENCE! Where we lay down arms to see drinks filled and spirits lifted. Athenians and Persians welcome.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 12:00am

Eolian / Legend of Zelda – Cabana 210

Live musicians wanted Thursday and Friday; see if you can earn your Talent Pipes at the Eolian! On Saturday enjoy some Lon Lon Milk while you smash a pot or two.

  • Thursday 7:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 7:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 1:00am
  • Sunday 7:00pm – 12:00am

Ochaya – Cabana 224

Ochaya is once again happy to serve you a variety of different teas and snacks per night. Our quiet little room is a brief stop on the winding road of party rooms, or a several hour vacation in the dizzying sea of CONvergence. Stop by and stay a while.

  • Thursday 7:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 7:00pm – 1:00am
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 1:00am

Monsters Vs Mechs: Attack On CoreCon City! – Cabana 225

CoreCon City is under siege and needs your help! We’re looking for good Mech Pilots to combat the giant Monster incursion. Help stop the Monsters in their tracks and prevent the destruction of CoreCon City! We’ll have DJ Vuker, games, and papercraft. Plus, get your own Monsters Vs Mechs Fight Poster!

  • Thursday 5:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 5:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 5:00pm – 12:00am

Class E – Cabana 226

At Class E it doesn’t matter if you are a quadruped or pilot the Nebuchadnezzar; everyone is welcome! Stop on by for Hor d’Oeuvres served all night, and real cocktails after 10:00pm. All Ages welcome between 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Always remember, as long as you feel Classy, you are Class E.

  • Thursday 7:00pm – 1:00am
  • Friday 7:00pm – 2:00am
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 2:00am

Skepchick Space Lab – Cabana 227

The Skepchick Space Lab will be in orbit all day long with science experiments and demos for all ages, plus salon-style discussions. In the evenings, we’ll have drinks made of space-age materials, Periodic Table Bingo games with prizes, and probably spontaneous dancing. Gravity optional.

  • Thursday 12:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 12:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 12:00pm – 12:00am

Gaylaxicon 2016 and CONsole Room – Cabana 228

Gaylaxicon 2016 and CONsole Room, two local science fiction conventions, jointly hosting a party room at CONvergence 2016. Gaylaxicon 2016 will host an ice cream social on Friday night with games and trivia contests, and CONsole Room will host a Dr. Who room on Saturday night.

  • Friday 7:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 12:00am

The Royal Manticoran Navy – Cabana 229

The Royal Manticoran Navy proudly requests that you tour the best ship in the fleet. With Honor Harrington you are really going places. Travel in luxury with hot chocolate, complete with a selection of adult additives and tasty snacks. Share your adventures with our friendly crew. The ship is also armed with a full complement of Missile Pod shots. Do it with Honor, and Roll Pods responsibly.

  • Thursday 7:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 7:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 12:00am

Fearless Adventures in Comedy – Cabana 230

Join Fearless Comedy Productions in the adventure of a convention! Do some fearless challenges, get a fearless photo, drink a fearless drink. Badge ribbons? You bet.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 1:00am, possibly some daytime hours
  • Friday 8:00pm – 1:00am, possibly some daytime hours
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 1:00am, possibly some daytime hours
  • Sunday possibly some daytime hours

Mos Icee Cantina – Cabana 231

The mighty Jabba has once again traveled to Minnesota to offer his Icees to CON-goers. Cool off your travels and stop by for an old favorite.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 1:00am

VHU Stick a stake in us…we’re done! – Cabana 232

Help us go out with a BANG! Celebrate 15 years of VHU CONvergence room parties with one last shindig. We will bring back our favorite things from the past 14 parties and add a few new twists on some old favorites. Stick a stake in us…we’re done.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 12:00am

Party to the Max logo prevParty Etiquette

Here are some great tips from Professor Max to make your CONvergence partying fun and rewarding for everyone!

  • It’s polite to leave a tip if you eat or drink anything at a party. Planning to visit a lot of CONvergence parties over the span of the weekend? Come to the convention armed with a stack of $1 bills to tip parties!
  • Say Hello to everyone in the room! Parties are about meeting people and socializing, so don’t be shy! Whether you’re hopping from room to room or camped in one party for the night, a friendly greeting is often the start of a great conversation!
  • Help keep the party area clean! If you see some trash on the floor or abandoned on a table, do the party hosts and the convention a favor by picking it up.
  • Be mindful of traffic. CONvergence parties can get very busy, so try not to crowd the doors or impede traffic in the hallways. If someone asks for your photo, try to step out of the busy traffic area to take it!
  • Always be respectful. Whether at a party or throughout the rest of the convention, always be respectful of others. Remember that costumes are not consent for touching, grabbing, or harassment. For more information, please see the CONvergence Harassment Policy.
  • Thank the party hosts!  CONvergence party hosts put countless hours and resources into throwing an awesome party at CONvergence! If you enjoy their party, make sure to thank them for their efforts!

Host a Party

Got a creative idea for a themed party at CONvergence? To learn how you can host a party of your own at CONvergence 2016, check out the Host a Party page.

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