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!


CONvergence 2017 Parties

During the convention, the Hotel’s 38 poolside cabanas are transformed into incredible themed parties with something for everyone. You must be a registered member of CONvergence to attend CONvergence 2017 parties.

Cabana Map

First Floor

Clash of the Wonder Warriors – Presented by the Xenaversity of MN – Cabana 102

Amazon vs. Amazon. Heroine vs. Heroine. It’s Wonder Woman vs. Xena in this amazingly super race! Just complete a scavenger hunt bingo card and you can use that entry to choose who YOU want to win. The ultimate winner will be revealed 11:00pm on Saturday and prizes will be drawn at random for all entries – including paid registration for 2018 CONvergence! You don’t want to miss these Women of Wonder battling for the crown!

  • Thursday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Friday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Saturday 8:00pm – Midnight

Earworm – Cabana 103

You must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Another mind killer are those songs that burrow into your head and get stuck there. That’s why we want to celebrate and have a whole weekend of those glorious earworms! Our Earworms are geared to get you dancing to those songs that never leave your brain. You’ll never give us up or get us out of your head.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Friday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Saturday 8:00pm – Midnight

Rocky Horror Party – 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 – Midnight
  • Friday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Saturday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Sunday 11:00am – 2:00pm

Vice City – Cabana 105

Vice City is a celebration of old-style video games, and their visions of our future destinations! This is relaxed, social, and non-elitist 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

The Lillith – Cabana 106

Ahoy, me Hearties! The Lillith is back, but with a little twist this year. Batten down the hatches and come party with pirates, battle the Queen’s navy with our beer pong cannons, and get photographed with a dashing pirate! Savvy?

  • Thursday 7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Friday 7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 11:00pm

USS Enterprise – Cabana 107

What better way to explore Infinity than aboard the USS Enterprise? You never know who will be aboard her, and this year has some interesting surprises! Stop by for a visit and a libation with the crew of the USS Nokomis.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Friday 7:00pm – Midnight
  • Saturday 7:00pm – Midnight

Dominic Toretto’s House Party– Cabana 108

Modeled after the house party after the race in the first Fast and Furious. Supercut of the best scenes will be playing on loop, racecar/slotcar track, corona and tuna sandwiches (no crust of course), cosplay of Dom and Brian.

  • Thursday 08:00pm – Midnight
  • Friday 09:00pm – 01:00am
  • Saturday 09:00pm – 01:00am

Fandom Scouts – Cabana 109

The Fandom Scouts are back with S’Mores and the best blanket fort this side of the galaxy. Come stop by to do some coloring, weave a friendship bracelet, and make yourself a merit badge to show just what a good Scout you are!

  • Friday 7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 1:00am

GPS Clubhouse – Cabana 110

We were born to make poetry! Do you have an inner poet you’d like to let out? Song lyrics stuck in your head? Is a fridge simply not enough space to compose your masterpiece? If you said yes, stop by the GPS party room for giant fridge poetry!

  • Thursday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Friday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Saturday 8:00pm – Midnight

Bilbo Baggins’ Bag End – Cabana 123

Welcome to a little corner of Middle Earth. At Bag End, you can step into a hobbit hole, and have a spot of tea, a nibble of seed cake, and a chat with the residents of the Shire. A place for quiet conversation (no alcohol – kid friendly), or just find a place to curl up and read. Children’s birthday party for Bilbo on Friday, open afternoon hours on Sat and Sun.

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

The Iceberg Lounge – Cabana 124

It’s simple.
CONvergence is hot. July is hot, and sometimes, it feels like we’re melting. We are the solution.
Melting? Come cool off.

  • Thursday 7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Friday 7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Campaign CONvergence – Cabana 125

Come vote for your next evil overlord! Meet the candidates, ask your questions, cast your vote, and play games for prizes. Don’t forget, on Saturday Night we’ll raise a champagne toast to our victor!
(Sponsored by the Guild of Calamitous Intent.)
-Vote Early, Vote Often-

  • Thursday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Friday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Saturday 8:00pm – Midnight

The Bunker – Cabana 127

Family don’t end in blood. Come celebrate your favorite brothers, along with their angel and demon sidekicks. Take a “stab” at slaying a yellow eyed demon, test out your hunter skills by naming the sigel, celebrate Demon Dean in a bout of SPN karaoke or add your own entry in “Dad’s Journal” that will be delivered by your hosts to your favorite Supernatural stars at the 2017 Supernatural Creation Con here in Minneapolis in August! (21+)

  • Thursday 7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Friday 7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 11:00pm

The E-Tank – Cabana 128

Come join for console gaming, game music, perler giveaways, and 21+ Drinks!

  • Thursday 8:30pm – 2:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 2:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 2:00am

Anime Fusion – Cabana 129

Revisit classic anime and discover new favorites with the convention that celebrates both. 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 excellent anime, and let us grill you a cheese!

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

Anime Twin Cities – Cabana 130

Come and Party with the group that produces Anime Detour! AMV’s, Anime and snacks galore!

  • Thursday 6:00pm – Midnight
  • Friday 6:00pm – 1:00am
  • Saturday 6:00pm – 1:00am

Vault 131 – Cabana 131

Escape the wastelands in our retro-futuristic lounge, complete with refreshing libations and 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 – Midnight
  • Friday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Saturday 8:00pm – Midnight

Second Floor

The Continental Hotel (Assassin’s Guild) – Cabana 201

Seated in the lap of luxury this historic establishment offers its comforts and atmosphere to only the most discerning of clientele. This is a place of meeting and professional discourse. As such no business may be conducted on continental property. All who enter do so as associates and shall meet in peace and civility. Please join us for refreshment, entertainment (Movies, Music, DDR), games, and pleasant company. Find information on the Guild’s events, such as the foam sword combat tournament, or perhaps pick up a contract or two. Here at The Continental we are all friends.

  • Thursday 8:00pm – Midnight (Or later)
  • Friday 8:00pm – 1:00am (Or later)
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 1:00am (Or later)
  • Sunday Open on and off all day and night.

MacStallions Distillery – Cabana 202

Escape to the Highlands for a little Highland Fling! Or maybe you’re more traditional and prefer 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

Planet Express – Cabana 203

Good news everyone! Futurama won’t be cancelled this year! The crew of the Planet Express is proud to host any and all of you for another exciting CON weekend celebrating Earth Day in 3017! Everyone else asks “What If?”, we ask “Why If?”

  • Thursday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Friday 7:00pm – Midnight
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 2:00am

Salty Bets- Cabana 204

Come for booze, salt, and fighting games. Enjoy spectating the premier waifu war simulator and enjoying the newest and classic fighting games.

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

The Room of Requirement – Cabana 205

Step into the Wizarding World: visit the Hogwarts Great Hall and Platform 9 ¾. Show your house pride and see Madam Rosmerta for a Butterbeer (alcoholic or nonalcoholic) or take a chance with a potion! Even muggles are invited to help us celebrate the 20th Anniversary of all things Potter!

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 2:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 2:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 2:00am
  • Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Room Room- Cabana 206

THIS CON IS TEARING ME APART, LISA! Come hang out and watch the cult classic with us. The 6:00pm showing will be all ages, while the 8:00pm showing will be 21+ and serving drinks! Be advised this movie is rated R.

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

Wonderland Tea Party – Cabana 207

Once more down the rabbit hole we go. Come and enjoy some unusually strong tea, try your luck at our plinko board, and watch various renditions of Lewis Carol’s classic tale.

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

The Daily Bugle – Cabana 208

Welcome to the Daily Bugle – New York’s number 1 source for Spider-Man news! Stop by and meet our hard boiled journalists, as well as the villains and “heroes” of New York and have a drink! Badge Ribbons will be rewarded for pictures of Spider-Man!

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 3:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 3:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 4:00am

The Spartan Armory – Cabana 209

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

  • Thursday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Friday 8:00pm – Midnight
  • Saturday 8:00pm – Midnight

Eolian(Th/F) and Legend of Zelda(S) – Cabana 210

Memes memes memes! Get your memes here! We have the best memes! Made by real humans!

  • Thursday 7:00pm – Midnight
  • Friday 7:00pm – Midnight
  • Saturday 8:00pm – Midnight

The Lodge Room – Cabana 223

Solve quizzes using astute resourcefulness, enjoy a night detecting clues, or merely puzzle away some seconds. Travel back in time in this revolving puzzle room where you can hang for a minute, or take your time to solve all of our challenges and earn a badge ribbon!

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

Ochaya – Cabana 224

Ochaya is back again for another year of carefully selected teas, traditional snacks, casual board games, and good conversation. Stay for a minute for a quick break from the chaos or for an hour or two to play through a game and meet some new friends.

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

Secret Organization – Cabana 225

SHH, IT’S A SECRET! Come share your memes and conspiracies, or listen to music and play games.

  • Thursday 5:00pm – 1:00am
  • Friday 5:00pm – 1:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 2:00am

Class E – Cabana 226

At Class E it doesn’t matter if you are Zarkon or a Prometheus Scientist; 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 8:00pm – 1:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 2:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 2:00am

The Lair – Cabana 227

Welcome to The Lair! Secret hideout of Super Villain team “The Fist.” See one of our underground labs unseen in our New Webseries, “The Lair” by Friendship smuggler productions. streaming on GeekByNumbers and Youtube. Drinks aplenty. And if you prove your evil mettle you can earn a ribbon.

  • Thursday 9:00pm – 1:00am
  • Friday 8:00pm – 2:00am
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 2:00am

North Country Gaylaxians/CONsole Room – Cabana 228

This joint party room will be sponsored by North Country Gaylaxians LGBTQ book club and CONsole Room Twin Cities Dr. Who Convention.

  • Friday 7:00pm – Midnight
  • Saturday 7:00pm – Midnight

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 various themed drinks, shot roulette, spin and win! 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 – Midnight
  • Friday 7:00pm – 1:00am
  • Saturday 7:00pm – 1:00am

Fearless Comedy- IN SPACE – Cabana 230

Join Fearless Comedy Productions for an adventure at this convention! Do a challenge, get a badge ribbon, take a photo in front of our green screen, drink a Fearless drink and so much more! We are a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization bringing comedy to the bathed & unbathed masses!

  • Thursday 8:00pm – 1:00am, possibly some daytime hours
  • Friday 8:00pm – 1:00am, possibly some daytime hours
  • Saturday 8:00pm – 2:00am, possibly some daytime hours
  • Sunday Possibly some daytime hours

Mos Icee Cantina – Cabana 231

It can get hot on Tatooine, even at night. Stop by and enjoy a cool icee. All your favorite characters from the Star Wars universe will be there.

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

Rum & Bass – Cabana 232

Party the night away at CONvergence’s hottest mini dance festival, featuring live DJs, video game-inspired and traditional dance music (we love our Zeldastep), and free refreshments! Stop in and help us make this a CON to remember!

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

Mobile Parties

Twin Cities Geek Hydration Challenge

Look for Twin Cities Geek roaming the convention in the evenings to take the Twin Cities Geek Hydration Challenge! Spend at least 1 minute drinking a full 16oz glass of water to earn yourself one of three unique badge ribbons, up to one ribbon per day. Collect all three! #TCGh2o


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The party room guide is a legend posted outside each party room door to help you quickly and easily determine whether a party room is right for you! The legend will tell you whether a party room has identified itself as having or being:

  • Alchohol
  • Strobe Lights
  • Non-Alcoholic Refreshments
  • Kid Friendly
  • Adult Themed
  • Common Allergens
  • Loud Music
  • Other

Party Awards

New for CONvergence 2017, show your appreciation for your favorite CONvergence parties by voting in the CONvergence Party Room Awards!

CONvergence members may vote for:

  • Best CONvergence 2017 Party
  • Best CONvergence 2017 Drink
  • Best Use of CONvergence 2017 Theme (To Infinity & Beyond!)

Voting will open at 7:00pm on Thursday and close at 1:00am Sunday. The ballot box will be located in the ConSuite, or you can vote online at cvgcon.org/vote.

One ballot per badge number. Duplicate ballots and ballots without badge numbers will be ignored. Parties may not offer anything in exchange for a vote.

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Party 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 2017, check out the Host a Party page.

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